2024 Mass Ave Bike Crit Race Course

Friday, July 12, 2024 from 4;00 PM - 9:30 PM - a high-energy urban bike race in the heart of the Mass Ave Cultural Arts District.

2024 Indy Crit Saturday, July 13 University Park

Saturday, July 13, 2024 from 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM - a family-fun day in University Park.

IU Health Momentum Indy Cycling Festival

July 12-13, 2024

IU Health Momentum Indy

Join IU Health Momentum Indy in downtown Indianapolis for a two-day outdoor festival celebrating healthy lifestyles through cycling events, family fun and fitness activities. Whether you prefer an evening street-party vibe or a family-focused community-festival feel, IU Health Momentum Indy is the place to be July 12 and 13. Get close to the action at elite cycling events and join the action through organized rides and health-focused activities for all ages.

Women will want to check out Divas, a Momentum Indy program featuring year-round cycling and mentorship for women seeking an active, healthy lifestyle. More at

Artists & Makers Wanted - Mass Ave Summerfest 2024

Artists & Makers Wanted - Mass Ave for Summerfest 2024, Saturday, July 20

Artists & Makers Wanted for Mass Ave Summerfest, July 20, 2024

July 17, 2024
600 Block of Mass Ave
More info:

Calling all local artists and makers!
We invite you to showcase your fine art and maker capabilities at the second annual MASS AVE MILE SUMMER FEST on Saturday, July 20.

We are closing the 600 block of Mass Ave to vehicle traffic to allow room for artist and maker booths in the middle of the street and using the IndyFringe “Stage on Wheels” to showcase local performers during the day in the green space across from the District Theatre.

Mass Ave Cultural Arts District is reaching out to our local artists and makers. We hope you will join us and help us make the event grow each year so it will become a reliable venue for your art.

Sign Up Now!

Mass Ave Mile Sidewalk Sale & Summer Festival, July 20

With support from the Indianapolis Foundation, District Theatre and Stenz Corporation!

Mass Ave Mile Summer Festival

July 21, 2024
11:00 am–5:00 pm
The Festival Hub is the 600 Block of Mass Ave! (between North Street and Park Avenue)

Mass Ave Mile Summer Festival and Sidewalk Sale offers fest-goers a unique shopping experience featuring merchants and vendors ranging from clothing and accessories to jewelry, original artwork, décor and even interactive experiences such as pop-up performances, live music & much more! the hub of Summerfest will be the 600 block of Mass Ave which has a central greenspace made available by the Stenz Corporation, a festival partner. The street, alleys and greenspaces around the 600 block will host artist and maker booths and the IndyFringe on wheels. On the north end of Mass Ave, Bottleworks is hosting their popular vendor fair, and up and down Mass Ave, the merchants association is conducting their annual sidewalk sale.

Special feature this year: learn about Mass Ave history and celebrate the enduring legacy of the Mass Ave District through the arts. Two playwrights, selected for their exceptional artistic work, will create the Festivals’ featured readings. Made possible with support from the Indianapolis Foundation and District Theatre.

And its all free!

The festival offers a venue for our local artists and makers and features Mass Ave’s synergistic relationship between history, the arts, experience and small business; making the Mass Ave Cultural Arts District a unique destination community within downtown.

Mass Ave Merchants Sidewalk Sale

Mass Ave Merchants Association Sidewalk Sale

Mass Ave Mile Merchants Sidewalk Sale, Saturday, July 20

July 21, 2024
10:00 am–6:00 pm
Mass Ave from New York Street to 10th Street

Mass Ave Merchants’ Association is taking it outside!

Walk, shop and find great summer treats up and down Mass Ave! The Mass Ave Merchants are teaming up with the Bottleworks Market and Summerfest Block Party for what should be a super fun day! They will have great deals on end-of-season specialty goods or opportunities to treat your taste buds with a featured snack item to enjoy along the avenue!

Coordinate with the Mass Ave Events Committee

The Mass Ave Events Committe will help get the word out about your event, and can coordinate with you so your event is successful.  Contact for more information. 


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Mass Ave Cultural Arts District (MACAD)

The Mass Ave Cultural Arts District (MACAD) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public benefit organization seeks to preserve, enhance and promote the arts, placemaking, vibrancy, equity, heritage and prosperity of  the Mass Ave District in the NE Quad of downtown Indianapolis.

Incorporated in April 2021, it is committed to providing all visitors, businesses, and residents, shared stewardship and a welcoming sense of belonging to the district.

Mass Ave Merchants Association (MAMA)

The Cultural Arts District is powered by small, independent, and local businesses at the intersection of art, culture and commerce. The Mass Ave Merchants Association (MAMA) is a MACAD committee operating as a 501(c)6  nonprofit business association focused on promoting, encouraging, and supporting the development of Member businesses in the Mass Ave Cultural Arts District.

Mass Ave is designated an Indiana Main Street

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