Indianapolis Activities & Events

From outdoor music venues and biking trails in the summer to live sporting events and boutique shopping, Indianapolis offers a plethora of activities and events throughout the year. Whether you are planning a family trip, girls getaway, or couples retreat, there is more than enough to keep you busy during your stay at the Ironworks Hotel. Conveniently located on Indianapolis' northside, you will have easy access to downtown and the best the northside has to offer. Learn more about some of our favorite area things to do below, or contact our Front Desk Team for assistance. 

Ruoff Home Mortgage MUSIC CENTER

The Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center is an outdoor amphitheater, owned by Live Nation, located in Noblesville, Indiana. It is the largest outdoor music venue in the Indianapolis metropolitan area with 6,147 seats, under a pavilion and 18,000 general admission lawn seats.

Indianapolis Children's Museum

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis is the world's largest children's museum. The museum is 472,900 square feet with five floors of exhibit halls and receives more than one million visitors annually. Among the exhibits are a simulated Cretaceous dinosaur habitat, a carousel, and a steam locomotive. The museum's focus is family learning; most exhibits are designed to be interactive, allowing children and families to actively participate

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is an automobile racing circuit located in Speedway, Indiana in the United States. It is the home of the Indianapolis 500 and the Brickyard 400, and formerly the home of the United States Grand Prix.

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Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium is a state-of-the-art, retractable roof, multi-purpose stadium featuring spectacular views of the Indianapolis skyline. The stadium is home to the Indianapolis Colts and plays host to numerous large events throughout the year. Lucas Oil Stadium is located in the heart of one of the Midwest's most energetic cities.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Bankers Life Fieldhouse is an indoor arena located adjacent to Lucas Oil Stadium in Downtown Indianapolis. The arena is the home to the NBA's Indiana Pacers and the WNBA's Indiana Fever and also plays host to many of Indianapolis' largest special events.

Keystone Fashion Mall

The Fashion Mall at Keystone, known better as The Fashion Mall, is an upscale shopping center in the northeast section of the city of Indianapolis, Indiana. The mall is located off I-465 at 86th Street and Keystone. The mall is considered the heart of the Keystone at the Crossing district.

Fishers District

Fishers District is an 18-acre master-planned mixed-use development that offers an artful blend of dining, retail, entertainment, and residential living all in one beautifully designed location which makes it the perfect destination for residents and visitors. Nestled between IKEA and Topgolf, Fishers District hosts a wide variety of local and regional restaurant favorites plus a mix of other retail and service-oriented options for visitors to enjoy.


Topgolf is a sports entertainment complex that features an inclusive, high-tech golf game that everyone can enjoy. Paired with an outstanding food and beverage menu, climate-controlled hitting bays and music.


A striking presence with its domed, neoclassical design, the Palladium is the flagship venue of the Center for the Performing Arts. Its 1,600-seat concert hall combines centuries-old architectural expertise with state-of-the-art audio technology for an unparalleled acoustic experience. The surrounding lobbies and rooms, with high ceilings and floors of Italian marble or Brazilian cherry wood, provide elegant spaces for private and corporate events.

Midtown Plaza

Midtown Plaza is a new, vibrant revitalization of Carmel’s old industrial area. It is located in the heart of a thriving center of entertainment, urban-style living and commerce. Midtown brings its own unique urban atmosphere, distinct from its adjacent districts, serving as a connection between the Arts & Design District and City Center.

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Carmel Arts and Design District

Located in the heart of Old Town Carmel, Indiana, the Arts & Design District is the Midwest’s premier arts and design destination. It is home to interior designers, art galleries, showrooms, restaurants, antique stores and a variety of specialty retail shops.

Carmel City Center

Carmel City Center is Carmel, Indiana’s exciting new downtown and landmark destination on the Monon Greenway. It is the home of the Center for the Performing Arts, Carmel Farmers Market and Carmel Christkindlmarkt during the winter months. It is also centrally located near the Carmel Arts & Design District.

Grand Park

Grand Park is a sports campus that features 31 multipurpose fields (for soccer, football, and lacrosse) and 26 baseball and softball diamonds. It also boasts 300,000 square foot indoor turf space. This indoor facility features three full-sized indoor soccer fields, and mezzanine concourse for spectator viewing. Grand Park also features an abundance of green space and more than 10 miles of pedestrian/bicycle trails, including the largest trailhead on the Monon Corridor.