2013 Winter Nights Series and Hotels Near Indianapolis Museum of Art

Are you looking into a hotel room Indianapolis because you are coming in town for the 2013 Winter Nights Series at the Indianapolis Museum of Art?

Or are you just looking for hotel accomodations Indianapolis and also looking for unique things to do while you're in town?

Whatever the case, our discount hotel Indianapolis can fit the bill. 

The 2013 Winter Nights series takes place in The Toby Theatre at the IMA.  It runs from January 4th to February 15.  You might be interested in going a little bit before the movie starts to tour the Museum’s galleries or to eat dinner at Nourish.

Here is a line up to the films to be screened:

  • January 4 » The Fall (2006)
  • January 11 » Sin City (2005)
  • January 18 » Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
  • January 25 » Days of Heaven (1978)
  • February 1 » Apocalypse Now (1979)
  • February 8 & February 10 » 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • February 15 » Top Hat (1935)
  • February 22 » The Night of the Hunter (1955)

All films are shown in 35mm or 16mm.  Tickets range from $5-$9.  $9 for public tickets and $5 for members and students (be sure to check their website for full details on ticket prices).  You also want to take into account the price of parking, which is $5 unless you are a member and in that case, it is free!

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Holidays with Heart: A Hilton Garden Inn® And Feeding America Initiative

Hilton Garden Inn Indy, a Historic Hotel Indianapolis, as well as several other Hilton Garden Inns across the nation, has joined forces with Feeding America, a domestic hunger relief organization to initiate Holidays with Heart.

Holidays with Heart lasts from November 18, 2012 to January 6, 2013.  The seven week holiday campaign helps to fight hunger when guests book the Holidays with Heart room rate.

Heart room rate details:

  • Complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast (rate includes breakfast for up to two adults and two children 12 years old and younger registered in the same room. Guests will receive breakfast vouchers upon arrival. Breakfast does not include gratuities or alcoholic beverages.)
  • Valid Thursdays-Saturdays for stays booked and consumed between November 18, 2012 - January 6, 2013, in the U.S.
  • Two-night minimum stay required.
  • Availability and rate will be confirmed at time of booking and will vary by property, length of stay, date and are based on occupancy per room.
  • Rate does not include resort/service fees, taxes, incidental charges or gratuities.
  • Other restrictions may apply.

In exchange for booking with the Heart room rate, Hilton Garden Inn makes a donation to Feeding America to help feed the familes that need it most.

Help us make a positive change in our community by booking your Hotel Accommodations Indianapolis with Hilton!

To make a hotel room Indianapolis reservation to support Holidays with Heart, please visit www.hgi.com Book Plan Code "PBHWH1."     


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Hilton HHonors Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale Offers Great 2013 Deals

Do you and your spouse desperately need some time away from the kids but can’t swing the funds or take the time off needed to go on a lavish vacation?  Are you just looking for something different to do and want to get a taste of downtown Indy without emptying your wallet?  If either of these are the case, a quick weekend getaway may be the perfect option for you.  With the Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale you can treat yourself to an affordable, guilt-free weekend staying at the downtown Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn and enjoying all of the events Indy has to offer.  Make your hotel reservations Indianapolis by January 31, 2013 and enjoy the benefits of saving up to 40% off on weekend visits all year long.

Won’t be spending the weekend in Indy?  No worries; the offer still stands at any participating hotels and resorts within the Hilton HHonors portfolio for up to 40% off in any weekend during 2013.  When it comes to a discount hotel Indianapolis, you will find one of the best deals available with the Hilton HHonors Any Weekend, Anywhere Sale.  If you are not yet a member of the Hilton HHonors program, there’s still time to sign up.  Joining is free and you can start earning points ASAP; before you know it, you’ll find yourself earning a great hotel deal Indianapolis.  Book your hotel room Indianapolis today and enjoy a 2013 filled with affordable weekends of fun.

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Hoosier Holiday Hotel Deals - Staycation in Indy!

