Things to Do

Events for Everyone

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Glorious 4th

Join the citizens of Prairietown as they celebrate the United States' 60th birthday with ongoing activities throughout the town, and a special patriotic program at 2 p.m.

Prairie Pursuits

Prairie Pursuits offers how-to classes and workshops geared to adults and teens in a variety of topics from historic trades, to culinary skills, to the arts. 

Nature Walk Series

April-October

Whether it's woods, water, prairie, or farmland, Conner Prairie is surrounded by beautiful nature.

Sunset Flights

Thursdays, June-September

On select Thursday nights this Summer, step into the gondola of our tethered balloon and see Conner Prairie from a new perspective.

Escape the Prairie

June-September
Something mysterious is afoot in the Lenape Village and Trading Post cabins at Conner Prairie. Can you and your team of sleuths solve the mysteries and escape the cabins?

Kiln Burn

June 29 & September 28
The Barker Brothers have a kiln load of wares ready to fire. Come find out how a white hot fire and some table salt put the "finish" on the pottery

First Responders Day

July 27

Conner Prairie is honoring those who protect and serve our community.

Make and Take

Throughout the Year

Stop by our Make and Take stations to enjoy short session craft activities.

Fun Guide

June-August

Download our printable Fun Guide, packed with featured seasonal activities and events.

Events for Kids

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Playtime on the Prairie

1st & 3rd Thursday every month
An hour long program for early learners to CREATE, PLAY, and LEARN!

Adventure Camp

May 28 - August 2
Experience an outdoor, action-packed camp in a unique environment staffed with skilled counselors.

Specialty Camps

June 3 - July 26

Get a whole summer’s worth of fun and adventure packed into one week! You can choose from six different specialty camps (AGES 8–12).

Events for Adults

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Chautauqua Series

June 20, Aug. 15 & Oct. 4
Join us for this brand-new series, where curious adults can get their think on – and their drink on – at a thought-provoking, interactive, and social event!

Arts & Arms Making Workshops

Arts & Arms Making Workshops
Conner Prairie’s hands-on classes provide a rare opportunity to work closely with some of the nation’s best craftsmen.

Inclusion Programming

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Memory Café

July 20
A welcoming, safe space for individuals with Alzheimer’s or any type of Dementia, and their caregivers

Sensory Friendly Day

August 24

Join us for a free Sensory Friendly Morning in our Welcome Center.