New Exhibits at Indiana State Museum

June 08 Opening /INDIANAPOLIS

  • Families will feel like they’re stepping inside a storybook come to life at Good Night Forest. Open through Oct. 31, this nature-inspired seasonal exhibit is designed to help children develop bravery and confidence as they explore the darkening forest and learn about animals that live there.
  • In our reimagined Ancient Seas experience, visitors can immerse themselves in a totally different Indiana — an underwater world that existed millions of years in the past — through digital interactives, multi-sensory activities, newly acquired fossils and more.

Both exhibits are included with general admission and is available online at


Music at the Fairgrounds

" "July 18 – Aug. 29/KOKOMO – 7 p.m. Thursday evenings only at the Howard County Fairgrounds in front of the Community Building. Bring lawn chairs & enjoy! Admission is free. In case of rain, go to the Fairground’s Cattle Barn. For a schedule of who the entertainers are, visit



Country Concert: Kimberly Perry

" "July 19/WARSAW – 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Central Park Glover Pavilion. What’s better than food, fun, and music on a Friday night?! Kaitlyn Baker & Joe Lasher will open the show and Kimberly will follow. Another huge fundraising show, almost $9000 was collected for the children and families of St. Jude in 2023! As a member of The Band Perry with over 2.5 million albums sold, 13 million singles and 2 billion combined streams, her groundbreaking crossover #1 single “If I Die Young”  helped Kimberly burst on to the world stage. With songwriting being her first love, she is now embarking on a solo career and recently released “Bloom.” Free for all ages. For more information, visit


Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair

" "July 19-27/LAFAYETTE – Daily at the Tippecanoe Co. Fairgrounds. View all the entries the 4-H members have worked so hard on all year from animals,  crafts, to foods and more. Enjoy the activities scheduled at the special events tent, including “Minute to win it Games,” a cake walk, kids tractor pull, craft events. Something different each day. Food trucks will be available for all your favorite fair foods all with other food vendors located in the food court. Luehrs’ Ideal Rides will provide the carnival with family bargain day taking place July 23.  For a complete schedule and more information, visit


Coatsville Car Show

" "July 20/COATSVILLE – 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. This 12th annual event is open to all vehicles including cars, trucks, motorcycles, tractors, and side-by-sides. This is a great family event with lots to do. We are famous for our custom handmade awards and we plan to handout about 75 awards at this years show. We have music, great food, games for anyone to play, a silent auction and more. Our 50/50 raffle for the past couple of years has awarded the winner well over $1,000.00. Come join us for a day of fun for the whole family and enjoy some really cool vehicles! For more information, visit


Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party

" "July 20-21/INDIANAPOLIS – 12:30 / 7:30 Sat. & 2:30 p.m. Sun. at the Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live™ Glow Party™ brings fans’ favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks to life including Mega Wrex™, Tiger Shark™, Demo Derby™, Bone Shaker™, Bigfoot®, Gunkster™, and introducing the brand new HW 5-Alarm™, the firetruck hero of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks! The Glow Party production features a laser light show, spectacular theatrical effects, dance parties, and Hot Wheels toy giveaways. Fans can also witness a special appearance from a transforming robot, plus the high-flyers of Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Freestyle Motocross Team.Special kids pricing is available for all shows providing a great value for the whole family! Price is $10 and up and available on


Swiss Days

" "July 25-28/BERNE – Come join us and enjoy authentic Swiss costume, great food, craft vendors and merchandise. Residents and visitors alike enjoy the friendly competitions for all ages. From the 5K race to Big Wheel Competition for the younger ones to the Steintoss, there is something for everyone. On stage and around the festival you can hear Swiss music. Watch as couples dance the polka to live music on stage. The festival always includes the last Friday and Saturday of each July. “Schonen Tag noch” (have a good day). For more information, visit

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