SPARK on the Circle Returns to Downtown Monument Circle for 2024

It’s back! SPARK on the Circle is returning to Monument Circle, offering visitors a fun place to relax and play in downtown Indianapolis from June 1 through November 3.

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SPARK Features

Once again, SPARK will feature:

  • contemporary seating
  • synthetic turf
  • vending services
  • free weekly programming
  • live music
  • arts and culture opportunities
  • lawn games

Officials say that SPARK provides positive experiences for the community of visitors, residents, and Downtown workers who enjoy Monument Circle – the civic, social, cultural, and historic heart of our city.

“We are excited to continue providing spaces for residents and visitors to spend time in the heart of our city and explore all that Downtown Indianapolis has to offer,” says said Iris Dillon, Administrator of Programming and Public Use for Indy DMD.

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Where to Experience SPARK 

This year’s SPARK season will be located in the northwest quadrant of Monument Circle, which will be temporarily closed to road traffic.

SPARK + The Original Farmers’ Market

On Wednesdays each week, SPARK will also operate in tandem with the Original Farmers’ Market on the Circle’s southwest quadrant.

SPARK History

First introduced in 2023, SPARK brought renewed vibrancy to the Circle as a day-to-day space for Downtown residents, workers, and visitors to congregate and “spark” connections. In its 2023 season, the park-like environment welcomed over 78 thousand visitors and hosted 251 human-scale program opportunities. Nearly 50% of 2023 visitors spent one or more hours at SPARK to enjoy programming, seating, food and drink options, and games. SPARK was previously hosted on the southwest quad of the Circle and now shifts to the northwest quad with feedback from civic partners and to accommodate ongoing construction at the base of the Soldiers & Sailors Monument.

More Info

To learn more about SPARK on the Circle, visit

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