Find inexpensive Labor Day fun in Indianapolis

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Sept. 3, 2015) -- Do you want to have some fun, not leave Indianapolis, and not pay a dime?

Well, now is your chance.

There is so much going on Labor Day Weekend and throughout September around downtown Indianapolis—and much of it is free.

“All throughout the week there are deals. We'll have restaurant deals, Devour Downtown style. We will also have free donuts, and free chair massages on Georgia Street. It’s just a way to give back to the workers. Everything is free all week,” said Amanda Dorman, communications manager for Downtown Indy.

There's also the inaugural "Indy Labor Fest." It will be a block party on Georgia Street starting at 11 a.m. on Labor Day. The entire schedule can be found online here.

On Sept. 5, the Indiana State Museum will welcome a new exhibit about the art and science of skateboarding! You’ll find an actual skate park on their front drive and lawn area one week later on Sept. 12.

“In the morning from 9 until 11:30, we'll be hosting a skate clinic where beginning skaters and intermediate skaters can come out and learn some tricks and have a lot of fun, “ said Rebecca Smith, ISM Director of Education & Outreach.

After the skating clinic there’s a free skate from 11:30 until 2. The cost is $7 for members and $15 for non-members.

You can also see a different kind of skating, if that’s more your style. “Frozen On Ice” is coming to Indianapolis.

“This all kicks off on September 3 and goes until the seventh. So there are a ton of different times that you can catch Frozen. It's family friendly and is a great way to listen to the music live, to see it on ice and tickets start at just $25,” said Dorman.

Even later in the month, there’s a favorite happening in Indianapolis: Irish Fest, which runs from Sept. 18 through Sept. 20.

“We've got great entertainment coming. There's going to be a live artist on site creating a piece for our 20th anniversary. There's sheep herding demos, hurling demonstrations, it's going to be great,” said Erin O'Rourke, marketing manager for Irish Festival.

You can get Irish Festival tickets for $5 cheaper at Marsh, Claddaugh, Nine Irish Brothers or on-line right here.

If you really want to save, go Sunday before 11:30. Irish Fest is free if you bring three canned goods, which will go to the St. Vincent dePaul food bank.

There's also an Indy Eleven game Saturday night at IUPUI's Carrol stadium, with tickets starting at just $10.

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