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Top Fall Events In Indianapolis

Top Fall Events in Indy

If you love outdoor events and activities, fall in Indianapolis is a great time to visit the Hoosier state. Humidity is low, the air is crisp, and Mother Nature puts on a gorgeous show of autumn hues.

Events Near Downtown

  • 9/23 – 34th Annual Circle City Classic
    • At Lucas Oil Stadium
    • The event also includes a parade and pep rally
  • 10/5 – 10/29 – Halloween ZooBoo
    • At Indianapolis Zoo at White River State Park
    • 1200 W. Washington St.
    • 2-7pm
  • 10/6 – 10/7 – Fountain Square Music Festival
    • At Fountain Square Cultural District
    • Times TBA
  • 10/7 – Monument Circle Art Fair
    • Soldiers and Circles monument in downtown
    • 10am – 5pm
    • Enjoy a variety of visual art displays and musical entertainment
  • 10/7 – 10/31 – Children’s Museum Guild’s Haunted House
    • At the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
    • 3000 Meridian St.
    • 7pm
    • Family-friendly lights-on hours and frightening hours offered
  • 10/13,14,20-22 – Victorian Villains
    • At the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site
    • 1230 N. Delaware St
    • Performances last approx. 60-75 min (starting times vary)
    • Reservations strongly suggested
  • 10/14 – 9th Annual Original and Fabulous GermanFest and OktoberFast 5K
    • At the Athenaeum grounds
    • 401 E. Michigan St.
    • 12pm
    • Enjoy fun games, family-friendly activities, German foods and drinks
  • 10/14 – 10/15 – 2017 Red Bull Air Race World Championship
    • At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    • 4790 W. 16th.
    • Event starts at 1pm on Saturday and 10am on Sunday
  • 10/28 – Day of the Dead Festival
    • At the Indiana State Museum at White River State Park
    • 650 W. Washington St.
    • 11am


  • 11/24 – Circle of Lights Tree Lighting
    • At Monument Circle in downtown
    • 6pm
    • Kick-off the holiday season the day after Thanksgiving
    • Santa and his elves will be there, and visitors will also enjoy a firework show
  • 11/25 – 11/29 – Peewinkle’s Holiday Cabaret
    • At the Peewinkle Puppet Studio at the Indiana State Museum
    • 650 W. Washington St.
    • 9:30am – 10:15am
    • The 45-minute production is a perfect kick-off to the holiday season
    • Great families with small children
  • 11/30 – 12/3 – Marvel Universe LIVE!
    • At Bankers Life Fieldhouse
    • 125 S. Pennsylvania St.
    • Times Vary
    • Watch the greatest Marvel Super Heroes and Villains in an action-packed battle
    • Featuring Spider Man, The Avengers, The Guardians of the Galaxy, Doctor Strange and many more!
  • 12/2 – Big Ten Football Championship
    • At Lucas Oil Stadium
    • Starting time TBA
    • Watch two of the best college teams compete for a chance to win the Big Ten Championship


Stay Close to The Events

Autumn season brings some of the best things to do in Indianapolis. Typically, the month of October is the perfect time to enjoy fall foliage in Indy.

Best Leaf-Peeping Places Near Downtown

      • The Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens
      • The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park
      • Pleasant Run Trail
      • Crown Hill Cemetery
      • Central Canal Trail

Also, if you love the flavors of fall, check out Adrian Orchards Farm. It’s about 6-miles from us, at 500 W. Epler Ave. For over 90 years, people have flocked to this historic orchard for apples, pumpkins, cider, and much more!

With our downtown location, you’re within walking distance to many of these exciting fall events and great destinations. Happy fall!