Broad Ripple Carnival

Bring the family to celebrate with food, music, games and rides, and more.

Event Details

The event is rain or shine.

Free admission.

Purchase required for rides and games.

Join us as we celebrate Broad Ripple Village with a 4-day festival featuring activities for the entire family. The Broad Ripple Carnival is brought you by the BRVA and Event Title Sponsor State Farm – Elizabeth Marshall.  The event features carnival rides and games, food and drink, a craft beer garden, live music entertainment, community booths, and a history exhibit provided by Broad Ripple Gazette will be on display.  The Carnival kicks off with the St. Paul’s Community Dog Walk on Thursday night, and Saturday will feature the Indy Urban Flea Market.  

WHEN

2019 DATES:

Thursday, August 8, 6 – 9 pm

Friday, August 9, 5 -9 pm

Saturday, August 10, 12 – 9 pm

Sunday, August 11, 12 – 7 pm

WHERE

Broad Ripple Park

1500 Broad Ripple Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220

WHO

All ages are invited to participate in the Carnival.

It’s dog friendly too!  Just please have your dog on a leash in the park at all times. 

Admission to the Carnival is FREE — but here is what you will have to pay for:
  • Food and drink
  • Alcoholic beverages in the Beer Garden
  • Carnival rides and games: These require tickets which you can purchase for $1.50 each. Or wristbands can be purchased for unlimited rides and games. (Day: $15; Evening: $20)

Amusement Park History

An amusement park was built on the site of Broad Ripple Park in 1906. The carousel pictured once was in the park and is now at the Children’s Museum. Attend the Carnival to learn more about local history.

INFO

 

Attendee Guidelines

ALL GUESTS AND THEIR BELONGINGS – PURSES, BAGS, BACKPACKS, COOLERS, ETC. – ARE SUBJECT TO SEARCH

Allowed: What You Can Bring

  • Blankets, sheets, towels
  • Small folding camping/lawn chairs
  • Umbrellas
  • Small coolers (may contain food and sealed water)
  • Baby strollers
  • Bikes (there will be plenty of bike parking)
  • Dogs (please be sure they are leashed and well-socialized for festival environments and crowds)

Restricted: What You  Cannot Bring

  • Weapons of any kind, including fireworks or explosives of any kind
  • Any outside beer, wine, or liquor
  • Illegal or illicit substances of any kind
  • No unauthorized/unlicensed vendors allowed. No unauthorized solicitations, campaigning, handbills, sampling, give-a-ways, sales, etc.

If you have a question or are unsure about an item, please contact us.

Directions and Parking

The carnival takes place in Broad Ripple Park located at 1500 Broad Ripple Avenue, a 61-acre facility managed by IndyParks.

Walk or Bike

  • Event attendees are encouraged to walk or bike to the event. Broad Ripple Park is approximately .5 miles from the Monon Trail and Central Canal Towpath. 

Bus

  • IndyGo Route 17 services Broad Ripple Village and Broad Ripple Park, click here for their online trip planning service. 

Car

  • Event attendees should park in the neighborhood surrounding the park. 
  • There is a limited number of spaces at Broad Ripple Park reserved for handicap patrons and users of the Dog Park and Family Center.
  • All other vehicular traffic and parking is restricted.
Sponsor the Event

Sponsorships are available for this great local community event. Please consider supporting this four-day event for Broad Ripple Village. Request the list of sponsor benefits by contacting Broad Ripple Village Association, Kent Springer, at inkent56@gmail.com or (317) 946-1561.

TITLE SPONSORSHIP: $2500  (secured for 2019)

Benefits include recognition as TITLE SPONSOR on:

  • Your business listed with event on BRVA Garden Sign kiosk at Westfield and College the week of the event (30,000 cars pass by daily)
  • Business logo on the event poster (100 distributed to local shops)
  • Business logo on event Yard signs (50 signs throughout Midtown)
  • Business logo on Rack Cards (5,000 distributed locally)
  • Business logo on Event Banners (Three hung in prominent Village locations)
  • Business logo displayed on the Broad Ripple event website and hyper-linked to your website
  • Your logo displayed in the Broad Ripple Gazette print ad (7,000 copies) and Broad Ripple Magazine print ad (11,000 copies)
  • A free booth at the event for the title sponsor (provide your own tent)Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (over 30,000 on each platform)

MIDWAY SPONSOR: $1250

Benefits include recognition as MIDWAY SPONSOR on:

