The Athenaeum Presents: your next favorite thing!

Looking for family-friendly fun in one of the city’s most iconic historical destinations? Introducing Athenaeum Presents. Here, you’ll find one-of-a-kind experiences you’re not going to see anywhere else in the city. Our lineup of arts, history and culturally focused events are designed to engage the community and meet residents where they live: in the heart of Indy’s Mass Ave district. Explore our annual must-see favorites, and don’t miss the next big things!

Upcoming Events

April 15, 2023

St. Benno Fest is BOCK and better than ever! Join the Athenaeum in the Rathskeller on Saturday, April 15 as they celebrate a classic German-American event over 110 years in…

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June 11, 2023

We’re going hog wild! If you’ve never been to a real hog roast (or as the Germans call it...a spanferkel), now’s your chance! Help us ring in a new summer…

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October 07, 2023

Indy's Best Haus Party Is Back! Join us on October 7 for the 15th annual GermanFest!  Again this year, we're taking GermanFest to the streets! Michigan and New Jersey Streets…

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Athenaeum Foundation401 EAST MICHIGAN STREET

Our Mission

The Athenaeum Foundation preserves a treasured historic landmark that welcomes all to nurture a sound mind and a sound body through arts & culture, wellness and community.

The Athenaeum Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization.