Celebrate cultural excellence and educational achievement at the Circle City Classic! This jam-packed week is all about showcasing the spirit, energy and tradition of America’s historically Black colleges and universities.


Circle City Classic Band

Here’s What You Can Expect During This Family-fun, Fanatic Week.

Praise and Worship

Wednesday, September 20 | 7 pm | Location TBA


Coaches Luncheon

Friday, September 22 | 11:30 am | Downtown

The Coaches Luncheon is a recognition event that showcases the coaches, student-athletes, supporters, volunteers, and honorees for their commitment to the long-standing tradition of Circle City Classic®.


Tailgate and Fan Festival

Friday, September 23 | 12 pm | Downtown – South Street

Enjoy Circle City Classic’s official tailgate food experience! Pay a $5 entry free which includes two food tickets.


Talent Day Career Fair

Friday, September 22 | 1 pm | Lucas Oil Stadium – East Club Lounge


Pep Rally

Friday, September 22 | 4 pm | Monument Circle

Watch university bands and cheerleaders from Mississippi Valley State University and North Carolina Central University perform at Monument Circle.


Fantasia & Joe

Friday, September 22 | 8 pm | Indiana Farmers Coliseum


Classic Parade

Saturday, September 23 | 10 am | Downtown

Pageantry, celebrities, floats and marching bands make this one of top parades in the country. Nearly 100,000 spectators watch the Classic Parade weave its way through downtown Indianapolis. This year's Parade Grand Marshal is Indy native and entertainer Trevor Jackson.


Mississippi Valley State University vs. North Carolina Central University football game

 Saturday, September 23 | 3 pm | Lucas Oil Stadium


Greek Stroll Competition

Saturday, September 23 | 6 pm | Downtown

Following the football game, watch the Circle City Class Greek Stroll Competition.


Book your stay in Indy today. To learn more about Circle City Classic and to purchase tickets, visit this website.