November welcomes a wide variety of events in Indianapolis. It’s officially starting to cool down and soon we’ll be entering the holiday season. But before that busy time of year, November in Indianapolis provides much entertainment for locals along with those visiting. Whether you’re coming to Indianapolis for business or leisure, there is a lot to do during your visit. Maybe some of these attractions will tempt you to plan a trip if you haven’t already!
Indianapolis Water Lantern Festival (Nov. 2nd)
Located in Mile Square is the Indianapolis Water Lantern Festival. The day will be filled with fun activities such as yard pong, corn hole, face painting, music, and more. As the night begins, you’ll be able to relax by the fire pits and get ready for the lantern release. The time spent by the fire is meant as a reflecting period as you write down the message for your lantern. Some will write notes to departed loved ones, make a wish, write something that has been weighing them down, or a note of thanks. The night ends with the beautiful display of water lanterns. The event starts at 4 pm.
Indy International Festival (Nov. 7th - 10th)
The Indy International Festival is the perfect opportunity for locals and visitors to experience different cultures from around the world. In every corner of the venue there is a new opportunity to travel the globe with vibrant displays of music, dance, traditional dress, food, and drink. There will be endless entertainment on the Main Stage throughout the event from all different parts of the world. The event is held at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and will be open until November 9th.
Indy Beer Mile Guided Walking Tour (Nov. 17th)
If you’re interested in learning about the city’s history while staying “hydrated” this may be the event for you. You’ll be able to sample a variety of beer, taste different plates of food, and visit different venues while learning about Indianapolis. You’ll be exploring the Mass Ave district while enjoying the crisp November air with an even crisper drink. The Indy Beer Mile Guided Walking Tour begins at 12 pm at a local brewery that was in the past a former Catholic church and will last roughly 4 hours.
The Nutcracker (Nov. 29th)
With November coming to an end, many people are ready to welcome the holiday season. What could be a better way than enjoying a holiday classic performance of The Nutcracker? Featuring the Indianapolis Ballet Orchestra and students from the Indianapolis School of Ballet, this event will provide fun and entertainment for the whole family. The first performance of the weekend will be on Friday, November 29th at 7:30 pm.
2019 Big Ten Championship Game (Dec. 7th)
I know we promised November events but we can’t contain our excitement for the 2019 Big Ten Football Championship Game. This will be the ninth annual Big Ten Football Championship Game and will determine the 2019 champion of the Big Ten Conference. Indianapolis will host the game for the 9th time at the Lucas Oil Stadium and will continue to through 2021. We can’t wait to see who the winner will be!
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