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!

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.

ForeGarfield Golf Outing ~ September 26, 2019 ~ Featuring an Earlier Start This Year

This annual golf outing is an important component of our annual fundraising campaign. It’s also a lot of fun and a much anticipated event for our community of golfers, partners, and FOGP board and staff. This event is held on the south side of Indy at the Winding River Golf Club, located at 8015 Mann Rd.

Download and Share  the Flyer :FOGP_GolfOuting flyer 2019

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