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The ninth annual Welcome to Fairyville event, which runs through Saturday, offers all kinds of fairy activities planned.
Photo provided The ninth annual Welcome to Fairyville event, which runs through Saturday, offers all kinds of fairy activities planned.
Downtown Noblesville has turned into Fairyville as Nickel Plate Arts celebrates its ninth annual “Welcome to Fairyville.”
Folks can walk the outdoor Fairyville Trail today and Saturday to view and vote for their favorite miniature fairy houses. They can also enjoy an array of Fairyville activities downtown by visiting local merchants and restaurants that will feature fairy-themed specials and participate in fairy-friendly events.
What else? Blatchley Nature Study Club has its annual wildflower walk this weekend. There is also a growing number of venues with live music, plus plenty of other ways to spend your weekend and beyond in The Times’ list of 35 things to do:
1. Fairyville activities run today and Saturday at the Nickel Plate Arts Campus in downtown Noblesville. The event has grown to include lots of Fairyville activities, with the full itinerary listed at https://nickelplatearts.org/fairyville/
2. Explore the Fairyville Trail from noon to 5 p.m. today, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and find your favorite handmade house in the Fairy Home Show, pick up fairy-themed craft kits at Nickel Plate Arts and Caravan Classes, and check out fairy-friendly specials in the Fairy Merchant District. Winners will be announced in an awards ceremony at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Nickel Plate Arts Campus at Eighth and Maple. Meet fairies and fairy-themed vendors along the trail, see Glass Utopia glass-blowing demonstration at Nickel Plate Arts 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today. Tonight and Saturday will also include live music (6 p.m. to 9 p.m. today and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday), fairy photo shoots ($35) from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. today and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Nickel Plate, fairy library books and candy wands at Gals’ Guide Library booth, take-out craft projects at Nickel Plate Arts and Caravan Classes, a Toadstool Fairy Fashion Show at Lil Bloomers (contact the store directly to reserve any remaining spaces for 3 p.m. Saturday) and more. The day will also include a Fairy Tea Party at Kiln Creations.
3. Ride the enchanted little red Fairy Caboose at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. today and at the top of every hour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday from Forest Park in Noblesville. Passengers meet and spend time with fairies while enjoying a snack and a charming ride through the Noblesville woodland. Costumes are encouraged. Tickets are $14. Visit https://nickelplateexpress.com/
4. Pick up fairy-themed craft projects to do at home from Nickel Plate Arts, Caravan Classes, Kiln Creations and Lil Bloomers, from $5-$15.
5. Celebrate Fairyville with a fairy tea party, with painting of teacups, treat bags with tea and biscuits and time in a photo booth with fairies at Kiln Creation in downtown Noblesville from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday for $55 for two participants. Visit https://www.kilncreations.net/
6. The young can experience Fairyville Yoga for Kids from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Saturday at Shine Yoga in downtown Noblesville.
7. Find the Fairy Jars Scavenger Hunt at NobleMade downtown gift shop, beginning at noon today and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
8. Find fairy-themed treats at Texy Mexy, Noble Coffee & Tea and Primeval Brewing today and Saturday.
9. It’s Open Mic from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at Schoolhouse 7 Cafe on Cyntheanne Road in Fishers.
10. Enjoy the music of Sean Moore tonight and Fruhlingsfest beginning at noon Saturday at Primeval Brewing in downtown Noblesville.
11. Enjoy Music Bingo at 7 p.m. today at Pinheads in Fishers.
12. Join in on opening night of Noblesville Babe Ruth, with festivities to begin at 6 p.m.
13. As part of the Fairyville, enjoy art demonstrations and activities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Hamilton County Artists’ Association Birdie Gallery at 195 S. Fifth St., Noblesville.
14. Find a Happy Babies Fairy Class at 10 a.m. Saturday, for $10, at Seminary Park at 10th Street and Division streets.
15. Shop at the Handmade Vintage Market 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds in Noblesville.
16. Get on board for an Outdoor Train Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mr. Muffin’s Trains in Atlanta, Ind.
17. Enjoy Blatchley Nature Study Club’s annual free wildflower walk on Saturday at 125 Boulder Drive in Noblesville, typically 1 to 5 p.m.
18. Watch the Arbor Day Dedication Ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Saturday on the Courthouse Square, and that is part of Welcome to Fairyville.
19. Conner Prairie is now open for the season in Fishers, with outdoor excursions, a chance to meet costumed interpreters, climb to the top of the TreeTop Post (10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday) and more. Enjoy sensory-friendly hours from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Sunday of each month. Enjoy the outdoors 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.connerprairie.org
20. Visit Hamilton County Parks’ Taylor Center of Natural History at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville and discover the colorful local history that stretches thousands of years into the past, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
21. Like to dance? A Saturday Drop-in Group dance class is 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Saturdays at ABC Ballroom in Noblesville.
22. Experience Proctor and Strunk at 3 p.m. Saturday and Heather and the Helms at 3 p.m. May 1 at Center Stage Vintage Guitars in Noblesville.
23. Relax by Morse Lake with a Sunset Showcase with Jason Brown tonight and Scotty Randolph on Saturday at the Boathouse Kitchen & Swan Dive in Cicero.
24. Join the Beginner Bird Hikes at 8:30 a.m. Sundays and Wednesdays through June at Cool Creek Nature Center in Westfield (Carmel address), with the exception of the first Wednesday of each month, which will be at the same time at Taylor Center for History at Strawtown Koteewi Park in Noblesville.
25. Join a naturalist at the Great Blue Heron Rookery in Hamilton County at the Stoops Observation Deck and discuss details about the park on Scherer Avenue in Arcadia. Bring binoculars, spotting scopes, and photography equipment, with programs at 4 p.m. April 26, 2:30 p.m. May 2, 3:30 p.m. May 11, 9 a.m. May 29 and at 8:30 a.m. June 5, free with registration required, at myhamiltoncountyparks.com
26. Enjoy Music Bingo Tuesdays at Deer Creek Pub & Bistro, with the next event at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Noblesville pub located in Harbourtown Shoppes.
27. Legacy Keepers Music nonprofit kicks off a new Thursday After Hours live music series which brings music to Noblesville venues on Thursday evenings this spring. Music will run 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays at Ginger’s Cafe, Barley Island Brewing Co. and Primeval Brewing. Series continues each Thursday with a variety of musicians. Next Thursday: Brad McCord of Noblesville plays guitar at Ginger’s Cafe; Caleb Hawkins plays fiddle and guitar at Primeval Brewing; Dwayne Conaway sings and plays classic country at Barley Island Brewing Co.; and Craig Thurston plays blues at Grindstone Public House.
28. Join Kiln Creations at Country Moon Winery in Noblesville to paint Mother’s Day Vases, for $35 to register, including vases, special crystal glazes and first glass of wine 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. April 28.
29. Celebrate Arbor Day with a free tulip tree seedling from Fishers Parks during an Arbor Day Tree Giveaway at Holland Park in Fishers at 6 p.m. April 30.
30. Enjoy a Mother Son Dance at 6 p.m. April 30 and a Father Daughter Dance at 6 p.m. May 1 at The Bridgewater Club in Westfield, with lawn games, crafts, snacks and deejay, for $15 per person registration, sponsored by Westfield Welcome.
31. Take a walk on Noblesville’s Riverwalk, or any of the local trails, or just enjoy your nearby parks.
32. Test your archery skills at Koteewi Range (and watch for opening of Aerial Adventures and K-Trails Equestrian Adventure) 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.
33. Auditions for Stone Soup’s “Once Upon A Mattress” summer youth production (must have completed kindergarten and not yet entered Grade 9) will be 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. May 1 at 587 Westfield Road in Noblesville. Memorize a short monologue and sing 16 bars of a song. Must be available for tech week and all show dates July 12-18.
34. Conner Prairie’s History on Tap returns, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. June 4, with early bird tickets for sale through May 7.
35. The Noblesville Main Street’s “Main Street Block Party,” formerly Noblesville Street Dance, will be 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 5 in downtown Noblesville.

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