20 Free things to do in Indy this April

Free Things To Do In Indy April _ Indy's Child Magazine

Well hello April! Not sure about you, but we’re ready to get outside and start enjoying the Spring. And easy-on-the-wallet options are never a bad thing either. Here are our picks of the top 20 FREE things to do in Indy this April:

Women’s Final Four POWERADE NCAA Youth Clinics
April 2
Jumpstart your basketball skills at the FREE Powerade NCAA Youth Clinic. Special programming includes conditioning and life skills from NCAA coaches and student-athletes.

Women’s Final Four Block Party
April 2-5
The east block of Georgia Street turns into a party featuring DJ, emcee, live music, food trucks, merchandise, fun photo opportunities, face painting, basketball contests with prizes, corn hole, a pep rally, a battle of the bands, and more.

Indy Winter Farmers Market
April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
The Indy Winter Farmers Market – an initiative of Growing Places Indy Inc. – provides a venue for directly connecting farmers and producers to the community and visitors, enabling personal relationships in the exchange of fruit, vegetables, meat, dairy, baked goods, herbs, natural cleaning products and other locally produced food, garden and household products.

Preschool Tech Petting Zoo
April 5
Drop by before or after storytime at the Carmel Clay Library between 10-11:30am to get reviews for and test-drive some of the hottest new apps for preschoolers. There may be the occasional new tech toy, too.

Target Free Family Night – Alien Worlds and Androids
April 7
Explore the world’s biggest and best children’s museum for free! Come one, come all for Target Free Family Nights. Make discoveries, spark your creativity, be transported to other times and places, get your hands in sand and water, climb and jump . . . and have a ball doing it all.

Power Recycling Weekend
April 9-10
You have the opportunity to join the Indianapolis Zoo in a mass recycling effort, an activity they hold twice a year. During Power Recycling Weekend, get rid of all your clutter and help the environment too. Just drop off your old electronics, phone books, cardboard, and paper ready for shredding in the Zoo parking lot.

Conner Prairie’s Early Opening for Guests with Sensory Issue
April 9
Conner Prairie is opening an hour early {9-10am} for guests with autism and sensory or developmental challenges on April 9th. It’s a chance to enjoy a quieter experience, with free admission for these guests and their families.

Build It: Cardboard Challenge
April 13
Join the Carmel Clay Library for a new, open-ended STEM drop-in program series where they’ll put out building materials once a month {with the occasional challenge or prompt suggestion}.

Movies in the Park: The Good Dinosaur
April 15
Turn Friday into FriYAY all spring long! Movies in the Park return thanks to Fishers Parks and Recreation at the Nickel Plate Arts District Amphitheater. Held at sunset this April, they offer the perfect Friday night entertainment for all ages. Arrive early and bring a few dollars to purchase your favorite movie snacks.

Harry Potter Read Day
April 16
Children of all ages are invited to join the Brebeuf Preparatory School Harry Potter Club and Nora Branch Library staff to learn some magic and participate in Hogwarts treats and crafts. Drop in anytime between 2-4pm for fun. Costumes are encouraged!

Vera Bradley Annual Outlet Sale
FREE on April 16-17 only
Road trip alert! Plan a girlfriend getaway around the amazing Vera Bradley Annual Sale, where you will find up to 60% off retail prices of handbags, luggage, stationary, and accessories. Don’t miss this event that you can only find in Fort Wayne! The 2016 Vera Bradley Annual Sale will take place April 13-17, but free days are only April 16-17.

JCC Earth Day Community Celebration
April 17
Join the JCC for their 5th annual Earth Day Community Celebration. Over 40 exhibitors will be onsite to share their knowledge through hands-on learning activities – it’s a great activity for families. Expect live music, make-your-own kites, plants, scavenger hunts and so much more.

2nd Annual Indianapolis Space Day
April 19
Enjoy the 2nd Annual Indianapolis Space Day! This FREE event is once again being hosted by the Ben Davis High School Astronomy Club and will take place at Ben Davis High School. This function will be tailored to elementary-aged students, but all ages are welcome to attend.

Movies in the Park: Minions
April 22
Another in the spring outdoor movie lineup from Fishers Parks and Recreation: Families are encouraged to arrive early and secure their seats as all movies will begin at dusk. Movies are free to the public and families are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and their favorite movie snacks.

Earth Day Indiana Festival
April 23
The annual free, outdoor Earth Day Indiana Festival features 130 exhibitors, live music, local food vendors, workshops,and special activities for kids including making a bird feeder, seed starter kits for vegetables and wildflowers, transforming plastic bags into bracelets, learning about watersheds, live animal shows by Animalia, and much more.

Holliday Park Earth Day Celebration
April 23
Happy Earth Day! It’s a fitting time to marvel at the wonders of nature, as well as, celebrate Indiana’s bicentennial by exploring our state’s natural landscapes. Stop in anytime to make a take-home craft, complete a special Earth Day scavenger hunt for a prize.

Spring Garden Party
April 23
Join Tuttle Orchards for their Garden Party this year with lots of fun for the whole family. Will include opening day for their greenhouses, yard games for all ages including croquet + giant Yahtzee, Farmers and artisans previewing new and local products, specials on spring and new items in the Farm Store.

Mission Monarch: Celebrate Earth Day at the Nature Center
April 23
Celebrate Earth Day by learning all about the beautiful and iconic monarch butterfly and the importance of native plants to butterfly pollinators. Learn how to grow milkweed and take home your own milkweed plants so you can jump-start your garden and provide needed habitat for monarchs.

Movies in the Park: Pixels
April 29
The last in the month’s Movies in the Park lineup this April with thanks to Fishers Parks and Recreation! It’s the perfect Friday night entertainment for all ages. Arrive early and bring a few dollars to purchase your favorite movie snacks.

Kite-Making Class for Kids
April 30
Children ages 6-12 are invited to get ready for spring by making a kite to fly. This program is presented by The Art Lab. Adults with children ages 6 – 8 are encouraged to stay for the program to assist their child if needed. This program also takes place on additional dates at other Indianapolis Public Library branch locations. 


The Calendar of Events on IndysChild.com is updated on a daily basis with fun and free activities. Be sure to bookmark the page and visit often for to-the-minute events in addition to all our other family-friendly suggestions. Happy April!
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