Summer Festivals

Spend your Summer Weekends celebrating in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s a Festival EVERY WEEKEND WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From Car Shows, ice cream socials to concerts and parades, these events will have you enjoying your summer weekend ! Let us not forget tons of Fireworks,  Art and Craft Fairs AND CRAFT BEER ! Folks might also like the live Concerts and full fledged Festivals honoring our Nation’s Birthday on July 4th or our Nation’s Workers on Labor Day that have four full days held in Lowell Indiana, Hesston Steam Museum, and Michigan City Indiana. We even have lots of HISTORICAL EVENTS TOO!  
• You’ll find RIDES like the Zipper, Gravitron, Flying saucer, Merry Go Round, Bumper Cars, Swinger, Tilt A Whirl, Mega Shot, Mighty Mac and more.
• You’ll find FOOD like Lebanese Foods, Elephant Ears, Pizza, Egg rolls, Cotton Candy, Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, roast beef, steakburgers, walking tacos, Chili Dogs, Ice Cream, Fried rice, pork sticks, roasted lamb, shish-ka-bob, Grecian chicken, Gyros and more.
• And ENTERTAINMENT like  Middle of the Road;  Dr. FeelGood and the 80’s Babies;  Karoake with DJ;  High Noon Country Band, AND Keenan Baxter, Grammy Contender Jazz Composer.

HERE’S A PARTIAL LIST OF
THIS SUMMER’S FESTIVALS AND EVENTS

   

LAST WEEKEND IN JULY:
• New Carlisle Hometown Days, July 28th – 30th, 2017   click here
• Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana, July 28-30, 2017    Click Here For More!
• 5th Annual Taste of La Porte, Indiana, July 29th, 2017

FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
 St. Elijah Serb Fest – Serb Fest, 
Merrillville, Aug. 4th – 6th, 2017
• Kiwanis Corn Roast, Valparaiso, August 4th, 2017 Click HERE
• Dyer Corn Fest, August 4th and 5th, 2017, click Here for More Info
• Vet Fest in South Haven, Indiana, August 4th and 5th, 2017
• Taste of Michigan City, Indiana, August 4th and 5th, 2017
• Lake County Fair,  Crown Point Indiana, August 4th – 13th, 2017
Chesterton Art Fair, Chesterton, Indiana August 5th – 6th, 2017 CLICK HERE
Turkeypalooza at Central Park in Valparaiso, Indiana, August 6th, 2017
• Leprechaun Hunt, LaPorte, Indiana, Sunday, August 6th, 2017 Click Here
SECOND WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• 2017 Touch of Dutch in Demotte, Indiana, August 11th – 12th, 2017
• St. John Corn Roast, Saturday, August 12th, 2017 Click here
• Beatles Fest XI in Hammond, Indiana, August 12th, 2017
• Prairie Magic Music Festival, Aug 12th, 2017
Sunset Hill Park Click here
• Hanna Fest, August 12th, 2017, Hanna Indiana, Click here
THIRD WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• Bacchus and Beer Fest – August 29th 2017
Friendship Botanic Gardens, Michigan City
• Western Days,
Griffith, IN August 17th – 20th, 2017  click here
• Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival, Michigan City, Aug 19th – 20th 2017
• Lakefront Art Festival in Hobart, Indiana, August 17th – 20th, 2017
• Pints in the Park – Craft Beer Fest at Wicker Park, Highland, Indiana, August 19th, 2017
Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival, Michigan City, IN, August 19th and 20th, 2017
FOURTH AND LAST WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
Arts on The Ave., Hammond, Indiana, Aug. 26th, 2017 click here for more
• Annual Kouts Pork Fest, Aug. 26TH, 2017
• Mill Pond Festival, Union Mills, Indiana, August 25th – 27th, 2017 Click Here for MORE
• Aukiki River Festival in Kouts, Indiana (Click here for more info)
Dyer Hometown Festival, Saturday, August 26th, 2017, click here for more
FIRST WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER:
• Rock ’N’ Rail Street Festival, Downtown Griffith, Indiana, Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2017
http://inpanoramanow.com/events/rock-n-rail-street-festival/

• Blueberry Festival, Plymouth Indiana
• Hesston Steam & Power Show in LaPorte, Indiana
• Lowell Labor Day Festival, (Fireworks)
    See Complete Schedule of Events HERE!

• Taste of Duneland in Downtown Chesterton, August 2nd, 2017,
• Ship & Shore Blues Festival Michigan City,
• Childhood Cancer Awareness, Walk, (NICK) Valparaiso, IN
SECOND WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER:
• Door Village Harvest Festival, Sept 9th & 10th 2017
• Doll and Bear Show: http://inpanoramanow.com/valparaiso-doll-and-bear-show/
THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER:
• BaconFest, Portage, IN
• Fox Art & Music Festival, Lake Station, Indiana
Scarecrow fest, Wanatah, Indiana, Sept 22 – 24th, 2017

FIRST WEEKEND IN JUNE:
Highland Annual Car Cruise, June 3rd, 2017 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Dyer Summer Fest June 8th – June 11th, 2017
• Family Arts Festival, June 11th,
Munster, 2017
  
See the Full Entertainment Schedule here
• Dyer HomeTown Festival, June 8th – June 11th 2017 (Click HERE)
• Crown Point Corn Roast, June 9th – 10th, 2017 Click here for more
• Saint Demetrios GreekFest, June 9th – 11th, 2017 Click here
• Live in the Ville, June 9 – 11th, 2017 Hammond, Indiana (Hessville section on Kennedy Ave) Click here
• Queen of All Saints Parish Festival, Michigan City, June 8th – 11th, 2017

    (For Complete Entertainment Schedule Click Here !!!)

