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Dance at twilight on Friday, then bike the tour on Saturday and Sunday.

Don’t miss the largest and longest running tour of vintage homes in Indiana. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, Meridian~Kessler is one of the city’s oldest neighborhoods. Well-maintained homes with historic charm are nestled within a diverse walkable community.

Founded in 1973, The Home & Garden Tour was created to promote the history and unique architecture of the neighborhood. Today, the Tour is an important part of the fundraising efforts of the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association. Ticket sales and sponsorships are reinvested in the neighborhood and helps ensure that our community continues to thrive.

 


Get all the 2015 MK Home & Garden Tour information at hometour.mkna.org


 

Celebrating the Golden Anniversary of MKNA, we’ll kick-off the weekend on Friday night with the annual Twilight Party.

We’re kicking it old–school this year. Remember the Twilight Parties in years past when you lost track of time? When you ate delicious food and danced the night away? When you connected with old and new friends and bonded those life-long relationships? We do and we want to revive those experiences!

The Twilight Party will be held in the streets of the historic Forest Hills district of Meridian~Kessler. The evening will begin with tours of three amazing homes and gardens.

Once you’ve settled in, we’ll feast on cuisine from some of our neighborhood restaurants including Bent Rail Brewery, Delicia, The Jazz Kitchen, Julia’s Homestyle & Caribbean Cuisine, Just Pop-In!, Northside Kitchenette, Pat’s Philly Pretzels and Yat’s with beverages from Upland Brewery & SoBro Liquors.

We’re also hosting a Silent Auction featuring thousands of dollars worth of items generously donated by local residents and businesses around the neighborhood, city, state and country. Auction proceeds fund our grant program. To date, MKNA has redistributed tens of thousands of dollars to schools, social services and other local groups in need.

Then it’s time to dance the night away. After warming up with some DJ spins, we’ll start blasting the party with a performance by MK residents The Burning Mules. If you’ve never been to one of their shows, you’ve been missing out. We’ll enjoy their unique Rockabilly style of original material and some cover songs performed the way they should’ve been done in the first place.

The Day Tour • Saturday and Sunday

Who can think of a better way to spend a late–spring weekend in Indianapolis than taking in the beauty and diversity of our beloved Meridian-Kessler neighborhood? We can’t and we ask you to join us for this fun and historic event. Leave the car at home; pedal the tour and use our bike racks at every home on the day tour.

This year the Home Tour is dedicated to showcasing all eight zones within Meridian~Kessler’s boundaries— From 38th to Kessler. From Meridian to the Monon. Homes were selected not just for their superb design and architectural elements, but to highlight a wide variety of homes from DIY bungalows & cottages to professionally decorated manors. As a demonstration that our neighborhood is accessible, the tour includes homes of all shapes and sizes!

Visit our website mkhometour.com to see all of the homes on the tour. Also, our website features answers to many of the frequently asked questions about the tour.

A Community Effort

The MK Home & Garden Tour is truly a neighborhood event— neighbors opening their homes to neighbors— all organized by neighbors in support of the mission of our neighborhood association. The Meridian~Kessler Neighborhood Association couldn’t be effective without the support of residents and businesses within our community. There are many opportunities to be involved in this cherished event. If you’d like to become a sponsor, donate something for the Silent Auction or volunteer as a docent at one of the tour homes, please let us know. Email us at hometour@mkna.org

 

 

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