Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Calendar of Events for July 2011

Completed Events are marked in Green
*Events are organized by Dated, Outdoors, Movies, Ongoing, and Charity/Service make sure to scroll all the way down!!

*Want to add an event in your area to our list?  You can!
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July Dated Events

July is National Ice Cream Month!!  So we are giving away a $15 Handel’s Ice Cream Gift Card on our Facebook page on July 1 to celebrate!  Get to our Facebook Page Here!

Zoolapalooza at the Indianapolis Zoo!
July 1, 8, 15
Visit the animals and then catch some live tunes to round out your trip!
Free with Zoo admission!

Home Depot’s Build-Learn-Create Kids’ Workshops
Saturday, July 2
Coaster Set

“Sounds of Faith”
Annual Patriotic Symphonic Band Concert, America the Beautiful
Sunday, July 3
E. 91st Christian Church Sanctuary, Indy

Glorious Fourth at Conner Prairie
July 2-July 4

Carmel Fest
July 3-4

Benjamin Harrison Home
Monday, July 4
Ice Cream Social
Price includes Victorian Circus, home tour of 23rd President Benjamin Harrison, ice cream, games, entertainment,  live music
Adults: $10-$12, Students ages 4-12: $4-$5; Under 4 Free

Kids Tri For Kids
(Yes.....For You and the Crew Loves all things Fitness for Fams!)
Youth Triathlon Series for ages 7-14
July 4, August 21, September 5
$30 per participant; $25 for each additional family member
See link for date locations
See "Race Details" Tab for age-group distances

Free Children’s Museum Night
Thursday, July 7th

Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Saturday, July 9
Tow Truck

Family Creek Stomping
July 10
Get wet, muddy, have fun, and learn at the same time!
Holliday Park in Indy, off of Spring Mill Road
Ages 2+; $5/person

Hamilton County Fair
July 14-19
Animals, exhibits, special events, fair food for purchase

National Ice Cream Day!
Sunday, July 17
In 1984, President Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July as National Ice Cream Day….so celebrate and dig in!

Marion County Fair
July 21-July 30
Kids' Day is Saturday, July 30th!
With Fair admission, 8th Annual Radio Disney Back-To-School Concert at Noon, 7/30!

Family Night Hikes
Friday, July 22
“Dog Days” theme…..more themes monthly this summer!
Bring food for the campfire; marshmallows and roasting sticks are provided
Then explore the woods!
Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve, Fishers
Residents $4; Non-Residents $6

Lowes Build and Grow Clinics
Saturday, July 23

Noblesville Main Street “Street Dance”
Saturday, July 23
Food, Fun, Kids’ Activities, Live Music, Car Show, and more!

Wednesday, July 27
Carmel High School Stadium parking lot
$2/child; preregistration required
Honk horns, climb on trucks, take the wheel in the driver’s seat

Kids’ Day at Noblesville Farmer’s Market
Saturday, July 30
Fire trucks, police cars, farm equipment, face-painting/tattoos, inflatables, and contests

Flavor of Fishers
Saturday, July 30
Entry Fee and then pay for food, drinks, and treats from Fishers-Area Vendors!
USA Parkway Circle

2011 Indy Kids’ Triathlon
Saturday, July 30th
Ages 5-15
Short and Long Course options available
Parents can assist kids in this event!
Sahm Park at 91st/Masters Road

Historic Ambassador House and Heritage Gardens Open House
Sunday, July 31
Fishers Heritage Park at White River
106th and Eller Road, Fishers
View the refurbishment of the historic home and stroll the gardens
Free tours

-Farmer’s Markets-

Abundant Life Farmer’s Market
7606 E. 82nd Street, Indy

Geist Farmer’s Market
Holy Cross Lutheran Church
8115 Oaklandon Road, Indy

Indy Farmer’s Market
Thursdays, May 5-October 27
United Methodist Church
3808 N. Meridian Street

Traders Point Creamery Green Market
Fridays, May 6-October 28
Dedicated to solely to organically produced foods
9101 Moore Rd, Zionsville

Binford Boulevard Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 7-October 29
Indoors Nov 19, Dec 3 and 10 from 9A-12:30P
Northwest corner of Binford Blvd and E. 62nd Street

Broad Ripple Farmer’s Market
Saturdays,  May 7-October 29
Broad Ripple High School Parking Lot
1115 Broad Ripple Avenue

Carmel Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 21-October 1
Carmel City Hall
One Civic Square

Cicero Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, thru September
175 W. Jackson Street

Fishers Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 28-September 24
Fishers Train Station
11601 Municipal Drive

Noblesville Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 21-October 29
Riverview Hospital Overflow Parking Lot on SR 32

