INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE DINNER FUNDRAISER – Dinner to celebrate individuals that are helping to bridge cultural differences between their countries and the US.  The event will award three individuals from around Indianapolis that are making a difference in
and/or around Indy.

CULTURAL MUSIC IN THE INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE – Envision walking from one ethnic restaurant to another and feeling as though you’ve just traveled between various counties by way of food and music. The International Marketplace District will now showcase live cultural music the last Saturday of each month, for example at Havana Café you will enjoy Cuban music, at Abyssinia Ethiopian Music and so on….

INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE TASTE THE DIFFERENCE FESTIVAL – The event showcases how beautifully diverse Indianapolis is though Food, Faces & Fabrics. This year’s event will feature the best dishes from nearly thirty International Marketplace restaurants, ethnic performances, cultural exhibits and a free health fair. Last year over 2000 Hoosiers enjoyed the festivities, this year we are planning for over 3000 Hoosiers.

INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE MONTHLY LUNCH & DINNER TOUR – A chance to venture out of one’s food comfort zone and experience different ethnic cuisines and meet other foodies from around the city. The tour is starting its third season and please to boast that we have had as many as 50 on a given tour.

Music Demo

The International Marketplace Coalition (formally The Lafayette Square Area Coalition) is a
​not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses, concerned citizens and community leaders who encourage economic growth and development on the Northwest side of Indianapolis, Indiana.


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