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ABOVE: We list numerous charity events and fundraisers all over Indiana on this page, such as the Race for the Cure® at Military Park to benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation (pictured above), and many others. If your fundraising event is not listed on this page, send us the information! AroundIndy.com staff photo, © 2016, all rights reserved.

Upcoming Events

Listed in order by date and time from today forward.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:30 AM.
36th Running of the Zoopolis 500 at the Indianapolis Zoo.

The zoo's popular radiated tortoise race, presented by the American Dairy Association, held annually the Wednesday before the Indianapolis 500. Included with zoo admission. Info: 317-630-2001.
Location: Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
indyzoo.com/ [Ref #701669]

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Saturday, May 28, 2016, 8:00 AM.
9th Annual Kent's Run at Boone Grove Elementary School in Valparaiso.

A fundraising event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society to honor the life of Boone Grove HS student/athlete Kent Ribordy who died in 2007 due to leukemia. 8 AM CST. Info: 317-379-6326.
Location: Boone Grove Elementary School, 325 W County Rd 55 South, Valparaiso, Porter County.
kentsrun.com/ [Ref #690860]

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Sunday, May 29, 2016, 6:30 PM.
'Mosaic: All White' at the Eiteljorg Museum.

Featuring a complete mix of diverse musical vibes in an historic space, presented by Creativs of Modern Day Media. A portion of the proceeds benefit the MS Society. 6:30 PM to midnight. $20-$30. Info: 317-719-2307.
Location: Eiteljorg Museum, 500 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1Trz1bM [Ref #710214]

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Friday, June 3, 2016, 6:00 PM.
Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Twilight Tour in Indianapolis.

Tour three homes in the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood. Ticket price includes Twilight Tour, day tour, dinner, dancing, and silent auction. Proceeds benefit MKNA Vi Walker Neighborhood Grants. 6-8:30 PM. $75. Info: 317-694-8047.
Location: Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood, 5910 Washington Boulevard, Indianapolis, Marion County.
mkhometour.com/ [Ref #711483]

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Saturday, June 4, 2016, 9:30 AM.
5th Annual Ferret 500 at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

Indy's only American Ferret Association sanctioned Ferret Show. Attended by 250-300 of the most beautiful ferrets you can imagine. 9:30 AM to 4 PM. $2-$5. Proceeds benefit the 501(c)3 Five Points Ferret Refuge. Info: 317-703-4474.
Location: Marion County Fairgrounds, 7300 East Troy Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
theferret500.com/ [Ref #711085]

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Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM.
6th Annual CruZionsville Charity Event in Downtown Zionsville.

A Central Indiana Porsche Club of America fundraising event to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, with Porsche car owners from around the Midwest. 10 AM to 3 PM. Early bird Porsche registration $35 until May 23. Info: 317-457-8769.
Location: CruZionsville, Main Street, Zionsville, Boone County.
cruzionsville.com/ [Ref #711118]

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Saturday, June 4, 2016, 11:00 AM.
Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Day Tour in Indianapolis.

Tour beautiful historic homes in the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood. Proceeds benefit MKNA Vi Walker Neighborhood Grants. June 4-5: Sat/Sun 11 AM to 5 PM. $15 advance, $20 day of event. Info: 317-694-8047.
Location: Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood, 5910 Washington Boulevard, Indianapolis, Marion County.
mkhometour.com/ [Ref #711484]

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Saturday, June 4, 2016, 1:00 PM.
22nd Annual Wicket World of Croquet at the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site.

Don your game whites and hit the court for a competitive day of croquet to benefit the museum. 1 PM registration and practice, 2 PM tournament time. $140-$150 teams of two ($30 spectators). Info: 317-631-1888.
Location: Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, 1230 North Delaware Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/20i84sb [Ref #705062]

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Sunday, June 5, 2016, 8:00 AM.
23rd Annual Miracle Ride in Indianapolis.

A huge motorcycle rally with thousands of bikers to benefit Riley Hospital for Children. Register at 8 AM, ride at 11 AM (includes a lap on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway track). Info: 317-383-1119.
Location: Allison Transmission, Inc., 1 Allison Way, Indianapolis, Marion County.
miracleride.net/ [Ref #711261]

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Sunday, June 5, 2016, 11:00 AM.
Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Day Tour in Indianapolis.

Tour beautiful historic homes in the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood. Proceeds benefit MKNA Vi Walker Neighborhood Grants. June 4-5: Sat/Sun 11 AM to 5 PM. $15 advance, $20 day of event. Info: 317-694-8047.
Location: Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood, 5910 Washington Boulevard, Indianapolis, Marion County.
mkhometour.com/ [Ref #711485]

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Thursday, June 9, 2016, 6:00 PM.
8th Annual Caroline Symmes Celebrity Softball Challenge at Victory Field.