Saxony Farmer’s Market
Saturdays, May 14- October 29
131st Street and Olio Road, Fishers

Westfield Farmer’s Market
Fridays, June 3-September 2
North Union Street

-Kids’ Summer Movies-

Hamilton 16
Hamilton Town Center
9 weeks, 9 movies, $1 per movie!
Monday-Friday at 10A

Noblesville Great Escape 10
Free shows start June 8, running Wed, Thurs, Fri of each week
All shows start at 9:30A

Regal Galaxy 14
96th Street
Shows for $1 per person
All shows start at 10A
Runs Tues/Wed from June 7-August 3

Movies in the Park
One Friday per month
July 15-“E.T.”; August 19-“Toy Story 3”
Carmel, West Park

-Ongoing Outdoor Family Art and Music Events-

Kids Koncerts
Mondays in Carmel
Ages 2-5
Free!; Preregistration encouraged; Locations and entertainers change weekly

First Friday Art Tour
1st Fridays of each month
Tour over 25 Downtown Indy Art Galleries

First Fridays Weekends
1st Fridays and Saturdays of each month
Art, entertainment, food, shopping
Noblesville Town Square Stores and Vendors

Second Saturdays Gallery Walk
2nd Saturdays of each month stroll area vendors’ art exhibits

Fishers’ Outdoor Summer Concert Series
Tuesdays; 7-9P
Fishers Town Hall

Carmel’s Jazz on the Monon
Select Saturdays
At the Monon and Main Street in Carmel

Holliday Park Summer Concert Series
Spring Mill Road
Manual page 40

Indy Parks Summer Concerts and Movies-in-the-Park Series
11 Park Locations and Schedules

Noblesville’s Main Street Jazz on the Square
Monthly 1st and 3rd Fridays

Noblesville’s Summer Concert Series
Dillon and Forest Park

Symphony on the Prairie
June 25-September 4

Westfield Concert Series
Cool Creek Park
Fridays; 7P
Adults $5; Kids 12 and under free

-Splash Parks- 

West Park at 116th and Towne Roads
Hours: 9A-9P

Billericay Park at 126th and Promise Rd.
Hours: 10A-8P

Dillon Park at 146th and Hazel Dell Rd.
Hours: 11A-7P

-Ongoing Activities-

Bike Rentals at White River State Park
Rent a “Surrey” and take the fam cruisin’!
Rent and ride smaller bikes along the Central Canal Towpath, the Monon, and Mass Ave.
Rentals vary from $8-$30/hour

Boat Rentals at White River State Park
Rent a kayak, canoe, or double kayak to hit the Canal!
Rentals vary from $10-$30/hour

*Cooper's Stardust Bowl, Noblesville
Cosmic Bowling Specials and Coupons for $1 shoes, games, and snacks
Coupons good April 15-August 30
Smoke-Free Days: Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays (select hours); Summer days, too!
Play 9 holes of Putt Putt Golf for $5/person and get 8 arcade tokens free!

*Pin Heads, Fishers
Arcade, Bowling, Parties
Play-A-Lot: $2
Thunder Bowl: $3/person per game; $4 Fri-Sun

Carmel Monon Center “Escape Pass”
Workout Center and Family Fun Waterpark
$10/day adults; $8 kids 3 and up

Civil War Museum
Free; Observation Deck $1
10A-6P Wed-Sun


Climb Time Indy
Rock Wall Climbing
Wednesday Nights Kids’ Night after 5PM
$12/session; Free harness rental to all others


Conner Prairie Indoors and Outdoor Areas
Special events ongoing
“Taste the Past Thursdays”-sample foods from the Lenape Indian Camp
Open Daily

Cool Creek Park Nature Center
Nature Center and Ongoing Events
Bird Hikes and Activities, Wildflower Hikes, Special Programs
Get More Info Here!
Earth Discovery Center
Eagle Creek Park
$5 Park admission/car; Discovery Center Free
9A-5P Mon-Sat; 1P-5P Sun

Gymnastics Unlimited
Open Gyms, Teen Times, Classes, Adult Zumba
Brookschool Rd. Exit off of 465 East

Hamilton County Sports Complex
Saturdays, "Community Appreciation Day"
Sundays, "Family Fun Day"
Open gym for all sports, bounce houses, tumbling, bungee trampoline, zip line
$25/Family; $10/individuals
Get More Info Here!

Horse and Pony Trail Rides
Ft. Harrison State Park
Ongoing Thru October

Indianapolis Cultural Trail
A brick paved newly-built trail connecting five downtown cultural districts
Walk, run, or ride on the trail to explore the city, dining, shopping, and historic neighborhoods

Indianapolis Indians Baseball Games
Ongoing games and theme nights in link below

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Open 9A-5P
Adults $5; ages 6-15 $3; Under 6 Free
Take a Track Lap (for additional costs) while you're there!

