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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The Indiana Peony Festival in Noblesville

The Indiana Peony Festival is held every May on the weekend before Memorial Day. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has declared that the third Saturday...

Cool Creek Campfires 2024 Lineup

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2024 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.

Free Spring Break Basketball Camp With Eron Gordon

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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,...

Free Museum Admission on President’s Day in Indianapolis

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

Indy’s Child Magazine’s Annual Summer Camp Fair

The 35th Annual Summer Camp Fair will take place on February 24, 2024, in Indianapolis at the Indianapolis Art Center from 11 am–2 pm. Indy’s Child...

Indy Card Exchange: A Hidden Gem for Sports Lovers of All Ages

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Worth-the-Drive: The Commons Indoor Playground in Columbus

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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...

Playzone at The Community Center at AFC

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

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2024 Free Museum Days in Indianapolis

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FREE Admission to The Children’s Museum on Christmas Eve

Happy Holidays!  Come talk to Santa, enjoy WinterFaire, and explore the world’s largest children’s museum with FREE Admission on Christmas Eve.  Quick Details:  What: Free Admission to The Children's...

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Treat your family and your wallet at the same time! On Saturday, December 2, Indianapolis has an incredible lineup of free events awaiting you....

16 Free Holiday Festivals in Indianapolis

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Worth the Drive: Ohio’s Free Christmas Cave

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Free Things to do in October around Indianapolis

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Stomp Grapes during the Daniel’s Vineyard Annual Grape Stomp

Get ready for a day of family fun at the Annual Grape Stomp at Daniel's Vineyard. The Grape Stomp is one of Daniel's Vineyard's...

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The Apple Works Orchard and Farm Market

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Free Community Train Rides on the Nickel Plate Express

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New Greenwood Fall Concert Series

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2023 Colts Training Camp Kicks off July 26

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2023 Free Summer Concerts around Indianapolis

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