Noblesville Offers Weekend Of Free Events


Street Dance

Bed RaceBeginning Friday, May 31 and running through the weekend, Noblesville has lined up a free series of special family-friendly events to get residents and guests outdoors.

“This weekend is full of wonderful, free activities for children and parents to kick off their summer,” Noblesville Mayor John Ditslear said. “We want people to be excited and enjoy their first weekend of summer break here in the heart of our city.”

Friday, May 31 – Hot on the heels of an exciting Indianapolis 500 comes Noblesville’s sprint through downtown. The 9th Annual Darlington Bed Race will begin at 7 p.m. with teams competing on Ninth Street for the trophy and prizes. The race includes a double elimination bracket until a champion is crowned and the action is fun for racers and spectators alike. The contest involves teams comprised of four to five people racing custom designed beds on wheels. The event raises money for financial-need scholarships for summer camp programming at the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville and Noblesville Parks and Recreation. Donations are being accepted and may be made directly to the youth sponsorships by texting “Race” to 243-725.

Saturday, June 1 – The annual Noblesville Street Dance takes over Logan Street in downtown Noblesville from 4 to 11 p.m. Indianapolis cover band, Jambox, will perform live from 7 to 11 p.m. Kid Zone activities are 4 to 8 p.m. The event includes a DJ, food and business vendors, an ice cream contest for kids and a hot dog eating contest for adults. This event is organized by Noblesville Main Street.

Saturday and Sunday, June 1-2 – The Department of Natural Resources is offering free fishing all weekend. A great place to take your family fishing is the pond at Dr. James A. Dillon Park and Hague Road Nature Haven, off Hague Road between Indiana 38 and Indiana 32. Fishing licenses are not needed this weekend to participate.