Indianapolis Moms Guide to June Family Events

Disclosure: We are thrilled to bring this resource in collaboration with one of our favorite community partners, Herron Classical School.

June is packed with fun family events and activities! Make sure you load up on the sunscreen and check out our roundup of June events in Indianapolis and surrounding areas. There is so much in store for Circle City this month!

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Ongoing fun activities you and your family can enjoy this month:

Events Around Our City

Throughout June

Indianapolis Pride Month: Events and Activities

The month of June is Pride month, and there are several events to celebrate in and around Indianapolis. Here are the Pride events you can enjoy:

  • Saturday, June 1st: Pet Pride
  • Saturday, June 1st: Greenwood Pride Festival
  • Sunday, June 2nd: Interfaith Celebration
  • Sunday, June 2nd: Community Picnic & Bat N’ Rouge
  • Monday, June 3rd: Deaf Pride
  • Wednesday, June 5th: Music Night
  • Thursday, June 6th: Girl Pride presents A Sapphic Celebration
  • Friday, June 7th: Prideful Arts Fest
  • Friday, June 7th: Drag Storytime
  • Saturday, June 8th: Indy Pride Parade
  • Saturday, June 8th: Indy Pride Festival
  • Sunday, June 9th: Rock the Ruins with Orville Peck
  • Thursday, June 13th: Bi+ Pride
  • Saturday, June 15th: Indiana Pride of Color Presents BLQ+
  • Friday, June 21st: Drive-In Movie Night
  • Saturday, June 29th: Latinx Pride – Noche Tropical
  • Sunday, June 30th: Carmel Pride Festival

Check out our Guide to Pride post for all the details.

May 31st-June 1st

International Festival

The St. Gabriel International Festival is located in the International Marketplace neighborhood on the westside of Indianapolis. It “features classic summer fun including family friendly games, an old-fashioned midway, and live music by talented local acts. Above all, the food takes center stage, drawing from the global culinary traditions of Indianapolis’ ethnically diverse West Side community.”

Throughout June

Take a Storywalk at Fishers Agripark

Take a self-guided reading hike during Storywalk, thanks to Hamilton East Public Library! From the event website, “Each month we’ll feature a children’s book on a Fishers Parks trail or walking path for you to enjoy during an easy, quarter-mile hike. Book locations rotate every month to a different Fishers Parks property.”

June 1st

Earth Day Indiana Festival at Garfield Park

Head to Garfield Park from 11:00 am-5:00 pm for the Earth Day Indiana Festival. This year’s festival will have over 100 exhibitors with live music, food trucks, and a beer garden (you must be 21+). And it’s totally free!

June 1st

Juneteenth Jamboree at the Children’s Museum

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis is hosting their Juneteenth Jamboree on Saturday, June 1st from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Included in museum admission, you can experience hands-on activities, see Miss Indy Juneteenth dresses on display, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the event. Most importantly, it is “a time of reflection and community celebration of freedom.”

June 1st

Broad Ripple Duck Race

“It may not be the Indy 500, but it’s just as exciting to see which lucky duck takes the checkered flag.” The annual Broad Ripple Duck Race festival will start at 10:00 am. From the event website, “Make sure you head to the duck sales booth as soon as you get there to get your hands on a couple of the 3,000 rubber ducks that will race down the canal promptly at 12:30.” To see the details on children’s activities and the location of the duck race, check out the event website.

June 1st-2nd

Bluey’s Big Play at Old National Centre

Bluey is coming to Indianapolis – for real life! Bluey’s Big Play is a popular theatrical adaptation of the beloved children’s television series. “Join the Heelers in a live theatre show made just for you, featuring brilliantly created puppets. This is Bluey as you’ve never seen it before, brought to real life.” Get your tickets for the June 1st and 2nd shows here.

June 4th and 6th

Movies at Midtown Presents: Migration

On Tuesday, June 4th and Thursday, June 6th, head to Midtown Plaza in downtown Carmel for Movies at Midtown! Showings are at noon and 6 p.m. on Tuesday and 6 p.m. on Thursday.

