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Get “Happy” on Georgia Street every Thursday, May – August

Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis

Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Jennifer Hanson
Downtown Indy, Inc.

WHAT:

Happy Hours on Georgia Street return to the center-block Boardwalk every Thursday from 4:30 – 7 p.m, May 7 to Aug. 27, 2015.

Listen to Indy’s best live DJs, relax with friends and order appetizers and drinks from the Omni Severin Bar. Grab $5 craft beers and domestics including Blue Moon, Upland & Flat 12 and $6 craft cocktails and wine.

Try a fun, local cocktail: the Georgia Street Mule or Punch, Repeal 75, Picante-Rita and more.

There’s NO cover charge, but all attendees must be 21 and older.

DJs will rotate and include Helicon May 7 & 21; Slater Hogan May 14 and Lockstar May 28.

WHERE:

Center block of Georgia Street

WHEN:

Thursdays, 4:30 – 7 pm, May to August 2015.

WHO:
Downtown Indy
Supported by: Omni Severin Hotel: Severin Bar, Monarch Beverage Company, Inc., Republic National Distributing Company of Indiana and BMG Event Productions

Georgia Street information can be found on http://georgiastreetindy.com/, or call 317-237-2222.

Blarney Bash on Georgia Street, Mar. 14, 2015

March 4, 2015 Leave a comment
Blarney Bash on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis.

The huge crowd at the 2014 Blarney Bash. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Jennifer Hanson
Downtown Indy, Inc.

WHAT:
Head to Georgia Street Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2-10 p.m., for a celebration of all things Irish! Blarney Bash on Georgia Street, in partnership with Q95, alt 103.3, Killian’s Irish Red and Guinness, will feature two live bands, green beer, tasty food from food trucks and Georgia Street restaurants and plenty o’ spirits.

Celebrate St. Patty’s Day at Downtown’s coolest venue – with no admission fee. Party-goers must be 21 and older.

http://www.downtownindy.org/…/…/downtown-indys-blarney-bash/

WHERE:
East block of Georgia Street

WHEN:
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 2-10 p.m.

BANDS AND MUSIC:
DJ: 2-3 & 6-7 p.m.
My Yellow Rickshaw: 3-6 p.m.
Zanna-Doo!: 7-10 p.m.

WHO:
Downtown Indy

Participating bars and restaurants include Howl at the Moon, Kilroy’s Bar and Grill and The Pub Indianapolis.

Georgia Street is Downtown Indianapolis’ coolest gathering place. Georgia Street restaurants including Hooters, Harry & Izzy’s, The Old Spaghetti Factory, Tilted Kilt, Hotbox Pizza and Mikado Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar will also be open.

Georgia Street information can be found on http://www.georgiastreetindy.com/, or call 317-237-2222.

August 2014 Events in Downtown Indianapolis

July 30, 2014 Leave a comment
Indiana Convention Center

Gen Con Gaming Convention at the Indiana Convention Center, Aug. 14-17.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Amanda Dorman
Indianapolis Downtown, Inc.
http://indydt.com/

A number of large-scale, one-of-a-kind events will take place Downtown next month – making August an exciting time to be Downtown! Gen Con returns to the Indiana Convention Center, the Red Bull Indianapolis GP takes place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Motorcycles take over Monument Circle, Meridian Street and Georgia Street for Motorcycles on Meridian plus many exciting festivals.

Bring on the drums

The Drum Corps International World Championships Aug. 7 – 9 will bring about 30,000 visitors to Downtown Indy. The Finals takes place Aug. 9 at Lucas Oil Stadium, marking the sixth straight year that the Championships have been held at this venue. Before the Finals, head to Georgia Street from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. for the DrumLine Battle. Drum lines will face off, each group putting together a 90 – 120 second performance.

Rev your (motorcycle) engines

Motorcycles will take center stage with the Red Bull Indianapolis GP Aug. 8 – 10 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Practices begin Friday, Aug. 8 with qualifications taking place Saturday, Aug. 9 and race day Sunday, Aug. 10. The FREE Kids Zone will be running all weekend with music, dancing, games and prizes. Don’t miss the Pit Lane Walk Aug. 9. MotoGP enthusiasts can view the motorcycles up close. Estimated attendance: 100,000.

