Last week, we outlined six fireworks displays in Hendricks County for the Fourth of July, but those aren't the only Independence Day activities. There are plenty of ways to enjoy this upcoming July 4th weekend in Hendricks County, and here are nine suggestions, all of which are family-friendly.
Brownsburg Lions Club 4th of July Extravaganza
The Brownsburg Lions Club 4th of July Extravaganza has already begun! Starting at 5 p.m. every night at Arbuckle Acres Park in Brownsburg, enjoy the Lions Kitchen and the Corn Tent, and then jump on some carnival rides beginning at 6 p.m.
On Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m., try your luck at the Kiwanis Club of Brownsburg's Bingo game.
Then on Saturday, July 4, a parade steps off at 10 a.m., and the day's festivities culminate with a fireworks display at 10 p.m. For more information, click here.
Farmers Markets are big in Hendricks County, and they're a great way to get all of the fresh produce and other goodies that you'll need for your Independence Day feast with your family and friends.
The Brownsburg Farmers Market takes place on Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Brownsburg Town Hall.
The Danville Farmers Market is held on the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon.
The Pittsboro Farmers Market opens its season on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Scamahorn Park.
First Friday Cruise-In
Step back in time and celebrate small-town America when the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square fills up with classic cars from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday for July's First-Friday Cruise-In.
Walk around and enjoy these spectacular automobiles while you listen to music and talk to the vehicles' owners. Shops around the Square offer several shopping, dining and entertainment options, too, while you're in town.
Stock Car Series at Lucas Oil Raceway
The automotive fireworks will be flying at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg on Friday night, beginning at 6:15 p.m., when the Stock Car Series presented by Visit Hendricks County takes over the oval track.
Tickets are just $15 a piece with kids ages 12 and under admitted free. Parking is also free. For more information and a $3 off admission coupon, click here.
Run 4 Freedom
Feeling energetic on Saturday morning? Head on over to the Avon Town Hall Park at 8 a.m. and participate in a four-mile Run 4 Freedom run/walk to celebrate Independence Day.
Family 4th of July Disc Golf Benefit
Is disc golf more your thing? Then get your team registered for the Family 4th of July Disc Golf Benefit to take place at Washington Township Park in Avon, benefitting Sheltering Wings.
Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a bike parade at noon! There will also be a family-friendly six-hole disc golf course for those who would like to try or play this fun sport. For more information, click here.
Pittsboro Town Freedom Celebration
Saturday's Pittsboro Town Freedom Celebration begins with a 2:30 p.m. parade, followed by activities at Scamahorn Park beginning at 4 p.m. Fireworks go up at dusk.
Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza
Head down to Hummel Park in Plainfield for their Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday and enjoy bounce houses, live music, food vendors (including my own Kiwanis Club of Danville selling their famous elephant ears) and fireworks to be set off at 9:55 p.m.
Danville Family 4th Fest
In the Hendricks County seat, the Family 4th Fest will take place at Danville Community High School beginning at 6 p.m. There will be games, a kids' parade, live music, food vendors and more. Fireworks will fill the night sky at dusk.
No matter how you enjoy spending Independence Day with your family, Hendricks County has something for everyone to do over the Fourth of July weekend. Come visit us!