If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there is no shortage of happenings in and around Noblesville.
The Noblesville Main Street Duck Race is today, Stone Soup’s “Once Upon A Mattress” youth production is today, as is StringTime on the Square with Cornfields and Crossroads, Shakespeare in the Park continues, and more.
Mark your calendars for these great events with The Times’ list of 25 things to do this weekend and beyond:
More than 20 top-condition bicycles will be sold at bargain prices during a used bicycle sale and donation day from 10 a.m. to noon today at Recycled Cycles on Main Street in Westfield. The group repairs child and adult bikes throughout the year under the sponsorship of Good Samaritan Network.
Stone Soup’s annual youth production, “Once Upon A Mattress” musical, directed by Joey Murello with assistant director Katie Maudlin, will be on stage for three performances, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at Auditorium at the Annex at Ivy Tech Noblesville. Tickets are $10 at eventbrite.com and at the door.
Noblesville Main Street’s annual Duck Race down the White River will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at the Logan Street Pedestrian Bridge in downtown Noblesville. At 3:30 p.m2,000 ducks will be dropped from the bridge with the first-place winner to receive $1,000 and second- and third-place winners to take home $500 each. Buy duck race chances at $5 per ticket at the Noblesville Farmers Market.
Legacy Keepers Music’s annual free summer StringTime on the Square bluegrass music concert series is in downtown Noblesville from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m the second and fourth Saturday. Lawn chairs and blankets and picnicking invited. The series continues tonight with Cornfields & Crossroads; Aug. 14, Rock Bottom Boys of Madison County; Aug. 28, Debbie Lanning and Medicinal Bluegrass; Sept. 11, Branded Bluegrass; and Sept. 25, PrairieTown/rain date.
Westfield Playhouse presents “Meet Me in St. Louis,” a summer youth production, is on stage through Sunday.
The Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission presents Shakespeare in the Park’s “Taming of the Shrew,” directed by Noblesville’s Jen Otterman, with the finale performance at 8:30 p.m. today at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville. Lawn chairs and blankets and picnicking invited.
Noblesville Farmers Market has entertainment 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays at Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville with the market to continue through Oct. 9. Entertainment: Jumping for Joy today, Any Schomburg on July 31 and Cricket Creek Players on Aug. 7.
Fishers Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Sept. 25 at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers. Carmel Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to 11:30 Saturdays, through Sept. 25 at Carmel’s Carter Green. Saxony Farmers market is 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays through Aug. 28 in the Saxony community, Olio Road and 131st Street, Fishers.
Enjoy Symphony on the Prairie summer concerts each weekend: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy tonight and One Night of Queen featuring Gary Mullen and The Works on July 30-31. https://www.indianapolissymphony.org.
Nickel Plate Express’ train rides offer Dinner Express, Uncorked Express and more from Forest Park. Visit https://nickelplateexpress.com
Bring your old car or your love of old cars to Central Indiana Vintage Vehicles’ Saturday night Cruise-in on the Courthouse Square, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays.
Enjoy live music Thursdays and Saturdays featuring River James tonight, Matt Record on July 29 and Disagreeable on July 31 at Grindstone Public House in downtown Noblesville.
Hamilton County Community Band invites anyone who plays a musical instrument to join the band at its next rehearsal 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 1 at Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia
Westfield Farmers Market is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 30, on Mill Street near Park Street in downtown Westfield.Enjoy Spencer Farm Winery in Noblesville with Sip ‘n Shine at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Sept. 30, with yoga and wine for $20 or just yoga for $15, with reservations.
Fishers Parks & Recreation’s free summer concert series includes concerts this holiday weekend: 8 p.m. July 30, Creedence Revived, The World Premier CCR Tribute Band; Aug. 6, Heroes, The David Bowie Experience; Aug. 13, The Soul Pocket Band, A night of R&B and Dance Classics; Aug. 20, Pink Droyd, The North American Theatrical Pink Floyd Concert with Laser Light Show; Aug. 27, Uptown Funk, Tribute to Bruno Mars; Sept. 3-4, Fishers Blues Fest, all at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater.
Noblesville High School 1963 graduate Gary Crask will sign copies of his latest book, “From the Other Side of the Track,” an historical fictional and charming love story set in and around the first running of the Kentucky Derby in 1875, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 31 at The Linden Tree Gifts in downtown Noblesville. The book was recently recognized as one of the best independently published books in the nation for 2020 by “Shelf Unbound.” The Crask movie, “Spirits of St. Paul: The Gangster Era,” which he directed, is available on Amazon Prime Video.
“The Belfry’s Apprentice Players Have Talent” is a talent show that will feature pre-registered youth ages 5-18 showcasing their talents during this free public event for spectators at 2 p.m. July 31 on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnicking were invited.
Fishers Parks and City of Fishers presents free Movies in the Park, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: “Sonic the Hedgehog,” July 31 at Holland Park.
Noblesville Parks & Recreation presents Concerts at The Commons Tour, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. select Saturdays at Federal Hill Commons: July 31, The Purple Madness (Prince Tribute), Groove Smash opener; Aug. 14, Trippin Billies (Dave Matthews Band Tribute), opener Sam King; Aug. 28, 16 Candles (80s Tribute), Carmel School of Rock opener; Sept. 11, The Eagles Project (Eagles Tribute), Alan Kaye & The Toons opener; Sept. 18, Aeromyth Band (Aerosmith Tribute), The Cosmic Situation opener. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnicking invited.
Experience the music of K Eastwood & Bvnished in person at 3 p.m. today at Center Stage Vintage Guitars in Noblesville. All events will be streamed on Facebook.
Fishers Parks & Recreation’s 2021 Tuesday Summer Concert Series, 7 to 9 p.m., at Nickel Plate Arts Amphitheater: July 27, Toy Factory.
Fishers Parks & Recreation’s 2021 free Wednesday Lunchtime Summer Concert Series, noon to 1 p.m., at Central Green in downtown Fishers: Aug. 18, Ruditoonz kids entertainment; July 28, Mr. Daniel kids entertainment; Aug. 4, Old Coyote Band; Aug. 11, Stevens Puppets kids entertainment; Aug. 25, Annie’s Jam kids entertainment. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnicking welcome.
Food Truck Friday offers lunch 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second and fourth Friday, through Sept. 10, at Federal Hill is in the Federal Hill Commons Market Plaza on Logan Street in downtown Noblesville.
Hamilton County Parks & Recreation’s Summer Concert Series at Cool Creek Park, for $5 per person, ages 12 and younger free, at 7 p.m. Fridays: Aug. 6, The Flying Toasters. Lawn chairs, blankets, and picnicking available.
Test your archery skills at Koteewi Range, take a trail ride at K-Trails Equestrian Adventure and test your courage at Koteewi Aerial Adventures at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville. Or walk, run or bicycle the trails at Strawtown Koteewi Park to White River Campground or 27 miles of the Monon Trail or 5.7 miles of the White River Greenway or 2.3 miles of the Midland Trace Trail, or fish or boat at Koteewi Lake.

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