The IMS is offering a special ticket package to our partners with more than $25 in savings that includes:

  • Sunday reserved seat
  • Discounted motorcycle parade lap
  • Free official IMS souvenir(s)
  • $5 retail coupon on IMS merchandise

Redeem this offer: http://info.ims.com/IDI

As a part of the festive weekend, Motorcycles on Meridian will take over Monument Circle, South Meridian Street and Georgia Street Aug. 8 & 9. Bikes and more bikes will be on site, from stylish Harleys and Ducatis to sport bikes to motor scooters. Everyone is welcome to experience this event, whether or not you have a motorcycle to bring. Estimated attendance: 10,000 each night.

The gamers are coming

Gen Con, the longest-running and highest-attended gaming convention in the world, returns to the Indiana Convention Center Aug. 14 – 17.  The convention includes tournaments, guest appearances, exhibit hall booths, games, workshops, seminars, art shows, auctions and costumes, of course!  Estimated attendance: 49,000.

10 years of IndyFringe Fest

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, IndyFringe Festival begins Aug. 14 and continues for 11 days at various Mass Ave theatres. With eight different venues, 64 performing groups and 384 performances, this festival is a cultural catalyst for the Indy arts community. All shows are 45 – 60 minutes and adult tickets are $15 each. Don’t miss the pre-festival events throughout Downtown, including the premiere of Fringe Factor on July 31 at the IMAX Theater. To encourage street performance/busking throughout Downtown, IDI has partnered with IndyFringe and the Arts Council of Indianapolis to launch a Downtown Buskers Campaign through the end of August.

Last chance for summer festivals

One of Indy’s most exciting sporting events, the Mass Ave Criterium & Cycling Festival, takes place Aug. 2. The course is a challenging, triangular, 2/3 mile course through the Mass Ave district. Non-cyclists can enjoy the beer garden and live entertainment.

Don’t miss Dig IN – A Taste of Indiana Aug. 17 at White River State Park, where you can sample locally-produced food and drink prepared by world-class chefs. Dozens of Indiana chefs, brewers, vintners and food artisans will gather in the park to celebrate Indiana agriculture. This year, Dig-IN is offering even more chefs, an increased focus on the farmer and three ticket levels.

Festiv-Ale brings together beer enthusiasts at Victory Field Aug. 23. The festival features more than 100 wines and more than 100 micro-breweries, as well as other beverages including martinis, margaritas and wine. Guests can also sample food from local restaurants and enjoy live music.

Indianapolis Labor Fest is a FREE street festival on three blocks of Georgia Street on Aug. 30 featuring live music (including Cousin Eddie, Zanna Doo and Flatbed Twitch), food and beverages and a kids zone.

Other festivals: India Day on Monument Circle Aug. 17.

For more information, visit http://indydt.com/, or call 317-237-2222.

Things to do in Indianapolis, July 7-13, 2014

Indiana Convention Center

Indiana Black Expo, Indiana Convention Center, July 10-20.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

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15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana
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  1. THU-SUN:44th Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration in Downtown Indianapolis
  2. SUN:The O’Jays in Concert at the Carmel Palladium
  3. TUE:Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Live at Ellenberger Park
  4. WED:Fall Out Boy and Paramore in Concert at Klipsch Music Center
  5. MON-SUN:162nd Delaware County Fair in Muncie
  6. SAT-SUN:Circus City Festival in Peru
  7. SAT:5th Annual Indiana Bastille Day Celebration in Fortville
  8. FRI-SUN:National Down Syndrome Congress & Convention at the JW Marriott Hotel
  9. MON-SUN:Indianapolis Indians Baseball at Victory Field
  10. THU:‘Animals and All That Jazz’ at the Indianapolis Zoo
  11. SAT:Rick Springfield at the Old National Centre
  12. TUE-SAT:90th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibition at the Indiana History Center
  13. THU, SAT:Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  14. FRI:Food Truck Friday on Georgia Street in Downtown Indianapolis
  15. FRI-SAT:Lapel Village Fair in Madison County

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Things to do in Indianapolis, May 5-11, 2014