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Top 10 Events & Activities To Safely Do In Downtown Indianapolis!

It’s time to come Back Downtown, Indy! Downtown Indy’s restaurants, retailers, and attractions need us – until larger numbers of visitors and workers return. Not sure what events and activities you can safely participate in downtown this fall? Here’s a list of 10 ideas for you to safely shop, dine, and play #BackDowntownIndy.

1. Monster MASKarade at The Children’s Museum

What: Never fear, Halloween is still here! The Children’s Museum Guild is making sure you and your family get to safely experience all the Halloween festivities this season with Monster MASKarade, outdoors in the Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience. More info here.

When: Fridays and Saturdays in October

2. Indycar Harvest GP & Indianapolis 8 Hour Race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

What: Calling all race fans.. You won’t want to miss these three races! More info here.

When: Friday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 4

3. Brewfari at the Indianapolis Zoo

What: Enjoy brews, music, animals, and Halloween-themed activities at this adults-only evening at the Indianapolis Zoo. More info here.

When: Saturday, Oct. 3

4. ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo

What: Grab the whole family for a fun family experience at ZooBoo at the Indianapolis Zoo, including Halloween activities, animals, pumpkins, costumes, trick-or-treating, and a live DJ! More info here.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Nov. 1

5. MotoAmerica Superbikes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

What: Welcome back motorcycle racing to the IMS for the first time since 2015! More info here.

When: Friday, Oct. 9 – Sunday, Oct. 11

6. The Links at Victory Field

What: Ever wanted to hit a ball at Victory Field?! Well now you can.. with a golf ball! Practice your swing, enjoy drinks and snacks, and win prizes at The Links at Victory Field. More info here.

When: Thursday, Oct. 15 – Saturday, Oct. 17

7. Arts Market on the Circle

What: Check out unique creations from 20 arts and crafters at the Arts Market on the Circle. More info here. 

When: Thursday, Oct. 15

8. Monster Mash – Trick or Treat on Mass Ave

What: Dress up those little ones because it’s trick-or-treating time on Mass Ave! Enjoy trick-or-treating and dinner on Mass Ave. More info here.

When: Sunday, Oct. 25

9. Weird Science After Dark at The Children’s Museum

What: You’re never too old for the Children’s Museum! If you’re 21+ enjoy select exhibits at the museum with a drink in your hand. More info here. 

When: Friday, Nov. 6

10. CNO Financial Indianapolis Monumental Marathon (Virtual)

What: There’s never been a better time to run a marathon! With the CNO Financial Indianapolis Virtual Monumental Marathon, all you have to do is run a total of 26.2 miles over the month. More info here.

When: Sunday, Nov. 1 – Monday, Nov. 30

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New Event: Marathon in a Month! Have you ever wanted to run a marathon, but thought you might not be able to finish or have the time to train properly? Now is your chance! Register for our virtual “Marathon in a Month” race category and join us in celebrating health and fitness in 2020! By competing in this challenge, you will have the opportunity to participate at your leisure during the month of November by customizing the distance you run at any given time. Simply run at least a TOTAL of 26.2 miles during the month, submit your results in your new Beyond Monumental account (more info to be released soon) and see how you stack up against the competition! More information at the link in the bio!

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Let’s support Indy businesses by coming back downtown for these events, food, and drinks! Head over to Downtown Indy to keep up with the latest events, news, weekly progress updates, and more!

Need another reason to get #BackDowntownIndy?! Register here to win a prize pack that can include hotel, restaurant, or event certificates in Indy!

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