Spring is around the corner (crossing my fingers) and it starts off with St. Patrick’s Day. Check out these 5 things to do in Indy over the St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.
- March 14th and 15th learn about Going Green at the Indiana State Museum. Your family will be able to conduct water quality experiments, create art using recycled goods and find out about the ways to go green from environmental awareness organizations and businesses from around the state. The cost to attend is included in the price of admission to the museum. On Saturday the 15th only, $2 off general admission (for up to four people in a group) for those who bring recyclable items to the event, especially electronic waste. See the list of recyclable items on the Indiana Sate Museum website.
2.On Friday, March 14th bring the whole family down to watch the annual Greening of the Canal at 5 pm. There is nothing more festive than to see the downtown canal green! There will be music, prizes and (of course) shamrock necklaces. This event is free.
- Indianapolis is host to the Big Ten Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament. Calling all Big Ten Basketball fans! Gather and show your spirit at a Pep Rally on March 16th held on the east block of Georgia Street from 12:30-7:30 pm. The party will be lively with a live DJ, battle of the bands competition and giveaways. This event is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.
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- One of my favorite things to do in Indy is the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Monday, March 17th beginning at 11:30am. Your kids will love the sights and sounds of the high school bands, horses, bag pipes, fire trucks and Irish dancers. You’ll want to get there early to secure a good spot so your kids can easily snatch up goodies that are thrown out during the parade. The Parade is free to the public. The Parade also hosts a festival from (10:00am – 3:00pm) on Vermont Street with live entertainment and food. The Festival on Vermont is also free and open to the public.