Free Things to do in Indianapolis with Kids

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Free Events

Are you ready to plan an entire month of free activities? This monthly calendar is constantly updated with awesome free activities for you and your family.

Free Museum Days

Did you know many museums around Indianapolis offer free admission on different dates throughout the year?

Free Concerts

With music styles ranging from jazz to kids’ tunes to rock ‘n roll, it is easy to find something the whole family will enjoy. Pack a picnic, and enjoy these free concerts.

Always Free

Want to plan a family outting without spending andy cash? These local spots around Indy are always free!

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Free Pool Membership at Indy Parks Pools for Marion County Residents

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Free Summer Movies at Garfield Park

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Free Movies in the Park at Grand Junction Plaza

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2022 Indianapolis Farmers Market Guide

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Summer Concert Series at Clay Terrace

The stage is set at Clay Terrace as we welcome Indianapolis's favorite local bands to this year's 12th Annual CENTURY 21 Sheetz Summer Concert...

2022 Fishers Parks Free Summer Concerts Series

Fishers Parks and the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater have announced the return of the free Community Concert Series, free Wednesday Lunchtime Shows, the free 10th Annual Blues Fest, and free Spark!Fishers...

Kids Bowl Free in Indianapolis

Two free bowling games every day, all summer in Indianapolis? Yes! The Kids Bowl Free program is now open for registration.

Concerts on the Canal at the Indiana Historical Society

The Kruse Family Stardust Terrace at the History Center is the place to be on Thursday nights in downtown Indianapolis. The 2022 Concerts on...

10 Coolest Playgrounds in the Indianapolis Area

Playgrounds are fun, but these Indianapolis playgrounds take it to a whole other level. If you’re looking for playgrounds with some of the coolest,...

The Commons Playground in Columbus is Open

The Commons Playground in Columbus has reopened.    The indoor playground features infant/toddler areas, slides, a tunnel, and a two-story Luckey Climber. We created better separation...

Mud Free Playgrounds around Indianapolis

Don't let rain, snow or mud prevent you from having fun at the park! There are many mud-free playgrounds around Indianapolis that feature clean,...

Places in Indy with Free Admission on Presidents Day

No school or work on Presidents Day? Then this is the perfect day to visit one of the places around Indianapolis offering free admission...

A Visit to Bird Fever Isn’t Just for Bird Owners

Bird Fever has been an Indianapolis gem for more than 25 years. At this premier exotic bird pet shop, you can spend an entire...

Kids Eat Free

Going out to eat can be a fun and convenient way to spend time with the family- but it can be pricey.  Check out...

Worth a Visit: The Holliday Park Nature Center

Holliday Park is one of Indianapolis' oldest existing parks and is a great place to visit all year long. The Nature Center, located in the middle...

Veal’s Ice Tree

What started as a backyard accident in 1961 has become an annual tradition for the Veal Family. The Veal Ice Tree is a massive...

Grand Junction Plaza Opens in Westfield

Grand Junction Plaza, located in downtown Westfield, is now open! This unique six-acre park features lots of public green space, trails, an amphitheater, and...

Where to Go for Free Admission on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Indy

“The time is always right to do what is right.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. January officially ushers in winter, the start of a...

2022 Free Museum Days in Indianapolis

Did you know many museums around Indianapolis offer free admission on different dates throughout the year? That means you and your family can enjoy all the...

Worth the Drive: Ohio’s Free Christmas Cave

Looking for something a little different this holiday season? In Minford, OH, you’ll find an Ohio tradition that’s truly something special. The Christmas Cave The Christmas...

FREE Admission to The Children’s Museum Christmas Eve

Happy Holidays!  Come talk to Santa, enjoy Jolly Days Winter Wonderland and explore the world’s largest children’s museum with FREE Admission on Christmas Eve.  Quick Details:  What: Free Admission...

Holiday Lights at White River State Park

White River State Park will celebrate the holidays with a special outdoor lighting display. Visitors can view the lighting display along the Canal, the...

Free Admission to the Children’s Museum

Celebrate the music, crafts and colors of Latin American culture when The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis hosts Fiesta de la Familia on Sunday, September...

Nehemiah Ranch Offers Free Fall Fun 

Nehemiah Ranch is tucked away in the woods of western Hendricks County, and promises to offer a little piece of heaven in a chaotic...

2021 Smithsonian Museum Day

The special Smithsonian Museum Day Live - with free admission at participating museums - is coming up. Discover the full list of museums right here...

Midtown Plaza Carmel for Families

Midtown Plaza Carmel is the perfect destination for families. There really is something for everyone, from young kids looking for a place to play,...

Free Paddle Days This Summer

Have you ever wanted to try canoeing or kayaking with your family? Now is your chance to try it for free! The White River...

Movies at Midtown

Movies at Midtown are every Monday with showings at 12 pm, 3 pm, and 7 pm. Outdoor movies for the 2021 seasons are showing...

ArtsPark at the Indianapolis Art Center

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Kawachinagano Japanese Garden

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6 Central Indiana Splash Pads Worth the Drive

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100 Things to Do Outside This Summer at Home

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Mud Day in Greenwood

The satisfying, sensory squish of mud between your hands is a childhood favorite. Now imagine plopping your whole body into a big, messy mud...

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