20 Must Do Summer Activities

The summer months are very busy, but there are 20 things that you must make sure are on your summer check list. These items are not in any particular order, just suggestions you won't want to miss:

1.  Go to a FREE concert, we are so very lucky that we have free concerts available to us every week in the summer.  For a list of great concerts,and other fun, make sure to visit our calendar and like our facebook page.

2.  You really must visit a Farmers Market, oh what fun!!  Great food, great gift ideas and so many friends!  For highlights and details:

3. Visit a gallery, there are galleries in every city/town, take a relaxing walk through a few galleries and relax with the art.

4. Visit a 4th of July celebration, each town is planning a grand celebration:

  • Lights Over Morse, June 29-July 1
  • Westfield, July 4th
  • Noblesville, July 4th
  • Carmel, July 3rd & 4th
  • Sheridan, July 4th
  • Fishers, July 4th

5. Visit Connor Prairie, a living history museum with new activities each year.

6. See a play, there are several great places to go, our two favorites are The Carmel Community Players and Westfield Playhouse.

7.  Art of Wine, July 19th, at the Carmel Art's and Design District.

8.  Take a train ride with the Indiana Transportation Museum, click here to see their schedule

9.  Check out the local shopping and support the local vendors.  Each town has unique and fun shopping.  Share on our facebook your favorite stores.

10.  Have fun at the Carmel Arts Council will benefit from a Street Fair at SoHo on June 7 from 4:30-8:30, 620 S. Rangeline Rd.

11. Have a family portrait taken, we favor Wyant Photography, they have great summer specials.

12. Have a picnic at your favorite Hamilton County Park.

13. Second Saturday is a celebration at the Carmel Arts and Design District, enjoy the merchants and galleries.

14. First Friday is a celebration in Noblesville, May through December, often the beginning of a weekend of activity.

15. Check out the Sheridan Blue Grass Festival, July 11th & 12th.

16. The annual Noblesville Duck Race, date tbd.

17. Try out some of the county's new local restaurants, and the local restaurants too.  Shop local and help the community.  Tell us about your favorite restaurant on our facebook page.

18. Visit the library for great events and a good book.  Did you know that your local Hamilton County library card can be used at any of the Hamilton County libraries?

19. Visit one of the many historical locations; Carmel Historical Society, Hamilton County Historical Society in Noblesville, Sheridan's Log Cabin, or Connor Prairie.

20.  Don't miss the County Fair at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, July 17-22.

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