5 Places to go for First Friday this Week

Happy First Friday!

To celebrate the start of a new month (and Friday, thank goodness), we’ve rounded up a list of 5 public events the whole family can enjoy this Friday, June 7, 2019.

All events below welcome all ages.



First Friday Food Truck Festival

What: Dive into the Indy food truck scene! Enjoy games, activities, live music, food, and drink in the Mass Ave area this Friday. Dogs are welcome, but please keep them leashed.
Where: Old National Centre Parking Lot, 502 North New Jersey Street, Indianapolis
When: Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $5 entry, kids under 5 are free

First Friday Food Truck Festival _ Indy's Child
Photo credits: First Friday Food Truck Festival Facebook page.

First Friday Swing Dance at the Fort

What: Swing dancers and big band music lovers alike are invited to enjoy live music and dancing! One hour of dance instruction is offered beforehand for an additional $2. Free parking!
Where: 8920 Otis Avenue, Indianapolis
When: 8:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 general admission, $12 +1 hour dance instruction beforehand

400 Years: First Fridays at Indiana Landmarks Center

What: This powerful, eye-opening exhibition will feature 12 contemporary Midwestern artists’ portrayals of historic events and individuals, cultural perspectives, experiences, and struggles through 400 years of inequality. Come for the art and opening night performances, stay for the complimentary snacks and beverages.
Where: Rapp Family Gallery, Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis
When: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!

First Friday at the Harrison Center: Ricochet

What: Head to the Harrison Center to see new work from Benny Sanders, sculpture work from Joseph Arens, handblown glass by Matt Kenyon, live music, swing dancing, and more!
Where: The Harrison Center, 1505 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis
When: 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Cost: Free!

Cinema in the Square: CatVideoFest

What: Yes, you read that right. If you love cat videos (who doesn’t?), head to Heartland Film in Fountain Square for a showing of CatVideoFest, a compilation of some of the Internet’s best cat videos. Plus, the event raises money for cats in need through partnerships with local cat charities, animal welfare organizations, and shelters!
Where: 1043 Virginia Avenue, Suite 2, Indianapolis
When: 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Cost: $8 members, $10 nonmembers

Photo courtesy of CatVideoFest
Photo courtesy of CatVideoFest

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