Do you have a tight budget this year but would still like to do something nice for your sweetie or something nice for your family? Do your kids love to swim and you'd love to treat them to a night in the pool? What about those distant relatives coming in town for Christmas?  Do you need to wrap up holiday shopping at Circle Centre Mall?  Have you always wanted to come to Indy, but needed to fit it in the budget?

Here's your chance to find a discount hotel Indianapolis.

Now through 1/6/13, Indiana residents only (or at least someone in the party must have a valid Indiana ID) can take advantage of Hoosier Holidays

In-state residents can take advantage of up to 50% off rates at top hotels like our three star hotel downtown Indianapolis as well as discounts to Indianapolis holiday events and attractions.

Here is a quick list of the holiday events and attractions that Indiana residents can take advantage of in addition to a hotel room:

  • Indiana Repertory Theatre - Start the holiday spirit off right watching A Christmas Carol
  • Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre - Have dinner and see a show!
  • Eiteljorg Museum - Discount on admission and check out the annual Jingle Rails exhibit
  • Indianapolis Zoo - Discount on admission - bring the kids and enjoy Christmas at the Zoo.

Can we help you with your hotel room Indianapolis while you are in town?  Find our hotel in the Hoosier Holiday Hotel Deals and join us this holiday season!


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Downtown Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn Undergoing Major Renovation

The Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn has always been dedicated to providing excellent hotel accommodations Indianapolis.  We continually update and renovate our facilities in the best interests of our customers, and our latest project proves to be no exception. 

That’s right, the Hilton Garden Inn Indy has exciting news: we will be welcoming a brand new addition next year!  After remaining vacant since the hotel’s opening in 2003, the 16th floor of the hotel is being renovated into suites.  The floor will become home to seven large suites and one grand suite, all designed to make your stay at the Indianapolis downtown hotel even more enjoyable.  Most details are still forthcoming (sketches, renderings, and design boards are currently in the making), but the rooms are unofficially named the Fletcher Suites after the historic building’s origin: the Fletcher Savings and Trust Building.

The estimated time of completion is spring 2013, at which time the suites will be available to reserve through all usual channels (online, hotel phone, and Hilton reservations).  Follow the renovation progress on the hotel’s Facebook page and, upon completion, be sure to see for yourself what all the fuss is about and book a room at the newly renovated hotel Indianapolis.  

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HGI First Quarter 2013 Event Planner Promotion Offers Deals for Advance Meeting Reservations

If you are looking for the ideal place at which to schedule next year’s meetings, events, or conferences, look no further: the historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn is guaranteed to be the perfect venue for you.  Start 2013 on the right foot before the year even begins by booking Indianapolis meeting hotel rooms for all of your upcoming meeting and events!  The HGI First Quarter 2013 Event Planner Promotion begins November 29, and by booking meetings and events held next year between January 1 and April 6, you will be able to partake in it.  This promotion gives you triple Event Planner HHonors points, plus a 5% rebate to the master account on the guest rooms!

If you want to take advantage of this opportunity, please request the “First Quarter 2013 Event Planner Promotion” when making your reservation.  Standard Event Planner Program terms & conditions apply, but airline miles will not apply to this promotion.  The master account rebate applies to guest room revenue.  Click here or call the hotel directly for more information.  And if you want a discount hotel Indianapolis for your upcoming meetings or events throughout the first quarter of 2013, be sure to make a reservation at the Downtown Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn starting a week after Thanksgiving.

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For Butler Basketball Season, Consider Staying at the Indianapolis Area Hotel Hilton Garden Inn

With two exhibition wins already under the team’s belt, the rest of this season’s Butler Men’s Basketball is sure to not disappoint.  The Butler campus and the surrounding Indy area is alive with Bulldog spirit; if you live outside of Indianapolis, why should you have to miss out on all of the fun?  Instead, take a weekend off from chores and monotony and make a quick getaway to the heart of Indy. 

