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Indy’s Summer Outdoor Destinations
As the weather grows warmer, the city and its residents seem to truly come alive. This summer, awaken all five of your senses by spending some time enjoying Indy's many outdoor events and attractions with your family. We've got some great picks to get you started!
SEE art in a wide variety of media at the Talbot Street Art Fair, June 8th and 9th. This free, family-friendly fair features works from more than 270 artists. Exhibitor categories include glass, sculpture, photography and jewelry. Head to www.talbotstreet.org for details.
Need more art? Try the Eiteljorg's Indian Market and Art Festival, June 22nd and 23rd at Military Park. Native American artists will showcase their wares against a backdrop of food and music. Find out more at www.eiteljorg.org.
HEAR the musical stylings of bands like Endless Summer and Parrots of the Caribbean at the Fishers Summer Concert Series. The free outdoor concerts take place Tuesday nights from 7-9 p.m. at the Nickel Plate Amphitheater. Check out the flyer at www.fishers.in.us/egov/docs/1364566920_193237.pdf for a complete list of dates and performers.
SMELL the pleasing aroma of flowers in bloom at Garfield Park Conservatory and Sunken Garden. Visitors can relax and enjoy the sunshine in the park's three acres of outdoor gardens and fountains, then take a trip to the rainforest via its indoor conservatory. Admission to the Sunken Garden is free while Conservatory access costs just $1.00 for adults and children over three. Visit www.garfieldgardensconservatory.org for more information.
TASTE the best wines and culinary creations Indiana has to offer at the Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival June 1st at Military Park. This award-winning festival offers samples of more than 200 wines and delicacies from some of Indiana's top culinary experts. Children can have their own fun at the KidZone where plenty of interactive activities will keep them busy. Get all the details at www.vintageindiana.com.
Still hungry? Spend a tasty Friday evening at the Trader's Point Creamery Summer Green Market, a weekly event featuring market vendors offering a variety of healthful options, live music and dinner served on the deck. Menus will be posted at www.tpforganics.com.
FEEL the wind in your hair with Connor Prairie's 1859 Balloon Voyage. This adventure provides a bird's eye view of the history of flight by lifting visitors 350 feet into the air in a 20-passenger helium balloon. After your return to solid ground, enjoy more outdoorsy fun with Conner Prairie's special "Year of Nature" events and exhibits including a new Nature Walk. Learn about the park and confirm the balloon's operating schedule at www.connerprairie.org.
These fun-filled summer activities will encourage your family to exercise all five senses while creating wonderful memories. Start planning your outdoor adventures today!