Annual Events & Festivals
Devour Downtown is Indianapolis' biggest showcase of food and Drink! Devour Downtown is a great way to experience restaurants in the downtown Indianapolis area. It is the perfect excuse to visit your favorite restaurant downtown or to try a new one! This year's winter event is Monday, January 9th - Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
Indiana Microbrewers' Winterfest
Indiana Microbrewers' Winterfest will Feature 29 Indiana Breweries Over 150 different beers, Commemorative tasting glass, Boundless tastings (no tickets), Program guide, Food, Music, Games and Hoosier Breweriana Exhibit. Tickets are ONLY
sold in advance. This year's event is Saturday, January 28th, 2012 from 4-8pm.
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Dining Out For Life
Dining Out For Life benefits
the Damien Center and hundreds of people living with HIV & AIDS throughout our region. Dine out, fight AIDS – This year’s 18th
annual event is Thursday, April 26th, 2012!
Stutz Artists Open House
The Stutz Artists Open House is a unique two-day event, visitors have a chance to see work by more than 70 local artists in one place, while they also explore where and how the work is created. In addition to being a great opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind gifts and art prices ranged from $12 to $10,000
- the event offers a rare look at the vintage cars on display in the historic Stutz car factory. Visitors are also treated to acoustic music, and can nibble on gallery snacks and purchase foods from select local restaurants. This years open house is Friday, April 27th, & Saturday, April 28th, 2012!
The Mutt Strut is the greatest spectacle in dog walking as Harrison College presents Mutt Strut 2012! This one-of-a-kind event will bring people together from across Indiana and the country to walk the famous 2 ½ -mile oval at the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway. In 2011, more than 6,000 people attended to support the Humane Society of Indianapolis (IndyHumane). This year, we hope you’ll join us and consider entering your own Mutt Strut Pack (team). Why has Mutt Strut been voted Best Charitable Event in Indianapolis by NUVO readers the last three years in a row? Join us – you’ll see! This years Mutt Strut is
Saturday April 28th, 2012
IYG (Indiana Youth Group) Art Auction
The Indiana Youth Group (IYG) will host the 12th annual
Art Auction. The art auction is held at Wheeler Arts Community Center (1035 Sanders Street Indianapolis, IN 46203) located in historic Fountain Square. The evening consists of live and silent auctions. Both professional and amateur artists throughout Indiana donate a variety of pieces for the event. In addition, IYG receives donations from celebrities, local businesses and the community. This years event is Saturday April 14, 2012 from 7:00-10:00 p.m
Last year, over 200 people attended the event. It is their biggest fundraiser each year. In addition to bidding on art, guests will also enjoy hors d’oeuvres prepared by a local caterer and signature liquor beverages.
Tickets are $40 for regular admission and $60 for VIP admission.
brings together professional performers from all over Central Indiana for one reason - to raise money for HIV/AIDS education, prevention and testing programs across Indiana. They stand in the spotlight in order to keep the spotlight shining on HIV in Indiana. This years evening of entertainment is Monday, May 7th, 2012!
Broad Ripple Art Fair
Broad Ripple Art Fair brings together more than 225 artists from the U.S. and Canada, booths from local cultural organizations, gourmet food courts, a beer and wine garden and live
entertainment on four stages at the ARTS PARK on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center. This year’s 42nd annual event is Saturday, May 19th and Sunday, May 20th, 2012!
500 Festival and Parade
IPL 500 Festival & Parade draws a huge crowd of 300,000 or more to downtown Indy each year to see the floats, the bands, the national celebrities, and the Indy 500 drivers. This year's event is Saturday, May 26th, 2012!
Indianapolis Gay Pride
Indianapolis Gay Pride is Indiana's largest Pride festival held downtown at the American Legion Mall. The annual parade and festival events create visibility and bring our community together in celebration. This year's Parade & Festival is Saturday, June 9th, 2012!
Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival
Vintage Indiana Wine Fest is an award-winning festival promoting Indiana wine and food. The festival offers samples of more then 100 award-winning wines and fabulous food. this years festival is Saturday, June 2nd, 2012!
Talbot Street Art Fair
Talbot Street Art Fair is the oldest and largest juried art show in the area and remains FREE to the public. This year’s 57th annual event is Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th, 2012!
Indian Market and Festival
Indian Market and Festival is a two day celebration of Native American art, food and culture. This year’s 19th annual event is Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday, June 24th, 2012!
Downtown Indianapolis annual 4th of July Fireworks show. The Freedom Blast show normally starts around 10pm and the fireworks are shot off the top of the Regions Bank Tower.
Indiana Microbrewers Festival
Microbrewers Fest is held in July and provides a chance to sample over 200 different beers offered by local Indiana Breweries.
Downtown is Indianapolis' biggest showcase of food and Drink! Devour Downtown is a great way to experience restaurants in the downtown Indianapolis area. It is the perfect excuse to visit your favorite restaurant downtown or to try a new one! This year's summer event is Monday, July 30th - Sunday, August 12th, 2012
Indiana State Fair
Indiana State Fair is 17 days packed with animals, food and fun. This year's fair is Friday August, 3rd - Sunday August, 19th, 2012!
Indianapolis Theatre Fringe Festival
Indy Fringe Theatre Festival is a 10-day festival with multiple performance groups performing over 200 shows at multiple venues in downtown Indianapolis. This years Indy Fringe is
Friday, August 17th - Sunday, August 26th, 2012!
Indy's Irish Fest
Indy's Irish Fest is full of Irish tradition from sporting competitions to traditional food and drink as well live entertainment. It even has a herding competition. This year's 17th annual event is Friday September 14th, 2012 - Sunday September 16th, 2012
Penrod Arts Fair
Penrod Arts Fair features 300+ artists in addition to six stages of entertainment, more than 50 arts-related non profit organizations and plenty of food and beverage. All this on the beautiful grounds of the Indianapolis
Museum of Art. This years arts fair is TBA
Indy Jazz Fest
Indy Jazz Fest featurins various jazz artists at various venues throughout the city. This years jazz festival is TBA
Carmel Arts Festival
Carmel Arts Festival is held each September in the Arts and Design District. It brings artists exhibiting in watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture and pottery along with
vendors, and samplings of the local restaurants and shops.
Indiana Aids Walk and Ride
The Indiana AIDS Walk & Ride is held downtown each year which supports services and programs serving the more than 10,000 Hoosiers with HIV/AIDS. This years Aids Walk and Ride is
Saturday September 29th, 2012.
The Grande Masquerade is Indy's premier black tie aids benefit for the year put on by the Damien Center. The event has plenty to keep you entertained such as a silent auction, a tasty dinner, fabulous performers and a great excuse to get all dolled up for a great
cause. This years Grand Masquerade is Saturday October 20th, 2012.
LGBT Film Fest
Indianapolis LGBT Film Fest features docudramas and short films that are entertaining, diverse, provocative and educational. This annual fundraising event is held each year
to benefit the Indiana Youth Group (IYG), a non-profit organization founded in 1987 to serve the needs of Indiana LGBT teens. This years 12th annual film fest is TBA
Great Indy Pet Expo
Calling all pet lovers – this is the event for you! More than 150 booths with the latest in pet products and services, dock diving dogs (and yes, your dog can give it a try!), Purina Incredible Dog Team, tips on training your dog, Indiana Wild with Alligator Aaron and his scaled, finned, feathered and furry friends, door prize giveaways every 30 minutes, and so much more bow-wow-riffic stuff! Check out our
website for more information!
Indiana State Fairgrounds – Expo Hall
1202 E 38th St
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Cost: Adults: $7, Children: $4, Kids 5 and Under: Free
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