Twilight Tour

June 5, 2020

About the Twilight Tour & Party

The Twilight Party takes place on the Friday evening before the Meridian-Kessler Home Tour. This year, the popular neighborhood tent party is taking place on Friday, June 5 from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Featuring food and drink from Liter House, Half Liter BBQ and Scarlet Lane Brewing Co. and live entertainment by Chamber Music. It’s the most popular neighborhood event of the summer!



The MK Home Tour is truly a neighborhood event—neighbors opening their homes to neighbors—all organized by neighbors in support of the mission of our neighborhood association.

There are many ways to get involved!

  • Nominate a home to be on Tour – whether it’s yours or a friend who’s interested in sharing their inspiration.
  • Attend – BOTH events!
  • Become a sponsor – why not help the event while promoting your business? We have opportunities at all levels.
  • Donate – do you have access to things you see us using every year? We can’t be a success without your generous support.
  • Volunteer – whether you want to join a committee or work a shift during the event.


The committee is responsible for planning and executing the weekend festivities.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Home Selection & Review
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Neighborhood Business Participation
  • Sponsorship
  • Twilight Tour
  • Silent Auction
  • Logistics/Environmental Services
  • Volunteers & Host/Hostess
  • Ticketing
  • Artist Selection

2019 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn’t do it without you!

Estate Sponsor
Manor Sponsor
Farmhouse Sponsor

Check out a few highlights from past years!


What is the Twilight Party?

Twilight is a fun, casual neighborhood event that is held to kick off the Home Tour weekend. Attendees have the opportunity to celebrate Home Tour weekend with neighbors with food, drink, live music, dancing and a 50/50 raffle ! It might be described as a giant, neighborhood block party. If you’ve never been before, we’d love to see you there!

What’s included with my Twilight Tour ticket?

You will be treated to food and drink provided by Half Liter BBQ/Liter, live music and two drink tickets at the picturesque Basile Opera Center.

The Twilight Committee works hard to keep the ticket price as low as possible. We want to encourage as many people as possible to join us!  All ticket proceeds go to the cost of hosting the event as well as the the Vi Walker Neighborhood Grant Program.

What is the schedule for the evening?

The party begins at 6:30 p.m. The party tents are officially open and food and drinks will be available all night. The party ends at 10:30 p.m.

What if I’m thirsty?

Two drink tickets are included in your ticket price. If you would like more than two drinks, a cash/credit bar will be open all night! Please note: This is NOT a BYOB event. We cannot allow beverages to be brought into the event.

What sort of food is served?

Food and drink will be provided by the Half Liter BBQ!

How does seating work?

The event is very casual, so just fill your plate and grab a chair.

What should I wear?

Think cool and comfortable. It’s fun to dress up, but keep in mind that it’s usually quite warm and it’s an outdoor event. Women generally wear a sundress and sandals, whereas men often dress in khakis or shorts and a golf shirt. You’ll likely do a lot of standing (and dancing) so keep that in mind.

Can I buy my ticket at the event?

We recommend buying your tickets early, as the event often sells out. Some years, we’ve had to turn people away, which was no fun! If we know you’re coming ahead of time, we can make sure we have a large enough tent and plenty of food. Ticket prices will also go up following Labor Day.

How do ticket proceeds help Meridian-Kessler?

All ticket proceeds are used by the Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Association to help grow and support our neighborhood. Your support of the tour helps to:

  • Pay for street lighting in previously poorly lit areas
  • Support IPD financially and with volunteers
  • Promote revitalization projects
  • Underwrite community grants
  • Support local schools
  • Host all-neighborhood meetings, as well as business and clergy breakfasts
  • Publish a quarterly magazine
Who organizes the tour?

The tour is planned and promoted by neighborhood volunteers. Planning for next year’s tour begins immediately after the current tour, as there is always a lot to do. We have committees of volunteers who handle marketing & PR, sponsorship, 50/50 raffle, home hosting, Twilight Party and ticketing. There is always room for more volunteers and we’d love to have you join us at our next meeting. Feel free to contact us for more information.

  • "We love the homes, the walkability, the sense of community, IHM and the easy access to so many outstanding small businesses and restaurants."

  • "What I love most about MK is the diversity! I can live, work and play right here in my community - while meeting a variety of people with a variety of views that all value this great community."

  • "The MK 2020 Home Tour aims to have 20 showstopping homes, both large and small - on the tour in June. Let your home be one of those to welcome all into our neighborhood."

  • "I love being in a historic neighborhood that is walkable and full of character. We chose Meridian-Kessler as the place to start our family."

  • "As a life-long resident of MKNA, I am thrilled with the diversity of neighbors and the renewal of MKNA as well as the surrounding areas.  New and old neighbors are forming wonderful relationships that strengthen our neighborhood.  I particularly enjoy the Home Tour which highlights our vast variety of architecture (residential and commercial) and celebrates the history of MKNA."

  • "What I love most about Meridian-Kessler are the neighbors.  As you drive through out neighborhood you can see the diversity in the homes which is very similar to the diversity to our neighbors, all who are trying to find ways to make Meridian Kessler a better place to live, work and play."

  • "I have enjoyed getting to know neighbors who serve on the MKNA Board.  The energy is contagious working together for a common cause.  I especially enjoy getting to know our young professionals who bring a new energy to the group."

  • "I love living in Meridian-Kessler because it's such a diverse community, with so much to do. We live in a particularly walkable part of the neighborhood, which makes raising a family even more wonderful."

  • "It’s only been a few months, but it’s already clear that (a) the board really cares about making things better and (b) our neighbors are caring and passionate about the neighborhood."

  • "What's not to love?  From the architecture to the people - variety is at it's best here in MK!  We love that! We've lived in cookie-cutter neighborhoods, and that was fine, yet my husband and I much prefer the uniqueness all around us.  The other thing we love is the walkability. We meet so many people.  Front porches make that possible too.  We've lived in some pretty amazing places throughout this country, and Indianapolis' Meridian-Kessler neighborhood has, by far, been the best for us! "

  • "I love M-K diversity from housing to businesses to trees & sidewalks!  I love the way our neighbors care for and are involved in the area. We are proud of and dedicated to preserving a safe & friendly place to live."


2019 Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors! We couldn’t do it without you!

Estate Sponsor
Manor Sponsor
Farmhouse Sponsor

Presenting Estate Sponsor

Ferguson Bath, Kitchen & Lighting Gallery

Manor Sponsor


Bungalow Sponsors

Colby Equipment
Indiana Design Center
Jensen Design
Kelly Lavengood Team | Plat Collective
The MK
The National Bank of Indianapolis

Cottage Sponsors

Floor & Decor
Jenni Egger Design
L.D. Smith Plumbing

Garden Sponsors

Ambrose Property Group
Easter Conservation
kOMpose Yoga
The Somerville Team
Allison Steck | F.C. Tucker

MK Restaurant & Retail Sponsors

Fat Dan’s
Gallery Pastry Shop
Half Liter
Liter House
Pots & Pans Pies Co.
Scarlet Lane Brewing Co.
The Sinking Ship
Upland Brewing Co.
Urban Hippie

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