Indianapolis Moms Guide to September


Indianapolis Events in September FALL is here, well almost but the month of SEPTEMBER has arrived. Here is our round up of some of the fun activities and events happening this month in Indianapolis! 

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Events Around Our City

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL? COLTS season is in full swing. Take a look below for everything you need to get ready for another great COLTS season.

Ultimate Guide to all things COLTS:

September 1st

Indiana ComicCon: Indiana Convention Center

Indiana Comic Convention is a comic book convention located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Indiana Comic Convention is Indianapolis’ largest, true comic convention. Featured are exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, games, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel. In addition, a roster of comic industry professionals, and comicdom-related celebrities are in attendance for attendees to meet and greet. As admission is kept reasonable for adults and FREE for children, the Indiana Comic Convention is a family-friendly convention

Click here for more information.

September 4th

Indy Eleven vs. New York Red Bulls II: Lucas Oil Stadium: 7-9pm

Support our hometown Indy Eleven team as they take on the New York Red Bulls II at Lucas Oil Stadium. Click the link for more game information and to purchase tickets.

September 5th

The Children’s Museum: First Thursday Discount Evening: 4-8pm

On First Thursday Nights, you can pay $5 per person to visit either the museum or the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. For $7, you can buy a ticket to both! This is only between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m.

Tickets for First Thursday at the Children’s Museum

September 5th

Urban Chalkboard: Carmel, Indiana– 5-7pm

Looking for some inexpensive family fun? Head to the Urban Chalkboard for $5.00 family night. Enjoy pizza and fun activities on this discounted evening. 

Urban Chalkboard Information

September 6th

Whitestown Free Summer Concerts: Whitestown Municipal Complex- 6-10pm

Spend the evening with some great music and outdoor fun in Whitestown. Admission is free and food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food or beverage is permitted. More information can be found on the Whitestown Facebook Page. 

September 7th

Caramel Apple Festival: Tuttle Orchard- 9am-7pm

Hours:   Events run from 9AM-7PM unless otherwise indicated below.


  • Visit the Farm Store for Apples, Cider, and more.  Check out all the fall items in the Farm Store.
  • Pick your own Apples in the orchard to take home.  Varieties coming soon.
  • Tractor Town Adventure Farm Area Open:  $5/child or see info below about Saturday combo pass.
  • Watch the Bees:  See the honey bees hard at work making honey.
  • Take a hayride: Hop on the hayride and hear about the farm.  9:30AM-6:30PM  $5/person or see info below about Saturday Combo Pass.  Hayrides may close if raining.
  • Caramel Apple Hunt: Search for tickets for free caramel apples hidden around the farm. 10AM-all tickets are found.
  • Enjoy the Agrimaze, Corn Maze.  $5/person or see combo pass info below.


  • Build your own Caramel Apple: Special for this day only the build your own caramel apple bar.  Choose from a variety of gourmet toppings for your fresh dipped caramel apple.  $5.55/each  10AM-5PM  (Traditional caramel apples: plain, peanut, sprinkle will be available in the Cafe for $3.70)
  • Tuttle’s Cafe and Sweet Shop:  Caramel apples, apple donuts, apple cider slushies, fudge, and more.
  • Tuttle’s Grill: Will be open from 10:30AM-6PM offering hot dogs, bratwurst, pulled pork sandwiches, roasted corn on the cob, and more.  Enjoy fresh grilled meats from Indiana farms.  Menu here.
  • Covered seating is available in our greenhouse areas along with lots of outdoor seating.

Cost:  There is no admission charge for the festival.  There is a separate charge for some activities and food items.  Click on above links for more information about specific activities.   Saturday Combo pass is available for $10 (includes Agrimaze, Tractor Town, and Hayride).

No pets are permitted due to food safety regulations.

Hours:   Events run from 9AM-7PM unless otherwise indicated.

Weather Note:  This event will be held rain or shine.  Farm Store, Cafe, Build your Own Caramel Apples are located inside.  Grill will be serving food rain or shine.  Covered seating is available in our greenhouse area.  Corn roaster may not run if raining.  Outdoor activities such as u-pick apples will be open in light rain…just bring your rain coast.  Hayrides will not run if raining.   In the event of a threat of lightning, Upick Areas, Tractor Town, Corn Maze, and Hayrides will be closed for your safety until the threat passes.

September (Dates vary based on YMCA location)

YMCA (All Locations- Dates Vary): PARENTS Night Out- 5-10pm

Head to your local YMCA for their KIDS NIGHT OUT EVENT. Parents, this event is perfect to allow yourself a night out on the town and the kids will be having fun too! Program activities include swimming, gym play, arts and crafts, and kid friendly movies. Dinner and snacks provided. Prices and details vary with each YMCA. Call your local YMCA for more details and date information.

YMCA Information

September 10th

Sensory Friendly Time at the State Museum: Indianapolis, IN- 3-5pm

Sensory friendly time allows children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other sensory processing differences to have a fun, enjoyable and interactive learning experience in a comfortable and accepting environment. During this special afternoon, museum lights will be at a lower level, extra sounds will be limited, distracting motions will be paused and sensory-friendly activities will be offered in the galleries.

