Free Things to do in Indianapolis with Kids

Find free activities and events around Indianapolis

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

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The Apple Works Orchard and Farm Market

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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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Avon Concerts at the Park

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Sunday Summer Concerts at Lions Park

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Cool Creek Campfires 2022 Lineup

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Awesome Indianapolis Playgrounds

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2022 Indianapolis Farmers Market Guide

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Summer Concert Series at Clay Terrace

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2022 Fishers Parks Free Summer Concerts Series

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Kids Bowl Free in Indianapolis

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Concerts on the Canal at the Indiana Historical Society

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2022 Free Museum Days in Indianapolis

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