Celebrate YOU over this long weekend! As we unofficially say goodbye to summer, Downtown is the perfect destination for Labor Day weekend festivities.

1. Indy LaborFest

Enjoy live music, food and beverages at the FREE Indy LaborFest on Georgia Street Saturday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Adults can visit the beer garden while young ones will enjoy the Kid’s Zone complete with bounce houses, a zip line, big slide, games and more. New this year, register in advance for the LaborFest Double Elimination Cornhole Tournament with a chance to win $1,000.

2. Harry Potter Wizards Unite Fan Festival

Head to White River State Park Aug. 31 & Sept. 1 for the first Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Fan Festival presented by Niantic, Inc. and WB Games. Witches and Wizards in attendance will be able to participate in exclusive in-game activities and discover never-before-seen oddities. Attendees will discover Dragons for the first time ever while participating in unique Special Assignments to be unveiled at the event. Register in-app to purchase tickets.

3. An Evening at the Mac with American English: Beatles Tribute

Summer’s ending, so “Come Together” and “Let It Be” dancing in “Strawberry Fields Forever.” Well, you get the idea! Head to Garfield Park’s MacAllister Amphitheatre Sunday, Sept. 1 for a free Beatles Tribute featuring American English. The show begins at 7:30 p.m. and concludes with a spectacular fireworks show. “That’ll be the Day” you remember all fall.

4. Indians final game & Mayor’s International Futsal Cup

The Indianapolis Indians finish the season at Victory Field Aug. 31 against Columbus with postgame fireworks. Next, cheer on 32 teams representing 32 counties competing over the course of three days Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 in the largest adult futsal tournament in the US. Grab some friends to watch this competitive Futsal Cup and support your county.

5. Indiana ComicCon

If you love comic books, art and pop-culture, the Indiana Comic Convention is for you. Head to the Indiana Convention Center Aug. 30 – Sept. 1 for hundreds of exhibitors, cosplay, apparel, comicdom-related celebrities and more. Get actor autographs from Guardians of the Galaxy, Hellboy, Star Trek, Power Rangers and many others.

6. Devour Indy Summerfest

Steak, burgers and pasta, oh my! Enjoy Devour Indy through Sept. 1. Try three-course, value-priced meals at 55 Downtown restaurants including Bluebeard, BRU Burger Bar, Burger Study, Conner’s Kitchen, Harry and Izzy’s, Hedge Row, High Velocity, Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, Iozzo’s Garden of Italy, Livery, Mesh, Morton’s, OP Italian, Prime 47, Rathskeller, Repeal, Rooster’s Kitchen, Ruth’s Chris, Skyline Club, St. Elmo’s, Union 50, Vida, Weber Grill and more.

 

Jennifer Hanson

Jennifer Hanson

Senior Director of Communications, Downtown Indy, Inc.