What are the Eastside Games? Each summer, the East Downtown Indianapolis Neighborhoods (EDIN) come together for a week of neighborhood-friendly, Olympic-style games. These events celebrate friendships, good-natured competition, light-hearted fun, and community cooperation. Events such as volleyball, bocce ball, horseshoes, dodgeball, table tennis, corn hole, cooking, frisbee golf, cards, track & field, video gaming, lip sync, and trivia allow for a week of great fun for all who live, work, or worship on Indy's Eastside.
How do the games work? Individuals and teams enter events in an effort to try and win a medal for their Eastside neighborhood or Eastside Organization. Like the Olympics, each medal (Gold, Silver, and Bronze) is worth points (3, 2, and 1 respectively). At the end of the week of competition, the neighborhood or organization with the most points wins the Eastside Games. The top three neighborhoods will have their name engraved on the annual trophy. Please take the time to visit our events page to learn more about these games and the opportunities available to you and your community!
Adopt or host an event for medal points! Neighborhoods or participating organizations can adopt an event and score medal points. Neighborhoods not hosting an event can adopt one by providing three volunteers to run registration and logistics for that day. In doing so, they earn 5 medal points for increasing community participation. Neighborhoods hosting an event earn 1 medal point per hosted event. Host neighborhoods can score an additional point for each adoption, (only non-hosting neighborhoods achieve the 5-point bonus). Non-hosting neighborhoods may adopt more than one event. Each additional adoption is one additional medal point. If you would like to host or adopt and event, please do so on the "adopt/host" page by clicking here.
When does it take place? The Eastside Games are held each summer during the third full week of June. Next year they begin on June 13, 2020 and conclude on June 20, 2020. For additional schedule information, please click here.
Where are they held? All events take place in Indy's greater Eastside area. Locations, dates, and times are listed on the Schedule Page, and event addresses are listed on the Event Locations page.
How can I take part? If you, your organization, or your neighborhood would like to compete in an event, please begin by viewing the available events on the events page. Then, simply register for the events you wish to participate in using the free registration page.
How can I help? The Eastside Games need annual volunteer and donor support. The costs associated with staging these games are limiting. Only through the help of volunteers and sponsor donations can this event continue from year to year.
If you are interesting in volunteering or donating, please fill out the contact form below!