June/July

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/

June 14-15, 18-19, 25-26 = Shipshewana Flea Market- 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

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

Jun. 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. 14-16 = Fulton County Historical Power Show

Fulton County Historical Society grounds. Fri.-Sat. parades and displays of tractors, garden tractors, hit-n-miss engines and antique trucks. Flea market, craft vendors, swap parts vendors, toy show.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 574-223-4436 or visit https://www.fultoncountyhistory.org/historical-power-show

Jun. 14-16 = North Judson Mint Festival

Indiana's only Mint Festival, celebrating its 43rd year. Cooking with Mint contest, bands, carnival, food, crafts, car show, bingo. 5k run/2-mile walk Sat. Parade Sun.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-395-6504 or visit https://www.facebook.com/NJMintFest/

Jun. 15 = Arts on the Millrace

Fine artists from around Michiana set up shop along the Millrace Trail for Goshen's annual outdoor art festival. There's no better way to enjoy the scenic Millrace Trail than with art, live music, food, kids' activities and craft brews.

No admission charge.

For more information call 574-312-9922.

Jun. 15-16 = Leeper Park Art Fair

A juried South Bend fine art festival that spans 52 years. Artists exhibit from all over the country.

No admission charge.

For more information call 574-276-2942 or visit http://leeperparkartfair.org

Jun. 15 = Rhythm & Soul Fest

Celebrate Black Music Month in Washington Park by listening to the music. Bring your stepping shoes, chill, eat some food and get ready for a "feel good" time! Bring your lawn chairs.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-391-8206 or visit https://www.southshorecva.com/event/rhythm-%26-soul-fest/13365/

Jun. 19-22 = 74th Annual Mermaid Festival

Lions Club Festival Grounds. Queen of Lakes pageant, Cutie King and Queen contest, Cutie Parade for over $30K in scholarships. Amusement rides, entertainment on stage, demolition derby, tasty food, vendors and big parade.

No admission charge.

For more information call 574-834-4316 or visit http://nwlionsclub.com

Jun. 19-22 = Shipshewana Quilt Festival

Juried quilt show with cash prizes awarded, vendor show, quilter's schoolhouse, workshops and a shop hop.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 866-243-9434 or visit https://www.shipshewanaquiltfest.com

Jun. 21-23 = Elkhart Jazz Festival

Music legends and music fans visit each summer for a memorable weekend at the Elkhart jazz festival. Enjoy small town hospitality and big city jazz.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 800-294-8223 or visit elkhartjazzfestival.com

Jun. 22 = Rock the Arts

One-day music and art festival featuring national touring acts and local artists showcasing their work.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-866-5278 or visit http://www.prairieartscouncil.net/rock-the-arts

Jun. 28-30 = Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival

Some of the most talented blues artists from around the world and outstanding regional BBQ. Great Blues! Great BBQ!

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-924-7500 or visit https://www.griffith.in.gov/specialevents/page/broad-street-blues-and-bbq-festival

Jun. 28-30 = Goodland Grand Prix

17th Annual. 69-mile, 8-turn street course racing venue that winds through the streets of Goodland.

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-208-0659.

Jun. 28-Jul. 6 = St. Joseph County 4-H Fair

Live music, daily entertainment, carnival rides, commercial and craft vendors. 4-H exhibits and shows, antique tractors, monster trucks, demolition derby, rodeo. Fireworks.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 574-291-4870 or visit https://www.4hfair.com

Jul. 3-7 = Cedar Lake Summerfest

Free annual July 4th festival along Cedar Lake. Cardboard boat race, talent show, senior games, teen scavenger hunt, classic car show, food, carnival, land parade, boat parade, live entertainment, beer garden along with the fireworks over Cedar Lake!

No admission charge.

For more information call 219-776-6197 or visit cedarlakesummerfest.com

Jul. 7-13 = LaPorte County Fair

4-H exhibits, open class, draft horse, Pioneer Land, carnival rides, grandstand events, free entertainment tent, food vendors.

There is an admission charge.

For more information call 219-362-2647 or visit laportecountyfair.org

Jul. 8-13 = Kosciusko County Community Fair, inc.

Join our community fair for exciting grandstand events, outstanding 4-H exhibits, wonderful fair food and thrilling midway rides.

There is a admission charge.

For more information call 574-269-1823 or visit kcfair.com

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.