Skip to main content

Social Events

Game On! The Ultimate Tailgate


Monday, Aug.14

Home to professional sports teams, universities and the NCAA, Indianapolis knows a thing or two about tailgating. Whether you're a sports fan or just enjoy meeting up with friends old and new, Indy’s Hoosier Hospitality will be on full display at this opening event celebrating the city’s sporting spirit. And, of course, expect your favorite tailgate fare along with entertainment.   

White River Jam Closing Bash


Wednesday, Aug.16

NCSL closes out each Legislative Summit with an extravaganza of entertainment. This year, the tradition continues with a surprise musical guest. Don’t miss this must-attend celebration at the TCU Amphitheater in White River State Park. Come dressed for fun!

Indianapolis: Make It a Family Affair

More than just fast cars, Indianapolis, or Indy as locals invite you to call it, has big surprises around every turn: A flourishing culinary and brewing scene, thriving cultural institutions, cool neighborhoods and so much more. It’s also a great city to bring the family.

Top Reasons to Bring the Family

Indy Children Museum

Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
With more than 800,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor exhibits to explore, it’s the world’s largest children’s museum, period.

Indy Zoo

Indianapolis Zoo
A dolphin in-water program, a shark touch tank and an exhibit called “Extreme Snakes” set this zoo apart.

Motor Speedway Museum

Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum
Check out the world’s largest and most varied collections of racing, antique and classic cars. Test your skills at the Speedway Indoor Karting track, which is just blocks away.

Indiana State Fair

Indiana State Fair
Ranked among the 10 best state fairs by USA Today, the Indiana State Fair coincides with this year’s Legislative Summit.

The Canal Walk in Indy

The Canal Walk
The 1.5-mile Canal Walk promenade stretches through White River State Park and was voted one of the 10 best in the country.

Click here to go to Indy microsite

Your Indy Guide
Breweries, live music, sports events, art and culture … Start planning your stay!

  • Contact NCSL

  • For more information on this topic, use this form to reach NCSL staff.