Fun Summer Activities Around indianapolis

Summer is here in Indianapolis. Looking for ideas for summer fun? That's Good HR has them!

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Mary Springer
June 21, 2023

It’s the first day of summer! At That’s Good HR, the work continues as we seek to match qualified candidates with some of Indianapolis’ top employers. But we also like to carve out time for fun summer activities. Here’s a hint of what we love to do during Indy’s beautiful summers!

Plan a museum day

Indianapolis is a museum lover’s dream come true, with several museums waiting to fulfill your inner culture seeker. Immerse yourself in the beauty of art at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Galleries. Test your Indiana history knowledge at the Indiana State Museum. Explore Native American culture at the Eiteljorg Museum. Or, learn more about Indy’s favorite oval at the Indianapolis Speedway Museum

Put your pedal to the metal

While we’re talking about the Speedway, why not treat yourself to a view of the bricks from the INDYCAR passenger seat? The Indy Racing Experience offers several different configurations for a unique memory.

Pedal around Indy on a party bike

Grab your friends and head downtown to pedal your way to a party. The Pickled Peddler lets you bring up to 14 people on a private tour. Plus, the party bike is equipped with electric assist, in case you don’t feel like exhausting yourself.

Watch a ball game

Our Indianapolis Indians, a Triple-A affiliate of the Pittsburg Pirates, play their games at Victory Field. Buy yourself some peanuts and Cracker Jack, and come down for a game. If you’re more of a futbol fan (that’s a fancy word for soccer), check out the Indy Eleven schedule at IUPUI’s Carroll Stadium. Give the ladies some love, too! The Indy Eleven Women’s Team plays at Westfield’s Grand Park.

Find the freshest produce at a farmer’s market

Pack your favorite reusable bag and plan your weekly menu around farm fresh produce from an Indy area farmer’s market. If you’d rather do the dirty work yourself, pick some fresh fruit and other crops at Spencer Farm.

Walk the trails at Fort Ben

Our friends in states like Colorado and Montana like to brag about their outdoor opportunities, but Indy-area residents can get their nature fix at Fort Harrison State Park. Take a walk in the woods, enjoy a picnic lunch or canoe down Fall Creek. You may even want to buy a state park pass to start exploring other beautiful Indiana parks.

Listen to the music

Rumor has it, you can hear live music every summer night somewhere in Indy and the surrounding areas. Check out a free community concert at the Carmel’s Summer Family Concert Series at the Gazebo, or see some big names at the TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park or Ruoff Music Center.

Be wild

The Indianapolis Zoo can transport you from the colt of the Antarctic to the dry heat of the desert. Plus, you can purchase a sloth adventure! You can tell your grandchildren that you fed a sloth.  (If sloths aren’t your wild thing, maybe you’ll be tickled by the rhino adventure.)

Drink local with an Indy Craft Pass

Enjoy discounts at local breweries, distilleries and wineries with an Indy Craft Pass. This free pass gives you an excuse to dine out and taste what’s new around Indy. Every time you check in on your mobile passport, you’ll earn points for prizes.

Go to the fair

An Indy summer celebration isn’t complete without a visit to the Indiana State Fair. This year’s fair is set for July 28-August 20 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Visit the farm animals. Admire the handiwork. Fill yourself with corndogs, elephant ears and other fair treats.  Check out the Hoosier Lottery Free Stage schedule to discover some of the best free music deals in town.

Indianapolis summers are like no other. Whether you’re an outdoor kind of person or you prefer to relax in the air conditioning, you’ll be sure to find something to do here this summer. Get out and enjoy!