Archive for May 10, 2013

Indianapolis Cultural Trail Grand Opening, May 10-11

Press Release Excerpts from
Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.

Celebrate the official grand opening of the eight-mile Indianapolis Cultural Trail and “Get Down On It” Saturday, May 11, 2013. Enjoy more than 80 different programs and activities planned along the Trail for the whole family! Start with a parasol parade at 10 a.m. and march the Trail to City Market. Events include an Indiana Avenue Street Festival, Two Wheels One City, Kids Bike Decorating Contest, Popped-Up Cinema, Swinging on the Plaza, Sarah Fisher Autographs, Asian Fest, Sideshow Alley and more.  Most programs are FREE and scheduled between 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Indianapolis Cultural TrailAfter some 12 years of planning and construction, the official “Get Down On It” celebration to mark the opening of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail is set for May 10-11, 2013. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony begins at 4:30 PM on Friday, May 10, at the intersection of Alabama and Market Streets in downtown Indy, with remarks by Mayor Greg Ballard and Congressman Andre Carson.

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick is a world-class urban bike and pedestrian path that connects neighborhoods, Cultural Districts and entertainment amenities, and serves as the downtown hub for the entire central Indiana greenway system.

Indianapolis Downtown, Inc. and the Arts Council of Indianapolis will host a Georgia Street celebration on Saturday, May 11 for fun family festivities, outdoor concerts and the opening of al fresco dining!  Free performances start at noon including ButtonHoof, Tad Robinson, Project in Motion aerial acrobats and more. At sundown, works by local artists (Wug Laku, Amelia Morris, C. Thomas Lewis & others) will be larger than life as part of an Urban Gallery projected onto Circle Centre‘s wall. Food trucks, Sun King beer and plenty of family games will be available. Grab a bite at Harry & Izzy’s, Hooters, Hotbox Pizza, Howl at the Moon or The Old Spaghetti Factory and enjoy the activities.

The huge variety of activities this weekend at the cultural districts and corridors in the city includes Georgia Street, Massachusetts Avenue and Alabama, Washington Street and the Wholesale District, White River State Park and the Canal Cultural District, the Indiana Avenue Cultural District, the North Corridor and American Legion Mall, the Southeast Corridor and Fountain Square Cultural District, and more. For the complete schedule, see