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A Day at the Market
Tuesday, June 11
10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Indianapolis City Market
222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Indianapolis City Market is home to over 25 locally owned and operated small businesses. With ethnic eateries, from scratch snacks, boutique goods, and more - there’s something for everyone!

Beneath Whistler Plaza is a network of brick arches known as “the catacombs.” While they are crypt-like in appearance, the catacombs boast no bones. Rather, they are the remnants of Tomlinson Hall, a grand building that once stood next to the Indianapolis City Market. the subterranean chambers are all that remains of Tomlinson Hall, a once sprawling music hall that opened in 1886 and later succumbed to a fire in 1958. The only above-ground vestige of the original structure is a single archway. At one time the catacombs served as a convenient way to transport and store goods from the above-ground marketplace during a time when refrigeration wasn’t readily available. Another telltale sign of the space’s previous use is a brick-lined pit, which was used to store ice.

The number of microbreweries in Indiana has skyrocketed over the past few years and located on the Indianapolis City Market Mezzanine is the one place that serves them all! The Tomlinson Tap Room, named for the historic Tomlinson Hall, features 19 rotating taps of only Indiana craft beer.

Cost: $150.00
*Includes admission to both FEW evening receptions and the Wednesday Evening Event

Tour Schedule

10:45 am Depart Indianapolis Convention Center for short walking tour to the Indianapolis City Market
11:00 am Meet tour guides in the Indianapolis City Market Demonstration Kitchen, Market Street Entrance
11:05 am Tour Indianapolis City Market
11:35 am Cooking Demonstrations at the City Market Test Kitchen and Catacombs tour
12:50 pm Lunch vouchers will be provided for use in any of the market establishments. Grab your lunch and meet in Tomlinson Tap Room (mezzanine level) for lunch
1:15 pm Enjoy a beer/flight tasting in the Tomlinson Tap Room
1:45 pm Convene in The Flower Boys for flower arranging class
2:30 pm Depart Indianapolis City Market for walking tour back to Indianapolis Convention Center


PLEASE NOTE: The Catacombs are not ADA accessible but all other areas of the City Market are.
*Includes admission to both FEW evening receptions and the Wednesday Evening Event

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