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 LIST OF SUMMER’S FESTIVALS AND EVENTS:

Please Note:
2019
Dates are in Blue, 2020 Dates Are in Red!
• Food Truck Festival, May 29th and 30th, 2020 Cancelled Click here

     FIRST WEEKEND IN JUNE: 
Highland Annual Car Cruise, June 6th, 2020 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm . Click here Cancelled

Dyer Summer Fest Summerfest: June 10th – June 14th, 2020  CANCELLED over 800 acts, 1,000 performances, 12 stages, food, interactive activities, festival! Bike Parade: Wednesday, 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm, part of Dyer Summerfest! 219-865-2505. Click Here.
• Family Arts Festival, June 23,
2019 Munster,  For Full Schedule Click Here.
• Crown Point Corn Roast, Sept 25th – 26th, 
(Rescheduled), 2020 Click here for more.
• Saint Demetrios GreekFest, August 21st – 23rd, (
Rescheduled), 2020 Click here.
• Live in the Ville, June 6th – 7th, 2020 Cancelled Hammond, Indiana (Hessville – Kennedy Ave) Click here.
• Queen of All Saints Parish Festival, Michigan City, June 4th– 7th, 2020 Cancelled

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• Swale Music Fest – June 13th, 2020 Cancelled click here

     SECOND WEEKEND IN JUNE:
Celebrate Schererville, June 10th – 14th, Cancelled, 2020.
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here( Beer Garden, parade, Shows)
 Food & Arts Festival, Cancelled 2019 Downtown Crown Point.
Eat, Shop Rock, June 20th 2020, Cancelled, 11am – 7pm, Downtown Hammond, Click here
• Father’s Day Cinderella Ball Sat. June 15, 2019, Valparaiso Click here.
Hobart Water Festival, Hobart, Indiana, Rescheduled, to Aug 22nd 2020, Click here.
• Crown Point Beer Fest, June 27th 2020, Click Here. (New location in 2020)
• Rhythm & Soul Fest, June 27th, 2020 
East Chicago, click here
• Super Hero Saturday, June 21, (Father’s Day) 2020, Cancelled Whiting. Click here!
     THIRD WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• Midsummer Celebration, June 22, 2019, 1-4pm at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Chesterton, Indiana.
• Portage Historical Festival: Portage, Indiana June 20, 2020 Cancelled Click here
• St. John Kid’s Parade, St. John, Indiana.
• Naturepalooza, Valparaiso, June 22, 2019, Rogers Lakewood Park.
CorkScrew and Brew Rescheduled to Nov. 7th , 2020, Chesterton 
     FOURTH WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• St. Thomas More Fun Days Festival, 
Munster, June 23-28, 2020 CANCELLED click here.
• Civil War Railroad Days, June 27 & 28, 2020 LaPorte,  (Hesston) click here.

     LAST WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• Hobart JayceeFest, June 28th – July 3rd, 2019 click here. Cancelled,
• Fireworks on the Lakefront, July 1st, 2020 Cancelled, Chesterton, Indiana  click here.
• Greek Fest, June 29th – July 1st, 2019, Cancelled,
Valparaiso click here.
• Highland 4th of July Festival, 
Highland, July 1st – July 5, 2020 Cancelled –  Twilight Parade: TBA 
• Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival, July 24th – 26th, 2020, POSTPONED Griffith, Indiana  For the Entire Entertainment Schedule  Click Here.
• Pints in the Park – 
Craft Beer Fest at Wicker Park, Highland, June 29th, 2019.
• Valparaiso Art Festival, June 29th – June 30th, 2019. click here

     FIRST WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Cedar Lake Summerfest , July 2nd – July 5th, Cancelled 2020 (Fireworks).
• Lightening Bug Music Festival, Cancelled in 2019.

• Michigan City’s Big Parade, June 27,
2020. Cancelled
• Fireworks at Washington Park,  July 4th, 2020,  Re-Scheduled Michigan City, Indiana.
• Independence Day Festival, July 3rd, 2018 Hidden Lake park,
Cancelled, Merrillville, Indiana Click Here.
• Red, Wine and Brew Festival, July 3rd, 2019,
LaPorte, Indiana Click here for more.
• Family 4th Fest, July 4th, 2020 Cancelled
Porter, Indiana   Click Here for More.
     SECOND WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Nativity Fest, Portage, Indiana, July 8th – 12th, 2020 Cancelled Click here.
• Sand Sculpture Fest, 
Indiana Dunes, Chesterton, July 13th, 2020. NOT CANCELLED Click here
• Antique Power Steam Show, 
Crown Point, July 110th – 12th, 2020,  Cancelled, click here.
• Touch A Truck
, Sunset Hill County park, July 10th, 2020.  NOT CANCELLED Click Here
• Livin It Up Festival, July 14th, 2019,
Valparaiso. Cancelled
• Greek Fest, Merrillville, Indiana, July 12-14, 2019 Click here. Cancelled
• St. John Festival, July 11th – 15th 2019 click here . Cancelled
• LaPorte County Fair, July 7th – 13th, 2019 Cancelled Get Full Entertainment Schedule on One Page!
• Venetian Nights,  July 13th, 2019 Hammond Marina, Hammond, Indiana, Cancelled, Click here.
     THIRD WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Valparaiso Food and Wine Festival, July 18th 2020, Valparaiso, Indiana Advance Tickets Only This event is Not open to the public. Cancelled
• Park Full of Art, Griffith, Indiana, July 18 – 19 2020 .www.aparkfullofart.com. Cancelled
• The Grape Escape, Munster, Indiana, July 18th, 2020 NOT CANCELLED!!! Click Here.
Taste of Crown Point, Fri July 19th and Sat July 20th, Cancelled   Click here
• Festival of the Lakes @ Wolf Lake, Hammond, Cancelled 2020 Click here.
• St. Elijah Serb Fest – Serb Fest,  Merrillville, July. 19th – 21st, Cancelled 2019 click here

     FOURTH WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Porter County Fair, July 18th – 27
th, 2019 Cancelled Click Here for Full Schedule!

      FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• Schererville Corn Roast, July 31st, 2020 Rescheduled to Sept. 12th
• New Carlisle Hometown Days, CANCELLED July 27th  2019   click here.
Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana, July 24-26th, 2020 CANCELLED    Click Here For More!

• Fusic Fest – East Chicago, Aug 7th – 9th, CANCELLED, 2020. Click Here
• St. Michael Family Fun Fest, Aug 2nd – 3rd CANCELLED, 2019 Click here
• Kiwanis Corn Roast, Valparaiso, August 1st, 2020 NOT CANCELLED Click HERE
• Vet Fest in South Haven, Legion Post 502 Aug 7th & 8th 2020, NOT CANCELLED  CLICK HERE
• Taste of Michigan City, Indiana, Cancelled August 2nd and 3rd, 2019 Click here
• Lake County Fair,  Crown Point Indiana, Cancelled August 2nd – 11th, 2019 CLICK HERE
Chesterton Art Fair, Chesterton, Indiana Cancelled  August 1st – 2nd, 2020 CLICK HERE .
Turkeypalooza at Central Park in Valparaiso, Indiana, August 4th, 2019.
• Leprechaun Hunt, LaPorte, Indiana, Cancelled 2019 Click Here.
     SECOND WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• Touch of Dutch in Demotte, Indiana, CANCELLED, August 9th – 10th, 2019.
• St. John Corn Roast, Friday, August 9th, 2019 Click here. Cancelled
• Beatles Fest X in Hammond, Indiana,  Virtual on Facebook, July 24th and August 7th.
• Prairie Magic Music Festival, Aug 17th, 2019 Cancelled
Sunset Hill Park Click here.
• Hanna Fest, August 7th, 8th and 9th, 2020, Hanna Indiana, NOT CANCELLED!!!! Click here.
• Hobart Lakefront Festival August 15th – 18th, NOT CANCELLED 2019 Click here

     THIRD WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• Western Days, Griffith, IN August 15th – 18th, CANCELLED 2019 click here.
• Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival, Michigan City, Aug 17th – 18th 2019. Click here
Crown Beer Fest,
Rescheduled for August 22nd, 2020 Click here

     FOURTH AND LAST WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• Kielbasa Fest, East Chicago, Aug 22nd, 2020. Click HERE for more! Cancelled
• Annual Kouts Pork Fest, Aug. 25TH, 2019 Click Here for more!  Cancelled
• Mill Pond Festival, Union Mills, Indiana, August 22nd – 23rd, 2020 Cancelled Click Here for MORE
• Aukiki River Festival in Kouts, Indiana August 24th – 25th 2019 Cancelled (Click here for more info)
• Rock N Rail Street Festival, August 30th – Sept 2nd, 2019.

    LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
•  Arts on The Ave., Hammond, Indiana, Aug. 31st, 2019 click here for more. Cancelled
• Rock ’N’ Rail Street Festival,
Downtown Griffith, Indiana, Aug 30 – Sept 2, 2019. http://panoramanow.com/events/rock-n-rail-street-festival/.
• Blueberry Festival,  Aug 30 – Sept 2, 2019 Plymouth Indiana.
• Hesston Steam & Power Show Aug 30 – Sept 2rd, 2019 in LaPorte, click here.
• Lowell Labor Day Festival, Aug. 31 – Sept 2, 2019.
   See Complete Schedule of Events HERE!

• Taste of Duneland in Downtown Chesterton, Aug 31st, 2019.
Lake Station Fall Festival, September 6, 7th and 8th, 2019
     FIRST WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER:
•  A September Christmas Festival, Portage Indiana, Sept. 7th, 2019 Click here
• Door Village Harvest Festival, Sept 7th & 8th 2019. Click Here
Annual Doll and Bear Show, Sept 8th, 2019 Click Here
Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, Sept 7th, 7am – 6:30 pm, 2019.

• Doll and Bear Show, September 8th, 2019 http://panoramanow.com/valparaiso-doll-and-bear-show/.
    THIRD WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER:
• BaconFest, Portage, Indiana, Sept 14th 2019, 11am- 7pm.
Dyer Fall Festival, September 28th, 2019
Scarecrow fest, Wanatah, Indiana, Sept 27th – 29th, 2019.

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SEE ALL JULY 4th Events on ONE PAGE CLICK HERE!

  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!
NORTHWEST INDIANA BEACHES:
     A local quiet but majestic attraction is Mount Baldy, just off U.S. 12 in Michigan City, named for the lack of plant life on its dunes. For you history buffs, just east of Mount Baldy is the former site of the famed Hoosier Slide, the once 194-foot sand dune and tourist attraction whose sand was used for the making of glass and steel by local industries CONTINUE READING . . . . 

PAINTBALL:
Blast Camp Paintball, (Hobart) Sherwood Forest Paintball (LaPorte), and Team Combat Paintball (Merrivillville) (ages 13 up).  
MINIATURE GOLF:
Inman’s Recreation, Zao Island, Zig E’s,  Cedar Creek Family Golf Center and more! ( Click HERE) for more

Sue Baxter