Plainfield Events: Quaker Day Parade, Live Music, and More!
Residents of Plainfield, Indiana are lucky to be close to the capital of Indiana, Indianapolis. Thanks to their proximity to the Circle City, residents have access to the wide array of Indianapolis events, Indianapolis fairs and festivals, and other Indianapolis attractions. Just a few miles from the Indianapolis International Airport, Plainfield hotels are often full of people wanting to get a slice of the Indy action.
However, this small Quaker-founded city is not content with only leeching off fun Indianapolis things to do. Plainfield events may not be as flashy and well known as Indianapolis events, but they provide a good deal of small town fun for Plainfield children and adults alike. Most of the events in Plainfield are sponsored by the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce, the nurturing force behind the recent explosion in Plainfield business. On its website, the Chamber of Commerce has a fairly comprehensive events calendar which includes business ribbon cuttings, community festivals, and more.
|Home video of the Quaker Day Parade in Plainfield, Indiana|
Perhaps the most famous Plainfield event is the Quaker Day Parade, which takes place every fall. Plainfield was founded by Quakers in the mid 1800′s, and much of the town still retains this heritage. Plainfield sports teams are named after the town’s founders, Plainfield education institutions use the iconic Quaker as a mascot, and the Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library retains records of the town’s long Quaker history.
As a result, a host of Plainfield organizations participate in a parade through downtown Plainfield every year around October. The parade begins at Plainfield Middle School and winds through Main Street and the rest of Plainfield before returning to the middle school. The parade features marching bands, motorcycles, Plainfield restaurant vendors, and more. The Quaker Day Parade even has a pumpkin decorating contest for expressing your creative side.
|Video of the Jonas Brothers performing live at Metropolis Mall in Plainfield, Indiana|
Other sites for Plainfield events include the Metropolis Shopping Center, which hosts live Indianapolis music events, costume contests during Halloween, and other Plainfield attractions. The Plainfield-Guilford Township Public Library features events for Plainfield children, like readings, craft classes, trick or treating, and more. And if you ever get bored with things to do in Plainfield, the bustling metropolis of Indianapolis is right around the corner!