Community Events

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2023 Indiana Latino Expo

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM- 5:00 PM
Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center

The Indiana Latino Expo annual event is used to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, fully equipped with resources for the Latino community to take advantage of including consular services, a health fair, education fair, job fair, entertainment, panels, raffle prizes and so much more.


Gloves Up Guns Down Fall Brawl

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: 3:00 PM
Location: Martin University Hardin Gathertorium, 2186 North Sherman Drive

Join Indy Juneteenth Inc and Just Us Boxing, Classic Weekend, as they feature the Christamore House Boxers for the Gloves Up Guns Down Anti Gun Violence Boxing Showcase. This event is to provide an outlet for the youth and all who have been negatively impacted by gun violence.


23rd IYG Auction

Date: Saturday, September 23, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Salesforce Tower

The IYG Auction is their biggest event of the year! Join for a night of art, food, and fun you’ll never forget. The IYG Auction gives you the opportunity to purchase gorgeous works of art from local and national artists as well as products, services, and gift certificates from local businesses, all while supporting IYG and their mission of creating safer spaces for LGBTQ+ youth.

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Fiesta de la Familia: A Celebration of Latin American Cultures

Date: Sunday, Sep 24, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: 3000 North Meridian Street

Special free programming is available throughout the museum

  • Live music in the Sunburst Atrium
  • Activities showcasing folk art from different Latin American countries
  • Opportunities to meet and learn from local organizations
Free tickets are required and will be available Sept. 5.


INFORMED & TRANSFORMED: A One-Day Domestic Violence Summit

Date: Tuesday, September 26
Time: 9am - 4:30pm
Location: 3000 North Meridian Street

Explore some of the most vital topics in the violence prevention world today. FREE event with lunch & breakfast provided! There'll be multiple breakout sessions led by professionals in the field, & keynote speaker - nationally recognized Sheila Robinson-Kiss! 

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End of Summer Community Fair

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location: Reset Center | 4330N Post Rd

Join for a day of free health screenings, family activities, and community connection! All are welcome to celebrate our shared culture, strengthen family bonds, and discover local resources. Save the date, spread the word, and be a part of this exciting event!

TE’s House of Thoughts Author and Vendor Fair

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: James Whitcomb Riley School 43, 150 W. 40th St.

Día Latino de Lawrence

Date: Saturday, September 30, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: Arts for Lawrence Cultural Campus | 8920 Otis Avenue

ReImagining Gun Violence In Our Community Follow-up

Date: Monday, October 2, 2023
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Central Christian Church, 701 N Delaware
Park in the large lot across Fort Wayne Ave from the church.

In 2022, the Gun Violence Reduction Strategy (GVRS) was implemented to help reduce gun violence in partnership with the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (NICJR). Indianapolis achieved a 16% reduction in murders and 14% in non-fatal shootings. Learn more about how we as a community can work collectively to reimagine gun violence in our community.

Newfields Free First Thursday

Dates & Times:

  • Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  
  • Thursday, November 2, 2023 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
  • Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Location: Newfields, 4000 Michigan Road

Sponsored by Bank of America, General Admission is free during operating hours on the first Thursday of every month year round. Advanced ticketing is required. Tickets are available for reservation free of charge at

NAMIWalks Greater Indianapolis

Date: Saturday October 7, 2023
Time: 8 am Registration Opens - 11:30 am Walk Ends
Location: Opti-Park | 780 E. 66th St.

NAMIWalks 2023 represents a powerful chance to leave a significant mark on the local mental health landscape. Whether you're a previous participant or a new voice waiting to be heard, we're pretty sure you'll find the festivities inspired and inspiring. This year, changing the world begins at Opti-Park.#Together4MH


North Shadeland Fall Festival 2023

Date: Saturday, October 7
Time: 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Parking lot at 75th & Shadeland

North Shadeland Alliance wll have a ton of amazing vendors bringing fun activities and resources for you to enjoy and use. Balloon artists, face painters, games, treats, and local band The Toons will all be there! This event is absolutely FREE!

Family Enrichment Session

Date: Saturday, October 7, 2023
Time: 8 am-11 am
Location: First Free Will Baptist Church | 2433 Barnes Ave.

8 am - Prayer
9 am-10 am - Breakfast and Fellowship
10 am - 11 am - Community Presentation/Discussion/Activity
This session brings church and community together to discuss the important topic of Youth and Family resources in the greater Indianapolis area. The session is free and open to the public.

FREE DAY: Indigenous Peoples’ Day

Date: Monday Oct. 9
Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 West Washington Street

In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day, the Eiteljorg will offer FREE admission to all on Monday Oct. 9. Join us for cultural performances, art-making demonstrations, and in-gallery programming. For more information, visit

Commemoration Ceremony

Date: Wednesday, October 18th, 2023
Time: 6:30 PM
Location: Monument Circle

Annual Commemoration Ceremony to remember and honor victims who lost their lives due to abuse in Marion, Hamilton, Madison, Hancock, Shelby, Johnson, Monroe, Morgan, Hendricks and Boone Counties. Following the ceremony, there will be a chance to watch Monument Circle light up purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Month.

Día de Muertos Community Celebration

Date: Saturday, Oct 21
Time: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Location: Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, 500 West Washington Street

Experience Día de Muertos/Day of the Dead at the Eiteljorg with partner, Arte Mexicano en Indiana and Nopal Cultural. For more information, visit

Salute to Black Medical Heroes Youth Summit

Date: Friday, October 27
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Central Library, 40 E St Clair St

Students in grades 3 - 12 are invited to a day of activities designed to help them start thinking about a health care career by engaging with practitioners through hands-on experiences (Hands only CPR, owl pellets, Glow Germs, Jeopardy, extractions, and more!) Lunch will be provided for all participating students.

How Are the Children?

Date: Thursday, November 2, 2023
Time: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Location: Crane Bay Event Center, 551 W. Merrill St.

Join MCCOY for a fundraising & awareness event as they race into the next 30 years serving youth and families in Central Indiana. MCCOY is excited to invite partners, youth service professionals, and community members to find out once and for all: How Are the Children?


Secure storage of firearms can greatly reduce injury and death. The Marion County Youth Violence Prevention Coalition is pleased to offer firearm storage education and lock boxes at events across Indianapolis. Supplies are limited. One free lock box per household. Must be present to receive item. Recipient must be 18 or older. No ID required.

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