1. Cheer on your favorite teams
Head to Lucas Oil Stadium for Indy Eleven’s home opener versus FC Cincinnati March 31 at 7 p.m. Come back April 14 for a noon game. Click here for more home games.
Head to Victory Field to cheer on the Indianapolis Indians at the season opener against the Columbus Clippers April 6. The evening marks the return of the Tribe’s opening night “60 degree weather guarantee.” If the temperature at Victory Field is below 60 degrees on opening night, everyone in attendance will receive a free ticket to another April home game. Looking for a fun pre-game activity? Sun King Brewing Co. is hosting Bike to the Ballpark with Mayor Hogsett April 6 at 2 p.m.
Two of Indiana’s impressive college baseball teams, Notre Dame and Indiana University, will compete at Victory Field April 17. Cheer on your favorite team at 7 p.m.
American Ninja Warrior returns to Monument Circle April 29 & 30. Indianapolis is hosting the city qualifier and final.
2. Don’t miss Indy original events
Comic con, Indianapolis’ largest, true Comic Con returns March 30 – April 1. The convention hosts exhibitors that cater to a wide-spectrum of interests including comic books, magazines, toys, Star Wars, Star Trek, anime, manga, cosplay, artwork, sketches and apparel.
Join Downtown Indy, Inc. as we say goodbye to the winter blues and celebrate the spring season on the Canal. Head to Canal Awakens April 21 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Walk the entire Canal and visit many of the businesses that are located along the 1.5-mile stretch of water for a chance to win great prizes.
Additionally, visit Military Park April 21 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the Earth Day Indiana Festival. The festival highlights more than 125 environmental nonprofits, companies and groups. Don’t forget your running shoes to take part in the Earth Day Indiana Recycle Run starting at noon.
Celebrate Arbor Day and get a FREE tree April 27 on Monument Circle beginning at 11 a.m. Visitors will receive free pizza on Indy Free Tree day along with more knowledge about the impact trees have on the environment.
3. Get up and get active
On April 7, Restored Inc. is hosting a 5K run/walk to raise awareness and provide services for victims of sex trafficking and exploitation. The race begins at the National Institute for Fitness and Sport and continues along the Downtown Indy Canal.
The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure comes Downtown April 28 at Military Park. The day will include opening ceremonies, the annual Pink Parade of breast cancer survivors, a 5K timed competitive run, a 5K non-competitive run/walk, a one-mile family walk, Kids’ Dash and Activity Zone.
Run and receive a complimentary bloody Mary, mimosa or beer while you enjoy a full Sunday brunch after participating in The Naked Monkey Brunch Run 5k. Each race takes a unique route through Downtown after beginning and ending at the Rathskeller at the Athenaeum April 22.
4. Cultivate creativity
Get a peek behind the scenes and visit the Raymond James Stutz Artists Open House, celebrating 25 years, April 27 & 28. See the art and have one-on-one time with each artist while enjoying signature cocktails accompanied by live music April 26 at the Stutz Artists Preview Event.
Watch as artists, both human and animal, transform canvases into incredible works of art April 21 at the Indianapolis Zoo during Naturally Inspired Paint Out Day. See these works up close through August in the Schaefer Rotunda at White River Gardens.
Celebrate the third annual Hoosier Women at Work Conference with Harrison Center’s “Bubbling Over.” Join the artist reception Friday, April 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. The bubble-like forms displayed in the oil landscapes gives April Willy’s work an element of abstraction. Witness her talent through April 27.
5. Be entertained by Indy’s hottest shows
Whoopi Goldberg, comes to Hilbert Circle Theatre April 14 for Laughing Matters. Laugh the night away knowing all proceeds will benefit the Cancer Support Community Central Indiana.
IMAX is partnering with the Reel West exhibit for your chance to witness Western film classics such as “the Good, the Bad and the Ugly,” “Westworld” and “No Country for Old Men.” Watch as gunslingers, outlaws, hunters and more take on the Wild West on the largest screen in the state with the first movie showing April 11.
Be awed as local actors perform Looking Over the President’s Shoulder through May 6 at the Indiana Repertory Theatre. If you are searching for comedic relief, watch as a play goes hilariously wrong in Noises Off beginning April 24.