Give Dad the gift of Downtown excitement June 15 - 17. From festivals to active experiences, there’s something to delight every Dad this Father’s Day weekend.
Brew Ha-Ha outside former Phoenix Theatre
Head to one of the city’s best beer fests Saturday, June 16 from 3 – 7 p.m. Enjoy unlimited craft beer samples from local breweries at this outdoor block party on the 700 block of North Park Avenue. Tickets are $50 in advance, $65 for early admission and $20 for a designated driver.
Talbot Street Art Fair in Herron-Morton Place
Ranked one of the finest fairs in the country, the Talbot Street Art Fair allows patrons to explore the works of more than 270 artists. Journey around the fair Saturday, June 16 from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, June 17 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
INDIEana Handicraft Exchange at the Harrison Center for the Arts
Contemporary artwork and crafts, live music, local food, craft beer and more make for the perfect way to spend Saturday, June 16 from 12 – 8 p.m. Vendors include some of Indiana’s favorite names including t-shirt producers United States of Indiana. Also alongside the art fair, the Independent Music + Art Festival features 12 local bands on two stages plus brew from Sun King Brewery.
Turn up the tunes
Zoolapalooza at the Indianapolis Zoo
The Zoo kicks off the Friday night summer concert series with Jennie DeVoe June 15 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The concerts feature a different menu of specialty food items and a full bar.
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 16. Bonus: The winery will also let you have food delivered from a favorite restaurant.
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 15 and Natalie Stovall & The Drive perform Saturday, June 16.
Indiana Fever vs. Atlanta Dream at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
Watch these two teams of power house women compete Saturday, June 16 at 7 p.m. in Bankers Life Fieldhouse.
Juneteenth Community Celebration at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Bring your dad to the Eiteljorg Museum’s cultural celebration commemorating the end of slavery in Texas on June 16. This free event goes from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Heroes for the House Run on the Downtown Canal Walk
Participate in the 12th Annual Heroes for the House 5K Saturday, June 16. The run takes off from the NCAA Hall of Champions at 8:30 a.m. Families can also bike, walk, stroll along the 5K course and participate in the Rookie Run.
Summer Nights Film Series at Newfields
Celebrate Father’s Day with an outdoor movie at Newfields this weekend. The Graduate is playing June 15 and Night of the Living Dead is playing June 16.
Imbibe in style
Indy Brew Bus
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.
Bring dad to Tastings for his favorite bottle of wine. On Sundays, the wine bar offers half-priced bottles of wine, brunch with a $5 Bloody Mary Bar and $5 Mimosas and live music at 6 p.m. Sit on the patio for a great Downtown Indy experience.