The Indianapolis City Market feeds the community and our guests by offering distinct foods, products and services in an environment that preserves and perpetuates Central Indiana's agricultural, architectural and cultural history.
The Indianapolis City Market aims to provide an exceptional dining, gathering, recreational, and event location in Indianapolis. We strive to provide diverse and quality food options, unique goods, and high quality services. We host and work to create exciting programming for a variety of audiences, and to provide fun and thoughtful activities for people of all ages. We are proud to serve as a small business incubator. We work to support local businesses, non-profits, the local economy overall, and the resiliency of Indianapolis as a whole.
In 2017, the City Market began the transformation of its portion of Market District with the implementation of a rain garden and bocce ball courts on our east plaza. We enhanced this aesthetic with bistro seating, umbrellas, and Adirondack chairs. This was all made possible thanks to Southwest Airlines' Heart of the Community grant, the guidance of Project for Public Spaces, and our partnership with Big Car Collaborative. Our vision is to continue this trend of connecting people to places with Wabash Way, the alley located just north of City Market. This transformation began with simple string lighting with hopes to one day be an urban European-style space that fosters and promotes social interaction and a sense of community. We hope to continue partnerships with local companies and industries to make this effort possible.
In a world of look-alike food options, the historic Indianapolis City Market is experiencing a renaissance—one that will take you back to a time of greater community, natural food choices and preparation, and carefully crafted products that are both unique and useful. The Indianapolis City Market's history is as rich as the promise of its future. When opened in 1886, the market ushered in a new tradition: an open space for the sale of meats and produce. It wasn't long before the Indianapolis City Market began to flourish as a community gathering place and one-stop shop for fresh produce, meat, fish, poultry, dairy and baked goods.
Indianapolis City Market is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a vibrant downtown event destination. Chosen as a prime location for many special events, such as a selected site for the 2012 Super Bowl, the market serves as a cornerstone for downtown Indianapolis and the Near Eastside. With a wide variety of eateries, wine and cheese shoppes, and retailers, the Indianapolis City Market offers patrons an experience that combines the best of both yesterday and today.
May 1 - October 31, 2019
Wednesdays, 9:30am - 1:30pm
Location: 222 East Market Street