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Downtown Indy's End of Summer Bucket List

Category Downtown Vibe

As July flies by and the summer rounds out, Downtown is the perfect place to check off your last bucket list items of the season! Whether you crave the energy of a concert or the stillness of a movie night on the lawn, Downtown Indy, Inc.’s favorites are here to deliver! Here are our stand-outs in upcoming movie nights, festivals and event series to fill your last weeks of summer with the best before it’s in the rearview mirror.

Movie Nights 

Thursdays on the Mall 

From your backyard to Indy’s: gather on the American Legion Mall for its film series finale featuring “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”! Don’t forget to stop by the food trucks, grab a refreshing brew from Sun King, secure plenty of popcorn and play free games all throughout the event!

August 4 | 7-11 pm | 700 North Pennsylvania Street

James Bond Through the Years at the IMAX Theater

Experience the biggest screen in Indiana at the IMAX Theater for the kick-off of the James Bond Summer Film Series! Follow the storyline of James Bond through the years as different award-winning actors take on the role each week. Watch Oscar-winning Sean Connery in “Goldfinger” this Monday! 

July 25 | 6:30 pm | 650 West Washington Street

Fairs, Festivals and Fun

Indiana State Fair 

Booming with Hoosier spirit and tradition, the Indiana State Fair is back for another year of fun. For 17 days starting on July 29, the fair hosts 750,000 people for rides, games, animals, goat yoga, food and the Indiana Beer, Wine & Spirits expo. “Celebrating Indiana's Automotive Excellence” is this year’s theme and is sure to captivate vehicle enthusiasts alike.

July 29 - August 21 | 1202 East 38th Street

Indy Chicken & Beer Festival

More chicken, more beer, more fun – what a combination! The Indy Chicken & Beer Festival on Monument Circle brings people together as 30+ restaurants and brewers bring their best tastes of wings, hot chicken and craft beers to impress the crowd. 

August 6 | 2-7 pm | 1 Monument Circle

What’s ahead at TCU Amphitheater

July 25: Zach Bryan 

July 26: Big Time Rush: Forever Tour with Spenser Sutherland

August 5: Goo Goo Dolls with Blue October

August 8: LANY: Summer Forever Tour

Last Chance 

Don’t miss your last chance to catch these thriving series before they wrap up for the summer! From Rise ‘n Roll with Java House to Easley Winery’s Groovin’ in the Garden, these series have brought tons of people Downtown for the summer. Enjoy the excitement for yourself in these last few weeks! 

Rise ‘n Roll with Java House on the Circle 

Need a morning pick-me-up to get through the week? Come to Monument Circle every Wednesday morning in July from 7 to 11 am for coffee and donuts with Rise ‘n Roll and Java House. Support Indy’s favorite local businesses right in the heart of Downtown! 

July 20 & 27 | 7-11 am | 1 Monument Circle

Groovin’ in the Garden at Easley Winery 

Groove on over to Easley Winery’s winegarden for its summer series offering live music, wine specials and wine slushies. With just two weeks left in the series, don’t miss the talented musicians which will activate the outdoor space including Two For The Show, a 60s and 70s Pop/Rock duo on July 23, and Island Breeze, a steel drum band on July 30. You just can’t go wrong with free live music, wine and gathering with the ones you love!

July 23 & July 30 | 2-5 pm | 205 North College Avenue

Case of the Mondays at Pivot Bar & Balcony

We’ve all been there: getting back into a routine after a packed weekend is always a challenge. Come cure your Monday blues at Pivot Bar & Balcony’s Case of the Mondays, offering craft cocktails, Sun King beer specials, appetizers and live music with views of the city and Gainbridge Fieldhouse from the second-floor balcony. Don’t miss your chance to experience this Monday spectacle which concludes on August 29.

July 25 - August 29 | 5-7 pm | 130 South Pennsylvania Street

Live at the Orange Bridge

Friday night is the time to sit back, relax and unwind after a long week – Live at the Orange Bridge is the perfect event for just that! With the last night of the summer series on July 29, catch local musicians perform by the canal for a casual and fun evening.

July 22 & July 29 | 6-8 pm | Walnut Street/Orange Bridge at Downtown Canal

"The summer night is like a perfection of thought."

-Wallace Stevens

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