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:

202301sepAll Day31octMcCloud Prairie Maze(All Day) McCloud Nature Park, 8518 Hughes Rd, North Salem, INCategoryFall Fun,Free,OutdoorsFilterFreeSeasonalCorn Maze

202322sepAll Day24Suburban Indy Home & Outdoor Living Show(All Day) Grand Park Events Center, 19000 Grand Park Blvd, Westfield, IN 46074CategoryExpo,Shopping Event

202324sep12:00 pm4:00 pmGrape Stomp12:00 pm - 4:00 pm Daniel's Vineyard, 9061 N 700 W. McCordsville, IN 46055CategoryFair/Festival,Free,Music/Dance Performance,Outdoors,PetsFilterFreeSeasonalFall Festival

202327sepAll Day31octZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo(All Day) Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46222-0309CategoryFall Fun,Zoo EventSeasonalFall Festival,Halloween

202330sep6:00 pmPublic Hayride at Eagle Creek6:00 pm Eagle Creek Park, 7840 W 56th St, Indianapolis, IN 46278CategoryFall Fun,Park EventSeasonalHalloween

202330sep6:30 pm8:30 pmCarmel Chinese Mooncake Festival6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Midtown Plaza Carmel, 365 Monon Boulevard, Carmel, Indiana 46032CategoryFair/Festival,Free,ParadeFilterFree

202305oct(oct 5)6:00 am29(oct 29)10:00 pmHeadless Horseman Festival6:00 am - 10:00 pm (29) Conner Prairie, 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers, IN 46038CategoryFair/Festival,Fall FunSeasonalFall Festival

202307oct11:00 am2:00 pmBarktoberfest11:00 am - 2:00 pm Asa Bales Park, 205 W. Hoover St.CategoryFair/Festival,Fall Fun,Outdoors,PetsSeasonalFall Festival

202307oct12:00 pm7:00 pmGermanFest12:00 pm - 7:00 pm Athenaeum, 401 Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204CategoryFair/FestivalSeasonalFall Festival

202310octAll Day14Fishers AgriPark Fall Festival(All Day) Fishers AgriPark, 11171 Florida Rd Fishers, IN 46040CategoryFall FunSeasonalFall Festival

202314oct1:00 pm4:00 pmPioneer Fall Fest1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Taylor Center of Natural History, 12308 Strawtown Avenue Noblesville, IN 46060CategoryFair/Festival,Fall Fun,Free,Hamilton CountyFilterFreeSeasonalFall Festival

202321octAll Day2876th Historic Irvington Halloween Festival(All Day) Downtown Irvington, IrvingtonIndianapolis, IN 46219CategoryFair/Festival,Fall FunSeasonalFall Festival,Halloween

202321oct3:00 pm8:00 pmSpooky Skate3:00 pm - 8:00 pm Indy Parks Perry Park Ice Arena, 451 E Stop 11 Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227CategoryFall Fun,Park EventSeasonalHalloween

202328oct10:00 am2:00 pmFishers Boo Bash10:00 am - 2:00 pm Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, 6 Municipal Drive, Fishers, 46038CategoryFair/Festival,Fall Fun,FreeFilterFreeSeasonalFall Festival,Halloween

202310novAll Day31decChristmas Nights of Lights(All Day) Indiana State Fairgrounds, 1202 E 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205SeasonalChristmas Lights,Holliday Fun

202318novAll Day24decCarmel Christkindlmarkt(All Day) Center Green, Carmel, Indiana 46032CategoryExhibit,Fair/Festival,Free,Hamilton County,Outdoors,Shopping EventFilterFreeSeasonalHolliday Fun

202318novAll Day15janJingle Rails: The Great Western Adventure at the Eiteljorg Museum(All Day) Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204CategoryExhibit,Museum/Zoo EventSeasonalHolliday Fun

202324novAll Day31decConservatory Crossing(All Day) Garfield Park Conservatory, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, IN 46203CategoryPark EventSeasonalHolliday Fun

202324nov7:00 pm11:00 pmCircle of Lights7:00 pm - 11:00 pm Monument Circle – Downtown Indy, 1 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204CategoryCommunity Event,FreeFilterFreeSeasonalHolliday Fun

202301decAll Day23AES Indiana Yuletide Celebration(All Day) Hilbert Circle Theatre, 45 Monument Cir, Indianapolis, IN 46204CategoryConcert/Music/Dance Performance,Music/Dance Performance,TheaterSeasonalHoliday Show,Holliday Fun

202303decAll Day31The Lighted Trail(All Day) Amphitheater Park, 300 S Washington St, Greenwood, IN 46143CategoryFreeFilterFreeSeasonalHolliday Fun