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.

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Events update every Thursday at 10:00 am.

September 13-15, 2019

Indy Jazz Fest

Indy Jazz Fest

The original American music is mellow, earthy, soulful, fast, hard-hitting, smooth, and atonal, sometimes all in the same song. Indy celebrates a rich, local history of jazz through September 21 with performances around the city including Bill Frisell, Emmet Cohen, Arturo Sandoval, and Cyrill Aimee. It all culminates in a block party with 12 bands. Ticket prices vary.

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Indy Irish Fest

Indy Irish Fest

The luck of the Irish rains down on Military Park through Sunday. The 24th annual celebration of Irish heritage features food, drinks, sports, vendors, cultural displays, children’s activities, and four stages of entertainment with live music and step dancing. Join the shenanigans with your whole family. Admission is $12 and up. Sláinte!

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Festival of Machines

Festival of Machines at Conner Prairie

It’s a little vintage, a little modern, and all mechanical. Machines keep things moving this weekend: collectible cars, aircraft, tractors, steam engines, fire trucks, and more are available for up-close inspection, and you can’t beat the amount of hands-on experiences. Also meet Butch Patrick of TV’s The Munsters! The festival is included with general admission of $13 and up.

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Monument Circle  Oktoberfest

Monument Circle Oktoberfest

Prost! Tis the season to welcome autumn with traditional German galas and this free party Friday comes with all the trimmings: sausages, sauerkraut, pretzels, beer, wine, and PolkaBoy! Even if you don’t know your damen from your herren, you’ll find yourself dancing to the Beer Barrel Polka.

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Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra - Opening Night Gala

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra – Opening Night Gala

Get ready for a glamorous night as the ISO opens its 2019-2020 season Saturday at Hilbert Circle Theatre. Music Director Krzysztof Urbanski conducts the orchestra and child prodigy pianist/violinist/composer Alma Deutscher. 14-year-old Deutscher has performed with orchestras throughout the world and composed her first piano sonata at age 6. Tickets are $35 and up.

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