Things to Do in the First Week of June, 2011

Hoosiers living in and around Indianapolis will find lots of things to do during the first week of June of 2011, from the great big huge Banks of the Wabash Festival in Terre Haute to the Miracle Ride for the Riley Hospital, in which thousands of motorcyclists take a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway then head out to Indiana Live! Casino in Shelbyville, and dozens of special and ongoing events in Indianapolis and other nearby cities in Indiana. The farmers markets and festivals are out in the fresh air; how about you?

June 1 – 6, 2011 Things to Do in Indianapolis and its Environs

Senator Richard Lugar Interview – Hear the Senator live in this interview carried out by Mickey Maurer in his series called Mickey’s Corner.
June 1, 2011; 7:00 pm
Arthur M. Glick JCC
Adults – $10, Members – $5
Job Fair at the Indiana State Fairgrounds – It’s a big one, so big they have to hold it at the Fairgrounds in downtown Indianapolis.
June 2, 2011; 3:00 pm- 7:00 pm
Indiana State Fairgrounds
77th Annual Fish Fry – This family-friendly, two-day event in an Indianapolis church combines the wonders of hot cod with all kinds of fun festival activities, from live Indianapolis music to face painting.
June 2 – 3, 2011; 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Fairview Presbyterian Church
Adults – $10, Indianapolis children from 3-10 – $5
7th Annual Hoosier Hills Fiberarts Festival – Take the fam to nearby Franklin for this incredible interactive festival exploring fiber in its many forms. Lots of activities, vendors and even animals.
June 3 – 4, 2011
Johnson County Fairgrounds, Franklin, Indiana
Free admission and parking
Indy MuscleFest – Celebrate strength and perfection in the human form at this big Convention Center event in Indianapolis. A national qualifier.
June 4, 2011; 8:00 am
Indiana Convention Center
Admission: $15
Vintage Indiana Food and Wine Festival – It’s an afternoon with the holy grill and chalice in downtown Indianapolis, an entire day dedicated to the luxuries of food and drink.
June 4, 2011; 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Military Park
Tickets: $10 – $25 at the gate
Asian Fest – Explore the depths of the mysterious Asian culture at this Indianapolis festival offering all the appropriate trimmings.
June 5, 2011; 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Garfield Park
13th Annual Western Days Festival – This fun festival takes place in Russiaville, in Howard County, just under an hour’s drive east of Indianapolis. It offers everything from amusement rides to fireworks.
June 3 – 5, 2011
Town Hall, Russiaville, Indiana
Information: 765.883.7391
14th Annual Parke County Strawberry Festival – This three-day event features contests, a flea market, amusement rides, live entertainment, lots of festival food, including homebaked shortcakes, and more.
June 3 – 5, 2011
Main Street and Town Park
Rosedale, Indiana
Circle the Square – A three-day booster weekend for Fountain Square, one of Indiana’s cultural districts. Proceeds go to mount the Art Squared Art Fair, put on in September of 2011.
June 3 – 5, 2011
Fountain Square
$20 for a coupon book with dozens of discounts
Summerfest, a Parish Festival – Produced at the LIttle Flower Parish in Indy, this Indianapolis festival offers three days full of rides, food, games, a silent auction and entertainment galore.
June 3 – 5, 2011; 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
St. Therese of the Infant Jesus Parish
1863 Civil War Journey – This event in Greater Indianapolis’ suburb called Fishers marks the Grand Opening at Conner Prairie, a renowned living history museum in Indianapolis.
June 4 – 5, 2011
Conner Prairie in Fishers, Indiana
Tickets: $9 to $14
Season Finale Concert – Christ Church Cathedral, on Indy’s renowned Monument Circle, offers their final concert, including combined choirs performing the Mozart Requiem.
June 5, 2011; 4:30 pm
Christ Church Cathedral
Tickets: $5 – $10
Indiana Artists’ Club Annual Exhibition – This stunning exhibit wraps up its stay at the IMA during the first week of June, so hurry! It’s the 79th year of this auspicious show.
Through June 5, 2011
Indianapolis Museum of Art, North Hall Gallery
Free with admission to the IMA
Free Admission for Vets at the Harrison Home – Are you a member of the United States military? Take a close-up look at the home of President Benjamin Harrison, one of the shapers of our nation.
June through September 1, 2011
Benjamin Harrison Presidential Home
Free to vets
Quilt Gardens Tour – About two hours due north of Indy in Elkhart County, you’ll find some eighteen participating gardensĀ  along the Amish country Heritage Trail. A visit to take in this special tour makes a great day trip from Indianapolis.
June through October 1, 2011
12 locales in Elkhart County
OMG! Orchids – This glorious exhibit is happening at the beautiful Hilbert Conservatory, a premier Indianapolis attraction in its own right. The show features Ball State University‘s renowned Wheeler Orchids Collection.
Through October 30, 2011
Hilbert Conservatory
Tickets: $10.25 – $15.25, includes admission to Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens
Glee Live! In Concert – The blockbusting hit television show, Glee, brings their high-octane concert to downtown Indy’s Conseco Fieldhouse this June.
June 2, 2011; 7:30 pm
Conseco Fieldhouse
Tickets: $51.50 – $91.50
First Friday Art Walk – Have a leisurely stroll around the Indianapolis downtown sector and visit some of the best representatives of art in Indianapolis.
June 3, 2011
Various art galleries in Indianapolis downtown
NUVO Cultural Vision Awards – Creativity and people who push the envelope are honored at this annual Indianapolis event, put on by NUVO Newsweekly at the Athenaeum Theatre, a premier Indianapolis performing arts venue.
June 3, 2011; 5:30 pm
The Athenaeum
Banks of the Wabash Festival – Jump in the car with the clan and enjoy this huge, long-running festival. It’s only about an hour southwest of the Circle City and offers Midway games, great festival food, rides and live Indiana music every night.
Through June 4, 2011
Fairbanks Park in Terre Haute, Indiana
Free admission and parking
2011 Miracle Ride – This annual Indianapolis event gathers thousands of motorcycle riders every June for the benefit of the Riley Children’s Hospital. Ride the track of the Indianapolis 500-mile race and do good.
June 5, 2011
Allison Transmission
Adults – $50 pledge, children – $25 pledge


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