If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, there is no shortage of happenings in and around Noblesville.
Creedence Revived, The World Premier CCR Tribute Band will perform tonight at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers. Noblesville High School graduate Gary Crask will sign autographs of his new book on Saturday afternoon in downtown Noblesville. The Belfry Theatre’s special event, “The Belfry’s Apprentice Players Have Talent” talent show for pre-registered youth ages 5-18 will showcase their talents at 2 p.m. Saturday on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square.
Mark your calendars for these great events with The Times’ list of 20 things to do this weekend and beyond:
1. Fishers Parks & Recreation’s free summer concert series includes concerts this holiday weekend: 8 p.m. today, 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.
2. 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. Saturday 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.
3. “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. Saturday on the Hamilton County Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnicking were invited.
4. Fishers Parks and City of Fishers presents free Movies in the Park, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: “Sonic the Hedgehog,” Saturday at Holland Park.
5. Enjoy Symphony on the Prairie summer concerts each weekend: One Night of Queen featuring Gary Mullen and The Works on tonight and Saturday night. https://www.indianapolissymphony.org.
6. Nickel Plate Express’ train rides offer Dinner Express, Uncorked Express and more from Forest Park. Visit https://nickelplateexpress.com
7. 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.
8. 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: Any Schomburg on Saturday and Cricket Creek Players on Aug. 7.
9. Fishers Farmers Market is 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, through Sept. 25 at Nickel Plate District Amphitheater in Fishers.
10. 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.
11. Enjoy live music Thursdays and Saturdays featuring Disagreeable on Saturday at Grindstone Public House in downtown Noblesville.
12. 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 at Hamilton Heights High School in Arcadia
13. Westfield Farmers Market is 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays, through Sept. 30, on Mill Street near Park Street in downtown Westfield.
14. 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.
15. Noblesville Parks & Recreation presents Concerts at The Commons Tour, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. select Saturdays at Federal Hill Commons: 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.
16. 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.
17. 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. 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 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.

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