FREE Summer Fun at Indianapolis Parks (6/18-6/19)

Indy Parks and Recreation creates FREE Summer fun all season long for the whole family to enjoy. Whether enjoying outdoor Indianapolis music or catching a FREE outdoor film, Indianapolis parks are a hub of fun and FREE activity all Summer long. This weekend Indy Parks and Recreations present concerts at Broad Ripple Park Pool and Irving Circle Park and the blockbuster film Avatar at Rhodius Park. Bring a picnic and enjoy these hot Indianapolis events as you while away the lazy days of Summer.

Broad Ripple Park Pool: Family Fun Night Concert Series

Friday, June 18 the Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, offers more than just Indianapolis shopping and Indianapolis nightlife. Indy Parks and Recreation kicks off its Family Fun Night Concert Series at Broad Ripple Park Pool Friday night at 6:00 pm. Though not entirely free (a nominal pool fee of $2.00 for Indianapolis kids and seniors and $3.00 for Indianapolis people still applies during this event) this evening of Summer fun and Indianapolis music is an affordable way to find entertainment for the whole family.

Splash around in this Indianapolis community pool as the Indianapolis band Harbour Lights plays family friendly tunes. This Indianapolis music event combines two fabulous Summer traditions: swimming and outdoor concerts. Pack up the kids and bring some sunscreen. Chow down on picnic food as you spend quality time with family.

Family Fun Night Concert Series
Friday, June 18 at 6:00 pm

Broad Ripple Park Pool
1610 Broad Ripple Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220

Irving Circle Park: Friends of Irving Circle Park Concert Series

Another Summer concert series kicks off this weekend at Irving Circle Park. Saturday, June 19 the Friends of Irving Circle Park Concert Series offers its first Indianapolis performing arts event. The Greater Greenwood Community Band will take the stage at 7:00 pm. Bring chairs, blankets, picnics, family, friends and neighbors to the historic Irving Circle Park, located two and a half miles south of Washington Street and Audubon Road. Food and beverage will be available for purchase, with all proceeds going to help the Indianapolis charitable organization: Friends of Irving Circle.

With a mission to promote, upkeep and improve the Irving Circle Park, Friends of Irving Circle work tirelessly so that their little slice of Indianapolis park heaven will be around for future generations to enjoy and care for. Head east of Indianapolis downtown to Irvington for a fun night of music and community.

Friends of Irving Circle Park Concert Series
Saturday, June 19, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Irving Circle Park
5703 East University Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46219

Rhodius Park: FREE Movie, Avatar

Last winter one film took the United States by storm. Everyone was talking about James Cameron’s masterwork, Avatar, with its socially responsible message and stunning visual effects. The film was nominated for nine Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director. It took home three Oscars including statues for Art Direction, Cinematography and Visual Effects.

Set on the fictional planet of Pandora in the year 2154, Avatar tells the story of conflict between the RDA corporation who has sent forces to extract a valuable mineral and the indigenous people called the Na’vi. With special genetic technology, the RDA colony has created a means to inhabit a Na’vi body (called an avatar), allowing certain members to build direct relationships with the Na’vi people. When Jake Sully, a former Marine takes on his twin brothers avatar, he meets and falls in love with a member of the Na’vi civilization.

As he learns the ways of the Na’vi, he begins to understand them as more than just he protectors of a valuable resource, but as a special culture with ancient rituals and honor. His relationship with his Na’vi girlfriend, Neytiri, faces many obstacles as he begins to combat the efforts of the evil RDA Company. An obvious commentary on the common exploitation of native cultures and natural resources, Cameron’s flick filled billions of people with the courage to identify and change their perspective on the world. With new graphic technology he created an entire world of stunning animals, plants and more.

Bring a picnic for the whole family, or snuggle on a blanket with that special someone as you enjoy a FREE outdoor film at Rhodius Park. The fun starts at sunset, but get there early for a good spot!

Movies in the Park: Avatar
Saturday, June 19

Rhodius Park
South Belmont Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Free Summer Fun at Indianapolis Parks

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