Indianapolis Moms Blog :: August Guide to Family Events


August is here, summer is winding down and school is back in session! But the weather is still warm and there are so many fun things happening in our community. Be sure to check out our upcoming Indianapolis Moms Blog events! We have some great things planned for you!

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Late September

Moms Night Out Event

Mark your calendars – IMB will be hosting a MNO this fall! The event will consist of a Yoga class, shopping, snacks and more! Plus we will be hosting a diaper drive to support local Indianapolis organizations.
Can’t wait to see you there!

Address: LINE + form Atelier 5612 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: TBD


Events Around Town

Week of July 30

Monday July 31

Mindfulness for Toddlers – Meet & Greet with Mr. Daniel 

Grab your picnic basket and come learn about the Mindfulness for Toddlers program, check out the space where it will be held and meet the lead teacher, Meghan Sissom!

Address: 60 Campbell Ave. Indianapolis
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: FREE


School Supply Drive for the Boys & Girls Club

Do God Indy is a running a school supply drive to benefit the Boys & Girls Club.

Address: 1448 Conner Street, Noblesville
Time: Through the Month of July 
Cost: FREE

Tuesday August 1

Yoga in the Park

We are taking yoga outside this summer, with Registered Yoga Instructor, Karen Powell Heighten all your senses as you stretch, strengthen, and relax surrounded by nature.

Address: Holliday Park, 6363 Spring Mill Road Indianapolis
Time: July 25-Aug 13 6:30pm – 7:45pm
Cost: $45/session

Wednesday August 2nd

Barnes & Noble – Wacky Wednesday Storytime

Join us for a fun, engaging Storytime! We will feature a new children’s book and a simple activity to follow. Meet us in the Barnes & Noble, Jr. Department every Wednesday at 11am.

Address: 17090 Mercantile Blvd, Noblesville
Time: Wednesdays 11:00am
Cost: FREE 

Thursday August 3rd

Children’s Museum First Thursday $5 Night

Everything extraordinary awaits! Come to the museum on Aug. 3 as we welcome all visitors to pay $5 admission between 4 and 8 p.m.! Tickets can be bought on-site, but we **strongly encourage online purchasing**. When you buy ahead, you beat the crowds and enjoy every minute of your time at the museum!

Address: 3000 North Meridian St, Indianapolis
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $5 

Friday August 4th

Indiana State Fair

The Indiana State Fair returns to honor Youth, Agriculture and Education in an entertaining and fun environment. Join us to make more memories August 4-20, 2017

Address: 38th and Fall Creek Parkway, Indianapolis

Time: August 4-20 8:00am-9:00pm

Cost: FREE

Saturday August 5th 


This is an event that will feature local, Indiana artists, and provide an opportunity to do some doodles of you own! We provide the chalk, you provide the art!

Address: 200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: FREE admission


Family Colts Open Training Camp Practice

This non-ticketed event will be free and open to the public and will include the fan favorite, Colts City. Colts City is a fun and interactive area for fans to engage with their favorite team.
Address: 9500 East 16th Street, Indianapolis
Time: 4:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE

Week of August 6

Sunday August 6th

Black Owned Business Block Party

Join over 100 Black Owned Businesses, Black Owned Food Truck Vendors and a Farmers Market! All on the grounds of Flanner House on MLK!

Address: 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Indianapolis
Time: 1:30pm-6:00pm
Cost: FREE Admission


Irvington Historical Society Ice Cream Social

This year’s Ice Cream Social promises to be even better than last year’s! Bring the whole family and your appetite!

Address: 5350 University Avenue
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: FREE Admission

Monday August 7th

Grandparents’ Day at The Urban Chalkboard

The first Monday of every month is Grandparents’ Day at The Urban Chalkboard. Kids get half off admission if they attend with a grandparent. Adults are free. Discount will be given off Walk-in & Pre-Pay admissions. To redeem deal online use code UCGRAND at checkout.

Address: 452 E Carmel Drive, Carmel
Time: First Monday of the month
Cost: Half-off Admission for Kids

Tuesday August 8th

Free Breastfeeding Support Group 

Breastfeeding, pumping, supplementing. Help with low milk supply, uncomfortable latch, other questions. Weight checks for baby

Address: 6620 Parkdale Place SuiteK, Indianapolis
Time: 2:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: FREE

Wednesday August 9th

Music in the Park

Vinny will be at the 8th season of Music in the Park here in Noblesville. Save the date and come on out!

Address: North Harbour Park, Noblesville
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: FREE 

Thursday August 10th

Broad Ripple Carnival

Broad Ripple will celebrate the history of the area with a four-day festival featuring carnival rides and games, food and drink, a craft beer garden, live entertainment and community booths.

