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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.