We like to connect people with all kinds of events and opportunities around Indy. So, whether you’re into salsa dancing, steampunk, indie rock, whiskey or libraries, hopefully you’ll find something here. Some of the events below might be hosted by IndyHub, but most of them have been submitted to our calendar by people like you! Just click on that green “Post Your Event” button and give us the details.

Sep
14
Thu
Indy Jazz Fest @ Various Locations in Indianapolis, IN
Sep 14 – Sep 23 all-day

A mainstay in the Indianapolis arts and culture scene for nearly two decades, the annual Indy Jazz Fest returns in 2017 with a 10-day lineup celebrating the legacy of jazz, modern masters and the discovery of new jazz stars. The sounds and lore of the Hammond B3 organ will be prevalent as part of the IJF Organ Summit. Since its inception in the 1950s, the Hammond B3 continues to be one of the most popular keyboard instruments. The 2017 Indy Jazz Fest will also feature the number “100” with events paying homage to the likes of Ella Fitzgerald and Dizzy Gillespie, jazz innovators that at “100” are still guiding forces in the jazz scene.

Sep
22
Fri
Car Free Day @ Cummins Plaza and Monument Circle
Sep 22 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Indianapolis will join Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen, Jakarta, Metro Washington, D.C. and Long Island, NY in marking World Car Free Day on Sept. 22.

For the second year, Commuter Connect is challenging Central Indiana employers and residents to go car free and take the bus, bike or walk to work or go “car-lite” and carpool or vanpool to work.

Individuals can take the pledge at www.CarFreeDayIndy.com. Everyone who takes the pledge is registered to win great prizes including courtside seats at an Indiana Fever Game, Red Bull Air Show tickets, Pacers Bikeshare passes and IPL Yuletide Celebration tickets.

Commuter Connect will be at the following locations on Sept. 22 with free food and music. The public is invited, and those who have signed the online pledge can receive a free emergency ride home pass.

Morning Rush: 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. at Cummins Plaza, Indy, with music by DJ Kyle Long
Lunchtime: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Monument Circle, with live music from The Doo! Band

So far, several civic leaders have taken the pledge, including Citizens Energy Group President & CEO Jeff Harrison, Eskenazi Health CEO Dr. Lisa Harris, IPL President & CEO Rafael Sanchez, Cummins Vice President of Community Relations and Corporate Responsibility Mary Chandler and Indy Chamber Chief Policy Officer Mark Fisher.

Car Free Day Indy sponsors to date include Citizens Energy Group, Cummins, Eskenazi Health, IPL, OneAmerica, the Indy Chamber and more.

Commuter Connect is a federally funded service designed to reduce air pollution and traffic congestion. There is no charge for employers or employees to use Commuter Connect’s services. To learn more, visit www.CommuterConnect.us.

Sep
28
Thu
Indy Do Day @ Various Indianapolis project sites
Sep 28 – Sep 30 all-day

Indy Do Day is a people-powered community day(s) of service when the residents of Indianapolis take ownership of their neighborhoods and take care of their neighbors. This year, Indy Do Day is on September 28, 29 and 30. Managed by the Rotary Club of Indianapolis, the event seeks to engage over 20,000 volunteers at 200 locations in Indianapolis. To post a project that needs volunteers or find opportunities to volunteer, visit www.indydoday.org

Sep
29
Fri
Creative Mornings: Molly Chavers @ The Toby at Newfields (The IMA)
Sep 29 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Creative Mornings: Molly Chavers @ The Toby at Newfields (The IMA) |  |  |

This month’s topic is compassion! We are so excited to have our fearless leader Molly Chavers speaking at Creative Mornings.

Molly serves as Executive Director of IndyHub–a network, resource, and advocate for Indianapolis’ twenty- and thirty-somethings, providing a space to connect with people, community organizations and the city. IndyHub works to eliminate barriers through a culture of accessibility, regular outreach and relevant programs.

In 2013, Molly was asked to lead the No Mean City initiative – a collaborative effort to tell the real stories of life in Indianapolis. No Mean City’s online and printed tools exist to provide city residents (current and prospective) as well as our community’s front line ambassadors – realtors, recruiters and corporations – with a more honest, comprehensive perspective on life in Indy. The effort also provides public relations support to our city’s education, business, real estate and lifestyle offerings.

