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October 2020

The Bob Ross Experience – at Minnetrista – GRAND OPENING

October 31, 2020
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

  Bob Ross inspired generations of viewers with his soft-spoken voice and a pallet knife. With its global reach, it’s hard to imagine that much of the beloved series, “The Joy of Painting,” was filmed in an unassuming television studio in Muncie, Indiana. From 1983 to 1988 Bob painted for the iconic series at WIPB-TV in the historic Lucius L. Ball home – now part of Minnetrista’s museum campus. Bob’s message of fearless creativity and his ability to reinterpret perceived…

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December 2020

Light Up DWNTWN Muncie

December 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm
Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2020 | 6 PM MUSIC & LIGHT SHOWS AT 6, 7, 8, AND 9 PM EVERY THURSDAY–SUNDAY IN DECEMBER Spread the Christmas cheer with galleries, restaurants, retailers, and neighbors throughout DWNTWN during December’s First Thursday. Physical distancing & face masks required. VIRTUAL TREE LIGHTING AT 6PM ON FACEBOOK LIVE HOLIDAY SHOPPING & FIRST THURSDAY GALLERY EVENTS THROUGHOUT DWNTWN FEATURING: AMAZING ELF ADVENTURE! Some of Santa’s elves have arrived in Muncie! Throughout the month of December, 80 elves…

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April 2021

31 Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show

April 1 - April 11
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

Discover Indiana’s artists and their Hoosier creativity in the 31st Annual Minnetrista Juried Art Show. Venture into a world of art, discover your own inner artist, and even purchase the work of these artists’ to liven up your home.

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Ball State’s First Spring Homecoming

April 26 - May 1
Ball State University Muncie, United States + Google Map

We may not be together, but we can still celebrate! Join us for a week of Homecoming tradition from wherever you are. There will be virtual gatherings, campus activities, Cardinal spirit contests, and more.https://www.bsu.edu/about/administrativeoffices/alumni/homecoming?fbclid=IwAR2tPryqEFSRiuJ7hDXhlcUm7A2zS7WiXBJT2fNVm6ihBuDWzT5xCDRdJuE

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May 2021

Ball State University May Commencement

May 8
Ball State University Muncie, United States + Google Map

2021 Ball State University Commencement-Come and enjoy the graduation ceremonies of the BSU Class of 2021 with families and friends

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National Parks Day – presented by Muncie Parks and Recreation

May 15 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Heekin Park, Corner of Memorial and Madison Streets
Muncie, IN 47302 United States
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National Parks Day is May 15th at Heekin Park from 12PM-4PM! There will be bouncy houses, obstacle courses, sport competitions, face painting, food vendors, and lots more! You don't want to miss out on the fun!

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Celebration at Canan Commons Presented by City of Muncie and Northwest Bank

May 15 @ 3:30 pm
Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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FREE

On behalf of the thousands of folks impacted by your commitment to our community—thank you for your incredible generosity! You are what made 2020 an unprecedented year. Now we want to celebrate YOU! We will be Celebrating with a live concert at Canan Commons Park on May 15th. Artists include Destiny Donati, Bashville Boys, and Cool Beanz Band. The Guardian Brewing Co. will be on-site as well as Speedy Dogs food truck and Three Bears Concessions will have lemon shake-ups…

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June 2021

Flower Hour

June 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Downtown Muncie Muncie, IN 47305 United States + Google Map

Explore DWNTWN during Brink of Summer ArtsWalk and collect flowers from 10 different locations to create a beautiful, custom bouquet.  Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at https://www.downtownmuncie.org/flowerhour, or from a participating sponsor or Downtown Development board or staff member.  Money raised through this event will support DWNTWN event programming and development opportunities.

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Fathers and Others

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ross Community Center, 1110 W 10th Street
Muncie, IN 47302 United States
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FREE

Strengthening Indiana Families Family Resource Center and Ross Community Center will be hosting a Fathers Day Celebration on the beautiful outdoor grounds of the Ross Community Center. Celebrating Fathers and Others you and your family are invited to join us for outdoor games provided by A1 for Fun, Live music on stage provided mystery local artists, and free raffle baskets for those we celebrate provided local businesses.

