Discover Fountain Square
Just southeast of downtown, our funky Indianapolis neighborhood has a world of independent restaurants, live music and performance, working artists with a vibrant arts scene, and one-of-a-kind stores that sell food, fashion, comics, musical instruments, fresh flowers, and so much more.
Visit Fountain Square any time of the day or night, and find out why our neighborhood is anything, but square!
Upcoming Events at Discover Fountain Square
Past Events at Discover Fountain Square
Sat, Nov 30, 2019 8:00 AM – Sat, Nov 30, 2019 11:30 PM @ Discover Fountain Square
**This day is all about promoting small business, so tell all your friends and make it a competition to see who can get the most stamps!**
16 businesses in Fountain Square and Fletcher Place have partnered up for Small Business Saturday so you can have a chance to win a prize worth $853! All you have to do is support 8 of the following businesses on 11/30/19 to be entered to win:
Lift Therapeutic Massage
Fountain Square Yoga
Howl + Hide Supply
Litterally Divine Chocolate
Turchetti’s Butcher Shop & Meat Market
Square Cat Vinyl
Grab a passport at the first place you make a purchase on November 30th. Get at least 8 stamps by shopping at 7 more spots to be entered to win! Surrender your passport to the last business you visit on 11/30. *ask an employee for details.
Tags: Shop Local, Small Business Saturday, Discover Fountain Square, Vegan, Independent
Sat, Nov 30, 2019 10:00 AM – Sat, Nov 30, 2019 11:30 PM @ Discover Fountain Square
Start your Saturday, November 30th, off by supporting Local! Businesses in the Fountain Square Merchants Association are hosting a special passport program for the 2nd year in a row! Pick up your passport at one of the participating Merchants listed below. Get at least 8 stamps while visiting participating merchants and turn your passport in to the last place you visit to be entered to win a drawing for a gift basket filled with goodies from participating locations (valued at over $400!)
Several locations will be hosting Pop-Up Vendors as well!
Participating Merchants are:
Arthur’s Music Store (open from 10am until 5pm)
Bow Wow Meow Boutique (open from 10am until 7pm)
BrewDog (open from 11am until 1am)
City Dogs Grocery (open from 9am until 7pm)
HiFi (open from 11am until 3pm for pop-up vendors)
Indy String Theory (open from 11am until 7pm)
LaMargarita (open from 11am until 11pm)
Litterally Devine Chocolates (open from 10am until 6pm)
Maialina (open from 4pm until 10pm)
Repeal (open from 11am until 10pm)
Upland Brewery (open from 11am until 12pm)
The following locations will be hosting the listed pop-up vendors too:
HiFi – Hosting from 11am until 3pm
Beautiful Colors Art by Donna Monroe
Chad Campbell Art
BrewDog – Hosting Paparazzi Accessories by Diane Lee from 11am until 4pm
Upland Brewery – Hosting from 11am until 5pm
Modified by Design/DogHouse Duds
Maialina – Hosting from 4pm until 10pm in their special private dining area
My Sunshine Pet Apparel
Emma Persephone Art
*The drawing for the winner of the gift basket will be done on FaceBook Live at 1pm on Sunday, December 1st from Bow Wow Meow Boutique. You do not need to be present to claim your prize, but DO make sure your contact information is printed neatly inside your turned in passport so we can contact you.
Tags: Small Business Saturday, Shop Local & Independent
Fri, Nov 22, 2019 7:00 PM – Sat, Nov 23, 2019 12:30 AM @ Discover Fountain Square
Dave Lindquist of the IndyStar said it perfectly:
The 18th edition of Tonic Ball will celebrate the music of Bob Marley, Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Diana Ross and the Ramones.
Tonic Ball, scheduled Nov. 22 at five Fountain Square venues, raises funds for hunger-relief program Second Helpings. The event gathers dozens of Indiana musicians and gives them an assignment: Perform songs made famous by someone else.
Country-rock pioneer Gram Parsons was the first Tonic Ball honoree in 2002. This year’s event spotlights reggae icon Marley, hip-hop’s innovative Beastie Boys, shape-shifting rock band Radiohead, Motown superstar Ross and punk rock’s trailblazing Ramones.
Tags: music of Bob Marley, Beastie Boys, Radiohead, Diana Ross and the Ramones, Live Music, nonprofit, Benefit, Second Helpings, Tribute
Sat, Sep 21, 2019 9:00 AM – Sat, Sep 21, 2019 6:00 PM @ Discover Fountain Square
September 21st will be a beautiful day in the Square!
The Art Squared Street Festival is a one day celebration of art and music in Fountain Square. Art Squared encompasses an Art Fair with over 100 vendor booths, an Art Parade, the Masterpiece in a Day competition and the 901 Block Party.
Art Squared is Saturday, September 21 from 11am – 6pm.
At MASTERPIECE IN A DAY you’ll find dozens of artists creating works of art throughout Fountain Square for cash prizes. If you’re more interested in finding a work of Art rather than creating one, browse the FOUNTAIN SQUARE ART FAIR where local Indiana artists and vendors come together to sell their goods. To wrap up the day, enjoy the FOUNTAIN SQUARE ART PARADE, participate and make a statement, or just watch the art move through the streets of Fountain Square. After the parade, enjoy a relaxing evening at one of Fountain Squares many restaurants or join the artists and Art Squared organizers at the 901 Block Party at the end of the parade route (901 Shelby St).
Masterpiece In A Day Registration is at 924 Shelby St. on 9/21
Art 9am – 10am
Poetry 9am – 10am
Prose 9am – 10am
Music 10am – 11am
All Masterpiece In A Day entries will be displayed at the community building at 924 Shelby St. from 6:15pm – 7:00pm on 9/21.
The top 10 entries will be displayed on the First Friday of October at the Blackline Studio offices in the Murphy building.
- 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM: Masterpiece In A Day Registration – Art, Poetry, Prose
- 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Masterpiece In A Day Registration – Music
- 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM: Art Squared Art Fair
- 5:00 PM: Art Squared Art Parade
Tags: The Art Squared Street Festival, Live Music, Art Parade, food, vendors, cash prizes
Sat, Aug 24, 2019 2:00 PM – Sun, Aug 25, 2019 2:00 AM @ Discover Fountain Square
CHREECE (“Cheers” and “Peace”) is a single-day music festival on Aug 24th created in 2015 to unite the various branches of Indiana and the Midwest’s wide ranging and diverse hip-hop scene. With over 1500+ attendees each year and growing, Chreece is attempting to set the bar for Indianapolis and Midwest Hip Hop Culture.
Tags: Live Music, Chreece, Hip-Hop, rap
Wed, May 08, 2019 6:00 PM – Sun, May 12, 2019 7:00 PM @ Discover Fountain Square
5th Annual Virginia Avenue Music Fest
Presented by Founders Brewing Co.
Largest Music Festival in Indiana
Free || All Ages
May 8 – 12, 2019
90+ Artists || 150 Performances
Food + Drink
ESSO Afrojam Funkbeat
Mr. Clit and the Pink Cigarettes
Sweet Poison Victim
Pope Adrian Bless
Cari Ray and the Shaky Legs
Damn the Witch Siren
The Be Colony
Brother O’ Brother
Go Go Buffalo
Jeff Kelly and the Graveyard Shift
Edward David Anderson
The Evening Attraction
There Are Ghosts
Chris Wilson & the Heresy
Flatland Harmony Experiment
Classical Music Indy
Ferdinand the Bull
Sean Imboden Large Ensemble
Alexander Lee and Thee Vatos Supreme
Random Band Challenge Winner
Tags: Virginia Avenue Music Festival
Sat, Sep 15, 2018 11:00 AM – Sat, Sep 15, 2018 6:00 PM @ Discover Fountain Square
September 15th is going to be a beautiful day! The Fountain Square Art Fair is one portion of an exciting day in Fountain Square known as Art Squared. Art Squared encompasses the Art Fair, the Art Parade and Masterpiece in a Day.
If you’re more interested in finding a work of Art rather than creating one, browse the FOUNTAIN SQUARE ART FAIR where local Indiana artists and vendors come together to sell their goods.
2018 will be the 7th year for Art Squared. The Fountain Square Art Fair started as a small neighborhood event and has grown into a major event while keeping the neighborhood feel. We hope you’ll join us as a vendor, artist or guest.
Art Squared is Saturday, September 15, 2018, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. For booth registration go to: http://discoverfountainsquare.com/art-fair-registration/
Tags: Art Squared, Fountain Square, Art Festival
Sat, Aug 25, 2018 2:00 PM – Sun, Aug 26, 2018 2:00 AM @ Discover Fountain Square
CHREECE 4 – Fountain Square, Indy – 2018
All lanes of Indiana hip hop are coming together for a single day of “Cheers” and “Peace” – it’s CHREECE! This will be a day to remember and a cause worth celebrating. Included in the event will be 50+ emcees and collectives, DJs, producers, exclusive merchandise, and much more!
BROUGHT TO YOU BUY:
Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey
La Margarita Restaurant & Tequila Bar
Kolman Dental, P.C.
Tandem Real Estate
No Bad Ideas
Sun King Brewing Company
Bringing Down The Band
Big Car Collaborative
Deckademics DJ School
Fake Shore Drive
Hot 96.3 WHHH
Sam Ash Music Stores
Ghost Gun Summer
POPE ADRIAN BLESS
SI SI DIOR
LOWBOY (GRXZZ & BLOOD HANDSOME)
TRAJIK AND DYLAN PREVAILS
KYRO THE ARTIST
NEW WAVE COLLECTIVE
MARCUS ALAN WARD
DJ NAPTOWN NICEY
B SOUL DEPP
AG THE PHAROAH
EVAN THE ARRANGER
DJ 2 BLUNTS
DJ LADY LOCS
HI-FI Indy 21+
Pioneer Indy 21+
Hoosier Dome All ages
Square Cat Vinyl All ages
Kuma’s Corner Indianapolis All ages
Fountain Square Plaza All ages / No wrist band required
$20 Early Bird – Sold Out
$30 Advance General Admission – Available Now
$40 Day Of Show – Availability Limited
$80 VIP Ticket – Skip the lines, see the show from the best seats in the house, gain access to the Jack Daniel’s Honey Lounge, free drinks and food courtesy of Jack Daniel’s, La Margarita, Hot Box Pizza, grab some cool gifts, plus Massage Therapy provided by AHH Therapeutic Massage, Gee Note Speech with Matthew Markoff and much more so get your tickets and VIP access now! ONLY 40 VIP TICKETS ARE MADE AVAILABLE FOR THE PUBLIC!!!
You must pick up or purchase tickets at check-in on the day of the event (location TBD) before you will be allowed entry into any of the venues.
Check in and Vendors will be located at 1034 Virginia Avenue.
You will need an ID to get into the 21+ venues. Hi-Fi, Pioneer, White Rabbit, and Thunderbird are 21+ ONLY. You will not be permitted to enter these venues if you are under 21. All other venues are open to all ages, and music will kick off at 2 PM!
Tags: Chreece, Hip-hop, Rap, Festival, DJ, music, Fountain Square