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Fall Fest with football and a fun parade downtown.  
This is another big African-American event in Indy.
On Indy's far southside at the German Klub, Thurs-Sunday.
Carnival,vendors, German beer and food,  music (both German
and rock bands) and dancing.   This event has been going on for
over 33 years.
At the convention center downtown.
For 17 days every 4 years, the best rising violinist converge on
Indianapolis.  Next: 2018.
May
June
Huge event downtown on the Saturday of Memorial Weekend -
the day before the Indy 500
Month
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Enjoy yummy strawberry shortcake on The Circle.
June
June
Art fair going on over 40 years.  Free Admission.
Dance, Music, Art, Sports, Business Conferences and more.
Enjoy Italian food and fun.
July
September
Indianapolis has a storied jazz past, but you will get more than
jazz at this big outdoor multi-day festival.  Top blues and r&b
artists perform too.   The Indy Jazz Fest began in 1999.  
Held in July, it attracts over 100,000 people to  White River
State Park's Military Park in downtown Indianapolis.
One of the largest fairs in the nation.  It was established back
in 1852 to showcase agriculture, education and the youth of
our State.  They now allow beer sales.
August
August
Huge convention for hobby gamers.  
October
August
September
September
Enjoy Greek food and fun.
Huge outdoor festival of art, music and food.  Held at
Indianapolis Art Museum.
October
December
Honoring beautifully made films celebrating the positive
aspects of life.  The films are shown all around the city for
several days.
October
This multi-day event features lots of classic bands along with
the BBQ.  
September
INDIANAPOLIS FESTIVALS
INDY FESTIVALS
September
3 days of Irish music, dance and food at Military Park downtown.
INDIANAPOLIS BEER FESTS
July
Indiana Microbrewers Festival
Military Park
601 W New York St
The oldest and largest craft beer festival in Indiana.
The festival hosts 100 breweries serving 500 beers.
Several food trucks and vendors will be available.
October
A wine and beer festival that benefits the Cystic
Fibrosis Foundation. The event is a relaxed yet lively
evening featuring more than 100 great wines, over
100 micro-brews and fabulous food offered by an
array of top-notch restaurants.  The event will also
have live music and a full silent auction.
Indiana Festiv-Ale
Pan Am Plaza
201 S Capitol
September
CANvitational
Georgia Street
A showcase of over 40 craft breweries from all over
America who can their beer, some of which do not
sell their beer in Indiana.
September
Oktoberfest - Information above.
Month
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December
Indy Repeal Party
In the catacombs below the city market
222 E Market St.
The premier beverage industry party is now open to the
public.  Dress in 1930's era dress, enjoy specialty
cocktails and celebrate the 21st Amendment.
Feature exhibits from the 50+ ethnic groups represented in
Central Indiana. Includes authentic foods, music and ance at
the Indiana State Fairgrounds.
November
August
Foodies look forward to this gourmet afternoon, spotlighting
nearly 80 farm-to-fork favorites from more than 40 Hoosier
chefs. Ten wineries and 18 breweries will hand out samples
and sell beverages by the glass. Local musicians provide the
background music, while chefs demonstrate cooking
techniques at a demonstration stage.
Hops & Flip Flops Craft Beer Fest
Dallara IndyCar Factory
1201 Main St,  Speedway
Twenty local, regional and national breweries showcase
their favorite "hop-centric" brews (along with non-hoppy
varieties) at this sampling event. After you sip, enjoy a
street fair with live music, food vendors, games and more.
August
September
a free-admission 3-block street festival featuring live music, food,
beverages and a kid's zone on Georgia Street downtown.
April
St. Benno Fest
Rathskeller
401 E Michigan St
For the past 100 years, Indy has gathered for the
time-honored German tradition of celebrating the arrival of
spring beers.  There will be a polka band and a yodeling
contest.
July
Hoods & Hops
Opti-park
780 E 66th Street
Show is all about cars, craft beer, and community.  
Besides beer, food and posters will also be for sale.
Check out the wineries in the Central Indiana Area at The Indy Wine Trail Web Site
May
Art, Food and Entertainment.
June
Fair fun - rides, events, fair food
August
Theatre festival at multiple venues with dance, drama, comedy,
cabaret, magic, music, etc.
June
Brew-Ha-Ha
Phoenix Theater
749 N Park Ave
Outdoor block party with unlimited beer samples from over
50 of the best local and national craft breweries, live music
from local bands and nosh from local food vendors.
Four days of music
July
Held at German Park on the south side of Indy.
October
May
9 Stages of bands downtown on Virginia Ave.  Food too.
Held downtown for 3 days in the American Legion Mall grounds.
No lawnchairs or coolers allowed.  Has a smoking area. 30 bands.
Sep -Oct
Downtown at the Anthenaeum with 100 vendors, Durstig Games,
Wiener Dog Races, 5K Lederhosen Run/Walk, Strong Man
Competition, ZwergenLand For Kids, German Beer, German Food
October
November
Cheer our veterans as they walk down Meridian Street.
More than 80 units march in this annual parade,
February
Indy Winterfest
West Pavilion of the Indiana State
Fairgrounds.
You get a glass when you enter that holds a 3-oz. pour.  No
limit on beer you sample.  Try from hundreds of beers from
101 Indiana breweries and guests.  $40 tickets support the
Brewers of Indiana Guild and Joy's House.