Carnival, Ballet, Wildflower Walk, Music and More

The carnival is still in town, see the “Don Quixote” ballet, attend outdoor movies and beyond with today’s list of 20 things to do in The Times.

1. Huesman Amusements offers an outdoor carnival with rides, games and food from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. today, noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

2. Carmel Community Players presents “The Fantasticks” musical, through May 8, directed by Rich Phipps, at The Cat Theatre in Carmel, with show times at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays. Tickets at

3. Grab your binoculars and join Hamilton County Parks for Beginner Bird Walks at 8:30 a.m. Sundays and Wednesdays at Cool Creek Park in Westfield and 8:30 a.m. the first Wednesday, April-June, at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville.

4. Enjoy Earth Day and Arbor Day Celebration today at the Treetop Outpost at Conner Prairie in Fishers, a Mother’s Day Brunch May 8.

5. EnPointe Indiana Ballet will present “Don Quixote,” featuring artistic directors Pollyana Ribeiro and Robert Moore of Noblesville, 7 p.m. today and 2 p.m. Saturday at Noblesville High School with tickets available at

6. Blatchley Nature Study Club invites the public to the 2022 Spring Wildflower Walk and Centennial Celebration 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday at 125 Boulder Drive in Noblesville near Potter’s Bridge.

7. Handmade Vintage Spring Market is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville, with tickets available at

8. Come out and watch or participate in the VFW Indiana Loyalty Day Celebration in the City of Noblesville with lineup at 11 a.m. and parade at noon on Saturday, with food, entertainment and awards at the VFW Post 6246 on South Ninth Street. Parade starts at Ivy Tech Hamilton County in Noblesville, travels west on Logan Street, north on 10th Street, east on Monument St. To be a sponsor or a participant, contact the VFW Post.

9. The Attic Theatre presents “Sense & Sensibility” May 5-7 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville.

10. Bring your favorite vinyl to play on a provided turntable at 5:30 p.m. on Turntable Thursdays at Primeval Brewing in downtown Noblesville.

11. Get dressed up and join in for the 14th annual “Wine, Wags & Whiskers” at 6 p.m. May 8 at Embassy Suites in Noblesville.

12. The Boys & Girls Club Auxiliary Auction is May 14 at Harbour Trees.

13. Get up early for the 23rd annual Hamilton County Master Gardener Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on May 21 at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

14. Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s third annual Flea Market on Logan and Clinton streets will be 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 21. Residents can be vendors at their home for $25 donation per household, community may donate items to NPA to sell at Preservation Hall, with donations taken 10 a.m. to noon May 14 and 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 17.

15. Make plans to attend the free Indiana Peony Festival, in its second year, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at Seminary Park in Noblesville.

16. A used bicycle sale and donation day will be 10 a.m. to noon May 21, sponsored by Recycled Cycles at the group’s repair shop at 810 E. Main St., in Westfield, at the top of the drive, north of Big Hoffa’s BBQ. Top-condition bikes will be for sale at bargain prices, with proceeds to purchase parts to repair other bikes, under the sponsorship of Good Samaritan Network of Hamilton County.

17. Carmel Arts & Design District presents “Art of Wine” from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. May 21, for ages 21 and older, with unlimited wine tastings from participating wineries for $30. Tickets go on sale today on

18. The Belfry Theatre will have auditions for ages 5-18 for Disney’s “Frozen Jr.,” Apprentice Players summer youth production 3-5 p.m. May 22 and 6-8 p.m. May 23 at EnPointe Indiana Ballet in Noblesville, with performances July 28-31 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville.

19. Westfield continues off Movies in the Plaza series at dusk tonight, featuring “Inside Out” on May 27 on the Great Lawn at Grand Junction Plaza, with more movies every fourth Friday through October.

20. Get your team together for the June 3 Darlington Bed Race in downtown Noblesville to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville. It’s the same day as the Noblesville Lions Pork Chop Dinner, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 3 on the Courthouse Square with all-you-can-eat pancakes 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. June 4.

– Contact Betsy Reason at [email protected]