April/May/June

4/26-28 - Wakarusa Maple Syrup Festival

50th Annual Maple Syrup Festival. All-you-can-eat Lion's Club pancakes and sausage, or PTO BBQ meal. Popcorn, parade, carnival rides, sugar camp, museum tours, contests. Food and craft vendors.

No admission charge.

For more information call 574-862-4344 or visit wakarusamaplesyrupfestival.com

4/27-28 - Redbud Trail Rendezvous

Fulton County Historical Society Grounds. Pre-1865 period event. French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, voyageurs, Western fur trade and Civil War. Food cooked over wood fires, programs, pre-1865 music.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 574-223-4436 or visit fultoncountyhistory.org

5/3 & 4 - Indiana Gourd Society State Gourd Show

Fulton County Museum. Gourd art, crafting supplies, auction, demonstrations, classes, food, crafted gourds, dried gourds, gourd seeds.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 765-674-8088; or visit www.indianagourdsociety.org.

5/3-4 - MayFest in Shipshewana

Townwide. Good, old-fashioned fun to celebrate spring. Bluegrass and gospel music, food, family activities.

Grand Parade Sat. 10am.

There is no admission charge.

For more information call 866-631-9675 or visit www.shipshewana.com/mayfest

5/7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 27-29 - Shipshewana Flea Market

Enjoy open-air booths on 40 acres at the Midwest's largest flea market. Home decor, clothing, produce, collectibles, plants, tools, crafts, children's & pet items, beauty, party supplies & more.

Flea market: Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8am-4pm,

May-Sep. Live auction every Wednesday at 9am. No admission charge.

For more information call 260-768-4129 or visit www.shipshewanatradingplace.com

June 4-5, 11-12, 14-15, 18-19, 25-26;

July 2-4, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31;

August 6-7, 13-14, 16-17, 20-21, 27-28;

September 2-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25

5/24-26 - Northern Indiana Lakes Festival

Weekend on Center Lake featuring a 5K, lake education, water AND kids' activities, live music, food and more. Sat. am parade and fireworks, Sun. memorial ceremony!

There is no admission charge.

For more information call 574-372-5100 or visit www.lakes.grace.edu/collaboration/lakes-festivals/

May 30-Oct. 1 - Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail

Throughout Elkhart County visit more than a million vibrant blooms burst into color in 18 gigantic gardens and 21 hand-painted supersized murals in six welcoming communities along the Heritage Trail.

There is no admission charge.

For more information call 574-262-8161 or visit www.amishcountry.org/things-to-do/quilt-gardens/

Jun. 1 = Elkhart Family Fish Fest

Free bait, loaner tackle and lots of fun fishing at 11 locations. Teams of all ages participate during Indiana's free fishing weekend. Learn-compete-eat-play.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 574-293-4469

Jun. 6-9 = Queen of All Saints Parish Festival

Music, food, fun rides, beer garden, bingo, kids' games and more at the Queen of All Saints Festival in Michigan City.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-872-9196.

Jun. 6, 13, 20, 27 / Jul. 4, 11, 18, 25 / Aug. 1, 8, 15; 22, 29 = Summer Market on the Lake

Come on out for some family fun on the lake! Visit our outdoor market featuring ethnic foods, crafts, live music, beer garden, kayaking and more! After, stay for the outdoor Movie in the Park starting promptly at dusk.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-942-4511 or visit cityofhobart.org

Jun. 7-9 = Rhapsody Arts & Music Festival

Island and Lundquist Bicentennial Parks. Musical entertainment all weekend on the Island! Children's activities and

entertainment. Food, art and craft vendors. Bobbing with the Blues-River float experience.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 574-295-7275 or visit elkhartindiana.org/parks

Jun. 7-9 = St. Andrew Greek Festival

A family event for all with your favorite Greek foods and desserts, live music, ethnic dance performances and church tours.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 574-277-4688 or visit michianagreekfest.com

Jun. 8 = Remington Water Tower Days

5K walk/run, parade, kids' area, kiddie tractor pull, vendors, free entertainment, dinners, breakfast, petting zoo, beer and wine garden. Two days of family fun!

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-863-0999 or visit remingtonindiana.com/remington-water-tower-days.aspx