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.

    • Time Capsule Ceremony
      Sponsored by the Mayor's Youth Council
      April 6
    • Mayoral State of the City
      April 16
    • Industry & Art: Creative Innovation in East Central Indiana
      May 5; 7-8:30 p.m.
      EB and Bertha C Ball Center
      RSVP at 765-285-8975
    • Festival on the Green: Flag Festival
      June 13 at Ball State University Arts Terrace
      5:30 p.m.—Muncie Arts and Culture Arts Fair
      7 p.m.—Muncie Symphony Orchestra Concert
    • Summer Stage Fest at Minnetrista: America’s Hometown Band & All-In Block Party
      July 4; 8 p.m.
      Fireworks begin at sundown. The Block Party hosted by Minnetrista in partnership with Indiana Humanities.
    • Muncie Homecoming Festival
      August 11–16
      For event information, visit
    • Labor Day Picnic
      September 7
    • Sesquicentennial Gala
      September 19
      Sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce
    • Old Washington Street Festival
      September 19–20
    • Inaugural Mayor's Arts Awards
      September 30
    • ArtsWalk Festival
      Coordinated by Muncie Downtown Development Partnership
      October 1 at Arts Walk Downtown