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For Immediate Release:
March 29, 2017

Celebrate spring in Downtown Indy

Workforce Week

To show support and celebrate Downtown’s talented employees, Downtown Indy, Inc. is hosting Workforce Week April 24 - 28. This spirited appreciation week will feature pats-on-the-back, fun team-building events, community celebrations and more. Check out the schedule for all events and happenings.

  • Monday, April 24: MONDAY FUN DAY

Stop Monument Circle for a lunch-hour carnival/pep rally from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Festivities include a pep band, sports teams engagement and dunk tanks featuring local personalities, CEOs and other surprise ‘dunkees.’

  • Tuesday, April 25: TASTY TUESDAY

Take advantage of meal deals and discounts at several Downtown establishments. Show a Downtown business card, ID badge or nametag to participate.


Get outside and enjoy fun, healthy activities with coworkers. Head to Georgia Street for the first Workout Wednesday of 2017 from noon - 12:45 p.m. Register for Downtown Indy, Inc.'s inaugural Victory Lap 5K run/walk on the Downtown Canal Walk. This non-competitive event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. Registration opens April 3 and is $20.


Attend Downtown Indy, Inc.'s annual meeting and the State of Downtown from 4 - 6 p.m. at Union Station. Hear from keynote Aaron Renn, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research and contributing editor for City Journal. A panel of local leaders will follow with reflection and response.

Admission is free for DII members; $20 for non-members.

  • Friday, April 28: FAST FRIDAY

Enter your company in the second annual HandleBar Hot Lap on Monument Circle. 48 teams will compete in a company versus company race around the Circle on the infamous pedal bar. First rounds start at 11 a.m. narrowing down the field by 1 p.m. The final competition takes place from 4 - 6 p.m. The cost is $250 per team benefitting Downtown beautification.

Spring sports

Pack “The Mike” for Indy Eleven’s home opener versus Puerto Rico FC April 1 at 3 p.m. at IUPUI’s Michael A. Carroll Stadium.

The Pacers finish out the season with three games on April 4, 6 and 12.

Head to Victory Field to cheer on the Indianapolis Indians at the 2017 season opener against the Toledo Mud Hens 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 of their choice. Looking for a fun pre-game activity? Sun King Brewing Co. is hosting Bike to the Ballpark April 6 at 4 p.m.  


Georgia Street action 

Workout Wednesday returns April 26 during Workforce Week. Join Downtown Indy, Inc. and the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis from 12 – 12:45 p.m. for a free lunch-hour sweat session every Wednesday through August. Also, be on the lookout for Food Truck Fridays returning in May.

Notable festivals

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 22 from 3 - 6 p.m. Walk the entire Canal and visit many of the businesses that are located along the two-mile stretch of water. 

April 14 marks the return of the Indiana Comic Con, Indianapolis’ largest, true comic con. 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.

Hop over to the Indianapolis Cultural Trail for an Egg-Stravaganza Easter egg hunt on April 15. 5,000 eggs will be hidden along the 8-mile trail with prizes and promotions to be found.

Visit Military Park on April 22 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. for the Earth Day Indiana Festival. The festival highlights over 125 environmental nonprofits, companies and groups. Don’t forget your running shoes to take part in the Earth Day Indiana Recycle Run.

Races and runs

On April 1, 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.

Rock for Riley brings the third annual Run for Riley, a 5K run and 1 mile run/walk benefiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Riley Hospital for Children. The race begins at the Indiana State Museum lawn April 15.

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure comes to Downtown Indy April 29 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.