Weekend Picks7 Awesome Events Taking Place This Weekend near Indianapolis | May 17-19

7 Awesome Events Taking Place This Weekend near Indianapolis | May 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 6 things to do with kids in Indianapolis this weekend! 

Hamilton Town Center Spring Carnival

May 9-19 | Hamilton Town Center

Hamilton Town Center welcomes the return of the Spring Carnival from May 9th through 19th! Dive into the excitement with kiddie, major, and spectacular rides sure to thrill. Savor amazing food and delicious treats while exploring family-friendly game concessions filled with winnable prizes.

Hamilton Town Center Spring Carnival

The 52nd Annual Broad Ripple Art Fair

May 18-10 | Indianapolis Art Center

Now celebrating its 52nd year, the Indianapolis Art Center’s OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair attracts an average of 12,000 visitors and offers the public an opportunity to meet fine art and craft artists from the U.S. and Canada.

Broad Ripple Art Fair

Indiana Peony Festival

May 18 | Seminary Park

Immerse yourself in the vibrant colors of Indiana’s state flower at the 2024 Indiana Peony Festival. The festival features a bouquet-off, peony plant displays, and expert insights from growers. Engaging activities for all ages include handmade crafts, children’s entertainment, and picturesque photo opportunities with blossoming peonies. Savor delicious food truck fare, lively music, refreshing wine and beer, and much more.

Indiana Peony Festival

Indiana Live Steamers Public Rides

May 18 | Johnson County Park.

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.


Art of Wine 2023

May 18 | Carmel Arts and Design District

Art of Wine returns to the Carmel Arts & Design District on Saturday, May 18, 2024. Enjoy an evening of wine tasting, entertainment, and art at the 14th annual Art of Wine event.
The event is free to attend, but tasting tickets will be required for those drinking wine.

art of wine

Earth Day at the J

May 19 | Jewish Community Center

Earth Day at the J, co-sponsored by AES Indiana and Citizens Energy Group, returns with dozens of hands-on, environmentally friendly activities. Stay for the afternoon with music, entertainment, and food trucks. Rain or shine; pets on leashes are welcome. It’s FREE!

Hot Jazz for Cool Kids!

May 19 | Central Library

Hot Jazz for Cool Kids is a family-friendly series of jazz concerts featuring Indy’s leading jazz musicians. The free concert takes place at Central Library.

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


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