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 Things to do in October around Indianapolis

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Stomp Grapes during the Daniel’s Vineyard Annual Grape Stomp

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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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2023 Colts Training Camp Kicks off July 26

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Free Outdoor Movies at The Yard at Fishers District

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Greenwood Summer Concert Series

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Free Paddle Board Yoga on the Canal

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Free Movies in the Park at Grand Junction Plaza

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Whitestown Summer Concert Series

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Free Summer Concert Series at Murphy Aquatic Park

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The Indiana Peony Festival in Noblesville

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2023 Indianapolis Farmers Market Guide

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2023 Kids Bowl Free in Indianapolis

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Where to Go Hiking with Kids in Indianapolis

Where are the best trails for hiking with babies and toddlers in Indiana? We've got a highlight of those local to Indy and others in the state to check out.

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