Mark your calendar: The IN Light IN Indianapolis Light Festival

We’ve spotted an event coming up THIS weekend that’s mark your calendar-worthy:

The Indianapolis IN Light IN Festival!

And it’s poised for perfectly family-friendly fun. Let’s break down the details you’ll need to know:



  • Event runs Friday and Saturday, 8/26-8/27, from 8:52pm-1:02am
  • Location:¬†Downtown Canal and Indianapolis Cultural Trail on Walnut Street
  • What is it? A FREE, two-day interactive light festival with more than 20 site-specific art installations and programs, live music, night paddle boat rentals on the Canal, food and drink options and more.
  • From the IN Light IN website, they note: “Installations and performances will encourage exploration and participation and will provide unique and memorable experiences. Works will be visually compelling through design, color and scale, interactive, and incorporate varied artistic practices. Attendees will be able to experience work in fun and unexpected ways through their own a roving and wandering experience along the estimated two mile festival footprint.”
  • What else? Well oodles of additional fun including the Indy Film Fest Micro-Cinema at the Indiana Historical Society {“Award winning short films presented in a short span of time and looped throughout the night…”} and the Pattern Indy Fashion Showcase {“We will have specially made outfits that integrate light technology into clothing, which will be worn by models during the illuminating event.”}.

Whether you decide to take kids for a bit OR spend a little adults evening out, this is definitely being listed as one of our Weekend Top 5 picks!

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