June 6th

First Free Thursday at Newfields

Newfields offers special FREE admission on the first Thursday of every month. Head over from 11am-5pm to explore the grounds and enjoy all that the Indianapolis Museum of Art has to offer. Keep an eye out for additional free admission days throughout the summer.

June 6th

First Thursday Night at the Children’s Museum

On First Thursday Nights, you can pay $6 per person to visit either the museum with their amazing Minecraft exhibit or the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. And your ticket also includes access to Ask the Experts Night. This is only between the hours of 4 and 8 pm, the perfect after-hours time for families! Get your First Thursday tickets here.

June 7th

Indianapolis Indians: Fireworks Friday

The Indianapolis Indians have added their list of Fireworks Friday nights on their website here. The June nights for Fireworks Friday are June 7th against the Columbus Clippers and June 21st against the Iowa Cubs.

June 8th

Colts at Bat: Victory Field

Our Indianapolis Colts are going on tour this summer! Colts at Bat will be at Victory Field on June 8th, and you can expect to get autographs, cheerleader performances, plus giveaways and an NFL Play 60 Zone. You can get your tickets here.

June 13th

Indy Strawberry Festival on Monument Circle

The beloved Indy Strawberry Festival returns for its 58th year, hosted by the Cathedral Women of Christ Church Cathedral. Head to Monument Circle in downtown Indianapolis on the 13th between 9:00 am-4:00 pm, or until the strawberries run out!

June 14th

uPaint Summer Camp at uPaint Pottery

Feeling Inside Out? That is the theme of uPaint Summer Camp on June 14th. Registration is live on their website, and you can click here for more details.

June 14th-15th

Indianapolis Italian Street Festival

From 5:00 to 11:00 pm on June 14th and 15th, head to Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary in Indianapolis for the Indy Italian Street Festival. And bonus – there is free admission and parking! There will be delicious Italian food, wine, and live music. Check out the event website for more information.

June 15th

Indy Juneteenth Parade & Festival at White River Park

Head over to Celebration Plaza at the White River Park in downtown Indianapolis for the Indy Juneteenth Parade & Festival on June 15th. From 10:00 am until 7:00 pm, there will be children’s games, live music, food “from all over the globe,” and a fun parade. You can also shop from vendors during this event. To learn more, visit the event website here.

June 15th

Juneteenth and Jazz Community Celebration at Eiteljorg Museum

Celebrate the holiday of Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg during the Juneteenth and Jazz Community Celebration on June 15th! You and your family will experience performance, art making activities, and it’s completely free. Check out their event website for a history on Juneteenth and the schedule of events.

June 15th

Nickel Plate Express’ Donuts and Dads Express

The Nickel Plate Express always has fun themed train rides on their events calendar. On June 15th, you can experience Donuts and Dads Express. “Celebrate Father’s Day on Nickel Plate Express with a 65-minute train ride. Enjoy a freshly made donut while you chug along the historic Nickel Plate Road.” Their website always has real-time availability, so book your tickets now!

June 15th & 16th

Talbot Street Art Fair

Come check out over 200 artists from across the nation at the Talbot Street Art Fair on June 15th from 10:00 am-6:00 pm and June 16th from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. The art fair is located in the historic Herron Morton Neighborhood in Indianapolis. And it’s free to the public! For more details, including where to park, check out the event website here.

June 16th

Indiana Fever versus Chicago Sky

Get your tickets here for Indiana Fever’s home game versus Chicago Sky at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, with tip-off starting at 12:00 pm. There are four other home games in June – head to the website for their full schedule and ticket info!

June 16th

Father’s Day Lunch at Conner Prairie

Celebrate that special person in your life by head to Conner Prairie for their Father’s Day lunch. From the event website, “Relax, let us do the cooking, and make the day special with a delicious variety of items to choose from. Our dry tubing hill will be open for Father’s Day picnic guests along with additional yard games and volleyball near Hilltop Pavilion. Seating is at Bayt Pavilion from noon until 2:30 pm.”

