You’ve surely heard the Greenday song lyrics, “Wake me up when September ends.” With all due respect to this catchy song, we don’t want to wait until the end of the month to wake up. September has been a beautiful month, and we hate to see it go. We still have one more weekend to enjoy it, and we hope to see you at one or more of our Top Six Cheap/FREE things to do this weekend. Here’s the full list:
Movies in the Park – Fishers plays host in September and October to Movies in the Park at the Nickel Plate District Amphitheater. If you want to enjoy the great outdoors while taking in a fun and family-friendly movie, make sure you’re there by dusk Friday night. For this weekend, the movie in the park is The Lego Movie, starring Chris Pratt (with a host of other famous actors and actresses). Just as a heads up in case this Friday night won’t work for you, they are showing Frozen on October 3 and Muppets Most Wanted on October 10. Dusk happens around 7:30 p.m. these days, but you’ll probably want to be there earlier to secure seats.
Eagle Creek Images of Nature – Park admission to Eagle Creek is $5 per vehicle, which normally allows you access to gorgeous scenery. This particular weekend, you’ll also be able to take in the sights of the Images of Nature photography exhibit for no extra charge. The Riviera Camera Club is presenting this 8th annual event, in which you can peruse over 100 photographs of wildlife. The hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday.
National Public Lands Day – Around the country, many public lands are waiving fees for you to visit on Saturday, September 27. This not only applies to plenty of parks, but also museums. It’s a great day to visit State Parks, and even consider volunteering to help with conservation projects. If you enjoy the outdoors and want to help preserve the beautiful places in our state (and our country as a whole) for future generations, we recommend you check out what’s happening in parks near you.
17th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival – If you would like to see exhibits from over 135 juried artists, Carmel is the place to be this weekend. The 17th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival will include displays of watercolor, oil, 2D, 3D, jewelry, wood, pottery, and much more. Our favorite part, however, is that it is FREE to attend. You can attend from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27 and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday September 28.
Avon Zombie Walk – It may be a bit early yet to be celebrating Halloween, but you can enjoy a bit of a preview from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday, September 27. During that time, you can channel your inner undead and masquerade as a zombie shuffling along U.S. 36 in Avon. It’s FREE to participate, though any donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards feeding the hungry. The walk begins on the corner of Rockville Road and Ronald Reagan Parkway.
Lincoln’s Lebanon and Civil War Re-enactment – If you’re a history buff, you won’t want to miss this two day festival at Lebanon Memorial Park. Everything revolves around the spirit of the mid 1800s. You’ll see live Civil War battle reenactments, pioneer demonstrations, music, and a live public address by President Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by Randy Duncan). This family-friendly and educational event is FREE to attend on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28, and it’s safe to say you’re going to learn something while enjoying yourself.