August Programs

Saturday, August 12 - Make Your Own Flower Fairy


  • Ages: 3 and up with an adult
  • Register via email
  • When: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center
  • Fee: $5/fairy

Fairies are beings that protect the earth: its plants, its animals, and its people. Join us for an afternoon of imagination as we explore the history and lives of fairies. You’ll be inspired to make your own flower fairy. Then we’ll end the program on a fairy friendly nature hike. Registration is required as space is limited.


Saturday, August 12 - S'more's Day Campfire

  • Register via email
  • When: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.
  • Where: Zion Nature Center
  • Fee: $2/person

Our popular campfire treat is celebrated each year on August 10th. As far back as 1925, this delicious, sticky and gooey treat has been loved by millions across the United States. Today there are many variations to the original S’more. Visit the Town of Zionsville’s Facebook page the first two weeks of August and vote for your favorite! Then join us during our S’more’s Day Campfire to taste the winners. Registration is required as space is limited.


Saturday, August 19 - Creekfest


  • Visit www.zionsville-in.gov/Creekfest for details
  • Stream Cleanup Participants encouraged to register by August 10
  • When: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Cleanup starts at 9:00 a.m.)
  • Where: Elm Streeet Green, 165 Elm Street

Join us for a celebration of Eagle Creek, including a Stream Cleanup, Creekstomp for kids, kayak demonstrations, music by Dumpster Drummers, activities, booths and MORE!



Thursday, August 24 - Fairy Houses

  • Register at www.zionsvillelibrary.org
  • When: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
  • Where: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Library and Zion Nature Center

Meet at the Library to read about fairy houses, and then walk to the Zion Nature Center to build your own fairy house.


Saturday, August 26 - Starkey Park Project

  • When: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Starkey Nature Park, 667 Sugarbush Drive

Observations are being collected with iNaturalist throughout 2017 to help Zionsville Parks and Recreation have a better understanding of the species and habitats that thrive within Starkey Park. Bring your smart phone or camera and join Park Naturalist Mindy Murdock as she explores the seasonal changes in the park.


Saturday, August 26 - Summer Bug Hunt

  • When: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Where: Elm Street Green, 165 Elm Street

It’s an old fashioned summer bug hunt. Bring your insect net or borrow one of ours. We’ll meet in Elm Street Green to see what crawls, flies and buzzes among the meadow wildflowers.
Long pants are recommended.


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