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Muncie Mystery

May 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Do you have the brains, heart and courage to solve the Muncie Mystery? A crime –(pretend crime, of course)–has been committed and we need YOUR help finding the culprit and the “weapon” used. Join fellow citizen CSI: Emerald City investigators for the second Muncie Mystery during First Thursday on May 6 in DWNTWN Muncie. According to reports, a break-in has occurred at the Wizard of Oz’s secret Muncie laboratory in the “Emerald City” neighborhood. The suspect, despite several warnings to pay no attention to that man behind the curtain, entered the restricted area. The Wizard confronted the suspect and suffered a blow to his noggin but has not been able to identify the perpetrator. Six primary suspects -Wicked Witch of West, Dorothy, Scarecrow, Lion, Glinda the Good Witch and The Mayor of Munchkinland-were spotted near the scene at the time of the crime. And, lucky for our eagle-eyed investigators, several pieces of evidence were left behind. Between 5:00 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, investigators of all ages are invited to visit 10 participating downtown businesses. At each location, you will have the chance to question suspects about their whereabouts during the time of the break in and look at crime lab reports on several possible “weapons.” Participating businesses are YWCA, Aspect 6, Kirk’s Bike Shop, Inland Design, Vahalla(21+), IVY Tech (Fisher Building), Twin Archer, Mama Bonds and The Fickle Peach (21+). You can download a Crime Tracker –with map -now at or You may also pick one up during First Thursday at Canan Commons or Dave’s Alley. Crime Trackers must be turned in at Canan Commons by 6:30 p.m. The guilty party and facts about the case will be revealed at Canan Commons at 7pm. Investigators will also be able to enjoy tethered hot air balloon rides, meet a Horse of a Different Color and get a sneek peek of ARF’s Puppies on Parade. at Canan Commons during the event. Investigators who correctly identify the criminal and weapon will be entered into a drawing for great prizes, including: An Overnight Stay at the Courtyard Marriott 2 Family Pack Tickets to see Muncie Civic Theatre’s production of The Wizard of Oz at Canan Commons
Annual Family Membership to the Muncie Children’s Museum Muncie Graphic Pillow from Muncie Map Co. Bruce Pizza and $10 drink certificate from Vallhalla 4 tickets to Sept. 2 BSU football season opener game with BSU vs. Western Illinois $25 Gift Certificate to Twin Archer $25 Gift Certificate to The Caffinery A Tethered Hot Air Balloon Ride at the event. Many Downtown businesses require masks and masks are suggested on the streets of Downtown and at Canan Commons during this event.
Muncie Mystery


May 6, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Canan Commons Downtown Muncie
500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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