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Upcoming Fairs and Festivals in Indianapolis June 2016

Posted by kim carpenter on May 28, 2016
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June is a time for merriment with friends and family, and you’re in luck! Mark your calendars because there’s an exciting number of fairs and festivals happening in the upcoming sunny month. So, if you’re in the mood to go out and enjoy great music, food, and rides with your people, you have plenty of options to choose from.

John Hartford Memorial Festival

When: June 1-4

Where:  Bill Monroe Music Park & Campground 5163 SR 135 N

Morgantown, IN

Details: A three-day music festival held in memory of musician John Hartford, the event is organized by his longtime friend John Hotz who provides musicians and music lovers with the opportunity to come together in their appreciation for wonderful music. Hotz books bands that either knew or were influenced by the life of his friend and has hosted such acts as Bela Fleck, Tim O’Brien and Sam Bush. You can purchase tickets here.

Saint Simon Festival

When:  June 2-4

Where: St. Simon Parish

8155 Oaklandon Rd

Indianapolis, IN

Details: This is a summer event held to fundraise for the parish’s community efforts throughout the year. Attractions include a lineup of live music performances, which have featured the likes of My Yellow Rickshaw as well as The Flying Toasters. The festival also features a kid’s talent competition, carnival rides and a vast array of food and beverage selections for guests to choose from.

Circle City in Pride

When: June 4-11

Where: Multiple locations in Indianapolis

Details: This is the largest LGBT pride event in Indianapolis, Indiana, and features both a parade and an accompanying festival. The festivities promote LGBT rights and spur socially conscious conversation about the subject. The week-long event kicks off with a 5k run and walk, and other attractions like a Cadillac Barbie Parade, live music and parties hosted by local restaurants and bars.

Christ Church Cathedral Strawberry Festival

When: June 9th, 2016

Where: Christ Church Cathedral

Indianapolis, IN

Details: This utilizes more than 300 volunteers and serves an estimated six tons of strawberries and 18,000 homemade shortcakes. More than 95 percent of the Strawberry Festival proceeds goes directly to local, national and international not-for-profit outreach groups.

Talbot Street Art Fair

When: June 11th,12th 10AM—6PM

Where: Herron-Morton Neighborhood

Between 16th & 20th St

Indianapolis IN

Details: Hosted in Indianapolis, Indiana, the  fair features the work of over 270 of the finest artists from around the United States. The fair is extremely selective, which has allowed it to become one of the premier art fairs in the nation. Guests are exposed to work done in a wide range of media such as watercolor, sculpture, copper, stone, jewelry and ceramics.

Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk fest

When:  June 4th, 2016

Where: 222 E Market St

Indianapolis City Market

Indianapolis, IN

Details: Treat your taste buds to the Midwest Sour + Wild + Funk Fest in Indianapolis, Indiana. The one-day suds celebration promotes the oft-overlooked categories of wild ales and features beers from midwest breweries in the styles of farmhouse, saison, lambic and flanders brews.

Independent Music and Art Festival

When: June 11, 2016

Where: 1505 N Delaware St

Harrison Center for the Arts

Indianapolis, IN

Details: This festival showcases musicians, artists and other creative performers and craftspeople in the Indianapolis area. The festival includes a contemporary craft fair with a wide variety of handmade goods, ranging from clothing and accessories to household items to gifts and souvenirs. Bands perform as guests explore the vendors and other entertainment.

Marion Country Fair

When: Jun 17-26

Where: 7300 East Troy Avenue

Marion County Fairgrounds

Indianapolis IN

Details: The annual  fair boasts non-stop entertainment and agricultural attractions. The nine-day fair features amusement park rides, fireworks, livestock auctions and showings, a demolition derby, pony rides, robotic competitions, elephant encounters, flight simulations and appearances from celebrities.




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