August Programs

Friday, August 3 - Fairy Houses

  • Register at
  • When: 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Where: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and Zion Nature Center
  • Ages: K – 5th grade with adult
Meet at the Library to read about fairy houses, and then walk to the Zion Nature Center to build your own fairy house.

Friday, August 10 - S’more’s Day Campfire

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 August 1 - 9 and vote for your favorites! Then join us during our S’more’s Day Campfire to taste the winners. Registration CLOSES at 5p.m. on Friday.

Friday, August 17 - Mommy & Me: Bees

Give your toddler a fun and interactive introduction to nature in our Mommy & Me classes! Each month we will focus on a different topic and will feature live animal encounters, stories, crafts and nature exploration. Due to school being in session, parking is not available at the Zion Nature Center. We will meet at the elementary school gates at 9:30 a.m. and walk to the Nature Center together.
Creekfest Logo color

Saturday, August 18 - Creekfest

  • Visit to register for the stream clean-up or for more information.
  • When: 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Stream clean-up starts at 9 a.m.)
  • Where: Elm Street Green, 165 N. 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!    

Friday, August 24 - Animal Adventures: Skunks

  • Register at
  • When: 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • Where: Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library and Zion Nature Center
  • Ages: 3 – 6 years with adult

Meet at the Library for story time fun. Afterwards, we will walk to the Zion Nature Center to explore our favorite stinky animal, the skunk.

Saturday, August 25 - Old Fashioned Bug Hunt

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.

Saturday, August 25 - Summer Serenade

For many, an insect chorus is the sound of summer. But, what animals make those sounds? From cicadas to katydids and crickets, join us as we explore the players in nature’s summer orchestra.

Sunday, August 26 - National Dog Day Walk 

  • When: 3 – 4 p.m.
  • Where: Starkey Park, 667 Sugarbush Drive

It’s National Dog Day! Grab your pooch and beat the heat along shaded park trails. Join us for a walk though Starkey Park and a chance to socialize with other dog owners. Dogs must be on a leash and under owner’s control at all times.

Turkey Foot Park Eagle Creek Views