Address: 1550 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis
Time: August 10-13th 4:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: FREE admission 

Friday August 11th

Movies in the Park – La La Land

Come out this summer with your family and friends to enjoy a free, relaxing evening under the stars to watch a good movie with good company! Movies will begin right after sunset, so start times will vary.

Address: 205 West Hoover Street, Westfield
Time: 9:00pm – 11:00pm
Cost: FREE 


Movies on the Hill :: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them 

Bring your family, chairs, and blankets to this FREE outdoor movie night and set up on the hill below the shelters! The movie will be screened in the east parking lot at Avon Town Hall.

Address: 6570 East US Highway 36, Avon
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Cost: FREE Admission

Saturday August 12th

Good Food Feast

Join us for food, a cooking demonstration and nutrition class provided by Purdue Extension! The Community Controlled Food Initiative is a cooperative that brings fresh affordable food to our community!

Address: 43949 Boulevard Place, Indianapolis
Time: 3:00pm-5:00pm
Cost: $25 or $12 for SNAP/EBT


Hamilton County Sports Complex Family Fun Fair

The complex and tenants are open to all visitors for introductions, trial events and open gym fun! Make sure to visit all the local vendor booths and enjoy our fair foods. Bring the entire family and enjoy the fun!

Address: 9625 East 105th Street, Noblesville
Time: 11:00am-3:00pm
Cost: FREE


14th Annual PAWS Pool Party and Dog Dive Contest

Free swim for dogs and dog diving contest. All proceeds from this event go to the PAWS Homeless Pets Veterinary Care Fund. This fund allows PAWS to rescue pets with special needs and provide them with the veterinary care they need to find forever homes.

Address: 300 North Apple Street, Greenfield
Time: 9:300am-4:00pm
Cost: $12 for one dog, $3 for each additional dog

Week of August 13

Sunday August 13th

Despicable ME Skate Party

Come, meet & Skate with GRU and the Minions !

Address: 3209 North Arm Glen Road, Indianapolis
Time: 12:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $7 Admission and $4 Skate Rentals

Wednesday August 16th

Broad Ripple Wednesday Market

Come visit the Wednesday Market this evening, and enjoy all our wonderful vendors!

Address: 5301 Winthrop Ave, Indianapolis
Time: 4:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: FREE

Thursday August 17th

Gen Con Indy 2017

Gen Con is the original, longest-running gaming convention in the world! With 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 16,000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™!

Address: 100 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis
Time: August 17-Agust 20
Cost: Price varies

Friday August 18th

SausageFest 2017

The fest features selections of local food and beverage vendors, highlighting Kincaid’s Meat Market sausages and Sun King beer. This family-friendly event also offers children’s activities such as inflatables, face painting, and games, and a back party lot for teens with music by our local Sam Ash.

Address: St. Thomas Aquinas School 4600 North Illinois, Indianapolis
Time: August 18-19 6:00pm-midnight
Cost: FREE admission

Saturday August 19th

Children’s Museum – PlayFit

Join us for an indoor fitness extravaganza! Celebrate healthy choices and active play with special activities. Get up and get moving!

Address: 3000 North Meridian Road, Indianapolis
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: FREE with Museum Admission 


Late Night on Main

Come early for dinner to meet up with friends and you may end up dancing in the street! Live music begins on Main Street at 9 p.m. and entertainment continues until Midnight throughout the DIstrict. Many shops, galleries and restaurants will be open late. Be part of Carmel’s Late Night on Main!

Address: East Main Street at North Rangeline, Carmel
Time: 9:00pm-midnight
Cost: FREE admission

Week of August 20

Monday August 21

Solar Eclipse

Keep your fingers crossed for clear skies for the 2017 Solar Eclipse! Here in Indianapolis we’ll have about 90% coverage, not a total eclipse, but that should still be enough to provide some fun viewing.

Address: Eagle Creek Park – 5901 Delong Road, Indianapolis 
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: FREE with park admission 


Tuesday August 22nd

City Market Catacombs Tour

A vast expanse of brick barrel arches, the catacombs are all that remain of Tomlinson Hall, which burned in 1958 and was torn down by the city.

Address: 222 E. Market Street, Indianapolis
Time: 6:00-pm-8:00pm
Cost: $10


Saturday August 26th

Come out and celebrate Michael Jackson’s birthday a few days early (his was August 29) with NEXTGen, an MJ tribute band, and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra!
Address: 13400 Allisonville Road, Fishers
Time: 8:00-10:00pm
Cost: Free 

Week of August 27

Wednesday August 30th

Project Pink Fashion Show

Ten breast cancer survivors & co-survivors will hit the runway modeling one-of-a-kind outfits designed by students from the Art Institute of Indianapolis. A panel of local celebrity judges will select a winning designer following the runway show.

Address: 211 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Indianapolis
Time: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $25 and Up


Want to Include Your Event?

We are always looking to showcase fun events around the city! Email [email protected] with your event and we may feature it in the next month’s round-up post!