Author: Katie Utken

Born and raised in Carmel, Katie serves as the Digital Marketing Coordinator focusing on social media efforts. Prior to joining the team, she served as the Yelp Indy marketing intern working to promote local businesses and attractions. A proud Butler University graduate, Katie loves shining a spotlight on all that Hamilton County has to offer locals and visitors alike.

Summertime is a season when school’s out, pools are open and it’s easy to lose track of the day of the week. Start making your summer bucket list – after all, there’s plenty to discover in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and beyond. We’re giving you a head start on planning your vacation in Indiana with these 10 ideas.

There’s nothing worse than being hungry and searching for a restaurant as your kids begin melting down in “hanger.” Luckily, Hamilton County, Indiana is full of family-friendly dining options. So, whether you’re here for a weekend of exploring or you call this area home, here are some suggestions for dining out with kids.

If you've not been to a show-stopping performance at The Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, make it a priority to attend a show during the 2019-2020 season. The lineup includes genres ranging from jazz to classical to country and beyond. Browse the list of performances below and keep in mind new events will be added throughout the season.

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines: the greatest month in racing has arrived! Speedway, Indiana may be the epicenter of epic action, but the celebrations extend throughout the Central Indiana community. We’re proud to partner with our friends at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for a collaborative effort to promote the 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 throughout the region.

Conner Prairie’s outdoor grounds are open March through October, when guests can explore 1836 Prairietown, Civil War Journey and more while interacting with costumed interpreters representing Indiana settlers. But did you know there’s a special program in the winter months where you can cook an authentic 1800s meal hearthside in the William Conner House?