Noblesville Street Dance Fosters a Sense of Community
Writer / Rebecca Cola
What’s the biggest local summertime party of the year in Noblesville? It’s Main Street’s 23rd Annual Street Dance on July 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., and this year promises more of the same great food, music, dancing, and drinks, but it doesn’t stop there. For the 15,000+ revelers who attended last year, Noblesville Main Street has expanded on the activities that entertain all ages.
Along with several stores that will be open on the square, the marketplace will be open for business and includes local vendors displaying and selling their arts and crafts. Allison Behr, artisan and owner of LittleGypsie, is looking forward to this year.
“Last year was the first year they had the marketplace. I design handmade hair accessories and also sell bohemian-style clothing, and a venue such as the Street Dance is a perfect place for family fun and a great way to be part of our local community. I live in Noblesville, I’m at the Farmer’s Market, and with LittleGypsie being an online business, I enjoy being able to have face-to-face interaction. I enjoy the music, bring my family, eat all types of food and my three-year-old daughter loves riding the Indiana Transportation Museum’s Caboose!”
Along with the marketplace, there will be a Business Showcase, a Taste of Noblesville from local restaurants, and the Car Show, which has expanded to include motorcycles. There will be activities for all ages, including face painting, a rock-climbing wall, a zip line and Touch-a-Truck, which includes farm equipment, a snow plow, a mail truck and emergency vehicles.
When asked about the impact the Street Dance has on Noblesville, Mike Chesser, President of Noblesville Main Street, replied, “We get so busy in our lives that we still seek out the older values of wanting to connect and be part of community. The Noblesville Street Dance fosters that sense of community. From empty-nesters to families with kids in school, from our younger and older generations, and people wanting to connect and meet new friends, the Street Dance is a place for everyone to come together all in one area, to listen to great music, all while connecting our business community with our social community.”
Parking and attendance are free. Caboose rides will shuttle to and from Forest Park. For more information, visit Noblesville Main Street at www.noblesvillemainstreet.org or call 317-776-0205.