June 19th

Juneteenth Jubilee at Conner Prairie

Celebrate Juneteenth at Conner Prairie at the Juneteenth Jubilee. “Explore Black-owned businesses and community resources along with local food vendors and entertainment. There will be a kid’s zone with a playground, bouncy houses, face painting, photo booth, interactive music and 1859 Balloon Voyage rides* (weather permitting). There will also be opportunities to learn about lesser-known famous Black Americans and their impact.” This event is free to the public and will be held from 5:00 to 8:00 pm.

June 20th

Kickoff to Animals & All That Jazz concert series at the Indianapolis Zoo

The popular Thursday night concert series returns at the Indianapolis Zoo starting June 20th. Animals & All That Jazz will have live music from 5:30-8:30 pm under the Bicentennial Pavilion. The concert features a “diverse lineup of musicians from across the Midwest, covering jazz genres from classic to contemporary, smooth soul to blues, and even blending in the sounds of pop and R&B.” You also get to eat yummy food, grab a drink at the bar, and check out the animals on exhibit until 7:00 pm. There are a limited number of tables available on a first-come, first-served basis, so bring your own chairs!

June 21st

Monumental Yoga

On Friday, June 21st from 4:00-9:00 pm, Monumental Yoga will be back for its 11th year. And in case your first question was, “can I bring my kids?” The answer is yes! There is a Kid’s Yoga class 5:30-6:00 pm for kids ages six and older led by Indy Yoga Movement instructors. Kid’s Yoga will take place on the South end of the Monument. Parents must be present with their kids in the family yoga section. Namaste!

June 21st-26th

Finding Nemo, Jr. at the Civic Theatre

A performance by kids for kids, you have to check out the Civic Theatre’s Finding Nemo, Jr. Showings are from June 21st until June 26th, so get your tickets before they sell out! Check out the event page here to get your tickets, see show information, and check out the theatre’s designated inclusive performance.

June 22nd

Indy Eleven versus Orange County SC

Our local professional soccer team, the Indy Eleven, are playing against Orange County SC at 7:00 pm on June 22nd. To check out their full schedule and get tickets for you and your family, click here.

June 22nd

Brown County Touch-A-Truck

Head to the Brown County Music Center parking lot on June 22nd from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm for the Brown County Touch-A-Truck event. This event is free to the public, but donations are appreciated. This hands-on event provides kids with the opportunity to see, touch, and explore their favorite big trucks, heavy equipment, and emergency vehicles as well as interact with community support leaders including police officers, firemen, construction workers, and more. Also, the Brown County public library will be handing out free books!

June 22nd-23rd

Indian Market & Festival at the Eiteljorg

This summer, the Eiteljorg is celebrating their Native American Galleries on June 22nd and 23rd! Purchase your tickets here to shop for jewelry, pottery, paintings, beadwork, and other fine art from more than 140 Native artists from across the United States and Canada. During the event, you and your family can enjoy “cultural performances including music, dance and storytelling, and family art-making activities while eating fry bread and other tasty items from food vendors.”

June 24th-29th


Fishers Parks’ annual, weeklong Spark!Fishers festival, will take over downtown Fishers the last full week of June, running from Monday, June 24th, through Saturday, June 29th. “Get together with your community for the annual Spark!Fishers 5K race and 1-Mile Walk/Run, Spark!Fishers Car & Art Show, free concerts on Tuesday night and Friday night, with drone and fireworks shows, and Saturday’s Spark!Fishers Street Festival – the biggest day of the week – with a parade, multiple stages of live music, food, drink, and artisan vendors, art displays, kids and teen zones, and so much more!”

June 28th

Symphony on the Prairie Kick-Off

Symphony on the Prairie is back and their summer lineup looks amazing! Pack up your blankets, chairs, and picnic baskets and enjoy ISO Classical Favorites like:

  • June 28th: The Music of Queen with Windborne
  • June 29th: The Music of Led Zeppelin with Windborne

Share with us! Which June event in Indianapolis are you excited about?

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