Festivals & Events

Always Festive

There are always great festivals and events happening in Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy. We are your destination for music festivals, craft brew and wine festivals, and weekend festivals that check the box for “plenty of things to do with kids.”

So, if you’re looking for things to do this weekend, come to the place of festivals. Once you experience Festival Country Indiana, you'll want to return time and time again.

Skip below the three red buttons to see the complete list of events! Or, you can click on the red buttons below to submit an event, see a monthly calendar view, or see the recurring events.

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Santa at Greenwood Park Mall

Santa at Greenwood Park Mall

Nov 1 - Dec 24, 2019

Come to Greenwood Park Mall daily from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24 for pictures with Santa. Check the website for a special event for pets, and other events for kids with special needs.

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Catered Cabaret: Holidazzle II

Catered Cabaret: Holidazzle II

Nov 21 - Dec 21, 2019

Enjoy dinner, drinks and a special holiday show.

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Christmas Acres

Christmas Acres

Nov 26 - Dec 31, 2019

See a Christmas lights display featuring more than 33,000 lights.

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Christmas at the Park

Christmas at the Park

Nov 29 - Dec 28, 2019

Experience an interactive light show with 500,000 LED lights, Santa visits and more on select nights between Nov. 29 and Dec. 28.

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Holiday House

Holiday House

Dec 1 - 24, 2019

This home opens each year so people can see the 70 Christmas trees, a 212-piece Christmas village, 30 Nativity sets and hundreds of other decorations.

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Lighted Trail

Lighted Trail

Dec 7 - 31, 2019

Come to the Greenwood Amphitheater to enjoy a lighting trail powered by Duke energy.

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Silly Safaris live reindeer and other animals

Silly Safaris live reindeer and other animals

Dec 13 - 16, 2019

See a live baby reindeer and other animals.

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Merry Prairie

Merry Prairie

Dec 13, 2019

Enjoy luminaries on the prairie walk, visit with beloved Christmas characters, pet a reindeer, make ornaments, listen to holiday music and more.

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Joyful Sound handbell choir

Joyful Sound handbell choir

Dec 13, 2019

Enjoy a performance by the Joyful Sound hand bell choir, a group that promotes the art of English handbell ringing.

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Breakfast with Santa in Greenwood

Breakfast with Santa in Greenwood

Dec 14, 2019

Every year, Santa makes an appearance in Greenwood and has breakfast with the kids.

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 14, 2019

A breakfast and photo event.

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Holiday of Lights

Holiday of Lights

Dec 14, 2019

It's the most wonderful time of the year! The Town of Edinburgh invites you to join them for the annual Holiday of Lights. Enjoy carriage rides through their luminary-lit historic downtown, get your picture taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus, decorate cookies and sip on hot chocolate, and much more!

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Kris Kringle Mingle

Kris Kringle Mingle

Dec 14, 2019

Center Grove Choirs is hosting an event that features breakfast, pictures with Santa, crafts, live music, and a character meet and greet. Online registration available.

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Pancakes With Santa

Pancakes With Santa

Dec 14, 2019

Pictures with Santa, great food, crafts and music.

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Antique & Vintage Market

Antique & Vintage Market

Dec 14, 2019

Vendors from Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana will be selling furniture, advertising, primitives, jewelry, glassware, art, turquoise, lighting and more.

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Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus

Cookie Decorating with Mrs. Claus

Dec 14, 2019

Join Mrs. Claus for a day of cookie fun. Decorate your own cookies and chat with Mrs. Claus over a cup of hot cocoa.

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Holiday Open House Weekend at Mallow Run

Holiday Open House Weekend at Mallow Run

Dec 14 - 15, 2019

Come to the winery’s cozy tasting room or toasty enclosed patio for live music, treats, wine and music.

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Santa at the Museum

Santa at the Museum

Dec 14, 2019

Santa will be at the museum for free pictures. Kids can enjoy viewing the Dec-a-Trees while waiting.

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Living Nativity

Living Nativity

Dec 14, 2019

Step into Bethlehem with the newborn King and everyone who celebrated his birth at this Living Nativity.

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Night Owl and Friends

Night Owl and Friends

Dec 14, 2019

This band plays old country, new country and southern rock.

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Greater Greenwood Community Band Christmas Concert

Greater Greenwood Community Band Christmas Concert

Dec 15, 2019

Enjoy the most festive concert of the year, with Christmas favorites under the spotlights.

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Catered Cabaret presents an evening with Jake McDuffee

Catered Cabaret presents an evening with Jake McDuffee

Dec 18, 2019

Enjoy an evening cabaret featuring Jake McDuffee.

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Cork & Canvas event

Cork & Canvas event

Dec 19, 2019

For $35, you will be guided to create a holiday painting.

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Craft Fair at Fairgrounds

Craft Fair at Fairgrounds

Dec 21 - 22, 2019

Shop for items in advance of the holidays at this craft and vendor fair.

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Voices Concert and Holiday Open House

Voices Concert and Holiday Open House

Dec 21, 2019

The Voices will be performing a holiday concert and the museum will be open to view the Dec-a-Trees. Cookies and refreshments will be served.

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Santa Claus Parade

Santa Claus Parade

Dec 22, 2019

A parade and a chance to meet Santa.

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New Year’s Eve Party

New Year’s Eve Party

Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2020

Enjoy music, food, drinks and more.

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Big Band Supper Series: Auld Lang Syne

Big Band Supper Series: Auld Lang Syne

Dec 31, 2019

Enjoy a great dinner, a champagne toast and a big band production.

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New Year’s Eve Celebration

New Year’s Eve Celebration

Dec 31, 2019

Doors open at 7 p.m. for this event, which includes music from DJ Tony Kirk and dancing from 8 p.m. to midnight. There will be snacks, finger food and champagne provided.

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New Year’s Eve at Garment Factory Events

New Year’s Eve at Garment Factory Events

Dec 31 - Jan 1, 2020

Ring in the new year at one of Central Indiana’s finest event facilities. Enjoy live music from Tastes Like Chicken, dancing, cocktails, food stations, midnight ring in, and champagne toast.

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Self Promotion

Self Promotion

Jan 15, 2020

Learn how to talk about your accomplishments in a positive way without bragging, and become a stronger advocate for yourself in many situations.

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Catered Cabaret: Best of Broadway II

Catered Cabaret: Best of Broadway II

Jan 16 - Feb 1, 2020

Enjoy dinner, drinks and a show featuring Broadway music and costumes.

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Columbus Area Railroad Club open house

Columbus Area Railroad Club open house

Jan 18, 2020

If you love trains, join them the third Saturday of each month except September for an open house to see a variety of model trains and layouts.

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Lecture: The Relentless Pursuit of Dr. King’s Dream Today

Lecture: The Relentless Pursuit of Dr. King’s Dream Today

Jan 20, 2020

Franklin College alumna Lisa Coffman will present a lecture on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration.

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The Purduettes

The Purduettes

Jan 24, 2020

Purdue University’s premier women’s vocal ensemble comes to Franklin Community High School for a special performance.

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Daily Journal Bridal Show

Daily Journal Bridal Show

Jan 26, 2020

The best of the Southside wedding experts will be at Garment Factory Events for this bridal show.

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