Indy gears up for event-filled weekend

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Looking for something to do this weekend in Indianapolis? You shouldn’t have to look very far. From video gaming to music to theater to great local eats, there are plenty of options.

Gen Con 2014 continues its four-day run through Sunday at the Indiana Convention Center downtown. Known as the “best four days in gaming,” Gen Con features 15,000 events and 370 exhibitors – game companies, authors, artists, and special events, Tickets cost $50 for a one-day pass. On Sunday, dubbed “Family Day,” a four-pack of tickets may be purchased for $30. Click here for more.

Also downtown this weekend is the Indy Fringe Festival. It’s an 11-day celebration of theater in the Mass Ave. district. The festival features 384 shows this year at theaters all within walking distance of each other. Organizers say there’s a little of everything from comedy to cabaret, dance, drama, magic, music, and multimedia. This is the festival’s tenth year. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students, and $5 for kids 12 and under. Click here for more.

There’s another event downtown to satisfy your appetite this weekend. At White River Park on Sunday, 40 Indiana chefs and more than 30 wine-makers and brewers will show off their best — made from ingredients right here in Indiana at this year’s Dig In — a Taste of Indiana. New additions include gourmet food trucks and cooking demonstrations.

“You pay one price and you get and you get taste sample portions of all of these dishes. So I’ve never seen anyone consume more than 18 tastes but it’s a challenge,” said board member Bob Whitt. “You can try and go for all 40.”

The event is Sunday from noon until 5 p.m. Tickets are $45 or $65 for early admission at 11 a.m. Click here for more.

You also have one last weekend to enjoy the Indiana State Fair. Gate admission is $5 dollars on Friday. On Sunday, bring any Pepsi brand can and receive $2 off gate admission. Click here for more. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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