Just because the school season is starting up doesn't mean events in Central Indiana are slowing down! August is going to be another hot Summer month - that means lots of chances to get outdoors enjoy all that Zionsville and nearby Carmel have to offer. You probably already know it's the month of the Indiana State Fair! So instead, let's check out some local events...

August 5

Zionsville Paint Out

If you were looking for a chance to break out that paintbrush, here's your chance. This art competition is free and open for the public at the SullivanMunace Cultural Center. Those that to wish to register a piece can do so between 8-10a.m., with the awards ceremony happening later that day at 3 p.m. These are categories for all age groups starting at age 5!

Zionsville Walking Tour

If you need something to do after you turn in your submission for the art competition, this walking tour might do just the trick. Starting at 11 a.m., this tour of the Village is first come first served. It's a chance to learn about the history of Zionsville and some of the early businesses, events, and people. Great whether you're a long-time resident wanting historical info or a newcomer wanting to get to know your town.

August 12 

Smore's Day Campfire 

You might associate S'mores more with with Fall, but why not get a head start? The Town of Zionsville is currently running a poll over on their Facebook page. The top 3 recipes (that get the most likes) will be featured at the campfire taking place at the Zion Nature Center.

Carmel's Rain on Main Contest

This art contest is for professionals and adult amateurs. It's got a specific twist- the item you paint is a rain barrel. The idea is help people learn about the importance of water conservation. While it's too late to enter this one, you can check out the barrels at the Carmel Arts and Design District Gallery Walk from August 12-18. 

August 19


This celebration of the Eagle Creek kicks off at 9 a.m. with a chance to give back to nature through stream cleanup.   Later on is more of a focus on fun with a chance to try out kayaking, learn more about fly fishing/tying, and enjoy some music by the "Dumpster Drummers." 

Late Night on Main  

This is a reoccurring event set in the Carmel Arts & Design District. Businesses, restaurants, and more will be staying up late (as in until Midnight) in one big, nighttime street party. Night owls - this one is for you!

August 21

Solar Eclipse Streaming

A total solar eclipse is going to be happening across the United States. The Zionsville Public Library is hosting a streaming from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. in the Hussey Room. Some solar glasses will be available.

August 25-27


This Carmel celebration is all about enjoying Greek culture. There will be authentic cuisine, live music, and traditional dancing, hosted by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church.

August 26


The 10th annual iteration of this event is happening in the Carmel Arts & Design District. This year's event will showcase more than 400 enthusiast/collector cars. While there are judges, the focus is on appreciation for the art.