I don’t know if you’re old enough to Remember the song “See You in September” many artists recorded it. It was a top ten hit more than once. Whenever I think of the song, I picture what September means to me. And for me he title should be, “See You in September in Indianapolis.” Indy offers so much to do in September that it would be improbable, if not impossible to get to a quarter of the events. Choosing if difficult. So if I left your favorite off my list please add it in comments. Here are a few of the tops and some of my favorite September in Indianapolis events.

September in Indianapolis 


Indianapolis is the racing capitol of the world and rightfully so. The Indy 500 is the largest one day event on the planet. Attendance numbers aren’t released but close to 300,000 visitors make a yearly pilgrimage to IMS. However, the 500 isn’t the only show in town. September in Indianapolis includes racing.

“The 64th Annual Chevrolet U.S. Nationals will be held at Lucas Oil Raceway over Labor Day Weekend, August 29th to September 3rd, 2018. The Big Go is the biggest and best event in drag racing each year and is the final race in which drivers can qualify for the NHRA Countdown to the Championship. For everything you need to know about U.S. Nationals read our, Top Ten Tips to get to the NHRA US Nationals.

“2018 NASCAR action at IMS will culminate with the 25th running of the Brickyard 400 featuring the stars of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series.

Established NASCAR champions such as Jimmie Johnson, Kyle Busch, and Martin Truex Jr. will try to fend off bright new talents such as Chase Elliott, Ryan Blaney and William Byron.” — Visit Indy Brickyard 400


Kroger’s Symphony on the Prairie will finish their season on September 1st and 2nd with funk, “Robert Randolph is the frontman for this funk/soul jam band. Randolph’s unprecedented prowess on his instrument garnered him a spot on Rolling Stone‘s “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list …”

Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra  begins their pop season with ‘Cirque Goes to the Movies,’ “Epic movie music is combined with Cirque aerialists, contortionists, strong men, and dancers!”

Speaking of music and concerts there plenty to attend in Indy this September. Counting Crows, Lady Antebellum, Taylor Swift, Allison Krauss, Maroon 5, Kid Rock, Ozzie Osbourne, and one of my Favorites, Cake will be on The Lawn at White River not in September but close enough on August 25th.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game  

The Indianapolis Indians have two scheduled games, September 1st and 2nd. If you haven’t been to this venue, you need to add it to your list. “Victory Field is one of the most lauded ballparks built in the last 20 years; go to the Indy Indians’ Web site, and you’ll see kudos from the likes of Bob Costas, who hails the minor-league ballpark as one of the best ever built.” — Ballpark Digest

The Colts have two home games in September. The first is opening week the 9th against the Cincinnati Bengals, and then September 30th is against division rival the Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts Schedule. Will new head coach Frank Reich, the coaching hero of last year’s super bowl bring his magic to Indy? Will Andrew Luck be able to throw more than tennis balls? There are a lot of questions to be answered.

But Wait There’s More!

Professional, collegiate and high school sporting events abound. Theater includes the Lion King, September 12th through September 29th brought to Indy by Broadway in Indianapolis. You can participate in beer fests, walk cultural trails, and enjoy a farmer’s market. The reality is there’s too much to list. If you’d like a complete day-by-day listing of Indianapolis events go to, Visit Indy — Things to do and put in your date. Because if you’re bored in my town Indy, it’s because you’re boring. Have fun and see you in September.

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