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Upland Brewing Co. Sour + Wild + Funk Fest

sour + wild + funk festThe third annual Sour + Wild + Funk Fest celebrate beer. With more parking options you have a centralized location where over 20 breweries will be available to provide multiple samples for everyone to enjoy.

VIP can enjoy the private lounge, separate bathroom, food, and early entry to the event. With General Admission you will have snacks throughout and market vendors throughout. If you are not drinking it’s ok there is a DD ticket option that is available for those who are looking to enjoy the food and have a good time outdoors.

Location: Indianapolis City Market

Date: Saturday May 17

Time: 2PM

Cost: General Admission ($45 + fee); DD ($20 + fee); VIP ($75 + fee)

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Broad Ripple Art Fair

More than 225 artists and craftsmen display one of a kind and high quality original art work. Enjoy the handmade art pieces, live bands and performers at the three outdoor stages. Find gourmet food served by some of the finest restaurants in Indianapolis. Sun King Brewing will be available throughout the entire fair. If you are an art collector you will have an opportunity to purchase a piece of your own. (more…)

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Grand Prix of Indianapolis

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is home to a lot of great events and after the half-mile marathon the cars are back on the track. Starting on Wednesday May 14, the Indy Car series will make the speedway their home for the weekend. This is going to be a unique track set up as it will be the first time cars will race clockwise on the Speedway.

You can check out the racers prepare for the weekend races with Practice on Thursday; it is a free event for everyone who attends.

Friday is when things start to get serious as the drivers go in for qualifying and that is also open to the public at 2 pm; priced at $20

Sunday Race Tickets Start at $25

Check out the full schedule on the website.

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500 Festival Half-Marathon

OneAmerican 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is the largest half marathon in the United States. On May 3rd, it will be the 38th installment of this race. You will never see a half marathon ran like this. It starts in Washington and West St, you make your way to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway through Michigan Street, and you run one lap around the 2.5 mile track. This half-mile run is one of the most entertaining half miles you will run especially when you have the opportunity to make your way inside the Speedway.

500 festival

Register online before the start of the event.

Event:

Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:30 AM (EST)

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55th Annual Indiana Flower and Patio Show – Indiana State Fairgrounds

indiana state fairgroundsThe 55th Annual Indiana Flower and Patio Show is taking place at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This week long event is available for everyone of any age. Since 1958 this Flower and Garden Show provide a finer outdoor living show for everyone to enjoy. With 40+ exhibit gardens you can listen to some of the landscapers and outdoor living experts for the spring time gardening. You learn on being a better garden and can purchase outdoor living products and services. The week long show will start at 10AM and provides children ages 12 and under with free admission.

Date: March 9-17, 2013

Time: Monday – Saturday 10am – 9pm, Sundays 10am – 5pm

Cost: Adults $12, Seniors 65+ $8 (on March 11), Children 12 & Under Free

Location: West Pavilion, Exposition Hall

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Book & Byte Children’s Museum in Indianapolis

Indianapolis Children's MuseumThis week is all about reading when you make your way to the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis. Being able to provide your children with the fundamentals for reading can go a long way and parents know that. This entire week is filled with a lot of different events in which children can enjoy while also visiting the many different things to do at the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis.

Throughout the week there will be a variety of different events that take place throughout the week of March 1st-8th.

Celebrate Seuss and National Read Across America Day. March 1 – 10:30am – noon
Celebrate Dr. Seuss birthday with a book reading and special guest Cat in the Hat. Children receive a Dr. Seuss bookmark.

Target Free Family Night: Read All About It! March 7 – 4pm – 8pm
Free museum admission. Children receive a free copy of a Percy Jackson book.

Scholastic Book Fair March 7 noon – 7:30pm, March 8 10am – 4:30pm, March 9, 10am – 4:30pm. Purchase books for your home library. Variety of books for all ages.

Book & Bytes Fridays From March 8-22, 10:30am.
Preschoolers are invited for stories songs and rhymes.

“Literacy is fundamental to our lives,” said Dr. Jeffrey H. Patchen, president and CEO, The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis. “We encourage families to read together to help develop those skills in young ones and to bond over books while creating new family memories.”