Catch This Summer’s White River State Park Concert Series

Head outdoors this summer for live musical entertainment and plenty of family fun with the White River State Park Concert Series.

White River State ParkThe concerts will take place on the Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn as the park celebrates its 13th year. Lying along the east banks of the White River in the park, the Lawn has been named as one of the top outdoor venues for concerts on the globe.

The venue also offers a waterfront bandstand, ideal for community events and festivals or even a family picnic when there is not a major event or concert on.

Get Your Tickets for Summer Concerts in Indianapolis

Given its wide acclaim and popularity, it’s no surprise that the venue has attracted big names in its time, such as Bryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Snow Patrol and many others. This year’s summer concerts in Indianapolis will continue the tradition of world-class live entertainment and promises to be one of the most diverse seasons yet. The lineup includes:

  • Bob Dylan – June 26, 7PM
  • Phillip Phillips & Matt Nathanson, July 1, 8PM
  • Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Presents: Star Spangled Symphony, July 7, 7:30PM
  • “Weird Al” Yankovic – The Mandatory World Tour, July 8, 7PM
  • Barenaked Ladies: Last Summer on Earth, July 16, 6:30PM
  • Sublime with Rome Summer Tour, July 17, 7:30PM
  • Walk the Moon, July 20, 7PM
  • Peter Frampton & Gregg Allman, July 25, 7PM
  • WTTS Rock on the River, July 26, 6PM
  • Bush & Chevelle, July 27, 7PM

If you’re coming to Indianapolis for the summer concerts, book your stay at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites and look forward to spacious accommodations and plenty of convenient amenities.

Head to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Indianapolis

The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for diving will take place at the Indiana University Natatorium from June 18 – 26, 2016.

Head to the IU Natatorium at IUPUI to Catch the Action

The Olympic trials take place in the IU Natatorium at IUPUI to determine which incredible divers will represent the country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Over 100 of the nation’s top divers will vie for spots on the Olympic Team. Competition will be held for both men and women in synchronized and individual 3-meter springboard as well as 10-meter platform events.

2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in IndianapolisThe city has hosted the trials four times previously and this year partners with the Indiana Sports Corp for the event.

Indianapolis has a rich diving history and the city is once again looking forward to the amazing spirit the event brings for athletes, fans and the community. The city was selected after a three-month process that involved site visits to six possible host cities before being narrowed down to two finalists: Atlanta and Indianapolis. After follow-up site visits, the final recommendation for Indianapolis was made.

USA Diving athletes won four medals in the 2012 Olympics in London and competed against 125 divers from around the world. Fourteen hours of live coverage on NBC took place and similar media coverage is expected for these trials.

Plan your trip to Indianapolis for all the action and book your stay with us at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. We are within walking distance to major attractions and guests can look forward to spacious accommodations and world-class service. All our guest rooms feature top amenities to make for a comfortable and convenient stay. If you’re encouraged by the diving trials, take a dip in our indoor pool or grab a workout in the fitness room.

We look forward to seeing you.

The Talbot Street Art Fair Will Be Held in June

Enjoy Indianapolis art scene at the Talbot Street Art Fair!

This year the Talbot Street Art Fair will be held on June 11 and 12, 2016 in the Herron-Morton neighborhood. The fair will showcase over 270 artists from around the nation in what has become the finest fair in the country. This is a family-friendly event and there is a lot to see, do and enjoy for everyone.

This is by far one of the top art fairs in Indianapolis and that means it is incredibly selective. Guests can look forward to works done in a variety of media, including copper, watercolor, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry and stone.

Talbot Street Art FairThis Year’s Featured Artist Is Wayne Trinklein

Wayne Trinklein is this year’s featured artist. Wayne has spent his life pursuing natural interests and experimentation. His career has included family medicine and artistic development. His most notable work is creating believable trees that tell the stories of people just being people. For this, he devised a process of molding and fusing copper wire with tin to make his trees look realistic. He also uses an alloy, applied to the trunk and heated to look like bark.