A charity event to benefit the Indiana Children's Wish Fund hosted by Paul George (Indiana Pacers) and Robert Mathis (Indianapolis Colts). $10 online or at the Box Office. Info: 317-269-3542.
Location: Victory Field, 501 West Maryland Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1s7U371 [Ref #711573]

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Friday, June 10, 2016, 5:30 PM.
'Zoobilation: Keeping it Wild' at the Indianapolis Zoo.

The zoo's annual major fundraising event, a black tie affair presented by IPL. 5:30 PM to midnight (zoo closed today). This event sells out quickly; get your tickets as soon as possible. Info: 317-630-2001.
Location: Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
indyzoo.com/ [Ref #701668]

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Saturday, June 11, 2016, 7:00 AM.
Park 2 Park Challenge and 5K in Plainfield.

A relay fundraising event: 20 mile relay with three legs, 4 team members (each runner completes 5 miles), plus 5K family or individual run. $30-$60. Info: 317-625-2223.
Location: Plainfield Recreation and Aquatic Center, 651 Vestal Rd, Plainfield, Hendricks County.
park2park.org/ [Ref #711114]

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Saturday, June 11, 2016, 9:00 AM.
5K Color Splash Run and Walk at Rebekah Park in Greensburg.

A fundraising event to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Decatur County. $20 until May 24 (includes T-shirt), then $25 (no shirt). Park at Greensburg HS. Info: 812-663-7556.
Location: Rebekah Park, 115 N County Road 80 NE, Greensburg, Decatur County.
bbbsgreensburg.org/5k.html [Ref #709769]

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Saturday, June 11, 2016, 12:00 PM.
Relay for Life of Southwest Hendricks County in Danville.

A fundraising event for the American Cancer Society, 12 PM to 12 AM. Celebrateg those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease. Info: 765-225-7575.
Location: Hendricks County Fairgrounds, 1900 East Main Street, Danville, Hendricks County.
bit.ly/1Q3pEiX [Ref #687516]

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 5:30 PM.
Indianapolis Women's Chorus Fundraiser at Indiana Landmarks Center.

"From Seed to Song," an evening of fun, food and music featuring an original choral work by Meagan Johnson and live painting by Rae Parker. 5:30-7:30 PM. $35-$40. Info: 317-855-8706.
Location: Indiana Landmarks Center, 1201 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1TimXK4 [Ref #712228]

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Saturday, June 18, 2016, 8:00 AM.
Indy Legends Charity Pro-Am Race Day at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Gates open 8 AM to 7 PM. Indy Legends Charity Pro-Am Race at 1:30 PM. Info: 317-492-8500.
Location: Indianapolis Motor Speedway, 4790 West 16th Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
ims.com/ [Ref #711240]

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Saturday, June 18, 2016, 8:30 AM.
10th Annual 'Heroes for the House' 5K Run, Walk and Bike.

A fundraising event to benefit families with children in area hospitals who need to stay at the Ronald McDonald House. $25. Info: 317-663-6073.
Location: NCAA Hall of Champions, 700 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, Marion County.
iremrunforronald.org/ [Ref #711115]

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Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:00 AM.
4th Annual CAF Warbird Expo at Indianapolis Regional Airport.

Presented by the Indiana Wing of the Commemorative Air Force with the Red Tail Squadron and its original P-51 Red Tail. Warbird rides, food, microbrew tasting, entertainment, silent auction, giveaways, and more. 9 AM to 5 PM. $23 per vehicle. Info: 317-29.
Location: Indianapolis Regional Airport, 3867 N Aviation Way, Greenfield, Hancock County.
warbirdexpo.com/ [Ref #690814]

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Saturday, June 18, 2016, 9:15 AM.
'Climb Out of the Darkness' Charity Event at Garfield Park.

An international event to benefit Postpartum Progress, which works to raise awareness of postpartum mental disorders and connect moms with each other and needed services. Register online. 9:15-11 AM. Free admission. Info: 618-731-8256.
Location: Garfield Park, 2505 Conservatory Drive, Indianapolis, Marion County.
bit.ly/1TWHDcY [Ref #708270]

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Saturday, June 25, 2016, 7:30 AM.
20th Annual Sickle Cell 5K Run and Walk at Riverside Park.

A fundraising event for the Martin Center to raise awareness and funding for those battling with Sickle Cell disease. 7:30 AM to 1:30 PM. Free admission. Info: 317-927-5158.
Location: Riverside Park, 2420 East Riverside Drive, Indianapolis, Marion County.
themartincenter.org/ [Ref #708314]

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Saturday, June 25, 2016, 2:00 PM.
Inaugural Fermentation Celebration in Jennings County.

A beer and wine charity tasting event (2-6 PM)featuring over 30 local and national breweries and wineries with good food, live music, charity swag raffle, games, camping, then evening concert at 7 PM. $30-$60. 2 PM to midnight. Info: 812-518-BEER.
Location: Muscatatuck Park, 325 N Indiana Hwy 3, North Vernon, Jennings County.
fermentationcelebration.com/ [Ref #703505]

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Thursday, June 30, 2016, 6:00 PM.
'A Tasteful Affair' at Park Tudor School.

