Indianapolis Moms Guide to March Family Events

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

Do you hear that? I think I hear birds chirping! Spring is almost here and March is packed with great activities around Indianapolis. Take a look at our guide to March Family events in and around our city!

Meet Our Sponsor: Herron Classical Schools

We are thrilled to work with Herron Classical Schools on our Guide to January Family Events! Herron Classical Schools is a network of three tuition-free public charter schools, Herron High School, Herron-Riverside High School, and Herron Preparatory Academy. Within each of our schools, we envision a racially and socio-economically diverse student body. Herron Classical School believes that a classical, liberal arts education prepares students to become well-rounded, engaged citizens of the future.

For more information, visit their website.

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

Events Around Our City

March 1st

Preschool Music & Movement at the Westfield Washington Public Library

The Westfield Washington Public Library is hosting their popular Preschool Music & Movement class on March 1st. “Library staff will lead children in a wide range of activities supporting early literacy, including chanting, singing, dancing, action songs and stories, rhythm practice, creative movement and role playing. The program will incorporate music from other cultures and classical music, as well as spatial concepts. Children will practice both large and small motor skills.”

March 2nd

Cat in the Hat at the Tarkington

“The Cat in the Hat is the perfect friend for a boring rainy afternoon. From games and mischief to Thing One and Thing Two, The Cat brings all sorts of trouble to this grey day— but will Sally and her brother be able to explain the mess to Mother?” Head to the Civic Theatre’s event page to get your tickets for the March 2nd showing, and don’t miss out!

March 2nd

Peanut Butter & Jam at the Studio Theater

Tickets for Peanut Butter & Jam are on sale now! This show is designed for children ages 1-7 and tickets are $10 per child. “Meet Amazon John as he introduces us to several wonderful spring animal babies. Did you know that animals living where there are cold seasons have their babies in the spring, when food is more abundant? We will celebrate motherhood as we learn how mommy animals take care of their springtime babies. Be sure to stick around after the show to meet the animals up close!”

March 5th

The Very Hungry Caterpillar at Clowes Memorial Hall

The Very Hungry Caterpillar & Other Eric Carle Favorites is coming to Indy! This show will feature 75 lovable puppets during these four popular stories – Brown Bear, Brown Bear, 10 Little Rubber Ducks, The Very Lonely Firefly and of course, the star of the show – The Very Hungry Caterpillar. The show begins at 6:30pm.

March 9th

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Exhibit Begins at the Children’s Museum

Head to the Children’s Museum to experience Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Secrets of the Sewer! The exhibit based on the popular Nickelodeon series, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, starts on March 9th and runs through September 2nd. “Leap to the rescue and learn teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving as you work your way through puzzles, mazes, and obstacles. Explore their sewer-like lair, where good guys win and bad guys lose!” And while you’re there, don’t forget the Emotions At Play with Inside Out, running through May 19th.

March 9th

Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist’s Indianapolis location is hosting an adorable 5+ painting event called “Blacklight Uni Cutie” from 12:30-2:00 pm. Make sure you only purchase one ticket! More details are listed on the event page. Have fun!

March 9th

Sappy Saturday at the Monon Community Center

Sappy Saturday at the Monon Community Center will get you excited for spring! “Freezing nights and sunny days cause the maple sap to flow through the trees. Together you and your family will learn how to tap a maple tree, make maple syrup and maple sugar candy. You will get to taste real syrup made from trees right here in Central Park. Registration is per family.”

March 13th

Pacers Home Game versus Chicago Bulls

Our hometown Indiana Pacers are playing the Chicago Bulls on March 13th, so come cheer them on! It’s a great chance to get out if there is cold weather. And what better way than to check out a game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse!

March 14th

Disney Princess Concert at Clowes Memorial Hall

Have a fun afternoon and take your cuties to Clowes Memorial Hall for the Disney Princess – The Concert. This program is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission and includes popular Disney songs that you could sing in your sleep. “Your every dream will come true as larger than life animation and theatrical effects immerse the audience in pure Disney magic, while these powerhouse stars sing your favorite princess, hero and (yes!) villain songs, and share behind-the-scenes stories from their time on the stage and screen.” Check out the website for more details.

