As the finishing touches are put on the Super Bowl Village and the NFL Experience in Indianapolis downtown, other Indianapolis community organizations create Super Bowl fun beyond downtown. From high profile parties where Hoosiers can rub elbows with big name celebs to locally sponsored parties and events, there is something for everyone during Super Bowl week. Here is a preview of some of the hottest parties being planned in Indy.
Super Bowl Parties
Super Bowl Party with Sun King and Indy’s Local Underground – Indianapolis’ hottest brewery throws a Super Bowl Party for locals. This Indianapolis festival runs from January 26 to February 5 in Sun King Breweries south parking lot. Wander into the Local Underground tent set-up there and enjoy beer, food from Chef JJ’s Big Green Bistro and live music from the best Indianapolis bands. The tent will also feature several TVs, so guests needn’t fear missing a moment of the big game. This scene offers locals and out of the way place to enjoy the things they love about the city, while visitors to Indy can take a taste of what we love.
Rolling Stone and Bacardi Super Bowl Party – Rolling Stone’s first every Super Bowl Party is already infamous for the raucous good times expected to occur. Though tickets may be a bit pricey ($1000), this is an Indianapolis event not to be missed. That is if you can afford it. This star-studded bash takes over Crane Bay, a renovated factory two blocks west of Lucas Oil Stadium. See performances from LMFAO, Lupe Fiasco, Gym Class Heroes and Cobra Starship.
Broad Ripple Village Superfest – Head to the Indianapolis cultural district, Broad Ripple Village, for Superfest presented by Bud Light. This Indianapolis attraction features an outdoor festival with live music by Robert Randolph, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band and others under a huge party tent spanning Broad Ripple Avenue. Pop into any of the Indianapolis restaurants or bars in Broad Ripple to further enjoy this cultural district.
Leather and Laces – This Super Bowl Party features big name celebs including JWoww, Carmen Electra, Jenny McCarthy, DJ Pauly D, Holly Madison, Kendra Wilkinson and Bridget Marquardt. For the past nine years, the Leather and Laces Super Bowl Party has gained a reputation as one of the sexiest, chicest events during Super Bowl Weekend. For two unforgettable nights the party will roll with high end cocktails, sushi, open bars and appetizers.
Pre-Game Party with Paula Deen and Archie Manning – Celebrity chef Paula Deen serves up some Super food at this Super Bowl Party hosted by the Indiana State Museum. Enjoy an open premium bar, hot and cold hors d’oeurves and food stations. Enjoy the national broadcast of pre-game coverage on a huge HDTV in a lounge atmosphere. This year’s guest speaker is Hall of Fame Inductee Archie Manning.
Jaws’ Indianapolis Cigar Party – Jaws and his football friends put on an exclusive party like no other featuring premium cigars from the industry’s top brands, single malt scotch and football celebrities including Mike Ditka, Mike Golic and others. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Jaws Youth Playbook foundation and Gleaners Food Bank Back Sack program.
Rolling Stone Tailgate Party – The Rolling Stone Tailgate Party is one of the most hyped parties in Indianapolis. Featuring performances by Jane’s Addiction, the Roots and Fall Out Boy bass player Pete Wentz as DJ. Celebrity chef John Besh will be on hand to oversee a menu of specialties associated with Indianapolis as well as the two cities of the AFC and NFC champions.
Science of the Super Bowl at Conner Prairie – While it might look easy from the point of view of your large HD flat screen TV, the players have a secret up their sleeves: science. Find out how they master the physics of the spiral throw, how speed and weight affect hits taken on the field, and how balance and direction play into each play. After you’ve mastered these basics, test your own skills on the field. Only at Conner Prairie.
Nashville “Super” Session – The Music City’s hottest indie-rock talent play at Zionsville Performing Arts Center at the Nashville “Super” Session. Don’t miss performances by Keegan Dewitt, Roman Candle, Bryan Cates and more. This Indianapolis music event is a must see for country music enthusiasts.
Turf: Indy Artists Present the Art of the Super Bowl – Indianapolis brims with visible history. Historic downtown buildings welcome art lovers from across the United States to peruse work by Indianapolis artists on their own turf. The Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association presents this juried exhibition featuring 20 of Indy’s top artists.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Taping – Jimmy Fallon is coming to Indianapolis to record his Late Night show during the week of the Super Bowl. If you’re lucky enough to get tickets, you’ll enjoy a live performance by Fallon, the Roots and special guests at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Don’t miss the Super Bowl fun coming to our own backyard.
Presidential Huddle – The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site answers our questions about former presidents and their relation to football. Find out which Commanders in Chief played football in college; which President tackled a future Heisman Trophy winner and which President had a hand in changing the rules of the game.
Legends for Charity Dinner – This charity dinner will raise funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Emmy Award winning Play by Play announcer, Al Michaels, will receive the Pat Summerall Award for his outstanding work. This award has become a part of Super Bowl tradition, and Indianapolis welcomes the honor. Don’t miss this star studded dinner for a worthy cause. Held at the Westin Indianapolis.
Jim McMahon’s Swang N’ Super Bowl Charity Bash 2012 – Two time Super Bowl Champion Jim McMahon hosts his fourth annual Swang N’ Super Bowl Bash. This high profile Indianapolis event features celebrities like country sensation Neil McCoy, Ira Dean, Brooke Burrows, Burns and Poe and other performers and entertainers. Held at the Rathskeller Restaurant in the Indianapolis cultural district, Mass Ave.
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