View the schedule of upcoming games, pick a weekend that works, and take a road trip with your spouse or your college buddies or the whole family and enjoy an entire weekend of Butler basketball and other downtown Indy events.  As one of the three Butler preferred hotels, the only downtown preferred hotel, and the closest preferred hotel to campus, the historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn offers optimal guest accommodations for all Bulldog fans. 

And if you’re bringing along family members who aren’t basketball savvy, the Hilton’s central Indianapolis location allows for a mere walking distance to several other entertainment locales, whether they be museums, shops, or restaurants.  Cheer for your favorite player then retire to your hotel room Indianapolis for some well-deserved relaxation.  Get more information and make reservations ASAP so you can be part of a basketball season you don’t want to miss!

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Spend New Year’s Eve Celebrating Near Historic Hotel Indianapolis

New Year’s Eve is a great holiday to spend in the heart of downtown Indianapolis.  Whether you and your partner are looking for a romantic way to ring in the New Year or you want fun for the whole family, Indianapolis offers a variety of events for your enjoyment:

Countdown to Noon
Wanting to celebrate the New Year as a family but have some young ones that just won’t be able to stay up until the midnight mark?  Visit The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis and, free with the price of admission, enjoy a “countdown to noon” to experience New Year’s Eve fun at a reasonable hour.  Both you and your children will enjoy a variety of activities and music to celebrate the end of the year in style.  Call (317) 334-3322 for more information.  

New Year’s Eve Murder at the Propylaeum
Instead of celebrating the New Year in a traditional manner, why not do something different this year?  The Propylaeum will host a special New Year’s celebration, complete with food and drink—and a murder to be solved.  Be sure to dress festively!  The party starts at 7 pm and will go until midnight (if you want to tour the historic house, arrive at 6 pm); reservations are required.  The price is $50 per person plus tax and gratuity; call (317) 638-7881 to reserve New Year’s plans that you will never forget!

Porter Robinson
If traditional is your style, you might consider spending New Year’s Eve dancing the night away.  Taking place both December 30 and December 31, this DJ hosted event promises to sell out quickly.  Purchase your tickets online or call (773) 598-0852 for more information.  Must be age 17+ to enter.

New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball
Add a little mystique to your New Year’s Eve this year by attending a masquerade ball!  The 6th annual Stella Artois New Year’s Eve Masquerade Ball is complete with live music by Yellow Rickshaw and host Paul Poteet to keep the party hopping!  There will be costume contests and prizes that you don’t want to miss!  The event goes from 8:45 pm until 2:00 am and is 21+ only.  

Circoc the New Year
One of Indy’s biggest New Year’s events, Ciroc the New Year will take place at the top of Regions Bank Tower, where guests will be able to have a 360 degree view of downtown.  For only $125, you will have access to live DJs, hors d’oeurves, and the premium top shelf bar.  For more information on special VIP packages, call 317-658-0085 or email info@image-first.com. 

Are you coming to Indy for one of these events and need a hotel room Indianapolis?  Or were you thinking that if you could find a hotel deal Indianapolis then you might spend a special night out with your sweetie?  If so, we can help.  Please contact us to learn more about our hotel accommodations.

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Downtown Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn Offering Hotel Packages As Part of the Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration

The Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn will be offering hotel packages for the 9th consecutive year as part of the Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration, a musical tradition filled with holiday magic, complete with Santa Claus and flying reindeer.  This year, two different packages will be available: the Shop & Stay Package and the Stay & Save package.

The Shop & Stay Package.

This package is valued at almost $390 and includes the following:

  • A one-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
  • 2 main floor tickets to Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration
  • $25 Simon Malls American Express Gift Card
  • Simon Malls gift bag and shopping coupons
  • One year membership to WFYI
  • Breakfast buffet for 2 in the hotel’s Great American Grill
  • 2 complimentary vouchers for a future Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra classical performance

Fabulous hotel accommodations Indianapolis, all for a low rate starting at $229 per night!  
The Stay & SAVE Package.

