Batter up! It April in Zionsville and that means it’s time for Little League baseball and softball, and a whole host of other fun outdoor Zionsville springtime activities in our fair and fine community.
Before we list some of the many local activities you can enjoy in town this spring, let’s first focus on the Zionsville Little League. The ZLL, which was incorporated as a not-for-profit all-volunteer organization in 1974, plays its games in Lions Park. The games are played on Saturday mornings and afternoons, as well as weekday evenings, except Thursday.
Participating in Little League provides a great way to pull kids (boys and girls, ages 6-18) away from video games and into the great outdoors. In a recent interview with Zionsville’s Mayor Tim Haak, we learned that he spent some of the most memorable moments of his youth playing baseball in the ZLL—and look at the success he’s achieved since then.
Even if you don’t have know anyone playing in the ZLL, watching the games or just hanging in the park is a relaxing activity that anyone in the community can enjoy. Plus you can indulge in some tasty treats from the snack stand! Click this link for 2016 schedule of Zionsville Little League games.
Now, let’s take a look at just a few of the many other events you can enjoy in Zionsville this spring:
Upcoming Spring 2016 Events in Zionsville
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Kite Day – 12pm-3pm at the Boys and Girls Club West (5964 S. 700 East, Whitestown – ) – Bring your family, friends, kites, and picnics. Admission is $2/person and $5/family of 5. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Zionsville. Rain date is Sunday, May 1st.
Z’GreenFest – 2pm-5pm at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library (250 N 5th St., Zionsville) – The 10th Annual celebration of Earth Day and Arbor Day features live music, interactive activities, workshops and educational exhibits from community organizations.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Z-Run – 9am at Zionsville Middle School (900 Ford Road, Zionsville) – 5K run/walk with a 1-Mile Family Walk/dog walk. The 5K Course will travel along city streets and the scenic Zionsville trail. The 1-Mile event will travel thru the new Mulberry Fields Park. Registration from 7:45am to 9:00am; 5k run/walk begins at 9:00am; 1-Mile Walk/dog walk begins at 9:05am; Awards ceremony at 10:00am. Age Groups are: 8 under, 9-12, 13-15, 16-19, 20-29, 30-39 ….up to 70+
Spring Wildflower Walk – 2pm-5pm at Zion Nature Center (690 Beech Street, Zionsville) – Join Park Naturalist Mindy Murdock to discover what’s blooming along the forest trails. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture the beauty of the new blooms.
Saturday, May 14, 2016
Zionsville Farmers’ Market – 8am-11am at the corner of Main St. and Hawthorne (Downtown Zionsville) – Opening day of a weekly market offering the best locally grown fruits and vegetables provided by Indiana farmers. Every Saturday morning from the first weekend after Mother’s Day through September.
Brick Street Market – 10am-5pm on Main Street (Downtown Zionsville) – This will be the 31st version of downtown Zionsville’s annual arts and crafts festival. All of artwork and crafts displayed by dozens of exhibitors are handmade, vintage, or refurbished/upcycled. Plenty of food vendors and food trucks will also be available. (Exhibitor Info and Application | Food Vendor Info and Application)
Sunday, June 12, 2016
Zionsville Half Marathon & 5K – 7:30am-10:30am (30 North Main Street, Zionsville) – Prize money awarded to the top three overall male and female and first place masters in the Half marathon. Medals to all half finishers. Age group awards in both the half marathon and 5k run. Overall awards to the winners of the 5k. Refreshments including pizza and beer after the race. The half marathon will be a two looped course, starting and finishing downtown on the bricks. The race runs through several scenic Zionsville neighborhoods and goes partially along the Zionsville Rail Trail then back into the village. (Register for Event)
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Lincoln Park Concert Series – 7pm-8:30pm (Lincoln Park, 41 S. 2nd Street, Zionsville) – Opening night of a weekly series of free, family-friendly concerts held every Wednesday in June and July.
Saturday, June 4, 2016
CruZionsville – 10am-3pm (Main Street, Downtown Zionsville) – Join the Central Indiana Region Porsche Club of America for the 6th annual version of this exciting fundraising event for car lovers of all ages. More than 100 Porsche cars will be on display (and judged) to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association. This year’s event has been designated as an official Legacy Project for Indiana’s Bicentennial.
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Miss Indiana Parade – 12 noon-12:30pm (Main Street, Downtown Zionsville) – This free annual event is a showcase for the contestants in the Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen Finals, which are held in the evening at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center. Following the parade, at 12:45pm, is the Miss and Teen Contestant Autograph signing session at Boone Village. The contestant chosen as Miss Indiana becomes the state’s representative for the Miss America Pageant.
More Zionsville Springtime Activities and Events for Your Enjoyment
For a comprehensive listing of events in Zionsville, visit the Town Planner calendar.
For Zionsville business events and other local activities, visit the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce’s Community Events listings.
For events in Boone County, visit Boone County Festivals & Events.