Top Event Picks for Family Fun around Indianapolis
Our very favorite events happening around Indianapolis

Looking for something to do? Well Indianapolis has hundreds of events each day, so how do you choose what the best ones are? Indy’s Child top rated events list is a curated list based on the events our staff members and readers find most interesting.


The Best Family-Friendly Events in Indianapolis:

202201octAll DayCarmel Clay Public Library Grand Reopening Celebration(All Day: saturday) Carmel Clay Public Library, 55 4th Ave SE Carmel, IN 46032Category:Community Event,Free,Library EventFilter:Free

202201oct1:00 pm5:30 pmPumpkin Patch Express1:00 pm - 5:30 pm Stone Ridge Station, 1450 W Christmas Blvd, Santa Claus, IN 47579Category:Train Event,Train Ride

202205oct(oct 5)12:00 am31(oct 31)11:59 pmZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo12:00 am - 11:59 pm (31) Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222-0309Category:Fall Fun,Halloween,Zoo Event

202206oct(oct 6)6:00 am30(oct 30)10:00 pmHeadless Horseman Festival6:00 am - 10:00 pm (30) Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038Category:Fair/Festival,Fall Fun

202208oct11:00 am3:00 pmBarktoberfest11:00 am - 3:00 pm Asa Bales Park, 205 W. Hoover St.Category:Fair/Festival,Fall Fun,Outdoors,Pets

202215oct10:00 am12:00 pmCereal Cinema: Labyrinth10:00 am - 12:00 pm Basile Theater in the Historic Athenaeum, 401 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, 46204Category:Dining Events,Movie Event

202215oct12:00 pm5:00 pmLocally Made: Indy’s Fall Festival12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E 67th st. Indianapolis, Indiana 46220Category:Craft Event,Fair/Festival,Fall Fun,FreeFilter:Free

202215oct1:00 pm4:00 pmPioneer Fall Fest1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Taylor Center of Natural History, 12308 Strawtown Avenue Noblesville, IN 46060Category:Fair/Festival,Fall Fun,Free,Hamilton CountyFilter:Free

202219oct5:00 pm8:00 pmColts Horseshoe Halloween Party5:00 pm - 8:00 pm Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 S. Capitol Street, Indianapolis, INCategory:Community Event,Fall Fun,Free,HalloweenFilter:Free

202222oct(oct 22)12:00 am30(oct 30)11:00 pm76th Historic Irvington Halloween Festival12:00 am - 11:00 pm (30) Downtown Irvington, IrvingtonIndianapolis, IN 46219Category:Fair/Festival,Fall Fun,Halloween

202222oct11:00 am2:00 pmCommunity Seed Days at Cool Creek Park11:00 am - 2:00 pm Strawtown Koteewi Park, 12302 Strawtown Ave, Noblesville, IN 46060Category:Community Event,Free,OutdoorsFilter:Free

202222oct1:00 pm3:00 pmSensory-friendly Trick-or-Treat Walk1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Carmel’s Central Park, 1235 Central Park Drive East, Carmel, IN 46032Category:Fall Fun,Halloween,Park Event,Special Needs

202229oct10:00 am1:00 pmFishers Boo Bash10:00 am - 1:00 pm Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Drive, Fishers, 46038Category:Fair/Festival,Fall Fun,Free,HalloweenFilter:Free

202229oct5:00 pm11:50 pmTrail & Treat at Williams Park5:00 pm - 11:50 pm Williams Park, 940 S. Locust LaneCategory:Fall Fun,Free,Outdoors,Park EventFilter:Free

202219nov(nov 19)10:00 am16jan(jan 16)5:00 pmJingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure at the Eiteljorg Museum(November 19) 10:00 am - (January 16) 5:00 pm Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204Category:Exhibit,Holiday Fun,Museum/Zoo Event

202203dec5:00 pm9:00 pmKid City Christmas5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Greenwood Community Center, 100 Surina Way, Greenwood, IN 46143Category:Holiday Fun

202311feb(feb 11)10:00 am12(feb 12)4:00 pmThe Great Train Show10:00 am - 4:00 pm (12) Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205Category:Convention