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2018: A Look Ahead

DECEMBER 27, 2017 • MORGAN SNYDER
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.
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Year in Review: Indy in the News

DECEMBER 5, 2017 • MORGAN SNYDER
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):
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Insider Tips to Circle of Lights

NOVEMBER 20, 2017 • DAWN OLSEN
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.
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Small Business Saturday

NOVEMBER 18, 2017 • MIKE GILLIS
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.
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PASIC 2017 Preview

NOVEMBER 6, 2017 • CHRISTINE ZETZL
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.
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Hollywood Legend Rob Reiner to Visit Indy for Heartland Film Festival

OCTOBER 11, 2017 • SETH JOHNSON
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.
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Celebrating 100 Years of Central Library

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 • CHI SHERMAN
Central Library turns 100 on October 7 and they're throwing one heck of a party!
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9th Annual IUPUI Regatta

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 • MIKE GILLIS
A carnival-esk celebration, see more than 10,000 people on the canal watching live performances, eating, and shopping in a marketplace, or participating in the family fun and contest!
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Portraits of Our City

AUGUST 2, 2017 • CLARE LEONARD
Discover the soul of our city and take part in a dialogue on what a portrait can reveal about a person’s hopes, fears, and memories. In turn, discuss what these things tell us about Indianapolis.
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Fountain Square Music Festival Returns in Grand Fashion

JULY 17, 2017 • SETH JOHNSON
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.
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Two New Exhibits Come to The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

JUNE 15, 2017 • SETH JOHNSON
The world’s largest children’s museum is about to get a little better this summer. Two new exhibits open this weekend: American POP and DANCE!
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10 Magical Monument Circle Instagrams

MAY 15, 2017 • CHRISTINE ZETZL
On this day in 1902 the Soldiers and Sailors Monument was dedicated. Check out ten Instagrams featuring one of Indy's most photographed spots.
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Inaugural (Coffee) Indianapolis Cup

APRIL 11, 2017 • SETH JOHNSON
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.
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Spring Blooms at the IMA

APRIL 6, 2017 • KATY MANN
Now, with nearly a quarter of a million spring bulbs in bloom, the fireworks of color and fragrance draw art enthusiasts, nature lovers, and gardeners to the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
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11 Instagrammable Views in Indy

MARCH 26, 2017 • DAWN OLSEN
While Lucas Oil Stadium and the Indianapolis Museum of Art are among the most photographed places in Indy, the Insta-love doesn’t stop there. Here are 11 picturesque places worthy of an upload.
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Five Spots to Digital Detox in Indy

MARCH 17, 2017 • CHERIE LOWE
The Circle City is filled with plenty of places where you can lose yourself inside of a page turner. When you visit, don’t miss these five great reading spots in Indy.
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Cheers to Vonnegut with Hotel Tango

MARCH 1, 2017 • SETH JOHNSON
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.
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Celebration of Black History Concert 

FEBRUARY 20, 2017 • CHI SHERMAN
We’re about halfway through Black History Month and hope you’ve been able to take advantage of some of the great artistic events happening around the city. There’s still plenty of time to soak up some African-American culture, especially if you’re a fan of classical music.
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Five Ways to Celebrate Presidents’ Day

FEBRUARY 16, 2017 • DAWN OLSEN
Have the day off in honor of Presidents’ Day? Take the opportunity to plan a family fun day. Many of the city’s museums will remain open, giving you and the kiddos the chance to discover Indiana’s presidential heritage.
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Beer and Ballet III Preview

FEBRUARY 7, 2017 • SETH JOHNSON
On February 10 and 11, Beer and Ballet III will take over the Basile Theatre at the historic Athenaeum. This year, the performance includes excerpts from the classic La Bayadère.

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