Top 6 Things to do this Weekend in Indianapolis | June 17 – 19

Short on ideas for things to do with the kids this weekend? We have you covered! Check out our picks for the top 5 things to do with kids in Indianapolis this weekend! 

Need a few more top picks? Check out these 10 top events taking place in Indianapolis this weekend.

Rock the Ruins

June 17 | 5-11 pm

Rock the Ruins is a family-friendly, music and food fundraising festival set against the backdrop of one of the most iconic features on the north side of Indianapolis- The Ruins at Holliday Park. Proceeds from the Rock the Ruins summer concert series support Holliday Park and its Foundation.

Rock the Ruins at Holliday Park
Rock the Ruins at Holliday Park

Cool Creek Concert Series – The Flying Toasters

June 17 | 6-11 pm

The 2022 Cool Creek Concert Series promises to be one of the best ever. With a steller collection of musical acts that include proven favorites as well as emerging tribute bands.

All kid zone activities, and food and drink vendors will be available at all concerts. Outside food and drinks are allowed to be brought in as well. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chair and/or blankets!

FREE DAY! Juneteenth at the Indiana State Museum

June 18 | 10 am – 5 pm

The Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites invite you to celebrate Juneteenth – which commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States – with free admission here and at our historic sites (excluding New Harmony).

Indiana State Museum
Credit: Indiana State Museum

Juneteenth Jamboree

June 18 | 10 am – 5 pm

Celebrate Juneteenth at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. Juneteenth activities include live performances, activities and giveaways, community artist showcase, and community partner showcase. 

Talbot Street Art Fair

June 18 | 10 am – 6 pm

With over 200 artists from across the nation, this juried art fair continues to be ranked as one of the finest fairs in the country. Talbot Street Art Fair is located between 16th & 20th in the historic Herron Morton Neighborhood in Indianapolis, IN.

Indiana Live Steamers Public Rides

June 18 | 12 – 4 pm

Bring your friends, your family, or anyone who would like the experience of traveling the rails on this miniature transportation network.  The Indiana Live Steamers is ready to take you on a memorable journey through forested park land, over several bridges, across wide open prairies, and along cattail-lined creeks.


Check out all the amazing events taking place this weekend in Indianapolis


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