Welcome the fall season with delicious food, live music, and family-friendly activities with the return of the Indy Night Market on September 25. Growing Places Indy will be hosting the Indy Night Market, a festival-style event series that celebrates Indianapolis’s rich and diverse food culture– all while exploring historic neighborhoods around the city.
The Indy Night Market series hopes to inspire Indianapolis residents to make the conscious decision to eat and shop from their local food ecosystem by providing a unique food and culture experience that showcases the importance of making local, fresh food accessible to all families.
In June, the first Indy Night Market welcomed over 2,000 visitors who eagerly shopped from local chefs, artists, restaurants, and businesses. In addition to welcoming more than 40 local vendors and chefs, the fall night market on Sept. 25 will also feature a Kids Corner with family-friendly activities, performances by live entertainment, and is pet friendly.
Local entrepreneurs have the opportunity to grow their businesses, creating a catalyst for community engagement, new job opportunities, and economic growth. This festival-style event was created to encourage a stronger representation of different cultures and the global food scene in Indianapolis. Interested chefs, restaurants, and food entrepreneurs who want to reach a new audience and connect with the community are encouraged to visit www.IndyNightMarket.org to apply for the night market.
The fall Indy Night Market will take place Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021, from 6-10 p.m. in the open lot behind 2955 N. Meridian St.
In the chance of rain, the event will be rescheduled for Oct. 2, 2021.
Growing Places Indy is a nonprofit that empowers individuals to cultivate personal, family, and community wellness through urban agriculture, access to fresh local food, and mind-body education. For more information about Growing Places Indy, please visit www.growingplacesindy.com, or visit them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
Growing Places Indy and the Be Nimble Foundation launched a crowdfunding campaign that raised over $15,000, thanks to the donations of 101 patrons, to create the Indy Night Market. The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority provided a matching grant through its CreatINg Places program, a place-based crowdfunding grant program.
Jackie Le is the Communications Coordinator at Growing Places Indy. She graduated from Purdue University in 2020 with a B.A. in English literature. She is a former editor and reporter at Purdue’s independent student newspaper, The Exponent, and interned at Purdue Marketing and Media. When she is not writing, Jackie enjoys spending time cooking, exploring the outdoors, and appreciating the hidden gems in Indianapolis.