SECOND WEEKEND IN JUNE:
Celebrate Schererville, June 14th – 18th, 2017
  
Click here for Full Schedule of events ( Beer Garden, parade, Shows)
 Food & Arts Festival, June 16th – 17th, 2017 Downtown Crown Point,
Lake Effekt Street Fair, June 17th, 2017, Miller Beach, Click here
• NWIndiana Food truck Festival, Sat. June 17, 2017, Portage Click here
Hobart Water Festival, Hobart, Indiana, June 17th, 2017, Click here
• Crown Point Beer Fest, June 10th 2017, Click Here

THIRD WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• Midsummer Celebration, June 24th, 2017, at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Chesterton, Indiana
• Portage Historical Festival: Portage, Indiana June 24th, 2017 www.inpchs.com
• St. John Kid’s Parade, St. John, Indiana
• Naturepalooza, Valparaiso, June 24th, 2017, Rogers Lakewood Park
FOURTH WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• St. Thomas More Fun Days Festival, Munster, Indiana June 21-25, 2017
• Gospel Fest,
Crown Point, Indiana, June 25th, 2017
• Civil War Railroad Days, June 24th & 25th, 2017 LaPorte, Indiana (Hesston)
LAST WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• Hobart Jaycee Fest, June 30th – July 3rd, 2017
• Drum & Bugle Corps Show, Michigan City, Indiana, June 25th 2017
 • Fireworks on the Lakefront, June 29th, 2017 Chesterton, Indiana
• Highland 4th of July Festival, Highland, Indiana click here
FIRST WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Cedar Lake Summerfest , June 30 – July 4th, 2017 (Fireworks)
• Lightening Bug Music Festival, Sunday, July 2nd, 2017, Valparaiso
• Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival, Griffith, July 30th – July 4th, 2017
   Click Here For MORE!

• Big Parade & Fireworks at Washington Park,  July 4th, 2017,  Michigan City, Indiana
• Independence Day Festival, July 3rd, 2017 Merrillville, Indiana
• Red, Wine and Brew Festival, July 3rd, 2017, LaPorte, Indiana   Click here for more
• Family 4th Fest, July 4th, 2017 Porter, Indiana
  Click Here for More
SECOND WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Nativity Fest, Portage, Indiana, July 13th – 16th, 2017
• Sand Sculpture Fest, Indiana Dunes, Chesterton, July 15th, 2017
• Antique Power Steam Show, Crown Point, July 7th, 8th & 9th, 2017, click here
• Gary Air Show, Gary, Indiana, CANCELLED IN 2017
• Livin It Up Festival, July 9th, 2017, Valparaiso
• Native American Heritage Festival, July 9th, 2017, Michigan City, Indiana
• Greek Fest, Merrillville, Indiana, July 14-16, 2017
• St. John Festival, July 14th – 16th 2017 click here

• LaPorte County Fair, July 9th – 15th, 2017
• St. George Greek Fest, Schererville, Indiana, July 16th, 2017
• Venetian Nights,
Hammond Marina, Hammond, Indiana,
THIRD WEEKEND IN JULY:
• St. John the Evangelist Festival, St. John, Indiana July 13th – July 16th 2017  Click here
• Valparaiso Food and Wine Festival, Valparaiso, Indiana Advance Tickets Only This event is Not open to the public
• Park Full of Art, Griffith, Indiana, July 15th – 16th 2017 www.aparkfullofart.com
• The Grape Escape, Munster, Indiana, July 15th, 2017 Click Here
FOURTH WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Festival of the Lakes @ Wolf Lake, Hammond, Indiana, July 19-23, 2017
• Porter County Fair, July 20th – 29th, 2017

ATTENTION PARENTS:
      Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect getaway for the weekend! Most of these venues have indoor arcades. You’ll want to visit Deep River Waterpark in the middle of Northwest Indiana, Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Zao Island Amusement Center in Valparaiso, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Fun Park (Schererville); Jaks Warehouse (Indoor Theme Park – Highland); Washington Park Zoo (Michigan City); Barker Mansion Museum (Michigan City) and the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore Parks!   Just to name a few! Every City has a Splash Pad or Public Pool too!
FUN FILLED BOUNCE HOUSES:
      If your kids like bounce house, you’ll find Five FunFlatealbes locations throughout Northwest Indiana that provide unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking.
INDOOR FUN:
     
Zao Island, Inmans’ Recreation Center, Jaks Warehouse, Sky Zone, and Crown Point Fun Center, and Zig E’s Funland. All of these centers have arcade games, family games, fun food, Click here for MORE Info!
SPLASH PADS:
     
Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center, Wicker Park Memorial Splash Pad, Oasis Splash Pad, Central Park Plaza Splash Pad, Heron Lake Splash Pad, Hub Municipal Pool, Founders Square Splash Pad, Splash Pad at Jeorse Park, just to name a few. CLICK HERE FOR MORE!


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