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Fill September with Indianapolis fall festivals and events!

We love this time of year for many reasons (changing leaves, crisp air, pumpkin spice everything), but mostly because it brings with it a wide variety of Indianapolis fall festivals and events! Here are some of the Indy-area fun events we plan to check out this September. And tell us below: What Indianapolis fall festivals and events are on your must-do list?

Father and daughter in sunflower field

We love this time of year for many reasons (changing leaves, crisp air, pumpkin spice everything), but mostly because it brings with it a wide variety of Indianapolis fall festivals and events! Here are some of the Indy-area fun events we plan to check out this September. Tell us below: What Indianapolis fall festivals and events are on your must-do list?

Sunflower FestivalStuckey Farms Sunflower Festival – Sept. 1-2 and 8-9

Revel in a field of cheerful sunflowers! This inaugural festival features 17 varieties of sunflowers on five acres at Stuckey Farms, located in Sheridan, just north of Westfield. Enjoy a wagon ride out to the sunflower field and a variety of food options, as well as activities for the kids.

More info: www.eventbrite.com

Penrod logoPenrod Arts Fair – Sept. 8

For 52 years now, Penrod has been billed “Indiana’s Nicest Day,” and we would have to agree! More than 350 artists’ booths, multiple stages of entertainment, a large children’s area and the Indiana Craft Beer Garden situated on the lovely grounds of Newfields are planned for 2018.

More info: www.penrod.org

French Market – Sept. 8

Calling all francophiles! St. Joan of Arc’s annual French Market dishes up French staples like escargot en croute, seafood crepes and pastries. Enjoy a glass of wine or two as you take in the live music and browse the artisan booths on the grounds of this Meridian-Kessler parish.

More info: sjoa.org/about-french-market

Irish step dancersIndy Irish Fest – Sept. 14-16

Immerse yourself in all things Irish during the annual Indy Irish Fest, held in Military Park in downtown Indy. Experience Irish step dancers and their fancy footwork, dance to both traditional and Celtic rock bands, run a mile in your kilt, meet Celtic canines, and much more!

More info: www.indyirishfest.com

Indy Jazz Fest – Sept. 13-22

Yep, we’re jazzed about the Indy Jazz Fest, a celebration of Indy’s jazz legacy. Now in its 20th year, the festival includes 10 days of concerts, master classes and panel discussions in various locations around Indianapolis. Artists such as Mindi Abair and the Boneshakers, Larry Carlton, Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles, Steve Allee, and the Billy Childs Quartet featuring Steve Wilson are performing. If you’re a jazz fan, you won’t want to miss!

More info: www.indyjazzfest.net

artist paintingArt Squared – Sept. 15

If you like art, you’ll love Art Squared, which is actually three events in one in Indy’s hip Fountain Square neighborhood: Fountain Square Art Fair, Masterpiece in a Day, and the Fountain Square Art Parade. Shop local Indiana artists and vendors, watch artists create masterpieces before your eyes (you can participate too!) and take in a parade like no other!

More info: discoverfountainsquare.com/merchants/fountain-square-art-fair/

32nd Annual Noblesville Historic Home Tour –Sept. 15

Enjoy exclusive access to some of historic Noblesville's most outstanding private residences on Logan Street. The tour is walkable and bike friendly and benefits the Noblesville Preservation Alliance.

More info: noblesvillepreservation.com

Architects' Home TourArchitects’ Home Tour – Sept. 15-16

Gain an appreciation for homes designed by architects! The main goal of the Architects’ Home Tour is to increase the use of architects in residential construction by showcasing those on the tour, and to raise funds for the Indianapolis AIA chapter.

More info: eventbrite.com

Circle City Classic – Sept. 22

The Circle City Classic celebrates educational achievement and raises funds for college scholarships while showcasing the spirit, energy and tradition of America’s historically black colleges and universities. The weekend includes a spectacular parade, pep rally and battle of the bands, culminating in the Howard University and Bethune-Cookman University football teams going head to head at Lucas Oil Stadium.

More info: www.circlecityclassic.com

Broad Ripple Historic Home Tour – Sept. 22-23

Tour homes throughout Broad Ripple Village, taking in its wonderful diversity and character. Learn fascinating facts about each home and those who have lived in it over the years, meet the owners, and take away decorating and renovation ideas.

More info: www.broadripplehometour.org

Carmel Arts & Design District logoCarmel International Arts Festival – Sept. 22-23

The Carmel International Arts Festival features more than 130 juried artists from around the world. Dance performances and concerts (including ART ROCKS! on Saturday evening) are also part of the festivities in Carmel's Arts and Design District, while kids will enjoy a variety of hands-on activities.

More info: www.carmelartsfestival.org

Holler on the Hill Festival – Sept. 22-23

This new music festival coming to Garfield Park focuses on folk, country, roots rock, bluegrass and soul sounds. Performers include St. Paul & the Broken Bones, Amanda Shires, Blitzen Trapper and John Paul White.

More info: holleronthehill.com


Indianapolis Realtor Kristie SmithAbout the Author
Kristie Smith
Kristie Smith is the founder and CEO of the Indy Homes Real Estate Team. She is a REALTOR, and is one of the most recognized and accomplished Indiana real estate agents. Ranked among Central Indiana's top 10 real estate teams, the Indy Homes Team specializes in relocating families moving to the Indy area, as well as Helping People on the Move locally in Indy.


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