It's good to get out every now and then and take a day trip. Whether it's a ride into the country or an all-day shopping excursion, there is not shortage things to keep you busy in the Indy area. Below are the latest headlines.

Winter Warm-Up at the Winery


“WE WANT WARM TEMPERATURES!” is the resounding cry of Circle City residents. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Mother Nature is giving up winter anytime soon, but there are many businesses that hold events catered to the cold weather. Mallow Run Winery has been providing a spot for warm food, friends, wine, and live music to […]

Lucas Oil Raceway Smokin’ as NHRA Concludes Chevrolet U.S. Performance Nationals


Lucas Oil Raceway was smokin’ as the NHRA wrapped up the last day of the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals on Monday. It was the 59th installment of what is perhaps the most celebrated, oldest, richest, and most prestigious drag race in the world. It is also the final event of the NHRA’s regular season, with […]

Lots to Do at the 43rd Annual Black Expo Summer Celebration


One of Indianapolis’ most celebrated events is upon us once again. For the 43rd consecutive year, the Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration will take place from July 11 through 21 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, as well as other nearby locations. This year’s celebration began on July 11 with an evening […]

CarmelFest Celebrates 25th Anniversary, Offers Ready-Made Fun


CarmelFest is all about having fun and celebrating Patriotism and Community Spirit. This year’s celebration, appropriately named “Silver Jubilation” to commemorate CarmelFest’s 25th anniversary, is jam-packed with things to do and see. It all starts Wednesday, July 3rd at Carmel Civic Square. There will be live music on both the gazebo, a vocal competition, a petting zoo […]

The Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Day Tour


The Meridian-Kessler Tour of Homes celebrates its 40th anniversary this year. Not only is this one of the state’s oldest and largest home tours, it is a rare look inside some of the city’s stateliest homes. Taking a tour of the North Meridian Street Historic District is like taking a tour through history, with everything […]

The 2013 Decorators’ Show House and Gardens


The Schnull-Rauch House, located at 3050 North Meridian Street, has been named this year’s Decorators’ Show House. This unique, home show is a great way to see the work of some of the most talented interior designers and landscapers in the Central Indiana area, up-close and personal. As always, Maggies’ Café will be on-site serving […]

Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn


The ‘Amazing Maize: The Science, History and Culture of Corn’ exhibit is taking place at the Indiana State Museum in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana through March 24, 2013. Few Americans realize the amount of corn that goes into sustaining the American way of life. Imagine one cornfield per American per year. Sound excessive? The reality is […]

Natural Goodness on Tap at the Parke County Maple Syrup Fair


It’s hard to beat the natural goodness of pure maple syrup, especially when it’s drizzled over fresh-made waffles or pancakes with melted butter. For anyone appreciates natural, home-made maple syrup straight from the tap, the Maple Syrup Fair™, presented by Parke County Incorporated, offers a real treat, both literally and figuratively. The Parke County’s Maple […]

Cabin Fever? Check Out the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show


For the second straight year, the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, presented by Ford, will be coming to the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This massive outdoor show, which enjoys a 60-year history nationwide, is the perfect activity for casual-to-hardcore outdoor enthusiasts, or anyone suffering from a serious case of cabin fever. For true aficionados, the […]

An Epic Tale of Desperation: Les Misérables Arrives in Indy


The critically acclaimed film, Les Misérables, has arrived on the Indy art scene, and is playing locally at Landmark’s Keystone Art Cinema & Indie Lounge. This all-around spectacular motion-picture is based on an adaptation of Victor Hugo’s historic novel, Les Misérables, originally published in 1862. Australian native Hugh Jackman, who made his first major film appearance […]

Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show


The Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show will be at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, in the South Pavilion, Jan. 18-20, 2013. For 25 years, countless gun and knife enthusiasts, hobbyists and professionals have come together to make this show one of the most successful of its kind, and one of the largest gun and knife […]

For Kids AND Grownups: It’s Hot Wheels For Real!


Hot Wheels cars have been a part of life for kids in America ever since they were introduced by Mattel toys co-founder, Elliot Handler in 1968. But not only are Hot Wheels toys, they are collector items that, to this day, are actively traded across the world with great passion. So what could be better […]

It’s One Heckuva Garage Sale at the State Fairgrounds


If you find yourself having to resist the urge to pull over at the first sight of a garage sale, then the 37th Annual Greater Indianapolis Garage Sale is for you. With winter upon us, why brave the cold weather and drive all over town looking for garage sales when you can have them all […]

See the Unseen World at the Nikon Small World Exhibit


Behind a crashing red shoreline awaits a surreal dreamscape, cast in shades of amber, orange, red and brown, arranged in a luminous pattern of sharp peaks and valleys and all set under a tranquil, blue sky. No, this is not a still-frame taken from a sci-fi, fantasy movie; nor is it a photo taken by […]

Great Bob Vila’s Ghost! It’s the 2013 Indiana Home and Garden Show


For most of us, the word “home”, in its most idealized form, connotes a space of comfort, security and beauty. Ever since Bob Vila’s show, This Old House, first aired on PBS television in 1979, millions of homeowners have tried to realize the dream of the perfect home. Not surprising, the home improvement industry has […]

Toot Toot:The Great Train Expo is Coming to Town January 5-6


On Saturday and Sunday, January 5-6 of 2013, “The Great Train Expo” will be returning to the Indiana State Fairgrounds in Indianapolis, Indiana. The expo will offer a little something for everyone, as the building will be packed wall-to-wall with dealers presenting models of all sizes and scales. Guests will enjoy hundreds of tables as […]

Country Powerhouses at Verizon: Tim McGraw and Luke Bryan

Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan and The Band Perry break it down at Verizon Wireless Music Center Sunday, July 17, offering Hoosiers a glimpse at country royalty. Tickets to this Indianapolis music event range from $39.50 to $79.50 plus applicable fees. The concert starts at 7:00 pm and is part of the Midwest leg of their […]

National Powwow XV: Tipis, Gourd Dancing, and More at the Hendricks County Fairgrounds

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Back in the early days of the United States, Indiana was be completely covered with a vast deciduous forest that spanned much of the Midwest. In these unexplored regions of the North American continent, thousands of Native Americans from several different tribes lived the lifestyle they’d been accustomed to for hundreds of years. But then […]

Get Down and Dirty at the Mudathlon: “A Mucking Good Time”

The tag line for the Mudathlon®: “Mud. Obstacles. Beer.” Need they say more? The Mudathlon® is an intense three mile challenge with more than 40 obstacles, 100 yards of mud pits and and a post-party that promises heaps of beer. Sign up for the Mudathlon® on Saturday, June 25 at Anderson, Indiana’s White River Paintball […]

Indiana State Parks: Acres and Acres of Things to Do

Though Indianapolis parks are usually more than enough to keep nature lovers in Central Indiana interested, Indiana state parks are where residents go to be truly immersed in the countryside. There are over 25 state parks in the Hoosier State, several of them within easy driving distance of Indianapolis. Below are a few of the […]

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