Rocky Ripple Festival

202323sep11:00 am6:00 pmRocky Ripple Festival11:00 am - 6:00 pm Hohlt Park, W. 53rd St. and Annette St. Indianapolis, IN 46208CategoryFair/Festival,FreeFilterFree

Event Details

The Rocky Ripple Festival takes place in the unique Indianapolis midtown neighborhood, just across the Central Canal from Butler University. The festival promises a fantastic day filled with music, art, food, and fun for the whole family.

Live Music and Entertainment

Throughout the day, you’ll be treated to an eclectic lineup of bands, ensuring something for everyone’s musical taste. From rock to folk, jazz to blues, the festival offers diverse genres that will keep you grooving all day.

Artists and Artisan Marketplace

Prepare to be amazed by over 70 talented artists showcasing their unique creations for sale. Whether you’re seeking one-of-a-kind paintings, sculptures, jewelry, or handmade crafts, the artist marketplace is sure to satisfy your artistic cravings. It’s a perfect opportunity to support local artists and discover something special.

Food and Drink Delights

No festival is complete without a delectable array of food and beverage options. Indulge in a culinary journey with a selection of tasty treats from local vendors. Whether you’re craving savory delights or have a sweet tooth, there will be something to satisfy your every craving. And for those who enjoy a refreshing adult beverage, the Broad Ripple Brewpub will serve a delightful selection of beer and wine.

Family Fun and Activities

The Rocky Ripple Festival is a family-friendly event, offering a range of activities for children. Near the playground, kids can participate in various engaging and entertaining activities that will keep them happily occupied throughout the day. It’s the perfect opportunity for the whole family to create lasting memories together.

And here’s the best part – admission to this fantastic event is completely free! So gather your friends, family, and neighbors, and join us for a day of celebration, community, and enjoyment at the 23rd Annual Rocky Ripple Festival.

Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome. 

Live Music

  • Andra Faye & Scott Ballantine – 11:15 am
  • Rock E Bassoon – 12:15 pm
  • Tilt-A-Squirrel – 1:15 pm
  • Maximum Zero – 2:15 pm
  • Ripple Coast Drums – 3:15 pm
  • Billy Pilgrim & The Earthlings – 4:15 pm
  • Sax Pistols – 5:15 pm

    *times are approx.

Food & Treats

  • La Chinita Poblana
  • Lou Malnati’s Pizza
  • Pita Place
  • Punch Burger
  • Market Square Popcorn
  • Lick Ice Cream
  • Moo & Lou Frozen Treats
  • Prufrock Coffee

Rocky Ripple Festival History

The first stirrings of an annual Rocky Ripple festival began in 1998 when the town officially obtained the land now known as Hohlt Park.  After much legal wrangling, Rocky Ripple had its first official park, and townsfolk were anxious to use it. The Community Association decided a celebration should be held. 



(Saturday) 11:00 am - 6:00 pm




Hohlt Park

W. 53rd St. and Annette St. Indianapolis, IN 46208


Rocky Ripple Community Association

The Rocky Ripple Community Association is a registered not for profit 501 (c) (3) organization, which exists to provide social, cultural, recreational and educational services to the town of Rocky Ripple and its residents.

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