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For Immediate Release:
February 27, 2017

March in Downtown Indy

St. Patrick’s Day: Blarney Bash on Georgia Street, Shamrock Run and more

Get ready for the fifth annual Jiffy Lube’s Blarney Bash by iHeartMedia Friday, March 17 from 11 a.m.  - 10 p.m. on the east block of Georgia Street. Festive tents with tasty treats and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, Coors Light and Guinness will line the boardwalk. Enjoy live music from local bands The Late Show, The Doo and My Yellow Rickshaw. Tickets are available for a limited time at $7 each or four for $25.

Let the fun begin with the Shamrock 5K Beer Run Saturday, March 11 starting at 2 p.m. at Military Park. Registration is $35 until Feb. 27; $40 after.

Downtown St. Patrick’s Day events include:

All of these events are FREE.

The Rathskeller will host the 20th annual Indianapolis Downtown Irish Fest Friday, March 17 starting at noon with Irish food and live music from Brian Cunningham & The Irish Aires, The Woomblies and Zanna-Doo! Admission is FREE.

For those 21+, MyDrinkOn is hosting the 6th annual St. Pats Bar Crawl Saturday, March 18. $20 tickets include admission to venues, drink cards, drink specials, transportation, a medallion and more.

For a complete list of St. Patrick’s Day event, visit:

Big sports action looking ahead

The Big Ten Women's Basketball Tournament returns to Indianapolis and Bankers Life Fieldhouse March 1 - 5. Ticket prices range from $37.50 - $75. Come cheer on your favorite Big Ten team.

Next up is the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship First & Second Rounds. We won’t know who’s headed to Indy until selection Sunday, March 12. But we know that exciting basketball is going to happen in Bankers Life Fieldhouse March 17 & 19.  Get your tickets early to see eight of the best college basketball teams in the country compete, right in Downtown Indy.

Don’t have tickets to the game? Plan to attend FREE Open Practices Thursday, March 16. Each team will practice at Bankers Life Fieldhouse for all to watch between noon – 7:20 p.m. Don’t miss this chance to check out the best players in the nation.

The Indiana Pacers play seven times at Bankers Life Fieldhouse: March 8, 12, 15, 20, 24, 26, & 28.

Lucas Oil’s NFL Combine Experience March 2 – 5 will bring fans up close to the action like never before. Enjoy a FREE festival with interactive games, youth football clinics, player autograph sessions with NFL Legends, virtual reality sessions, and more. Registration is required for day/time to attend.

Join Indy Eleven at the 2017 Kick-off Ball in the Indianapolis Artsgarden March 11 from 8 – 11 p.m.

For the first time ever, Indiana Sports Corp, Notre Dame University and the City of Indianapolis are hosting the NCAA Fencing Championships at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum. The championships take place March 23 – 26 and tickets can be purchased at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office.

Performances and events Downtown

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra hosts several performances including An American in Paris Live with Orchestra March 3 – 5, Ravishing Rachaminoff March 4 and Mendelssohn Violin Concerto March 25.

Also check out Laughing Matters with Jay Leno March 11 and the Colts Cheerleaders Final Audition Showcase March 26 in Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Old National Centre performances include Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life March 5, AC2 Live with Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen March 10 and Broadway in Indianapolis’ Motown the Musical March 28.

The Indiana Repertory Theatre presents Stuart Little Feb. 25 – March 26, Boeing Boeing March 7– April 2 and Miranda March 28 – April 23.

IDADA First Friday Art Show: March 3 – Indiana Landmarks

Indiana Home and Garden Show: March 3 – Indiana Convention Center

Fight For Air Climb: March 4 – Salesforce Tower

Remarkable Women of Indiana: Women in Science: March 4 – Indiana State Museum

Rose Awards: March 9 – Indiana Roof Ballroom

500 Festival 6-Miler: March 11 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Midwest Outdoor Expo: March 24 – Lucas Oil Stadium

Stevie Nicks: March 29 – Bankers Life Fieldhouse