Signature Events

It’s a community event.   Community events create strong community, and a strong community is a healthy community. A healthy community is a happy community. ~Sandy Smith

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FOGP Signature Events 

There are a lot of happenings at Garfield Park. We encourage you to connect with all the activity centers at the park on Facebook so you can stay in-the-know about everything from the theme of the Art for All FREE program held on Saturdays at Garfield Park Art Center (GPAC) to special installations and educational programs happening at the Conservatory.  There is also a Farmer’s Market located in the park on Saturday mornings during the summer months and a range of Christmas celebrations and programs for all ages starting right after Thanksgiving each year.

This web page is where we feature the Signature Events either produced or hosted by the Friends of Garfield Park, Inc. as part of our efforts to raise funds and friends and celebrate them in support of our mission to serve the  oldest city park in Indiana.

A great park deserves great friends.  Please Join us!

For all the different Ways to Play at This year’s Annual FOGP Golf Outing.

“Strength Through Activity, Responsibility & Service”.

Thank you for playing big at ForeGarfield. Your tax deductible gift helps support The Friends of Garfield Park STARS Youth Initiative.

Please click through to the ForeGarfield Sponsorship page and select each of the sponsorship level(s) you are interested in and press “Add to Cart” and then you will be taken to the checkout where you will be able to pay with our secure checkout. Once you press “Add to Cart” you will be invited to provide any relevant information in the notes section. This notes section is where you can provide any additional information available such as names pf golfers or any special purpose/message you wish.

Click Here: To Register Your Team & Buy Sponsorships Online

BlakeStrong Fest – Higher Light 2019

Saturday, July 20th, 2019, from 4:00 to 9:30 pm
Featuring the Music of HYRYDER: A Grateful Experience
We hope you will join us each year for a lively celebration of food, friends, and fun in memory of Blake Bowell and his courageous cancer journey. Each year a percentage of donated funds will be allocated special projects in the Park such as enhancements to the Children’s Garden located at the east end of Garfield Park next to the Conservatory, Cancer Family Support Groups, and the BlakeStrong Blake Bowell Fund, which is committed to providing hope and strength. Also Performing: Free But Not Cheap, The Lookouts, and Barbender . With special appearances by Cathy Morris and the Indianapolis 500 Gordon Pipers.

Please helps us attract a great crowd by sharing this event with your friends and family. Find us on Facebook and share to all your Friends! Download and print the BlakeStrong Fest Printable Flyer here and share it with your friends. In 2019, the Children’s Garden is benefiting from a completion of a redesign to provide even more opportunities for exploration and education in the world of nature, gardening, and growing. Thank you to Mader Design for creating the design concepts for the Children’s Garden.

One America Presents….An Evening at the Mac

September 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm. FREE

Featuring… American English, a Beatles Tribute Band

Followed by a Fantastic Fireworks Show… Presented by Hagerman
This is a signature event from Friends of Garfield Park with support from Bud Light and Tube Processing Corporation


Friends Night @ the Mac featuring the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra & Private, Friends Only Dinner for FOGP Members and Partners ~Thursday, June 27, 2019

This summer concert event featuring the Indianapolis Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off the concerts in the park series by Indy Parks at Garfield Park. Join the fun with the Friends of Garfield Park today by visiting the Give to Garfield Page to make your 2019 gift now and join us for a night of fun, food, and lively entertainment.


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