Things to do in Indianapolis and thereabouts are infusing Greater Indianapolis and the month of June, 2011 with new power, new energy and new meaning.
Below, Fun City Finder has assembled a list of some of the intriguing current events in Indianapolis that you may have missed elsewhere, and some that many Hoosiers from all over Central Indiana simply won’t miss, no matter what.
Greater Indianapolis Things to Do
June 11 – 19, 2011
|INDIEana Handicraft Exchange – The Harrison Center for the Arts is the site for this enormous display of hand-crafted art. Also available are food, beer, raffles and live Indianapolis music. This free, fun event is happening inside the facility as well as outside the building.
June 11, 2011; 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Harrison Center for the Arts
|56th Annual Talbot Street Art Fair – This is one of the biggest juried art fairs in Indiana. Visitors will find almost every conceivable representation of Indianapolis art and creativity.
Through June 12, 2011; 10:00-6:00 pm & 10:00-5:00 pm
Talbot Street between Pennsylvania and Delaware
|National Geographic Treasures of the Earth Exhibit – The much-awaited permanent exhibit at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis opens this weekend. Immerse yourself and your Indianapolis kids in the incredible treasure found in digs the world over from Egypt, China and the long-lived historical world of pirates.
Opens June 11, 2011
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
Admission: $11.50 – $16.50
|Fourth Annual Art in the Garden – The Indianapolis suburb of Zionsville, Indiana hosts the Sullivan Munce Cultural Center‘s patron party and Plein Air Painting Workshop at Holliday Farm in Boone County.
June 14 – 17, 2011
Patron Party, June 16, 2011; 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tickets to Patron Party: $40 or $100 for Patron Sponsorship
Holliday Farm, Boone County, Indiana
|Cookout on the Circle – For the past twenty years, this sensational barbecue has served up fun and food to thousands, for the benefit of the Boy Scouts of America. It’s just good times and a good cause at Indianapolis downtown landmark, Monument Circle.
June 16, 2011; 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Monument Circle, Indianapolis
Tickets: $6 in advance, $7 at gate
|Indy’s Wine & Brew Fest – This pleasant pastime is produced for the benefit of the United Hope Foundation. Wine and beer lovers can sample more than 300 different designer beverages while they enjoy live Indianapolis music by Mike & Joe.
June 17, 2011; 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Broad Ripple Station
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
|Strawberry Festival and BBQ – Enjoy live music, a quilt show and other festival-type activities as you savor secret-recipe barbecue chicken or pork, and top it all off with strawberry shortcake or strawberry pie.
June 17 – 18, 2011; 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Lawrence United Methodist Church
|Concerts at the Carmel Palladium – Ring in the summer at the brand new, glorious Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana. You can choose from a renowned a cappella chorus, Country artist Clint Black and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra performing Beethoven’s 9th.
Clint Black, June 17, 2011; Kentucky Vocal Union, June 18, 2011; Beethoven’s 9th, June 19, 2011
Tickets: $20 – $45
|50th Anniversary Bash for Porsche Club of America – Celebrate the Indy chapter’s 50th anniversary by attending an all-out extravaganza of varying activities at different sites around Naptown, including Keltie’s Restaurant, downtown Zionsville, the Columbia Club, Claddagh’s Irish Pub and Monument Circle.
June 17 – 19, 2011
Various locales and prices in Greater Indianapolis
|Karaoke at Fedup’s Sports Bar – If you’ve never tried it, maybe now’s the time. Join Patsy’s DJ and customers every Wednesday for a great show at this Indianapolis bar and nightspot on West 86th Street in the Circle City‘s northwest quadrant.
Wednesdays; 8:00 pm
Fedup’s Sports Bar
|15th Annual Indiana Limestone Symposium – Take a mini-art-vacation to little Ellettsville, next to Bloomington, Indiana, and plumb the mysteries of the limestone that made Indiana strong. Lectures, workshops, demonstrations and much more. Ellettsville is about 50 miles Southwest of Indy.
Through June 26, 2011
Various times, prices and locales
|Quilt Gardens Tour – About two hours due north of Indy in Elkhart County, you’ll find some eighteen participating gardens along the Amish country Heritage Trail. This motor tour would be a great day trip from Indianapolis and provides some wonderful photo ops.
June through October 1, 2011
12 locales in Elkhart County
|White River Paddle Wheel Boat Excursions – Create a memory of a lifetime on an elegant Paddle Wheel Boat Company excursion perfect for gatherings from private to corporate. For water-loving Hoosiers, there’s no place like the gorgeous White River in the summer.
Through July, 2011
Broad Ripple Boat Company
3-hour cruise cost: $20
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