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Circle City Classic

500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225



September 24 to 25, 2021

The annual Circle City Classic weekend is a celebration of cultural excellence and educational achievement while showcasing the spirit, energy and tradition of America's historically black colleges and universities.

The Classic draws an average of 175,000 people from across the country annually to be a part of an electrifying weekend that includes a spectacular parade, pep rally, musical performances, well-known celebrities, a battle of the bands and two historically black college football teams colliding head-to-head in Lucas Oil Stadium.

One of the largest and most popular African-American sporting events in the nation, "Classic," as it is commonly referred to, presents several activities surrounding the game, which celebrate history, education, spirited competition, and community.