Summer Festivals in Indy

Celebrate the return of festivals in Indy! Eat, drink, dance, and shop at Indy's legendary festivals during this last blast of summer. 


Asian Fest

Global Villiage Welcome Center, May 21, 12-5pm

Four people standing next to the "Be the I in Indy" sign. Holding a sign saying "Asian Fest"Experience the sights, sounds, and culture of Asia without leaving Indy with live performances, cultural and arts exhibits, children's activities, and healthcare symposiums.


Indy Pride Festival

Historic Military Park, June 11, 11am-11pm

Indiana's Largest LGBTQ Celebration culminates in a festival for all ages! After two years without an in-person festival or parade due to COVID-19, Indy Pride is back with all the celebrations highlighting and uplifting Indy’s LGBTQ+ community. 


Strawberry Festival

Christ Church Cathedral, June 9, 9 am-4 pm (or until supplies last)

Strawberry Festival

It is estimated that six tons of strawberries and 20,000 homemade shortcakes are served at this popular event. Over 95 percent of proceeds go to not-for-profit outreach groups. Stocking up on all the sweets? You can pre-order in bulk to feed your entire crowd. This is a day too sweet to pass up!


Italian Street Festival

Holy Rosary Catholic Church, June 10-11, 5-11 pm

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


Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fairgrounds, July 29-August 21

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. Twenty-four days of FREE Stage stars. And hundreds of events and programs. Get your tickets today.


SausageFest

St. Thomas Aquinas Church, August 19-20

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. Activities for younger guests include inflatables, games, cake walk, face painting, and more.


IndyFringe Theatre Festival

Mass Ave, August 18-September 4

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 seven different stages and 336 performances, it is easy to see why the festival has grown into an annual favorite. Discover the new "Amplified Voices" series, providing a space for creative to marginalized communities each Friday. 


Devour Indy Summerfest

Indianapolis, August 22-September 4

Calling all Indy foodies! Devour Indy returns this August, giving you the opportunity to dine at more than 100 of the city's most talked-about restaurants. Revisit your local favorites or try somewhere new, enjoying special menus with discounted prices.


Downtown Indy, August 28, 9-5 pm

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!


BUTTER

Stutz Business and Art Center, September 1-4

This Labor Day Weekend, local cultural development firm GANGGANG introduces BUTTER, a multi-day fine art fair that will showcase the works of 30+ Black visual artists from across the country. A first for Indianapolis, BUTTER will feature works by national and local artists including Najee Dorsey of Black Art in America, Kerry James Marshall, Kaila Austin, Tashema Davis, Courtland Blade, LaShawnda Crowe Storm, Greg Rose Carter, Elizabeth Catlett and more.


Global Fest

SoBro, September 17, 12-1opm

An archway with flowers and a sign saying "Global Fest"Global Fest is an annual festival celebrating cultures and communities with food, art, music, and play. Bring the family and partake in the free global scavenger hunt. Or dine at food trucks serving Japanese, Belgian, Brazilian, Venezualian, and many more tastes.


Indy Jazz Fest

Garfield Park and Schrott Center for the Arts, September 30-October 2

Three men playing jazz on a stageCelebrating more than 20 years as innovators in the Indianapolis arts and culture scene, the annual Indy Jazz Fest is the premier event of the Indianapolis Jazz Foundation. This year, Indy Jazz Fest returns with an outdoor festival at Garfield Park and indoor sessions at IJF Commission Series at Schrott Center for the Arts. The lineup features jazz shows spanning funk, smooth jazz, R&B, and soul.