Days Indianapolis, IN would live over again for Groundhog Day


Takoma Sato was the first Japanese driver to win the Indy 500 in 2017. | Photo via INDYtoday team

Rise and shine, campers. It’s Groundhog Day.

The more than 100-year-old tradition predicting the arrival of spring began on Feb. 2, 1887 in Punxsutawney, PA when a newspaper editor declared the town’s groundhog Phil as the country’s “only true weather-forecasting groundhog.”

While some of you may be waiting to hear if we’ll have six more weeks of winter, many of you might be too busy wondering what it would be like to be stuck in a time loop reliving the same day over again. We have Bill Murray’s 1993 movie of the same name to thank for that.

This concept got us thinking — if we could live any day in Indy over again, what would it be?

For us, Nicole would relive photographing the 101st running of the Indy 500 from the pits + Anna would relive seeing Courtney Barnett perform a private show at Indy CD & Vinyl in 2019.

To reminisce on days we’d play on repeat, we asked you what local day you wouldn’t mind having again. Here’s what you said:

August 2019 when Trevor Hall and John Butler Trio came to town and performed an incredible show at Garfield Park! Perfect weather, no pandemic, incredible music...*chef’s kiss* a dream afternoon in the 317!” — @Celiasadjadi on Instagram

Final game of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium in April 2010 Butler vs. Duke - with Gordon Hayward’s last second shot going in this time!!!” — Rhonda Meyer

“I would totally want to relive our wedding day! Pipers at the Marott was a perfect venue to show off the city to all our friends and family. We also took pictures at Marian University!!” — Kaitlyn Cross

The Monday following the day the Colts won the Super Bowl. Such a good day. It was really cold but it didn’t seem to matter.” — Jerry Brown

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