Festivals

Exciting Festivals in NWIndiana

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Upcoming Events

Spring Festivals And Special Events

Spring Festivals And Special Events

    Join the Northwest Indiana tradition of celebrating and supporting Northwest Indiana's Unique Culture at these premier Festivals and Events in Lake, Porter and LaPorte [...]
Hobart Lakefront Festival

Hobart Lakefront Festival

Mark your calendars & Join us for our 26th Annual Lakefront Festival!! It takes place Thursday May 30th - Sunday June 2nd, 2024 Rockin' Live [...]
Hobart Lakefront Festival

Hobart Lakefront Festival

Mark your calendars & Join us for our 26th Annual Lakefront Festival!! It takes place Thursday May 30th - Sunday June 2nd, 2024 Rockin' Live [...]
Hobart Lakefront Festival

Hobart Lakefront Festival

Mark your calendars & Join us for our 26th Annual Lakefront Festival!! It takes place Thursday May 30th - Sunday June 2nd, 2024 Rockin' Live [...]
Hobart Cardboard Regatta during Lakefront Festival

Hobart Cardboard Regatta during Lakefront Festival

Mark your calendars & come out to Hobart Indiana's Lakefront for their 26th Annual Lakefront Four Day Festival!! FESTIVAL HOURS: Thursday  - 5:00 PM  - 11:00 [...]
Hobart Lakefront Festival

Hobart Lakefront Festival

Mark your calendars & Join us for our 26th Annual Lakefront Festival!! It takes place Thursday May 30th - Sunday June 2nd, 2024 Rockin' Live [...]
Hobart Dam Duck Race - Hobart Lakefront Festival

Hobart Dam Duck Race - Hobart Lakefront Festival

06/02/2024    
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Join us starting at 5 for the Annual Dam Duck Race!  The ducks go over the dam - 1200 of them, racing to see who [...]
Dyer Summerfest Annual Bike Parade

Dyer Summerfest Annual Bike Parade

06/05/2024    
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Help kick off the start of Dyer Summer Fest with the 13th Annual FREE Bike Parade. Pre-registration highly recommended so you can be entered into [...]
Dyer Summerfest - Dyer Indiana

Dyer Summerfest - Dyer Indiana

Pre-Fest activity: Dyer Parks & Recreation 12th Annual Bike Parade will take place on Wednesday, June 5th. Please decorate your bike, wheelchair, wagon, stroller.....with a [...]
Pop-Up German Biergarten

Pop-Up German Biergarten

Come enjoy traditional German lagers and ales, craft beer, and cider along with sausage and pretzels in a beautiful setting with friends and family. This [...]
2024 Singing Sands Sand Sculpting Festival

2024 Singing Sands Sand Sculpting Festival

   The return of the Singing Sands Sand Sculpting Festival to Michigan City’s Washington Park will feature a new amateur competition that will help raise [...]
Dyer Summerfest - Dyer Indiana

Dyer Summerfest - Dyer Indiana

Pre-Fest activity: Dyer Parks & Recreation 12th Annual Bike Parade will take place on Wednesday, June 5th. Please decorate your bike, wheelchair, wagon, stroller.....with a [...]
Pop-Up German Biergarten

Pop-Up German Biergarten

Come enjoy traditional German lagers and ales, craft beer, and cider along with sausage and pretzels in a beautiful setting with friends and family. This [...]
Dyer Summerfest - Dyer Indiana

Dyer Summerfest - Dyer Indiana

Pre-Fest activity: Dyer Parks & Recreation 12th Annual Bike Parade will take place on Wednesday, June 5th. Please decorate your bike, wheelchair, wagon, stroller.....with a [...]
Pop-Up German Biergarten

Pop-Up German Biergarten

Come enjoy traditional German lagers and ales, craft beer, and cider along with sausage and pretzels in a beautiful setting with friends and family. This [...]
Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest - Michigan City

Amateur Sand Sculpting Contest - Michigan City

Part of the 3 Day Festival, This event is for the Amateur's to show their stuff.  Saturday, June 8th, from 10am - 3pm, at Washington [...]
Saint Demetrios Greek Food Fest

Saint Demetrios Greek Food Fest

06/08/2024 - 06/09/2024    
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Saint Demetrios Greekfest in Hammond,  has been rescheduled for Saturday and Saturday, ONLY 2024, come for Lunch or come for Dinner, both days. [...]
North Judson Mint Festival

North Judson Mint Festival

06/15/2024    
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This festival is held annually on Father's Day Weekend in downtown North Judson and the North Judson Park. Activities include: Cooking with Mint contests,  King [...]
Rhythm & Soul Fest

Rhythm & Soul Fest

Mayor Anthony Copeland invites you to CELEBRATE BLACK MUSIC MONTH IN EAST CHICAGO!! On Saturday, June 15th, 2024 come and listen to the sounds of  [...]
St. James Parish Festival

St. James Parish Festival

Polish Dinner   - 3:30-6pm Featuring Polka Music    Main Stage Music Lineup: 2-3:30   4-5:30   6-8  8:30-11   Raffle drawing at 10pm. Beer Tent, Food Vendors, Kid [...]
Lake Station Vet Fest - Festival!

