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Lockerbie Pop-Up Public Place

Lockerbie Night Market from Big Car Collaborative on Vimeo.

In October 2017, our Indianapolis Spark Placemaking crew teamed up with CitiMark and Gershman Partners to bring short-term public programming to the Lockerbie Marketplace small park area between Alabama, New York, New Jersey, and Vermont streets in the heart of Downtown. This previously underutilized green space is surrounded by a grocery store and other office and retail spaces and is located just off of the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. Due to successful events and programming, we were invited back to the space in 2018 and again this year. Look out for the following events in 2019!

May 9 – October 17 / Thursdays
Lunch at Lockerbie Marketplace
Spend your lunchtime with us at Lockerbie Marketplace every Thursday (except July 4)! Stop by to enjoy the various activities that this hidden downtown green space has to offer along with a soundtrack provided by live musicians from right here in your city. Challenge a friend to a game of table tennis, play giant Jenga, and find your new favorite musician. At Lockerbie Marketplace green space, food truck from 11am-1pm and live music 12-1pm. Details

Monthly Musical Themes: 

  • May – Singer-songwriters
  • June: Ambient music
  • July: Classical music in partnership with Classical Music Indy
  • August: Hip-hop beats in partnership with Chreese
  • September: Classical music in partnership with Classical Music Indy
  • October: Classical music in partnership with Classical Music Indy

June 13 – October 10 / Second Thursdays
Commissary Cuppings
A cupping with Commissary will help you decipher the different notes, textures and aromas that the coffees we use produce. This will give you an understanding on how the regions and elevations that the coffees are grown play such an important role on the flavors you taste. At Lockerbie Marketplace green space, 12-1pm. RSVP

June 27, July 25, Sept 26, Oct 24 / Third Thursdays
Lockerbie Night Market + Sun King Beer Garden
Join us for an evening downtown, full of opportunities to enjoy the local Indianapolis arts, music, and food scene. Purchase goods from local artists and food vendors or relax and take in live music. The Carrington Clinton Trio will kick-off the event. Thanks to our friends at Sun King Brewery, beer will also be available for purchase at the pop-up beer garden located right off the Cultural Trail on Alabama Street. At Lockerbie Marketplace, 6-9pm. Details

July 2 – October 1 / First Tuesdays
Walking Tours
Visit historical and cultural sites in the neighborhood on these Lockerbie walking tours led by local experts. Start and end at Lockerbie Marketplace green space, 11am-12pm.

Monthly Walking Themes: 

  • June 4: Histories + Oddities of Mass Ave Details
  • July 2: Monumental Indianapolis Details
  • August 6: Restoration of Lockerbie Neighborhood Details
  • September 3: The Indianapolis Cultural Trail Details
  • October 1: German Lockerbie Details

Keep this page bookmarked for more event announcements and details.

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