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Free Things to Do in Hamilton County

If you’re on a budget or looking for free fun, there’s plenty of events and activities in Hamilton County that won’t cost a penny. Here is a list of the top free things to do in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and the four northern towns.

Downtown Noblesville


Each community has a downtown district with plenty of things to do and see.

  • Explore the art galleries and shops in the Carmel Arts & Design District on Main Street in downtown Carmel.
  • Eat your way through the new Fishers District east of 116th Street and I-69, with more than 15 local dining options.
  • Walk around the Historic Noblesville Square and browse through the local boutiques and antique stores.
  • Enjoy the weather at Midtown Plaza along the Monon Trail, featuring bench swings, ping pong tables and public gathering space.
  • Wander through the Nickel Plate District in downtown Fishers, with local shopping and dining.
Monon Trail


Get some fresh air and explore the great outdoors.

Evan Lurie Gallery


Wander through a local art gallery or studio.

  • Browse free art gallery exhibits and local artists’ studios at Noblesville Creates.
  • Shop at local art galleries like CCA Gallery and Evan Lurie Gallery.
  • Find all of the murals, sculptures and roundabout artwork using our free Doable & Viewable Art Pass.
  • Get creative and make your own project at Ignite Art Studio.
  • Connect with artists and art lovers at First Friday events and Meet Me on Main every second Saturday in downtown Carmel.

Carmel Gazebo


Free concerts? That’s music to our ears.


History + Heritage

Learn about the past to see how it shaped the present.

Farmer's Markets

Farmers Markets

It isn’t summer without a weekend visit to stroll through the produce stands.

  • Wake up early on Saturday mornings and browse fresh, local produce and artisan products at the farmers’ markets in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield.

Carmel Christkindlmarkt


Mark your calendars for these can’t-miss events and festivals with no admission fee.



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