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School is out and camp is in at the Library! The Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) invites kids and teens to sign up for the 2022 Summer Reading Program: Camp Read S’more. The Summer Reading Program, taking place from June 6 until July 30, offers free workshops, programs, prizes, and great books for all ages.
Address: Multiple Locations
Located just two hours north of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne is a city that has it all! Fill your next family adventure with outdoorsy exploration along 8-miles of riverfront in downtown Fort Wayne, the vibrancy of Fort Wayne’s art scene, and discovering your wild side at the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo.
Phone: (260) 424-3700
Address: 927 South Harrison Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Seize the Summer with Fishers Parks as they bring a full slate of new events and return with favorites like Monsoon Madness, Glow in the Park, free concerts at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, farm life at the Fishers AgriPark, fresh and local food at the Fishers Farmers Market, and so much more! The Fishers Parks team challenges you to Seize the Summer by taking a stroll down the newly opened Nickel Plate Trail, getting in touch with you creative side at the Maker Playground, spending a day off at Saxony Lake & Beach, or going downtown for the return of the annual Spark!Fishers festival in June. Learn more about Fishers Parks, and see a full calendar of events at playfishers.com!
Phone: (317) 595-3150
In the steamy Midwest summer, there’s no cooler place to play than Ohio’s Largest Playground – Warren County! Easily drivable and packed with record-crushing coasters, wild water parks and more warm weather fun, it’s a perfect summer getaway – not far away – for the entire family. Plan your play today!
Phone: (513) 204-1900
Address: 5412 Courseview Drive, Suite 2022, Mason, Ohio 45040
Look who’s moved into the neighborhood! Summer Stock Stage presents everyone’s favorite kooky family in this spectacular musical comedy. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, is all grown up and has a shocking secret; she’s fallen in love with a sweet young man from a respectable family. With his cherished Morticia in the dark, will Gomez manage to keep his daughter’s secret until the two families meet for a fateful dinner with hilarious consequences? Join them, Uncle Fester, Lurch, Pugsley and more for a heart-warming story of love, family and friendship… with a twist!
Address: 7200 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46240
OVERALL INITIATIVE OF KIDS TRI FOR KIDS:
- Offer safe races where kids can learn the value of fun competition!
- Helping all kids become healthy kids!
- Educating all kids on affordable fitness options: swimming, biking and running!
- Partnering with Best Buddies to help get all kids involved with physical activity.
- Expanding fitness awareness to all kids!
Phone: (317) 590-7522
Locations: Greenfield: June 12, Zionsville: July 4, & Indy: July 31
Summers in Indiana are both beautiful and unpredictable. Save money on your visit to Sweet Peas Play Cafe on the not-so-nice days by getting a Summer Pass for your family! Summer pass holders are ineligible for members-only discounts & perks. Online orders will receive passes starting on May 31.
Phone: (765) 450-1825
Address: 1825 S Plate St, Kokomo, IN 46902
Since 1945 Handel’s award-winning homemade ice cream is made fresh daily on the premises. We use products, equipment, methods, and recipes exclusive only to Handel’s. Our philosophy is to use the best ingredients available and always in abundance.
Locations: Carmel: 2466 E. 146th St./ (317) 705-1855, Fishers: 8760 E. 116th St./ (317) 585-8065, Noblesville: 14165 Cabela Parkway,/(317) 343-9857, Greenwood: 902 N State Rd. 135 / (317) 559-3552
Get out of the city! Morgan County is the perfect place to visit family-owned farms, stroll down Main Street, enjoy live music and explore outdoor spaces. Learn about lavender, bottle your own honey, enjoy horseback riding or pick your own berries. Take in an outdoor concert or hike a forest trail.
Phone: (765) 346-5611
Address: 466 S. Main Street, Martinsville, IN 46151
Gen Con, The Best Four Days in Gaming™ returns to the Indiana Convention Center August 4-7! From board games to puzzles, arts & crafts, puppet shows, costume parades, food trucks, live music & entertainment, escape rooms, magic shows, arcade games, Pokémon, a game library, and shopping – there’s 12,000+ events and 500+ exhibitors the whole family will enjoy! Kids 10 and under get free admission with an adult badge. Be on the lookout for Genevieve, the friendly Gen Con dragon, for a fun photo op!
Phone: (206) 385-1967
Address: Indiana Convention Center, 100 S. Capitol Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46225
Come splash with us at Murphy Aquatic Park this summer. Play on our ADA accessible water playground. Ride the wave at central Indiana’s largest wave pool. Enjoy some sweet treats at our Compass Cafe. Murphy Aquatic Park is a place for ALL to come and explore. Located on 625 in Avon across from the AJAA ball fields.
Address: 311 Production Drive, Avon, IN 46123
The Hamilton County 4-H Fair returns, July 14-18, 2022 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville. The 4-H Fair is free to the public and sponsored by the Hamilton County 4-H Council, Inc. Families can enjoy great food, interact with animals, and enjoy hands-on activities and events open for public participation. Admission and parking are free for this family-friendly event. Come join the fun!
Address: 2003 Pleasant St, Noblesville, IN 46060
Pedal, jump, climb and play all while learning to stay happy, healthy and safe this summer at the 12th annual IU Health Momentum Indy, August 27 – 28. This FREE family-friendly festival features pro-am bike races, Lifestyle Expo, community bike rides, kids activities, delicious food, drink, entertainment, and more.
