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Community Engagement

This is the community's airport! Whether you're getting on an airplane or picking up loved ones, we're here to serve you. The airport is host to many free events to engage the community from monthly First Fridays music and entertainment to holiday celebrations with Santa practicing his route each year.

The Indianapolis Airport Authority (IAA) is dedicated to enhancing the community through thoughtful airport programming, supporting local events, and encouraging students to explore STEM and aviation-related careers.

Community Events

We're proud to support and host local groups for key programming such as:

Special Olympics Indiana
Plane Pull

The Special Olympics Indiana Plane Pull benefits athletes with intellectual disabilities to participate in year-round sports training and competitions. 

Plane Pull

Indy Aviation Career Education (ACE Academy)

ACE Academy is designed to offer an introduction to the aviation industry and also expose aviation jobs and careers to middle and high school students.

ACE Academy

Republic Airline Pulling for Wishes

The Republic Airline "Pulling for Wishes" Plane Pull benefits the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital, Indiana Children's Wish Fund, and the Riley Children's Foundation.

Pulling for Wishes

Soaring for Autism

We know that traveling can be difficult for some children and adults with autism. We also know that preparation is the key to helping make the travel experience easier. Participants with autism and their companion (parents, caregivers, friends, siblings) can experience the steps most people take when coming to the airport.

Learn more about Soaring for Autism!

Holly Jolly Jetway

Last year, Santa visited the Indianapolis International Airport to practice his route. Join us again this year for free family fun including pictures with Santa, holiday activities including cookie decorating, DIY ornaments, coloring cards for our troops, face painting, magicians, a photo booth, and more!

Registration required. Only a limited number of tickets for a photo with Santa are available. Order your ticket for the most magical time of the year at the airport.