Saturday, October 1st 11:00am - 5:00pm

5th Annual Fall Frenzy & Parade

Join us for our 5th annual Fall Frenzy and Parade. We will kick off the morning with the parade followed by music, chili cook-off, trunk-n-treat, food trucks, and much much more!

Daleville Town Hall Park
FREE to participate

Saturday, October 1st 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Munich to Muncie Oktoberfest

Beer from all over the state, live music, food, games, prizes (did we mention Beer?!) Wine and MUCH MORE!

723 S Council St. Muncie, IN
$35-$45

Fridays: Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 28 at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays: Oct. 1, 8, 29 at 6:30 p.m.

"Halloween: Celestial Origins" Planetarium Show

What do you associate with Halloween? Trick-or-Treating, costumes… astronomy? After all, Halloween is an astronomical holiday! During this program you will learn the history of Halloween and how it fits into the seasons as a “cross-quarter day.”

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
FREE

Sunday, October 2nd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Code Red Dance Team Fall Clinic

Learn what it takes to be a Division 1 Collegiate Dancer! 

Worthen Arena
Starting at $40

Sunday, October 2nd 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Human Library Project Reading Garden

The Human Library Project features human "books" that visitors can borrow for conversation.

Minnetrista Reading Garden
FREE

Thursday, October 6th 5:00pm - 8:01pm

ArtsWalk: Pumpkin Trail

A special edition of First Thursday, ArtsWalk will feature autumnal festivities and a celebration of arts, culture and KINDNESS in Muncie.

Canan Commons
FREE

Thursday, October 6th 9:38am - 9:39am

After Hours Art Reels: Purple Rain

Muncie Downtown Development Partnership will host outdoor After Hours Art Reels following the First Thursday Gallery Walks in June–September. Films will be projected onto the Northwest Bank wall on Charles St at dusk. Seating will be available on the Fickle Peach patio area located at 117 E Charles St for guests who are 21 and up. Viewers who are not yet 21 can watch the films from the sidewalk surrounding the patio area. 

Free

Friday, October 7th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Family Fright Night

Get ready for a night of spooky and magical fun! Conduct experiments that look like magic but are all science, and see the astonishing science show. 

Indiana State Museum
$12/person

Saturday, October 8th 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Orchestra Indiana: Unforgettable - Nat & Natalie

Acclaimed vocalists Denzal Sinclaire and Dee Daniels pay homage to the legendary Nat and Natalie Cole with hits including “Unforgettable,” “L.O.V.E.,” “This Will Be,” and “When I Fall in Love.”

Emens Auditorium
Starting at $20

Monday, October 17th 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Homecoming Village - Food Truck Festival

Enjoy food trucks, music, and more as a way to get yourself ready for all the excitement of Homecoming Week.

Corner of Ashland Ave and Martin St
Prices Vary

October 17, 2022 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Homecoming Village - Food Truck Festival

Open up Homecoming Week with the Homecoming Food Truck Festival. This event will feature a food truck festival, music, and other exciting activities. This offers fun opportunities for students, faculty/staff, the Muncie community, and alumni to become involved and enjoy Ball State's Homecoming Week.

Martin Street, between Ashland and University avenues
FREE

October 19th, 2022 7:00pm - 8:30 pm

The David Letterman Distinguished Lecture Series: Stedman Graham

Join us for the David Letterman Distinguished Professional Lecture and Workshop Series, featuring Stedman Graham, business advisor, author, chairman and CEO of S. Graham and Associates, and 1979 Ball State University graduate!

If you are wanting to become a passionate, purposeful, and meaningful leader through identifying who you are, your strengths, and your skills, this lecture is for you! “Identity Leadership” will be held at 7 p.m. on October 19 at Sursa Performance Hall. 

Sursa Performance Hall
Free for Ball State students, staff, and faculty

Wednesday, October 19th 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Campus Dinner

Enjoy a Homecoming-themed dining experience with a special themed menu.

