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6 things to do around Indy this weekend

Posted at 1:21 PM, Sep 11, 2015

It may be cooling down temperature-wise, but there are still plenty of events to get out and enjoy this weekend. 

Here's a list of six great options:


When: September 12

Where: Pan Am Plaza and on the 100 block of Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis

The 3rd annual Sun King CANvitational brings together craft breweries from around the country who can. There will be live music, local food trucks and of course, craft beer samples. During its inaugural year, Sun King welcomed 31 breweries to the event. This year 45 breweries will take part. The brewery also expects a jump in attendance. Last year about 2,000 people showed up and Sun King is expecting 4,000 this year.

The event is for anyone 21 and older. General admission tickets are $50 through the end of Friday and jump to $60 on Saturday. Those tickets will get you in from 1-5 p.m. The early entry tickets get you in at noon and are $75. If you're the designated driver for the day and are not planning on sampling any beer, you can get a ticket for $10. 

For more information, click here.

Tipton County Pork Festival 

When: September 10-12

Where: Courthouse Square (Tipton, Indiana) 

The festival started in 1969, when spouses of local pork producers thought it would be a good idea to make pork chops and hold a festival to promote the product. 46 years later, the festival includes music, arts and crafts, a parade and food. 

For more information, click here.


When: September 10-13

Where: German Park, located at 8602 S. Meridian St. 

The 41st annual Oktoberfest features entertainment, drinks, and food. 

Admission is $5.00. Children 12 and under can get in for free. Members of any German organization can also get in free, with a membership card. 

For more information, click here.

French Market Festival 

When: September 12

Where: St. John of Arc Catholic Church, 4217 Central Ave.

This is the festival's 25th year. The event is free and great for kids! There will be French food, family entertainment, live music, raffles, and games for kids. 

For more information, click here.

Penrod Arts Fair

When: September 12

Where: Indianapolis Museum of Art 

The 49th annual Penroad Arts Fair features over 300 artists, six entertainment stages, 50 arts-related non-profit organizations and a kid's area. There is also an Indiana Craft Beer Garden. Advanced tickets are $15. Tickets are $20 on Saturday. 

For more information, click here.

Indy Jazz Fest 

When: September 11-19 

Where: Various locations 

Indy Jazz Fest is 10 days of concerts, classes, and panel discussions. The event is a year-long project for the non-profit Indianapolis Jazz Foundation. Ticket prices vary. 

For more information, click here.