Short on ideas for things to do with the kids this weekend? We have you covered! Check out our picks for the top 11 things to do with kids in Indianapolis this weekend!
Kiwanis Indiana Balloon Fest
Sept. 8-10 | Monroe County Fairgrounds
Adults and kids of all ages will love seeing the impressive display of Hot Air Balloons, some in fun shapes. The 10th Annual Kiwanis Club of South Central Indiana Balloon Fest will be held September 8-10 at the Monroe County Fairgrounds in Bloomington, IN.
Zionsville Lions Club Fall Festival
Sept. 9-11 | Lions Park
Join the Zionsville Lions Club for their 69th annual fall festival. This year’s theme is “Chills & Thrills. At this fall festival, you’ll find carnival games, bounce houses, parade, arts & crafts vendors, and the American Dream Car Show. There is truly something for everyone at this event. Free.
Hoosier Hardwood Festival
Sept. 9-11 | Lions Park
The Hoosier Hardwood Festival welcomes families to come learn about the exciting & sustainable world of hardwood in Indiana while having a great time! They’ll have lumberjack competitions & shows, and lumberjack camps to teach you or your little ones some basic lumberjack skills!
Stuckey Farm Sunflower Festival
Sept. 9-11 | Stuckey Farm Orchard and Cider Mill
The Stuckey Farm Sunflower Festival will be bigger and better than ever! Imagine walking through acres of sunflowers of all shapes and varieties.
Pendleton Fall Festival
Sept. 9-10 | Town of Pendleton
During the annual Pendleton Fall Festival, downtown shops and organizations pull out the stops for two days of specials, food, and fun. Celebrate the fall season with art and exhibits, craft booths, food, a kid zone, music and more!
Movie at the Plaza: Encanto
Sept. 9 |7 pm | Grand Junction Plaza
Jupiter Flights Balloon Festival
Sept. 9-11 | Conner Prairie
Come celebrate a weekend of innovation and feel filled with wonder at the 2022 Jupiter Flights Balloon Festival. On Friday and Saturday evening, enjoy live music, food, bounce houses and a balloon race to kick off a spectacular balloon glow featuring special shapes. On Saturday and Sunday at dawn, cheer on your favorite balloons as pilots fill the sky in exciting competitions, with a grand champion announced after Sunday’s final race!
Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) Annual Showcase
Sept. 10 | 10 am-2 pm | St. Luke’s United Methodist Church
St. Luke’s is excited to host the 2nd annual Indianapolis Fire Department (IFD) Annual Showcase. The Indianapolis Fire Department will be on hand, along with their vehicles, allowing you to see them up close. Special stations will also be set up to educate you about the services provided by the fire department, as well as rescue protection and medical emergency demonstrations. Free.
Carmel Chinese Mooncake Festival
Sept. 10 |6:30-8:30 pm | Midtown Plaza Carmel
Dragon Parade, Music, Dancing, and Mooncakes. There will be a dragon parade, traditional Chinese dancing and music, and of course Chinese Mooncakes. So bring the whole family out to experience the culture and traditions of China. Free.
Opera in the Park
Sept. 10 | 7-11 pm | Garfield Park MacAllister Amphitheater
The 5th annual Opera in the Park performance will take place at MacAllister Amphitheater at Garfield Park. The night will feature an all-Indiana line-up of music celebrities, with concert hosts, opera super-star Angela Brown and conductor Alfred Savia, alongside musical guests, pianist Joshua A. FREE!
Concerts in the Centerpiece: Cold Step
Sept. 11 | 5-7 pm | Coxhall Gardens
Enjoy an eclectic offering of musical entertainment from the terraced seating of The Centerpiece this autumn. Bring lawn chairs or spread a blanket in Coxhall Gardens’ iconic amphitheater and treat yourself to four special performances in a stately setting like no other. Free.
Check out all the amazing events taking place this weekend in Indianapolis