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Pre-register for events and save your seat! This year, free Festival events have Eventbrite pages where you can guarantee your spot in advance, see who else is coming, get last-minute updates, and be eligible for great perks and prizes! We already have a couple of events with limited seating that are filling up fast, so pre-register for your event today!


Go to the Festival event pages to register via Eventbrite.

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The Great Pumpkin Fling Thing

The Great Pumpkin Fling ThingWatch as pumpkins are flung across the sky by catapults created by Ivy Tech students. Children of all ages can make their own miniature catapults and trebuchets and decorate their own pumpkins to join the pumpkin flinging fun.


Faith, Fasting, and Football

How does an Arab-American football team compete while fasting for Ramadan? Muslim teens in Detroit confront rivals on the field during this holy month and struggle for acceptance in post 9/11 America in the documentary Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football. See the movie, listen to a discussion with players, coaches, and film directors, and take part in a Q&A.


The Wright Way to Play

Did you know Frank Lloyd Wright's famous architectural designs were inspired by the work of Friedrich Froebel, the creator of Kindergarten? Join a guest speaker and students and staff from The Orchard School as they explore and demonstrate the way simple shapes can be the building blocks for imagination and design.


Bali Dream

Amy SedarisShadow puppets and Shakespeare? See A Midsummer Night's Dream as you've never seen it before...in the Balinese theater tradition, which brings music, movement, and spoken word together. Steeped in both theater traditions, this play is sure to be unpredictable and unforgettable.


Telling a Story through Dance

Do you sometimes feel you and your daughter are from different planets? Explore ways to communicate with each other through dance, drama, and storytelling. Daughters and mothers will split-up to get hands-on experience in creative communication, and then come back together to share stories.


An Evening with Amy Sedaris

Actress, author, and comedian Amy Sedaris chats with WFYI's "Art of the Matter" co-host, Travis DiNicola. Ask Ms. Sedaris your own questions during the Q&A and enjoy pre- and post-event performances by NoExit Performance, an adventurous Indy theater group.


justforfunJust for Fun!


Did you know that Indy was named one of the best cities in the world to ride a bicycle? Don't believe us? See it for yourself in this article on away.com. And in honor of our awesome cycling city, don't miss this video of a daredevil cyclist taking on San Francisco.

Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco HD
Danny MacAskill vs. San Francisco




Festival Booklet

 Festival Booklet 

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Let's Do This Together
by Kevin Armstrong, Methodist Health Foundation


Kevin ArmstrongRemember that kid in school who was the last one picked for any game or sport? The one who was overweight, slow, not very coordinated? I was that kid.
From grade school through high school I was big enough to play center on the football team. The position worked well: I could fill a pretty big hole and I didn't have to run much. At least not during the game...read more.



Balinese Spectacular

I Nyoman Sedana, the Butler University 2012 Christel DeHaan Visiting International Theatre Artist (VITA), presents a colorful kaleidoscope of Balinese performance traditions. Learn more.

IUPUI Regatta

Don't miss the 3rd annual canoe race on the canal. Cheer on the 90 paddling teams and enjoy local bands, food vendors, and family fun. Learn more.


Intentional Communities: Co-Creation and Collaboration at the Crossroads

Indianapolis is witnessing a mushrooming of small-scale local responses to global challenges. Join Evolver Indianapolis to learn ways to activate and engage in conscious community while discovering groups that are transforming Indy. Learn more.


Lilly Endowment, Inc.Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Inc.H. Wilbur Hardacre Charitable Trust

Marian University Bohlsen PR IUPUI  
The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate The Polis Center at IUPUI University of Indianapolis


IU School of Liberal Arts, IUPUIIU School of Medicine, IUPUI 

North United Methodist Church Wishard Christian Theological Seminary


Christel DeHaan Family Foundation Franklin College Hilton Indianapolis Baker & Daniels


Indiana Humanities  IU School of Dentistry, IUPUI Second Presbyterian ChurchSt. Pauls  
Congregation Beth El Zedeck Indianapolis Museum of Art Butler University Harrison Center for the Arts    
                    WFYI Nuvo