WEEKEND GUIDE WITH TERRI STACY
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FRIDAY – Aug. 18
8am|Indiana Convention Center & Lucas Oil Stadium
Gen Con returns to Indy to celebrate Gen Con 50! Non-stop gaming action with over 5,000 events and several hundreds of world class exhibitors. This year’s convention will feature recording artists “They Might Be Giants” and a tribute to the first Gen Con, held in 1968. Badges are SOLD OUT! Goes thru Sunday!
9am & 7pm|MetroPCS Family Fun Park at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
The Word Famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be on display! 1pm & 7pm it’s Monster Truck Madness at the Grandstand and there’s no doubt you’ll see a few Elvis’ running around the Fair today, because at 6:30…it’s the Elvis Extravaganza Impersonator Contest in the Farm Bureau Building!
Hank Williams Jr. has won 4 Emmy’s and 1 Grammy and has become one of Country’s biggest stars. And despite tragedy, loyal fans still come to shows to hear the “Skynyrd” sound.
7:30pm|Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage
Actor and Singer Kiefer Sutherland will perform on the Free Stage Friday night! FREE with admission to the Indiana State Fair.
8pm|Conner Prairie Amphitheater
The Rumours Tribute band will take you back to a great time of music. A Very authentic recreation of Fleetwood Mac…The show gets great reviews! Friday AND Saturday night at Kroger Symphony on the Prairie.
SATURDAY, Aug. 19
8am|Pan Am Plaza
The Inaugural Indy Hoop Festival is a 3 on 3 community basketball tournament for all ages. A $2,500 prize awaits the overall division champions! The divisions include Youth, Teen, High School Elite, Adult Elite, Special Olympics and Wheelchair. Saturday and Sunday. Click HERE to register your team.
INDIANA STATE FAIR – Little Red Door’s Cancer Survivors Day
1:30pm & 9:30pm|Chevrolet Silverado Free Stage
Pepsi Indiana Music Festival with headliner…The Why Store. The Youth Talent Contest is at 11 in the Farm Bureau Building!
11am|Craig Park in Greenwood
A celebration of Wine, Art, Music and Microbrews, presented by the Sertoma Club of Greenwood! 8 choice breweries, wine from Indiana Wineries…local bands from every genre…and beautiful pieces from area artisans. Goes until 8pm! Check the website for discount tickets.
Proceeds benefit Brackets for Good, and Speedway Lions Club. It’s a celebration of summer and an opportunity to enjoy craft beer from 25 breweries from around the country! Live music and a 5K fun run & walk. VIP ticket gets you in at 1pm. 2pm to 5pm – General admission.
74 Acts. 400 Shows! Indy Fringe has become Indy’s premier Arts and Entertainment event. Artists come from all over the country to perform. Whatever you’re in the mood for, you’ll find it! Comedy, parodies, personal stories…magic and more. Memorable and sometimes outrageous. Check out the website for info.
4pm|Federal Hill Commons, Downtown Noblesville
Featuring amateur BBQ Competition, live music, and beer! Proceeds benefit local students at Noblesville’s Ivy Tech Campus. $35-$50. Goes until 9pm!
SUNDAY – AUG. 20
1pm|Downtown Canal Walk
YELP INDY is partnering with Downtown Indy, Inc. for a fantastic “floating party” in the Downtown Canal! Each guest will float in an innertube provided by City Way and you’ll gloat along then north end of the canal. Complimentary snacks, drinks and entertainment along the route. A $10 donation goes for ongoing beautification of the Canal. You must be 21 and over to participate. To RSVP, click HERE!
4:30pm|Hoosier Lottery Grandstand
The Annual Demolition Derby is not to be missed! $5 admission. From 9am to 4pm, it’s the Open Car Show along Main Street.