Looking for fun outside the cave, now that Spring is here? Hoosiers with kids in Indianapolis, those thinking thoughts of romance and dating in Indianapolis and everybody who’s sick and tired of hiding indoors can find their heart’s desire right inside Indianapolis, simply by venturing out the door. Below you have a diverse list of fun things to do in Indianapolis and its environs during mid-March, and at the bottom of the page, you will find tons of links to other articles and photos on things to do and special events in Indianapolis and other nearby cities in Central Indiana. Time to stop hibernating yet?
Things to do in Greater Indianapolis
March 14-March 20, 2011
|2011 St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – All over Naptown, from the canal to the Hoosiers that live there, the whole town will be painted green and celebrating St. Paddy’s Day. Grab your colors and join the fun.
March 12, 2011 – Shamrock Run & Walk, 9:00 a.m.
March 17, 2011 – Greening of the Canal and Hoosier Lottery, 6:00 a.m.; Tent Party & Irish Citizen Award, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; 31st Annual Parade in downtown Indianapolis, 11:30 a.m.
|Andrea Merlyn Magic Show – Weekly shows at the Villa Inn, one of the finest restaurants in Indianapolis, in the center of the Circle City. It’s the “queen” of magic, performing live in the center of the Circle City.
Villa Inn Restaurant
|Annual Family Fit Fair – Back again, bigger and better than before, this fair offers special activities from kickboxing to massages to Zumba dancing, and it’s all free!
Through March 27, 2011
Washington Square Mall
|Disney on Ice “Princess Wishes” – This special presentation would make a great day trip from Indianapolis. It’s being held at Robert’s Stadium in Evansville, Indiana, about 150 miles south of the Circle City and worth it.
Tickets: $43 – $143
|Dogtona 2011 – Here’s a nice, big convention just for you dog-owners. Lots to do and see, from massage therapy for pets to a talent show. Produced by the Hendricks County Humane Society.
March 19, 2011; 11:00 a.m.
Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana
|Flower and Patio Show – So big it had to be held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, this is the event’s 53rd annual showing. See exhibits with flowers, gardens, landscaping and structures and talk to the experts on outdoor living.
Through March 20, 2011
Indiana State Fairgrounds
|Hearthside Supper – Conner Prairie presents a historically delicious and authentic candlelit meal from the 1800s. You get a house tour and entertainment in the parlor, too.
Through the 27th of March, 2011, Wednesdays – Sundays
Conner Prairie Living History Museum in Fishers, Indiana
|Incredible Costumes from Film and TV – The famous Indianapolis Children’s Museum does it again. You and your kids will love seeing these famous costumes in person.
Through May 8, 2011
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Tickets: $11.50 – $16.50
|Indy 1500 Gun and Knife Show – This popular exhibit comes to Indy for three days this weekend. See it in the West Pavillion at the State Fairgrounds.
March 18 – March 20, 2011
Indiana State Fairgrounds
|Spring Garage Sale – This is an enormous collection of home decorating, crafts and holiday items held in nearby Fishers, Indiana at McNamara Florist. Two days.
March 18 – March 19, 8:00 a.m.
|Tango Buenos Aires – Enjoy the inspirational dance troupe from Argentina at the gorgeous new Palladium in nearby Carmel, Indiana‘s splendid Center for the Performing Arts.
March 16, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $15 – $55
|The Tragedy of Carmen – When this beloved opera was adapted it won a Tony award. Enjoy the wonderful Indianapolis Opera Chorus and this favorite classic in the comfort of the elegant Basile Opera Center.
Through March 20, 2011; 2:00 p.m.
Basile Opera Center
Tickets: $37 – $60
|Transformations Fashion Show – You won’t believe these transformations, designs like you may never have seen before. Everything from the historic to the bizarre will be on parade.
March 18, 2011, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $8 – $10
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