The month of June, 2011 in Indianapolis presented tourists and Hoosiers from the Circle City and other nearby cities in Central Indiana with abundant options for getting out and enjoying life and the birth of summer. Below, we present Fun City Finder‘s hand-picked list of great things to do in Indianapolis for the last week of June, 2011.
|Here’s a great video highlighting some of the
fun things to do in Indianapolis and its environs.
Greater Indianapolis Things to Do
June 24 – 30, 2011
|45th Indianapolis Early Music Festival – One of the oldest and most important festivals in Indianapolis, the Early Music Festival is kicked off by a REBEL performance not to be missed, and soars onward from there.
June 24 – July 24, 2011; 7:00 pm. Weekends only
Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center
|Purple Stride Indianapolis 2011 – This family-friendly walk takes place on some of the most beautiful paths in the Midwest, in downtown Indianapolis‘ own White River State Park. Do good. Fight Cancer. Walk the walk.
June 25, 2011; 9:00 am start
White River’s Celebration Plaza
Fundraising participation: $100-$1,000
|Mudathlon® – Mud, obstacles and beer are the watchwords, and very summery words they are, too. This giant outdoor game runs all day in nearby Anderson, Indiana.
June 25, 2011; all day
White River Paintball Adventures in Anderson
Admission: $75 (includes all day fun and a big party at night)
|Brew-Ha-Ha Festival – Presented by and for the Phoenix Theatre, this welcome Indianapolis event convenes in front of that Indianapolis performing arts venue and floods the neighborhood with live music, fabulous foods, and of course, tons of memorable ales.
June 25, 2011; 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Adults only: $25 pre-sale, $30 at gate
(Designated drivers, $10)
|N.I.T.E. Ride – This fun party has highlighted Indianapolis nightlife every year for the past eighteen years. Ride your bike safely through the sparkly night streets of downtown Indianapolis. Don’t forget your helmet! Adults only.
June 25, 2011; 4:00 pm registration
Indiana University – Purdue University (IUPUI)
Registration cost: $29. Adults only
|The Marsh Symphony on the Prairie – Conner Prairie, the renowned living history museum in Indianapolis‘ suburb of Fishers, Indiana, offers a summer series of symphonies under the stars with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
June 25, 2011; 8:00 pm (gates open at 4:00 pm for picnicking)
Tickets: $11 – $30
|Region 13 All-Arabian Horse Show – This weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, see the awe-inspiring Arabian horses on parade in all their glory. This is one for Greater Indianapolis children of all ages.
Through June 26, 2011; 8:00 am – 10:00 pm (Sunday, 8:00 am – 4 pm)
Pepsi Coliseum at Indiana State Fairgrounds
|June 2011 Parish Festivals – Throughout the month of June, the Archdiocese of Indianapolis presents over a dozen Parish Festivals, featuring everything from a big fish fry to live Indianapolis music to rides and other tried and true festival activities.
Through June 26, 2011
Various Catholic Parishes around Indy
|Fishers Freedom Festival – This grand old tradition brings together some 50,000 attendees enjoying the food and drink, live Indianapolis music in the entertainment tent, a cornhole tournament, parade, fireworks and lots more activities in the Circle City suburb of Fishers.
June 25 – 26, 2011;
Roy Holland Memorial Park
Free to attend
|Pennsy Trail Art Fair and Music Festival – Offering everything a nice big fair should offer and then some, this fun public gathering is held on the Pennsy Trail in the suburb of Greenfield, Indiana.
June 25, 2011; 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Pennsy Trail in downtown Greenfield
Parking and admission free
|Midwest Reptile Show – Got snakes? You’ll find everything from snakes to salamanders at this big show all about reptiles.
June 26, 2011; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Southwest Pavilion of Indiana State Fairgrounds
Tickets: $5, kids under 9 are free
|Indy Pie Wars – Pie wars! Everybody wins! Who will be 2011’s Pie Maker Jedi? Amateur pie creators present their best to benefit the School on Wheels in Naptown’s kicky Broad Ripple Village.
June 28, 2011; 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Brugge Brasserie Restaurant
One slice, $5
|A Night for Congo – Here’s something different. This Indianapolis event celebrates the Congo’s Independence Day and its relationship to Independence Day in the United States, and of the Congolese to Hoosiers.
June 29, 2011; 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
The Earth House Collective
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