Things to do for July 25-28, 2011

Big goings-on in the latter part of July, 2011 in Indianapolis, where things to do are as varied as the Hoosiers living in the Circle City, and activities heat up in direct proportion to the summer sun. Take the kids out for a day at the fair, a free family movie or National Lasagna Day, run over to the park for a picnic or jump in and splash around at your local aquatics center. There’s something fun and summery to do around just about every street corner in Indy.

Here’s a video compilation by “Around Indy” of some of the great things to do in Indianapolis for the last week in July, 2011.


See our list below of things to do this week in Indianapolis and the suburbs and nearby cities in Central Indiana. For more ideas, take a glance through our links collection of Indianapolis things to do at the bottom of this page.

Greater Indianapolis Things to Do
July 25 – 28, 2011

(Please contact the  Indianapolis event venue to confirm these events and details)

Where the Wild Things Are – Presented by Indianapolis Parks‘ “Movies in the Park” series, this free event is something the whole family can enjoy together. Wrap it up with a picnic in the park!
July 25, 2011; 3:00 pm
Brookside Park Family Center
Brown County 4-H Fair – Rife with pretty-people contests and pies, this fair also features the Fire Fighter Olympics on Tuesday and a big Demolition Derby on Friday.
July 25 – 30, 2011
Brown County Fairgrounds in Nashville, Indiana
Autograph Signing by Pete Rose – The famous baseball superstar comes to Castleton Square Mall’s Collectors Den to hand over collectible signatures. Now’s your chance to meet the “Hit King!”
July 26, 2011; 6:30 pm (one day only)
Collectors Den, Castleton Square Mall
Ticket for autograph: $59, extra personalizaiton $89)
Free Film Screening – Visit the spiffy new Tarkington Theater in Carmel, Indiana for this free Greater Indianapolis event. Reservations are required.
July 26, 2011; 7:00 pm
Tarkington Theater in the Center for the Performing Arts
Afternoon Tea at the Propylaeum – Take a special someone into downtown Indianapolis this summer and treat them to an authentic English tea with all the trimmings at this historic Victorian home.
July 26 – 29, 2011; 3:00 pm
Prices vary
National Lasagna Day – Celebrate summer at Augustino’s and see why they call it the Indianapolis restaurant “where Italians eat.” This food party lasts five whole days and offers lots of special prices.
July 27 – 31, 2011; 5:00 pm
Augustino’s Italian Restaurant
Discounts each evening
Touchstone Awards – Girls Inc. hosts this important convocation honoring four outstanding Indianapolis Hoosier women’s contributions to the Indianapolis society. The 2011 Touchstone Awards are dubbed “In Her Own Words.”
July 28, 2011; 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
JW Marriott Hotel, downtown Indianapolis
Tickets: $125 per person, Table of eight $1,000
Time Travelers’ History Camp – The Johnson County Museum of History presents this fascinating history camp to introduce young Hoosiers to their heritage.
July 25 – 29, 2011; 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Johnson County Museum of History
Franklin, Indiana
Boone County 4-H Fair – The fairgrounds at Lebanon, Indiana, just 15 minutes northwest of Indianapolis, are the site for this fun 4-H fair.
Through July 28, 2011
Boone County Fairgrounds
 Marion County Fair – A must-not-miss among the many fairs and festivals in Indianapolis, this one convenes in the Southeast corner of Indianapolis and draws Hoosiers from many other nearby cities in Central Indiana. Free parking!
Through July 30, 2011; opens at 8:00 am
Marion County Fairgrounds
Admission: Adults $5, children under 5 are free

Ongoing Indianapolis Things to Do this Summer, 2011

A Conner Prairie Summer – Maybe this is the summer you’ll treat your Indianapolis children to one of Conner Prairie’s famous hot-air balloon voyages? And while you’re at it, don’t forget to allow yourself the luxury of enjoying an inspiring Symphony on the Prairie.There are tons of other fun things to do at this renowned historical Indianapolis museum; check them out.
Conner Prairie Interactive History Museum
Children’s Museum of Indianapolis – Gather up your tribe and mosey down to downtown Indianapolis to see the new “National Geographic Treasures of the Earth” show at the Children’s Museum’s.
Visit the Indianapolis Children’s Museum online
Family Film Series– Make this Wednesday morning family day at Greenfiled’s Legacy Cinema. Their free program is 100% family-friendly.
August 3, 2011; 10:00 am
Legacy Cinema in Greenfield, Indiana.
OMG! Orchids – Whatever you do this Indy summer, don’t miss this stunning and exotic display of orchids at the Indianapolis Zoo‘s Hilbert Conservatory.
Through October 30, 2011
Hilbert Conservatory
Tickets: $10.25 – $15.25 (includes admission to the Zoo and White River Gardens
Quilt Gardens Tour – Grab your cameras, you’ll need them. Amish County, about 200 miles north of Indy, displays over 20 breathtaking “quilt gardens” for beauty seekers this summer. A trip to enjoy them would make a perfect day trip from Indianapolis.
Through October 1, 2011
Various locales in Elkhart County
Rally in the Alley – This summer, Indy’s City Market morphs into a real live street fair during your Indy summer.
Wednesdays through August 31, 2011
City Market in Indianapolis downtown
Theatre in Indianapolis and Environs – See FunCityFinder‘s list of the many live theatre offerings going on in and around Indianapolis. live performing arts venues in Greater Indianapolis. You’ll find that some of the best live performing arts venues in Greater Indianapolis are active this July.
Dates and prices vary
Harness Racing – Trot down to Indiana Downs in Shelbyville, Indiana for a stimulating day at the races. What could be more summery?
Happening all summer long; 4:55 pm
Indiana Downs


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