Wayne County Summer 2021 Bucket List

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I’m ready to attack my Summer 2021 bucket list! Luckily, there are so many things to do in Wayne County, Indiana.

I’m especially excited after last year. Remember last year? It was a lot of nothing.

There’s so much going on that I’ll list events and activities throughout the summer, weekly, and give kid camps their own category.

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Summer in Indiana

Ish Mom’s Summer 2021 Bucket List

All around Wayne County, awesome stuff happens weekly. Whether it be Birth to Five playgroups, Food Truck Wednesdays, or Technology Classes at Morrisson-Reeves Library, weekly events abound.

Summer 2021 Weekly Events in Wayne County, Indiana

  • Birth to Five Playgroups (Free, no registration required): Tuesdays, 10 am-11 am at Rose Hamilton Elementary playground 🧸 Wednesdays, 10 am-11 am at Western Wayne Wayne Schools Admission Building 🧸 Thursdays, 10 am-12 pm: St Paul’s Lutheran Church 🧸 Fridays, 10 am-11 am: Cope Environmental Center (held outdoors) (June and July)
  • Food Truck/Eat Local Wednesday: Wednesdays: Jack Elstro Plaza, 11 am-2 pm
  • Virtual programming at Morrisson-Reeves Library :Their site has all the information about classes, art shows, and more!
  • Summer Richmond Farmers Market: Jack Elstro Plaza, 8 am-12 pm. More than just fresh produce, the Richmond Farmers Market also has great live music, baked goods, and crafts and artwork from local vendors
  • Neighborhood Movies: Nearly ever week this summer the Richmond Parks and Rec Department will hold a movie night! See their Facebook page for dates and locations
  • Singles Interaction Dance (21 and older): every Friday, 6 pm-11 pm, Eagles Lodge
  • Wayne County Genealogical Society: located on the lower level of First Friends Church, open Mondays 10 am-4 pm
Family enjoying summer 2021 in wayne county indiana
We love playing outside

Baseball games, live music, educational workshops, and more fill our local calendar. Things are going on all summer (June, July, and August, for the purposes of this article).

Summer 2021 Events in Wayne County, Indiana

June

  • 4th: Depot District Art Walk, 5 pm-8 pm, Depot District
  • 5th: Family Fun Day, 7 am-9 pm, Middlefork Reservoir
  • 5th: FREE DAY Juneteenth Celebration, 10 am-5 pm, free admission to Indiana State Museum and other historical sites (like the Levi Coffin house)
  • 10th: Every Child Ready to Read Parent Workshop, 6 pm-7 pm, Morrisson-Reeves Library
  • 12th: Treat Find & Bark And W(h)ine: 5 pm-7 pm. Middlefork Reservoir
  • 19th: Saturday Mornings at Cope Environmental Center, Happening Habitats, 10 am-12 pm, Cope Environmental Center (registration required, $7 per non-member, $5 per member)
  • 19th-26th: Wayne County 4-H Fair
  • 26th (9 am-3 pm) and 27th (10 am-3 pm): Richmond Art Museum’s Secret Garden Tour ($10, click here to get tickets)
  • 30th: Richmond Jazz Baseball, 6 pm-9 pm, McBride Stadium ($5 general admission)

July

  • 3rd: Historic Newport Walking Tour, 3:30 pm-5 pm, Levi Coffin House, Fountain City, Indiana ($5 per person, $10 per family of four or more, purchase tickets on their website)
  • 10th: Olive Hill Farm Craft Show, 9 am-5 pm, 3331 N. Centerville Rd.
  • 16th: Music In The Parks: Richmond Jazz Orchestra, 6 pm-7:30 pm, Jack Elstro Plaza
  • 22nd: Richmond Symphony Orchestra Sunset Series, 5:30 pm-7 pm, Cope Environmental Center
  • 23rd: Richmond Jazz Baseball, 6 pm-9 pm, McBride Stadium ($5 general admission)
  • 30th: Chanticleer Quartet, 2 pm-3 pm, Morrisson-Reeves Library

August

  • 3rd: Community Blood Drive, 7:30 am-6:30 pm, Reid Health, Lingle Grand Hall
  • 4th: The Craven Connection, 7 pm-8:30 pm, Levi Coffin House, Fountain City, Indiana ($5 per non-member, 25% off for members)
  • 6th: Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner, 6 pm-9 pm, Kuhlman Center
  • 14th: Weed Wrangle at Cope Environmental Center, 10 am-12 pm
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Richmond, Indiana’s famous Thistlewaite Falls

I’m beside myself with excitement over the sheer amount of camps offered this summer. Whatever the age and interest of your child (and time commitment your family has), the organizations of Wayne County have a corresponding camp.

Summer 2021 Camps in Wayne County, Indiana

All of these organizations are offering Summer 2021 camps. I’ve linked the pages containing each camp’s information for easy clicking.

baby enjoying a wayne county, indiana summer bucket list

I’m so privileged to live an area that offers all these Summer 2021 activities; I can’t wait to get out there and take advantage of all these opportunities.

Businesses, organizations, and interested individuals, what did I leave out? Let me know in the comments.

Happy summering!

Love,

megan imhoff
Megan

Megan

Megan writes everything on Ish Mom. She possesses a bachelor's degree in psychology, a flair for theatrics, and a whole lotta nerve. She lives in the Midwest (and loves it) with her wonderful husband and three young boys.
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  1. Hello! I work for the Richmond Parks Department and I just wanted to say thank you for highlighting some of our events and activities for this Summer! We have a few more events/activities that aren’t mentioned in this article that you may want to take advantage of.

    Father Daughter Walk
    Theme: Under the Big Top with Pop (circus)
    Thursday, June 17th; 6pm-8pm
    Rain Date is June 24th
    Glen Miller Golf Course
    This free event is sponsored by Reid Health, First Bank, and G 101.3, and will include snacks, treats, games, crafts, and of course, walking!

    Mother Son Walk
    Theme: Out of this World (space)
    Tuesday, July 20th; 6pm-8pm
    Rain date is July 27th
    Glen Miller Golf Course
    This free event is sponsored by Reid Health, First Bank, and G 101.3, and will include snacks, treats, games, crafts, and of course, walking!

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