Written by Natalie Dafoe

They say that Spring is the season in which life is alive in everything, so why don’t we choose to live, too? All too often, we get so consumed in our busy schedules that we forget the bounty that our community has to offer. Boone County is home to a place in which we do not have to limit ourselves to just living, rather, we have the choice to be alive.

Here is a list of Boone County Spring activities that will make you feel alive this season!


  1. Sit Front Row for “America’s Favorite Sport”       

baseball game

Cheer on your local youth and school baseball teams this spring as the long-awaited Indianapolis Indians season crawls closer! Returning to the diamond is never a bad time.

No game? No problem! Catch a tennis match, track and field event, or even a golf outing, too! Visit our Hickory Hall Polo Club for a unique sporting endeavor this season!


  1. Dust Off the Grill


So, maybe your at-home barbecue skills are a bit rusty after the cold, and we don’t blame you. Check out some of our favorite local barbecue joints for a tasty meal just at your fingertips:

Backroads BBQ (Lebanon)

Jawbone BBQ (Advance)

City Barbecue (Whitestown)


  1. Reel in the Opportunity to Fish

fishing pole

Here are links with information on local fishing locations:





  1. Spring into Spring Cleaning

spring cleaning image

It’s that time of year again. This go-around, we urge you to donate your no-longer necessary belongings to local donation centers. Some locations in-need of regular donations include:

The Caring Center – Lebanon

Classic Reruns – Lebanon

Wishing Wings – Lebanon

Habitat for Humanity ReStore Boone County – Zionsville

Local Rehabilitation Centers


  1. Help Your Community Blossom by Volunteering

volunteers in Boone County

Need help getting involved? Follow this link for local volunteer opportunities:

Volunteer Match:


Community Foundation of Boone County’s List of Nonprofits 

Social Service Organizations in Boone County:


Serve Indiana:



  1. Get a Head Start on Mother’s Day Excursions

dessert at the Lemon Bar in Zionsville

Photo includes product from The Lemon Bar, Zionsville

Treat the mother figures in your life to a day of appreciation and enjoyment here in Boone County! Brunch, nature walks, art endeavors, and more – we have it all!


  1. Capture the Season of Growth in Your Family Photos

family photos

Perhaps the best time of year to update your family photos, springtime in Boone County is sure to satisfy all of your aesthetic needs. Visit our parks, trails, and nature gems to capture big smiles, goofy moments, and what love looks like here at home.


  1. Pack it Up and Picnic

gazebo in Zionsville Indiana

Photo highlights Zionsville’s Lion’s Park Gazebo 

It’s about time that we start shifting our meals from the dinner table to a plaid blanket! Enjoy your favorite seasonal foods while surrounded by the scenery of your ideal Boone County nook.


  1. Discover Your Green Thumb

family gardening

April showers bring May flowers, and we suggest taking advantage of this! Indulge in the beauty of this time of year by planting what brings you joy in your local nursery.


  1. Get a Scoop of What You Love

Lebanon Milky Way

Photo captures Lebanon’s Milky Way

What do we crave after a long game, a day at the park, or a bike ride? You guessed it. Visit your local ice cream shops for a taste of what you missed all winter!


  1. Discover a New Hobby

Boone County is home to all likings: the arts, athletics, service organizations, animal-oriented services, and more, so spring into something as beautiful as the place that we are lucky enough to share!


Natalie Dafoe is a Senior at Lebanon High School. During the school year, she participates in several clubs and activities and works outside of school at City Barbecue in Whitestown.