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Author: Allyson Gutwein

Come Celebrate the Holidays in Boone County


The Holiday Season is always extra festive in Boone County as our towns host their own special celebrations and events throughout the month of December along with our many one of a kind local shops and restaurants.

“Whether it’s a fun family Christmas outing, a holiday get together with friends or a yearly visit with Santa Claus, December in Boone County will definitely get you in the holiday spirit.” Says Boone CVB Executive Director, Allyson Gutwein, “Boone County communities love visitors this time of year.”

Zionsville’s annual Christmas in the Village begins November 24th with a parade bringing Santa Claus to his special cabin where he’ll welcome good boys and girls with their Christmas lists on weekends. The Zionsville Chamber hosts the popular Ladies Night Out Shopping event where stores stay open late for gift seekers, and groups of friends gather for the annual Christmas Crawl of local restaurants and taverns.

The Zionsville Parks Department has introduced a month-long schedule of Winterfest activities at various park locations that include a luminary walk, ornament crafting at the Nature Center, a Christmas in the Park event and an open-air Maker’s Market.

The Heart of Lebanon’s annual Christmas on the Square happens on December 2nd with a holiday parade that ends with the crowning of the Snow Flake Princess, local groups singing carols, and the lighting of the Christmas tree.

Whitestown has a brand-new holiday event – Merry at Main – to be held at Main Street Park on December 9th with local artisans’ handcrafted items, a variety of seasonal treats, food vendors, North Pole reindeer, and live entertainment. A holiday parade will also be part of the festivities. And watch out for the Grinch!

When it comes to holiday shopping, there’s nothing better than spending a crisp winter day strolling Main Street Zionsville with its locally owned shops featuring unique gifts like the freshest olive oils and balsamic vinegars, that perfect jewelry item, the latest clothing styles at Duo and Vintage Charm, and specialty shops like fivethirty home with their large selection of re-purposed furniture and home décor.

Visit the Art in Hand co-op gallery filled with paintings, pottery, glass pieces and crafts by local artists, or take in the many styles of fine art at CV Art & Frame, including one of the Midwest’s largest collections of breathtaking works by Thomas Kinkade.

For something completely different, head to Thorntown on weekends for a visit to Wyld Roots Mercantile, a lady’s boutique with a fashion twist in western style clothing and accessories. Or stop in Samson Family Leather on the Square in Lebanon where this family-owned business focuses on creating high-quality leather goods like bags, clutches, wallets and more.

“Boone County knows how to celebrate the holidays with so many special events, memorable shopping experiences and deliciously fun dining.” Says Gutwein, “The holiday season truly is a great time to come and visit us!”

Fall is Festival Season in Boone County


Boone County is happening this fall with events every weekend. Colonial times reenactors, lumberjacks, charity horse show, classic cars, carnival rides, live bluegrass to rock music, fair food, all breed dog show, polo matches, a Fall parade – even an antique apple cider press festival…whew, there’s a little bit of Boone County to please everyone.

Stone Eater bike park receives Boone CVB tourism grant.

The Boone County CVB represented by Executive Director, Allyson Gutwein, was pleased to present a tourism development grant to Stone Eater bike park! This new tourist attraction is presently under construction northwest of Lebanon, IN. Thank you to Lebanon, Indiana and staff of the City of Lebanon- Joe Lepage, Mayor Matt Gentry, Stone Eater principals, John Messenger and Kevin Krulik. Find out more about Stone Eater bike park.

Boone CVB contributes to Central Region Little League!

The Boone County Convention and Visitors Bureau was delighted to present a check to the Little League Central Region Complex located in Whitestown, IN. Presenting is Allyson Gutwein, Executive Director of the Boone CVB.

This outstanding facility is ready to host teams from around the Midwest for softball and baseball- watch as they are highlighted on national tv networks! We are proud to have this fantastic group in our community. Click here to learn more!

2023 Summer Fun is Happening in Boone County!

During Summer 2023, Boone County invites you, your family and friends to come and enjoy our fun variety of festivals, events and live music concerts going on throughout our county.

Hickory Hall Polo Club in Whitestown has polo matches every Friday, starting mid-June through first week of October, 2023 – with all proceeds going to various area charities. Definitely worth the trip to see the “Sport of Kings” up close.

You say you love to be outdoors listening to some fine live music? The Zionsville Cultural District sponsors concerts every Wednesday night in June & July at Lions Park, then a month long Wednesday night concert line-up at Lincoln Park in August. Bring your lawn chairs & refreshments, too.

Whitestown hosts a variety of popular area bands every Friday night through July 28th with their Free Summer Concert Series – food, drink and kids’ play area available.

Whitestown, Zionsville and Lebanon also have Farmer’s Markets every week through September.

July is the month for the Boone 4H Fair, July 15 – 21, with hot air balloon rides, a demolition derby, mud bog races, plenty of livestock shows and always delicious fair food.

August kicks off with the always fun Zionsville Street Dance on August 5th with Main Street packed with families rocking to the get-up-and-dance music of Mike & Joe plus Zionsville’s own – The Janeways.

The Whitestown Brew Fest gets more popular every year with this year’s event scheduled on August 12th. Live music opens with Tim Neuman and then features the return of the Midwest’s #1 Country Rockin’ Band, Hillbilly Rockstarz, as the main performance!

You’re invited to bring the family and have fun this Summer – right here in the Heart of It All – in Boone County.

In the Heart of it All!


Boone County events are happening all over the county these next months – with Whitestown’s popular Viking Fest thrilling the crowd with reenactments, a Viking village and lots of swarthy looking men in furs and armor.

You’ll find the very best in antiques and collectibles at the Boone County Treasure Hunt. First Saturday in May is the annual Brick Street Market welcoming shoppers to dozens of artisan booths on Zionsville’s Main Street!


Cheer on the hearty participants in the Indiana High School Rodeo at the 4H Fairgrounds – from roping, to racing and riding, these young men and women show incredible skill in these competitions.

A week later the Indiana Equine Foundation holds their Charity Horse Show with classic English riding on display.


Upcoming Events

Gardens of Zionsville

Date: June 21-22 at June 21, 6-8pm - June 22, 10am-4pm
Location: SullivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville

Boone County 4-H Fair

Date: July 20-27 at
Location: Boone County 4-H Fairgrounds in Lebanon

Indiana Majors Baseball State Championship

Date: July 17-23 at
Location: Lebanon Little League Fields in Lebanon

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