An auction fundraising event for the Lupus Foundation, 6-9 PM. Free admission. Proceeds benefit Lupus patient services and research for a cure. Info: 317-225-4400.
Location: Park Tudor School, Clowes Commons, 7200 North College Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
lupus.org/indiana/events/ [Ref #706262]

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Monday, July 4, 2016, 8:00 AM.
'Run for Freedom' Charity Event in Avon.

A charity running event to benefit Indy Honor Flight with a 4-mile run and also a 1-mile run/walk. $20. Info: 317-437-6612.
Location: Avon Town Hall Park, 6570 E US Highway 36, Avon, Hendricks County.
fun-races.com/freedom/ [Ref #708733]

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Saturday, August 13, 2016, 4:00 PM.
4th Annual Hops 4 Hope Charity Event in Greenfield.

A charity event to benefit Hancock Hope House with 12 local craft beer brewers and unique appetizer pairings. $40 (10 for $350), $10 designated driver. 4-7 PM. Info: 317-467-4991.
Location: Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 North Apple Street, Greenfield, Hancock County.
hops4hope.net/ [Ref #711533]

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Saturday, August 20, 2016, 8:00 AM.
Indianapolis Colts 5K at Lucas Oil Stadium.

A 5K run and walk outside the stadium through downtown Indy, with the finish line inside at the 50-yard-line. T-shirts, commemorative medals, kids area, and more. $35. Info: 317-297-2658.
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, 500 South Capitol Avenue, Indianapolis, Marion County.
colts.com/run [Ref #710957]

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Saturday, August 27, 2016, 5:30 PM.
'Love It!' Soiree at Lucas Estate in Carmel.

A fundraising event to benefit the Cardiovascular Research Institute at St. Vincent Heart Center, with unforgettable experiences, celebrities and fun. 5:30 PM to midnight. $300 and up. Info: 317-338-2338.
Location: Lucas Estate, 1143 West 116th Street, Carmel, Hamilton County.
bit.ly/ArInLoveIt [Ref #709768]

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Saturday, September 17, 2016, 8:00 AM.
St. Vincent Cancer Run and Walk at Lions Park in Zionsville.

A fundraising event to support cancer patients and their families at St. Vincent. 10-mile run/walk or 5K run/walk. Pricing varies. Info: 317-379-6326.
Location: Lions Park, State Road 334, Zionsville, Boone County.
bit.ly/1QWXilP [Ref #706222]

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Saturday, September 24, 2016, 8:00 AM.
Greater Indianapolis O2 breathe 10K, 5K, & Fun Walk.

A fundraising event to help support those affected by pulmonary hypertension (PH), help fund research, provide support and education for the PH community. 8-11 AM. $25 walkers; $35 runners (under 12 free). Info: 855-932-7255.
Location: West Park, 2700 West 116th Street, Carmel, Hamilton County.
O2breathe.org/Indiana16 [Ref #708959]

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Saturday, September 24, 2016, 4:00 PM.
Indiana AIDS Walk in the Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood.

A fundraising event to raise money for the Gregory R. Powers Direct Emergency Financial Assistance (DEFA) Fund. Register at 3:30 PM, walk 4-6 PM. Info: 317-630-1805.
Location: Herron-Morton Place Neighborhood, 22nd and Talbott Streets, Indianapolis, Marion County.
indianaaidswalk.org/ [Ref #711707]

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Friday, September 30, 2016, 8:00 AM.
48th Annual Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival.

A 3-day festival with crafts, tool and antique vendors, ham and bean dinners, and more. Sept. 30 to Oct. 2: hours and activities vary daily. Free admission (paid parking). Info: 765-795-4022.
Location: Bean Dinner Festival, Downtown, Cataract, Owen County.
freewebs.com/cataractvfd [Ref #676686]

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Saturday, October 1, 2016, 8:00 AM.
48th Annual Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival.

A 3-day festival with crafts, tool and antique vendors, ham and bean dinners, and more. Sept. 30 to Oct. 2: hours and activities vary daily. Free admission (paid parking). Info: 765-795-4022.
Location: Bean Dinner Festival, Downtown, Cataract, Owen County.
freewebs.com/cataractvfd [Ref #676687]

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Sunday, October 2, 2016, 8:00 AM.
48th Annual Cataract VFD Bean Dinner Festival.

A 3-day festival with crafts, tool and antique vendors, ham and bean dinners, and more. Sept. 30 to Oct. 2: hours and activities vary daily. Free admission (paid parking). Info: 765-795-4022.
Location: Bean Dinner Festival, Downtown, Cataract, Owen County.
freewebs.com/cataractvfd [Ref #676688]

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Monday, October 17, 2016, 10:00 AM.
LUNG FORCE Walk and Charity Event in Carmel.

A fundraising event for the American Lung Association to raise awareness and funds to fight against lung cancer and for lung health. Free admission. Info: 317-210-8554.
Location: Village of West Clay, 12884 Broad Street, Carmel, Hamilton County.
lungforce.org/walk [Ref #708953]

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