As Summer heats up, Indianapolis parks become havens from the work week grind. Each Summer Indianapolis parks provide FREE Indianapolis events to Indianapolis people at various locations throughout the Circle City. This weekend three Indianapolis parks offer Indianapolis music and Indianapolis art to Hoosier free of charge. Whether sponsored by Indy Parks and Recreation or PBS and WFYI, these events are Indianapolis kid and family friendly. Finding fun on a budget isn’t always easy, but Indianapolis parks aims to make it a little less challenging with FREE events all Summer long.
Sahm Park: FREE Movie, Imagine That
Located in on the north of Indianapolis downtown, Sahm Park, formerly known as Northeastway Park, is a public park complete with family center, youth programs and services, outdoor pool, sports fields and more. This Saturday, June 12, Indy Parks and Recreation sponsors an outdoor Summer movie: Imagine That starring Eddie Murphy, Thomas Haden Church, Ari Parker and Martin Sheen. The film starts at dusk and is FREE to everyone. Patrons are encouraged to arrive early to get a good spot, and to bring a picnic for an entire evening of relaxing outdoor Summer fun.
Imagine That, released in 2009, is a touching story about a father and daughter. Eddie Murphy plays Evan Danielson, a work-aholic whose second job as a single dad constantly falls to the wayside. After working as the top dog at the same company for eight years, Daniels is faced with his biggest rival yet: Johnny Whitefeather (Thomas Haden Church). Whitefeather has the entire office under his spell guiding them with Native American folk tales and mythology rather than making sound business investments.
When Evan discovers that his daughter Olivia (Yara Shahidi) is able to tell the future of his business world through the use of her blankie and invisible Princess friends, he must travel through their imaginary world to learn their mystical secrets. The journey is a discovery of the beauty and importance of his relationship with his daughter, as he spends more and more time with her. But once he has the secrets he needs, will their relationship continue to thrive? When push comes to shove, he must make a decision between supporting his daughter and nabbing the big promotion.
Don’t miss Eddie Murphy in Imagine That at Sahm Park Saturday, June 12. The film is FREE and starts at dusk.
6801 East 91st Street
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Watkins Park: Blues in the Hood
Located on the north east side of Indianapolis downtown, Watkins Park is a 21 acre landscape and green oasis from the hustle and bustle of downtown. This Indy Parks and Recreation facility invites Indianapolis people to blow off the work week steam with free live blues in the park. Bring a picnic or some cash for a barbecue dinner. Chow down as you enjoy great Indianapolis bands and musicians as well as other regional acts on stage. Play cards with friends, shoot hoops on the basketball court, or simply sit and relax as a bluesy sound takes you far far away.
Saturday, June 12, Watkins Park features the music of Mercedes. This blues singer has a soulful voice that croons classics and original music. Don’t miss this FREE concert at Watkins Park. The fun starts at 5:00 pm.
2360 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Military Park: WFYI and PBS Kids, Let’s Meet in the Park
WFYI is a beloved Indianapolis media program with both television and radio stations Not only do they provide entertainment via radio waves and digital analog, but they also program events around Indianapolis throughout the year. This Saturday, June 12, Indianapolis kids can meet all of there favorite PBS Kids characters including the Cat in the Hat, Maya and Miguel, Lunar Jim, Digit, Peep and Quack, Super Why, Princess Pesto, Buddy, Clifford, Curious George, DOG, Rosita, Elmo and more.
This mini Indianapolis festival also feature live music and performances from noted PBS Kids stars. Mr. Steve will be on hand with guitar in hand to provide and entertaining and education musical journey. Plus Gordon from Sesame Street makes a special appearance to go over the basics of education. And Habla Blah Blah is a bilingual concert with an imaginative narrative that encourages kids to sing-along in both Spanish and English.
This Indianapolis event is FREE to all Indianapolis people. The fun starts at 10:00 am on Saturday, June 12 and goes until about 4:00 pm. Don’t miss this special Indianapolis education event at Military Park.. With prime Indianapolis real estate, Military Park is located near the Indiana State Museum, White River State Park, the NCAA Hall of Champions, the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indian and Western Art and the Indianapolis Zoo.
Near the Indianapolis Canal Walk
Summer Fun in Indianapolis
The fun happens all Summer long at Indianapolis parks across the city. Check back for more information on other FREE Summer fun events, including a weekly update on events at Indianapolis parks. After these great FREE events treat yourself to dinner and drinks from any of these yummy Indianapolis restaurants or refreshing Indianapolis bars.
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