August Fairs & Festivals around Indianapolis

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.

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Indiana State Fair

When: July 30-August 22
Where: Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E. 38th St, Indianapolis

Your Indiana State Fair Returns with spirit to spare! Join us to celebrate the Hoosier Spirit this summer!

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Indiana State Fair

Asian Fest

When: August 7, 1-5pm
Where: 4233 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222

Experience the sights, sounds and culture of Asia without leaving Indy. Live performances, cultural & art exhibits, children’s activities and healthcare symposiums. Free!

Italian Street Festival

When: August 13 & 14
Where: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St., Indianapolis, IN 46203

Join Holy Rosary Catholic Church and enjoy delicious Italian food, wine & beer, live music, and amusement rides! Free!

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SausageFest

When: August 20-21, 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!

Slovenski Festival

When: August 21, 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 28, 2-8 pm
Where: Historic Military Park at White River State Park, 601 W. New York St., Indianapolis, IN 46202

Voted #1 Best Cultural Festival by USA TODAY! Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the U.S. include food, games, activities, vendors, music and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water.

Indianapolis Water Lantern Festival
Indianapolis Water Lantern Festival

Feast of Lanterns

When: August 28, 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

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