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Fairy Fun In Indy

My daughter recently discovered an Italian cartoon series called “Winx Club”, which follows a group of fairies around on their mystical adventures. And looking back, she’s always had an interest in fairies whether Tinkerbell or Tooth. So when I heard about some fairy-themed events popping up around Indy, I realized we had a lot to add to our calendar AND yours. Here’s the scoop:

{As with all events we publish, we recommend contacting the venue to confirm final details. Events appear in chronological order.}

See prancing fairies in the Butler Ballet performance of Sleeping Beauty.

Take the kids to one of the most beautiful fairytales adapted to the ballet stage, Sleeping Beauty. Princess Aurora’s life will unfold to Tchaikovsky’s musical score, the dance of magical fairies and of course, the kiss from a true love {which depending on how ‘icky’ your kids think kissing is, you may want to shield their eyes for!}. Tickets range $21.50-$28.50/ea. An add’l storyhour available Sunday only.

Date/Time: Friday, April 13-Sunday, April 15. Various times

Location: Clowes Memorial Hall, 4602 Sunset Ave, Indianapolis

More info: cloweshall.org/events/event/344-butler-ballet-s-the-sleeping-beauty or (317) 940-6444

Visit Noblesville as it transforms into ‘Fairyville’.

There is so much fairy fun planned in Noblesville. First, artists, individuals, organizations and companies are invited to build Earth Day-inspired fairy houses for display along the “Fairyville Trail.” The Trail will run from Nickel Plate Arts to Forest Park along the River Walk and prizes for best in show will be awarded via audience vote. This could make a great family activity! Registration fee required.

Date/Time: Completed houses must be delivered by Monday, April 20. 5pm

More info: nickelplatearts.org/fairyville or (317) 452-3690

Then, take a self-guided walk on the Fairyville Trail, inspect the submissions and cast your vote for your favorite fairy house. Crafts dot the Trail for added fun. FREE

Date/Time: Wednesday, April 22-Friday, April 24. 1-5pm

Location: Nickel Plate Arts, 107 South 8th St, Noblesville

More info: nickelplatearts.org/fairyville or (317) 452-3690

Finally, your littlest fairies are invited to a tea party, crafts and afternoon with winged entertainers. The sweet outdoor party includes tea/beverages and snacks. Fancy Fairy Crafts available for an added cost. $5/child and space is limited. Reserve your ‘toadstool’ on the website.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 25. 10am-5pm

Location: Nickel Plate Arts, 107 South 8th St, Noblesville

More info: nickelplatearts.org/fairyville or [email protected]

Take a fairy garden class with Earth Explorer Toys.

Earth Explorer Toys of Zionsville always has a calendar of sweet events. A great opportunity for kids ages 6-12: This fun class will teach students how to make their own unique fairy garden to take home. $15/pp and space is limited. Call or register for the class online.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 9. 1-2:30pm

Location: Earth Explorer Toys, 27 E. Pine St, Zionsville

More info: earthexplorertoys.com/buy/fairyevent/fairy-garden-event or (317) 873-0200

Create a fairy door for home at Dammann’s. 

Young ones with creative imaginations will enjoy the opportunity to make their own secret fairy door for the garden, a room at home or wherever they feel it is needed. Adult accompaniment required. $15/pp and space is limited. Call to register.

Date/Time: Saturday, June 6. 1pm

Location: Dammann’s Lawn & Garden, 5129 S. Emerson Ave, Indianapolis

More info: dammanns.com or (317) 786-0799

Catch a fairy garden tutorial with the Allisonville Nursery.

If getting out for an event isn’t possible, the Allisonville Nursery has a great tutorial for creating your own fairy garden at home – on your own schedule! – at their website. Keep an eye out for upcoming workshops as well. FREE

Location: Allisonville Nursery, 11405 Allisonville Rd, Fishers

More info: allisonvillenursery.com/#!mini-gardens/cuu9 or (317) 849-4490

Schedule a visit from the Tooth Fairy.

Local Indianapolis-based dentists Dr. Singh and Dr. Bullard of Children’s Dentistry of Indianapolis have a special employee on-staff: The Tooth Fairy! And she likes to make visits to preschools, church/youth groups and classrooms to promote the importance of good brushing techniques, healthy foods to keep teeth strong and more.

More info: indychildrensdentist.com or (317) 459-9105. Ask to speak with Jenny.

Know of other Fairy-themed activities we missed? Please share them in the comments OR tweet us at @indyschild and @themomista. {Out enjoying them as a family? Tag us in your Instagram photos at @indyschild and @themomista1 and you might be featured in an upcoming post or article!}

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