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Fairs, festivals, celebrations and expos are not only fun to attend; they an outgrowth of the natural human desire to commune with one another in a way that is both fun and meaningful. Below are the latest headlines.

The White River Festival: Celebration of an Ecosystem

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Indianapolis wouldn’t be Indianapolis if it weren’t for the White River. The city was founded on the White River, and although it turned out not to be navigable, it’s still an important part of city’s history. The first half of September marks the fourth annual White River Festival at various venues across the state. Tomorrow […]

IndyFringe: Two Shows to Wow the Whole Family

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IndyFringe 2014 is running for two more days- the last of the 384 performances are happening today and tomorrow. Shows take the stage at eight venues, running from 1:30pm through 10:30pm. The houses have been full, the reviews have been good, and the eleven days some of my favorite of the year. Last night I […]

IndyFringe 14: Two Shows for the New Millenium

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IndyFringe, the annual theatre festival that takes over Mass Ave every August, is in full swing. Every evening, theatre goers enjoy new shows from all genres, from comedy to drama to the not-easily-categorized. Most of the shows are rated at least PG-13, but there are a few that are family-friendly, or at least not offensive. […]

Who’s Napping Now?

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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 […]

Barenaked Ladies Rocked the Free Stage

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It’s been One Week since I saw Barenaked Ladies at the Indiana State Fair, and I’m still in shock. 1990s Heather was amazed and excited. 1990s Barenaked Ladies are probably still trying to figure out how they landed on the free stage at a state fair. But, they absolutely rocked it. They played all my […]

2014 Indiana State Fair Is a Wrap

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The 2014 Indiana State Fair is officially in the books, and with over 950,000 visitors, it is the third largest attendees fair in history. We accounted for a tiny portion of those visits and loved every minute. The farm babies were adorable, as always. The award-winning produce, animals, home goods, and oddities were super fun […]

Homegrown at the Indiana State Fair

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One of my favorite things about the Indiana State Fair is the focus on Indiana local produce and goods. I love seeing all the local farmers in action. The animal barns, the livestock auctions, the country market, the ag-hort building — it’s amazing to have the opportunity to see a wide variety of farms at […]

Award-Winning Scarecrows at the Indiana State Fair

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You guys, award-winning scarecrows are a real thing. It’s one of the surprising Indiana State Fair categories I discovered last week. Now that the weather is turning crisp and cool, I’ve already got fall on the brain, and I can’t wait to steal some of these ideas. Check out these awesome Indiana Statefair scarecrows:

IndyFringe Opens 10th Anniversary Festival

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The 2014 IndyFringe Festival kicks off this weekend. This is the 10th anniversary of the edgy theater festival. In 11 days, there will be 384 performances across a eight of theaters along and near Massachusetts Avenue. Seventy eight different shows, all 45-60 minutes in length, will rotate daily, starting at 1:30 in the afternoon (on […]

Farm Babies of Indianapolis

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I spent 10 hours at the Indiana State Fair on Monday, and we did nearly everything. It would probably take another full day to truly experience all the fair has to offer, but we were able to spend plenty of time on my favorite part — farm babies! I love the baby goats, the tiny […]

CANstruction Competition at the Indiana State Fair

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There’s a section of the ag-hort building at the Indiana State Fair dedicated to canned good sculptures. Among the eclectic collection of blue ribbon winners stands a giant Olaf constructed entirely of canned foods. You can admire the stunning displays and vote for your favorite team. We chose the TARDIS and Olaf, but my favorite […]

A Mammogram and a Show at Indy Fringe Festival

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The Indy Fringe Theatre Festival is known for its edgy theatrical offerings, live stage shows that push the limits of human emotion and experience. This year, one of those shows is taking that emotion and turning it into something practical. The Actual Dance, a play written by Sam Simon, is the true story of Sam’s […]

The Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition at the Indiana State Fair

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There’s always something new to see at the Indiana State Fair, and adults age 21 and over have a new exhibition this year just for them. The Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition is being held for the first time this year, inside Grand Hall. Monday afternoon I went to go check it out, and before […]

9 Things You Didn’t Know Could Win the State Fair

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I’ve wandered through the ag-hort building at the Indiana State Fair for years, marveling at the things people have grown. There are watermelons as big as my kid, gorgeous Indian corn, and amazing produce. This year, though, a few more unique items caught my eye — things I had no idea could win awards. Here […]

10 Reasons the Indiana State Fair is the Best of Indiana

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Earlier this week, the Indiana State Fair was named one of the Top 10 State Fairs in the country by Fodor’s, the travel authority. Anyone who’s been to the Indiana State Fair knows that it deserves the honor, but newcomers to the fair might not understand. The Indiana State Fair opens on August 1, 2014 […]

EcoBoost Tour Rolls Into Indianapolis Saturday

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Cars and Indianapolis are practically synonymous. This weekend, the Ford EcoBoost Tours rolls into town, giving Indianapolis another exhilarating car experience- driving the Fiesta ST. Held in the South Lot of Lucas Oil Stadium, registered guests will have the opportunity to drive a selection of Ford EcoBoost vehicles. This is the last stop of the […]

Top Places to See July 4th Fireworks 2014 in the Indy Area

Are you scoping out where to catch the “rockets’ red glare, the bombs bursting in air” for this year’s 4th of July celebration? Fun City Finder has done the leg work for you and identified many places around central Indiana where you can ooh and ahh at the night sky. Indianapolis: Regions Bank Freedom Blast […]

Indianapolis’ Earth Day Festival: A Long Standing Tradition

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Earth Day is an important American holiday that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. The hippie and flower –child culture of the 1960’s was at its high point in 1970’s. When most people think of hippies and flower children they often associate them with drugs and tree huggers. Yet […]

5 Reasons to Visit the WTHR Health & Fitness Expo

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Each year, WTHR presents a health & fitness expo, but I never really thought of it as something fun for the family. Today, I was invited to participate as part of the #13HealthExpo social media team and next time, I’m bringing the whole family! In addition to health-related vendor booths, there are several fun activities […]

Flowers…and Beer? Don’t Miss the 2014 Indiana Flower & Patio Show

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Ah, the fresh scent of blooming flowers! And beer. OK, so flowers and beer don’t normally go together, but they do at the 2014 Indiana Flower and Patio Show, which takes place now through March 16 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. Yes, you can enjoy over 400 flower and patio exhibits AND a taste of […]