End-of-summer activities list in Indianapolis, IN

We’re officially just one month away from the start of fallwater you doing to savor the last days of summer?

With Indy’s outdoor venues, water spots, ice cream shops + warm weather activities, anything is popsicle, err — possible. Put on some sunglasses and start crossing things off on our top 10 end-of-summer activities list.

Farmers market tents outside

Keep an eye out for City Editor Anna at the Garfield Park market. | Photo via @garfieldparkfarmersmarket

  1. Stop by one of Indy’s many ice cream shops for a scoop (or three).
  2. Have a picnic with these pro tips.
  3. Sun’s out, buns out. Enjoy the unofficial dish of summer — hot dogs.
  4. Shop local at one of the many summer farmers markets around the city.
  5. Soak up the rest of patio season before they start breaking out the space heaters.
  6. Finish up that summer reading list with six recently released books by local authors.
  7. Catch one of the 63 different IndyFringe shows before Sun., Sept. 4.
  8. Watch a movie in the middle of Victory Field or outside Newfields.
  9. Work outside and enjoy the fresh air before it gets too chilly.
  10. Kayak, canoe, or paddle board around the Circle City.

Bonus points if you take advantage of this seasonal programming:

  1. Attend Symphony on the Prairie.
  2. Practice some zen with outdoor yoga at Holliday Park.
  3. Hit the 55th annual Penrod Arts Fair on Sat., Sept. 10.
  4. Catch free live music on the canal.
  5. Bring the whole family to the Feast of Lanterns on Sat., Aug. 27.
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