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Groovin' On Georgia

We’ve pulled together a street party for Sunday lunch! Grab your Conference Gift Card and head to Georgia Street for a great time with your friends. You’ll find amazing food trucks, DJs, tailgate games … and, oh yeah … Xbox is kicking off the week at our street party! Stop by the Xbox tents to play games and enter to win big prizes, including Xbox One consoles and games. You don’t want to miss it!

Location: Georgia Street (Next to the convention center)
Time: Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Be sure to check out these fabulous food trucks!

Gaucho’s Fire Brazilian Truck - www.gauchosfire.com.
Der Pretzel Wagen - www.derpretzelwagen.com. They serve deli style sandwiches on pretzel buns!
Citizen Hash - www.citizenhash.com. International cuisine. They will have options for our vegan friends!
Johnson’s BBQ - www.johnsonsbbqshack.com. Traditional BBQ. Paleo meats and will have vegan options.
The Legendary Kitchen - www.thelegendsgolfclub.com. American offerings Tenderloins, fries good ol' hoosier food!
Greiner's Subs - www.greiners1969.com. Subs and Mac'Cheese!
Union Jack- www.facebook.com/unionjackpubbroadripple. Pub style food. They will have vegan options.
Las Tortugas- www.facebook.com/unionjackpubbroadripple. Mexican tacos and more. They will have vegetarian options!
Sugar Shack - www.facebook.com/Bargersvilleicecream. Soft serve ice cream for dessert!
Nacho Mama's - www.nachomamasfoodtruck.com. All Vegetarian truck serving nachos. Will have vegan options.

Horrow Hound Weekend @ The JW

Planning to come in to Stay & Play before Conference? Big fan of horror? Well you're in luck! August 24th - 26th, the JW Marriot is hosting Horror Hound Weekend! Tickets start at $40...have a scary good time!

Thanks Jason Simpson, SL in Indy, for the heads up on this one!

Hey, football fans!

Wanna catch a game? The 49ers are taking on the Colts in Indy, and we have the hookup on some discounted tickets!

Through this exclusive offer, you are receiving a pre-sale on tickets to the game, as well as being seated with other GME Conference attendees.

Click here to get your tickets!.

Free things to do in Indy

Beer fans! Check this out: https://www.visitindy.com/indianapolis-whats-on-tap-indy-breweries

5K Course Map

Calling all of our runners! While we don't have a Fun Run this year, no need to worry. Indy has great trails and routes for you to run any time you want! Check out the 5K course map below. Also, you can take a look at other running and biking trails the city has to offer by visiting this page of the Indy website.

Top unconventional things to do in Indy

Yes, we all know about the Speedway, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, and the world-renowned Zoo. Those are just some great local Indianapolis attractions that are worth a first, second, or even eighth trip, certainly! But, if you’re looking for new or new-to-you fun things to do in Indianapolis, Indiana, then we’ve found your some unconventional gems.

Pretend to be Indiana Jones in Indianapolis during the Catacombs Tour.

Chill with Civil War ghosts in Crown Hill Cemetery during the "Skeletons in the Closet" tour. This is reportedly one of the most haunted places in Indianapolis, if not one of the most haunted places in the U.S.; that certainly has a high chance of that being true, as it’s the third largest cemetery in America.

Bring a whovian to the largest Dr. Who warehouse this side of the Atlantic.

Find the beat at Rhythm! Discovery Center. Hey, if the world’s foremost percussion and drum museum can’t help you find the beat, nothing will!

Admire brains in jars at the oldest surviving pathology laboratory....ewww. Gross and engrossing, the Indiana Medical History Museum includes laboratories for bacteriology, anatomical specimens, awesome preserved brains in jars, and more! They’re open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

See if the Hannah House is really haunted. It’s known for being one of the most haunted houses in Indianapolis. But is it really haunted? We’ll leave that up to you.

Try the local flavor of bowling: duckpin. Duckpin bowling features shorter, fatter pins and a ball that’s slightly larger than a softball; it’s arguably a bit more difficult than the normal variety. Action & Atomic Duckpin Bowling has the vintage local flavor.

Create your own beer at Great Fermentations. Take classes to learn how to make your own beer, wine, or cheese. Warning: You may totally fall in love with this and spend hundreds of dollars on home brewing equipment.

Chill with real lions and tigers at the Exotic Feline Rescue. It might be about an hour’s drive, but seeing a lion in person in the center of Indiana is worth it.

Smash buttons at one of Naptown’s retro arcades (and donate to charity while you’re at it). Tappers Arcade Bar makes for an excellent Indy night. It’s free to play and has a host of regional craft beers. It’s got all the classics: Galaga, Donkey Kong, Mario Bros., Frogger, Street Fighter II, and more.

Get really serious by having some Prohibition-era, old-timey liquor. Enjoy the very vintage, national-award-winning cocktail, the Hooch, at the Ball & Biscuit, visit one of Esquire’s best bars in America, The Libertine Liquor Bar, or visit a swanky speakeasy, like the 1933 Lounge above St. Elmo Steakhouse. While you’re at St. Elmo’s, be sure to try their famously sinus-clearing shrimp cocktail. The Wiseguy Lounge at Goodfellas Pizzeria is also quite legitimate.

Need More Ideas?

No problem! Just check out the Visit Indy website here for more fun things to do in Indy!