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July 2021

America the Beautiful’ USA Celebration Concert

July 4 @ 7:00 pm
Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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FREE

America’s Hometown Band hosts a one-hour USA Celebration Concert in downtown Muncie for a July 4th prelude to city fireworks. Lawn seating It’s Free, open to all, and great family entertainment — keeping tradition with the best of Independence Day tunes that American children need to hear & learn about

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Faeries, Sprites, & Lights

July 28 - July 31
Minnetrista, 1200 N. Minnetrista Pkwy. IN 47303 United States + Google Map

10 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. time slots Cost: $5; member discounts apply Member presale begins June 8. Tickets will be available to everyone on June 14. During this multi-day event, children are encouraged to come dressed in their best magical faerie attire as they imagine and play in a magical faerie wonderland. Families can enjoy craft kits, live music and dancing, a bubble garden, and much more throughout our enchanted Oakhurst Gardens. Tickets are limited due to capacity restrictions.…

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Ice Cream Social and Back to School Event

July 30 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Family Resource Center, 905 s Walnut St
Muncie, IN 47302 United States
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FREE

Families can come enjoy free ice cream and toppings provided by Ice Cream for Accident while they visit the new location of Future Choices, Inc. and The Family Resource Center Delaware County. Get what you need to get ready for the new school year. Everything is free for school age youth. Resource tables full of the information you need for the kids, or yourself to start school this fall. Underwear, socks, vaccinations, hygiene supplies, hair cuts, Covid Vaccines, help with…

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August 2021

Musical Tribute to Phillip Cooley

August 12 @ 6:30 pm
BSU Arts Terrace Muncie, IN United States + Google Map
FREE

A celebration of Dr. Cooley’s longtime support of live musical performance in his hometown of Muncie, by the bands he helped create - the Concert Band and the Big Band from America’s Hometown Band. rain location: Emens Auditorium at Ball State

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Welcome Back Roaring Twenties – Ivy Tech

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Fisher Building – West Plaza, 345 S High St
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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To celebrate the first day of Fall Semester classes, Ivy Tech is having a Welcome Back Party, August 18th from 4:00-7:00 PM. The Chameleon Brothers will be playing on the West Plaza of the Fisher Building at 325 S. High Street. There will be food, family fun activities, learn more about Ivy Tech's programs, short-term certificates and degree offerings, and an opportunity to meet with local employers. The following companies will be there to meet, greet and share job opportunities:…

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Muncie Mall Car Show

August 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Muncie Mall United States + Google Map

Come check out this Car Show presented by Southern Cruisers. Come see the good looking classic cars at the Muncie Mall. $10 car registration fee. Trophies, DJ, Vendors, raffle, and more.

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September 2021

Old Washington Street Festival

The Old Washington Street Festival is back. Combining the nostalgia of the Emily Kimbrough Historic District, live entertainment, arts and crafts, food vendors, and much more. This September will see the return of Muncie's preeminent street festival. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend!

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IRONMAN KICK-OFF CONCERT

September 30 @ 7:00 pm
Canan Commons Downtown Muncie, 500 S. Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47305 United States
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FREE

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2021 7 PM • CANAN COMMONS DWNTWN and the City of Muncie welcome Ironman with a free, all-ages show featuring the Kentucky Headhunters and Flynnville Train. Food, beer, and retail vendors Games for the kids Bring your own blanket, lawn chair, and cooler Parking available on-street or in the Horizon Convention Center parking garage THE KENTUCKY HEADHUNTERS Known as “Southern Rock Royalty” and the “great American rock ‘n’ roll band,” The Kentucky Headhunters have maintained a longevity…

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October 2021

4th Annual Fall Frenzy Parade & Event in Daleville

October 2 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Daleville Town Hall Park, 8019 S. Walnut St
Daleville, IN 47334 United States
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Welcome to the official event page for the 4th Annual Fall Frenzy. We will begin the event with a parade at 11am down Walnut Street. It is FREE to participate in our parade, and lineup is at 10:30am at the roundabout on Davis Drive in Daleville. Please contact event coordinator to participate. We are looking for vendors, chili cook-off contestants, and sponsors. We will have bounce houses, music, vendors, FREE pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, food, trunk-n-treat, fundraisers, raffles, touch-a-truck,…

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Scarecrow Festival

October 2 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Maring_Hunt Library, 2005 S. High St.
Muncie, IN 47302 United States
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FREE

Our third annual Scarecrow Festival with fun, games, crafts, music, and a scarecrow contest is coming up! Stop by any MPL branch to get scarecrow contest rules and a registration form. Individuals and community organizations may enter. Everyone can attend for free fun! In case of a little rain, the event will go on as planned, but watch the MPL website and Facebook page the day of the event for updates.

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November 2021

Mayor’s Arts Awards

November 12 @ 7:30 pm
Sursa Hall at Ball State University, 1809 W. Riverside Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306 United States
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Celebrate the Arts at Mayor’s Arts Awards, Nov. 12 Muncie, IN—The Muncie Arts and Culture Council (MuncieArts), in conjunction with the City of Muncie, will celebrate the 4th biennial Mayor’s Arts Awards on Friday, Nov. 12, at Sursa Performance Hall on the Ball State University campus. The Mayor’s Arts Awards are the most prestigious honors given by the city to individual artists, teachers, non-profit organizations, and patrons of the arts. Awardees will be honored during the 7:30 p.m. ceremony and…

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