Address: University Park, 307 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis 46204
The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis features five floors of educational fun for all ages! Outside, the 7.5-acre Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience encourages movement with interactive exhibits that let visitors play a variety of sports. Visit the museum’s website to learn more.
Phone: (317) 334-4000
Address: 3000 N. Meridian St. Indianapolis, IN 46208
Sun King Brewery & Spirits has five family-friendly tap rooms in Central Indiana and coming soon to Mishawaka – each serving award-winning Craft Beers and Sun King Spirits! Local food partner options also available at each location. Check out www.sunkingbrewing.com for more information.
Phone: (317) 602-3702
Address: 135 N. College Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202
Cool Creek Summer Concert Series:
The Flying Toasters: June 17, Fleetwood Gold: June 24,
Toy Factory: July 1, The Nauti Yachtys, featuring Josh Kaufman, July 1, Stella Luna and The
Satellites: July 22, and 45 RPM: August 5! 7 p.m. $5 (12 and under free).
Phone: (317) 770-4400
Address: Cool Creek Park, 2000-1 E. 151st St. Carmel/Westfield
Discover something new this summer at Conner Prairie! Travel back to the 1800’s where history comes to life and a new friend awaits you around every corner. Immerse yourself in nature as you climb a 4-story treehouse then soar hundreds of feet in the air in our balloon voyage experience.
Phone: (317) 776-6000
Address:13400 Allisonville Rd., Fishers IN 46038
This year’s Indiana State Fair, July 29-Aug. 21, celebrates Indiana’s automotive excellence presented by Tom Wood Automotive Group. Enjoy everything you love about the fair – from delicious food, live entertainment, the thrills of the Midway, livestock competitions and more, plus a celebration of more than a century of Hoosier heritage and horsepower.
Phone: (317) 927-7500
Address: 1202 E. 38th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46205
A 40+ year tradition continues this summer at Conner Prairie with Kroger Symphony on the Prairie. The lineup features 10 concerts with the ISO as well as appearances by Melissa Etheridge, Three Dog Night, and musical tributes to many other fan favorites. Buy tickets online at IndianapolisSymphony.org or at your Central Indiana Kroger stores.
Phone: (317) 639-4300
Address: 45 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Your destination for splish-splashing fun! Surf the waves on the FlowRider®, splash in the Activity Pool, and lounge in the Lazy River. With features for every age and ability, The Waterpark in Carmel has everything you need for a 5-star family-friendly day. Open daily May 28-Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Phone: (317) 848-7275
Address: 1195 Central Park Dr W, Carmel, IN 46032
With three breathtaking caverns, 50 miles of nature trails, more than 60+ miles of waterways, and a one-of-a-kind downtown, visitors can unplug and reconnect with the passions and people who matter most. Visit Corydon, conveniently located at the intersection of I-64 and I-65 two hours south of Indianapolis.
Phone: (812) 738-2138
Address: 310 N. Elm St., Corydon, IN 47112
Located along the scenic White River, the Indianapolis Zoo is the perfect stop for animal lovers. Reach into the nation’s largest Shark Touch Pool, come face-to-face with orangutans, watch colorful macaws soar and discover wildlife from all corners of the globe.
Phone: (317) 630-2001
Address: 1200 West Washington St., Indianapolis, IN 46222
Voted the #1 Science Museum in the Nation 3 years in a row. COSI – like science – is for everybody: all ages, backgrounds and abilities. With this guiding belief, we serve as a pillar of learning and a cultural cornerstone committed to serving all members of our diverse community. Across our 320,000 square foot facility, we bring science to life through 300+ interactive experiences, nine galleries featuring world class traveling and permanent exhibitions, explosive live shows, our little kidspace® exhibit for learners birth through first grade, and a Planetarium.
Phone: (614) 228-COSI
Address: 333 West Broad St, Columbus, OH 43215
Daniel’s Vineyard is a hidden gem located in Geist. With 22 acres of vines in their front yard and plenty of outdoor seating, this is the ultimate family destination. Enjoy pizzas, amazing wines, and local beers as your kids can just be a kid again. They can play outdoor games such as chess, bocce, cornhole, or simply roll down their giant hill. The winery is family-friendly, and hosts many weekly events including Summer Concerts, Line Dancing, Karaoke, and more.
Phone: (317) 248-5222
Address: 9061 N 700 W, McCordsville, IN 46055
We make summer fun easy! Book your rental boat online, get on the water, and make memories for a lifetime. With our fast booking and large ﬂeet, you’ll be swimming, sliding, ﬁshing, or tubing in no time. Grab your family and friends, grab your gear, and get on the water!
Phone: (812) 824-2628
Address: 9301 S. Fairfax Rd., Bloomington, IN 47401
Join us for year-round fun in Westﬁeld! Westﬁeld Welcome focuses on community engagement and hospitality for residents, businesses and visitors. As a department of the City of Westﬁeld, we are proud to host numerous unique events & exciting programs throughout the year. Visit westﬁeldwelcome.com for our full event line-up.
Phone: (317) 804-3182
Address: 19000 Grand Park Blvd, Westfield, IN 46074
Birdies is an 11,000 square foot Grillhouse and Sports Bar overlooking a 36 hole Miniature Golf Course located in Westfield, Indiana. This kid friendly establishment has over 500 seats, 2 indoor bars, 1 outdoor bar, and rooftop and patio seating.
Phone: (317) 706-4906
Address: 632 E. IN-32, Westfield, IN 46074