With a value of almost $350 and a starting rate of $195 per night, the Stay & Save package is a great reason to turn the Yuletide Celebration into more than just a concert.  The package includes:

  • A one-night stay at the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown
  • 2 second mezzanine tickets to the Duke Energy Yuletide Celebration
  • One year membership to the WFYI
  • Breakfast buffet for two in the hotel’s Great American Grill
  • 2 complimentary vouchers for a future Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Classical performance.

Upgrades to one bedroom suites are also available.  The rates online will not reflect adding children to the room—the additional cost per child for the Shop & Stay is $27 and $17 for the Stay & SAVE; the hotel will manually adjust the rate if this is the case.  Be sure to note your show date and time when making your reservation; certain blackout rates apply.  

Extend your yuletide celebration beyond just a concert and enjoy the holiday with a luxurious package at the Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn.  Make your hotel reservations Indianapolis today!

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Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn Places Top 10 for Guest Satisfaction in Midwest Region

The Indianapolis downtown hotel Hilton Garden Inn continuously strives to keep comfortable, spacious accommodations and customer satisfaction as top priorities so that each guest has a quality experience.  We are excited to announce that our September 2012 rankings reflect this dedication to our customers: the Hilton Garden Inn achieved placements within the top 10 of several categories among all Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the Midwest region.

The Midwest region hotel locations included are Cincinnati, Dayton, Indiana, Kentucky, St. Louis, and parts of Illinois including the downtown Chicago area and Interstate 80.  When guests stay at a Hilton Garden Inn location, they are given surveys to rank their satisfaction with their time spent at the hotel.  

Our guests ranked the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown as follows:

  • #3 for loyalty
  • #4 for overall service
  • #7 for overall service year to date

The historic hotel Indianapolis Garden Hilton Inn is dedicated to providing positive hotel experiences for all customers, and we believe this dedication is reflected in the guest rankings.  The Garden Inn boasts quality accommodations and a convenient location in the heart of Indianapolis.  With our deluxe amenities including room service, a fitness center, and a heated pool and spa as well as onsite catering and over 6,500 square feet of meeting space, The Indianapolis Garden Inn acts as the perfect venue for both weekend getaways and business functions.  See what all of the hype is about and make hotel reservations Indianapolis for your next night away!

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Close the Gap Crossroads Classic

What could be better than an evening cheering for your favorite basketball team?  How about cheering for your favorite basketball team and simultaneously supporting a good cause?  You can do just that by attending the Close the Gap Crossroads Classic, a basketball tournament at the Banker’s Life Fieldhouse between Butler University, Indiana University, University of Notre Dame and Purdue University.  With all proceeds combatting heart disease and four of America’s best college teams playing against each other, the Classic is not something you want to miss.  Tickets go on sale November 17 at 10 am and can be purchased at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse box office, any Ticketmaster location, by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.   

After a long day of basketball, enjoy a well-deserved evening of relaxation in a spacious room at a historic hotel Indianapolis.  Staying at the Hilton Garden Inn, Butler University’s preferred hotel, allows you to be close to the Classic as well as other downtown attractions after the games have concluded.  You can enjoy a couples’ date night swing dancing at the Fountain Square Theatre,take the kids to the Children’s Museum, or just spend a low-key evening unwinding in the room. Pick up the phone or make hotel reservations Indianapolis online as soon as possible before rooms are sold out in preparation for the event.  Availability at our  Indianapolis downtown hotel is limited!


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Stay with Us for Black Friday to Beat the Crowds

It won’t be long before the holiday shopping season begins, and as the longer days of Autumn approach, many people begin planning their annual jaunt into the hallowed halls of Black Friday shopping history.

Black Friday is November 23rd this year, and if things go according to tradition, people will be lining up before sunrise to get the latest deals on gifts for friends and family. There’s certainly an advantage in having accommodations close to the mall in order to arrive early and beat the crowds to those very special deals!

