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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Columbus Area Railroad Club open house

Columbus Area Railroad Club open house

Nov 16, 2019

If you love trains, join them to see a variety of model trains and layouts.

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Big Band Supper Series: Basie & Beyond

Big Band Supper Series: Basie & Beyond

Nov 16, 2019

Enjoy a great dinner and a big band production.

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Handmade + Heartfelt Festival

Handmade + Heartfelt Festival

Nov 17, 2019

A festival celebrating local artists, makers and creators. Free admission.

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Fall Concert

Fall Concert

Nov 17, 2019

Two music majors from the Jacobs School of Music (Indiana University) and Emma Wilson will be accompanied by Music Director Colin Andrews in a recital. This is free an open to the public.

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Fairy Tale Theater Production

Fairy Tale Theater Production

Nov 17, 2019

Enjoy live theatre.

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U-paint Ceramic Christmas Tree or Vintage Truck with Tree

U-paint Ceramic Christmas Tree or Vintage Truck with Tree

Nov 21, 2019

Paint your own vintage Christmas tree or truck, just like grandma’s. The cost is $38 to $114, depending upon what you register to paint. The price includes a beverage from the bar.

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Wine Tasting and learning about Spain and Portugal trip

Wine Tasting and learning about Spain and Portugal trip

Nov 21, 2019

Taste Portuguese wines while enjoying light snacks and learning about an upcoming trip to the wine regions of Spain and Portugal.

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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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Cookie Walk & Crafts

Cookie Walk & Crafts

Nov 23, 2019

Shop for crafts, gifts, fudge, cheese balls, sweet breads and homemade cookies.

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Craft and Vendor Fair

Craft and Vendor Fair

Nov 23, 2019

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

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Greenwood Aglow and Kris Kringle Market

Greenwood Aglow and Kris Kringle Market

Nov 23, 2019

The Christmas season will be celebrated from with holiday craft-making, carriage rides, photos with Santa and more. In addition, there will be a Kris Kringle Market.

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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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The Punches bluegrass gospel concert

The Punches bluegrass gospel concert

Nov 29, 2019

Bluegrass gospel music.

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Start Here Open House – Shop Small Business Saturday

Start Here Open House – Shop Small Business Saturday

Nov 30, 2019

Celebrate Small Business Saturday in Franklin with incentives, coffee and donuts.

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The Chordlighters: Christmas Can’t Be Far Away

The Chordlighters: Christmas Can’t Be Far Away

Dec 1, 2019

Enjoy a Christmas performance by the Chordlighters barber shop group and special guest The Capitol City Chorus.

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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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Art Exhibit: Student Art

Art Exhibit: Student Art

Dec 2 - 9, 2019

The works of students from all levels of studio art classes 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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Authors series: Jan Brett

Authors series: Jan Brett

Dec 3, 2019

The Johnson County Public Library welcomes New York Times best-selling author and illustrator Jan Brett.

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Holiday Instrumental Concert

Holiday Instrumental Concert

Dec 4, 2019

Franklin College instrumental students will present a Holiday Instrumental Concert.

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Santa Train

Santa Train

Dec 6, 2019

The Santa Train comes to Bargersville and brings Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus for all to see.

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Franklin College Choral Concert

Franklin College Choral Concert

Dec 6 - 7, 2019

Three choirs perform

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Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Holiday Craft & Gift Show

Dec 7, 2019

Shop for homemade gifts, home décor, baked goods and more.

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Breakfast & Pictures with Santa

Breakfast & Pictures with Santa

Dec 7, 2019

Enjoy a chance for families to have breakfast and get pictures with Santa. Click on the link for ticket information.

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Franklin Winter Market and Holiday Lighting

Franklin Winter Market and Holiday Lighting

Dec 7, 2019

Enjoy festive activities all day and lighting at the courthouse at 7 p.m.

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Christmas Music and Carols

Christmas Music and Carols

Dec 7, 2019

Enjoy an hour-long concert before the courthouse lighting.

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KiD CiTY Christmas

KiD CiTY Christmas

Dec 7, 2019

Enjoy a unique photo opportunity and enjoy other holiday fun.

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Authors series: Toni Adeyemi

Authors series: Toni Adeyemi

Dec 9, 2019

The Johnson County Public Library welcomes New York Times best-selling author Toni Adeyemi.

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Adzooks Puppet Show “Dennis the Elf Bakes a Gingerbread Cookie”

Adzooks Puppet Show “Dennis the Elf Bakes a Gingerbread Cookie”

Dec 11, 2019

In this puppet show, Dennis the Elf sets out to bake a gingerbread cookie for Santa, but a mischievous orange hand and mixed up ingredients spoil his plans. It’s up to the audience to provide a helping hand to save the day.

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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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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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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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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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