Things to Do

Events for Everyone


Sunset Flights

Thursdays, June-September
Next Flight: August 22
On select Thursday nights this Summer, step into the gondola of our tethered balloon and see Conner Prairie from a new perspective.

Historic Baseball

August 24, 12-5 p.m.
Oil up your mitt, grab your favorite team cap, and help celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first professional baseball club, The Cincinnati Red Stockings!

Mitsitam! (Let's Eat!)

August 24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Calling all Foodies and Gardeners, young and old! Join us as we explore the gardens, look at wild foods, and even taste some samples of foods you might have found in an 1816 Lenape home.

Childrens' Music Series

August 24
Lift your voice, lift your spirit, clap, shout, stomp, and holler along with local children’s musicians who’ll share songs for kids and their families.

Festival of Machines

September 14-15
Saturday & Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Get up close to elite cars, steam engines, helicopters, and more!

Smithsonian Museum Day Live!

September 21
We invite you to come to Conner Prairie for Museum Day Live! - an annual free day event hosted by Smithsonian Magazine.

Prairie Plates

October 5
Prairie Plates celebrates the farm-to-table food and craft drink movement with unique dining experiences, with the region’s top chefs and gourmet artisans.

A Merry Prairie Holiday

November 29-December 29
Enjoy the Conner Prairie holiday family fun you already love and a host of new features you won’t want to miss.

Symphony on the Prairie

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Announces Diverse Concert Lineup - Experience the 38th Kroger Symphony on the Prairie Season.

Make and Take

Throughout the Year

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

Fun Guide


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

Events for Kids


Playtime on the Prairie

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

Events for Adults


Chautauqua Series

October 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


Sensory Friendly Morning

August 24

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

Memory Café

September 8
A welcoming, safe space for individuals with Alzheimer’s or any type of Dementia, and their caregivers