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Who’s Napping Now?

Indianapolis used to be called “Nap Town” for it’s sleepy demeanor. As recently as 25 years ago, downtown Indianapolis was shuttered up and locked down after the business crowd left at 5:00pm and weekends could be described as “ghost town.” Oh, how times have changed! No one can accuse Indianapolis of napping any more. Just this past weekend, wherever you turned in downtown Indy, there was fun to be had.

Thousands of gamers gathered for the city’s largest annual convention, GenCon.

Crowds at GenCon

In addition to the throngs of attendees, plenty more people headed downtown for the people watching. IronMan was only one of hundreds of super heroes spotted.

Iron Man

At Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, Indy’s WNBA team, the Indiana Fever, took on the Chicago Sky.

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On the other side of downtown at Lucas Oil Stadium, the Indianapolis Colts lost a close pre-season game to the New York Giants.

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If sports or games aren’t your thing, no problem. For more creative types, downtown Indy offered plenty of drama — and comedy and adventure — during the opening weekend of the 10th annual IndyFringe Festival.  Over the 11 days of the festival, 384 performances will take place in eight theatres, many located along or near Mass Ave.

Each show prints and passes out cards advertising their show- it's part of the fun!

The weekend closed out on Sunday with foodies gathering at White River State Park for Dig-IN – A Taste of Indiana, a farm to table event showcasing the food and drink that comes from Indiana farms and restaurants.

Duck breast nachos and the DigIN passport