Summer Things to Do in Hendricks County

We like to call summer time fun time in Hendricks County, Indiana, as our outdoor events and activities shine brightly.

Attractions such as Splash Island Family Waterpark and Natural Valley Ranch become hot spots, and events including Hendricks County Rib-Fest & Avon Balloon Glow and the Dodge//SRT U.S. Nationals light up our summer nights.

Top Summer Activities

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A 4 ½-acre, Caribbean-themed water playland provides endless fun and plenty of sun.

Natural Valley Ranch horseback ride

Visitors can experience 30-, 60- and 90-minute horseback rides through 75 acres of scenic property.

Dragster at Lucas Oil Raceway

Renowned racing facility with an oval and legendary drag strip.

Sunflower Garden at Beasley's Orchard

Perhaps known more as a fall destination, this family orchard continues to increase in popularity during the summer months with the addition of strawberries and sunflowers. 


Scenic nature parks, community parks with tons of amenities and miles of paved and natural trails provide hours of fun for everyone.


Top Summer Events


174 Ribfest

Food, live music, children’s activities, tethered hot air balloon rides, a balloon glow and fireworks make for a magical summer day.


The most prestigious drag racing event in the world roars into Lucas Oil Raceway every Labor Day Weekend.

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A small-town festival that embraces that charm with tractor and horse pulls, parade and even bed races down Main Street.

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