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Entertainment & Events in Indianapolis, Indiana

Special Events

  • St. Patrick's Day Celebration
    Held at Various Locations Downtown
    317-884-3836
    Hosted by the Indy Sports Foundation, Indianapolis' annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration includes the Shamrock 4-Mile Run & Walk, greening of the downtown canal, St. Patrick’s Day Parade and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Tent Party that includes live entertainment and food. A majority of the events will take place on March 17. more

Cinema

  • IMAX Theater
    650 West Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Located at the Indiana State Museum
    317-233-IMAX
    Unbelievable clarity and sound await you at Indiana's only IMAX Theater which presents movies in 2D and 3D images on a six-and-a-half-story screen. more

  • Cinemark Movies 8
    1848 East Stop 13 Road
    Indianapolis, IN 46227
    317-882-0202
    Showing recent Hollywood features. Office phone: 317-882-2685.  more

  • Cinemark Movies 8
    10455 East Washington
    Indianapolis, IN 46219
    Located in Washington Market
    317-898-1990
    Recent drama, comedy, action, and romance movies are seen here. Office phone: 317-898-1086. more

Night Life

  • Mystery Cafe
    231 South College Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    317-684-0668
    Help solve a murder during four courses at this murder mystery dinner theatre. more

  • Slippery Noodle Inn
    372 South Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46225
    Located in Downtown Indianapolis
    317-631-6974
    Great live entertainment and good food until the wee hours from the full-service kitchen await you at the Noodle. They have live blues seven nights a week. more

  • Jazz Kitchen
    5377 North College Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    317-253-4900
    Reservations are suggested because this premier jazz club and restaurant is happening especially on the weekends. They have some of the best local, national, and international jazz acts and have unique dining with their specialty dishes like their signature "not-so-cajun chicken" and homemade-to-order Spanish Paella. more

  • Club Kameleon
    120 East Market Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    317-964-0400
    Ultra modern nightlcub with dancing, drinking, and the most unique club nights in town. Located in an old bank building in the heart of Downtown Indy. Swedish design and super modern, one large bar, big screen tvs, good sized multi-level dance floor, and fire-breathing bartenders are just some of the things you will find when there are hear covers of Britpop, techno, salsa and hip hop.  more

  • Slippery Noodle Inn
    372 South Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46225
    317-631-6974
    Slippery Noodle Inn, established in 1850, is the oldest bar in Indiana. Notorious for its good food, booze and blues and loaded with atmosphere, Slippery Noodle Inn features live local, regional and national blues seven days a week. Friendly service, good drinks and the great blues complement dinner or a snack from their full-service menu. No one under 21 permitted. Handicapped facilities are available and reservations are accepted.  more

  • Living Room Lounge
    934 North Pennsylvania Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Located Just 9 Blocks from the Monument Circle
    317-635-0361
    Offers daily lunch specials, drink specials, pool tables, darts, karaoke with Norm on Tuesday & Friday from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Open stage on Thursdays at 10 p.m.

Concerts & Performances

  • Indy Jazz Fest
    On the West side of West and New York Streets
    800-983-4639
    A major music festival held in Downtown Indianapolis' White River State Park's Military Park, here you can listen to some great jazz and other types of music on two stages. Featured artists have been Tad Robinson, Steve Allee, Brenda Williams, The Manhattan Transfer, The Joey DeFrancesco Trio, and Mavis Staples. Held in September. more

  • Clowes Memorial Hall
    4602 Sunset Avenue
    Indianapolis, IN 46208
    Located at Butler University
    317-940-9697
    A performing arts facility, Clowes Memorial Hall is the home of the Indianapolis Opera, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, JCFA’s Music at Butler, and the Butler Ballet. It offers a series of performances, music, and dance.  more

  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra
    45 Monument Circle
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    317-639-4300
    With most of its 200 yearly concerts taking place in the historic Hilbert Circle Theatre, the Symphony presents classical programs, family programs, special events, pre-concert discussions, the Michael Ben and Illene Komisarow Maurer Young Musicians Contest, and the Side-by-Side program for teenagers. more

Plays & Productions

  • American Cabaret Theatre
    408 East Michigan Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Located in the Athenaeum Building
    317-631-0334 ext. 107
    A high-quality, original theatrical entertainment company. more

  • Indiana Repertory Theatre
    140 West Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    317-635-5252
    A regional not-for-profit professional theatre performing comedy, drama, classic, contemporary, and new plays.  more

Art Exhibits

  • Patti Trostle Fine Art Cafe Patachou Show
    4733 East 126th Street
    Carmel, IN 46033
    317-408-3089
    Patti Trostle Fine Art's oil portraits and paintings will be on display and for sale at the Carmel Cafe Patachou.

