Indianapolis & Surrounding Areas


The Indiana Historical Society’s Concerts on the Canal are back including Free Admission Thursdays, which extends hours until 8 p.m. Concerts take place Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m., May 30 – July 18, and feature a variety of music styles. Seating is available on the hill across the Canal or reserve a table on the terrace. Bring your own food and drinks or order from the Stardust Terrace Café outdoor grill and cash bar. Performers include Rob Dixon, Living Proof, Soul Deep and others.

All ages can enjoy the experience for FREE. Bring blankets/chairs and picnics to watch the movies in the grassy areas. Food and drinks will be available to purchase as well. Take a walk around the beautiful Canal. Or better yet, explore the central canal via paddleboat or surrey. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy an in-water Canal experience for only $20 when participants 21+ can get an innertube to float in the Canal, along with two Sun King beers.

Spend a few days in White River State Park exploring the Zoo’s new xZooberance Spring Festival, Indiana State Museum’s Color of Style, NCAA Hall of Champions scavenger hunt and more. Visit The Children’s Museum’s Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience which debuted last year in an effort to curb obesity and get children moving. There are also two new exhibits, Paw Patrol and Star Trek. See >MORE 

Don’t miss Spring Blooms at Newfields: a cascade of color returns to the gardens this spring as thousands of flowers take bloom through May 26th. From tulips, peonies, iris, and hyacinth to the tall, Dr. Seuss-like blooms of Allium stipitatum ‘White Giant’ near the Sutphin Fountain and the slate-purple colored bell-like flowers of the Persian fritillary at the front of Lilly House. Visit early and often to watch nature paint the landscape in slow motion at Newfields.  >MORE

May is the month full of activities for the greatest spectacle in racing as the city prepares for the 103rd running of the Indy 500 scheduled for Sunday, May 26.  >MORE

The Indianapolis Zoo is opening two new exhibits May 25: Size, Speed & Venom: Extreme Snakes and MISTery Park presented by Kroger, featuring sloths. Check out extreme snakes in the Deserts Dome, including the infamous black mamba, reticulated and Burmese pythons and other venomous Indiana snakes. Additionally, one of the world’s slowest moving mammals can be found in Forests. See Hoffmann’s and Linnaeus’s two-toed sloths. Both exhibits are included with Zoo admission.


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