Summer Festivals in Indy

Eat, drink, dance, and shop at Indy's legendary festivals this summer.

Downtown Indy, June 1-8

Indy Pride

The largest LGBTQ festival in the state of Indiana returns to downtown Indy. Circle City IN Pride celebrates the Central Indiana LGBTQ community and serves as the largest fundraiser for Indy Pride, Inc. Come join in the fun with events all week long! If you're visiting for Pride, click here for a guide to LGBTQ Indy.

Strawberry Festival

Christ Church Cathedral, June 13, 9 am-4 pm

Strawberry Festival

It is estimated that six tons of strawberries and 18,000 homemade shortcakes are served at this popular event. Over 95 percent of proceeds go to not-for-profit outreach groups. This is a day too sweet to pass up!

Italian Street Festival

Holy Rosary Catholic Church, June 14-15

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary transforms into a venue with live entertainment, festival rides, and food vendors for this special weekend. Listen to local music groups and indulge in the best Italian cooking in all of Indy.

Independent Music + Art Festival

Harrison Center for the Arts, June 15, 12-8 pm

Mark your calendars for the 16th annual Independent Music + Art Festival, a day-long outdoor festival featuring local musicians, visual artists, and other “independents” in downtown Indy. This annual event honors those who perform original live music and create original work. It provides a unique opportunity for interaction with local artists and the community.

Talbot Street Art Fair

Herron-Morton Neighborhood, June 15-16

Talbot Street Art Fair

With over 270 artists from across the nation, this juried art fair continues to be ranked as one of the finest in the country. The fair is located between 16th & 20th/Delaware & Pennsylvania. Running for over 50 years, the Talbot Street Art Fair continues to define the art scene in Indianapolis.

Marion County Fair

Marion County Fairgrounds, June 21-30

The Marion County Fair is back for its 89th year. This week-long spectacle has something for the whole family and is sure to be the biggest yet!

International Festival

St. Gabriel Catholic Church, June 21-22

The St. Gabriel International Festival celebrates the cultural diversity of the surrounding International Marketplace neighborhood. The festival 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.

Indian Market & Festival

Eiteljorg Museum, June 22-23

Experience the work of more than 130 Native American artists, plus unforgettable cultural performances, and more, at this enduring, popular summer event.

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

Downtown Indy, July 11-21

Summer Celebration offers businesses and organizations numerous ways to connect with consumers. With a goal to educate and uplift the growing, diverse community, Summer Celebration highlights culture in many different areas. Summer Celebration provides a chance for partners and visitors to experience premier arts and entertainment, youth and family activities and programs, business networking, healthy living, education, and more.

Indy Crit Festival

Downtown Indy, July 12-14, 9 am

Indy Crit

Be a part of the fun and excitement of Indiana's largest criterium race. The Indy Crit draws over 500 racers from across the Midwest! In addition to the racing, the accompanying festival has plenty of fun for everyone: food trucks, beer garden, a picnic, yoga in the park, vendors, live bands, BMX stunt shows, family "explore Indy" rides, kids races and activities, Handlebar Indy Pedal Pub tour/race, and more!

St. Christopher Mid-Summer Festival

St. Christopher Catholic Church, July 25-27

St. Chris Mid-Summer Festival

One of the oldest festivals in the state, the St. Christopher Mid-Summer Festival is known for homemade food, a thrilling midway, and a great musical lineup. Try the cod, some of the hundreds of cakes and pies, two beer gardens, roulette, blackjack, and even a vintage Horse Race Wheel game from the 1940s.

Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fairgrounds, August 2-18

Indiana State Fair

Happy happens once again this year as Indiana celebrates its bicentennial with two-and-a-half miles of food and fun. Ten acres of thrills, rides, and games. Seventeen days of FREE Stage stars. And hundreds of events and programs. Get your tickets today.

IndyFringe Theatre Festival

Mass Ave, August 15-25

IndyFringe is a celebration of theatre old and new, edgy and not-so-edgy, that happens every August in the Mass Ave Cultural District. With eight different stages, 64 performing groups, and 384 performances, it is easy to see why the festival has grown into an annual favorite. 


St. Thomas Aquinas Church, August 17-18

This unique summer festival features gourmet foods, craft beer, and a variety of music with a focus on local vendors and talent. The tradition continues this year with ice cold beer from Sun King Brewing Co. and delicious sausages from L.E. Kincaid and Sons meat market. Over-21 guests can enjoy the wine garden and the 2019 raffle will be a 50/50 with plenty of chances to win the big pot of money! Activities for younger guests include inflatables, games, cake walk, face painting, and more.

Hip Hop Fest Chreece

Fountain Square, August 24

Hop Hop Fest Chreece is coming back. This single-day celebration takes place across six venues in Fountain Square, featuring performers Snow tha Product, Hoosier artists Allison Victoria and Parris LaDame, and more.

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