Things to do in Downtown Indianapolis
Downtown Indianapolis will have a variety of attractions for Super Bowl week and the big day! However, a trip to Indy is not complete without experiencing its culture. If you want authentic Indy, make sure you visit these three downtown districts:
Mass Ave is downtown Indianapolis’ arts & entertainment district and is just a 10 minute walk from the center of Indianapolis. This area includes a fabulous selection of eclectic restaurants that feature great food and a vibrant atmosphere. Other venues include galleries showcasing local and international art as well as live theater. Free shuttle available during Superbowl week!
Free Events on Mass Ave. during Superbowl week:
- Art Festival: The Mass Ave Festival of the Arts is a free event featuring the vibrant music, art, and tastes of downtown Indianapolis. The avenue will showcase live music, open art galleries, and late night shopping for the whole family! The art festival will run from 5pm – 10pm on Friday, February 3rd and from noon – 10 pm on Saturday February, 4th.
- Farmer’s Market: The Indianapolis Winter Farmers Market will be open on Saturday, February 4th from 9:00 am – 12:30 pm. Wake up Saturday morning and purchase your breakfast from local producers! The city’s farmers market will also feature local vegetables, fruits, meat, and baked goods.
- Art Pavilion: Browse the work of artists in the IDADA Art Pavilion that is about a mile award from Lucas Oil Stadium. The Art Pavilion will be open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 am – 7 pm
Indiana Avenue is located west of Downtown Indianapolis and is Indy’s most historically rich African-American community. Culture, history and heritage can be found on every corner through its great restaurants, jazz, theater, art galleries, and nightlife.
Free Things to Do on Indiana Ave during Superbowl Week:
- Super Bowl Breakfast with George Taliaferro – FREE and open to the public! George Taliaferro was the first African-American drafted in the NFL and became the first African-American quarterback for the Baltimore Colts. This free event will be held at The Crispus Attucks Museum. Breakfast is served at 9:30 am. RSVP required. Visit www.DiscoverIndianaAvenue.com for more information.
Fountain Square is southeast of Downtown Indy and a treat for the eyes! Known as a “funky” Indianapolis neighborhood, Fountain Square has numerous vintage and antique shops and great restaurants. Not to mention a vibrant arts scene including live music and theater performances. Fountain Square is a great neighborhood to visit during the afternoon and the FREE Shuttles will run from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. with a stop in front of PNC Bank.
Free things to do in Fountain Square during Superbowl Week:
- Bluegrass In the Garden – will be held on January 31st from 5pm to 8pm at Arthur’s Music Store
- Music at the Brewery – February 4th, 8pm – 11pm, at the Fountain Square Brewing Co located on Barth Ave (south side of Fountain Square)
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