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Indy’s love for cars and racing is undeniable, which is why this annual event is such a perfect fit. More than 2,500 vehicles roll across the auction block through July 18. Memorabilia and road art are also up for bids. Highlights include a ’67 Corvette L88 convertible, ’47 Deidt-Offenhauser that won the 1949 Indy 500, and ’65 Shelby GT350R prototype. Tickets are $20 and up.
The Indianapolis Zoo’s Bicentennial Pavilion is the place to eat, drink, dance, and be merry this month. Each Friday, catch a live band, specialty food, a full bar (for those 21 and over), and animals on exhibit until 7 pm. This Friday’s band is Cruise Control, playing yacht rock and dance hits. The featured food is street tacos. Zoolapalooza is included with regular zoo admission.
Hot weather makes cooling off mandatory, so safely celebrate National Ice Cream Month Friday with a drive-thru/walk-up social. Make a donation, choose a frozen treat, and pull up a patch of lawn in center field to feast in style. All proceeds will benefit Second Helpings. Treats include ice cream sandwiches, fudge bars, drumsticks, strawberry cheesecake sandwiches, and more.
Miss live music and tailgating? How about a new take on those classic activities? Watch on LED screens while enjoying your own private tailgate zone. Settle in for a smooth set Friday with Yacht Rock Revue, Saturday’s show with Jon Pardi will have you up all night, and Brad Paisley closes the weekend Sunday with a little mud on the tires. A $150 ticket admits one vehicle.
Regular season play for the Boys in Blue resumes at home this Saturday. The match at Lucas Oil Stadium against Saint Louis FC is a welcome return to competition for fans and teams alike. Regional rivalries are the focus of the battle for the Eastern Conference playoff field. Due to health and safety concerns, a limited number of fans may attend. Tickets start at $16.