So, why not take advantage of our Indianapolis hotel packages for this special occasion? Our Circle Centre Shopping package includes room, breakfast for two and a $50 American Express Gift Card. Since we are located just a block and a half from the Circle Centre Mall, you’ll save commute time and easily make the head of the line at your favorite shop, boutique or department store.

And after a long day of fighting the crowds in the mall, you’ll be able to come back to a clean and comfortable hotel room. Sit back and relax. Take a refreshing swim in the heated pool or a relaxing soak in the hot tub. You might even order room service and enjoy a movie or video game on the in-room flat screen high definition TV. Whatever you decide, our historic hotel Indianapolis location makes it convenient and stress-free to shop for the holidays. For reservations for our luxury hotel accommodations Indianapolis residents and visitors may give us a call at (317) 955-9700 or visit our reservation website.

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Circle of Lights 50th Anniversary Event Adds Spark to the Holidays

What’s better than the Circle of Lights event in Downtown Indy? The 50th anniversary of this much loved holiday tradition, that’s what!

After having your fill of turkey, stuffing and apple pie on Thanksgiving Day, join thousands of Indy residents and visitors at this special celebration to kick off the special winter season on Friday, November 23, 2012. The Contractors of Quality Connection and Electrical Workers of IBEW 481 put on this joyful gathering each year at Monument Circle when they turn on the holiday lights at the Indiana Soldiers and Sailors Monument. With live shows featuring Santa and his elves, children delight in the toy soldiers, candy, ornaments and trains that decorate the entire area.

The lights shine in all their brilliant glory from the Friday after Thanksgiving until January, and families from all around share every year in this beautiful tradition including the coloring contest for kids. Not to be missed is the talent search audition, which takes place September 25th and September 29th. Visit the Circle of Lights website to learn more about auditions and participation rules.

Downtown Indy hotels share in the holiday festivities with plenty of decorations and lights to complement the holiday spirit found in the Circle of Lights event. For hotels near Indianapolis holiday attractions throughout the season, you need look no further than our newly renovated hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn. Give us a call today at (317) 955-9700 to reserve your room or visit our hotel reservations site online.

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Come Stay with Us for Indy Colts Football

The Indianapolis Colts have another exciting season planned for football fans, and if you’re looking for a comfortable way to stay and watch them play here in Indiana, there are no better accommodations than our Indianapolis Downtown Hotel.

Conveniently located in the heart of all the action, we put you right where all the professional sports events take place. You’ll enjoy luxury accommodations in our historic hotel Indianapolis location with plenty of extras to make you feel special while you’re here. Our amenities include heated pool and hot tub, fitness center and room service as well as flat panel high definition televisions and hospitality centers in every room.

With so many reasons to stay with us as you journey to the football game, you’ll probably want to add a few extra days using one of our Indianapolis hotel packages to have additional time to see all the available attractions that make this city such a wonderful place to visit. Here’s the 2012 Colts Season Schedule so you can find just the right weekend for a special football getaway with a group of friends or that special someone.

9/16     Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings @ 1pm
9/23     Colts vs. Jacksonville Jaguars @ 1pm
10/07   Colts vs. Green Bay Packers @ 1pm
10/21   Colts vs. Cleveland Browns @ 1pm
11/04   Colts vs. Miami Dolphins @ 1pm
11/25   Colts vs. Buffalo Bills @ 1pm
12/09   Colts vs. Tennessee Titans @ 1pm
12/30   Colts vs. Houston Texans @ 1pm

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Plan Now for the Winter Holidays 2012

While the heat of summer may have you wishing for cooler weather, you can always dream of a winter white wonderland by planning for the holidays now. Meeting and banquet room reservations fill up fast particularly as fall approaches so it’s really time to start thinking about the holidays in order to reserve your spot before it’s too late.

