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10 Can’t-Miss Summer Festivals for Families in Indianapolis

Get ready for a summer of non-stop family fun in Indianapolis! Our guide to the “10 Can’t-Miss Summer Festivals for Families in Indianapolis” will take you on a journey through the city’s most entertaining and exciting events. From thrilling activities and mouth-watering food to captivating entertainment, we’ve got it all covered. So, buckle up and let’s dive into the ultimate family-friendly festival experience that awaits you in Indy!

10 Can’t-Miss Summer Festivals for Families in Indianapolis:

Indy Strawberry Festival

Date: June 8, 2023
Location: Monument Circle, downtown Indianapolis

The Cathedral Women of Christ Church Cathedral are delighted to announce the return of the 56th Indy Strawberry Festival to Monument Circle. The event is scheduled for Thursday, June 8, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or until supplies last. This annual festival takes place on the second Thursday of June, bringing together the community for a day of delicious treats and fun.

Indy Strawberry Festival

Italian Street Festival

Date: June 9-10, 2023
Location: Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, downtown Indianapolis

Indianapolis’ much-loved festival is back for another year! Enjoy delicious Italian food, beer, wine, and live music!

Italian Street Festival

Talbot Street Art Fair

Date: June 17-18, 2023
Location: Talbot Street (Between 16th & 20th), Indianapolis

With over 200 artists from across the nation, this juried art fair continues to be ranked as one of the finest fairs in the country. Talbot Street Art Fair is located between 16th & 20th in the historic Herron Morton Neighborhood in Indianapolis, IN.

Talbot Street Art Fair

Eiteljorg Indian Market & Festival

Date: June 24-25, 2023
Location: Eiteljorg Museum, downtown Indianapolis

Shop for jewelry, pottery, paintings, beadwork and more from more than 140 artists from across the United States and Canada. Enjoy cultural performances including music, dance and storytelling, and family art-making activities while eating fry bread and other food from local vendors.

Eiteljorg Indian Market & Festival

Hendricks County Rib-Fest & BBQ

Date: June 24, 2023
Location: Hendricks County Fairgrounds, Danville

Annual tradition featuring live entertainment, games for kids, lots of food, and fireworks! Local restaurants compete for bragging rights!


Greenwood Freedom Festival

Date: June 24, 2023
Location: Craig Park, Greenwood

As Greenwood’s marquee community event, Freedom Festival draws more than 50,000 people to Craig Park every summer to celebrate the American Spirit. Indiana’s best fireworks show is held on the last Saturday in June.

Brownsburg Lions Club July 4th Extravaganza

Date: June 28-July 4, 2023
Location: Arbuckle Acres Park, Brownsburg

Thrilling rids, fun games, and delicious food including the Brownsburg Lions Club Kitchen and Corn Tent.

Brownsburg Lions Club 2022 July 4th Extravaganza

Marion County Fair

Date: June 30-July 9, 2023
Location: Marion County Fairgrounds, Indianapolis

Fairgoers are invited to enjoy a variety of attractions including a petting zoo, live music and entertainment, queen and princess pageant, 4-H exhibits, family arts exhibits, 4-H animal competitions, fireworks (opening night), Dino-ROAR interactive dinosaur exhibit, first bite fishing tank, bear hollow chainsaw carving demos, K9 frisbee dogs, princesses and superheroes, the midway, fabulous fair food, and much more for the entire family!

Monsoon Madness

Date: July 22, 2023
Location: Roy G. Holland Park, Fishers

Beat the heat as Holland Park transforms into a pop-up water park during one of the most popular summer events featuring giant waterslides, a mini-monsoon area for little ones, live entertainment, and more!

Monsoon Madness Fishers Park Indiana

2023 Indiana State Fair

Date: July 28-August 20, 2023
Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis

The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating the Hoosier spirit and agricultural heritage. These 18 days bring all communities together to celebrate all things Indiana and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across the state, and beyond.

Indiana State Fair
Indiana State Fair

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