Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM), a parish on the north side of Indianapolis, will host its seventh annual IHM Neighborhood Fall Kick-Off Fest on August 29 from 4-11 p.m. in the IHM parking lot, located at 5692 Central Ave., Indianapolis, 46220. Open to the public, around 2,000-3,000 attendees are expected.
The festival will feature local food and drink vendors such as Fat Dan’s, Mama Carolla’s, Sam’s Gyros, Brugge, Flying Cupcake, a beer garden hosted by Monarch Beverage Company, wine, Flat12 craft beer and more. There will be live music including the Dugan Brothers Band and headliner Greta Speaks. Attendees can purchase a kid’s wristband ($10 for children ages 6 and under; $15 for children ages 7 and up) that allows them to enter the Kid Zone with inflatables, a dunk tank, a cake walk, kids’ games and more. Admission is $1 per person for attendees 21 and older, and all proceeds go directly to the parish. Attendees under 21 get in free.
Local families are invited for an evening of food and drinks, kids’ games, live music and more
In celebration of the Fall Kick-Off Fest, IHM will host the 6th Annual 5K Run/Walk, sponsored by The National Bank of Indianapolis, at 9 a.m. on the day of the festival. Participants can pre-register online before Friday, August 28 for $15 per person or $50 for families (4-6 members) on IHM’s website. Race day registration is $20 and begins at 8 a.m. Children ages 6 and younger can participate for free. All participants will receive a race t-shirt.