Family-friendly outdoor festivals take the forefront in June with the return of many annual downtown Indianapolis favorites. Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of all the different cultures of Asia at the 7th annual Asian Fest at White River State Park on June 7. The Christ Church Cathedral Women’s Strawberry Festival returns to Monument Circle to serve an estimated six tons of strawberries and 18,000 homemade shortcakes on June 12. The Circle City Pride Festival, Indiana’s largest LGBT celebration, takes place at American Legion Mall June 14. PBS Kids in the Park takes over Military Park June 21, giving kids the chance to meet many of their favorite PBS characters including Clifford and Curious George.
Other big June festivals:
June 7: Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival at Military Park
June 13 – 14: Italian Street Festival
June 14 – 15: Talbot Street Art Fair
June 21: Brew-Ha-Ha at Phoenix Theatre
June 21 – 22: Eiteljorg Museum’s Indian Market and Festival at Military Park
To see the lineup of Downtown summer festivals, visit www.indydt.com/summerfestivals.cfm.
Take in the sights and sounds of summer
Summer concerts are officially here and national and local artists alike will bring Downtown to life this June. The Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park hosts an exciting June summer concert lineup. Some big names include Jack Johnson on June 1 (sold out), Ray LaMontagne on June 13, The Avett Brothers on June 14, Arctic Monkeys on June 24 and Fifth Harmony on June 28.
At Old National Centre, fans of all genres of music can catch big names including:
June 4: Bastille
June 9: Lindsey Stirling
June 12: John Butler Trio
June 26: John Hiatt & The Robert Cray Band
June 27: Margot & the Nuclear So and So’s
Catch two more shows of the season at The Cabaret at the Columbia Club. Watch Tony Award winner Laura Benanti June 5 - 7 at 8 p.m. and Susan Werner June 27 at 8 p.m.