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What a beautiful day already and if the weather is anything like it has been through out the week we are in for a great weekend.  If you’re looking for things to do with the family this weekend, well check out some of the great events listed below:

  • It’s time for the 5th Annual Bikers for HVAF Freedom Ride in Indianapolis where they’re raising money for HVAF (Hoosier Veterans Assist Foundation).  Catered meal, entertainment and much more kicked off at 9am at the American Legion Post 64 off of Holt Rd.  For more information contact them at www.hvaf.org
  • October is just around the corner so the corn mazes are coming and you can find one out at Beasley’s Orchard in Danville.  It’s a four mile maze called “Beasley’s Corn Dog” and is going on now through Oct. 27th.  For more information contact Beasley’s Orchard at www.beasleys-orchard.com
  • Free, free, that’s right free admission at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park today.  Go to www.smithsonianmag.com/museumday and register for your free ticket, then bring it over to Conner Prairie to have a great time.  You must have a Smithsonian ticket for free admission.  Visit http://www.connerprarie.org for more details
  • Good Journey’s Expo is here at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds with a holistic health and psychic fair going on now until Sunday for $7.  For more information see www.goodjourneys.net
  • The Indianapolis Fall Home and Landscape Show is back at the State Fairgrounds inside of the Marsh Pavilion.  Admission is free and it runs until Sunday at 6pm.  For more information visit www.acshomeshow.com
  • Check out hundreds of blooming orchids at the Orchid Fest at the Garfield Park Conservatory plus pick up some growing supplies for your home.    See the website at www.garfieldgardensconservatory.org for more details
  • Take a ride out to the Pumpkin Harvest Festival at Stonycreek Farm and check out the haunted hourse, animals, pumpkin train and much, much more through the end of October.  See. www.stonycreekfarm.net for more details
  • Taste the Difference Festival finds it way to the city at over 25 local restaurants.  Activities for the entire family with entertainment, free health fair, plus more at the International Marketplace.  Visit www.Isacoalition.org
  • This one day festival is back with live music, arts & crafts, storytelling and so much more…it’s the 14th Annual Rocky Ripple Festival at Hohlt Park.  Food, beer, wine, and I could keep going but check it out for yourself at www.rockyripple.org
  • The Fall Festival is here at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish off of East Washington.  Carnival rides, food, games, Texas Hold Em and more going on now until 11pm tonight.  See www.olindy.org/fall-festival-school
  • Its early for Santa, but never too early for a picnic with Santa.  The kids can pack a picnic and join Santa and his elves at the annual family reunion at Heartland Crossing Park off of Kentucky Ave.  The kids can listen to stories from Santa and take part of Elf Bowling where they’re the ball!  See their information at www.facebook.com/santaselvesofindy.com
  • The 2nd Annual Upland Oktoberfest is here at Military Park form 1-9pm today.  Tickets are $5 in advance and $10 at the gate.  See www.uplandbeer.com/Oktoberfest-2013 for more information
  • CANivational Craft Beer Event is going down on Georgia St in Downtown Indy with over 30 breweries from across the US.  It’s all in celebration of canned American craft beer.  You must be 21 to enter; see www.canvitational.com
  • Groovin in the Garden Summer Music series continues at Easley Winery with live music performances and great wine.  This is the last day of the Summer Music series and it all kicks off at 2pm today.  For more information visit www.easleywinery.com
  • The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest is happening at Herron-Morton Place Historic Park off of Alabama St is today with beer, hard cider, food, music and more.  It starts at 2pm and its only $7 to enjoy the fun.  See www.oktoberfesthmpf.com
  • The Indiana AIDS Walk “Walk Around the Block” in Indianapolis is today with a community walk to support the Gregory R. Powers Direct Emergency Financial Assistance Fund, (DEFA) that provides funds to those living with HIV/AIDS from 4-6pm today at Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood off of 22nd and Talbott.  See www.indianaaidswalk.org
  • AT 5pm check out all the Food Truck Eats at Grovin Beats at Mallow Run Winery that include live musical performances and great Mallow Run wines.  Admission is free so just bring your lawn chairs and enjoy from 5-8pm
  • Over three dozen restaurants across the north side of Indianapolis are offering 3 course meals at discount prices as part of the Northside Nights Restaurant Specials.  Reservations are required at some venues so check out the restaurants at www.northsidenightsindy.com
  • Drink Up Downtown Launch Party at Blu Nightclub to celebrate the launch of Drink Up Downtown Indianapolis,  You can walk the red carpet, enjoy fantastic drinks and dance from 8:30p-3am.    Visit                                           www.drinkupdt-efbevent.eventbrite.com
  • Get your tickets for Chris Tucker as he performs tonigt at the Old National Center downtown Indy.  For ticket information visit oldnationalcentre.com/event-calendar

Have a great time and be safe whatever you and the family decide to do this weekend because the weather will change shortly.

Thanks to Aroundindy.com