With summer break in full swing for most students, you may have found that your children are getting a little bored. If you are wondering what they are going to do until school starts up again next month, you are in luck. Indianapolis has some great family-friendly activities going on this month. Here’s just a sampling of a few:
When: Saturday, July 13, 2019, 7:30 am- 5:50 pm
Where: Monument Circle
What: This is an all-day event consisting of several bicycle races. There are events for people of all ages. While many of the races cost money to enter and do have cash prizes for the winners, there are also several free bicycling options. For example, the Kids Race, for children 3-9 does not cost anything. There is also a free four-mile Family Ride, where you and your whole family can enjoy a fun bicycle ride along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Even the baby can come along since bikes with trailers are allowed. Free Kids Zone activities will also be available throughout the day.
When: Every Thursday, July 4-August 1, 2019, 5:30-8:30 pm
Where: Indianapolis Zoo
What: This is an opportunity for you and your family to come to the zoo and listen to some live jazz music. Admission is free for zoo members. Otherwise, it is included with your zoo admission. Each week, there will be different food options. There is also a full bar for those 21 years old and older. Seating is available under the Bicentennial Pavilion on a first come, first serve basis, so be sure to arrive early. There are also rides available, and the animals will continue to be on exhibit until 7 pm.
When: Held on various days throughout the summer with most movies starting at twilight (roughly 9:30)
Where: Newfields for outdoor movies, The Toby if the weather does not permit or if otherwise noted
What: The Summer Night Film Series started in June and continues through August. Some of the remaining movies include the whole Harry Potter series, Moana, and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Outside food and non-alcoholic drinks are permitted. For the outdoor movies, be sure to bring along blankets or chairs.
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