The kids are out of school and the weather is finally warming up. Have you made your summer plans yet?
To help make your summer planning a little easier, we have put together a list of seven events that are happening in and around the Indianapolis, IN area that you shouldn’t miss. Which one are you going to?
#1 – Vintage Wine and Food Festival
Vintage Indiana Wine Fest is the BIGGEST annual celebration of delicious wines produced only in Indiana! They are dedicated to celebrating not just the wine, but the spirit of Indiana winemakers; the only winemakers in the world capable of blending Hoosier hospitality into every bottle. This year’s festival features nearly 30 Indiana wineries, plus a ton of live entertainment, food and shopping experiences! Get to know Hoosier winemakers from all over the state as they gather in Indianapolis, IN for one day of fun and festivities. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore, sample and purchase over 300 different Indiana wines in one place! Your (21+) family can also enjoy local food, crafts, and wares.
Location: White River State Park
Time: Saturday June 1 8:00am – 5:00pm
For more information, visit: https://vintageindiana.com/
#2 – Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Food Truck Fridays
Want to break the mundane lunch hour? Then this weekly event is for you. Head down to the Boardwalk in Indianapolis, IN every Friday during your lunch hour to spice things up. Your favorite food trucks will be parked on Georgia Street between Capitol Ave and Illinois Street. You and your coworkers will get reenergized for your workday with this fun mix-up for lunch. The type of food trucks will vary week to week so be sure to look ahead to see what’s on the menu this Friday!
Location: Georgia Street
Time: Every Friday through August 23rd 11:00am – 1:30pm
For more information, visit: https://www.downtownindy.org/events/7598/downtown-indy-incs-food-truck-fridays-driven-by-chooseyourchevycom/
#3 – Sunset Cinema on the Canal
Indy Film Fest and Downtown Indy, Inc. have partnered again for Sunset Cinema on the Canal. Everyone is invited to watch FREE outdoor movies along the Canal one Thursday per month, May – August. A large movie screen will be located on the north end of the Canal near the Admiral Spruance Basin (11th Street) in Indianapolis, IN. Movie-goers are invited to bring blankets/chairs and picnics to enjoy the movies on the grassy areas. In addition, food and soft drinks will be available to purchase near Canal 337 by Thomas Caterers from 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Location: Downtown Indy Canal Walk
Time: 9 p.m.–11:15 p.m.
- Thursday, June 20, 2019
- Thursday, July 18, 2019
- Thursday, August 22, 2019
For more information, visit: https://www.downtownindy.org/events/8197/sunset-cinema-on-the-canal/
#4 – Two for the Show
Who doesn’t enjoy music combined with food and wine?! Come listen to 60’s, 70’s & Pop/Rock Music out in the Wine Garden. Weekly wine specials, wine slushies, and cheese & crackers are available for purchase. You can pack your own snacks or picnic lunch to enjoy out in the wine garden. It’s recommended that you bring your own chair as public chairs go quickly.
Location: Easley Winery 205 North College Avenue Indianapolis, IN
Time: Saturday June 22 2:00pm – 5:00pm
For more information, visit: https://www.downtownindy.org/events/8307/two-for-the-show/
#5 – Grits & Biscuits
Grits & Biscuits is the entertainment concept that aims to celebrate the Southern experience in Indianapolis, IN. By Southern experience, founder E.Z. Mo Breezy is referring to urban music, culture, and the ability to have a nightlife experience with a down-home vibe. Formed in 2010, the event has continually grown in popularity and has gone on to become pivotal in providing a Southern experience to larger and larger audiences nationwide. There is something special about Grits & Biscuits that makes it a destination for fans of the South that can’t be missed, but it is also an opportunity to explore that way of life outside of the South if a trip is unattainable.
Location: Old National Centre 502 North New Jersey Street Indianapolis, IN
Time: Saturday, July 13 10:00pm – 11:30pm
For more information, visit: http://www.oldnationalcentre.com/EventDetail?tmeventid=05005696FC3699E1&offerid=103349
#6 – Indiana State Fair
The 2019 Indiana State Fair will salute our Heroes in the Heartland, including Hoosier Farmers, First Responders, Educators, members of the Armed Forces, and many others who keep us safe and make us proud. Join us in celebrating the heroism of Hoosiers whose exceptional commitment and caring enrich our lives! You and your friends and family will enjoy rich entertainment, a variety of food, and retail vendors. Fill your weekend with the fun of the Indiana State Fair in Indianapolis, IN.
Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center
Time: August 9, 2019–August 17, 2019
For more information, visit: https://www.indianastatefair.com/state-fair/
#7 – S’mores on the Circle
S’mores are one of those summer snacks that bring back memories of good times with family and friends around a campfire. Do you enjoy the classic s’more or one with more of a flare? At this event, you are invited to join local chefs as they display their best s’mores recipe and sample all the goodness. Don’t be late, you might miss out!
Location: Monument Circle, 1 Monument Circle Indianapolis, IN
Time: Friday August 9 11:00am – 1:00pm
For more information, visit: https://www.girlscoutsindiana.org/content/girlscoutsindiana/en/events-repository/2019/s_mores_on_the_circl.html
It’s Time to Enjoy the Summer Fun
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