  • We will create a Midway Banner with your business logo placed at the Carnival ride entrance (10,000+ visitors)
  • You receive five time blocks at the community tables section at the Carnival to meet the public
  • Business logo on the event poster (100 distributed to local shops)
  • Business logo on Rack Cards (5,000 distributed locally)
  • Business logo on Event Banners (Three hung in prominent Village locations)
  • Business logo displayed on the Broad Ripple event website and hyper-linked to your website
  • Your logo displayed in the Broad Ripple Gazette print ad (7,000 copies) and Broad Ripple Magazine print ad (11,000 copies)

ENTERTAINMENT STAGE SPONSOR: $1250

Benefits include recognition as STAGE SPONSOR on:

  • We will create a Stage Banner with your business logo placed on the Entertainment Stage all four days of the Carnival (10,000+ visitors)
  • You receive five time blocks at the community tables section at the Carnival to meet the public
  • Business logo on the event poster (100 distributed to local shops)
  • Business logo on Rack Cards (5,000 distributed locally)
  • Business logo on Event Banners (Three hung in prominent Village locations)
  • Business logo displayed on the Broad Ripple event website and hyper-linked to your website
  • Your logo displayed in the Broad Ripple Gazette print ad (7,000 copies) and Broad Ripple Magazine print ad (11,000 copies)

PRESENTING SPONSORSHIP: $1000

Benefits include recognition as PRESENTING SPONSOR on:

  • You receive four time blocks at the community tables section at the Carnival to meet the public
  • Business logo on the event poster (100 distributed to local shops)
  • Business logo on Rack Cards (5,000 distributed locally)
  • Business logo on Event Banners (Three hung in prominent Village locations)
  • Business logo displayed on the Broad Ripple event website and hyper-linked to your website
  • Your logo displayed in the Broad Ripple Gazette print ad (7,000 copies) and Broad Ripple Magazine print ad (11,000 copies)

DOG WALK SPONSOR: $500 (secured for 2019)

Thursday night is Dog night at the Carnival and features a Community Dog Walk to the Park.

Benefits include recognition as DOG WALK SPONSOR on:

  • We will create a Dog Walk Banner with your business logo placed at the Carnival entrance Thursday night. (1,500+ visitors) Banner will be hung elsewhere on the grounds remainder of the Carnival after Thursday.
  • You receive two time blocks at the community tables section at the Carnival to meet the public
  • Business logo on the event poster (100 distributed to local shops)
  • Business logo displayed on the Broad Ripple event website and hyper-linked to your website
  • Your logo displayed in the Broad Ripple Gazette print ad (7,000 copies) and Broad Ripple Magazine print ad (11,000 copies)

SUPPORTING SPONSORSHIP: $500

Benefits include recognition as SUPPORTING SPONSOR on:

  • You receive two time blocks at the community tables section at the Carnival to meet the public
  • Business logo on the event poster (100 distributed to local shops)
  • Business logo displayed on the Broad Ripple event website and hyper-linked to your website
  • Your logo displayed in the Broad Ripple Gazette print ad (7,000 copies) and Broad Ripple Magazine print ad (11,000 copies)

Event also advertised

  • Event email eBlasts (10,000+ subscribers)
  • Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (over 30,000 on each platform)
Volunteer

Event coordinators are looking for volunteers to help with the event. Volunteer shifts are only 2.5-3 hours and include such tasks as selling ride tickets and wristbands, monitoring the history exhibit, manning the info booth, and helping with set-up and tear-down. Sign up here at  email the BRVA office at info@brva.org or (317) 251-2782.

Be a Vendor

The celebration will feature food service daily; and an artisan flea market on Saturday. If you are interested in vending at the event, please email info@brva.org.

Reserve a Community Table

You are invited to meet the public and advertise your business at one of our Community Tables. We provide tables and chairs and you provide information about your business or non-profit organization.

Cost:

  • For-profit businesses may reserve a 3-hr time block for $100.
  • Non-profit businesses may reserve a 3-hr time block for $50.
  • For a reservation, please contact event chair, Elizabeth Marshall at elizabeth.marshall.quht@statefarm.com or (317) 531-9910.

Time Blocks (Community Tables are reserved in three-hour time blocks.):

  •    Thursday 6-9:00
  •    Friday 6-9:00
  •    Saturday, 12-3:00, 3-6:00, 6-9:00
  •    Sunday, 12-3:00, 3-6:00

Guidelines:

  • 8-foot table and 2 chairs provided by event organizers

  • Organizations may share information, pass out flyers, host an interactive activity, etc.

  • Tablecloths, banners, and signage welcomed!

  • You may bring a 10′ by 10′ pop-up tent as well

  • Free pre-packaged food/candy/water may be distributed, but nothing home-made

For a reservation, please contact event chair, Elizabeth Marshall at elizabeth.marshall.quht@statefarm.com or (317) 531-9910.