Book Your Stay in Indianapolis with Us

Whether you are headed to Indianapolis for a getaway or especially for the fair, come and stay with us at Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. Guests can enjoy spacious accommodations and top-notch service, all just a few steps away from major attractions. All our guest rooms and suites have top amenities to make sure you enjoy a comfortable and convenient stay with us. After a day at the fair, spend some time in the heated indoor pool, book a treatment at our hotel spa, workout in the fitness room or grab a bite to eat at one of our two onsite restaurants.

We look forward to hosting you.

Head to the 2016 Slamology Automotive & Music Festival

Custom rides taking it Slow and Low at the Slamology Automotive & Music Festival!

The Slamology Automotive & Music Festival will be taking place on June 11 – 12, 2016. Now in its 13th year, the festival will be held at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis.

Slamology Automotive & Music FestivalOne of the Biggest Car Shows in Indianapolis

If you’re keen to attend a car show that’s not your everyday kind of show, this is the festival for you. One of the most anticipated car shows in Indianapolis, Slamology is designed for spectators, car enthusiasts, distributors, custom automotive shops, media groups and even manufacturers. The idea is to create a bond of all the different entities in the industry, while giving the public a first-hand look at the sport of customizing vehicles.

There is a full weekend planned for the festival, complete with loads of live entertainment and plenty of auto thrills. There will be amazing vendors, club games, live bands, amazing food and trophies.

Friday June 10 has been set aside for vehicle registrations and vendor set up from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. On Saturday, June 11, registration will start at 8:00 a.m. and judging opens at 9:00 a.m. The show will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Spectator gates open from 9:00 a.m. In addition to those hours, on June 12 there will be an awards presentation at 4:00 p.m. with the show ending promptly 6:00 p.m.

Just like last year, the raceway will allow for more room, cleaner vendor rows, more driving lanes and designated demo alleys. Highlights to look forward to this year include the auto limbo contest, car stereo contest, hydraulic demonstration, music festival, tattoo contest, a throwback reunion and various celebrity appearances.

The Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites wishes participants and spectators a wonderful time.

Be at the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis 500 will live up to its reputation of tradition and speed!

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 29, 2016. The race will take place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indiana. This is set to be the premier event of the Verizon IndyCar series this year and will see Juan Pablo Montoya entering the race as the current defending champion.

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The Indianapolis 500 Reaches a Milestone

This year marks a milestone as the 100th running of the event. The track activity will kick off with the third annual Grand Prix of Indianapolis from May 12 – 14, 2016.

Be sure to check out some of the exciting events and programs. The Indy Racing Experience Program offers you the chance to check out what it’s like to be in one of the IndyCar Series cars and experience that genuine rush of adrenaline as you follow a lead car around the Speedway. The two-seat rides mean passengers will experience the g-forces and speeds that only some of the elite drivers have experienced.

There is also a great chance for teens to take part in a special instructional program in the Miles Ahead Teen Training experience. Teen participants will receive lessons from pro racecar drivers who will better prepare them for the hazards of driving on public roads.

You may also enjoy taking a grand tour of the Speedway. The 60- to 90-minute tour includes a narrated bus ride around the track and the chance to kiss the bricks right in the middle of the track.

This event is sure to be a highlight on the Indiana calendar this year, so don’t forget to book your accommodations with us at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. We are just minutes away from the Speedway and a range of other attractions. We’re sure you will enjoy staying with us!

Have You Got Tickets for an Indy Eleven Game?

Cheer on Indy Eleven for the 2016 North American Soccer League spring season at Michael A. Carroll Stadium!

The Indy Eleven pro soccer team is based in Indianapolis. The team was founded as recently as 2013 and in 2014, they made their debut in the North American Soccer League. Home games are played at the IUPUI Carroll Stadium, which is on the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus.

