Weekend Primer: Aug. 2-4
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 11:33 PM by Josh Duke
Can you believe this weekend will be the first weekend in August? Where has the year gone? Don’t fret, we have you covered here at Visit Hendricks County with a full lineup of activities for every member of the family. As always, if you want to see more events in Hendricks County anytime, check out our Events Calendar, which is updated daily. Let's kick off the weekend primer with an event any car enthusiast should love. Eric Ivie already did a great job earlier this week detailing why you should attend Camaro5 Fest on Friday and Saturday at Lucas Oil Raceway in Brownsburg. If you missed his post, you can read about the event here. Suffice it to say, any car lover should not miss this event. Camaros will obviously steal the show, but even if you’re not the biggest Camaro fan, this event will have plenty of other vehicles to see and things to do. While I have the attention of all the gearheads, let this also serve as your reminder that Friday is the first Friday of the month, meaning the classic cars will return to the historic Hendricks County Courthouse Square from 5 to 9 p.m. in Danville for the First Friday Cruise-In. Now that the big kids are squared away, we also have plenty of activities for the entire family. One such event will occur Saturday evening as the Hendricks County Parks and Recreation Department hosts Sounds of the Summer Night Hike. Scheduled for 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday at McCloud Nature Park in North Salem, a park naturalist will lead participants on a hike through the park listening for and identifying sounds made by frogs, toads, crickets, owls and other creatures. The best part about this event is it is free and away from all of the sound and noise pollution. Registration is recommended by calling (317) 718-6188. Finally, one last weekend event I must share begins at 9 a.m. Saturday at Ellis Park in Danville. The first-ever Mud Soap Run promises to provide plenty of fun and laughs while testing stamina and endurance. Similar to the Tough Mudder events, which continue to increase in popularity, this 5K event will begin in the back of the park near the amphitheater and will wind through Blanton Woods with creek runs, obstacles and plenty of mud along the way. For more information or to register, click here. Have a fantastic weekend!