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 red buttons to see the complete list of events! Or, you can click on the red buttons below to submit an event or see the recurring events.

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Recurring Events

Paint and Sip at Bar Louie

Paint and Sip at Bar Louie

Dec 4, 2022

Enjoy a Sunday evening sip and paint party hosted by Classpop!

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Introspective: Discovering the Power of Introverts

Introspective: Discovering the Power of Introverts

Dec 6, 2022

Introverts have amazing strengths, but they can often be overshadowed in a fast-paced society focused on energy and charisma.

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Senior Movie Series

Senior Movie Series

Dec 8, 2022

Seniors 55 and older can enjoy a free showing of White Christmas at the Artcraft.

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Franklin College Instrumental Concert

Franklin College Instrumental Concert

Dec 8, 2022

The instrumental chamber concerts will showcase Franklin College instrumental students.

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Live Music Nights at Big Woods

Live Music Nights at Big Woods

Dec 9, 2022

Enjoy free live music on Friday nights.

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Gingerbread House Contest

Gingerbread House Contest

Dec 9, 2022

Create a gingerbread house for Johnson County Public Library’s Gingerbread House Contest.

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Masquerade Dance

Masquerade Dance

Dec 9, 2022

Enjoy a masquerade dance with special guest DJ Amy Kalscheur.

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Merry Prairie

Merry Prairie

Dec 9, 2022

Celebrate the spirit of the season with friends, family and neighbors.

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Parents Night Out

Parents Night Out

Dec 9, 2022

Drop your kids off to enjoy snacks, crafts and a movie.

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Student Art Exhibit and Awards

Student Art Exhibit and Awards

Dec 9, 2022

The Franklin College Art Department will celebrate the work of student artists with an exhibit and awards ceremony.

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Nervous Vurn and Munchie comedy

Nervous Vurn and Munchie comedy

Dec 9, 2022

Happy Place Comedy presents a live comedy show.

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Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa

Dec 10, 2022

A breakfast and photo event.

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Breakfast with Santa in Greenwood

Breakfast with Santa in Greenwood

Dec 10, 2022

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

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Pancakes With Santa

Pancakes With Santa

Dec 10, 2022

Pictures with Santa, great food, crafts and music.

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Franklin Holiday Bazaar

Franklin Holiday Bazaar

Dec 10, 2022

Enjoy a craft fair with a variety of vendors, chili and a silent auction.

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Antique & Vintage Market

Antique & Vintage Market

Dec 10, 2022

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

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Cookies with Mrs. Claus

Cookies with Mrs. Claus

Dec 10, 2022

Reserve a spot and have your children ages 3 to 12 make cookies with Mrs. Claus.

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Doughnuts with Santa

Doughnuts with Santa

Dec 10, 2022

Bring the kids to see Santa during this free event.

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Donuts with Santa

Donuts with Santa

Dec 10, 2022

Santa is coming to town!

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Create a Standing Snowman

Create a Standing Snowman

Dec 10, 2022

Come to Take Root Country Store to create a 32-inch standing snowman.

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Taxman Brewing Company: Public Brewery Tour & Tasting

Taxman Brewing Company: Public Brewery Tour & Tasting

Dec 10, 2022

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

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Santa at the Museum

Santa at the Museum

Dec 10, 2022

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

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Holiday of Lights

Holiday of Lights

Dec 10, 2022

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Enjoy carriage rides through their historic downtown, a visit with Santa, a holiday market, a Christmas show, and shopping at downtown stores.

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Christmas Organ Concert

Christmas Organ Concert

Dec 10, 2022

Enjoy a free organ concert featuring a unique selection of Christmas music from around the world.

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Polar Express Party

Polar Express Party

Dec 10, 2022

Wear your PJs, enjoy hot chocolate and hear an abbreviated version of the Polar Express story. Plus, the Polar Express conductor will be there.

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Live Nativity

Live Nativity

Dec 10, 2022

Everyone is invited to drive by and enjoy the portrayal of the birth of Christ.

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Candlelight Shopping Night

Candlelight Shopping Night

Dec 10, 2022

FrenChic, Farm Girl Mercantile and Salvage Sisters will be open late for a shopping experience, including sidewalks lit with candles and lights, and inside treats.

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Night Owl Christmas Concert

Night Owl Christmas Concert

Dec 10, 2022

Enjoy a special concert featuring Night Owl Country Band. Tickets are $10.

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Nightmare Before Christmas Axe Tournament

Nightmare Before Christmas Axe Tournament

Dec 11, 2022

Enjoy an axe throwing tournament featuring an ugly sweater contest, a mimosa and bloody Mary bar, food, swag bags, and collecting toys for kids.

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Christmas Curmudgeon Selfie Sessions

Christmas Curmudgeon Selfie Sessions

Dec 11, 2022

Everyone's favorite holiday hothead will be taking over the Santa Shack for photo opportunities.

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Wine & Yoga

Wine & Yoga

Dec 14, 2022

Join Studio You Yoga for a relaxing evening of yoga and wine indoors at The Sycamore at Mallow Run.

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Live Music Nights at Big Woods

Live Music Nights at Big Woods

Dec 16, 2022

Enjoy free live music on Friday nights.

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Christmas Cabaret at The Sycamore

Christmas Cabaret at The Sycamore

Dec 16, 2022

Enjoy a festive evening of food, wine and entertainment by Circle City Sound.

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Happy Place Comedy Variety Show

Happy Place Comedy Variety Show

Dec 16, 2022

Enjoy awesome comedy during this show.

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Hoosier Handmade Craft Fair & Winter Market

Hoosier Handmade Craft Fair & Winter Market

Dec 17, 2022

Enjoy holiday music and decor as you stroll through Scott Hall and Herring Hall for a truly unique shopping experience with over 60 local artisans.

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Donuts with Santa & Cookie Walk

Donuts with Santa & Cookie Walk

Dec 17, 2022

Enjoy doughnuts, coffee and juice with Santa and purchase homemade cookies.

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