The Destination Danville Festival is back again this summer!

The festival started in 2020 on the square in Danville, Indiana, as a way to create community and support local businesses during the global pandemic but has returned each year since as free family-friendly makers event and market!

How it All Got Started

Destination Danville 2024: June 1st 4-10pm

Sarah Fentz, the owner of Seize the Night Designs in Danville, created Destination Danville to help struggling businesses. She enlisted the help of her sister, Jessica Cottongim, who owns Reclaim and Rethread

The sisters were able to utilize their talents and love for community to create a fun festival for all!

Great Vendors

Destination Danville, festival

Destination Danville is a juried event with limited categories creating more variety of product options for those attending. They also intentionally keep the booth fees low with the money going toward advertising the event. 

Beyond the maker vendors, they boast a variety of food vendors. The many local restaurants in and around Danville's Historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square also provide multiple options to grab dinner before, during or after attending the market. 

What to Expect in 2024

Destination Danville Festival

I'm excited to take our family back to Destination Danville this year. It's always a great place to grab a snack and walk around the historic Danville square and find new treasures. 

For 2024, expect a variety of vendors including some new vendors that they announce regularly on their Facebook page as well as multiple food and drink vendors. They'll even have local breweries and distilleries for the adults and options for the kids too.

Insider Tips

Destination Danville Sign

Check the Weather

You never know what you are going to get on any given day in Indiana. I made sure we had our water bottles and a small snack for the kids. 

Bring Cash & Buy it When You See It

Most of the vendors accept cards but cash is a great way to minimize their fees. Since this is a maker market and most items are handmade or vintage, many are unique. If you see something you like, buy it! 

Wear Comfortable Shoes

You may need to park a few blocks away to get to the festival so you may be walking more than expected. We bring our wagon for our tired kids and great finds. 

Know the Details

  • When: 4-10 p.m. June 1
  • Where: Historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square, Danville, Indiana
  • Cost: Free
  • Parking: You can park along the side streets but please be aware of the residents that live near the square.