Prior to joining Indy Hub in June 2005, Molly served as the Finance and Special Events Director of the Indiana Democratic Party. She also served as Government Relations Liaison at St. Vincent Hospital and Health Services. Originally from Terre Haute, Indiana, Molly attended DePauw University. Molly is active on a variety of boards including Visit Indy and the Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation.

Molly and her husband, Adam, are the proud parents of a daughter, Weezie.

Sep
30
Sat
International Marketplace and Sister Cities Taste the Difference Festival – Faces of Indianapolis @ New Wineskin Ministries
Sep 30 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

This festival is hosted by International Marketplace Coalition and Sister Cities to celebrate the diversity on the Northwest side of Indianapolis. There will be ethnic restaurant food tasting, cultural booths and entertainment, a free health fair, a kids zone, and vendors.

Oct
4
Wed
Networking Night | Connect with the Colts! @ St. Elmo Steak House Restaurant | 1933 Lounge
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We know you work hard all week and cheer for the Colts just as hard each Sunday. We want to connect with you! Join us for a networking event connecting Colts fans and emerging leaders within the Indianapolis business community.

This networking event will highlight the Colts involvement in the community and how you can be a part of the fun.

SPECIAL GUEST: Colts Alumnus and Fight For Life Foundation Founder, Marlin Jackson

SPACE IS LIMITED – REGISTER TODAY!

Oct
6
Fri
Fountain Square Music Festival (FSMF) @ Fountain Square
Oct 6 @ 4:00 pm

Fountain Square Music Festival is a two-day music festival that features an eclectic line-up of performers across five stages right in the heart of popular Fountain Square neighborhood. The Festival allows fans to immerse themselves in the musical performances with an outdoor main stage open to all ages. FSMF also features incredible cuisine from Fountain Square restaurants, artisan craft breweries, and a special menu for FSMF attendees.

FSMF is an initiative of Southeast Neighborhood Development, a non-profit organization. A portion of the proceeds will go back to benefiting neighborhood organizations.

Full festival lineup and event details can be found at fountainsquaremusicfest.org

For more information visit: fountainsquaremusicfest.org
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Pints for Half-Pints @ Speak Easy
Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Pints for Half-Pints

Presented by Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club

Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, 6-10 PM

The Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club, along with its sponsors and local breweries, host the annual Pints for Half-Pints fundraiser in the fall. It’s a fun, casual event that raises money for a good cause, with all proceeds funding STEAM programs (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) in Midtown Indianapolis Public Schools. Thanks to the generosity of past sponsors, breweries and participants, BRKC has been able to provide funding. Read about projects we have funded with proceeds from this event.
•Craft Beer by Local Brewers
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•Live Music by Straight Up Chumps
•Food Trucks
•Raffle Prizes

Admission includes a souvenir pint glass (while supplies last) plus one drink ticket. Additional beer tickets and food truck items will be sold separately at the event. This event is for ages 21 and over only. Please enjoy the event responsibly.

About the Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club

Established in October 1987, the Broad Ripple Kiwanis Club is an organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the lives of children in the Broad Ripple community. 100% of all proceeds goes back into the community.

Oct
7
Sat
Girls Pint Out Coffee Beer & Donuts @ City Market
Oct 7 all-day

Clear your calendar for our 3rd annual Coffee Beer & Donuts! Join Girls Pint Out on the mezzanine of Indianapolis City Market for a morning of tasting coffee beers from 15 Indiana breweries and 3 indiana cideries. If you need a jolt of alcohol-free caffeine, local coffee roasters will give you the boost you need.

Your Saturday morning coffee and coffee beer sampling wouldn’t be complete without donuts! Each of the breweries will be paired with samples of delightful baked goodies from local bakeries and restaurants.

Bonus: if you check in with the Yelp app, Yelp also will provide you with a food tray!

The proceeds from this event benefit non-profits, City Market and Girls Pint Out.

Start your Saturday morning right – see you at Coffee Beer & Donuts!

Tickets: http://gpocoffeebeerdonuts.bpt.me/

Fountain Square Music Festival (FSMF) @ Fountain Square
Oct 7 @ 12:00 pm

Fountain Square Music Festival is a two-day music festival that features an eclectic line-up of performers across five stages right in the heart of popular Fountain Square neighborhood. The Festival allows fans to immerse themselves in the musical performances with an outdoor main stage open to all ages. FSMF also features incredible cuisine from Fountain Square restaurants, artisan craft breweries, and a special menu for FSMF attendees.

