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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.

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 Nickel Plate Arts.
  • Shop at local art galleries like CCA Gallery and Evan Lurie Gallery.
  • Find all of the murals, sculptures and roundabout artwork using our interactive Public Art map.
  • Get creative and make your own project at Ignite Art Studio.
  • Connect with artists and art lovers at First Fridays and Meet Me on Main.

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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