As the weather starts to warm up, check out one of Downtown’s best attractions: our Downtown Canal Walk.

Welcome spring during Canal Awakens, Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.. This FREE event encourages attendees to get outside and explore many of the businesses, restaurants and attractions located along the 1.5-mile stretch of water. Grab a passport from the Downtown Indy, Inc. tent or any of the participating businesses. Get a stamp at each of the participating businesses and return it to be entered into prize giveaways.

Need to get out of the house with the kids? No problem. Head to the Colts Canal Playspace where the kids can let loose and have fun while you can enjoy the nice weather and scenic views.

Located on the north end of the Canal near Wabash and Walnut streets, this park is designed for fun. With climbing ladders, towers, nets, and stones everyone is guaranteed fun at the park.

The Canal Playspace spans nearly one acre and connects to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail for easy access.

Sunset Cinema on the Canal is a great way to get outside and enjoy the nighttime air. New and improved for its second year, Indy Film Fest and Downtown Indy, Inc. have partnered again. Everyone is invited to watch FREE outdoor movies along the Canal. A large movie screen will be located on the north end of the Canal near the Admiral Spruance Basin (11th Street).

Movie-goers are invited to bring blankets/chairs and picnics to enjoy the movies on the grass. In addition, food and soft drinks will be available to purchase near Canal 337 by Thomas Caterers from 7:30 – 9 p.m. Movies will start around dusk (9:15 p.m.)

The movies are:
• May 16: Grease (PG-13)
• June 20: E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (PG)
• July 18: Splash (PG)
• Aug. 22: Days of Thunder (PG-13)

If you’ve ever wanted to float in the Canal, here’s your chance. For those 21+ interested in an in-water, one-of-a-kind experience, pay $20 and receive a floating innertube (to keep) to watch the movie in the Canal, along with two Sun King beers. Be sure to register since innertubes are limited.

Mark your calendar for the return of Sunrise Yoga on the Canal presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, in partnership with Invoke Studio, from 6 – 6:45 a.m. BYOM (bring your own mat) every Wednesdays, June 5 – Aug. 28, and salute the sun on the Vermont Street Plaza on the Canal.

Additionally, don’t forget about your favorite Georgia Street events. Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Workout Wednesdays presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield run Wednesdays, May 1 – Sept. 25, noon – 12:45 p.m. We’re partnering again with the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis to provide fun cardio classes on the Boardwalk. All fitness levels are welcome.

Head down to the Boardwalk every Friday May 3 – Aug. 23, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. for Downtown Indy, Inc.’s Food Truck Fridays Driven by ChooseYourChevy.com. Your favorite food trucks will be parked on Georgia Street between Capitol Avenue and Illinois Street. See you there!