The Weekend 5

"What are we going to do this weekend?" We have an answer for you! Each week Visit Indy publishes five can't-miss events for the upcoming weekend. Save yourself the trouble of checking back by getting The Weekend 5 sent directly to your inbox each Thursday morning.



Events update every Thursday at 10:00 am.

July 13-15, 2018

Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival

IU Health Indy Criterium Bicycle Festival

Indy’s largest bicycle festival celebrates cycling and challenges world-class and amateur riders Saturday with courses through downtown beginning and ending at Monument Circle. Visit the kids zone, shop the vendor village, watch BMX stunt shows, listen to live music, watch the VIP/Celebrity race, and ride the HandleBar. Many events are free.

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

One of the nation’s largest African-American cultural events includes 10 days of activities: employment and health fairs, film festival, cultural arts gallery, family fun zone, fashion show, celebrity basketball game, boxing, a gospel showcase, music from Stephanie Mills, After 7, Maze, Brandy, Al B. Sure!, and much more. Event costs and locations vary.

20th Annual Pet Carnival

20th Annual Pet Carnival

Do you love animals? Bring your furry, feathered, and reptilian friends to Indianapolis Veterinary Emergency Center (IVEC) on Indy’s southside Saturday for a free carnival featuring the Runamuk Disc Dogs, adoptable pets, a costume contest, a dog pie-eating contest, and the Dachshund 500. Take a tour of the facility and enjoy free popcorn, hot dogs, and lemonade.


Annie at Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre

One of the most beloved Broadway musicals, Annie is the tale of an orphan living in 1930s New York City who longs to meet her parents. She leaves the hard-knock life of the orphanage after meeting billionaire Oliver Warbucks, but what will tomorrow bring once there’s a reward for news of her real parents? Tickets start at $44, and include a buffet. The play runs through Sunday.

Movie and Concert

Movie and Concert at Garfield Park – Coco and LABi

MacAllister Amphitheater has a full evening of free, family friendly entertainment Friday. Enjoy a concert by LABi (Latin American Band of Indianapolis) before viewing Coco, a Pixar film inspired by the Mexican Day of the Dead celebration. 12-year-old Miguel is accidentally transported to the Land of the Dead and must find his way back home with help from his late relatives.




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