Indiana Transportation Museum
Train Rides and Events All Year Long
Dinner Trains; Caboose Rides; Holiday Trains….See the schedule link!

LEGO Store
Castleton Square; Center Court in front of Macy’s
The 1st Tuesday of every month, first 250 kids in under age 14 get a FREE Lego set

Ongoing calendar of events
Story Time; Early Literacy Programs; Teen Movie Night; Art Classes and more!


Lucas Oil Stadium Tours
A behind the scenes, 1-hour tour visiting the playing field, NFL locker room, plaza, press box, and more
Every Tuesday/Wednesday
11A, 1P, 3P
Adults $7; Ages 4-12 $5; Ages 3 and under free

Museum of Miniature Houses
Open Wed-Sunday
$4 adults; $2 children under 10

My Gym
Open Play for ages 1-5
Tuesdays 11:45-12:45
$5 per player for 1 hour of play
Ball pits, climbing, balance beams, trampolines, gym equipment, and the famous Mr. Kendal!Plus, it’s a clean, smaller gym so it’s just right for younger children! My Gym also does great birthday parties and structured classes as well!
E. 96th Street in Fishers

Prairie Tykes at Conner Prairie
Adult/child class to engage using crafts, dance, and song
Ages 2–5
$11/member youth; $12/non-member youth
9:30–11am and 12:30-2pm on select Fridays
Classes all summer long.....Schedule/Themes on link below
Get More Info Here!

Rhythm! Discovery Center
Interactive exhibits and participatory opportunities using rhythm and its role in our society
Open: Mon-Sat, 10-5; Sun, 12-5
Admission: Adults: $8, Seniors: $7, Youth: $5, Free under age 5
Downtown Indy at Illinois and Washington Streets

Rita's Backyard
Garden Center, Lunch & Tea should see the small tea cups for little girls!
Open April 1-December 23
116th and Brooks School Road, Fishers
We small businesses!......(Tell her Mindy sent you!)

Ritchey Woods Nature Preserve for Parties of any kind!
Celebrate outdoors during this 2-hr event
Includes campfire, use of the shelter, a naturalist-led program, your choice of topic, nature hike, and marshmallows with roasting sticks
Bring additional food if you like…for hotdogs or s’mores
Maximum 90 people
Fees total for the entire program: $90 residents; $135 non-residents; $25 extra for live animals; $25 extra for programs running after sunset
Call: 317.595.3458

Skateland Family Skate Events
Family Fun and Fitness: Tuesdays from 7-10P; Free admission to encourage family fitness; $3 skate rental
Tiny Tot Days: 1st Wednesdays from 10A-Noon; $5 admission plus skates
June 19-All Dad’s skate free for Father’s Day!; 3:30-6P; $6 admission with $3 skate rental
West side of Indy

Snapperz Family Fun & Sports
30,000 sq ft of fun featuring bowling, themed inflatables, rock wall, 4-story kid center, laser tag, games, bumper cars, trampoline, and food
Great for parties and group outings
Moving to Carmel’s Clay Center Mall June 15!
Free Admission on Mondays after 5PM!
Check link for hours, general admission and single activity pricing

Spencer Farm, “More than just berries”
U-Pick or Pre-picked Locally Grown Indiana Produce

Stony Creek Farm
"Family Fun on the Farm"
Fridays-Sundays, thru August 28
Jumping Pillow, Pumpkin Train, Pedal Cars, Duck Races, Farm Animals, Hayride,
Fees for some activities
Get More Info Here!

Sweet Treat Boutique
Ice cream, cotton candy, loads of treats, gifts
Great for birthday parties
Oaklandon/Geist area

Trader’s Point Creamery
*Private Safari Ride
$150 for 10 people
*Creamery Tours
Many tours available
Observe cow milking

Vintage Car, Saturday Night Cruise-In
May 7-Nov; 4:30-8:30P
Downtown Noblesville

-Service Projects and Charity Events-

Bottles for Babies
Fill baby bottles with loose change to raise money for mothers who have chosen life for their babies
Great fundraiser for any age, in your home, garage sales, parties, you name it!

Kids Against Hunger
3rd Saturday of the Month
Food Packing

"SO…Over the Edge".....scale a downtown building!
Bring the fam to watch as you benefit a great cause
Adult Fundraiser benefitting Special Olympics
Registration began 4/1; Event held 10/15

Live music, parade, food vendors, petting zoo, fireworks, and more!