North Dining
Prices Vary

Thursday, October 20th 7:30pm - 10:30pm

Air Jam & Royalty Coronation

Ball State Homecoming's most popular event! Come watch student organizations dance and compete in the annual lip-sync competition.

Emens Auditorium
$15

October 21st, 2022 12:00pm

Bed Race

It's time again for one of Homecoming's most exciting traditions since 1980! Each Bed Race team consists of five people – four pushing the bed, and one riding on it. Teams will compete against the clock, two teams at a time, on a 100-yard course.

Riverside Avenue
FREE

October 22nd, 2022 9:00am

Homecoming Parade

The Homecoming Parade has been one of Ball State's greatest traditions since it began in 1939. University organizations and Muncie community businesses and groups enter floats, cars, bands, and even horses to show off their Cardinal Pride!

Ball State University Campus
Free

October 22nd, 2022 8:45 am

Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk

We will once again be joining forces with Chase Charlie, which will see its 5K take place Homecoming morning. Enjoy this exciting atmosphere as you run through campus along the parade route. The finish line is next to Emens Auditorium on Riverside Avenue, so make plans to stay and watch the Homecoming parade after you are finished.

Muncie City Hall to Emens Auditorium on Riverside Avenue
FREE

Saturday, October 22nd 8:45am - 12:45pm

Chase Charlie 5K

Brush off your running/walking shoes and join fellow Ball State alumni, students, and Muncie community members for the 2022 Chase Charlie 5K Run/Walk. Start at Muncie City Hall and make your way to Emens Auditorium in this fun trot!

Downtown/Campus
FREE

Saturday, October 22nd 9:00am - 2:00pm

Oktober Strength Fest

Oktoberfest Strength Fest strongman competition benefiting the Shriners Hospital for Children!

3671 N Shrine Dr 3671 North Shrine Drive Muncie, IN 47303
$45

Saturday, October 22nd 12:00pm - 2:00pm

CharlieTown Tailgate

Don’t miss the food trucks, fun, entertainment, and camaraderie at this free spirited tailgate!  Then head over to Scheumann Stadium!

Alumni Center Outside Area
Prices Vary

Saturday, October 22nd 2:00pm - 5:00pm

Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan Football Game

Watch the Ball State Cardinals take on the Eastern Michigan Eagles in the Homecoming football game! Grab your tickets here!

Scheumann Stadium
Free for students. Prices Vary for non-students

Monday, October 24th 7:30pm - 9:30pm

Legally Blonde

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Emens Auditorium
Starting at $34

Friday, October 28th 6:00pm - 10:00pm

The Steampunk Consortium Halloween Ball

Come join the Steampunk Consortium for an evening of Music and Festivities at The North Church Venue (A Wedding and Events Venue) in Muncie, Indiana.

The North Church Venue
Starting at $5

Saturdays: October 1st, 8th, and 29th at 3:30 p.m.

"Earth, Moon & Sun" Planetarium Show

Coyote has many misconceptions about our home planet and its most familiar neighbors. His confusion about the universe makes viewers think about how Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system and learn to distinguish between myths and science. Learn the basics of fusion and solar energy and why the Sun rises and sets.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
FREE

Saturdays: October 1st, 8th, and 29th at 5:00 p.m.

"Eclipse: The Sun Revealed" Planetarium Show

There will be a total eclipse of the Sun visible from Muncie, Indiana in just two years. A total solar eclipse is such a spectacular event, it is never too early to start planning for one. Come learn how solar and lunar eclipses happen, and about scientific discoveries that have been supported by total solar eclipses.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
FREE

Every Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Farmers Market at Minnetrista

Join us for Farmers Market and discover fresh and healthy food, produce, and more. It’s here you can connect with local vendors to discover what our community has to offer.

Minnetrista muesum & gardens
free

Saturday, November 5th 6:30pm - 8:00pm

3rd Annual Astronomy SLAM!

