As winter’s chill begins to fade away, Festival Country Indiana, located just south of Indy, comes to life with vibrant colors, lively festivals and a spirit of celebration. Spring is the perfect time to welcome festival season and enjoy great shopping, food trails, selfie opportunities and family-friendly spring break activities. What’s more, Festival Country earned its name for being the home of more than 1,000 festivals and events, so you’re guaranteed to find your fun. 


Shopping Celebrations

With abundant vendor markets, walkable downtowns and a great local shopping scene, spring is a prime time to explore the countless antique, vintage and boutique shops throughout Festival Country. Popular shopping events like Spring Vintage & Handmade Fest draw hundreds of vendors and shoppers for a day of retail therapy. Refresh your wardrobe and your home while supporting local businesses. 

Click here to explore the events calendar, or click here to see a list of local shops.

Franklin Vintage Fest

Spring Break

Planning to hit the road for spring break? Explore the family favorites in Festival Country like go-kart tracks, axe throwing, mini bowling and more. If you’re feeling creative, try your hand at pottery spinning or sushi making. Or drive through the county to explore more than 30 murals and the Top 10 Selfie Spots. Bonus points if you share your best pose with us using #festcountryin on social media.

Rascal's Fun Zone

Hit the Trails

You can leave the backpack and boots at home; these aren’t ordinary trails. No, in Festival Country, our trails are more delicious. Meander down the Tenderloin Tasting Trail to try more than a dozen versions of Indiana’s favorite sandwich. Trek through the Coffee Trail to sip brews at neighborhood shops and eclectic stops. How about indulging your sweet tooth along the Sweets Trail? There’s even a Beer, Wine & Spirits Trail to discover your new favorite craft brew.

Death & Taxes Day


Speaking of beer, wine and spirits, you’ll find the mecca of craft brew at Death & Taxes Day on April 20 in Bargersville. Or mark your calendars for the unofficial celebration of the season, Strawberries on the Square. How about a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a total solar eclipse? Festival Country is in the middle of the line of totality, which means we’ll see one of the longest durations of total darkness in the world. Plus, we’re home to wide open spaces for viewing, free eclipse glasses and great events to celebrate this celestial event in style. Click here to see all the eclipse information including events, where to get souvenirs, where to stay and more. 

Learn more about all the events just south of Indy here.

Ready to make a weekend out of it? Click here to find great hotels.