Community Events

A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie

A Legacy Etched in Glass: The Ball Brothers in Muncie is a documentary researched, produced, and edited by immersive learning students at Ball State University’s Department of Telecommunications. The documentary tells the story of the five Ball brothers as they moved their glass business from New York to Indiana and describes the family’s philanthropic contributions.

Watch the film here:

Celebrate Muncie’s 150th Anniversary!

Gather with your community. Celebrate all year.

Small Business Saturday
November 28; All day event
Downtown Muncie
Gather your friends and make an impact this Small Business Saturday by shopping and eating local. Begin your shopping early and then end the day with the Gobble Wobble supporting local pubs and eateries.

Polar Express
December 4; 4–9 p.m.
Cardinal Greenway Depot
A unique event for children to sit on Santa’s lap and share their holiday wishes! Special guest readers will read the story of the Polar Express, Santa’s elves will make sure you take home a silver bell to remind you of your journey, and you can sip on hot chocolate as you listen to carolers share the songs of the season.

December 6; 2:30 p.m.
Canan Commons
Join Santa, Mayor Dennis Tyler, and the Muncie community in a longstanding local holiday tradition to get people in the Christmas spirit. The 79th Annual Muncie Community Christmas Sing will take place at the Fieldhouse, followed by the fourth annual Light Up DWNTWN parade, and the official Muncie tree lighting and festivities. Activities will include hot cocoa and s’mores in the park, fire pits, a kiddie train,