Another week in Indianapolis brings a lot of really cool music, art and festivals to the city. The five best urban events for the city of Indianapolis…
5. VegFest 2011 – Sponsored by the Indianapolis Vegetarian Society
I am definitely a meat eater, but I like my vegetables too. Just not nearly as much… Every year the IVS has a fundraiser and this year the Harrison Center for the Arts got involved and you have VegFest! Chefs, music, veggies, art and just a fun time to have. Go hungry, leave happy and know that you ate better than 99% of all other fairs in the USA.
4. 16th Annual Irish Fest
Who doesn’t love to hang out with the Irish? Food, drinks, fun, dancing, leprechauns, cultural exhibitions and should I say more drinking?! Personally, I’m a big fan of the music and have been to this event a few times before. Good family fun for all at this one!
3. Art Squared in Fountain Square
This Saturday you can make art, buy art, be art. Cool. Big fan of the Fountain Square arts district and this is a fair/festival that involves the entire community. Art fairs, artists all over making art and a parade at 6pm down Virginia! Get there early and because of construction, park on a side street!
2. Indy Jazz Fest
Jazz is like music to my soul and Indianapolis was one of the cities that helped the jazz movement take place in the early 1900′s. Indianapolis brings in the best modern jazz musicians in the country for this wonderful showcase of music. George Benson, Trombone Shorty and many more will be on stage.
1. ORANJE 2011
If you want a music and arts show that truly tests the limits and brings you amazing art – this is it. One of my favorite Indianapolis events each year because there is SO much to do. At any one time you can eat, drink, watch FIVE stages of music and also check out and buy art. Local and regional artists are in abundance in an old warehouse that is truly AWESOME! You will not be disappointed in any way and if you are looking for THE thing to do this weekend, hit up Oranje on Saturday.