The International Center aims to promote events in Indiana that highlight and celebrate cultural diversity and international relations. Whether you like to engage in international diplomacy, eat Chinese food, dance to Russian music, celebrate a French holiday, or participate in Scottish games, we hope you’ll find a way to celebrate and participate in our global city.

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Global Fest

4550 Central Avenue 4550 Central Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Think global and fest local at Global Fest 2022 presented by Good Living Indy. Join us to share traditions, honor heritage and learn about cultures through food, music, art and play. FEATURING LATINO Music by Grupo Bembé • JAPAN Katsumi’s Teaching Kitchen, LIC • INDIA Bollywood Beats • PERU Mambos Cheesesteak Grill • CHINA Indianapolis Chinese Performing […]

Latino Heritage Festival

Global Village Welcome Center 4233 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, IN, United States

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the International Marketplace Coalition, in partnership with SADCO, will host the inaugural Latino Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 5 p.m. The festival will feature performances from local cultural groups, food trucks, nonprofit and Latino vendors and cultural galleries.

Festival of Faiths

Military Park 601 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Every year CIC organizes Indy Festival of Faiths, Indiana’s largest one-day celebration of our diverse religious landscape. Over the past nine years, the festival has steadily grown in the number of organizations participating, the number of people in attendance, and the diversity of activities offered.

Indy Taco Fest – Viva Mexico

Indiana Discount Mall and Suriland 3585 Commercial Drive, Indianapolis, IN, United States

More than 20 authentic Mexican food vendors, bringing the best variety of tacos and more!

Carmel International Arts Festival

Carmel Arts & Design District 2nd Ave NW and Main St, Carmel, IN

The Carmel International Arts Festival (CIAF) is a 502(c)(3) organization who’s mission is Educating the Community Through the Arts. This mission is carried out through a 2-day festival the last weekend of September in the Arts and Design District of Carmel, Indiana. With the 2 main arteries going through Carmel closed, CIAF brings in over 100 […]


Latin Heritage Celebration/Celebracion Herencia Latina

Holiday Park Ruins 6363 Spring Mill Rd., Indianapolis, IN, United States

Performances Cultural food & food trucks Kids area Little market   Actuaciones Comida Culturales Camiones de Comida Area para ninos Mercadito

“From Affrilachia to South America: stories from Our Culture and Community”

Indiana Historical Society 450 W Ohio St, Indianapolis, IN, United States

See the show in person at Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center or watch the livestream from home. Sponsored by the Estate of Frances Long Carolina Quiroga and Lyn Ford share the stage, as well as the stories of their heritages and hearts. These are the “family stories” of their communities and cultures. You’ll […]

Bayanihan Fiesta

4141 S East Street 4141 S East St, Indiana, IN, United States

Celebrating Filipino American Heritage Month with our Fiesta! What is Bayanihan in Filipino values? In the Philippines, the Bayanihan spirit is one of communal unity, helping others without expecting rewards, to achieve a certain goal. In earlier days, when houses were made of lighter materials such as coconut leaves, Bayanihan also meant helping one's neighbors […]


401 E. Michigan Street 401 East Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Indy’s Best Haus Party Is Back!   Join us on October 8 for the 14th annual GermanFest!  Again this year, we’re taking GermanFest to the streets! Michigan and New Jersey Streets surrounding the Athenaeum (401 E. Michigan Street) will be closed to the public as we fill them with the tradition and culture of our German ancestors. […]

Reproductive Rights and Democracy: Global Lessons and Implications of Abortion Bans

Hamilton Lugar School Shreve Auditorium 355 N. Eagleson Ave, Bloomington, IN, United States

Reproductive rights and democratic values are inextricably linked, and threats to one reinforce threats to the other. In this panel, speakers will discuss how the post-Roe landscape illuminates multiple crises of liberal democracy - electoral, judicial, and cultural - in the U.S. and the Western hemisphere more broadly.

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