Shrinking the Globe & Creating a Village

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  • Dinner Tour Stop at Taste Restaurant at Lucky Lou
    Dinner Tour Stop at Taste Restaurant at Lucky Lou
    Taste Restaurant at Lucky Lou
    Jan 20, 6:00 PM
    Taste Restaurant at Lucky Lou, 3623 Commercial Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46222, USA
    Enjoy delicious Chinese cuisine during the next International Marketplace Dinner Tour stop at Taste Restaurant at Lucky Lou! This eatery's menu includes Szechuan dishes and more.
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at Taqueria El Maguey
    Lunch Tour Stop at Taqueria El Maguey
    3920 N High School Rd
    Jan 26, 12:00 PM
    3920 N High School Rd, 3920 N High School Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Enjoy a delicious lunch during the next International Marketplace Lunch Tour stop at Taqueria El Maguey. Options at this restaurant include fajitas, chimichangas and tortas.
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  • Lunar New Year Celebration
    Lunar New Year Celebration
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Jan 29, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    The Global Village Welcome Center will honor the Lunar New Year on Saturday, Jan. 29 from Noon - 4 p.m. The celebration will include a traditional lion dance and honorary countdown to the Lunar New Year, beginning at 2 p.m.
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at Pho Saigon
    Lunch Tour Stop at Pho Saigon
    Pho Saigon
    Feb 02, 12:00 PM
    Pho Saigon, 4706 W 38th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    In honor of the Lunar New Year, we are adding Pho Saigon to our Lunch Tour. Please join us as we visit this restaurant under new ownership.
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at AFS Kitchen
    AFS Kitchen
    Feb 09, 12:00 PM
    AFS Kitchen, 4150 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
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  • Dinner Tour Stop at El Taco Acorazado
    Dinner Tour Stop at El Taco Acorazado
    El Taco Acorazado
    Feb 17, 6:00 PM
    El Taco Acorazado, 2440 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46222, USA
    Join us for a delicious International Marketplace Dinner Tour stop at El Taco Acorazado.
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  • World Arts Expo
    World Arts Expo
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Feb 18, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    An annual multi-cultural arts exhibition featuring established international and local artists.
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  • Lunch Tour Stop at Bon Appetit
    Lunch Tour Stop at Bon Appetit
    Bon Appetit
    Feb 23, 12:00 PM
    Bon Appetit, 4225 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Guests will enjoy delicious Haitian cuisine at this stop.
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  • International Women's Gathering
    International Women's Gathering
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Mar 19, 10:00 AM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    Women of the world coming together and sharing their journey; their trials and successes since coming to the United States. Dressed in the attire of their homeland, the women share their favorite native dishes.
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  • African Festival
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Apr 23, 11:00 AM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
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  • Juneteenth Celebration
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Jun 18, 11:00 AM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
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  • Taste the Difference Festival & Sister Cities Fest
    Taste the Difference Festival & Sister Cities Fest
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Aug 27, 11:00 AM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd., Indianapolis, Ind. 46254
    The 15th Annual Taste the Difference Festival & Sister Cities Fest celebrates different cultures via food samplings from more than 30 restaurants, performances (dance, music, etc.) and exhibitors representing countries around the world.
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  • Latino Heritage Festival
    Latino Heritage Festival
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Sep 17, 1:00 PM
    Global Village Welcome Center, 4233 Lafayette Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46254, USA
    In Collaboration with SADCO – the Colombian Association, the International Marketplace Coalition is hosting the Latino Heritage Festival on Saturday, September 17, from 1 to 5 p.m.
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  • International Coffee & Tea Fest
    International Coffee & Tea Fest
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Nov 19, 10:00 AM
    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 pop-up performances!
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  • Holiday Bazaar
    Holiday Bazaar
    Global Village Welcome Center
    Dec 10, 12:00 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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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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