Indianapolis Moms Guide to MAY


May events in IndianapolisVROOM VRRROOOM, can you hear that? Must be MAY in Indianapolis. Take a look at our list of fun in the greater Indianapolis area for the month of MAY!

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Events Around Our City

May 1st

500 Festival: Kick off to MAY in Indianapolis- Monument Circle- 11am-1pm

The month of May is huge in Indiana. Head over to Monument Circle for the 500 festivals celebration. Monument Circle will be full of hometown celebrities ready to kick off this special month in our city. Don’t miss the fun! 11am-1pm. 

May 2nd

Newfields- Indianapolis Museum of Art- FREE NIGHTS- 4-8pm

Newfields offers special FREE nights throughout the month. Head over from 4-8pm for a free night of fun and beauty. Explore the grounds and enjoy all that the Indianapolis Museum of Art has to offer. Keep an eye out for additional free nights throughout the summer. 

May 2nd

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

May 3rd

Indianapolis Indians & Fireworks Friday/Indy 500 Night – Tuttle Orchard- 10am

Head to Victory Field for Indy 500 Night & Fireworks Friday. Baseball season has arrived and the fun at Victory Field is in full swing. Click the link below for more information and additional events with the Indianapolis Indians. 

Click here for more information

May 4th (& Every Saturday through Summer)

Broad Ripple Farmers Market: Located Behind Broad Ripple Magnet High School- 8am-Noon

Warmer weather has arrived. If you’re in the Broad Ripple area, head over to the local farmers market for local goodies. The market will be open Saturdays throughout the summer from 8am-noon. You’ll find anything from gorgeous flowers, yummy fruits and veggies and handmade goods. Support local and head over behind Broad Ripple magnet high school to visit. 

May 4th 

YMCA (Fishers Location): Kids 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. Offered second and fourth Sat of each month at most YMCA locations. Prices range from $30-38 dollars and kids ages 2 months to 13 years are welcome! 

YMCA Information

May 5th

Princess Day with the Indianapolis Indians-Victory Field- Indianapolis

Head over to Victory Field with your little Princess and enjoy some baseball and girly fun. Check out the other fun days the Indians will be hosting such as: Star Wars Day, Scout Night, Peppa Pig Visits and so much more. Head to the Indianapolis Indians Website for a full list of events and visitors. 

Indianapolis Indians Website

May 8th

Original Farmers Market: Indianapolis City Market (Indianapolis, IN)- 9:30am-1pm

In the heart of Indianapolis you’ll find the Indianapolis City Market. Head over for local dairy, veggies, fruits, and so much more. Here you will find local growers and farmers to are ready to share their healthy and tasty treats with all of you. You can enjoy the market from 9:30am to 1pm. Indianapolis City Market is also full of other events and markets, check out the other fun happening here this summer. 

May 9th & May 16th

Urban Chalkboard’s Family Night – Carmel, IN – 5pm

Enjoy $5 Family night at the Urban Chalkboard with Greek’s Pizzeria.

Click here for more information & to reserve your spot!

May 11th

Mother’s Day Garden Party at Tuttle’s Orchard-Greenfield, IN- 9am-6pm

Have you been to Tuttle’s Orchard yet? If not, it’s a must visit location for families in the Indianapolis area. On May 11th, head there for a day of crafts, games and fun for Mother’s Day. This event is rain or shine so bring the family and enjoy a day with your special mama! 

Tuttle Orchard

May 11th

Mother’s Day Birding Workshop- Indiana State Museum-Indianapolis: 10am-Noon

Grab your mother, grandmother, aunt, or special lady and head over to birdwatch and build a birdhouse. This event will have you learning about all kinds of birds. Be sure to wear your tennis shoes so you can take a small walk and see the birds that you will be learning about. Tickets for this event will include the birdhouse making supplies. Get your ticket now, before they are gone. 

Click here for ticket information.

May 11th

500 Festival Kids’ Day Sponsored by Sales Force- Monument Circle-Indianapolis: Noon-4pm

It’s May in Indiana, you know what that means! 500 Festival and celebrations galore. On May 11th KIDS will be taking over Monument Circle in Indiana’s largest outdoor festival for kids. This is a fully interactive, fun, explorative and engaging opportunity for kids to enjoy some carnival-like fun! Your little one’s won’t be disappointed with this May Festival. What are you waiting for? Mark your calendar and head to Monument Circle for the fun. 

May 11th 

YMCA (Baxter, Jordan & Fort Ben Locations): Kids 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. Offered second and fourth Sat of each month at most YMCA locations. Prices range from $30-38 dollars and kids ages 2 months to 13 years are welcome! 

YMCA Information

May 16th, June 20th, July 18th

Sunset Cinema on the Canal: Indianapolis Water Canal- 7 pm

Indy Film Fest & Downtown Indy Inc. have partnered to bring you Sunset Cinema on the Canal. This will showcase FREE outdoor movies on the canal. A large movie screen will provide the theatrical experience for all. Bring the family and head down to the canal for a night of sunsets and movies. 

May 17th, June 7th, June 21st, July 5th, July 19th, August 2nd, August 16th

Whitestown Free Summer Concert Series: Whitestown, IN- 6-10pm

Whitestown Parks and Recreation will be bringing back a full series of summer concerts. Whitestown is located on the outskirts of Indianapolis and is just a short ride to some fun music and activities. Admission to the concert series is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks permitted. Check out the Whitestown Park and Recreation Facebook page for more info. 

 May 22nd

Zoopolis 500: Indianapolis Zoo- 10:30am

This is a one-of-a-kind event at the Indianapolis Zoo. Zoopolis 500 is one of the Zoo’s oldest and most popular events, and has been highlighted by Top Events USA’s website as one of the top events in Indianapolis! Come out and see what makes the Greatest Spectacle in Tortoise Racing such a beloved Zoo event.

Click here for info.

May 23rd-June 30th

The Little Mermaid : Beef & Boards Theatre: 9301 Michigan Road, Indianapolis

Join Ariel and her friends for a fun family musical version of the beloved Disney film. See Sebastian, Scuttle, the handsome Prince Eric and the evil sea witch, Ursula, live on stage, singing all your favorite songs from the movie. You won’t want to miss this theatrical production. 

Click here for ticket information.

 May 24th

GRAND Summer Kickoff: Grand Park- 10:30am

Kids everywhere would agree… The end of school calls for a GRAND celebration! The Grand Summer Kickoff takes place on the last day of the school year and is uniquely designed to appeal to all families – no matter what the age range. This one-day event consists of a dodgeball tournament, vendor area, kite flying, health fair, and a Family Adventure Course that stretches over HALF of our 400-acre campus. This event is FREE to the public, with the exception of registration for dodgeball and the Family Adventure Race. Proceeds from these two activities will go to benefit the Westfield Education Foundation. For more information, visit

May 25th

IPL 500 Festival Parade : Downtown Indianapolis- 11:45am

One of the original 500 Festival events, the IPL 500 Festival Parade is one of the nation’s largest, most respected parades, consistently earning national acclaim alongside the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. More than 300,000 people will line the streets of downtown Indianapolis to experience the larger-than-life floats, giant helium balloons, celebrities and dignitaries, award-winning bands, and all 33 drivers competing in the Indy 500.

500 Festival Parade Information

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