March 14th-15th

St. Patrick’s Day Events in Indianapolis

Check out all of the official events celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in Indianapolis! You can visit the Indy St. Patrick’s Day website and the Facebook page for more details. The events include:

Annual Hoosier Lottery Greening of the Canal 

Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Tent Party

Annual 5K Shamrock Run & Walk

March 16th

Father-Daughter Princess Ball at the Mill Top

Fathers, dance the night away with your little princes at the Mill Top’s Father Daughter Princess Ball! “This magical evening will include princesses, dancing, photos, light refreshments and a lifetime of memories. Enjoy this semi-formal night of fun and share a special bonding experience memory for many years to come.” The ball is from 6:30-8:30 pm, and you can register HERE.

March 19th

Puppy Pals Live at Clowes Memorial Hall

For kids of all ages, Puppy Pals Live is another great show coming to Clowes Memorial Hall this March, and you can get your tickets and info HERE. As seen on America’s Got Talent, “Puppy Pals is a family fun action-packed show where adopted and rescued dogs perform spectacular stunts and breathtaking feats. Watch as we lead the puppies and audience through challenging and comical tricks as the pooches show everyone who is really boss!”

March 20th

Teddy Bear Astronauts at the Indiana State Museum

Best for children ages 3-6, the Teddy Bear Astronauts at the Indiana State Museum is an “out-of-this-world experience” at Firefly Landing. You’ll learn about space and prepare an astronaut teddy bear for its first mission! With the upcoming total solar eclipse this spring, our bears need to prepare to be sure they are safe, both on Earth and in space. Your little one will enjoy story time and design a space suit for their teddy bear.

March 21st-24th

Art in Bloom at Newfields

Head to Newfields on March 21st to check out the fourth annual Art in Bloom, running until March 24th. “Fifty fabulous floral arrangements designed by local, regional, and national florists will transform the IMA Galleries in the early days of spring with breathtaking displays inspired by works of art in the collection. Seven monumental showstoppers and 43 pedestals promise to captivate guests of all ages in the largest Art in Bloom yet.” Visit their ticket page for more information and to get your tickets.

March 21st – April 14th

xZOOberance at The Indianapolis Zoo

If you are tired of winter, head over to the Indianapolis Zoo and be exuberant at xZOOberance! The festival runs noon-4:00 pm from March 23rd to April 16th (on select days). At xZooberance, “the Bicentennial Pavilion will be buzzing with live music and dancing, along with spring-centric art and fun activities. New this year! Step inside Blooming Cottage and combine your green thumb with your creativity with our fun flower sorting activities.” To plan your xZOOberance experience, click HERE!

March 24th

Indy Fuel Kids Club Takeover Night

The Indy Fuel Kids Club Takeover is March 24th, and another great promotional event hosted by our beloved ice hockey team. It’s also Family Fun and Kids Eat Free Day! Get excited for fun family activities all night long. Kids under 12 eat free.

March Consignment Sales: Indianapolis & Surrounding Areas

Indy Kids Sale

Website: Indy Kids Sale
Mojo Up Sports Complex at Finch Creek Fieldhouse: 16289 Boden Rd, Noblesville
March 6th-9th

Here We Grow Again (Indy West)

Website: Here We Grow Again
Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 E. Main, Danville
March 13th-16th

Just Between Friends (JBF Richmond)

Website: Just Between Friends
Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Rd N., Richmond
March 15th-17th

Whale of a Sale (Indy North)

Website: Whale of a Sale
Grand Park Events Center, 19000, Grand Park Blvd, Westfield
March 21st-24th

Lucky Duck Sale in Fort Wayne

Website: Lucky Duck Fort Wayne
Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne
March 21st-24th

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