Join us for the 40th Annual Circle City Classic


We are home of this year’s 40th annual Midwest HBCU Football Game and so much more! Join us for a showcase of historically black colleges and universities, including a variety of events leading up to the game. From the Circle City Classic® Coronation to the Education Day Party, to the Talent Day Career Fair, to the Greek Stroll Competition, it’s going to be another great year!

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Countdown to the Classic!

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Futures Get a BOOST at The Classic

IBE is committed to assisting Indiana students in their pursuit of higher education. Every year, thanks to proceeds from The Classic, Scholarships are awarded to current high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a post-secondary institution who exhibit outstanding leadership, scholarship, and community service. To date, we have awarded over $5 million in scholarships to Indiana Students.

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Since 1984, Indiana Black Expo has hosted Circle City Classic®, a unique showcase of HBCUs, academic excellence, culture, music, and tradition. Circle City Classic® is a scholarship fundraiser that has helped IBE award over $5 million in scholarships to deserving youth attending colleges and universities nationwide since 1984.

Over this same span, Circle City Classic® has contributed more than $340 million dollars to the Indianapolis economy.

Join our community and become a sponsor of Circle City Classic®.

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Marching bands, celebrities, dance, and more.

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