Central Indiana is practically buzzing with activity this month!

From things that grow to things that go, there's no end to what can be enjoyed, so fuel up and get ready for fun in Hendricks County this May.

First Friday Cruise In

First Friday Cruise In in Danville, Indiana

The weather is warm and the cars are out! May kicks off the monthly First Friday Cruise In meetup, where Danville's town square is packed with classic cars and their fervent admirers.

If you missed today's kickoff of the monthly event, don't fret. It returns the First Friday of every month. Once we've taken in the sights, my crew likes to grab dinner or cocktails at one of our favorite local spots in town and compare notes on our favorite cars of the night.

Farmers Markets

Danville Farmers Market

Nothing beats seasonal produce, freshly-baked bread and local honey. Some of Hendricks County's markets open throughout the month, so grab your reusable tote bags and get ready for home-grown goodness!

May Farmers Markets Opening Dates:

Spring-Palooza Peony Festival

Peonies, cosmos, zinnias, and more at Avon Gardens!

Spring is here, and the peonies are fragrant at this 2nd annual event on May 19 at Avon Gardens! Shop handmade goods from local artisans and enjoy food and beverage trucks and garden tours of this truly lovely local landmark.

While there, shop their vast selection of perennials, hanging baskets, bird feeders, and more. Be sure to check out the fairy shed, where you'll find a treasure or two to add a little whimsy to your garden this year.

Divot Golf Factory in Brownsburg, Indiana (photo courtesy of Divot Golf Factory Facebook page)

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Concerts in the Park

Hummel Park Summer Concerts (Photo Courtesy of Twisted Gold Facebook)

Warmer evenings are meant to be enjoyed outside, especially with good music and the company of friends. Many Hendricks County parks offer free outdoor concerts with that aim in mind.

This month, enjoy the Bluewater Kings Band at Arbuckle Acres Park or More Than A Feeling at the Hendricks County Courthouse Square in Danville. Both events are May 31.

Racing at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park

USAC Racing at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park (Photo Courtesy of Wayne Riegle)

Indy in May means motorsports, and Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park is hosting a month of excitement! Check out the Carb Night Classic which will feature the Hoosier Hundred, one of the premier events of the USAC Silver Crown Series.

Some of the biggest talent in open-wheel racing can be seen at the USF2000 Freedom 75 and USF Indy Pro 2000 Freedom 90 Championships that weekend. Make sure you don't miss a thing with free primitive camping spaces available for reservation!

Hendricks Live! Goes Live

Hendricks Live! Performance Hall Rendering

May brings the grand opening of Hendricks County's premier event venue, with national and acclaimed local talent slated to perform. This month will see a full list of acts on stage.

Grab your tickets for this state-of-the-art entertainment space, and be sure to make reservations across the street at The Prewitt Restaurant & Lounge for a delicious meal in more of a historic atmosphere.