- Metered spaces are free after 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and on Sundays and holidays. (More on meters is here.)
- Parking at Circle Centre Mall? Catch a flick at the United Artists Theater or buy a gift card there, and you can get up to four hours of free parking. (More on Circle Centre parking is here.)
- Some downtown retailers and banks offer parking validation for customers. Check in advance to see if such an offer applies to your visit.
- A limited number of free street parking spaces are available if you're willing to park on the edges of downtown and walk. Make sure to check for no-parking signs.
Parking for the most part is affordable and abundant in downtown Indianapolis when no major event is underway. However, you can do better than affordable if you play your cards right. Here are a few tips to snag free parking: