We have gathered that many of our Cheapsters have families on fall break right now. With many schools moving to the year-round format, these fall breaks can be longer than what we’ve been accustomed to, and we wouldn’t blame you for wondering what to do with this time. If your family took this opportunity to go on a fun vacation for fall break, you probably aren’t reading this post right now anyway. Therefore, this roundup will be geared towards our Cheapsters that are celebrating here in Indy and wondering what to do. Here are some of our ideas for fall break fun on the cheap:
Irvington Branch Library – Granted, all our city libraries often schedule fun and FREE activities. We’ve written posts before about the fun opportunities available in our public libraries. Given that Halloween is coming up, however, it seemed appropriate to focus on the Irvington Branch. They are offering a FREE showing of the classic movie Ghostbusters at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15 (tonight). Going to the movies is a fun fall break idea, but this is a fun way to see one on the cheap. Plus, which other theater would be showing Ghostbusters anytime soon?
Artsgarden Concerts – The Indianapolis Artsgarden at Circle Centre Mall often hosts FREE concerts during the lunch hour. This week, for example, there are two available. The musicians may not be overly famous, but it’s a fun and FREE way to hear some good music while you enjoy your lunch. On Tuesday, October 15, you can hear Caribbean, island, reggae, and a mix of pop music from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Artsgarden. At the same time on Thursday, October 17, the FREE concert is entitled “Timeless Country.”
Ceramic Dreams Studio – If you’re looking for a unique way to spend an afternoon over fall break, painting your own pottery or crafting brilliant mosaics could be fun and memorable. If you click the link (the blue lettering) in this paragraph, you can print off a coupon for $5 off when you visit Ceramic Dreams Studio. They are open every day of the week, and are located at 1134 E. 54th Street (Studio G) in Indianapolis.
State Parks – You have probably heard the controversies and arguments associated with the National Parks being closed to visitors while the Government shutdown continues. For that reason, visiting a National Park for fall break is unfortunately impossible at this time. However, Indiana’s state parks remain open. All charge only $5 for a day’s admission, which is much cheaper entertainment than most activities. Most of the parks are scattered around the state, but the following are in or near the Indianapolis area:
- Mounds State Park near Anderson
- Shades State Park near Crawfordsville
- Fort Harrison State Park near Lawrence