Shrinking the Globe & Creating a Village

A place to eat. A place to shop. A place to be.

Upcoming 

  • Grand Opening of the Global Village Welcome Center
    Grand Opening of the Global Village Welcome Center
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Oct 01, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Join us for a day of celebration and fun at Indy’s Global Village Welcome Center for our grand opening celebration! Enjoy performances throughout the day, door prizes, giveaways, cultural foods and more.
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at R & R Extreme Wings
    Lunch Tour Stop at R & R Extreme Wings
    R & R Extreme Wings
    Oct 06, 12:00 PM
    R & R Extreme Wings, 3740 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222, USA
    Join us for an International Marketplace Lunch Tour stop at R & R Extreme Wings.
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  • IMC Quarterly Public Meeting
    IMC Quarterly Public Meeting
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Oct 12, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Join us to learn about what's happening around the International Marketplace for the next quarter. The meeting will take place at the Global Village Welcome Center.
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  • Dinner Tour Stop at Karachi Kabab
    Karachi Kabab
    Oct 14, 6:00 PM
    Karachi Kabab, 4150 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Enjoy delicious Pakistani cuisine during the next International Marketplace Dinner Tour stop at Karachi Kabab.
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at Magoo's California Pizza
    Magoo’s California Pizza
    Oct 20, 12:00 PM
    Magoo’s California Pizza, 4919 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Join us for a delicious International Marketplace Lunch Tour stop at Magoo's California Pizza.
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  • Taste the Difference Festival & Sister Cities Fest
    Taste the Difference Festival & Sister Cities Fest
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Oct 23, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis, Ind. 46254
    This annual event showcases different cultures via performances (dance, music, etc.), exhibitors and food samplings from more than 25 restaurants representing countries around the world.
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at El Fogon Tortillera
    El Fogon Tortillera
    Nov 03, 12:00 PM
    El Fogon Tortillera , 3880 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Join us for a delicious International Marketplace Lunch Tour stop at El Fogon Tortillera.
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  • International Fashion Show by Berny Martin
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Nov 06, 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
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  • International Coffee & Tea Fest
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Nov 13, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Explore ceremonies, preparations, flavors, and aromas of coffees and teas from around the globe, along with ethnic performances!
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at Chapati
    Lunch Tour Stop at Chapati
    Chapati
    Nov 17, 12:00 PM
    Chapati, 4930 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Treat yourself to a delicious lunch during the next Int'l Marketplace Lunch Tour stop at Chapati. Options at this restaurant include Pakistani and Indian dishes and companion restaurant's Shani's Secret Chicken.
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at Mr. Gyro's
    Lunch Tour Stop at Mr. Gyro's
    Mr. Gyro's
    Dec 01, 12:00 PM
    Mr. Gyro's, 5358 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Join us for a delicious International Marketplace Lunch Tour stop at Mr. Gyro's.
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  • Holiday Bazaar & World of Trees Expo
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Dec 03, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Celebrate the season with artworks, handicrafts, and food from around the world, along with a spectacular display of cultural holiday-themed trees.
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  • Holiday Bazaar & World of Trees Expo
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Dec 04, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Celebrate the season with artworks, handicrafts, and food from around the world, along with a spectacular display of cultural holiday-themed trees.
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  • Dinner Tour Stop at Saigon Restaurant
    Dinner Tour Stop at Saigon Restaurant
    4706 W 38th St
    Dec 09, 6:00 PM
    4706 W 38th St, 4706 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Enjoy delicious Vietnamese cuisine during the next International Marketplace Dinner Tour stop at Saigon Restaurant. Options at this restaurant include crabmeat asparagus soup, lotus salad and ground pork steam rolls.
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at Taste of Dubai
    Lunch Tour Stop at Taste of Dubai
    Taste of Dubai
    Dec 15, 12:00 PM
    Taste of Dubai, 4672 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Join us for a delicious International Marketplace Lunch Tour stop at Taste of Dubai. Savor authentic Emirati cuisine including Mendi chicken and rice, hummus and kabobs.
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2021 Events

International Marketplace Lunch Tour

Biweekly

Experience some of the best cultural cuisines in the city when you attend a biweekly International Marketplace Lunch Tour. These meals provide guests an opportunity to eat delicious ethnic dishes, mingle with great company and explore the hidden gems our area has to offer.

International Marketplace Dinner Tour 

Monthly

With the success of the lunch tour series, we launched a monthly Dinner Tour series to also highlight restaurants in the area. In just its first season, more than 35 foodies attend this monthly event.

Dine-In At the Global Village

This event is an immersive experience of cuisine and culture focused on a country or region of the world held on a quarterly basis. Attendees can engage and learn about the selected country or region’s culture through food, music, dance and presentations.

Awards Dinner & Silent Auction

This annual awards dinner celebrates individuals making a world of difference and bridging cultural differences. During the event, three individuals are recognized publicly for their contributions and volunteer efforts. An extensive silent auction is also held to help raise funds for the International Marketplace Coalition. 

World Arts Expo 

This one-day multi-cultural arts exhibition provides a centralized venue for broader exposure of Indiana’s international arts community as well as local artists whose lives have been impacted by global cultures.

Taste the Difference Festival & Sister Cities Fest

This annual event showcases different cultures via performances (dance, music, etc.), exhibitors and food samplings from more than 25 restaurants representing countries around the world.

Savor the International Marketplace

Diners can experience a taste of the world at more than 25 participating restaurants offering specially priced menus. This annual event begins the day after the Taste the Difference Festival and Sister Cities Fest. Most restaurants that participate in the Taste the Difference Festival agree that Savor leads to a significant increase in customers.

International Coffee & Tea Fest

To explore and showcase the ceremonies and preparations, flavors and aromas of coffee and tea from around the globe. The attendees are also treated to ethnic performances.

Holiday Bazaar & World of Trees Expo

Designed as a way to welcome the world in celebrating the season, this holiday bazaar features artwork, handicrafts and food available for purchase. There is also a display of holiday-themed trees decorated by different cultural organizations.

* Early dates may vary.

We hope to see you at some of our events!

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