Signature Events

Festival Country Indiana, just south of Indy, is the place to go for a festive time. There’s always something going on, but these are our Signature Events, plus two event series for your enjoyment. Check the events page of our website for the latest dates, times and details – as well as information about other events.

Hoosier Horse Park events
Multiple dates April through October
There are a variety of equestrian events at Hoosier Horse Park. Be sure to check the park website for this year’s lineup and directions to the park.
2949 East North Rd., Edinburgh
812-526-6809
http://jocoparks.com/johnson-county-park/hoosier-horse-park/

Picnic Concert Series at Mallow Run Winery
Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons May to September.
Mallow Run Winery invites lovers of music, food and wine to come out for a variety of concerts and food offerings.
Mallow Run Winery
6964 W. Whiteland Road, Bargersville
317-422-1556
https://mallowrun.com/

Death & Taxes Day
April 22, 2023
Death & Taxes Day is an outdoor tasting festival and release event for Taxman’s special beer (Evasion), and this event features more than 30 Indiana breweries, select wineries, live music and local food trucks. This event sells out, so get your tickets early.
13 S. Baldwin St., Bargersville
317-458-0210
www.taxmanbrewing.com/

Strawberries on the Square

May 26, 2023
Celebrate the arrival of strawberry season with the serving of strawberries and other food, a special movie at the Historic Artcraft Theatre, a classic car cruise-in and live music.
East Court Street, Franklin
317-346-1258
www.discoverdowntownfranklin.com

Freedom Festival

June 24, 2023
This event at Craig Park includes a parade, a kids zone, and local food, beer and craft vendors. Indiana's best fireworks show concludes the evening.
10 E. Smith Valley Road, Greenwood
317-881-4545
http://www.greenwood.in.gov/topic/blocks.php?topicid=125&structureid=22

Firecracker Festival

July 3, 2023

Enjoy food, fireworks and more.

237 W. Monroe St., Franklin

317-736-3689

https://www.facebook.com/pg/FranklinParksAndRec/events/?ref=page_internal

Johnson County Fair

July 16-22, 2023
Come to the fairgrounds for rides, games, food, music and great events like the demolition derby.
250 Fairground St., Franklin
317-738-32

https://www.jocofairin.com/

Hops & Vines Festival

Aug. 11, 2023

Sample craft beers and Indiana wines while enjoying live music, food vendors and a classic car cruise-in at this family-friendly event. The Historic Artcraft Theatre is showing retro movies.

East Court Street, Franklin

317-346-1258

www.discoverdowntownfranklin.com

WAMMfest

August 19, 2023
This annual summer festival celebrates wine, art, music and microbrew. The musical lineup performs all day.
10 E. Smith Valley Rd., Greenwood
317-289-7575
www.wammfest.com

Festival Country International Fest

Sept. 16, 2023

Enjoy food and entertainment from across the globe.

237 W. Monroe St., Franklin

317-736-3689

www.franklin.in.gov/department/index.php?structureid=22 

Franklin Fall Festival

Sept. 30, 2023
Downtown Franklin
Come to downtown Franklin for Fall Festival, featuring a downtown street fair, entertainment, food vendors, a parade, bounce houses, a beer garden, carriage rides, a dachshund derby and more.
237 W. Monroe St., Franklin
317-736-3689
http://www.franklin.in.gov/department/index.php?structureid=22 

Ethos Celebration of the Arts

Oct. 7, 2023

This all-day event features a juried art fair, music, arts programming, food and more. Check the website for the full schedule and times.

Downtown Franklin, 70 E. Monroe St., Franklin, 46131

317-346-1258

www.discoverdowntownfranklin.com

Franklin Halloween Town

Oct. 28, 2023

Enjoy a whole day of fun, starting with the Pumpkins in the Park 5K run/walk and 1-mile family walk, followed by food vendors and activities. From 5:30 to 7 p.m., come to downtown Franklin along North Main Street for safe trick or treating from stores and trunks. Vehicles will be set up and kids will be able to collect treats from decorated trunks and trucks. The Artcraft Theatre, which is at the same location as the trick or treating, will show a Halloween movie at night.

57 N. Main St., Franklin, IN 46131

317-736-3689

www.franklin.in.gov

Holiday Lighting and Winter Market

Dec. 3, 2022 and Dec. 2, 2023

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

East Court Street, Franklin, IN 46131

www.discoverdowntownfranklin.com 

317-346-1258