Boone County Economic Development Commision

Thursday, August 5

  • Explore the First Thursday’s Opening Exhibition, “Skylines: Cityscapes and Landscapes” by featured artist Jordan Hoffman at Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown from 5 – 8 p.m. The exhibition will feature his collection of architectural observations from Germany, London & Ireland. JC Cocina will be serving dinner.
  • Shop local meat, produce, and artisan items at the Whitestown Farmers’ Market from 5 – 8 p.m. at Main Street Park.
  • Join in Poetry on Brick Street at SullivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville beginning at 7 p.m. The featured Poet, Joe Heithaus, is the Richard W. Peck Professor of Creative Writing at DePauw University. The reading will be followed by a book signing and open mic.
  • Come out and support the Lebanon Tiger Pride Marching Band during their FREE Community Night Performance at Lebanon High School. The band will take the field at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 6

  • Start your morning at the Bird Hike at Elm Street Green in Zionsville beginning at 8:30 a.m. Be sure to register.
  • Join special guest, Becky Stuck for Story Time at Elm Street Green to celebrate the StoryWalk featuring the new book Magnificent Monarchs by Linda Glacer. The program begins at 10:30 a.m. Be sure to register.
  • Meet new friends at the CICOA Senior Luncheon at the Thorntown Library – Room 116 at 11:30 a.m.
  • Do you have what it takes to beat the Red Bull Formula 1 pit stop crew? Come on out to the Lebanon Walmart for the Pit Stop Challenge from 2 – 6 p.m. This high energy fun on the Red Bull Pit Stop Tour and test your pit stop skills for a chance to win the Ultimate Red Bull F1 racing experience.
  • Experience Polo at Sunset at Hickory Hall Polo Club in Whitestown from 5 – 9 p.m. Bring your own food, drinks, seating, and tents to enjoy tailgating, and music at this family friendly event. $40 per car. Proceeds benefit Progress House.
  • Join in a game of Friday Night Magic at Friendly City Games in Lebanon starting at 6:15 p.m. $5 entry fee.
  • Kick-off your weekend at the Summer Concert Series featuring the music of My Yellow RIckshaw at the Whitestown Municipal Complex. The doors open at 6 p.m. and music begins at 7 p.m. Admission is free of charge. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Be sure to bring your lawn chairs.
  • Enjoy Music on the Plaza in downtown Lebanon beginning at 7:30 p.m. Gather, a group of local high school and college students team up to perform hit Christian music. Be sure to bring a chair!
  • Take the kids to M.E.L.S. at the Starlite Drive-In in Mechanicsburg for an old-fashioned drive-in movie night. Box office opens at 7:30 p.m. $25 per carload.

Saturday, August 7

  • Experience the Zionsville Paint Out from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. where artists will gather in the Village of Zionsville for a Plein Air (Painting Outside) day of painting.
  • Purchase locally grown produce, plants, foods, coffee and tea, breads and pastries, pasta, peanut butter, eggs, and meats at the Zionsville Farmers’ Market from 8 – 11:30 a.m. between Pine & Hawthorne Streets in downtown Zionsville.
  • Join Blooming Life Yoga for Free Community Yoga at Lions Park in Zionsville at 9 a.m.
  • Bring the kids to Bike with a Cop at 10 a.m. Meet at Fundae’s in Whitestown and be sure to wear your helmet!
  • Check out Farm Day at Wonder Tree Regenerative Farm in Zionsville from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. There will be chicks, ducks, goats, donkeys, piggies, horse rides, cotton candy, desserts, refreshments, and freedom to explore the countryside. $10 per car
  • Stock up at the Wisewood Farm Produce Stand at Donaldson’s Finer Chocolates in Lebanon  from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and then pick up a sweet treat for the trip home.
  • Have fun during JCP’s Back to School Bash at Jamestown Community park beginning at 11 a.m. Activities include: Chalk Art Contest @ 11 a.m., Music, bounce house, Silly Safari, games & other activities @ 12 p.m. Hotdogs, fried fish, baked beans desserts @ 4 p.m., Live entertainment throughout the day and a showing of “The Sandlot” at dusk.
  • Visit the Heritage Museum and learn about the history of Thorntown from 11 – 4 p.m. or check out the art exhibitions and gift shop at Sugar Creek Art Center in Thorntown between 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Enjoy good food, drinks, yard games, bouncy houses, music, and more at MHABC’s End of the Summer Bash at 810 E. Fordice Road, Lebanon from 2 – 8 p.m. $10 pp (2 and under free) Benefits Mental Health America Boone County.
  • Dance the night away during the Zionsville Street Dance beginning at 6 p.m. This FUN night of dancing on Main Street will offer the great music of the Chicago based Sixteen Candles, beverages from local breweries, wineries, and distilleries, as well as a Kid’s Area. Tickets $5 – 20 pp.

Sunday, August 8

Explore these great Boone County amenities anytime!