Festivals & Events

Festive. Always.

There's 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.

The full list of events is shown below. Or, you can click here to see our Top Events This Year. 

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Wine 101

Wine 101

Aug 28 - Jul 30, 2019

Enjoy a series of 12 classes, one per month, covering everything from viticulture, to wine regions, to different styles of winemaking.

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Live Music at BoJak’s Bar & Grille

Live Music at BoJak’s Bar & Grille

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2019

Come to BoJak’s Bar & Grille for live music and other events. Check their Facebook page for the schedule.

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Live Music at The Willard

Live Music at The Willard

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2019

Come to The Willard to enjoy food, drinks and a musical performance that’s always a fun time.

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Artcraft Theatre Movie of the Week

Artcraft Theatre Movie of the Week

Jan 1 - 31, 2020

Come to The Historic Artcraft Theatre to enjoy pre-show fun, local popcorn and the showing of classic films (many in 35mm). Showtimes are 2 and 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

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Live music at Whit’s Inn

Live music at Whit’s Inn

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2019

Enjoy live music on multiple dates at Whit’s Inn. Check the website for more information.

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Music at the Vino Villa Wine Bar

Music at the Vino Villa Wine Bar

Jan 1 - Apr 30, 2019

Enjoy live music, drinks and food at the wine bar at Vino Villa.

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Live Music at Richard's Brick Oven

Live Music at Richard's Brick Oven

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2019

Come to Richard’s Brick Oven Pizza for live music and great pizza.

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Live Music at Nailers Brewing Company

Live Music at Nailers Brewing Company

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2019

Enjoy great live music, drinks and food at this brewpub.

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Live music at The Grill Bar

Live music at The Grill Bar

Jan 1 - Dec 31, 2019

The Grill Bar was a pioneer in Franklin’s music scene and remains a favorite, with top-notch music acts and up-and-coming performers every Friday and most Saturdays year round.

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Rock ‘N Chow music Thursdays

Rock ‘N Chow music Thursdays

Jan 3 - Dec 26, 2019

Come to MashCraft Brewing’s Greenwood tap room every Thursday evening for live, local and original music from 7 to 9 p.m.

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Live music at Bargersville Bar & Grill

Live music at Bargersville Bar & Grill

Jan 4 - Dec 31, 2019

Enjoy a variety of live music acts. Check out their Facebook page for the lineup.

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Fast Friday craft brew infusion releases

Fast Friday craft brew infusion releases

Jan 4 - Dec 27, 2019

Come to MashCraft Brewing's Greenwood tap room every Friday evening for the release of a very limited, very cool craft brew infusion. Also, be sure to check their website for their monthly pepper and java infusion events.

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Mallow Run Winery Winter Warm-Up Weekends

Mallow Run Winery Winter Warm-Up Weekends

Jan 5 - Mar 31, 2019

Enjoy satisfying soups, freshly-baked breads and live music every Saturday and Sunday through March.

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Sushi Making Class

Sushi Making Class

Jan 6 - Dec 29, 2019

Reserve a spot and come to Yokohama Japanese Cuisine and Sushi at noon every Sunday for sushi making classes.

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Southside Art League presents Roy Boswell and Changing Farm Life

Southside Art League presents Roy Boswell and Changing Farm Life

Feb 1 - 27, 2019

Come view the impressionistic, stylized and graphic-based paintings of farms, including barns, fields and tractors. The gallery is open 11 a.m.–3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday each week.

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Them Girls

Them Girls

Feb 14 - Mar 10, 2019

Enjoy sheer music magic from an era gone by, but still loved. This is an incredible show to get your dance on.

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Art Exhibit: Sul-Jee Scully

Art Exhibit: Sul-Jee Scully

Feb 18 - Mar 29, 2019

The works of Sul-Jee Scully will be exhibited Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Elba L. & Gene Portteus Branigin Atrium on the first floor of the Johnson Center for Fine Arts.

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Savvy Seniors Information Fair

Savvy Seniors Information Fair

Feb 20, 2019

Everyone is welcome to this free information fair for seniors, featuring presentations by AARP, Better Business Bureau, CICOA, ClearCaptions Phones, the Secretary of State’s office, Senior Medicare Patrol and SHIP.

