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Summer. It’s the time when we all want to get out and explore. But with a shrinking family budget, it can sometime seem like a summer of family fun is not in the cards for you. Not so in Hancock County!

It’s time to get your family together and check out these three free things to do:


This is the best time of year to check out our Hancock Park District. Whether it’s picnicking in Riverside Park while your kids play on the playground or playing disc golf with your friends at Riverbend Recreation area, you have a lot of options for fun and free things to do. But simply exploring the beauty of our parks is sometimes one of the best ways to spend a summer afternoon. 


One of the best parts of summer is checking out all of the festivals. Luckily, in Hancock County, you’ll find that many of these festivals are free.

A favorite free festival is the Flag City Balloonfest. You’ll be able to enjoy the wonder of how the balloons float through the air and the beauty of the nightly glow from the hot air balloons. It’s a great time to bring friends and family together as you point out which balloon is your favorite. And then you can find other free things to do at the festival such as the Car & Motorcycle Show. You just can’t beat this festival on a summer night. 


We have a lot of great live music in Hancock County. Did you know that a lot of it is free? You can spend your lunch with a concert or have happy hour with your friends and a great band. That’s just two of the many free options you have for a fun time with music. Check out the full list of live summer music and make your plans to join us this summer.

These are just a few of the free things you can do this summer in Hancock County. Take a look at our calendar of events for more ideas. 

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