Don’t Miss American Professional Soccer at Its Best

This American professional soccer team has been playing to sold out crowds of more than 10,000 enthusiastic fans a night at their home stadium. Tickets for the games start at just $10 in the bustling Brickyard Battalion supporters section. Single game sets for the regular season games range from $10 - $30, making for a fun family day out in Indianapolis.

Indy Eleven GameDon’t Forget to Book Your Stay with Us

Whether you are travelling to Indianapolis specifically for a game, or on vacation, book your stay with us at Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. Guests can enjoy spacious and luxurious accommodations complete with outstanding service. We are also just a few steps away from a variety of major attractions in the city.

All of our suites and guest rooms offer top-class amenities to make sure you indulge in a memorable stay with us. After catching a game, unwind in the heated indoor pool, book a service at the spa and grab a bite to eat at either of our two on-site restaurants.

If you would like to explore the city while you are here, the Hilton is just a couple of minutes away from great shopping, dining and attractions. With so many exciting things to do in Indianapolis, we’re sure your entire family will enjoy visiting the city and staying with us. We look forward to welcoming you this soccer season!

Plan Your Special Mother’s Day Weekend Getaway to Indianapolis

Show mom how much you love her with a getaway to Indianapolis!

What could be better than showing Mom just how much she means to you than with a Mother’s Day weekend getaway to Indianapolis? After all, Mom has raised and nurtured you, so it’s only fair she has a little time off while you show her your appreciation.

Mother's Day Getaway to IndianapolisWith so many fun things to do and plenty of opportunity for pampering and down time, Mom is sure to love her special getaway. From the Indianapolis Arts Garden to the Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Symphony and even the State Museum, there are a variety of attractions right on our hotel’s doorstep.

Go one step further and really spoil Mom with our Relaxation Package. Sit back and relax while we take care of all the details. The package includes:

  • Overnight accommodations in one of our guest rooms
  • Complimentary valet parking
  • Complimentary breakfast for two
  • $150 in services at our onsite spa, Gentspa

Feel Pampered at Gentspa

From salon services to a variety of massages, facials and manicures, pedicures and waxing, you could treat Mom to a full day of luxurious treatments.

After your treatment, sit down for a delicious meal at our onsite restaurant, 120 West Bar & Grill. The full-service restaurant offers something tasty for all preferences. Relax during happy hour, Monday – Saturday from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. if you would like to indulge in delicious drink specials and discounted appetizers.

After a day of exploration, pampering and delectable dishes, retire to your guest room complete with flat-screen televisions, high-speed internet access and all the amenities you need to make sure Mom doesn’t need to lift a finger this Mother’s Day.

The Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites looks forward to helping you make this year’s Mother’s Day an extra-special one to remember.

Register for the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini-Marathon

The OneAmerica Mini Marathon is nation’s largest half marathon and the 7th largest running event!

This year the OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini Marathon will take place on Saturday, May 7, 2016 in downtown Indianapolis. This is one of the most popular mini-marathons in Indianapolis and in fact, one of the country’s premier half-marathons. This year marks the 40th year of the race and as usual will see a melee of international and local runners, United States Olympian marathon runners, and plenty of family festivity.

OneAmerica 500 Festival Mini MarathonMore About OneAmerica 500

The OneAmerica 500 mini-marathon will start close to the intersection on West and Washington Streets. It then heads west towards the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and does a complete lap around the track before heading towards the finish line.

Participants can look forward to a range of goodies, including a commemorative medal and ribbon, long-sleeve shirt, a Chronotrack Bib Timing Device and a range of other keepsakes, energy supplements and a “First 500” medal to the first 500 participants to finish.

The event isn’t just for runners and walkers. Everyone can join the 500 Festival Post Race Party where you can cheer on the participants as they come across the finish line. The party takes place in Military Park and you will get to enjoy great live music, live video feed of the race and delicious dishes from food vendors and local restaurants.

