Monday, April 6, 2015

50+ FREE things to do in Shelby County

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Play Captain Hook in the wooden boat at Lake Shelby.
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Lake Shelby
Let your kids explore the play pods on the Adventure Trail at Red Orchard Park while you use the fitness equipment.
Visit the Miller Outdoor Education Center on a Saturday from 10-2.
Play a game of tennis or basketball at Clear Creek Park
Walk the trails at Shelby Trails Park.
Get a group together and play soccer at Finchville Park.
Ride the 4 foot half pipe at the skate park in Shelbyville.
Have a picnic at Greenway Park.
Skip some rocks at Elmo Head Park.
Go fishing or drop in your canoe at Stratton Bottom Park.
Sit and enjoy the scenery at the Shelbyville Fountain.
Enjoy Project Play at Simpsonville Park.

Dress your child up like a princess or pirate and have a tea party at the library.
Attend Family Fun Day at the library one month.
Enjoy some popcorn and watch a movie the first Saturday of each month at the library.
Bring your child to story hour at the library. Listen to books, dance, and do a craft.
Build with legos during Lego Club at the library.
Bring your American Girl doll and listen to stories and do crafts at the library.
Participate in the summer reading program at the Shelby County Public Library.  This year's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story"
Keep in shape with zumba at the library.
Participate in the adult winter reading program at the Shelby County Public Library.

Take an American Saddlebred Horse Farm tour. Free if staying in a Shelby County lodging accommodation.
Learn about the past at the Shelbyville History Museum.

Enjoy the Shelby County Good Neighbors Farm Tour! 7 hours, 10 farms, 80 miles of fun!
Enjoy the Shelbyville Horse Show jubilee!
Collect Easter Eggs and visit with the Easter Bunny at Red Orchard Park.
Find the golden egg at the Finchville Community Easter Egg Hunt.
Enjoy a potato sack race at the Spring Festival & Craft Show at Mulberry Orchard.
Learn about recycling and our environment at Red Orchard Park's Earth Day Celebration.
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Enjoy the sights and sounds at the Simpsonville Fall Festival.
Help welcome Fall with the Finchville Festival.
Grab a chair and watch the Waddy Labor Day parade.
Watch Santa come down Main Street at the Christmas Parade in December.
Watch Simpsonville and Shelbyville light up for the holidays.
Check out the local produce and products at the Shelby County Farmer's Market.
Listen to some music during Simpsonville's Summer Performing Arts Series.
Take in the tunes at one of Shelbyville's downtown concerts this summer.
Watch a movie on a 220 foot screen with Simpsonville's Movie in the Park series.
Attend the US 60 yard sale.

Build a wooden project with your child at Lowe's Build and Grow.
Build a lego masterpiece with Sweet Avisha's Lego Club.
Attend a demo class for Heartland Music Together on Friday mornings in Shelbyville.
Listen to music at Talon Winery on Saturday evenings.

Go geocaching throughout the county.
Pet the animals at Gallrein Farm's petting zoo.
Climb a pyramid made of hay at Gallrein Farms.
Make your way through the corn maze at Mulberry Orchard in October.
Grab your line and go fishing at one of the best Bass lakes for its size in Kentucky- Guist Creek.

Shop, Bop, and Island Hop at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass during the summer.
Walk down Main Street and browse the unique shops.
See if there's something on the Pay it Forward board at Harvest Coffee & Cafe that you can enjoy.
Observe the chicks at Metzger's County Store or Rural King.
Browse the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass. Don't forget to stop in Giradelli's for your free sample ;)
Let your children play on the play structure at the Outlet Shoppes of the Bluegrass.
Play some games with your family during Family Game Night at Sweet Avisha.

Enjoy Shelby County and all the FREE fun it has to offer!

By: Kimberly

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