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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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.

Holiday Bazaar

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

Celebrate the season with artworks, handicrafts, and food from around the world, along with a spectacular display of cultural holiday-themed trees.

Sankt Nikolaus Festival

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E. Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN, United States

All are welcome to enjoy this nostalgic visit with Christmas past. With a focus on family fun and making lasting memories, the Athenaeum Foundation brings traditional holiday favorites to ring in the season of joy. Since 1985, the Sankt Nikolaus book of names has kept the name and age of every child who has visited […]

Welcome Home: Empowering Immigrants to Thrive In Their New Country – Free Film Screening

Indianapolis Central Library 40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN, United States

Join us for a screening of findhelp films' short documentary, "Welcome Home" followed by an in-person conversation with the filmmakers and participants. The Film celebrates members of the Indianapolis immigrant community and their mission to help other immigrants and refugees. This event is free and open to the public. Film Synopsis: Olanike, Sergio, and Fikiri settled in Indianapolis […]

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