Category - Summer

It’s an outdoor music and entertainment experience you can only find in central Indiana – and you don’t want to miss these performances. Kroger Symphony on the Prairie celebrates 37 years of live performances at the Conner Prairie Amphitheatre in Fishers, Indiana – just north of Indy.

Below is the 2018 performance schedule and things to know before you go.

“Spanning more than 1,000 wooded acres, Conner Prairie presents history, science, art, and nature via interactive displays and exhibits, appropriate for all different age levels. It is presented in a way that makes the experience fun, meaningful, and accessible to all.” -Chicago blogger Francesca of The Working Mom’s Travels

By definition, Conner Prairie is an interactive outdoor history museum, but it is so much more. Families from across the Midwest travel to Fishers, Indiana to experience Conner Prairie for themselves. It’s best explored in person, but to be inspired, read below for our guide to all things to do at Conner Prairie.

The Monon Trail is one of the most popular outdoor amenities in central Indiana. This premier destination is a paved pedestrian pathway, perfect for biking, walking and running through the heart of Hamilton County, Indiana and connecting to Indianapolis. On any given day, you’ll see families with strollers, dogs on leashes, hardcore cyclists and runners or people simply strolling. Before you hit the trail, learn more about this unique outdoor experience in Indiana.

In Hamilton County, Indiana blue skies and fresh greens mean golf season is here again. Whether you’re a drive or a put away from Hamilton County’s nearly 300 holes, you can make a golf outing a getaway with easy online booking powered by GolfNow.

The largest outdoor amphitheater in Indiana, previously known as Klipsch Music Center, celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2018. This is the first year it's known as Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center. Music acts are already announcing tour stops in Hamilton County, Indiana for summer 2018.

Below is a list of the concerts confirmed for the 2018 concert schedule at Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana - just north of Indy.

One of the best things about summer is eating outdoors. Picnics at the park, cookouts in the backyard, breakfast on the porch…there’s just something relaxing about meals that include sunshine, breeze and birds.

A few crisp mornings remind us summer won’t last forever, and we’ll have to drag ourselves back inside. But before we do, let’s take advantage of every last meal we can enjoy outside. Below are some of my top picks for outdoor dining at restaurants across Hamilton County.

Beginner’s Guide to FootGolf

Friday, September 1, 2017 by Katie Utken

You’ve heard of putt putt, you’ve heard of disc golf…but FootGolf? It’s the hottest new sports craze that’s made its way across the pond to the United States. Luckily, there are four Hamilton County golf courses that offer FootGolf. Before you hit the links, learn the ins and outs of the sport so you’ll be ready to tee off.

There’s still time to cross off those can’t-miss experiences from your summer bucket list.

Summer may be slowly winding down, but festival season is in full swing in Hamilton County. Celebrate the last blast of the season with two popular festivals in Carmel, Indiana: Artomobilia and Greekfest. Since they fall on the same weekend, it’s a one-two punch of festival fun and memories to be made.