FSMF is an initiative of Southeast Neighborhood Development, a non-profit organization. A portion of the proceeds will go back to benefiting neighborhood organizations.

Full festival lineup and event details can be found at fountainsquaremusicfest.org

For more information visit: fountainsquaremusicfest.org
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Twitter: @fsqmf
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Oct
8
Sun
Brunch Run Indy @ The Rathskeller
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am

At 10am on Oct 8th, this 5K run/walk starts and ends at The Rathskeller in downtown Indianapolis.

After the race, all participants 21 and over will receive a complimentary bloody mary, mimosa or beer. Participants of all ages will receive a FULL Sunday brunch from The Rathskeller! Scrambled Eggs, Hashbrowns, sausage, fruit, pastries… all from the the award winning kitchen of The Rathskeller! As you enjoy your food and beverage, we will have live music from The Woomblies in the Biergarten. THIS is a true Sunday Funday!

Oct
14
Sat
RIP Reception and Ghost Stories at Crown Hill Cemetery @ Crown Hill Cemetery
Oct 14 all-day

Before the main event of Ghost Stories, mingle with storytellers and other happy haunters at the historic Waiting Station on the grounds of Crown Hill Cemetery. Enjoy complimentary beverages from Sun King Brewing, Mass Ave Wine, and graze on tasty treats provided by Food Guys. Ticket to RIP includes Ghost Stories

Red Bull Air Race @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway
Oct 14 @ 10:00 am – Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm
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After a spectacular debut in 2016, the Red Bull Air Race returns to IMS on October 14-15 for the season finale, where the World Champion of the thrilling series will be crowned. Experience full-throttle aerial racing on a unique course inside the iconic IMS oval designed to push the best pilots in the world to their limits. Don’t miss out on the best seats and buy ahead to save – ticket prices increase on Saturday, September 16!

And remember, kids 15 and under receive free admission with a paid adult General Admission ticketholder.

9th Annual GermanFest @ Athenaeum
Oct 14 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Discover your inner German and party at the Athenaeum, for the Athenaeum. Enjoy the Indy Urban Flea, Durstig Games, live Wiener Dog Races, OktoberFAST 5K run/walk, Strong Man Competition, ZwergenLand For Kids, German beer, German food by the Indianapolis Saengerchor, 2 stages of music and more. All proceeds from GermanFest benefit the maintenance and care of the Historic Athenaeum. Celebrate German-American Day with this unique family event.

Oct
15
Sun
Goose Island Sofie Brunch with Indy Urban Acres @ Indy Urban Acres
Oct 15 @ 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Goose Island is always down to support local organizations; so we’re bringing our good friends from Chicago, Bang Bang Pie Shop, to join us in putting together an amazing brunch with the Indianapolis Parks Foundation benefitting Indy Urban Acres. Bang Bang will be preparing the meal on-site while the Goose Island team pours our Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, Sofie, and creates some tasty Sofie-mosas; because, what’s brunch without mosas?

Come out and spend a perfect Sunday eating delicious food, drinking tasty beers and listening to some live music all while raising funds to help Indy Urban Acres in their mission in supporting Indy families in need and fighting for food equality. You can learn more about their mission at www.indyparksfoundation.org/indy-urban-acres/

Event starts with welcome drinks at 11:30, food is served at 12:30.

Oct
21
Sat
Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library: Grand Opening featuring Roland Martin @ Central Library
Oct 21 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

The entire community is invited to the opening of the Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library, which is dedicated to celebrating the rich heritage of those born of African roots. Funded by a grant from Lilly Endowment Inc., the Center will feature a robust collection of materials for all ages, along with interactive displays and dynamic programming. The grand opening will include a keynote presentation by award-winning journalist Roland Martin at 12:30 p.m. A book signing will follow.

Dec
2
Sat
Santa Stumble 2017 @ Broad Ripple
Dec 2 all-day

Are you ready to STUMBLE?! Join us Saturday, December 2nd for Indianapolis’s LARGEST Locally Organized Holiday Pub Crawl!

The 4th Annual Santa Stumble Pub Crawl is sure to be on everyone’s Christmas list as we partner with Indianapolis non-profits to help us hit our goal of $5000 for several local causes!

