July / August

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/

July 16-17, 23-24, 30-31 = 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

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

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

Jul. 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

Jul. 11-13 = Bristol Homecoming Festival

136th year, three-day festival. Family fun events, queen pageant, entertainment, rides, food, parade and wonderful fireworks display!

No admission charge.

For more information call 574-326-7311

Jul. 11-14 = St. John Festival

US Hwy. 41 and 93rd Ave. It's all about food, family and fun! Enjoy local food, kids' rides, games, gambling tent, beer and wine, Bingo, $10K raffle, live entertainment and annual Fest 5K.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-200-4076 or visit https://www.stjohnfest.org

Jul. 12-14 = Angola Balloons Aloft

Some of the finest hot air balloon pilots compete for prizes over Northern Indiana Lakes Country. Kids' zone, classic car show, petting zoo, nighttime illuminations.

No admission charge.

For more information call 800-525-3101 or visit angolaballoonsaloft.com

Jul. 12-13 = Musicfest

Musical entertainment from jazz to country. Parade, kids' games, fireworks and special merchant sales.

No admission charge.

For more information call 260-495-9010.

Jul. 12-14 = South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society

Antique Tractor and Farm Show Fairgrounds. Antique and garden tractors, gas engines, cars and trucks, flea market, large model railroad, threshing, sawmills, kids' area, homemade pies, pork chop dinner.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 219-545-4936 or visit http://www.slcahs.org

Jul. 13 = Elkhart Bike Night

Main street becomes a motorcycle only festival atmosphere showcasing our beautiful downtown. Live music, beer garden and food vendors for all to enjoy!

No admission charge.

For more information call 574-293-4469 or visit elkhartbikenight.org

Jul. 13-20 = LaGrange County 4-H Fair

4-H Fairgrounds. Our 66th annual, family-friendly fair includes a variety of grandstand events, free events, free activities for kids, and 4-H competitions.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 260-463-2862 or visit lagrangecounty4hfair.org

Jul. 15-20 = 100th Annual Newton County Pun'kin Vine Fair

Celebrating 100th anniversary! The biggest little fair in Indiana! Amusement rides, food vendors, demolition derby, motor cross, 4-H and live entertainment.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-474-5745 or visit newtoncountyfair.weebly.com

Jul. 17-21= Festival of the Lakes

Wolf Lake Pavilion. Annual, free festival including nationally-known live musical entertainment, a carnival, food vendors, 5k walk/run, splash, polka party, hot rod and custom bike show, fishing derby, Senior Day.

Parking $25. No admission charge.

For more information call 219-853-6378 or visit https://www.festivalofthelakes.com/

Jul. 18-21 = Northern Indiana Power From the Past Antique Power Show & Flea Market

Family-oriented event featuring antique farm equipment, horse pull, children's games, large flea market, shaded grounds and many demonstrations.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 574-946-3712 or visit www.winamacpowershow.com

Jul. 19-27 = Elkhart County 4-H Fair

One of the greatest county fairs in the nation. Free grandstand entertainment, famous food row, rides, rodeo, demolition derby, PPL tractor pulls and much more.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 574-533-3247 or visit https://4hfair.org/

Jul. 19-Sep. 1 = Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival

Featuring a professional Shakespeare production, plus free touring productions and special events throughout the summer.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 574-631-3777 or visit https://shakespeare.nd.edu/notre-dame-shakespeare-festival/

Jul. 20-27 = Jasper County Fair

4-H & Open Class exhibits, nightly entertainment, pioneer village, antique tractor parade. Midway rides, food vendors. Action demonstrations.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-866-7263 or visit https://jaspercountyfair.weebly.com/

Jul. 26-28 = New Carlisle Hometown Days

Three fun-filled days of family entertainment, vendors, food, parade, fireworks, car show and the ever popular wiffle ball tournament.

No admission charge.

For more information call 574-876-2541 or visit https://www.hometowndays.net/

Jul. 26-28 = Pierogi FestĀ®

Presented annually by the W/R Chamber. Famous for many food vendors, a wacky parade and entertainment celebrating European culture.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-659-0292 or visit https://www.pierogifest.net/

Jul. 27 = 11th Annual Dixie Day Festival & Art Fair

Extra cruises Dixie sternwheeler, 5K, arts & crafts fair, open air market, antiques, food court, car, truck, tractor show, area boat dealer show, snowmobile show.

No admission charge.

For more information call 574-834-7076 or visit http://www.northwebster.com/dixie-day-2/

Jul. 27-28 = Vermont Settlement Festival

Full days of family fun, primitive village, car show, parade, concessions, mud volleyball, arts and crafts.

No admission charge.

For more information call 260-829-6411.