June is the perfect month to head downtown and take advantage of some special summer events planned with families in mind. Choose your favorites and mark your calendars!
Kid’s Ultimate Fitness Challenge
The Kid’s Ultimate Fitness Challenge is the nation’s largest mobile fitness event travelling from coast-to-coast dedicated to helping keep kids healthy and active. Kids of all ages get the opportunity to flex their muscles by participating in a time-based obstacle course that includes sprinting, jump roping, wall crawls, hurdles, jumping jacks, sit-ups, tunnel crawls, a 20 foot confidence climb and a 60 meter dash to the finish! The event features loads of other activities for the whole family to enjoy, including gaming for all ages, food, rides and on-site programming designed to inspire kids and families to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Come to American Legion Mall June 6 at 10 am for this free event.
Chess Club for Kids
Mental exercise is important too! Get your child involved in a chess game at Indy Reads Books every Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Pro chess instructor Collin Hargreaves uses a unique and exciting method of teaching that makes learning easy and fun. Children should feel free to play organically but can receive lessons from the instructors during each meeting. Come for a friendly tournament and stay to learn fun variations on this classic game.
Indy Sports Teams
Cheer on your hometown heroes! Bring the family to one of Indy’s great stadiums to see your favorite teams play this June. The Indianapolis Indians play fifteen games at Victory Field in June, kicking off the first of the month. Help your child become an equal opportunity sports fan by rooting on the Indiana Fever as they begin their season in Bankers Life Fieldhouse on June 6. There will be four other chances to see Tamika Catchings and the rest of the team in the month of June. Last but not least, don’t forget about the boys in blue! The Indy Eleven play their final home game of the season June 13 at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium. Expect a sell-out crowd for the Eleven so buy your tickets soon.
Original Farmers Market and Statehouse Market
An Indianapolis tradition continues every Wednesday from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm through October at the Indianapolis City Market. Vendors from all over the state sell everything from fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses to baked goods and unique spices and herbs. Rest assured that everything on display is in-season, fresh and selected at peak harvest time. If you miss a Wednesday Farmer’s Market you can still get your fix of healthy, fresh food at the Statehouse Market. Each Thursday through October from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm at the Indiana Statehouse and Government Center Campus, local vendors sell vegetables, fruits, flowers, milk, eggs, pork, beef, lamb and more at this outdoor market. Along with farmer’s stands, Indy’s favorite food trucks will be at the Statehouse to serve delicious and nutritious lunches to hungry market goers.