Downtown Indy, Inc.'s Canal Awakens

The Downtown Canal Walk is coming to life! Join us Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for a taste of what's happening this spring and summer. 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.

Fun for all ages

Attendees are invited to pick up a Canal Awakens “passport” and map at the DII tent at the Walnut Street Basin (or any other marked passport location along the Canal) and then visit the businesses located along the waterway. Participating businesses include: 9 on Canal, Canal Square Apartments, Capture Fitness, Fresco Italian Cafe, Indy Bikes & Boats, Indiana State Museum, Indiana Historical Society, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indy Parks, Indy’s Child, Old World Gondoliers, NCAA Hall of Champions, Sapphire Theatre Company, Soccer Indiana and many more. Businesses will provide family-friendly activities and giveaways.

Those who visit all participating locations and return their passport to the any of the participating businesses will be entered to win giveaways including an Invoke Studio prize package, free Indy Bikes & Boats rentals, two entries for the Indy Ultimate, free month at Capture Fitness, Pacers swag and other Canal goodies.

This event is free to attend and is family (and pet!) friendly.

Colts Canal Playspace

New this year is the Colts Canal Playspace, Downtown's only playground, which is near the Walnut Street basin and just opened last October. The Playspace features a vertical climbing tower and ladder, a spinner bowl, twister nets and stepping stones and is open from dusk to dawn.