During the month of March, the City of Noblesville will host several events surrounding the collegiate mens college basketball championship. “Hoops at the Hill” involves the city partnering with local restaurants, merchants, and experience-based businesses on tournament-themed promotions and giveaways. Most events will take place at Federal Hill Commons in Downtown Noblesville and will include a Fan Jam car parade, watch party, gift card drawings and item giveaways.
“Many of us here are big fans of college basketball and one of the bigger silver linings of COVID-19 disruptions is the fact the entirety of the tournament will be taking place in central Indiana this year,” said Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen. “All eyes are going to be on Indiana for the better part of a month. We are excited to offer our Hoops at the Hill event to help our residents safely celebrate and participate in this unique event.”
Hoops at the Hill events include:
EAT. SHOP. LOVE NOBLESVILLE.
Throughout the month of March
The City of Noblesville has partnered with local businesses to provide $10,000 in $25 gift cards to local restaurants, retailers and experience-based businesses. Residents can scan a QR code and fill out the form to be entered into a random drawing.
FAN JAM CAR PARADE
Noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 6
Fans can decorate their car and dress in their favorite team colors or clothing to celebrate the upcoming postseason matchups. This will be an “in your car experience” where fans will drive through and wave to their favorite mascots, pick up Love Noblesville and NCAA collectibles and get your picture taken under the balloon arch. As a health precaution, guests will not be allowed to park their vehicle and walk around the Fan Jam.
Noon to 8 p.m., Saturday, March 20
Federal Hill Commons will be transformed into a lawn like no other – with seating pods with firepits, oversized games, beer taps, plenty of photo opportunities and of course, college basketball. The watch party will take place beginning at noon (game times and schedule will not be known until Sunday, March 14). A DJ will provide music between games. Indy Beer Taps and two food trucks with tailgate-appropriate food will be onsite. Attendees also can enjoy cornhole and life-sized games such as Jenga and checkers. As part of the overall health and safety plan for the event, each game will have a hand sanitizing station nearby. Themed photo frames and photo banners will be in various areas of the park.