Free and Low Cost Activities for Summer 2019

Hancock County Public Library Summer Reading Program
“A Universe of Stories”

Registration begins April 29
June 1 – August 1

  • Programs for children, teens, and adults
  • Performers, school-aged programs, and storytimes available in June and July
  • All programs are free
  • For more information, please call (317) 462-5141 ext. 238
    or visit online

The Bookmobile will be making stops throughout Hancock County throughout the summer– please contact the library for information on the location nearest you

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Legacy 9 Cinemas
Free Family Film Festival

Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. (doors open at 9:00 a.m.)
June 5 through July 24
Call (317) 462-6831 for more information.

Listing of films found here.

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Riley Pool – Greenfield
Free Swim

Thursday and Sunday from 5:00-7:00 pm
Daily rate and pool passes also available
May 26th –July 31st

  • Children age 10 and under MUST be accompanied by someone age 16 or older
  • Pool, splash pad, waterslide, play structure
  • Find more info here or call (317) 325-1467

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Greenfield Parks and Recreation Dept.

  • All city parks and Pennsy Trail are free of charge to play and walk
  • Dawn to Dusk
    Some facility rentals available
  • (317) 477-4340

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Bentley’s Buddies & Friends
Sit, Stay, Read Program

June 3 & 19: 9:00am-Noon—Grades K-2
June 11 & 27: 9:00am-1Noon—Grades 3-5

  • Registration is limited to 10 participants per day
  • Cost is by donation
  • Call to Register at (317) 642-7707

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Entertainment on the Plaza

Friday evenings, 7:00pm
June 7th – July 26th

  • Hancock County Courthouse South Lawn and City of Greenfield Plaza
  • Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating
  • No rain site or rain dates
  • Portable restrooms
  • Find more info here

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Fitness Festival

June 15, 8am-Noon
Courthouse Plaza

  • Held in conjuntion with the SuperHero 5K run
  • Vendors, Obstacle Course, Bounce House, Fitness Demonstrations
  • FREE Rain or Shine

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Hancock County Community Night

July 30, 4:00 – 9:00pm
Hancock County Fairgrounds, 620 Apple St.

  • Greenfield Police and Fire Department demonstrations—SWAT, K9, Hazardous Materials Response,
    vehicle extrication, hose streams for kids, smokehouses, and more.
  • There will be bounce houses, door prize giveaways, free food. free school supplies and backpacks.
  • FREE

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The Children’s Museum Indianapolis

3000 North Meridian St., Indianapolis

  • First Thursday of each month from 4:00-8:00 pm
  • $5 per person
  • Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
    (317) 334-4000 or 1-800-820-6214
  • Find more info here

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The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience

3000 North Meridian St., Indianapolis

  • First Thursday of each month from 4:00-8:00 pm
  • $5 per person ($7.00 if choose to visit the Children’s Museum during the same visit)
  • Youth under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Call at (317) 334-4000 or 1-800-820-6214

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Hancock County 4-H fair

June 21-June 28, 2019

  • Free general admission
  • Find more info here

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Newfields
(formerly Indianapolis Art Museum)

  • First Thursday of each month (May-Sept), 4:00-8:00pm
  • Free general admission
  • Find more info here

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The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art & Nature Park: 100 Acres

  • Free general admission
  • Find more info here

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FREE

Indianapolis:

  • Indiana State Police Museum
  • Indiana War Memorial Museum
  • Indianapolis Fire Department Museum
  • Museum in the City County Building
  • Soldiers and Sailors Monument

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Kruse Faily Stardust Terrace at the History Center

Free admission to the Center on Thursdays from 10 am-8 pm and on July 4 from 10 am-5 pm.

Thursday events also include free grass seating for Concerts on the Canal

  • Find more info here

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Other

The Children’s Museum has joined forces with other local museums to make fun family learning available to more Hoosier families. Families that participate in any of the state assistance programs listed here can visit these locations as well as the Children’s Museum for just $2 per household member per visit.
(Some special events and exhibits may not be included):

  • Newfields
  • NCAA Hall of Champions
  • Indiana Historical Society
  • Indiana Repertory Theatre
  • Terre Haute Children’s Museum
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
  • Conner Prairie Interactive History Park
  • Indiana State Museum and Historic Sites
  • The Riley Children’s Health Sports Legends Experience
  • Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
  • WonderLab Museum of Science, Health, and Technology in Bloomington

More information on eligibility is available here

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ALL INFORMATION IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CALL FIRST.