Indianapolis this week welcomed the Sweets & Snacks Expo at the Indiana Convention Center—its first major trade show since March 2020. John Downs, chief of the organization that organizes the event, said he’d like to see it return to Indianapolis in the future.
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The annual fireworks show has new organizers and a different launch site. The 36-story Regions Tower had been the launch site since the 1970s, but can no longer be used.
In a push to bring more revenue to Indianapolis restaurants as they recover from the pandemic, Downtown Indy Inc. is introducing a new event on Monument Circle.
The new, higher cap won’t change the attendance limits at the Indianapolis 500 on May 30, according to Marion County Public Health Department Director Dr. Virginia Caine.
Gov. Eric Holcomb, former Vice President Mike Pence and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett were among those who spoke Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in a ceremony to remember the eight people killed in a mass shooting at a FedEx warehouse.
The free event is scheduled from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and is open to the public. A full program and list of speakers have not been confirmed, but interfaith leaders and lawmakers at the local, state and federal levels have been invited, event organizers said.
The Zionsville Chamber of Commerce is hosting its first “Get Married in Zionsville” bridal show, featuring more than 40 local florists, musicians, bakeries and other vendors on April 17.
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Events will include a concert series at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater, a farmer’s market, 5K walk/run, car and art show, street fair, parade and fireworks.
Tickets for many of the early game have sold out, although there are still seats available for games at Lucas Oil Stadium, where capacity is the largest. For other venues, tickets on some of the bigger resale web sites were being advertised for more than $250. Most were less.
A typical PRI Show brings upwards of 67,000 people to Indianapolis and generates an economic impact of $65 million, making it one of the city’s largest annual events.
The multi-genre popular culture convention is slated for July 9-11 at the Indiana Convention Center with a full lineup, organizers announced Tuesday.
This New Year’s Eve is being celebrated like no other, with pandemic restrictions limiting crowds and many people bidding farewell to a year they’d prefer to forget.
Officials are hopeful new virus cases won’t ruin plans to host two dozen events in the first quarter of 2021—including efforts to bring the full NCAA men’s basketball tournament here.
Jeff Korzenik, chief investment strategist at Fifth Third Bank, said Thursday that homeowners and businesses have become more interested in locating in suburbs and mid-sized cities—a trend that could benefit the Indianapolis area.
The city of Indianapolis is turning 200 and, although the pandemic has altered some plans, celebrations are underway and residents have plenty of opportunities to engage.
The pandemic hasn’t stopped all hospitality business in Indianapolis. Nearly 40,000 people have visited downtown since the beginning of July for events at the Indiana Convention Center or at major hotels.
The operators of the Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza event center are considering building a $15 million venue in downtown Indianapolis to replace the one Kite Realty Group plans to turn into rubble as part of its massive redevelopment of the plaza.
The two winter attractions drew more than 300,000 people to the northern Indianapolis suburb over a four-month period last winter, the city said.
Firms that specialize in making conferences, fundraisers and other events memorable and financially successful must pivot on a dime to stay relevant in the coronavirus era.