Several downtown organizations will conduct First Friday festivities Aug. 2. From 7 to 9 p.m., Noblesville Main Street will present the Peter Luttrull Jazz Combo for its next “Music and All That Jazz” event on the northeaster corner of the courthouse square. Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. Eighth St., will hold another of its monthly open houses from 6 to 9 p.m., where attendees can enjoy food, drinks, live music and August’s new exhibits. From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the Hamilton County Artists’ Association will have live art demonstrations at The Birdie Gallery, 195 S. Fifth Street. All events are free.
Shakespeare in the Park: ‘Macbeth’
Aug. 1-3 are the final performances of the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission’s staging of “Macbeth” for the 2019 Shakespeare in the Park production. Performances begin at 8:30 p.m. each night at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St. and are free to attend.
Art Fair on the Square
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 3, the Hamilton County Artists Association will host Art Fair on the Square, a large art show featuring works of local, juried artists, including paintings, pottery, jewelry and more on the courthouse square. Food and other art activities will be available, and admission is free.
The Noblesville Main Street Farmers Market runs each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon, through Oct. 12, at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St. More than 80 vendors make up the market, which offers fresh produce, meat and dairy, plants and flowers, honey, spices, wine, canned and jarred foods, baked goods, soap and other personal care items, jewelry, art, crafts, pet products and more. For more, visit noblesvillemainstreet.org.
Games in the Park
From 2 to 5 p.m. Aug. 3, Skid-Z will play host to its next installment of Games in the Park at Forest Park, 107 Cicero Rd. The free event will feature jumbo-sized games for teens and adults, including flag tag, pick-up sticks, Bananagrams and more. Games in the Park events occur every other Saturday through September. More upcoming dates include: Aug. 17 and 31 and Sept. 14 and 28.
String Time on the Square
From 6:30 to 8 p.m. Aug. 3, Legacy Keepers Music will host Alex Hurtibise & Friends on the northeast corner of the downtown square. The concert is free, and guests should bring a chair or blanket.
Shari Kane and David Steele
Folk/blues musicians Shari Kane and David Steele will perform on the Logan Street Sanctuary stage at 1274 Logan St. from 8 to 10 p.m. Aug. 3. A $10 donation is suggested.
Noblesville CAC Summer Concerts
On Aug. 4, the Noblesville Cultural Arts Commission will host the Indianapolis Municipal Band for a free concert from 6:30 to 9 p.m. at Federal Hill Commons, 175 Logan St. Guests should bring a lawn chair or blanket. Concessions will be available.
Artist Showcase: James Anderson
The photography of James Anderson will be on display for free through Aug. 31 at Nickel Plate Arts, 107 S. Eighth St. See the exhibit during regular gallery hours, from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday.
‘My Indiana Home’ exhibit
A new exhibit of art that depicts landscapes, architecture and anything that explores what life is like in Indiana, will open Aug. 2 at Nickel Plate Arts, 175 Logan St. “My Indiana Home” can be viewed for free during regular gallery hours – noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Aug. 31.