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Indianapolis 500 Purse Soars to New Heights

Indiana Sports
Indy 500 Décor, Community Initiatives Celebrate, Extend Iconic Month of May

Indy 500 Décor, Community Initiatives Celebrate, Extend Iconic Month of May

May in Central Indiana is a time of vibrant art and exciting events celebrating the community. The Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge will take place on Sunday, May 26 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Indianapolis residents, organizations, and partners come together to make the event spectacular with events all around the city. The countdown signage, which includes renaming downtown streets after Indy 500 drivers and the JW Marriott hotel façade takeover, has already begun.

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Caitlin Clark Introductory Press Conference (April 17, 2024) | Indiana Fever

Caitlin Clark Introductory Press Conference (April 17, 2024) | Indiana Fever

Indiana Fever guard Caitlin Clark spoke to the media during her introductory press conference after being drafted No. 1 overall in the 2024 WNBA Draft.

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Three-Day Schedule Announced for 2024 Brickyard Weekend

Three-Day Schedule Announced for 2024 Brickyard Weekend

IMS announced the schedule for the 2024 Brickyard Weekend. It's time to mark your calendars and gear up for three days of thrilling racing action. The NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series are set to return to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Brickyard Weekend on July 19-21.

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Season One of ‘100 Days to Indy’ to be Available on Paramount+

Season One of ‘100 Days to Indy’ to be Available on Paramount+

Paramount+ announced on Feb. 7 that all six episodes of the first season of the docuseries “100 Days To Indy” will be made available on the service globally for the first time Friday, Feb. 16, except Japan, which will follow Tuesday, April 19.

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Discover Indiana
Don't Wait Any Longer!
Meet Ra!

Meet Ra!

Imagine being confined in a rusty old circus cage with no hope of escaping. This was the reality for ten big cats, an elephant, and horses until the Exotic Felice Rescue Center intervened. Ra and seven other cats were rescued and given a second chance at life thanks to their tireless efforts. These majestic creatures can now roam freely in a safe and comfortable environment. Their story is a testament to the power of compassion and an organization's impact on the lives of needy animals. Visit the center to witness their remarkable work firsthand and learn how you can make a difference.

Indiana History
Electric Light on the Wabash

Electric Light on the Wabash

Wabash, Indiana, may have been a small river town in the early 19th century, but its advancements in the field of electricity led it to become the "First Electrically Lighted City" in the world.

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Indiana Haunted Places

Indiana Haunted Places

As a native of Indiana, I've always been fascinated by the wide array of haunted places that the state has to offer. From the eerie 100 Step Cemetery in Brazil to the chilling Barbee Hotel in Warsaw, Indiana is home to some truly spine-tingling locations.

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Upcoming Events
Where Moments Become Memories
  •  6/28/2024 05:55 PM - 6/30/2024 05:00 PM
  •   Indianapolis, IN, USA

Get Set to Make a Movie! Are you ready to make a movie? Join us from June 28th to June 30th, 2024, and take on the challenge of producing a film in just 48 hours. Attend the premiere screening of your movie, from the kickoff to the awards ceremony.

  •  5/31/2024 08:35 AM - 6/2/2024 08:35 AM
  •   1801 East 86th Street, Washington Township, Indianapolis, IN, USA

The games are free and open to the public. Come out and see the top 8 teams in the world!

  •  5/24/2024 02:00 PM
  •   4790 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46222, USA

George Thorogood & The Destroyers will headline the Miller Lite Carb Day Concert on Friday, May 24, at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gin Blossoms will open the show, and Kid Quill will also perform. The concert gates open at 2 p.m. and tickets can be purchased at, by calling 317-492-6700, or by visiting the IMS Ticket Office. General admission tickets start at $45, with concert pit upgrades available for $75 and VIP platform tickets for $275. All tickets include admission to on-track activities, such as the final practice for the 108th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge and the INDYCAR Pit Stop Challenge. Tickets for the Indianapolis 500 are also available for purchase.

