Usually about Thursday, my wife begins looking ahead to the weekend to figure out what events, festivals or other activities might interest our family. Assuming she isn’t alone on this quest, I decided to begin what may become a weekly feature on our All Access Hendricks County blog that I’m calling our Weekend Primer. So as your Fourth of July festivities wind down and you begin to look ahead to the upcoming weekend, here are a few options in Hendricks County. Summer Cruisin’ There is a wide variety of classic vehicles to explore.  You can't do it all in just one First Friday. If you are into cars, this is the weekend to be in Hendricks County. It all begins Friday night with the monthly First Friday Cruise-In on the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville. If you have never checked this monthly event out and you love classic cars and tractors, you should definitely stop by. Besides the amazing vehicles, the best part about this gathering is meeting the owners of each car, hearing their stories, reminiscing and maybe even swapping some stories of your own. Guess what car enthusiasts, it doesn’t end there. On Saturday, the small town of Coatesville in the southwestern portion of Hendricks County, will host a first-time event from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. featuring classic Volkswagens. The Cruisin’ in Coatesville Car Show and Street Fair has something for the entire family with games, food, music and of course plenty of classic VWs. Fourth of July Leftovers Brownsburg 4th of July parade If you didn’t get your fill of Fourth of July fun, the Brownsburg Lions Club extends the holiday as its week-long Fourth of July Extravaganza continues through Friday and Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. in Arbuckle Acres Park. The festivities include a carnival, merchants’ tent, food and more. You May Get Dirty picnicBecome one with nature during a free event at 2 p.m. Saturday at McCloud Nature Park in North Salem. Park naturalists will take you on an expedition to explore Native Forbes and Prairie Grasses. The adventure will even include a hike through the prairie for hands-on identificiation. Finally, no summer weekend would be complete without a good mud run. The Patriot Challenge Obstacle Course Race at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg promises to be a fun event for anyone 10 and older as it is designed to be both fun and challenging. We even can get you 51% off the entry fee with a discount coupon by clicking here. For more ideas anytime, you can check our Events Calendar for up-to-the-minute event listings. Have a great weekend and be safe.