Companies delight in hosting their holiday parties in our historic hotel Indianapolis ballroom, the Benjamin Harrison, or dining and dancing on our historic Mezzanine. This year you can make this event one to remember for many years to come by booking early.

We’re even offering special party packages with 10 percent discount per person on food and waiving both the meeting room rental and bartender fees. Overnight guests also benefit with a full breakfast in the morning, and each event includes one complimentary suite night for every 15 rooms booked. Our holiday special is based upon availability so don’t miss this great hotel deal Indianapolis Downtown.

Call to schedule your next social event or holiday party at the green hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn by contacting our Catering Sales Manager, Celia Belden, at (317) 405-5711. She may also be reached by email at cbelden@fhginc.com.

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Top 10 Guest Satisfaction in the Midwest Region for July 2012

The historic hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn Downtown is committed to bringing quality accommodations to our guests while making sure they are satisfied with every aspect of their stay. For July 2012, we are proud to announcement our top 10 status out of all Hilton Garden Inns for the Midwest Region.

The Midwest region is composed of other locations in Cincinnati and Dayton, Indiana, Kentucky, St. Louis, Missouri and parts of Illinois including the Downtown Chicago area and hotels south of Interstate 80. When guests stay at a Hilton Garden Inn location, they are given surveys to rank their satisfaction with their time spent at the hotel.

Our hotel accommodations Indianapolis location received the following rankings by our guests:

#1 for Problem Resolution
#2 for Least Problems Experienced
#2 for Overall Service and
#9 for Loyalty (returning guests)

Our deluxe amenities and superior quality service shines in everything we do, and Indy guests enjoy our conveniently located hotel right in the heart of Downtown. Our services include free internet, heated pool and spa, fitness center and room service. With over 6,500 square feet of meeting space and onsite catering, our Indianapolis meeting hotel can handle large events, meetings, conferences and weddings with ease. Give us a call for reservations for your next trip to Indianapolis or contact our event specialists for information about planning your next meeting or conference today.

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Stay with Us for the IndyTennis Classic in September 2012

September promises to bring many tennis enthusiasts to Indy for the IndyTennis Classic 2012. Hosted by GLTA World Tour, this 3 day event will be held September 8th to the 10th at the West Indy Racquet Club.

Of the many Downtown Indy Hotels, our hotel is TAG approved meaning we enforce non-discriminatory policies for LGBT diversity. Our amenities and superior customer service promise to make you feel right at home as you enjoy all the attractions that make Indy a great spot for vacation all year long. So come for the tennis tournament and stay for some extra fun as you enjoy the historic Downtown area, Circle Centre Mall, theaters, professional sports and fine dining.

Downtown Indy offers visitors to the area plenty of cultural and social attractions that make any stay in the city special. Our historic hotel Indianapolis location is conveniently located in the heart of the cultural district and only 15 minutes from the West Indy Racquet Club. Our guest room block is open to those who want to stay in a historic place with modern amenities such as fitness center, indoor heated pool and room service. For hotel accommodations Indianapolis guests and tennis enthusiasts may call our reservation hotline at (317) 955-9700 or book your stay right online.

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Reserve Your Room for World Spirit Federation Indy Showdown 2012

For two days of cheer and dance, there’s nothing like the World Spirit Federation (WSF) Indy Showdown. This weekend event serves as the world bid qualifying event for entry into the largest national championships in the United States.

The cheer and dance championship will be held December 8th and 9th in the Indianapolis Convention Center in Downtown Indy, and discounted early registration is presently available on the WSF website or by phone.

Parents, coaches and visitors to the area will appreciate free admission to the event, and participants may arrive on Friday before the competition for final registration and practice time for routines. Grand champions receive award plaques, banners and sling bags along with the prestigious title granted by the WSF.

For Downtown Indianapolis hotels, the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown is proud to be part of the reservation block hosted by Traveling Teams for the 2012 to 2013 season. For Indianapolis hotel packages, please visit the site to reserve your rooms. Our hotel is only 5 blocks from the Convention Center and features a fitness center, indoor pool and spa in addition to lovely accommodations that will make you feel right at home as you travel to this exciting cheer event.

