Hello August! The hottest month of the year it seems. School is starting back up and summer breaks are coming to an end. However, there are so many fun things for Indianapolis family things to do in August. If you are in or around the city this time of year here are 5 must do things in Indianapolis in August with your family.
Indianapolis Family Things to Do in August
Indiana State Fair
August would not be August without the Indiana State Fair! This year the theme is The Wonderful World of Food. The fair is has something for everyone. There is great food and classics and food you can only find at the Indiana state Fair. If food is not your thing then enjoy the rides. There will be free concerts going on. Just make sure to check the Indiana State Fair schedule. Check out the animals and learn somethings about what Indiana State has to offer and we won’t tell your kids they are learning in the process of having fun! Find out more about the Indiana State Fair and grab tickets in advance too.
We will be attending August 7th, so follow us on Instagram to see what’s going on at the fair.
Friday: 8AM – 12 midnight
Saturday: 8AM – 12:30AM
National Night Out
If you haven’t seen the neighborhood sign for this, then take to your neighborhood association about registering (it’s free!).
National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.
FREE to attend
Get more information about National Night Out.
Indianapolis Indians Game
America’s favorite past time has started back up this season. Check out the Indianapolis Indians at Victory field. There are several home games during the weekend (Friday through Sunday) this month. Join the Knot Holes Kids Club if you haven’t already. The Knot Hole Kids Club is open to children 14 and under for a one-time fee of $17. Also, kids eat free on Sundays if you aren’t up for cooking.
Check out this month’s schedule here.
Movies & Concerts
There are various places around the city that have movies or concerts in the park. So, if you are you looking for something more mellow and free (or cheap) this is definitely something to put on your calendar. Here are a few –
Greenwood Concert Series schedule – Saturdays
Shakespeare in the Park – Saturdays
Concerts on the Central Green – Wednesdays (lunchtime)
Hotel Broad Ripple – Thursdays (check movie ratings for kids)
Westfield Movies in the Park – Fridays
National S’mores Day
August 10 is National S’mores Day! Here are a few places celebrating
Friday Night Campfire at Holliday Park
Aug 11 (Friday)
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve
Aug 6 (Sunday)
Indianapolis in August
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