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Soak Up the Summer

A seasonal bucket list of things to do!


May 2014

What's not to love about summer? Longer days, loads of sunshine and an abundance of fun things to do! As the season approaches, here are some "must do" activities to include on the family calendar.

Make a splash

Mix up your pool time fun with a visit to one of Indianapolis' outdoor splash parks.

Indy Parks is an amazing resource for Local families, with 20 aquatic centers and 15 free public spray grounds conveniently located across the city. Visit www.indy.gov for a complete listing of parks, hours and amenities.

Within Indy Parks, Sahm Park is a family favorite. Its aquatic center features waterpark-worthy slides and fountains, as well as 50- and 25-meter lap lanes for older swimmers. Once you're finished swimming, there's an 18-hole disc golf course, tennis, sand volleyball and basketball courts to round out the day.

If rainy weather's gotten you down, consider taking the kids on a "staycation" to Caribbean Cove Waterpark. This indoor facility has slides, a lazy river, activity pool and spa to keep both kids and adults occupied all day long.

Festivals, festivals, festivals

Celebrate the first weekend of June at the Rosedale Strawberry Festival. Boasting Indiana's "best home-baked shortcakes," this festival offers free concerts, arts and crafts, activities for kids and car show. The event runs June 6-8 in historic Parke County.

It isn't summer without a 4-H Fair, and the Hancock County 4-H Fair is one you can't miss. The week of June 20-27, head over to the fairgrounds for the classic fair experience: livestock barns, horse and dog shows, parades and a full-scale carnival complete with a Ferris wheel.

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