Give Dad the gift of Downtown excitement June 14 – 16. From festivals to active experiences, there’s something to delight every Dad this Father’s Day weekend.
Talbot Street Art Fair on Talbot Street
Dad could use a new piece of art for his study. Ranked one of the finest fairs in the country, the Talbot Street Art Fair allows patrons to explore the works of more than 200 artists. Journey around the fair Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 16 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
INDIEana Handicraft Exchange at Harrison Center
Contemporary artwork and crafts, live music, local food, craft beer and more make for the perfect way to spend Saturday, June 15 from 12 – 8 p.m. Vendors include some of Indiana’s favorites selling t-shirts, jewelry, soaps, woodcrafts, art, pet goods and more. Also alongside the art fair, the Independent Music + Art Festival features 12 local bands on two stages plus brew from Sun King Brewery.
Italian Street Festival at Holy Rosary Catholic Church
Enjoy delicious Italian food, wine & beer, live music, and amusement rides Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 from 5 – 11 p.m. Buy Dad some homemade cannoli and Italian beer.
TURN UP THE TUNES
Phosphorescent at Old National Centre
Kick off the weekend with some country-tinged rock music at Old National Centre Friday, June 14 at 8 p.m.
Groovin’ in the Garden at Easley Winery
Easley Winery offers free concerts every Saturday from 2 – 5 p.m. as part of their Groovin’ in the Garden concert series. Catch Party of Two Saturday, June 15. Bonus: The winery will also let you pack your own snacks or picnic lunch to enjoy out in the wine garden.
Live music in the Rathskeller Biergarten
Grab a German brew and listen to live music outside at the Rathskeller Biergarten. The Doo! performs Friday, June 14 and the Gene Deer Band performs Saturday, June 15.
Big Head Todd and the Monsters with Toad the Wet Sprocket at Garfield Park
Surprise Dad with a concert Saturday, June 15. All ages are welcome for an amazing live performance, food trucks and fun. Make outdoor memories with the family.
Alex Newell at The Cabaret
If Dad was a Glee fan, check out this unforgettable performer Saturday, June 15 at 7 or 9:30 p.m. Newell most recently wowed audiences in the revival of Once on This Island as the goddess Asaka, Mother of the Earth.
Young the Giant and Fitz & The Tantrums with COIN at Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
Spend the evening listening to live alternative music by chart-climbing Young the Giant along with Fitz & the Tantrums Sunday, June 16 at 7 p.m. under the stars.
Carrie Underwood at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Dad may not come right out and tell you, but he wants to go to this concert! And so do the girls. Make it a family affair and head Downtown by 7 p.m. for some “Cry Pretty Tour” fun.
Indianapolis Indians vs. Pawtucket at Victory Field
Enjoy Father’s Day at Victory Field with games all weekend. Head out to Victory Field on Friday, June 14 at 7:15 p.m. with fireworks after the game; Saturday, June 15 at 7:05 p.m. celebrating Super Saturday and Sunday, June 16 at 1:35 p.m. with kids eat free. Give Dad a day he’ll remember with the Father’s Day Catch on the Field Package. For $75, he’ll get: two box seats, any hat in the Hot Corner Gift Shop, logo baseball and 20-minute postgame catch on the field.
Indiana Fever vs. Chicago at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Watch these two teams of powerhouse women compete Saturday, June 15 at 7 p.m. in Bankers Life Fieldhouse. As a bonus, kids 14 and younger eat free every Friday and Saturday at home: hot dog, chips and a drink.
Summer Nights Film Series at Newfields
Celebrate Father’s Day with an outdoor movie at Newfields this weekend. Sabrina is playing June 14 and Hairspray is playing June 15.
Heroes for the House Run on the Downtown Canal Walk
Participate in the 13th annual Heroes for the House 5K Saturday, June 15. The run takes off from the NCAA Hall of Champions at 7 a.m. Families can also bike, walk or stroll along the 5K course and participate in the Rookie Run.
IMBIBE IN STYLE
Let dad tour multiple craft breweries in Indianapolis. Indy Brew Bus stops at four local breweries, spending about 35 minutes at each one. Participants can keep track of their favorites on a scorecard. Tours are offered Thursdays – Sundays and tickets are $30.
The HandleBar is a great idea for a large group or just two people. Bring beer, wine and snacks and get ready for a great tour of Downtown. (Don’t worry – the bikes are equipped with electric assist to help whenever you need it.) Singular seats start at $30.
The Picked Pedaler 14-passenger party bike is built for FUN. With LED party lights, premium sound system and state of the art electric pedal assist, this experience is one Dad will enjoy. Be sure to BYOB. Monday – Wednesday grab a seat on a public tour for $30. Otherwise grab your friends for a private tour for 14.
Father’s Day Weekend – National Bourbon Day at Conner’s Kitchen + Bar
Grab your Dad and (pretend to) be a big spender with $7 Conner’s Signature Old Fashioned all weekend. If you need something substantial to go with your drink, try the grilled filet mignon with French fries and garlic herb butter.
$1 Old Fashioned Father’s Day Special at OP Italian
Grab a bite to eat and drinks on Sunday, June 16 from 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. with Dad at OP Italian. Sip on a $1 old fashioned with the purchase of filet mignon.
Communications and Marketing Intern, Downtown Indy, Inc.