12 Delaware County Activities that Won’t Break the Bank

1. Movies in the Meadow

Yorktown Council for the Arts will present a free movie, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, at 7:30 p.m., on Friday, June 23, at Morrow’s Meadow Park, 1901 S. Tiger Dr., Yorktown. Activities will take place before the movie, and there will be food concessions. The next free show will be The Secret Life of Pets at 7:30 p.m., Friday, July 28.

2. Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band

Muncie Children’s Museum is bringing Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band to Muncie for a free concert at 11 a.m., Saturday, June 24, at Canan Commons. Coca-Cola chose the bands song “Falling” as their national summer campaign anthem. A meet and greet will take place after the show, and more activities will be held at MCM.

3. Woodlands 70th Anniversary Carnival and Health Fair

Health screenings, food, carnival games, a bounce house, bungee run and an inflatable maze will be at the free Woodlands 70th Anniversary Carnival and Health Fair noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, June 24, at Orchid Greenhouse.

4. Bad Art Night

Bad Art Night will be hosted by Cornerstone Center for the Arts at 6 p.m., Thursday, June 29, in Maring-Hunt Library. It is recommended to give a $5 donation for supplies and prizes that will be awarded toward the end of the night.

5. Moonlight Movies

Moonlight Movies will show its next free movie, Grease, Saturday, August 5. Pre-show activities start at 6 p.m., at Canan Commons. Activities change for each movie, but past activities included local vocal and dance performances, face painting, inflatables and a petting zoo. Also, vendors will be on-site with snacks. The movie starts at 8 p.m. A new digital screen allows movies to play before it gets dark outside, so kids don’t have to stay up incredibly late to see the movie’s ending. The event is sponsored by Wealth Strategies and produced by Sight and Sound. People are encouraged to bring bug spray, a blanket or lawn chair to sit on.

6. First Thursday

A free gallery walk takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., the first Thursday of each month. Learn about local artists and watch them create work inside Downtown Muncie shops.

7. Open Blues Jam

Open blues jam takes place every Thursday at Valhalla Hall. Sign up starts at 7 p.m., and the stage opens at 8 p.m.  (Must be 21 or older)

8. Foodie Fridays

Foodie Fridays are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Friday, June 2 to July 28, at Downtown Muncie Canan Commons. People are invited to relax in the park and enjoy weekly entertainment along with lunch. There is live music and children’s activities. An on-site food truck and downtown restaurants are lunch options. People can bring their own lunch too. If eating outside, it is recommended to bring a lawn chair or blankets.

9. Food Frenzy Saturdays

Food Frenzy Saturdays are from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Saturday, May 27 to September 2. Multiple food trucks will be at Muncie Mall offering a variety of food options at the newly landscaped area near JCPenney.

10. Muncie Makers Market

The Muncie Makers Market is from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. every Saturday, May to October, on the corner of Jackson and Cherry Street. Locally grown food and plants, along with handmade art and live entertainment will be at the event.

11. Muncie Farmers Market

The Muncie Farmers Market is from 8 a.m. to noon, every Saturday, at Minnetrista. Locally grown food will be for sale, and people can visit the Orchard Shop.

12. Muncie Children’s Museum Half-Price Sunday

On the second Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., the Muncie Children’s Museum is $3 per person.