Fairs, Festivals & Celebrations

500 festival -thumb500 Festival

The 500 Festival is the granddaddy of them all. This massive festival features an equally famous Mini-Marathon, a Community Day, Princess Program, a Kids’ Day, the Snakepit Ball, and Indianapolis’ largest parade, the 500 Festival Parade.


Heartland Film Festival

Heartland Film Festival Spanning 9 days, the Heartland Film Festival is sponsored by a non-profit organization, Heartland Moving Pictures. The festival screens films of any length and subject matter by both professional and student film makers.


Indianapolis Early Music Festival

The Indianapolis Early Music Festival focuses on the origins of music, specifically medieval, renaissance, and baroque music. Bands from all over the country assemble at the Basile Opera Center to perform traditional pieces.


greek festival thumbIndianapolis Greek Festival

The Indianapolis Greek Festival takes place each year the Friday and Saturday following Labor Day. It is a colorful and tasty celebration of Greek culture, featuring traditional Greek cuisine, dance, and music.


Indianapolis International Festival

The Indianapolis International Festival celebrates everything international. It is a constant barrage of ethnic food, music, dance, and tradition that takes place over a weekend in November. Held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.


Indianapolis International Film Festival

The Indianapolis International Film Festival takes place at the Indianapolis Museum of Art every July and annually receives over 500 submissions from all around the world. The program continues to attract a dedicated base of film-goers.


Indianapolis Spirit and Place Festival

Getting the entire community together to celebrate its incredible diversity is no small achievement. This is what the Indianapolis Spirit and Place Festival accomplishes every year in late fall in various venues of Indy.


Indy Irish Festival

The Indy Irish Festival is a late September celebration of Irish culture that features a huge array of unique activities like a rugby tournament, a traditional Celtic mass, sheep herding events and classic Irish food, drinks, and music.


indy jazz fest thumbIndy Jazz Festival

The Indy Jazz Festival one of the most famous Indianapolis festivals, the Indy Jazz Fest is a celebration of Indianapolis’ long history in jazz. It attracts talented musicians from all over the country.


IndyFringe Festival

The Indy Fringe Festival is a 10-day extravaganza that consumes all of Mass Ave every August with over 250 performances of some of the quirkiest shows you’ve ever seen. The festival takes place in 5 different theaters.


Middle Eastern Festival of Indianapolis

The Middle Eastern Festival of Indianapolis festival features tasty Middle Eastern foods. You can browse in an air-conditioned indoor shopping center for gifts, including traditional Middle Eastern jewelry, CDs, food, and cookbooks.