Monday, May 6, 2013

Grand Opening of Indy Cultural Trail This Weekend

Now, here's an urban amenity that no other city has: the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

The grand opening of the eight mile meticulously designed and landscaped pedestrian and bicycle pathway connecting five of Indy's Cultural Districts plus downtown kicks off with a ribbon cutting at 3:45 p.m. Friday (10 May) outside the Indianapolis City Market at Market and Alabama streets (map).

The “Get Down On It” celebration begins Saturday (11 May) with more than 80 different family-friendly programs spaced out along the entire trail.

Programs include musical and artistic performers, dancers, balloon rides and more. See all of the programs, performance times and locations online. All “Get Down On It” programs are open to the public, and most are free.

Your Indianapolis Observer is planning on participating in Saturday's Parasol Parade, but can't decide which band to follow (starting about 10 a.m.).

Major props to Brian Payne, President and CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation and the Indianapolis Foundation, for thinking up this fabulous feature and figuring out how to implement it, and to Gene and Marilyn Glick for being major donors of the project. A legacy to be proud of, indeed!

(Photo by Stephanie Stewart, courtesy of Indianapolis Cultural Trail)

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