Indianapolis is famous for its multitude of world-renowned Indianapolis attractions and events centered around the great sports in Indianapolis. But aside from sight-seeing and cheering in the stands, there is an astonishing variety of things to do in Indianapolis and nearby cities in Indiana.
Just take a look at our collection below. This summer, you’re sure to find something to do in Indianapolis that fulfills all your wishes for a dream day out and about in the magnificent Circle City.
|Around Indy video about things to do in Indianapolis and its immediate environs.|
Indianapolis Things to Do Through July 8, 2011
| Kings of Conjuring – Indy Magic Monthly at TOS brings this rollicking good stage show to the downtown Indianapolis’ cultural district called Mass Ave. One night only.
July 5, 2011 – 7:00 pm Lobby Magic, 7:30 pm Showtime
Theatre on the Square
Tickets: $12 – 20
|National Powwow – This American Indiana Cultural Expo offers a Tipi Village, workshops, seminars, exhibits of American Indiana craft pieces and powwow dancing and singing in nearby Danville, Indiana. It’s the real thing!
July 6 – 9; 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Hendricks County Fairgrounds
Tickets: Adults $5, 5-12 $2, under 5 free
|Taste of Hendricks County – Over 20 Greater Indianapolis restaurants offer samples of their best fare to raise money for two different not-for-profits in Hendricks County.
July 7, 2011; 5:00 pm
Primo West Banquet & Conference Center
Tickets: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
|Howl (and Meow) at the Moon Fundraiser – Dueling pianists, free hors d’oeuvres and drink, and a silent auction highlight this Indianapolis charity event at one of the leading bars in Indianapolis.
July 7, 2011; 7:00 pm
Howl at the Moon
|Hancock County 4-H Fair – This big Indianapolis fair and festival lasts a full week in Greenfield, Indiana. It’ll be jam-packed with music, dancing, food and fun for the whole fam.
July 8 – 15, 2011
Hancock County Fairgrounds
Times and admission prices vary
|4-H Fair – Countrified Shelbyville, Indiana is the site for this fun week-long fair with lots of different activities and things to do, including special events such as a talent show, baby contest and Little Miss and Mister competition, live music and a mechanical bull.
Through July 9, 2011; Hours vary
Shelby County Fairgrounds
Tickets: $10 – $15
|Second Annual Bean Blossom Southern Gospel Jubilee – Here’s one for the photo album. Inspire your whole clan this year with some of the best gospel music in the United States. Bean Blossom is about 30 minutes south of Indy, an excellent day trip from Indianapolis.
July 7 – 9, 2011; Hours vary
Bill Monroe Memorial Music Park & Campground
Bean Blossom, Indiana
|Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration – For ten full days, this Black culture party will light up various locales around Indy in celebration of its heritage. Enjoy tons of different activities and events.
July 7 – 17, 2011
Events, sites, prices and times vary
|Theatre in Indianapolis and Environs – Take a look at Fun City Finder‘s directory of live stage productions being offered this July by various theatre companies in Indianapolis and nearby.
Dates and prices vary with each live performing arts venue in Indianapolis and its environs.
Dates and prices vary
|A Conner Prairie Summer – Glance through the exciting goings-on at this Greater Indianapolis museum this summer of 2011. You and your Greater Indianapolis kids can enjoy everything from a hot-air balloon voyage to a Symphony on the Prairie.
Dates and prices vary
Conner Prairie Interactive History Museum
|Family Film Series– This family opportunity is free throughout the summer, and offers a movie that all the Greater Indianapolis children who attend will enjoy.
Every Wednesday through August 3, 2011; 10:00 am
Legacy Cinema in Greenfield, Indiana.
|Junior Master Naturalist Classes – Give your kids a leg up in science and a love for nature this summer. These classes will give your budding naturalist skills with animals, plants and the great outdoors.
Every Wednesday through August 3, 2011; 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Garfield Park Conservatory
Tuition: Nine classes, $40; children 9-13
|Rally in the Alley – The popular City Market in Indianapolis’ downtown neighborhood morphs into a street festival every Wednesday this summer, with tons of food, drink and live Indianapolis music.
Every Wednesday through August 31, 2011
Free to attend
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