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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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 […]

Heartland International Film Festival

Heartland Film has hosted the annual Heartland International Film Festival in Indianapolis, Indiana since 1992. We strive to be the preeminent destination for connecting audiences and filmmakers to experience the transformative power of film. This festival has grown from a four day event with fewer than 20 films to what is now an 11-day celebration […]


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.

AzovStol Release Party

Bier Brewery 5133 E. 65th Street, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Helping raise funds for the medical needs of the wounded Ukraine military $1 of every pint of AzovStal Ukrainian Lager goes to Ukrainian Society of Indiana $5 of every shirt sold on October 14th goes to Ukrainian Society of Indiana 4% of every AzovStol 6 pack goes to Ukrainian Society of Indiana

Community Coffee Chat

The Exodus Office 2457 E. Washington St., Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join Exodus Refugee Immigration for an informational session on how volunteers can engage with refugees in our community as a Community Support Team. Email CFOSTER@EXODUSREFUGEE.ORG to RSVP

Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)

Eiteljorg Museum 500 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, United States

What is Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead)? With roots going back thousands of years to Indigenous traditions in Mexico, this holiday is a time to gather together to remember and celebrate friends and relatives who have passed on. Día de Muertos, also called Day of the Dead, has evolved into a diverse festival, […]

International Coffee & Tea Fest

Indy Global Village Welcome Center 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN

Explore ceremonies, preparations, flavors, and aromas of coffees and teas from around the globe, along with pop-up performances.

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