Welcome the unofficial start of summer and spend Memorial Day weekend in Hamilton County, Indiana.
Lace up and compete in the Grand Run.
Westfield celebrates Memorial Day with the annual Grand Run 5K, 10K and half marathon races. The race starts and finishes at Grand Park Sports Campus and includes portions of the Monon Trail. A portion of the proceeds are donated to local veteran-focused organizations.
Sign up to participate in the Grand Run.
Order a Ready-to-Heat Luau spread from 9th Street Bistro.
This restaurant in downtown Noblesville is offering a Ready-to-Heat Luau menu for the holiday weekend, inspired by Chef Samir's time spent living in Hawaii when he served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Everything is available a la carte, or customers can order "The Big Kahuna" family style to make an easy meal for a crowd over Memorial Day weekend.
Check out the Memorial Day Weekend Parking Lot Party.
Carmel Market District welcomes Hoosiers for a fun-filled outdoor foodie experience to kick off the holiday weekend. The southeastern corner of the parking lot will feature on-site grilling and the Market District Food Truck, seating and music for guests to enjoy.
Visit a local farmers’ market.
‘Tis the season to wake up early on Saturday and shop local. Grab a cup of coffee to enjoy while you stroll through the vendor stalls and peruse fresh, local produce.
Get your free Pedal Perks passport and earn rewards.
Ride, dine, shop and save with this year’s Pedal Perks passport. More than 30 local businesses are offering deals and discounts when you ride your bike to their business.
Cast a line and go fishing.
Fishing Booker named Hamilton County one of the “best Memorial Day Weekend fishing destinations for 2021.” The article cites the “wide variety of fishing spots to enjoy” and the “most picture-perfect settings you’ve ever seen” like the White River, Potter’s Bridge Park and River Road Park.
Enjoy the weather and dine outside on a patio.
Patio weather is here, and there are plenty of places to eat and drink al fresco. Read our roundup of can’t-miss patios in Hamilton County, including rooftop bars and waterside dining.
Ride your bike on more than 600+ miles of trails.
Pedal your heart out through the trails and parks. Hamilton County is home to a combined 600+ miles of trails, including popular routes like the Monon Trail, Midland Trace Trail and White River Greenway.
Kayak, canoe, or tube with White River Canoe Company.
Spend Memorial Day weekend on the water, either in a kayak, canoe, or tube with White River Canoe Company. Remember to pack sunscreen!
Check out the new restaurants and businesses at Fishers District.
Indiana’s first Shake Shack recently opened in Fishers, but there are so many things to do in Fishers District while you’re there. Check out Fishers Test Kitchen while you sip a beer from Sun King Fishers.
Get a scoop of ice cream at a local ice cream shop.
Explore Hamilton County during Indy 500 weekend.
Sunday, May 30 is the 105th running of the Indianapolis 500 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, just 20 miles from Hamilton County. If you’re in town for the Indy 500, make a pit stop in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield during Memorial Day weekend.
Take advantage of special hotel rates.
Stay the night and make it a weekend getaway. Hotels are offering special room rates and other perks to make your stay even more affordable – and memorable.
Plan ahead for summer concert season.
Live music returns this summer, and that’s music to our ears! Kroger Symphony on the Prairie at Conner Prairie recently announced its lineup, including the popular Star-Spangled Symphony. Plus, the Ruoff Music Center 2021 schedule is filling up with big names like Brad Paisley, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, and Kings of Leon. Purchase your tickets and book your hotel rooms now before they sell out!