September 11th

Carmel’s Free Summer Concerts: Carmel, IN- 7-9pm

Summer Concerts at The Gazebo will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm, June 5 – Sept. 25. Pack a picnic and head to Carmel for some outdoor fun. Blankets and lawn chairs are recommended. In case of inclement weather, The concert will be moved to the bay of Fire Station #1, north of the fountain. For more info: 317-571-2400

September 13th

Movie Night on the Farm: Piney Acres- 7-9pm

Adults $5.00, Children,ages 2-12, $7.00 (under 2 free)
Movie starts at or around 9:15 p.m. (or as soon as dusk falls)
Piney Acres Farm doors open at 7 p.m. for pre-show fun!
Hayrides, playground and barnyard visiting are included in admission.
Food will be available – Cash only – Hamburgers, hot dogs, pulled pork, chicken, chips, drinks and candy
Free popcorn at intermission
Limit 750 tickets will be sold.

Adult Ticket: ‎

Child Ticket: ‎

September 13th

Irish Fest

Irish Fest offers cultural activities for the family to promote Irish culture, arts, music, sports and history. Enjoy live Irish music, indulge in plenty ‘o Irish food, participate in a Kilted Mile run/walk, shop the Irish market or attend a Sunday Celtic Mass. Tickets are $12 in advance or $17 at gate; $7 for kids ages 5-13.

Event Website

September 14th

38th Annual FIESTA Indianapolis, 12:00 – 6:00 pm

La Plaza’s FIESTA Indianapolis, the premier Latino cultural celebration in Indiana since 1980, is held in September in downtown Indianapolis.

Event Tickets and Details

September 14th

Moonlight Movie Event Series: Clay Terrace Mall

Mark your calendars for 3rd annual Moonlight Movie Event Series on The Lawn at Clay Terrace. Enjoy family-friendly outdoor themed movie night’s in September beginning September 7th until September 21st.  Dress up each Saturday for a different movie night theme.

September 14th, 4:00-9:00pm

Indianapolis Sky Lantern Festival by Light the Night

We’re bringing our Sky Lantern Festival to Indianapolis July 27th. What better way to end the summer before school starts back. Send those 2019-2020 school year wishes to the universe and start your year off with a positive attitude. If this will be your Senior Year, there’s no better way to set your goals for your last year as a young teen, and for the start of your adult future.

Event Tickets and Details

September 18th

Family Dinner & Open Mic Night: Hornet Park Community Center: Beech Grove Parks

Do you have a talent to share? Join us for dinner and enjoy or be part of the show. All entertainment must be family friendly. All ages are encouraged to participate.

Register at:

September 19th

Urban Chalkboard: Carmel, Indiana– 5-7pm

Looking for some inexpensive family fun? Head to the Urban Chalkboard for $5.00 family night. Enjoy pizza and fun activities on this discounted evening. 

Urban Chalkboard Information

September 20th

Friday Dance Party at Carter’s Play Place: Westfield, IN– 5-7pm

Enjoy a Friday Dance Party with the Carter’s Play Place Crew. You will sing songs and enjoy a fun dance party! This event is free with admission to the gym. Carter’s Play Place was born out of seeing a void in our local community for a truly inclusive play place for Kiddos with all abilities. We are truly passionate in creating a great atmosphere for both children and adults to be themselves in a warm, inviting environment.

Carter’s Play Place

September 14th-October 27th

Harvest Festival: Stuckey Farms- Sheridan Indiana

The Stuckey Harvest Festival runs each Saturday and Sunday from September 14th through October 27th. Each weekend we have a special theme. Come one weekend or come all weekends.

Admission is just $12.50 per person (under 2 free) for all day which includes free parking, unlimited wagon rides throughout the farm, an 8 acre corn maze, Adventure Acres, which has a 60-foot slide, pedal cars, a barrel train, kid’s size games and maze, and much more. Back by popular demand and included with this year’s admission is access to our Pig Races! You have to see it to believe it! The kids and probably the kids’ at heart will also love our Apple Cannons. Shoot them at our fun and loud targets. $5.00 gets you 10 shots.

September 28th

Indy Donut Festival: Indianapolis, Indiana– 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Indy Donut Festival is a ticketed event at which guests can sample donuts from various Indy doughnut shops, as well as, sample coffee from various coffee shops! This family friendly event provides a Saturday of live music, fun activities and amazing food!  All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society to support the programs, services and research efforts provided in Indiana

Event Information

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Wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea’s always had a way with words and a dramatic and energetic spirit. She is married to the love of her life, Justin. She’s the mother to a spunky and beautiful 7-year-old daughter named Hattie, an independent and rambunctious son who is 4, named Hutson and an adorable baby named Hyland. She is currently a University Supervisor for Anderson University and has a deep love of teaching and helping to inspire students. She is a Ball State graduate but an Indiana University Hoosier at heart. Chelsea loves writing and being apart of the IMB team. She also writes for her personal blog: Happiness, Hope & Harsh Realities.