If you are already planning a weekend getaway to Hamilton County's 8 Great Towns or want to take a last minute Indiana vacation, here are 8 Great Things to do in Hamilton County, Indiana this weekend.
1. Be the first to see a one-of-a-kind new outdoor experience, 1863: Civil War Journey: Raid on Indiana, at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park in Fishers, Indiana. Mark the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War while you re-live the true story of General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry raid on Indiana.
2. Watch plein art painters create art, visit with the artists and purchase your favorites during Nickel Plate Arts Weekend. Click here for a full schedule of weekend activities.
3. Continue the celebration of the arts during First Friday in Historic Square in downtown Noblesville, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Visit shops and galleries and discover how "Art is in the Air" this month.
4. Enjoy chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate at Chocolate Fest at Garden Thyme at The Old Schoolhouse in Noblesville. They'll have chocolate plants, chocolate plant combinations, chocolate colored shrubs and different chocolate food tastings on Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost: free.
5. Shop locally at the Westfield Farmer's Market - the latest Hamilton County market to open this season. It has a new location: one block north of Main Street (Hwy 32) on North Union, next to City Hall. The market is open the first Friday of the month, June 3-September 2, 4 to 8 p.m.
6. Learn Westfield, Indiana's haunted history and hear ghost stories as part of the Westfield Historic Underground Railroad Walking Tour, Friday at 8:30 p.m. Reservations required.
7. Enjoy the opening weekend of Humble Boy, the latest production during the Belfry Theatre's 44th season. The curtain rises in Noblesville, Indiana on Friday and Saturday night at 8 p.m.
8. Check out all the wheels at the Sheridan Wheels and Wings Fly-in/Cruise-in. See aerobatic performers, vintage aircraft and automobiles. Registration 8 a.m. to noon. and the air show is 1 to 3 p.m. *For a complete listing of things do in Hamilton County, Indiana, visit our online calendar at 8GreatTowns.com.