Welcome to your home for year-round fun.

Here, you’ll find a diverse lineup of entertainment options designed for the whole family. In addition to the signature events we’ve become known for (Germanfest, St. Benno and Karnival, etc.), you’ll discover additional programming and events as we actively engage with some of the community’s most innovative arts and cultural organizations. You’ll also find more and more Athenaeum-produced experiences going on all around our historic building and grounds — think pop-up game nights and performing arts in the historic Basile Theatre. This is Indy’s destination for must-see, definitely-do arts and cultural experiences.

Explore our schedule of upcoming events below.

Weingeist: An Evening with the Wine Queens of Germany

The ArtSpace at the Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

Celebrate the spirit of wine! Weingeist is an evening that pairs perfectly with wine enthusiasts, charcuterie fans, and romantics looking for a Valentine’s Day date night destination. Join us in…

Max Kade Film Series: Emil and the Detectives (1931)

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

The Max Kade Film Series seeks to celebrate German storytelling through film. Presented in partnership with the Max Kade German-American Center. Emil and the Detectives follows a young boy named Emil who has…

Max Kade Film Series: Sunset Boulevard (1950)

The Basile Theatre at the Historic Athenaeum 401 E Michigan Street, Indianapolis, IN

The Max Kade Film Series seeks to celebrate German storytelling through film. Presented in partnership with the Max Kade German-American Center. Sunset Boulevard: In Hollywood of the 50’s, the obscure screenplay writer Joe…

Spirits at the Athenaeum: Overnight Ghost Hunt

Do you believe in ghosts? Have you dreamed of being a paranormal investigator? Are you ready to meet the spirits who've been living in our building for over 100 years?…

St Benno Fest

Grand Kellersaal Ballroom 401 E Michigan St, Athenaeum Foundation 3rd Floor, Indianapolis

One of the longest-running events in the city of Indianapolis, St. Benno Fest follows the traditions of the Athenaeum Turners' founding families. St. Benno and his goat, Herr Bock, will…

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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.