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Jupiter Flights Balloon Fest, Movies in the Park, Elks Sale, Elvis, Eagles Tributes and More

Noblesville’s final Movie in the Park, Forest Park Aquatic Center’s 25th anniversary celebration and Conner Prairie’s Jupiter Flights Balloon Festival, Noblesville Elks Rummage Sale and Elvis and Eagles tributes are happening this weekend in and around Noblesville. Here’s a list of 25 things to do to keep your calendar up to date.

1. Noblesville Parks’ 15th annual Movies in the Park series, presented by Logan Street Signs and banners, with the final movie tonight at dusk, featuring “Ghostbusters Afterlife,” (Rated PG-13) at Federal Hill Commons.

2. Noblesville Farmers Market is open 8 a.m. to noon, at Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville. Market continues every Saturday this summer through Oct. 15. The Belfry Theatre will be the featured nonprofit booth this Saturday.

3. Carousel Corner is open at Forest Park in Noblesville from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends through Oct. 23, with $2 carousel rides and $3 mini golf.

4. Central Indiana Vintage Vehicles invites car buffs to show off their vintage vehicles on the Courthouse Square during the weekly Saturday night Cruise-in. Lawn chairs and old-car conversations invited.

5. Listen to live music featuring Matt Record on Saturday at Grindstone Public House in downtown Noblesville, and Craig Thurston, Sept. 15.

6. Friends of Central Pool and Forest Park Aquatic Center’s 25th Anniversary Celebration is 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, with registration encouraged, festive luau party with beer and wine cash bar and charcuterie provided by the Wine Trough. Admission is free but a tax deductible donation of $25 or more per person is greatly appreciated. Visit https://www.forestparkpool.org/

7. Hamilton County Parks’ Koteewi Aerial Adventure (Edge Adventures), K-Trails Equestrian Adventures, Koteewi Range Sport & Target Archery Center and Koteewi Lake are all open for the season.

8. Kiln Creations in downtown Noblesville is filling a request for “It’s 420 Somewhere,” an adults-only painting party at 6 p.m. today with a choice of tobacco pipes, trays, decorative houseware, jars and more, plus check out new 420 designs available just for this event. For a full schedule of fun events, visit https://www.kilncreations.net/

9. Experience Conner Prairie’s Jupiter Flights Balloon Festival, Indiana’s largest balloon festival with 42 balloons competing in balloon races and “glows” today through Sunday, featuring balloons originating from throughout the United States, family-friendly entertainment, live bands, flight simulators, remote-control airplanes, bubble workshops, live bird shows and more. There will be balloon “glows” today and Saturday nights, a balloon race that starts at 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. activities on Saturday, plus 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. balloon competition, bounce houses, corn maze and more on Saturday.

10. Westfield continues its Movies in the Plaza series at dusk select Fridays, featuring “Encanto” tonight on the Great Lawn at Grand Junction Plaza, with more movies that include “Raya and the Last Dragon,” Sept. 23; “Hocus Pocus,” Oct. 28; and “Elf,” Dec. 2.

11. Noblesville Elks No. 576 will have a Rummage Sale for charity with household items, tools, kitchen items and much more, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Elks, 35 S. Ninth St., with proceeds to go to Elks annual charity awards.

12. The Atlanta Fall Market is 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday on Main Street in downtown Atlanta, Ind.

13. Celebrate The King during Roy E. Reynolds’ Memorial Tribute to Elvis Presley from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at Jim Dandy Restaurant in Noblesville. Kids are welcome.

14. Enjoy Concerts at the Commons 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. on select Saturdays through September at Federal Hill Commons. Concert schedule: this Saturday, The Eagles Project (Eagles Tribute) and The Toons; Sept. 24, Trippin Billie (Dave Matthews Tribute) and Sam King.

(Photo courtesy of Conner Prairie)
Experience Conner Prairie’s Jupiter Flights Balloon Festival, Indiana’s largest balloon festival with 42 balloons competing in balloon races and “glows” today through Sunday, featuring balloons originating from throughout the United States, family-friendly entertainment, live bands, flight simulators, remote-control airplanes, bubble workshops, live bird shows and more.

15. 6th annual Strut 2 Save Lives is at 11 a.m. Sunday at Dr. James A. Dillon Park in Noblesville, with registration $25 for adults, $12 for ages 12 and younger and $65 for families up to five participants, with registration at 10 a.m., opening remarks at 10:45 a.m., with live deejay until 1 p.m., plus free pet photos with owners, food from E&M Hot Diggity Dogs and beer from Moontown Brewing.

16. Take a ride on Nickel Plate Express’ Super Hero Express, a train ride with Spiderman, Batman & Catwoman, at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday boarding at Hobbs Station in Forest Park in Noblesville. Ride the historic dining car to celebrate Oktoberfest with a four-course German meal at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Board the Wizard Express on Oct. 1.

17. Noblesville Preservation Alliance’s 35th annual Historic Home Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 in Old Town Noblesville, with advance tickets available online only, and tickets available day of tour at the Hamilton County Historical Society in front of the Old Jail and at a ticket table at Preservation Hall on Logan Street.

18. Nickel Plate Arts and artists friends are bringing out their excess and unused craft supplies for an epic yard sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Nickel Plate campus at Eighth and Maple in downtown Noblesville.

19. String-Time on the Square series, the third Saturday of each month through September, features bluegrass music at 6:30 p.m. on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville, with the final show of the season at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17, featuring Stones Crossing Family Band with opener Alec Bohuk & Eric Reel.

20. Noblesville Brewfest & Wine Garden is 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at Forest Park in Noblesville, benefiting Forest Park Aquatic Center, with tickets, $40 in advance, $50 at the door if still available, at www.NoblesvilleBrewfest.com. The event features unlimited sampling of beers, wine garden samplings, designated drivers get in free, food vendors, live music, corn hole competitions.

21. A Spaghetti Fundraiser benefits Cicero Police, Fire and Public Safety, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at Red Bridge Park in Cicero, free meal with donations accepted, plus a Karma-Concert on the Pier from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. featuring hits from the ‘70s to today, and a Jeep Cruise-in 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

22. Hamilton County Theatre Guild presents the first show of the 58th season of The Belfry Theatre, “Rehearsal for Murder,” a murder-mystery who-dunnit play opening Sept. 23 and continuing a total of eight performances, through Oct. 2 at The Ivy Tech Auditorium in Noblesville, with tickets at www.thebelfrytheatre.com and 317-773-1085. Next show: “The Sound of Music,” Nov. 25-Dec. 4, with private auditions this Sunday and Tuesday by appointment.

23. Visit the Handmade Vintage Market supporting local small businesses from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds in Noblesville.

24. Visit the Potter’s Bridge Fall Festival 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 1 at Potter’s Bridge Noblesville featuring 90 arts, crafts and food booths, free KidZone and live entertainment.

25. Feeding Families Hamilton County will play host for the second year to an all-day Music Festival, 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 1 at Federal Hill Commons in downtown Noblesville, with food vendors, live music featuring Fast Cadillac, bounce house, silent auction. Bring nonperishable food items to donate to the Feeding Families local pantries.

Contact Betsy Reason at betsy@thetimes24-7.com.