Just because the kids are back in school doesn’t mean the fun has to end. September is chock full of festivals and outdoor events in and around Hamilton County that the whole family will enjoy – and we have all the details!
Amigos de Westfield
September 5, 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Asa Bales Park, Westfield
Enjoy authentic Latino food, music, dance and games. There will be something for the whole family. Kids will enjoy Pinatas, Mexican Jump Rope, Mexican Bingo, Sack races, face painting and more! Entertainment will be provided by Ballet Mosaicos Folklorico Indianapolis and Mariachi Band Zelaya
White River Celebration
September 12, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m.
White River & Logan St. Bridge, Noblesville
Join Noblesville Main Street and Nickel Plate Arts for this annual celebration of the White River Clean-up. Highlights include Fun in the River, Bridge Fair, 1M$ Duck Race, performances by local band Alea, and local artists and activities sponsored by Nickel Plate Arts.
Festival of Machines
September 12-13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Conner Prairie, Fishers
This festival celebrates celebrate Indiana’s rich history of designing, building and innovating transportation. Featuring concours-level cars, vintage aircraft, boats, motorcycles, antique steam engines, race cars and more, the Festival of Machines has something for everyone in the family to enjoy! Test drive a soapbox derby car, build your own fizzy rocket dragster, or cheer along the tractor parade. Included with general admission.
St. George Festival
September 18-19, 5-11 p.m. Friday and noon-11 p.m. Saturday
St. George Orthodox Church, Fishers
The annual St. George Festival offers a variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment. Guests can enjoy Middle Eastern food, live music, DJ tent, food demonstrations, book signings, iconogrpahy tours and an on-site carnival! Don’t miss this great event!
Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience
September 19-20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fort Harrison State Park, Lawrence
The two-day Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience, hosted at Fort Harrison State Park, features about 50 hands-on activities and more than 60 partners. Organized by the Indiana Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Natural Resources Foundation, the goal is to introduce participants to outdoor activities that they may have never tried before. Activities range from fishing to archery to mountain biking and more. While you are there be sure to visit the The Indy’s Child Family Fun Zone! If you are looking for fun for the whole family in the great outdoors, look no further than the Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience.
Carmel International Arts Festival
September 26-27, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
Arts & Design District, Carmel
The 18th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival will be fun for the whole family. Enjoy live entertainment while browsing the works of over 130 juried artists exhibiting in watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery and more! There will be food vendors on hand, and festival goers are also welcome to visit the Arts and Design District’s outstanding restaurants and local shops. The popular Young Artist Tent, featuring the exceptional talent of our high school art students in Carmel, will also return. In addition, this year the festival will also offer a Young at Art station for the kids in attendance. If you have never been to the Carmel International Arts Festival, now is the time to come visit. This is a festival renowned for diverse artistic styles! Best of all admission is FREE!
Atlanta New Earth Festival
Downtown Atlanta, IN
The 36th Annual Atlanta New Earth Festival will feature over 600 unique arts and crafts, collectibles, and culinary delights. There will also be live entertainment and a kids’ zone with games, inflatables, and sweet treats. Admission is free.
Family Pumpkin Festival
September 27, 3-6 p.m.
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Fishers
You and your family can carve pumpkins to be illuminated during the Pumpkin Luminary Hike. Spend the afternoon at Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve bringing your Jack-o-Lanterns to life, enjoy pumpkin themed-games and outdoor activities that all ages can enjoy! The event is FREE, but families are encouraged to register each participant.