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"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.

September 15-17, 2017

Indy Jazz Fest

Indy Jazz Fest

Celebrate this original American music through September 23 as more than 50 bands perform at venues around Indy. The lineup includes the best international, local, and student entertainers and their unique approaches to the mellow, soulful, hard-hitting, smooth, eternally hip jazz style. Ticket prices vary by show and venue. Pictured: Grammy-winning artist Kirk Whalum.

Indy Tenderloin Week

Indy Tenderloin Week

What could be more Hoosier than a week of delicious tenderloins? Get ’em grilled, breaded, or fried at more than 30 area restaurants through Sunday, and pay just $4! As you enjoy your tenderloin tour of the city, know that it’s for a good cause: 20% of all profits will be given directly to Second Helpings, dedicated to feeding the hungry and training adults for culinary careers.

Indianapolis Wine Festival

Indianapolis Wine Festival at Pan Am Pavilion

“Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup.” Sample nearly 200 wines Friday-Saturday, learn from experts leading seminars and demonstrations, eat signature dishes from local restaurants, and enjoy live music from dosEdois and Karma. Tickets start at $30 for sampling, and are $15 for designated drivers. Those under 21 are free with a paid adult.

Festival of Machines

Festival of Machines at Conner Prairie

If it’s mechanical, it’s on display this weekend. See vintage cars, drive a go-kart, get your wings with helicopters or RC aircraft, and marvel at the power of steam engines, fire trucks, antique tractors, and other farm equipment. Also take a glimpse into the future of transportation with Cummins, BlueIndy, hovercrafts, robots, and more. Included with general admission of $12-$17.

Third Anniversary Bash

Third Anniversary Bash

Indiana’s first artisan distillery, Hotel Tango, celebrates three years of creating handcrafted spirits in the Fletcher Place neighborhood with a party Saturday. Come celebrate with specialty cocktails, bottles signed by founder Travis Barnes, food trucks (Gomez BBQ, Vegessaurus), and live music from Nicholas Johnson and the Unrefined. Admission is free.





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