As the temperatures sink, you relish the opportunity to put on your favorite pair of jeans and a sweatshirt. You decided on a Halloween costume months ago. The kickoff to the NFL and NBA seasons mean it's time to cheer. You find the smell of pumpkin spice intoxicating.

This is the time of year to soak up your favorite season. This is fall.


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Holler on the Hill

Americana Music Festival

  • Featuring 30 bands including critically acclaimed six-piece soul outfit St. Paul & The Broken Bones and emerging indie-rock band Moon Taxi 
  • Two-day music festival in historic Garfield Park on September 22 & 23
  • Tickets start at $48 (single day) and $75 (weekend pass)
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Day of the Dead Celebration

Eiteljorg Museum

  • Enjoy a Catrina parade and shop at the Mercado
  • Free museum admission on October 27
  • Watch performances, create art, and check out ofrendas
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Indianapolis Zoo

  • Fall is one of the best times to visit the Zoo with the animals out and active in mild temperatures
  • Enjoy Halloween-themed Dolphin Adventure presentations and animal chats throughout the celebration
  • The little ones are encouraged to dress up in their favorite wild costumes
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Colts Season is Here

Tailgate in Downtown Indy

  • Join the sea of blue on Georgia Street before every home game
  • Tailgate at any of our downtown sports bars or check out the live entertainment on the outdoor stage
  • Get your tickets and cheer on the Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium
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Red Bull Air Race

Soar to New Heights at IMS

  • The world's most elite pilots race in the skies above the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) on October 6-7
  • This race at IMS is the season finale
  • An aviation tradition is reignited: the very first race at IMS was a hot air balloon race
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Haunted House

The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis

  • The Children’s Museum Guild’s 55th annual Haunted House is the longest, continually running haunted house in the United States
  • The Haunted House offers IPL's Lights-On Hours (for children who scare easily) and Frightening Hours (lights off)
  • Mark your calendar for a visit October 11-31
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Fall Festivals in Indy

Fall brings a lot of great things, but festival season tops the list. Beer lovers will cheer Sun King's CANvitational, Circle City Classic returns to Lucas Oil Stadium, Irish Fest turns Military Park green, and you can dig out your lederhosen for Germanfest at the Athenaeum. Get out your calendar and make a date with Indy's incredible lineup of fall festivals.

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Indiana Pacers

Blue Collar Gold Swagger

  • Get the thrill of pro basketball with the NBA Indiana Pacers
  • Single tickets are available, as well as a variety of multi-game packages
  • Pacers Kids Club Program offers $1 tickets to 6 pacers games (kids 14 & under)
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Hotel Broad Ripple


  • It’s small and personal, with just nine rooms nestled in Broad Ripple overlooking the Monon Trail
  • Each room has its own distinctive design and furnishings
  • Perfect porch for enjoying your morning coffee
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Conner Prairie

Get Lost at Conner Prairie

  • Find your way through the 11-acre maze of corn-lined trails with twists, turns, and even dead ends
  • There are three paths: a shorter, easier maze for younger children, and two longer, more challenging ones for older kids and adults
  • While adventuring in the mazes is not designed to scare, be sure to catch a night when the Headless Horseman rides for maximum chills 
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Go Ape! Treetop Adventure

Practice Your Tarzan Yell

  • Swing through the treetops at Eagle Creek Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the country
  • This course isn’t just zip lines - also enjoy rope ladders, 39 crossings such as the Log Balance, Flying Carpet, Tic Tac Toe, and two Tarzan swings
  • The staff will prep and train you for your treetop adventure
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Indy Coffeehouses

Get your pumpkin-spiced everything

Get your caffeine buzz at one of our local coffeehouses. Sitting down over a cup of java is an ideal way to discover neighborhoods and intersect with local culture. From Calvin Fletcher's in Fletcher Place to Coat Check in the Mass Ave District, grab a cup and drink up in the city.



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Watch the foliage change with the season

The air is shifting from humid to crisp, and it won’t be long until reds, oranges, and yellows paint the city's parks and outdoor spaces. From Crown Hill Cemetery to Eagle Creek Park to the grounds at Newfields, here are our favorite spots to watch the changing leaves in Indy.

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