DYFI Events

Pinstriping Charity Auction at the 500 World of Wheels Car Show

Each February, over 20 pinstripers come together from all over Indiana and surrounding states to create custom artwork that is auctioned off at the 500 World of Wheels Car Show. They pinstripe anything from panels to guitars to barrels to bowling pins. If it has a smooth surface, they can paint it! You can bring an item to be striped or you can bid on a one of a kind piece during one of the five live auctions.

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Gong Show

This remake of the classic Gong Show is an annual hit! In memory and honor of Norma Taulman, her family presents this exciting and entertaining event each May to raise funds to help bring kids to camp, regardless of ability to pay. Enjoy a delicious dinner, raffles and silent auction, and most importantly: entertaining acts.

Symphony on the Prairie with Indiana University Alumni Association

Concert with a Cause: Enjoy a night in late summer at Conner Prairie’s Symphony on the Prairie with the IUAA! For those old enough to participate, there is a wine tasting by donation. All donations made benefit the DYFI.

Chili Cook Off

Think you have the best chili recipe? Prove it! With this annual chili cook off, not only do you get to taste delicious chili recipes, but the winners take home cash and prizes! November is the perfect chili month, and each entry helps fund valuable camperships for kids to have the opportunity to come to camp.

16th Annual Gala

Looking for an exciting night out in beautiful downtown Indy? Our annual gala brings people together from all over the city and state to celebrate the year, the kids and families we serve, and the people who have made it possible. It is a night of entertainment, delicious food, and fun! Join us on December 2, 2017 at Crane Bay! To purchase tickets: click here.

Upcoming Outreach Events

Throughout the year, the DYFI works with other organizations and groups in the community to provide various outreach events. Check here for various upcoming free events to the public!

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