Super Bowl XLVI Pre-Game Events & Activities, Part 3: 9 Days, 5 Hours to Kickoff

Super Bowl XLVI is just 6 days away! In our last post, we took a look at The NFL Experience at the Convention Center. Today, we’ll discuss some of the other popular activities taking place around town over the next few days.

  • NFL Charities Celebrity Bowling Classic – Up to 50 retired NFL players and Pro Football Hall of Famers will be on hand as teams of four amateur players will bowl two games each with rotating celebrity captains.
    Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
    Time: 1:00 pm
    Location: Woodland Bowl
  • 13th Annual Super Bowl Gospel Celebration – the only gospel event sanctioned by the NFL for Super Bowl Weekend, the Super Bowl Gospel Celebration was named by USA Today as “One of the Best Three Super Bowl Events to Attend.” Purchase tickets.
    Date: Friday, February 3, 2012
    Time: 7:30 pm
    Location: Clowes Memorial Hall
  • The Pro Football Hall of Fame Merlin Olsen Luncheon – a maximum of 250 guests will have the opportunity to meet members of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in a very intimate environment.
    Date: Friday, February 3, 2012
    Time: 11:00 am
    Location: Indianapolis Museum of Art
  • The Super Bowl Breakfast – features the presentation of the Bart Starr Award to a current NFL player, voted on by his peers, for outstanding character and leadership in the home, on the field and in the community. Bart Starr will personally present the award to this year’s winner.
    Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
    Time: 8:00 am
    Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Expo Hall
  • Legends for Charity Dinner – benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, sportscaster and announcer Al Michaels will receive the Pat Summerall Award.
    Date: February 2, 2012
    Time: 5:30 pm
    Location: Westin Indianapolis
  • Pepsi Super Bowl XLVI Fan Jam- three different concerts that feature a variety of musical genres, including:
    • Univision Pepsi Musica Super Bowl Fan Jam
      Guests: Dom Omar, Larry Hernandez, and Alejandra Guzman
      Date: Wednesday, February 1, 2012
      Time: 7:00 PM (Doors open at 6:00 PM)
      Location: Indiana Convention Center
    • Vh1 Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam
      Guests: Gym Class Heroes, B.o.B., All-American Rejects
      Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
      Time: 7:00 pm (Doors open at 6:00 PM and Live TV show on VH1 begins at 8:00 PM)
      Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds, Pepsi Coliseum
    • CMT Crossroads Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam
      Guests: Carrie Underwood and Steven Tyler
      Date: Saturday, February 4, 2012
      Time: 6:00 pm
      Location: Indiana State Fairgrounds Pepsi Coliseum

Get free tickets for the NFL Pepsi Super Bowl Fan Jam events, if still available, by registering to be a part of the TV audience at

And this only scratches the surface. See the Host Committee Event Calendar for a complete list of Super Bowl XLVI events and activities.

Getting There

As we mentioned in our post about Super Bowl event parking, parking downtown could be problematic. Probably the best alternative is Park and Ride. For $2.00 a person, you can reserve a parking spot at one of three locations and ride a convenient shuttle right to all the downtown activities.

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