Plenty of fun and free events for kids in Noblesville

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NOBLESVILLE, Ind. — The Noblesville Parks Department will offer several free events for kids and families this weekend.

The events start Thursday and last through Sunday. Park officials say they want families to be active and enjoy their first weekend of summer break.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

Thursday, June 2 – Summer Concert Series kicks off with Seth Bradley at Dr. James Dillon Park, 6351 Midland Lane, from 7 to 9 p.m. In addition to food vendors, Scotty`s Brewhouse will have a beer garden for guests ages 21 and older. Guests are welcome to bring their own food and beverages to enjoy while in attendance.

Friday, June 3 – The 6th Annual Noblesville Bed Race will begin at 7 p.m. downtown with teams competing on Ninth Street for the trophy and prizes. The double-elimination contest involves racing custom designed beds on wheels and provides an enjoyable experience for onlookers and participants alike while raising money for financial-need scholarships for summer camp programming for area youth.

Saturday, June 4 – As part of National Trails Day, the parks department will be hosting a scavenger hunt inside Forest Park from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. Scavenger hunt forms will be available at the blue park tent near shelter No. 3 and No. 5.

Sunday, June 5 – Noblesville Parks Naturalist Karen LeMere will assist anglers as the city participates in the Department of Natural Resources` Free Fishing Day. Noblesville Parks will have 30 poles available for use on a first come, first serve basis. The free fishing, which does not require a license, is available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hague Road Nature Haven, main entrance off Hague Road between Indiana 38 and Indiana 32. We will be practicing ‘catch and release’ fishing at the event.

Reminder: The Noblesville Parks` Noble Kids Camp starts Monday, June 6 and slots are still available. The week-long full- and half-day camps run through August 5. Each week has a different theme and camps are available at Forest Park and Dillon Park. Before and After Care is available for parents by trained camp counselors. For more information on summer camp, call 317-770-5750 or visit www.noblesvilleparks.org.

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