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Indy Strawberry Festival at Monument Circle

If you work in downtown Indianapolis, you’re probably familiar with the Strawberry Festival put on each year by the Christ Church Cathedral (located on the north end of Monument Circle). This year’s festival takes place TOMORROW (Thursday, June 10th) from ?9am-6pm (or until supplies run out) on the north side of Monument Circle.

Christ Church Cathedral's 45th Annual Strawberry Festival

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If you’ve never been to the event before, it’s definitely worth checking out. Monument Circle will be swarmed with people from all over the city, all enjoying strawberry shortcake. For just $6 (CASH ONLY), you can get one of “the works” shortcakes, with ice cream and whipped cream.

Oh, and the entire festival is a fundraiser for local, state and national charities. In fact, more than 95% of the proceeds to directly to charities.  If you haven’t been to the Strawberry Festival before, you owe it to yourself to make the trip downtown this year. Here’s an interactive map that shows some different parking lots downtown.

Here’s the complete rundown for tomorrow’s festival:

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (or until supplies run out!)

Serving under tents on the circle begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 6 p.m. The “Works”: shortcake, strawberries, ice cream and whipped topping sells for $6.00; however, orders can be made a la carte, with or without any of the toppings for $2.00.

The Cathedral Parish Hall will be open at 8:30 a.m. for carryout orders

Cash only. ATM access available across from Church building.

Entertainment will begin at 10 a.m.

  • 10 a.m.  -  Univeristy of Indianapolis Jazz Combo
  • 12 p.m. Bell Ringers
  • 12:15 p.m. – George Benn & Gary Walters
  • 1 p.m. – White River Jazz Band
  • 3 p.m. – Marott Banjo Band

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