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Black Culture in Indy

The Indiana Avenue Jazz Masters mural by Pamela Bliss pays tribute to the city's rich jazz history and Black jazz musicians. Read More

Black History Month in Indianapolis

Celebrating This February, and All Year Long

Take part in celebrating Black culture and history year-round in the Circle City; from the annual BUTTER Art Fair in September to Juneteenth celebrations over the summer, Madam Walker's legacy, to the myriad of Black-owned restaurants. This February, to honor Black History Month, Indy's cultural institutions gather to recognize the vibrant Black culture in the Circle City. 


Support Black-owned Businesses

Indy not only has a rich history of black culture, but a thriving black-owned business scene today. Support your favorite local shops, restaurants, artists, and entrepreneurs this month and beyond. Browse our guide of Black-owned restaurants in the city.


Reflect on Black History

From early Black settlements of the 1820s, to stops in Indianapolis along the Underground Railroad, to stories of entrepreneurial successes and resiliency, Black history played an essential role in the growth of Indianapolis.

Black-Owned Restaurants

There are plenty of places to round up some grub in Indianapolis, but these Black-owned eateries have a special place in our hearts. From…

Black History in Indy

From early black settlements of the 1820s, to stops in Indianapolis along the Underground Railroad, African Americans have played an essential role in…

Black-History Month Events in Indianapolis

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Art & Soul - We Are One, The Naptown Experience Feb 23

Indy Arts Council announces the full schedule and the four 2024 Featured Artists as part of this year’s Art & Soul, its largest public program that has kicked off Black History Month in Indianapolis since 1996 and helped expand the City’s awareness and appreciation of…


Community Connection

Indianapolis Black culture scene is thriving, and not just in our food, festivals, or history. The real measure of Black culture in Indy is the people who are out in the community, making things happen. Hear from Indy Like a Local features on their favorite places in the Circle City, read personal stories from our residents about celebrating Black culture in Indy, connect with Indy's Black leadership, and follow along with your go-to itinerary with our Trip Ideas.