If you’re wanting to reunite with participants before heading to the party, you can meet up in the McDonald’s Family Reunion Area, in the north section of the park.

Come and Stay with Us

If you’re coming to Indianapolis to take part in the race or cheer on your loved ones, book your stay with us at the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. Come and indulge in spacious accommodations, luxury amenities and being close to a variety of local attractions during your trip.

Book Your Tickets to the Mind Tripping Show at Hilton Indianapolis

Known as Comedy with a Psychological Twist, the Mind Tripping Show will keep you at the edge of your seats!

Mind Tripping Show at Hilton IndianapolisIt has been described as “comedy meets the Twilight Zone” yet the Mind Tripping Show at Hilton Indianapolis is the longest running live theatre show in the city. It is theatrical, interactive and intimate and includes fascinating psychological illusions, mind reading and influence along with outstanding comedy that all molds together to create a wonderful night of unforgettable entertainment. Book your tickets to the Indy’s Mind Tripping Show and get ready to challenge your perceptions and have all your expectations turned inside out. The show is comedy at its best, complete with a psychological twists that include the audience. The subjects of the show can indeed be rather serious, but not for the incredible mind reading act, Christian and Katalina. Audience members are sure to laugh until their bellies ache and be left completely awe-struck.

Don’t Miss the Top Mind Reading Act

Christian and Katalina are the top husband and wife act in the nation. With over 2,000 shows over 15 years under their belts, and across-nation tours, the couple love performing in the show in Indianapolis and combining their perfect combination of marriage and mind reading.

Be Sure to Book Your Stay with Us

If you’re visiting Indianapolis, be sure to book your stay with us at Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. We are located right in the heart of downtown Indianapolis, so there is plenty to see and do either before or after the show. Why not treat yourselves to a delicious meal at our onsite restaurant and pampering massage at our hotel spa to complete your evening of incredible entertainment. Finally, retire to your spacious accommodations and delight in world-class service and amenities that all make for an enjoyable stay. As for amenities, take advantage of our fitness room and indoor swimming pool. We look forward to welcoming you!

Will You Be at the 2016 FDIC Convention?

Don’t miss this year’s FDIC Convention at the Indiana Convention Center!

This year’s FDIC Convention will be taking place from April 18 – 23 at the Indiana Convention Center Lucas Oil Stadium. This year’s convention promises a wide-range of workshops, events and exhibits. The 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb is not to be missed. The activity is aimed at honoring the FDNY firefighters who gave their lives on 9/11. Each participant will pay tribute to a firefighter by climbing 110 stories – the equivalent of the World Trade Center.

2016 FDIC ConventionSome Top Workshops at the Indiana Convention Center Lucas Oil Stadium This Year

There will be a full schedule of workshops on offer this year, such as:

  • Preparing for the Acquired Structure Burn – a three-day practical class where students are required to complete components of the International Society of Fire Service Instructor’s Live Fire Training task book.
  • Urban Essentials – discussions about the rescue challenges firefighters face daily.
  • Truck Company Essentials – discussions centered around truck company operations.
  • Rapid Intervention Team Combat Drills – discussions about rapid intervention team training within the fire service.
  • Nozzle Forward – discussions about drill and fire ground experiences.

Attendees can also look forward to a Fire Fighter Throw-Down and Battle of the Bands, pre-conference workshops and a 365 product zone.

Don’t Forget to Book Accommodation

If you are looking for hotels near the Indiana Convention Center Lucas Oil Stadium during your stay, consider the Hilton Indianapolis Hotel & Suites. We are well-located a few minutes from some of the top attractions in Indiana and guests can look forward to plush accommodation, impeccable service and all the amenities needed for a comfortable trip, including a full-service spa, fitness center and indoor pool. We also have two onsite dining options to meet a range of taste bud requirements.

We look forward to welcoming you during the convention.