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 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals light up our summer nights.

Whoever you are and whatever your recreation needs, we have you covered with an endless supply of sensational things to do and see every summer.

Splash Island Family Waterpark

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

Natural Valley Ranch

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

Lucas Oil Raceway

Renowned racing facility with an oval and legendary drag strip.

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. 

Parks & Gardens

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


Hendricks County Rib-Fest & Avon Balloon Glow

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

Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals

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

North Salem Old Fashion Days

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