Free, low-cost activities abound across region for warm-weather season

Even before summer arrives, the calendar can fill with plans. The combination of good weather, no school and longer days gives families and friends more time to get out. But with so much to do, paying admission fees for everything can get pricey. Luckily, event planners are hoping to ease some pressure off your wallet. Major events such as the Greenwood Freedom Festival, the Firecracker Festival and the Johnson County 4-H and Agricultural Fair are already free community favorites. But other activities continue to escape the public consciousness. Here is a look at 20 unique events going on around central Indiana. From music to art to family fun, each has different attributes and focus. But one thing remains the same — not one will cost a penny to get in.

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What: Music Heritage Festival

When: 7 p.m. July 19

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