• Wayne County 4-H Fair Wayne County 4-H Fair June 23rd through June 30th - Don't miss a day of the fun!
  • Secret Garden Tour - June 23 & 24 Secret Garden Tour - June 23 & 24 Tickets available at RAM, all First Bank Richmond branches and the Welcome Center.
  • Explore the Whitewater Gorge Explore the Whitewater Gorge Enjoy a history stop along the trail, learning about the Old National Road.



Photo: Kids running through the fountain at the splash pad at Elstro Plaza

Picnic Me Up

Wednesday just may be your favorite day this summer! Richmond Parks and Recreation is hosting food trucks and a free live-music concert each Wednesday at Jack Elstro Plaza, 47 North 6th Street, Richmond. On June 20th enjoy music by Eleanor Hinkey.

Graphic: Richmond Shakespeare Festival: Macbeth and The Winters Tale

Shakespeare Festival

Vaulting ambition, murderous plots, scheming witches, jealous kings, and misplaced princesses are all on the menu as Richmond Shakespeare Festival, June 15th - June 30th. Get your tickets online and make plans to attend the special events. ShakesBeer anyone?

Photo: Shade Garden on 2014 Secret Garden Tour

Secret Garden Tour

Visit five lush gardens of local landscape artists throughout our community during Richmond Art Museum's Secret Garden Tour. There will also be a unique garden boutique and artists will be painting en plein air in the gardens during the weekend!

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Athena Leadership Awards Dinner

Supplied Photo: 2018 Athena FinalistsThe annual ATHENA Leadership Award® Dinner to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Forest Hills Country Club, located at 2169 South 23rd St. in Richmond, IN. The event will recognize women leaders who motivate, inspire and create positive change in the community. Nominees for 2018 are Janis Buhl-Macy, Susan Isaacs and Amanda Marquis. For more information, call 765.259.0209.

Blast at the Overpass - Saturday, June 23rd

🌺Hula Girl🌺InConcert Richmond presents The Blast at the Overpass on Saturday, June 23rd at the 4th Floor Blues Club, 923 North E Street, Richmond. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. Gather up your the lays, Hawaiian shirts, and coconut bras because it's a luau! Laurie Morvan and Jay Jesse Johnson go head to head on the 4th Floor Blues Club outdoor stage. Tickets are $15 and are available from any of the 16 participating non-profits and The Italian Market. As always 100% of the ticket money goes directly to LOCAL non-profits. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy! Food and beverages will be available.

Wayne County 4-H Fair - June 23rd - June 30

Brushing for the Show RingThe Wayne County 4-H Fair begins Saturday, June 23 at the fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road North, Richmond! Don't miss all the excitement, including food, animals, projects, amusements, vendor tents, track events and more. Listen to the concerts, watch the contests and shows, including Silly Safaris and Steven's Puppet Show. At the track you can catch dirt drag racing, moto cross racing, tractor pulls, mud bog and demolition derby. And on Friday, June 29th....Fireworks! Got questions? Call 765.939.0834.

WayNet Welcomes New Member, Sunrise, Inc. Therapeutic Riding Center

Logo: Sunrise, Inc.Sunrise Inc. was founded to serve individuals with physical, mental and/or emotional disabilities through equine assisted therapy. Sunrise, Inc. is now a certified barn under the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship – International (PATH) and staffs PATH instructors. They currently have over a dozen horses ranging from a 40-inch tall pony to a 66-inch tall Friesian/Percheron cross. For more information, call Stephanie McCurdy at 765.935.4291 or email sunriseinc1980@gmail.com. Ask her about Summer Day Camp for children, ages 8-12 in July!

What About Water? - Saturday, June 23rd at Cope Environmental Center

Bass and BluegillBe prepared to get wet for this Saturday program, "What About Water?"! We will be talking about all things water, from water pollution to how much water we have here on earth! We will also be taking some time to explore the three wetlands on Cope property, so bring your water shoes or boots, and don't be afraid to get wet! This free program runs from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. No registration necessary. Donations accepted. For more information, call 765.855.3188.

Richmond Farmer's Market - Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon

Peppers at the Richmond Farmer's MarketVisit Jack Elstro Plaza, 47 North Sixth Street, Richmond, every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon to get fresh produce, local meats, eggs, baked goods, artisan crafts, and much more. The Market takes place rain or shine every Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, so come on out and support your local farmers and creators! For more information, call 765.983.7425.

Free Neighborhood Movie - Hosted by Richmond Parks & Recreation

Getting Ready for a Neighborhood MovieEveryone is welcome at the Neighborhood Movies, where Richmond Parks & Recreation brings FREE movies to you in your own neighborhood on a Friday or Saturday night! Activities are provided by the Richmond Parks and Recreation JUKO counselors begin at 8:30pm, and the movie begins at dusk. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a movie under the stars! This week's movie, Peter Rabbit is on Saturday, June 23rd at Tom Raper Center, Wayne County Fairgrounds, 861 Salisbury Road, Richmond.

Food Truck Extravaganza - Wednesdays at Jack Elstro Plaza

Food Truck! Get Your Pork PulledCome get your food truck fix down at Elstro Plaza, 47 North Sixth Street, Richmond! A variety of food trucks from the Richmond/Wayne County area will set up on Wednesdays this summer, so come on down to grab your lunch, get outside, and support local! We'll play some background music all summer, but in June & July we will also have live music! For more information, call Richmond Parks & Recreation at 765.983.PARK.

Richmond Walking Club - Each Thursday at 7:00 p.m.

Photo: Red Converse SneakersEach week on Thursday, through the last Thursday in August, the Richmond Walking Club will meet at 7:00 p.m. on the Glen Miller Park Golf Course, 2514 East Main Street, Richmond for an approximately 2-3 mile walk throughout the Golf Course and Glen Miller Park. This is a great opportunity to form new relationships, bond with your friends and family, and relax! Dogs welcome too! Hosted by the Richmond Parks and Recreation Department, 765.983.7275.

FREE E-Waste Recycling - Saturday, June 23rd

Graphic: Recycle EarthIU East has partnered with Cope Environmental Center to begin hosting monthly E-Recycling. E-Recycling will take place on the fourth Saturday of the month from 9a-12p in the Whitewater parking lot! As always, we will be accepting electronic waste materials. Any TV that is not a flat screen will not be accepted. These can be taken straight to the Richmond Landfill or New Paris Pike for recycling. Paper shredding is also NOT available. Example items include broken record players or video game consoles, old motherboards, or unusable electronic children's toys. If you have a question about an item, feel free to call and ask! E-Recycling will continue to take place at the same place and time the fourth Saturday of each month. Call 765.855.3188 or email k.blansett@copeenvironmental.org for more information!

Check Your Local Library for Summer Reading Program Details!

Ready to Read with Dr. SeussLocal library users know that Libraries Rock! Experience all the fun at your local library during their annual Summer Reading Program!


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