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One day, countless things to do in Indy

I spend a lot of time in my car — dropping the kids off at school, driving to work, picking the kids up from school, driving to football practice, picking up fr…, well you get the picture. One thing I’ve noticed along my drive lately is banners, yard signs and other advertisements for events that will take place on Saturday, September 11, 2010 in Indianapolis and the surrounding area.  Check out this list below; you’re sure to find something to make everyone in the family happy.

Penrod Arts Fair — 9am to 5pm at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Billed as “the nicest day in Indiana,” Penrod will welcome over 300 artists to this annual one-day event.  Buy your tickets in advance and save $5. Kids 10 and under get in free. Click here for more information.

37th Annual Indianapolis Greek Festival — Noon to 11pm at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 3500 W. 106th St. in Carmel. $5 in advance or $7 at the door will get you live music and dancing and tours of the beautiful Holy Trinity church. Delicious Greek cuisine is also available for purchase. And if you want to do both the Greek Fest and Penrod, you can attend Greek Fest on Friday, September 10 from 4pm to 11pm. Click here for more information.

German American Klub’s Oktoberfest — Gates open at 4pm daily September 9-12 at German Park, 8600 S. Meridian St. If you’re more the wienerschnitzel type, give this Oktoberfest a try for just $5/person (kids under 12 are free). German “bier,” food and music make this a surefire win. Click here for more information.

Horseshoe Hall of Fame Classic — Lucas Oil Stadium. If you’re looking for less art and cultural and more athleticism, check out the inaugural 2010 Horseshoe Hall of Fame Classic, sponsored by the Indianapolis Colts organization. This second of two high school football weekends (the first was August28) will open with a Howard County showdown as Western will battle Northwestern at 11am, followed by Bellmont v. Norwell at 1:45pm; Hamilton Southeastern v.  Zionsville at 4:30 pm, and Speedway will take on Cardinal Ritter 7:15 pm. Tickets are $13 and are available at the Lucas Oil Stadium ticket office or Ticketmaster.

Artomobilia — Noon to 6pm in the Carmel Arts and Design District. This event is billed as a “celebration of the art and design of the automobile.” And plenty of automobiles will be on hand for you to check out — over 200 of them, in fact, from 15 classed including vintage, exotic, classic, super car, racers, European and more. And no car payment to fret over because this event is free!

Finally, the date September 11 will always have a somber connotation in American history. You may wish to acknowledge the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by attending an America Remembers event at The Athenaeum in downtown Indianapolis. Running from 3 to 11pm, this event will feature the Emerald Society Bagpipers, musical performances, live and silent auctions, a balloon release, guest speakers, and candlelight vigil. The $5 admission fee benefits the Firefighters Bereavement Fund.

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Written by : Amy moved to Indiana for college in 1988 (Go Bulldogs!) and has never left. Married with three children, she's always on the lookout for fun and affordable things to do in Indiana. Elsewhere on the web, you can find Amy at The Fourth Frog Blog and All Things Aging. Amy receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.