Top 6 things to do in Indy this weekend

Posted at 1:28 PM, Sep 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-09 16:18:20-04

INDIANAPOLIS – Festivals and art are the highlights of events happening in the city this weekend. Here are your six top things to do in Indianapolis.

Join the arts extravaganza
If you’re in the mood to see a splash of color, or are on the hunt for art inspiration to help decorate your home, the Penrod Arts Fair is the place to be this Saturday. The fair, celebrating its 50th anniversary, will take place at the Indianapolis Museum of Art and feature more than 75 non-profit arts organizations, 300 artists and six stages of entertainment. Presale tickets are $15 online and tickets the day of the event will be $20.
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Sharpen your knife skills
Usually you visit a bed and breakfast to relax and…actually have someone else make breakfast for you. The chefs at Nestle Inn are inviting you to get your hands dirty during their hands on cooking class. From Sept. 9 - Oct. 29, the chefs will hold classes every Friday and Saturday with a different focus. The Sept. 9 class will focus on chocolates and the Sept. 10 class will focus on appetizers. Future classes include: couples cooking, soups, knife skills and vegetarian cooking. Tickets, priced at $70 per person, include all cooking materials and a $20 gift card toward a one-night stay.
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Give some TLC
With a river flowing for more than 500 miles through Central Indiana, it must be a big deal. That’s why 19 days have been dedicated to the White River, its history and future. The White River Festival will take place Sept. 9-17 at various places throughout Central Indiana to promote clean water. During the event you’ll be able to hike, participate in family science activities, river cleanups, fishing trips, tours and more. 
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Remembering 9/11
We all remember where we were on September 11, 2001. As the 15th anniversary of the tragic events approaches, the city of Indianapolis will come together at the 9/11 memorial at 421 W. Ohio Street to remember the lives lost. This free event will take place from 3:30-4:30 p.m. with a special musical tribute performed by the Wright Brothers Band.
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Create a DIY project
Instead of buying new things, you find old ones to customize into a new creation. Sound like you? Well the Indiana State Fairgrounds will be full of people just like you, so make sure you get your ticket to the Indianapolis Antique Festival this weekend. During the event, held Saturday and Sunday, you’ll find jewelry, art glass, pottery, bronzes, paintings, furniture, china, lighting, toys, collectables and more. Tickets are $8 and cover both dates.
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Beer + Food trucks
It seems like every warm weekend in Indianapolis brings beer and food trucks. Before the weather takes a turn, be sure to capitalize on one of Indy’s traditions, the Sun King CANvitational. This fourth annual event hosted by Sun King Brewery – who also just announced their expansion in the Carmel area – will provide you with samples of craft beer from award winning breweries across the country, food from local food trucks and music. The event will take place on Georgia Street from 1-5 p.m. and tickets range from $50-$75.
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