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Lecture Series: Bending the Arc: How Two College Friends Have Eased Suffering Around the World

Lecture Series: Bending the Arc: How Two College Friends Have Eased Suffering Around the World

Feb 21, 2019

Franklin College tradition includes hosting an annual convocation lecture series. This convocation will focus on how a friendship formed in college helped make the world a better place.

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Polar Plunge

Polar Plunge

Feb 23, 2019

Jump into the cold water alone or with a group to benefit Special Olympics.

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Taxman Brewing Company: Public Brewery Tour & Tasting

Taxman Brewing Company: Public Brewery Tour & Tasting

Feb 23, 2019

Get a behind the scenes tour of Taxman Brewing Company’s brewery from a Taxman team member.

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Storyteller Series: Madam C.J. Walker

Storyteller Series: Madam C.J. Walker

Feb 23, 2019

Join the museum for their Storyteller Series featuring Vickie Daniel as Madam C.J. Walker. Through her first person interpretation, you can hear her story of how Madam C.J. Walker became an Indianapolis philanthropist and a political activist.

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Chili Cook-Off

Chili Cook-Off

Feb 23, 2019

Sample and vote for a variety of chili recipes and help raise money for the church furnace fund.

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Richard’s Brick Oven presents Ben Fears

Richard’s Brick Oven presents Ben Fears

Feb 23, 2019

Enjoy delicious pizza and the music of Ben Fears.

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Soup Bowl

Soup Bowl

Feb 24, 2019

Pick out a cool soup bowl then enjoy a meal to raise money for charity.

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Laugh Sabbath Open Mic

Laugh Sabbath Open Mic

Feb 24 - Dec 29, 2019

Come to Stage to Screen Studios every Sunday for laughs that will get you through the upcoming week. Tickets are $20, and there is an open bar.

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Motown Music with the Franklin Community Band

Motown Music with the Franklin Community Band

Feb 28, 2019

The band will play the songs of many Motown artists and other classic American pop and soul musicians.

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Best of the Fest film festival

Best of the Fest film festival

Mar 1 - 2, 2019

See films from the Heartland Film Festival during this two-day film festival.

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Wine Event to benefit Leadership Johnson County

Wine Event to benefit Leadership Johnson County

Mar 1, 2019

An annual wine event. Tickets are $125 per person and include a four-course meal with expertly paired wines with each course.

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Greenwood Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Greenwood Mayor's Prayer Breakfast

Mar 2, 2019

This annual event always has an excellent guest speaker and is an inspiration. There is a entry fee.

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Lil Chef

Lil Chef

Mar 2, 2019

Greenwood Park Mall and Franciscan Health are calling all future chefs. Their Kids Club fosters a healthy appreciation of food, while promoting family-fun activities that bring people together.

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Mariana’s Stout Bonanza

Mariana’s Stout Bonanza

Mar 2, 2019

Are you ready to enjoy 16 of the best stouts in the world all available in one place? In celebration of MashCraft’s release of their imperial stout, Mariana, they are inviting their friends from other breweries to compete in a stout challenge to find out who is the most awesomest.

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Masquerade Under the Stars

Masquerade Under the Stars

Mar 2, 2019

This gala, which benefits Center Grove Fine Arts Academy, features drinks and appetizers at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and entertainment starting at 7 p.m.

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Lecture and reading: An Evening with Terrance Hayes

Lecture and reading: An Evening with Terrance Hayes

Mar 7, 2019

Terrance Hayes, a professor of English and distinguished American poet, will speak as part of both the diversity series and in Franklin College’s Creative Writing Reading Series.

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Artcraft Science on the Screen presents Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story

Artcraft Science on the Screen presents Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story

Mar 7, 2019

A Science on Screen event featuring an opening presentation by Jerry Spindler of Endress+Hauser about how a communications invention from the 1940s is still being used in modern industrial applications. Then there will be a showing of Bombshell: The Hedy Lamar Story. Note that this film features brief nudity and adult language.

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Antique & Vintage Market

Antique & Vintage Market

Mar 9, 2019

Vintage home décor, furniture, jewelry, linens, primatives, repurposed items and more.

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