Happy March! If you are in or around the city this time of year here are 5 must do things in Indianapolis in March with your family. Yay, Spring in Indianapolis is the beginning of all things fun outdoors Indianapolis and getting out of the house to enjoy what Indianapolis has to offer.
Indianapolis in March
NFL Combine Experience
This will be a first for Indianapolis. On March 2 – March 5, the NFL is hosting a free and interactive fan experiences with access to Combine drills and press conferences, autographs from NFL Legends, and virtual reality attractions, to the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine.Families will have the opportunity to watch the Bench Press. You will have access the Media Center to view press conferences and interviews with Combine prospects and enjoy a free festival with interactive games, youth football clinics, player autograph sessions with NFL Legends, virtual reality sessions, photos with the Vince Lombardi trophy, and much more.
Also, a select group of fans will be able to watch the 2017 NFL Combine live from inside Lucas Oil Stadium on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (March 3-5). Fans may register for these free exclusive viewing opportunities via Fan Mobile Pass. Fans also are encouraged to check-in at events with Fan Mobile Pass for the chance to win autographed memorabilia, NFL game tickets, and more. More event details here.
Greening of the Canal
On March 16, head downtown for the Greening of the Canal to celebrate St. Patrick’s’ Day. For the 21st year, the Hoosier Lottery sponsored this event and helps Indianapolis celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by making the downtown canal run green. There will be live music by Eunan McIntyre, dancing, special celebrity appearances. The actually time for the greening is around 5:45pm. Festivities start at 5pm. You can check out the parade in the morning before the greening of the canal if you have little ones who aren’t in school. The parade and greening of the canal are free events.
Brickworld LEGO Exposition
Have a kid that loves LEGO? Check out Brickworld LEGO Expo in March. This is a 2-day show in the Elements Financial Blue Ribbon Pavilion featuring 60,000 sq. ft. of LEGO brick areas, vendors, interactive activities, accessories, and more at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Enjoy interactive activities, such as the LEGO and DUPLO play brick areas, seek and finds, fighting robots, etc. Buy your favorite LEGO sets, minifigures, and LEGO accessories from various vendors. Mar. 18-19: Sat 10-6, Sun 10-5. $9-$12 (under 4 free). Find out more about LEGO and watch the short video.
The Children’s Museum
The Children’s Museum has a new exhibit – the Circus. Check out this exhibit as well as their other exhibits such as their space and dinosaur. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is implementing a new pricing structure starting March 13 that offers more affordable options and a wider range of lower-priced days. Plan-Ahead Pricing means that families who buy their tickets in advance can save up to 65 % on their museum visit. Prices will range from $12 – $35.
Midwest Outdoor Expo
Outdoor family? This is the expo for you. The Midwest Outdoor Expo will feature hundreds of exhibitors from all over the Midwest including those from Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and Ohio showcasing RV’s, boats, bicycles, power sports, outdoor living, accessories, and much more!
The Midwest Outdoor Expo is debuting in Indianapolis this year. Experience Indianapolis’ amazing skyline from one of two tethered Hot Air Balloons at Lucas Oil Stadium and see the Indianapolis skyline like no one has before. In addition to a great line-up of exhibitors, the Expo will be hosting seminar speakers, demonstrations, and entertainment for the whole family. Daily activities for children of all ages include balloon sculptures, face painting, magic shows, and live music. For the more adventurous family members, rock wall climbing, bungee trampoline, zipline and an inflatable park are available. March 24-March 25; admission $14, adults; $5, children 4-15; free, children 3 and under. Get more details here.