Special Events During Super Bowl Week, Indianapolis Downtown

The Super Bowl is about to descend on the Circle City and the Super Bowl Village will kick off one of the biggest parties in Indianapolis history. But the fun doesn’t stop there. Various Indianapolis attractions welcome Super Bowl events around the city. From charity events to raise money for new homes and food banks to the various end of season honors and awards to be handed out, Indianapolis becomes the center of the NFL this year. Discover your Super Bowl experience throughout Indy! Here is a preview of some of the special Indianapolis events coming up.

Charity Events

Celebrity Bowling Classic – 50 of your favorite retired NFL players and Pro Football Hall of Famers compete in a celebrity bowling classic to help raise funds for various NFL charities. Teams of four amateur players will get a chance to bowl two games each with rotating celebrity captains. Each bowler will take home a commemorative Super Bowl XLVI bowling ball and pin. Bid on items in a silent auction brimming with NFL memorabilia and autographed keepsakes. Held at Woodland Bowl on February 4.

Kick Off to Rebuild – Rebuilding Together mobilizes hundreds of volunteers, Indianapolis community leaders and past and present NFL members to revitalize ten homes and build a playground in the Super Bowl Legacy Neighborhood of the Near Eastside. Meet at 437 N State Avenue at 8 a.m. on Friday, February 3 to participate in this charity event.

Health Bowl 5K Run/Walk – This NFL sponsored event is a free interactive health fair filled with family friendly activities with a focus on health. Join in at the HealthBowl 5K run/walk, sample healthy cooking, test your aerobic skills at a quick zumba class and more. With prizes and free giveaways throughout the day, why would you miss this Indianapolis health event. Held at Tech High School West Gym.

Super Build 46 – Habitat for Humanity sponsors this Indianapolis charity event. Volunteer your time to help build wall panels for future homes of low-income families. Make a difference in your Indianapolis community.

Taste of the NFL – Taste of the NFL asks people to “party with a purpose” at this charity event dedicated to kicking hunger in America. On Super Bowl XLVI Eve, this strolling food and wine event will take over Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana at 7 p.m. This event features a chef from each NFL city serving their signature dish. Take a taste of each city at more than 35 food stations as you mingle with renowned chefs and NFL greats. Plus participate in a silent auction brimming with NFL memorabilia and autographed keepsakes. Proceeds from this event will benefit food banks like Gleaners.


Gospel Celebration – Now in its 13th year, the NFL Super Bowl Gospel Celebration is the only event for Super Bowl Weekend. Named by USA Today as “one of the best three super bowl events to attend,” this soulful celebration features host Wayne Brady and musical talents CeCe Winans, Donnie McClurkin, Natalie Grant and others. Held at Clowes Memorial Hall.

Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam – Tickets to the NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam are free, but you have to register to be part of the TV audience. Enjoy three different performances at the Indiana Convention Center and the Indiana State Fairgrounds’ Pepsi Coliseum.

Super Cars – The Super Cars program puts the focus on iconic Indy Cars fused with NFL franchises. Get a chance photo with your teams car, which will be showcased at various Super Celebration sites including Greenwood Park Mall, Hamilton Town Center Mall, Conner Prairie, The Palladium and the Center for the Performing Arts, Greenfield Central High School, Big Car Service Center, Indianapolis Art Center, Bankers Life Fieldhouse, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana History Center, City Market, the Fashion Mall at Keystone, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and others.

Tazon Latino VI – Don’t miss this celebrity flag football team featuring notable NFL alumni and Hispanic celebrities. Taped and aired for Univision, this Indianapolis event is free with a ticket to the NFL Experience.

Awards and Honors

NFL Honors – Held at the Murat Theatre, this two-hour primetime awards special will air nationally on NBC. Former players in attendance will include Jerry Rice, Barry Sanders, Deion Sanders, Shannon Sharpe and Steve Young. Plus, this event features a live performance by Lenny Kravitz.

Hall of Fame Luncheon – The Pro Football Hall of Fame Merlin Olsen Luncheon takes over the Indianapolis Museum of Art to raise funds for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinees Assistance fund.

Player of the Year Awards – The greatest players in NFL history will all be in one place as the Scottish Rite Cathedral to honor current NFL stars. Find out who takes home high honors at this event.

Super Bowl Breakfast – This Super Bowl events serves as an outreach to Indianapolis business executives. Held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the main event at this breakfast is the presentation of the Bart Starr Award to a current NFL player.

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