  •  5/1/2024 06:19 PM - 1/1/2025 06:19 PM
  •   Indiana Caverns, 1267 Green Acres Dr SW, Corydon, IN 47112

Open Rain or Shine! Indiana Caverns is home to one of the Midwest's largest deposits of Ice Age bones. View Ice Age bones and fossils, travel through Big Bone Mountain, and see beautiful formations and a 40-foot waterfall.

  •  4/20/2024 03:00 PM - 4/20/2024 05:00 PM
  •   7840 West 56th Street, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Join us for the first hike in our series of fun and empowering events, where women come together to support wildlife conservation efforts. The hike will take place on Saturday, April 20 from 3-5 pm, at the Scott Starling Nature Sanctuary Trail located at 7840 W 56th St, Eagle Creek Park. Please note that space is limited to 12 people per hike, and the cost of each hike is $25.

  •  4/8/2024 10:00 AM
  •   3000 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN, USA

The Indianapolis Childrens Museum of Indianapolis is hosting a two-day event on April 6-7, 2024, followed by a one-day event on April 8, 2024, to celebrate the solar eclipse. The Eclipse Extravaganza includes NASA programming, presentations, and interactive STEM activities for visitors of all ages. On the day of the eclipse, the museum will provide free solar eclipse viewing glasses to all visitors and offer eclipse-themed art projects and STEM activities. Visitors can also explore telescopes and astronomy with volunteers from the Indiana Astronomical Society and enjoy limited outdoor viewing of the eclipse. The event is supported by the Simons Foundation and is free for members and included with regular paid admission to the museum.

  •  4/2/2024 06:35 PM - 9/30/2024 06:35 PM
  •   501 West Maryland Street Indianapolis, IN 46225

Victory Field 501 West Maryland Street Indianapolis, IN 46225 Phone: (317) 269-3542

  •  3/30/2024 12:00 PM
  •   3201 Tansel Road, Clermont, IN, USA

Join us for the Clermont Lions Club Annual Easter Egg Hunt, a fun-filled event for the whole family.

  •  3/15/2024 11:30 AM - 3/15/2024 01:00 PM
  •   Indianapolis, IN, USA

The Athletic Club Foundation’s 42nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade presented by the Hoosier Lottery on Friday, March 15th. Festivities start at 9:30 am with the Parade Tent and Block Party downtown.

  •  2/24/2024 08:31 AM - 2/25/2024 03:31 PM
  •   1472 North U.S. 41, Rockville, IN 47872, United States

Pancake meal served all day. Local artists and vendors selling handmade items. Located at The Parke County Fairgrounds 1472 N U.S. 41, Rockville, IN 47872 At winter’s end, Parke County’s Maple Syrup Producers begin tapping the maple trees that provide sugar water for making maple syrup. Join in on the fun the last weekend of February and the first weekend of March at the Parke County Maple Fair™. Travel country roads with world-famous covered bridges and tour maple syrup camps throughout the county. See how maple syrup is made down at the "sugar camp" and sample its wonderful flavor.

  •  2/15/2024 11:21 AM
  •   125 S Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA

Witness basketball history as the NBA All-Star Game descends upon Indianapolis. Gainbridge Fieldhouse is the host for an unforgettable night of competition as the league's brightest stars showcase their skills.

  • $10
  •  2/14/2024 06:00 PM - 2/14/2024 09:00 PM
  •   3201 Tansel Road, Indianapolis, IN, USA

Adults $10 and /children $5 Music by DJ Dan of Indy Audio Creations

  •  2/9/2024 10:00 AM - 2/11/2024 04:00 PM
  •   Grand Park Boulevard, Westfield, IN, USA

Our locally owned and operated event was created to connect local homeowners with local businesses! As a small business, we understand the importance and value of meeting your customers and your chosen contractor, face to face, to discuss your outdoor living, home improvement, remodeling, and other better-living needs!

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