Festivals, events abound in Hancock County this summer

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Bounce houses are popular at summer events, like this one at New Palestine’s Summer Fest in 2018. This year’s Summer Fest is June 24-25.

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GREENFIELD – You don’t need to spend a dime or drive far to enjoy the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.

When it comes to summer fun, Hancock County has plenty of freebies on the horizon. Here’s a look at activities, events and festivals you and your family can hit up on the cheap.

June

3 – Entertainment @ Depot Street Park, 7 p.m. featuring a free concert by Area Code 812.

4 – Cumberland Trails Day, featuring races, games, vendors and food trucks, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lions Park, 301 N. Buck Creek Road, Cumberland.

6 – Amazon John family animal show at the Hancock County Public Library; see hcplibrary.org for times and registration.

11 – Feline Fun Run 5K, 8 a.m., Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield; Eagle Scout project will benefit the Hancock County Humane Society through free will donations.

11 – Touch A Truck, noon to 5 pm., 101 W. South St., Greenfield; children can see, touch and explore trucks and vehicles. Event is free but tickets are required at greenfieldmainstreet.org.

13 – “Stuntology” show at both branches of the Hancock County Public Library; see hcplibrary.org for times and registration.

13 – Beach Party Family Concert, 5:30 p.m., Daniel’s Vineyard; visit danielsvineyard.com for details.

17-24 – Hancock County 4-H Fair, featuring free admission and several free shows and events. Visit yourhancockfairgrounds.com or facebook.com/hancockcountyfairgrounds for a schedule and updates.

18 – Superhero 5K and Kids’ Dash, 9 a.m., Hancock County Courthouse Plaza, Kids’ Dash for children in first grade and younger is free; for cost information on the 5K and to sign up visit Hancock4Kids.org.

18 – Live at the Rails and grand opening of Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield featuring free concerts by Full Tilt at 3 p.m., Project 19 at 5:30 p.m. and Stella Luna at 8 pm.

20 – “Pretty Funny Balloons” show at both branches of the Hancock County Public Library; see hcplibrary.org for times and registration.

24-25 – New Palestine Summer Fest, featuring food, games, vendors, car show and entertainment; visit facebook.com/NewPalestineMainStreet for details.

24 – Entertainment @ Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield, 7 p.m. featuring a free concert by Scott Greeson and Trouble with Monday.

25 – Summer Movie Series at Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield, lawn games begin at 8 p.m. and movie begins at dusk; visit facebook.com/greenfieldparks for details.

25 – Jeep Jam Community Fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., parking lot at Main and East streets in Greenfield, featuring free food and vendors; proceeds benefit the Kenneth Butler Memorial Food Kitchen.

27 – “Fun Time Magic Show” featuring magician Daniel Lusk at both branches of the Hancock County Public Library; visit hcplibrary.org for times and to register.

30 – Summer Series at Riley Park Pavilion, hosted by Hancock 4 Kids, 6 p.m., featuring food, games and giveaways.

July

7 – Summer Movie Series at Kathy Dowling Aquatic Center Pool, pool opens at 8 p.m. and movie begins at dusk; visit facebook.com/greenfieldparks for details.

8 – Entertainment @ Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield, 7 p.m. featuring a free concert by Cool City Band.

9 – Fortville Summerfest, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., a celebration of Fortville, freedom and summer.

16 – Live at the Rails free concert series at Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield, featuring an opening band at 6 p.m. and Thunderstruck at 8 p.m.

21 – Summer Series at Riley Park Pavilion, hosted by Hancock 4 Kids, 6 p.m., featuring food, games and free school supplies.

22 – Movie in the Park featuring “The Mitchells vs. The Machines” next to Riley Park’s sledding hill. Visit hcplibrary.org for details.

22 – New Palestine’s Music on Depot, 11 E. Main St., New Palestine, featuring free music by The Toons at 6 p.m.; visit facebook.com/NewPalestineMainStreet.

27 – Hancock County Community Night, 5-8 p.m., Hancock County Fairgrounds, featuring public safety demonstrations, giveaways, free school supplies and more.

29 – Entertainment @ Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield, 7 p.m. featuring a free concert by Living Proof.

30 – Pennsy Trail Art Fair, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., downtown Greenfield, featuring art booths, entertainment and food trucks.

August

5 – Entertainment @ Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield, 7 p.m. featuring a free concert by Midtown Madmen.

6 – Summer Movie Series at Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield, lawn games begin at 8 p.m. and the movie begins at dusk; visit facebook.com/greenfieldparks for details.

12 – New Palestine’s Music on Depot, 11 E. Main St., New Palestine, featuring free music by Indy’s Island Party at 6 p.m.; visit facebook.com/NewPalestineMainStreet.

20 – Live at the Rails free concert series at Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield, featuring Nebo Ridge at 6 p.m. and No Fences at 8 p.m.

25 – End of Summer Ice Cream Celebration, 4-6 p.m., Stillinger Family Funeral Home, 1780 W. Main St., Greenfield.

26 – Entertainment @ Depot Street Park, 251 Depot St., Greenfield, 7 p.m. featuring a free concert by 45RPM.

26 – New Palestine’s Music on Depot, 11 E. Main St., New Palestine, featuring free music by The Warrior Kings at 6 p.m.; visit facebook.com/NewPalestineMainStreet.

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