Free Things to do in August around Indianapolis

Free Things to do in August around Indianapolis

All around Indianapolis FREE EVENTS are taking place. Find some of our favorite free events perfect for family fun! 

Feast of Lanterns
Feast of Lanterns

Free things to do in August near Indianapolis:

Movies at Midtown

Monday’s at Midtown Carmel Plaza

Movies at Midtown are FREE and are every Tuesday at noon and 6 pm, and Thursday at 6 pm. 

Aug 1 & 3: ZooTopia
Aug 8 & 10: Puss in Boots
Aug 15 & 17: Monsters vs. Aliens
Aug 22 & 24: Enchanted
Aug 29 & 31: Lady and the Tramp



Indianapolis Colts Training Camp

Select days in August at Grand Park

Get ready for some pre-season football action this summer! The Indianapolis Colts have released the schedule for their 2023 Colts Training Camp, which kicks off Wednesday, July 26 at Grand Park Sports Campus in Westfield.

Colts Training Camp Themed Days:

Aug. 1 – Salute to Service Day
Aug 3 – Colts Training Camp: Youth Sports Day
August 6 – Give Back Sunday
August 10 – Fan Appreciation Day
August 17 – Thirsty Thursday


Find a full list of all Colts Training Camp Days

Colts Training Camp

Free Museum Admission Days

Aug. 2 – Canal Nights
Aug. 3 – Newfields Community Day

Free Outdoor Concerts

With music styles ranging from jazz to kids’ tunes to good old-fashioned rock ‘n roll, it is easy to find something the whole family will enjoy. So, grab a chair or blanket, pack a picnic, and take advantage of these FREE summer concerts that run all summer long.

Free Summer Concert Series at Murphy Aquatic Park

Mallow Run Winery Picnic Concert Series

  • August 5 – No Fences Garth Brooks Tribute
  • Aug 12 – Windbreakers
  • Aug 19 – The Flying Toasters

Jams at the Junction

Greenwood Summer Concert Series

Monumental Concert Series

  • August 10 – Hurricane and the Gang
  • August 17 – Rebecca Rafla
  • August 18 – Bryan Thompson
  • August 24 – Hickey-Shanafelt 9ollective
  • August 25 – Parks & Benn3
  • August 31 – Bashiri Asad and the Lady


Whitestown Summer Concert Series
Whitestown Summer Concert Series

Free Fairs & Festivals 

Festivals are always fun. Free festivals are even better. Below are the free festivals taking place in August. These festivals all offer free admission but may charge fees for attractions and food. 

Aug. 12 – Lawrence Community Safety Day
Aug. 18-19 – SausageFest
Aug. 7-12 – Creekfest
Aug. 25-26 – Indianapolis Greek Festival
Aug. 26 – Feast of Lanterns
Aug. 26 – IU Health Momentum Indy Kids Zone

Feast of Lanterns
Feast of Lanterns
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