Lake Station Vet Fest - Festival!

Join Mary Bill Carroll and the residents of Lake Station for their Hoosier Vet Fest to be held June 21st  thru June 23rd at Riverview [...]
Valpo Blues and BBQ Festival

Valpo Blues and BBQ Festival

06/28/2024    
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Central Park Plaza - Downtown Valparaiso NEW this year! Join us for the 1st Annual Valpo Blues & BBQ Festival, featuring a lineup of impressive [...]
Fourth Of July - Hobart Indiana

Fourth Of July - Hobart Indiana

The July 4th Parade is at Noon. The Parade Route Starts at Mundell Field South on Wisconsin to 3rd St. East on 3rd to Main [...]
Highland's July 4th 5 Day Festival

Highland's July 4th 5 Day Festival

The Annual and popular July 4th Festival is held at Main Square Park. There will be Art and craft booths, and food vendors along with [...]
Highland's July 4th 5 Day Festival

Highland's July 4th 5 Day Festival

The Annual and popular July 4th Festival is held at Main Square Park. There will be Art and craft booths, and food vendors along with [...]
Highland's July 4th 5 Day Festival

Highland's July 4th 5 Day Festival

The Annual and popular July 4th Festival is held at Main Square Park. There will be Art and craft booths, and food vendors along with [...]
Highland's July 4th 5 Day Festival

Highland's July 4th 5 Day Festival

The Annual and popular July 4th Festival is held at Main Square Park. There will be Art and craft booths, and food vendors along with [...]
Pop Up Biergarten - Valpo

Pop Up Biergarten - Valpo

A 3-day Summer German-style Biergarten featuring Hofbräuhaus Bier from Munchen. Enjoy German beer, US craft beer and cider along with sausage and pretzels in a [...]
Pop Up Biergarten - Valpo

Pop Up Biergarten - Valpo

A 3-day Summer German-style Biergarten featuring Hofbräuhaus Bier from Munchen. Enjoy German beer, US craft beer and cider along with sausage and pretzels in a [...]
Food Truck Block Fest

Food Truck Block Fest

This is a FREE event for the community to come out and enjoy food trucks, music, beer and wine garden, family fun, entertainment and much [...]
Pop Up Biergarten - Valpo

Pop Up Biergarten - Valpo

A 3-day Summer German-style Biergarten featuring Hofbräuhaus Bier from Munchen. Enjoy German beer, US craft beer and cider along with sausage and pretzels in a [...]
Taste of Crown Point

Taste of Crown Point

   The City of Crown Point invites the Region to the 2023Taste of Crown Point at Bulldog Park  from noon to 11 p.m. Saturday.   [...]
La Porte Lakefest - 3 Day Festival

La Porte Lakefest - 3 Day Festival

     La Porte Lakefest runs  July 26th - July 28th, 2024 with three days of music, art, food and fun for the whole family. [...]
La Porte Lakefest - 3 Day Festival

La Porte Lakefest - 3 Day Festival

     La Porte Lakefest runs  July 26th - July 28th, 2024 with three days of music, art, food and fun for the whole family. [...]
La Porte Lakefest - 3 Day Festival

La Porte Lakefest - 3 Day Festival

     La Porte Lakefest runs  July 26th - July 28th, 2024 with three days of music, art, food and fun for the whole family. [...]
Lakefest Car Show - LaPorte

Lakefest Car Show - LaPorte

Presented by Rusted Kuncles Car/Truck Club Join us for the first ever car show at the City of La Porte LakeFest! GET THE FULL LAKEFEST [...]
Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

The award-winning Great Lakes Grand Prix features many of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats and AquaX jet ski racing. Throughout this [...]
Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

The award-winning Great Lakes Grand Prix features many of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats and AquaX jet ski racing. Throughout this [...]
Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

The award-winning Great Lakes Grand Prix features many of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats and AquaX jet ski racing. Throughout this [...]
Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

The award-winning Great Lakes Grand Prix features many of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats and AquaX jet ski racing. Throughout this [...]
Hegewisch Fest

Hegewisch Fest

Held downtown Hegewisch, in the center sqaure, there will be vendors, businesses, live music activities, craft market, and much more from 11am - 11pm. NEW [...]
Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

