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10 Fun Fairs & Festivals Happening Around Indianapolis In August

August signals the beginning of summer’s end. But the season’s not over yet! And we’re here to tell you how you can make the most of it.

Mark your calendars with these festivals to get out and about with the family this August and enjoy the last few weeks of warm temperatures, late sunsets, and summer fun.

Related Article: 100+ Things to do this Summer around Indy

Indiana State Fair

When: July 19-August 21
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St, 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


When: August 19-20, 5:30pm
Where: St. Thomas Aquinas, 4600 N. Kenwood Ave, Indianapolis

Enjoy local food, music, craft beer, and wine at this annual event! Kids and teens can also enjoy a variety of activities just for them. Free!


Indy EggFest 

When: August 20, 10 am-4 pm
Where: Sullivan Hardware & Garden, 6955 N Keystone Ave, Indianapolis

Indy EggFest is a festival for EggHeads and grilled food lovers. Sullivan Hardware & Garden’s EggFest features 75+ Big Green Eggs manned by EGG enthusiasts grilling their specialties for you to sample! Guests will enjoy live music, grilling classes and demos, local craft beer, and more at this family-friendly event.

Indy EggFest
Indy EggFest


When: August 20, 9 am-12 pm
Where: Elm Street Green Park, 165 Elm Street, Zionsville

Creekfest is a celebration of Eagle Creek through recreation, stewardship and education and features activities for all ages. The annual Stream Cleanup is central component of Creekfest. Featured activities for all ages include a stream cleanup, kayak demonstrations, DNR Backyard Bass Casting Station, Creekstomp for Kids, educational booths and more.


Slovenski Festival

When: August 20, 2-8pm
Where: Slovenian National Home, 2717 W 10th St, Indianapolis

Traditional Slovenian food and drink will be served to the tunes of Slovenian polka music provided by Indy Polkamotion. There will be raffle, dance, vendors and more!

Indianapolis Water Lantern Festival

When: August 20, 5:30-10 pm
Where: Historic Military Park at White River State Park, 601 W. New York St., Indianapolis

Water Lantern Festival is filled with fun, happiness, hope, and great memories that you’ll cherish for a lifetime. This is a family-friendly event that can be shared by everyone. Friends, families, neighbors, and lots of people that you haven’t met can come together to create a peaceful, memorable experience.

Indianapolis Water Lantern Festival
Indianapolis Water Lantern Festival

Marion County Hot Balloon Festival

When: August 20-21, gates open at 3 pm both days
Where: Marion County Fairgrounds, 7300 East Troy Avenue, Indianapolis

Get the whole family out for a great family fun time! See incredible Hot Air Balloons, check that bucket list, and get a ride on a tethered Hot Air Balloon!

Indiana State Hot Air Balloon Festival
Indiana State Hot Air Balloon Festival

Indianapolis Greek Festival

When: Aug 26: 4-10 pm & Aug 27: 11 am to 10 pm
Where: Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 500 West 106th Street, Carmel

One of Indy’s oldest and best ethnic festivals each year. Indianapolis Greek Festival will have lots of Greek food to try, and fun dancing and entertainment. Enjoy authentic Greek music at this year’s events. A live DJ performance will offer lively Greek staples of rich musical culture.

Greek Fest
Photo courtesy of Facebook: Indianapolis Greek Festival

Feast of Lanterns

When: August 27, 4:00 – 11:00pm
Where: Spades Park, 1800 Nowland Ave, Indianapolis

This historical festival on the Near Eastside of Indy has evolved greatly from its origins in the late 1800s. Today, all are invited to enjoy local food and drinks, live music, kids activities, and genuine community under twinkling lights. Free!

Feast of Lanterns
Feast of Lanterns

IU Health Momentum Kids Zone

When: August 28, 11:00 am – 3:00pm
Where: University Park | 307 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis

Part of IU Health Momentum Indy, a family-friendly day of pro and amateur criterium racing surrounded by cycling and fitness activities for all ages. Daytime races take place along with a family-friendly festival with a kids’ race, Riley Children’s Health Kids Zone presented by PNC and Meijer, food trucks, drinks and more. Free!

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