Our Pub Crawl Series original will feature Stumblers making their way down Broad Ripple Avenue in search of Santa, Spirts and Suds! Stumblers will visit Mineshaft, Average Joes, Broad Ripple Tavern, Old Pros Table, Rock Lobster and Brickhouse Piano Bar! Round up your friends and get merry with us! Holiday themed dress is encouraged!

Stumblers will be split into six color-coordinated groups (Green, Red, Silver, Gold, Pink, and Blue) so make sure to sign up with your friends!

All Stumble Pub Crawl Tickets include:

– Entry into participating Pub Crawl bars

– 1/2 Liter Stumble souvenir mug

– Santa Stumble Scarf (quanities limited)

– Drink specials at all participating bars

– $10 off our New Year’s Eve party at the Indiana Roof Ballroom

– Two free drink tickets!

Participating Non-Profits

A portion of the proceeds from your ticket to benefit the group you choose to Stumble with!

– Friends of Riley – Red Group

– Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra F.O.R.T.E. – Gold Group

IndyHub – Blue Group

– Broad Ripple Village Association – Green Group

– Little Red Door Cancer Agency – Silver Group

– Marley’s March – Pink Group

After party with discounted drinks at Rock Lobster!

Questions? Email Bryan@ccasports.com

Please Note: CCA has a no refund policy. If a coupon code is not used properly by the purchaser, and the transaction goes through, the difference will not be refunded back to the purchaser.

Santa Stumble 2017 Rotation Schedule

Red Group Schedule – Friends of Riley
5:00pm-5:45pm: Check in @ Rock Lobster
6:00pm-6:50pm: Rock Lobster
6:50pm-7:40pm: Brickhouse Dueling Piano Bar
7:40pm-8:30pm: Broad Ripple Tavern
8:30pm-9:20pm: Old Pro’s Table
9:20pm-10:10pm: Mineshaft
10:10pm-11:00pm: Average Joe’s

Blue Group Schedule – IndyHub
5:00pm-5:45pm: Check in @ Brickhouse Dueling Piano Bar
6:00pm-6:50pm: Brickhouse Dueling Piano Bar
6:50pm-7:40pm: Broad Ripple Tavern
7:40pm-8:30pm: Old Pro’s Table
8:30pm-9:20pm: Mineshaft
9:20pm-10:10pm: Average Joe’s
10:10pm-11:00pm: Rock Lobster

Green Group Schedule – Broad Ripple Village Association

5:00pm-5:45pm: Check in @ Broad Ripple Tavern
6:00pm-6:50pm: Broad Ripple Tavern
6:50pm-7:40pm: Old Pro’s Table
7:40pm-8:30pm: Mineshaft
8:30pm-9:20pm: Average Joe’s
9:20pm-10:10pm: Rock Lobster
10:10pm-11:00pm: Brickhouse Dueling Piano Bar

Silver Group Schedule – Little Red Door Cancer Agency
5:00pm-5:45pm: Check in @ Average Joe’s
6:00pm-6:50pm: Average Joe’s
6:50pm-7:40pm: Rock Lobster
7:40pm-8:30pm: Brickhouse Dueling Piano Bar
8:30pm-9:20pm: Broad Ripple Tavern
9:20pm-10:10pm: Old Pro’s Table
10:10pm-11:00pm: Mineshaft

Gold Group Schedule – Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra F.O.R.T.E.
5:00pm-5:45pm: Check in @ Mineshaft
6:00pm-6:50pm: Mineshaft
6:50pm-7:40pm: Average Joe’s
7:40pm-8:30pm: Rock Lobster
8:30pm-9:20pm: Brickhouse Dueling Piano Bar
9:20pm-10:10pm: Broad Ripple Tavern
10:10pm-11:00pm: Old Pro’s Table

Pink Group Schedule – Marley’s March
5:00pm-5:45pm: Check in @ Old Pro’s Table
6:00pm-6:50pm: Old Pro’s Table
6:50pm-7:40pm: Mineshaft
7:40pm-8:30pm: Average Joe’s
8:30pm-9:20pm: Rock Lobster
9:20pm-10:10pm: Brickhouse Dueling Piano Bar
10:10pm-11:00pm Broad Ripple Tavern