The Charles W. Brown Planetarium presents the 3rd Annual Astronomy SLAM! Just 10 minutes a person – that is all the time Ball State students will get to share a piece of our universe with you in the Brown Planetarium. During this event, students will use planetarium visuals to help them present in the most creative way they can while competing for the title of Astronomy Slam Champion! This year's presenters are: Caleb Whitcomb, Madeline Shepley, Kyree Standifer, and Kenya Cole. Registration is required. 

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
$4 per person

Fridays: Nov. 11, 18 at 6:30 p.m Saturdays: Nov. 12, 19 at 6:30 p.m.

"Solar Superstorms" Planetarium Show

A fury is building on the surface of the Sun… high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave that reaches 100,000km high, and rising loops of electrified gas are energized by what is going on underneath its surface. Will these “storms” affect Earth? Find the answer as we venture into the seething interior of our star to learn how they are formed. 

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
FREE

Saturdays: November 12th and 19th at 3:30 p.m.

"Astronaut" Planetarium Show

The exploration of space is the greatest endeavor that humankind has ever undertaken. What does it take to be part of this incredible journey? What does it take to become an astronaut? Experience a rocket launch from inside the body of an astronaut, explore the amazing worlds of inner and outer space, and discover the perils that lurk in space as we subject Chad, our test astronaut, to everything space has to throw at him. Narrated by Ewan McGregor.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
FREE

Saturdays: November 12th and 19th at 5:00 p.m.

"SEEING! A Look Inside the Eye" Planetarium Show

Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson, “SEEING!” follows a photon’s creation and journey across the galaxy to a young stargazer’s eye where we learn about anatomy more than astronomy. The viewer follows the photon into the girl’s eye, learning the structures of the eye and their functions, prior to taking a ride on the optic nerve.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
FREE

Sunday, November 27th 8:00am - 10:00pm

Gobble Wabble

Bars and eateries will participate with food and drink specials and other fun surprises. You can also participate by making a purchase at any Downtown retail location during Small Business Saturday.

Downtown Muncie
Prices Vary

Saturday, November 26th 8:00am - 10:00pm

Small Business Saturday

Make an impact this Small Business Saturday by shopping and eating local. Don't miss Small Business Saturday shopping!

Downtown Muncie
Prices Vary

First Saturday of Every Month

Country Flea Market

Flea market with something for everyone! Antiques, crafts, tools, coins, jewelry, sports cards, collectibles and much, much more! 70+ vendors and Hot Dogs in Paradise food truck will be onsite.

Delaware County Fair
FREE

Thursday, December 1st 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Light Up Downtown

Spread the Christmas cheer with galleries, restaurants, retailers, and neighbors throughout DWNTWN during December’s First Thursday!

Downtown Muncie
FREE

First Thursday of Every Month

First Thursday

Join us on the first Thursday of each month from 5–8 pm for a gallery walk around DWNTWN Muncie. Watch and learn from local artists as they perform their craft in various DWNTWN shops. Enjoy their company and purchase their unique creations. 

Downtown Muncie indiana
Free

Saturdays: December 3rd and 10th at 3:30 p.m.

"The Solar System for Kids!" Planetarium Show

Stay warm inside with your young learners while visiting some of the coldest places in our Solar System. Come explore the many objects of the Solar System, including the Sun, all the major planets, the asteroids, and Pluto during this live presentation for kids. All ages are welcome.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
FREE

Saturdays: December 3rd and 10th at 5:00 p.m.

"We Are Astronomers" Planetarium Show

Narrated by David Tennant, we explore what exactly astronomers do in this new program. Today’s astronomer is not the lone observer of past centuries. This program reveals the global collaboration, technology, and dedication required to answer the unresolved questions of the Universe and features info on NASA’s recently-launched James Webb Space Telescope.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
FREE

Fridays: Dec. 2, 9 at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays: 3, 10 at 6:30 p.m.

"The Christmas Star" Planetarium Show

Over the years many people have tried to explain the appearance of the Star of Bethlehem, as described in the Bible. Can the star be explained as an exploding star, a comet, or some other natural event in the sky? Potential natural explanations for the Star of Bethlehem and common modern-day misconceptions will be discussed.

Charles W. Brown Planetarium
FREE