The Rocky Ripple Festival of the Arts is held each year in a unique Indianapolis midtown neighborhood, just across the Central Canal from Butler University. The event is staged entirely through volunteer efforts from the community, with proceeds supporting parks and community events in Rocky Ripple.
An eclectic set of bands play throughout the day. Over 70 artists bring their unique items for sale. Beer and wine are provided by the Broad Ripple Brewpub. And a variety of food offerings are available from local vendors.
ROCKY RIPPLE FESTIVAL HISTORY
The first stirrings of an annual Rocky Ripple festival (website) began in 1998 when the town officially obtained the land now known as Hohlt Park. After much legal wrangling, Rocky Ripple had its first official park, and townsfolk were anxious to use it. The Community Association decided a celebration should be held. Because of the large number of musicians that were residents of Rocky Ripple, it was agreed it should be a day of music utilizing local talent.