Great Lakes Grand Prix - Michigan City

The award-winning Great Lakes Grand Prix features many of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats and AquaX jet ski racing. Throughout this [...]
PopUp German Biergarten - Valpo

PopUp German Biergarten - Valpo

A 3-day Summer German-style Biergarten featuring Hofbräuhaus Bier from Munchen. Enjoy German beer, US craft beer and cider along with sausage and pretzels in a [...]
PopUp German Biergarten - Valpo

PopUp German Biergarten - Valpo

A 3-day Summer German-style Biergarten featuring Hofbräuhaus Bier from Munchen. Enjoy German beer, US craft beer and cider along with sausage and pretzels in a [...]
PopUp German Biergarten - Valpo

PopUp German Biergarten - Valpo

A 3-day Summer German-style Biergarten featuring Hofbräuhaus Bier from Munchen. Enjoy German beer, US craft beer and cider along with sausage and pretzels in a [...]
Gary Air Show 2024

Gary Air Show 2024

Warbird Thunder Airshows is excited to perform at the Gary Air Show (Facebook Link) in Gary, Indiana on August 17th & 18th, 2024. The airshow [...]
Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival

Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival

10am -5 pm, $10/free kids under 12, food, vendors, music, art contest, free parking & shuttle from Blue Chip Casino & Lighthouse Mall, 101 W [...]
Brewski Fest - Celebrating Old School Beers

Brewski Fest - Celebrating Old School Beers

08/24/2024    
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Brewski Fest - a celebration of Retro "old school" beers -  such as Schlitz, Old Style, Strohs, Hamms, PBR, Papst Blue Ribbon and more! Live [...]
Michigan City Oktoberfest - 4 Days!

Michigan City Oktoberfest - 4 Days!

 Michigan City Special Events is proud to announce the entertainment line-up for the return of Michigan City’s most requested event, Oktoberfest. The four-day festival, being [...]
Michigan City Oktoberfest - 4 Days!

Michigan City Oktoberfest - 4 Days!

 Michigan City Special Events is proud to announce the entertainment line-up for the return of Michigan City’s most requested event, Oktoberfest. The four-day festival, being [...]
Michigan City Oktoberfest - 4 Days!

Michigan City Oktoberfest - 4 Days!

 Michigan City Special Events is proud to announce the entertainment line-up for the return of Michigan City’s most requested event, Oktoberfest. The four-day festival, being [...]
Michigan City Oktoberfest - 4 Days!

Michigan City Oktoberfest - 4 Days!

 Michigan City Special Events is proud to announce the entertainment line-up for the return of Michigan City’s most requested event, Oktoberfest. The four-day festival, being [...]
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

   Your Popcorn Festival celebration begins the Saturday after Labor Day underneath the William E. Urschel Pavilion which will be held Saturday, September 9th, 2023. The Festival [...]
Festival de la Monarca Butterfly - East Chicago

Festival de la Monarca Butterfly - East Chicago

09/07/2024    
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
      Each fall as temperatures begin to drop in North America, iconic orange-and-black monarch butterflies fill the skies. They travel up to 100 [...]
Handmade in Highland Artisan Market

Handmade in Highland Artisan Market

09/14/2024    
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
     The event features homemade craft items. No Direct Sellers. Subject matter must be family friendly. The event will be held at Zandstra's Farm [...]
Bacon Fest - Portage

Bacon Fest - Portage

09/14/2024    
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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BaconFest Portage

BaconFest Portage

Portage residents and surrounding communities look forward to Bacon Fest Portage each year! The celebration provides a lifetime of memories for many children and families. [...]
World Cultural Festival - Valpo

World Cultural Festival - Valpo

09/15/2024    
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join us at the 15th World Cultural Festival Sunday, September 15, 2024 from 12PM – 5PM  FOOD, FUN AND CULTURE TAKES OVER VALPARAISO CENTRAL PARK PLAZA! BECOME [...]
Monarch Music Fest - Michigan City

Monarch Music Fest - Michigan City

     This September, join Save the Dunes as we celebrate the journey and migration of the Monarch butterfly through our region with music and [...]
Art Barn Art Blitz

Art Barn Art Blitz

     Art Barn School of Art is thrilled to announce the return of Art Blitz as a two-day in-person festival in 2021.  We welcome [...]
Whiting Empanada Fest

Whiting Empanada Fest

09/21/2024    
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
      The inaugural Whiting Empanada Fest will take place on September 16, 2023 from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. at Whiting Lake Front [...]
Barktoberfest

Barktoberfest

     Barktoberfest is a Dog & family friendly event. Demonstrations and dog costume contest all kinds of vendors. This is a fundraiser for relay [...]

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