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Join the fun as we celebrate the month of May with our incredible kiddos and families at a sensory-friendly carnival and culminate in an All-Star Parade around the Children's TherAplay grounds!

Thank You For A Great 2022 Event! 

Join us next May 2023! 


Did you miss this year's event? Check out the recap below!


Thank you to our Signature Sponsor

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  • Event Details & Tickets

    Event Details


    Your $15 Ticket Includes: 2022-05-11-Horsepower_500_11095

    • Parking
    • Handicap accessible shuttle service
    • Carnival activities and games
    • Sensory-friendly activities
    • Pizza Pit Stop, sponsored by HotBox Pizza
    • Cotton candy & popcorn
    • Meet & greet with IndyCar drivers
    • Walk through TherAplay barn to meet our therapy horses
    • Parade through TherAplay grounds


  • Event Sponsors

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    Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors! 

    Stay tuned for 2023 sponsorship opportunities. For questions or to customize your involvement, contact Katie Stratman:kstratman@childrenstheraplay.org | 317.872.4166

  • Sensory-Friendly Event Elements

    Sensory-Friendly Event Elements

    As a medical facility for children with a varying range of disabilities, it is important to us to accomodate as many kiddos as we can by providing activities that will best meet the needs of each child. 2022-05-11-Horsepower_500_11104

    While the cheering, laughing, and energy of a crowd can be an exciting atmosphere, for many of our kiddos it can be overwhelming or overstimulating. For this reason, we will be offering multiple sensory-friendly activities and accommodations, including:   

    • Handicap accessible pathways: You’ll notice our new blue pathways in the arena: PLEASE NOTE – THE BLUE PATH IS DESIGNATED FOR OUR FRIENDS WITH WHEELS (wheelchairs, walkers, strollers, and those pushing them). 
    • A social story to share with your kiddo before the event. Click here to view the social story! 
    • The idle zone will be a quiet space available for those who need a sensory break.
    • Adapted carnival games and activities for children of all abilities, including a free play area.
    • Noise-cancelling headphones will be available, although we encourage anyone who already owns their own to please bring them.
    • Sensory/disability friendly parade (no sirens, no candy throwing, etc.)

    Idle Zone 2

    For any other special requests, please email Breinne Lasley, Event Manager, who will work with you on your accomodations. 

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