Top 9 Things to do this Weekend around Indianapolis | Aug. 12-14

Short on ideas for things to do with the kids this weekend? We have you covered! Check out our picks for the top 9 things to do with kids in Indianapolis this weekend! 

Family Night at Murphy Aquatic Park

Aug. 12 | 7-9 pm | Murphy Aquatic Park

Bring your family for an evening at the pool! Now that school has started take an evening to spend relaxing with your family at Murphy Aquatic Park.

Murphy Aquatic Park Water Park in Avon

Chocolate Walk

Aug. 12 | 5-8 pm | Downtown Greenfield

Enjoy samples of chocolate from 20+ venders during the 13th Annual Chocolate Walk in downtown Greenfield.  Start at the Greenfied Area Chamber of Commerce building.

Chocolate Walk
a lot of variety chocolate pralines

S’Mores Day Campfire

Aug. 12| 6-7 pm | Mulberry Fields

As far back as 1925, this delicious, sticky and gooey treat has been loved by millions across the United States. Come taste the fan favorite s’more.  

Bike Carmel: Family Fun Ride

Aug. 13 | 8:30 am-12:30 pm | Carmel Elemeentary School

IU Health North Hospital presents Bike Carmel: Family Fun Ride! IU North us for a family fun ride (2 miles on paths and trails) and a bike rodeo for the kids! They will have fun and games before and after each ride!

Bike Carmel: Family Fun Ride

Lawrence Community Safety Day

Aug. 13 | 10 am-2 pm | LFD Station 40

Come learn about services provided throughout the Lawrence community through Police and Fire demonstrations. Free!

Lawrence Community Safety Day 2022

Encanto Meet and Greet & Signing Event

Aug. 13 | 12-5 pm | Books & Brew South Indy

We want to provide you with MAGICAL EXPERIENCE with several songs close to home.

Meet Mirabel & 3 Family Members including Isabella, Delores, & Bruno in person and get their autographs and hear them sing all your favorite Encanto songs!

ENCANTO meet and greet books and brew

Indiana State Museum: Sensory Friendly Afternon

Aug. 14 | 3-5 pm | Indiana State Museum

Visit the museum for an experience especially tailored to individuals with sensory processing needs. Enjoy interactive learning in a comfortable and accepting environment in our Cardboard Engineering: Build a City. Social narratives will be available at the ticket counter and sensory based activities will be set up throughout the building.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday at Conner Prairie

Aug. 14 |10-12 am | Conner Prairie

Sensory Friendly Hours are the second Sunday of every month. Admission is free with general admission. At noon, we will proceed with our standard pricing and operations. Guests who are here for Sensory Friendly Hours can stay as long as they wish.


Conner Prairie

July 29 – Aug. 21 | Indiana State Fairgrounds

The Indiana State Fair is the state’s largest multi-day event celebrating the Hoosier spirit and agricultural heritage. These 18 days bring all communities together to celebrate all things Indiana and promote it to hundreds of thousands of people across the state, and beyond. Related Article: How to Save Money at the Indiana State Fair – 5 Ways to Save Big

2022 Indiana State Fair
2022 Indiana State Fair

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



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