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3 Reasons To Do Rib America Festival Indianapolis

Rib America Festival Banner

Rib America Festival.  Downtown Indianapolis.  Labor Day weekend.  2012.

You know this is one of my absolute favorite annual events in downtown Indianapolis if you pay attention to the blog.  I remember going even when I was in high school, driving 30+ minutes to come downtown at the Murat Centre parking lot.  The event has long since outgrown that small lot and now calls Military Park its home.

My top three reason you should do Rib America Festival this year:

1. GREAT FOOD - Of course this event is all about the eats.  Presented by Indiana Pork Farmers, you have the opportunity to sample some great smoked, dry rubbed or slathered meat from around the country.  Ribs, rib tips, pulled port, chicken, turkey...it's all there.  Corn bread, spiral cut potatoes, tons of sauces, grilled corn, funnel cakes...it's all there.  Yes, they serve booze, too.


Let's kick things off with Friday night's lineup featuring:

  • Duke Tomatoe & The Power Trio - 5-6:30pm
  • Eddie Money - 7-8:30pm
  • George Clinton & The Parliament Funkadelic - 9-10:30pm

Saturday's lineup is something different for Rib Fest this year and I am SO excited to see this change in the schedule.  They are presenting a jam band day, which I will not miss.

  • Upshot - 12-1pm
  • Infamous Stringdusters - 1:30-2:30pm
  • Twin Cats - 3-4:30pm
  • The Werks - 5-6:30pm
  • Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk - 7-8:30pm
  • moe. - 9-11pm


  • Picture Yes - 12:30-2pm
  • Hunter Smith Band - 2:45-4:15pm
  • TBA - 5-6:30pm
  • Night Ranger - 7:15-8:45pm
  • Tesla - 9:30-11pm


  • Flatbed Twitch - 12-1:30
  • Dude - 2-3:30pm
  • Blue Oyster Cult - 4-5:30pm
  • Cheap Trick - 6-7:30pm


Always one of the best elements at any type of festival.  It's great to sit around and watch people walk, or stumble, by.  Check out the crowd having a great time.  Talk to your fellow festival-goers to find out which stand has the best sauce, best ribs, best deal.

The Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown is proud to be the Official Hotel sponsor of this year's Rib America Festival...for the fifth consecutive year!  Our three star hotel downtown Indianapolis has some great offers for you as we partner once again with this year's festivities:

Rib America Indianapolis Hotel Package - Ribs & More includes your overnight guest room, breakfast for two in the restaurant, two admission tickets and 20 food and beverage tickets to use at Rib America Festival.  Click the link to find out more!

Rib America Indianapolis Hotel Deal - ROOM ONLY RATE includes only your Indianapolis hotel accommodations.

You may even run into the winner of this year's people's choice award...or a musician if you stay with us!

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Cheer on Downtown Indy in December 2012

The World Spirit Federation (WSF) will be cheering in Downtown Indy when they arrive for the December 2012 Championships. The two day showdown brings the world of cheer and dance to the area where teams compete for titles and awards while spectators enjoy some of the best athletes in these sports.

The WSF Indy Showdown will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center on December 8th and 9th. Considered the Super Nationals for Indianapolis, the competition is a qualifying event for the 2013 World Bid. All Star cheer and dance teams may register now on the WSF website or call them at (865) 777-6826. Spectators may enjoy watching the competition for both days free! Check the website for scheduling information 5 days before the event.

Staying at Downtown Indy hotels will place you near all the cheering and dancing action, and our green hotel Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn offers guests luxury accommodations and amenities that will enhance your time in the city and at the championships. Guests enjoy in room hospitality centers, wireless internet and flat screen HD televisions. Our non-smoking hotel is located near the convention center and popular attractions. For Indianapolis hotel packages visit our informational website or call us at (317) 955-9700.

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