Festivals & Fairs

  • Broad Ripple Art Fair
    820 East 67th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    317-255-2464
    Held on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center's ARTSPARK and the North Side Optimists Opti-Park, this is a juried festival of more than 200 artists showing pottery, paintings, sculptures, jewelry, photography, and wearable art. Entertainment, food, and specially designed children's activities are all part of the fun with proceeds benefiting the Indianapolis Art Center. Held in May. more

  • Oktoberfest
    8600 South Meridian Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46217
    317-888-6940
    An annual German heritage event celebrating with food, games, rides, melchior marionettes, and entertainment. Held in September. more

  • Indiana Flower and Patio Show
    1202 East 38th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46205
    West Pavilion and Exposition Hall
    317-576-9933
    An annual event held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, here more than 450 exhibitors and 30 garden landscapers on more than 269,000 square feet will showcase their skills on such tasks as landscaping and one of a kind floral design. Instruction will be offered and flowers, garden accessories, bulbs, and seeds will be on sale. Held in March. more

  • Indiana State Fair
    1202 East 38th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46205
    Located at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
    317-927-7500
    The 6th oldest State Fair in the country, at this yearly event enjoy rides, entertainment, food, livestock barns, exhibits, and much more. Held in August. more

  • Indianapolis International Film Festival
    1300 North Pennsylvania Street, Suite 200
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    317-513-9379
    Indianapolis International Film Festival celebrates films with screenings, discussions, food and more. Held in July. more

  • Heartland Film Festival
    200 South Meridian Street, Suite 220
    Indianapolis, IN 46225
    317-464-9405
    Fun for movie fans and families alike. The Heartland Film Festival features screenings, discussions and more. Held in October.

  • 500 Festival
    City of Indianapolis
    800-638-4296
    With the Indianapolis 500-mile race as stage, the mission of the 500 Festival is to direct and produce events that will improve the quality of life for the citizens of Indiana and their guests. These events and programs, produced largely by volunteers, enhance the image of our city and state by showcasing to the rest of the world our cultural, educational and social benefits. On May 5, , the 500 Festival features the Indianapolis OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon. On May 20, thousands of Indiana's children celebrate on the circle at the Bank One 500 Festival Rookie Run - It's Mini Mania for Kids. On May 23, the public can go behind the scenes at the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway during 500 Festival Community Day at the Track. On the 24th of May, families are invited to see the fabulous 500 Festival parade floats at the IPALCO 500 Festival Family Float Party. Check complete information on our website 500festival.com On May 25, the 500 Festival celebrate those who have sacrificed for our country at the 500 Festival Memorial Service. That night the best in black and white more

  • Annual Indianapolis Greek Festival
    4011 N. Pennsylvania Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46205
    317-283-3816
    The Annual Indianapolis Greek Festival features authentic greek cuisine, live music, dancing, church tours, and more. Held in September.  more

  • Indy Jazz Festival
    55 Monument Circle, Suite 115
    Indianapolis, IN 46217
    White River State Park
    317-966-7854
    This year's line-up will include a variety of local, regional and international jazz stars on two stages. The outdoor part of the festival will be in September. they will feature many pre-fest events throughout the city leading up to two wonderful, sunny days at White River State Park. more

  • Indianapolis Irish Festival
    6139 Broadway Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46220
    317-713-7117
    Family and friends can enjoy some irish music, food, dancing and more at the annual Indianapolis Irish Festival. Held in September. more

  • Rib America Festival
    801 W Washington St
    Indianapolis, IN 46222
    Corner of New York and West Street
    317-576-8466
    Labor Day Weekend enjoy the best ribs and some hot rock and blues. Children age 12 and under are admitted free of charge. more

  • Spirit & Place Civic Festival
    The Polis Center
    317-278-2644
    Annual festival of the arts, humanities, and religion that includes 95 concerts, plays, exhibitions, and readings thoughout Central Indiana. Held in November. more

  • Indianapolis Jazz Fest
    55 Monument Circle
    Indianapolis, IN 46201
    317-966-7854
    Have a good time at the annual Indianapolis Jazz Fest with music, entertainment, food, drinks and more. Held in September. more

Sporting Events

  • NCAA Hall of Champions
    700 West Washington Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46206
    Located in White River State Park
    317-916-HALL
    A 30,000 square foot venue dedicated to the more than 350,000 former NCAA student-athletes and champions and their sports with special exhibitions and events. more

  • Conseco Fieldhouse/ Indiana Pacers Basketball
    125 South Pennsylvania Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    One Conseco Court
    317-917-2500
    Home of the NBA's Indiana Pacers, the WNBA's Indiana Fever, concerts, and other entertainment events. more

  • Indianapolis Indians Baseball
    501 West Maryland Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    317-269-3542
    Victory Field, voted Best Minor League Ballpark in America, is the home of Pittsburgh Pirates' affiliate, The Indianapolis Indians, an AAA International League. more

  • RCA Tennis Championships
    32 East Washington Street, Suite 1200
    Indianapolis, IN 46204
    Located at the Indianapolis Tennis Center
    317-632-8000
    Yearly men's tennis tournament in the “Amateur Sports Capital of the World.”  more

  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
    4790 West 16th Street
    Indianapolis, IN 46222
    317-492-6700
    Home of the Indianapolis 500, U.S. Grand Prix, Allstate 400 at the Brickyard, and the Brickyard Crossing Golf Academy. more

  

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