Things to Do for July 18-21, 2011

July is the month of Independence in America and the time when most of the 4-H fairs are scheduled in Indianapolis and other cities in Indiana and the Midwest.

When you glance through the list below of things to do in Greater Indianapolis for the upcoming weekdays, you’ll find all that and much more, from a community ice cream social, to a big huge high-stakes horse show, to a five-day comedy event that’s the biggest ever mounted in the Circle City.

Around Indy video images of things to do in Greater Indianapolis from July 18 to 24, 2011.

Greater Indianapolis Things to Do
July 18-21, 2011

Hamilton County 4-H Fair – 4-H Fairs are a mainstay of every Indy summer. This one is going on in Indianapolis’ north quadrant suburb of Noblesville, Indiana, with tons of things to do for Indianapolis children of all ages.
Through July 19, 2011
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
Open at 8:00 am daily
Ice Cream Social – The historic Central Indiana town of Anderson puts on this sweetness featuring homemade pies, cakes and ice-cream desserts, with sides of fair food.
July 20, 2011; 11:00 am
Citizens Plaza Park, Anderson, Indiana
Dessert, hot dog, chips and a drink: $6
Hendricks County 4-H Fair – Little Danville is the site for West Indianapolis festival fun, where the 4-H organization works alongside Purdue University to provide a culture of achievement that shores up Greater Indianapolis society across the generations.
Through July 23, 2011
Hendricks County Fairgrounds in Danville, Indiana
Free live Indianapolis music every evening on the outdoor stage
Johnson County 4-H Fair – Less than 20 miles due south of Naptown, between Greenwood and Edinburgh off the Interstate-65, you’ll find Franklin, where this 4-H Fair is convened. A visit would make a perfect day trip from Indianapolis for you and your clan.
Through July 23, 2011
Johnson County Fairgounds in Franklin, Indiana
Indianapolis International Film Festival – The IMA, one of Indy’s most prestigious museums, hosts this important, ten-day film festival extravaganza.
Through July 24, 2011
Indianapolis Museum of Art
Admission: $10; all-access pass (100 movies) $150
Comedy Sportz World Championship – Funny people from more than 20 cities in the United States descend upon the Athenaeum Building in the Indianapolis downtown district to compete for your laughs, smiles and mass approbation. This is the biggest-ever comedy event in Indianapolis.
July 20-24, 2011
Athenaeum Theatre
Tickets: $25 – $55; Super Fan Pass $99
Circle City Equestrian 500 – Held in the air-conditioned comfort of the Pepsi Coliseum, this Double-A Horse Show offers purses as high as $40,000 for Level 4 USEF jumpers.
July 20 – 24, 2011
Indiana State Fairgrounds
Elvis SizzleDance Kaleidoscope‘s Summer Musicals offering for July, this one combines the immutable sassiness of Elvis with a breezy musical.
July 21 – 24, 2011; 7:00 pm with a Sunday matinee
Indiana Repertory Theatre
All tickets: $10
Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre Live – This is one of the free “preview performances” offered to celebrate the spiffy new Tarkington Theatre in beautiful Carmel, Indiana; don’t miss out!
July 21, 2011; 7:00 pm
Tarkington Theatre in the Center for the Performing Arts

Ongoing Indianapolis Things to Do this Summer, 2011

A Conner Prairie Summer – Don’t forget about this incredible Greater Indianapolis museum, which offers a million fun things to do for every member of your family, from the famous Symphony on the Prairie to an unforgettable hot-air balloon voyage.
Conner Prairie Interactive History Museum
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – With ongoing exhibits and new shows such as the “National Geographic Treasures of the Earth” interactive extravaganza, this special place in downtown Indy is one of the most famous of its kind the world over.
Family Film Series– How about a morning at the movies for free! All films chosen for this special Indy summer offering are family-friendly and all worth the trip.
Wednesdays through August 3, 2011; 10:00 am
Legacy Cinema in Greenfield, Indiana.
Quilt Gardens Tour – Take a trip north of the Circle City to Elkhart County, and bring your cameras this summer. There you’ll find nearly 20 superb quilt gardens on the Heritage Trail in Amish County.
Through October 1, 2011
Various locales in Elkhart County
Rally in the Alley – This Indy summer, be sure to make time to visit the City Market downtown. Through August, you’ll find a street fair enhancing the already colorful market.
Wednesdays through August 31, 2011
City Market in Indianapolis downtown
Theatre in Indianapolis and Environs – Check out Fun City Finder‘s list of live performing arts venues in Greater Indianapolis, each one offering plays that you will love and remember, from musicals to dramas to comedies.
Dates and prices vary

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