When Condé Nast Traveler said we’re one of ‘6 US Cities to Watch in 2017’, they were right. And keep watching, my fellow travelers, because 2018 will be nonstop fun.
Here’s a quick look at what I’m most excited about in 2018.
Not only did Indy rack up top accolades like “Best Places to Travel in 2017” from powerhouse travel authorities like Travel + Leisure, but Indy’s story on our growing food scene, attractive niche neighborhoods, impressive trail scene and our top-tier family friendly destinations grabbed the attention of media from around the country. Here’s our top ten list of articles you may have seen about our favorite city from this past year (consider this our humble brag and reason for you to read them one more time):
This Friday, more than 100,000 people will head to Monument Circle for the annual Circle of Lights celebration. Plan on attending? Here are some tips and tricks to help you make the most of your evening downtown.
Indy has a community of people who support everything local – restaurants, retail stores, breweries, food trucks, and more. This Saturday, November 25 aims to extend that community and encourage all to Shop Small and Shop Local.
Hosted every year by the Percussive Arts Society, PASIC will take over the city from Nov. 8-11, offering over 100 concerts, clinics, master classes, labs, workshops, panels, and presentations given by the finest artists from all over the world.
Running from Oct. 12-22, the 26th annual Heartland International Film Festival will feature a record 213 films from 104 countries, with $100,000 in cash prizes being awarded across multiple categories.
Slated for October 6-7, the two-day music festival and immersive experience event will feature groundbreaking artists and local cuisine in historic Fountain Square. With a new, re-imagined format, the 2017 Fountain Square Music Festival (FSMF) will allow artists and audiences to converge, thanks to immersive visual art experiences.
On May 6, the Inaugural Indianapolis Cup will arrive at Garfield Park’s Tube Factory artspace. Organized by Indianapolis’ own Tinker Coffee Co., the Indianapolis Cup is equal parts coffee cupping, coffee festival, and straight-up block party, with a slew of interactive coffee presentations going on throughout the day.
2017 marks 10 years since Vonnegut passed away, and Visit Indy is celebrating with a “Cheers to Vonnegut” campaign. As a part of this campaign, 11 bartenders in the city have created Vonnegut-inspired cocktails to be featured on their respective menus for six weeks throughout winter and spring. This week I clinked glasses with Ethan Rogers at Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery.