July Festivals

3-4 Carmelfest in Carmel, IN. Free entertainment, fireworks, parade, food, arts, crafts and games. www.julycarmelfest.com.

4 LaPorte Jaycees 60th Annual 4th of July Celebration in LaPorte, IN. One of the Midwest’s largest parades. Parade begins with military flyover.

4 Limestone Heritage Festival – Bedford, IN. Parade with military flyover, ice cream social, free outdoor concert and fireworks. 812-583-0383.

4 Portland July 4 Celebration in Portland, IN. Day long holiday festivities. 5k run, parade, food, square dancing, talent show, entertainment, games and fireworks. www.visitjaycounty.com.

4 Taste of Freedom in Indianapolis, IN. All-day celebration of food, music, fireworks and family fun at the White River State Park. 317-233-2434.

4 Wolcott Summer Festival in Wolcott, IN. Musical entertainment, parade, games, food, flea market, craft booths, fireworks and Wolcott House tours. www.whitecountyindiana.us.

4-8 Steam Corner July 4th Celebration in Veedersburg, IN. Lots of good food, fun and shopping. Antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts and fireworks.

6-7 Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival in Derby, IN. Live bluegrass music, crafts and concessions. www.cedarvalleybluegrass.com

6-9 Freetown July Festival in Freetown, IN. Parade, music, games, food booths, auction, hog roast, baby contest, sack races, horseshoe contest, flea markets and crafters. www.visitindiana.com

7 Wabash Riverfest in West Lafayette, IN. Dragon boat racing on the Wabash River, outdoor and educational displays, children’s activities, entertainment and food. www.HomeOfPurdue.com/Riverfest.html

7-8 Blues, Jazz and Fine Arts Festival in Munster, IN. Enjoy two days at this upscale event featuring blues and jazz musicians, fine arts exhibits, arts and crafts and a variety of food. www.munster.org.

7-8 Chesterfield Festival in Anderson, IN. Carnival, food and craft vendors, car show, bands, hot air balloon, wrestling, games and contests, fireworks and parade. 756-378-0086.

7-8 Mansfield Village Woodworkers and Whittlers Festival in Carbon, IN. Whittlers contest, gospel celebration, fishing rodeo, crafters workshops and demonstrations, produce market, summer concert, auction, church service and trolley rides. www.mansfieldvillage.com

7-14 Noble County Community Fair in Kendallville, IN. Concerts, demolition derby, rodeo, motocross, pavilion activities, food and rides. www.noblecountyfair.org

8 Shiner Pride Car Show in Rising Sun, IN. Vintage cars, food and the laidback atmosphere of a small town on the Ohio River. www.enjoyrisingsun.com 

8-9 Canal Days Festival in Delphi IN. Big parade at 10am then the park comes alive in 1850s attire. Food, games and canal village buildings will be open. www.wabashanderiecanal.org

12-15 Nativity’s Annual Summer Festival in Portage, IN. Midway rides, games, homemade food and dinners, Texas Hold-Em tournaments, beer garden, live entertainment, and bingo. www.festival.nativityofoursavior.org.

12-22 Indiana Black Expo, Inc. Summer Celebration in Indianapolis, IN. A celebration of art, culture, heritage and empowerment. www.indianablackexpo.com

13-14 BerryFest in Batesville, IN. Art and craft vendors, classic car cruise-in, carriage rides, live entertainment, sidewalk sales, games and berries. www.batesvilleIN.com.

13-14 Music Fest XIII in Fremont, IN. Features top notch musical entertainment, food and craft vendors. www.fremontchamber.org

13-15 23rd Annual Antique Power Steam Show in Crown Point, IN. Steam engines, tractors, agricultural equipment and tools, sawmills, flea market, large model railroad display, horseshoes and more. www.oldfarmshow.org

14 Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce Arts in the Park in Brownsburg, IN. More than 320 booths of arts and crafts from 23 states featuring Amish, Country, Victorian, Shaker, contemporary folk and primitive. www.brownsburg.com.

14 Shelby County Arts Fest in Artist vendors, juried art exhibitions, children’s activities, all-day musical performances, art auction, food, demonstrations and workshops. www.shelbycountyartsfest.org

14-15 Lapel Village Fair in Lapel, IN. Town-wide rummage sales, craft and food booths, cruise-in car show, tractor engine show, parade and entertainment. 765-534-4432

14-15 NWI International Festival in Valparaiso, IN. American, European, Gaelic and other cultures celebrated through music, food, beverage and crafts. Children’s activities, and wagon and pony rides. www.porterco.org

14-16 Billie Creek Village Arts and Crafts in Rockville, IN. Arts, crafts, and live demonstrations of homemade items in historic village. Visit the general store, historic buildings and covered bridges. www.billiecreekvillage.org

14/-21 Circus City Festival, Inc. in Peru, IN. Finest youth circus in the world. Ten shows, authentic circus parade, carnival, food, crafts and a 3-ring circus. www.perucircus.com

14-22 Three Rivers Festival in Fort Wayne, IN. The second largest event in Indiana is an annual nine-day celebration with events for all ages. www.trfonline.org

18-21 The Quilters Hall of Fame Celebration in Marion, IN. Quilt exhibits, lectures, workshops by national known quilters, honoree induction, auction, tours, vendors and luncheons. www.quiltershalloffame.org.

19-21 College Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement Festival in South Bend, IN. Join Bobby Bowden and Emmitt Smith with a celebrity golf scramble, autographs, fan fest and induction show. www.collegefootball.org.

19-21 St. Christopher Mid-Summer Festival in Indianapolis, IN. Rides, food, Monte Carlo, bingo, entertainment and carnival games. www.indyfestival.com

19-22 Northern Indiana Power From the Past-Antique Power Show in Winamac, IN. Antique equipment on display, working demonstrations, flea markets, food and entertainment. www.winamacpowershow.com.

20 Flashback to the 1960s Car Show in Huntington, IN. Car show with more than 200 old and classic cars. Trophies, dashplague awards, oldies music, food, 50/50 drawing and door prizes. www.visithuntington.org.

20-21 Oldenburg Freudenfest in Oldenburg, IN. German festival with German music, dancers, food, crafts, games, 10k hike, 5k lauf beer garden and live German bands.

20-22 By Air, By Rail in Fortville, IN. Community oriented festival featuring hot air balloons, powered parachutes, lego and model train displays and competitions and vendors. www.myfortville.com. 

20-28 Elkhart County 4-H Fair in Goshen, IN. Hundreds of 4-H exhibits and free top name entertainment. www.4hfair.org.

21 Dancing the Streets in Lafayette, IN. Entertainment on two stages, classic car cruise/show, food, beverages and family fun of the oldies. www.dancingthestreets.net.

21 Midsummer Celebration in Madison, IN. Complimentary wine samples join a gourmet bread and cheese buffet with cheeses of the world, fondues and flat and oriental breads. www.lanthierwinery.com

25-8/31 Indianapolis Colts Training Camp in Terre Haute, IN. Get a first look at your Indianapolis Colts at training camp. Autographs, practice and more. www.colts.com.

26-28 Ole’ Boys Toys Expo in Wabash, IN. Living museum with antique tractors, farm equipment, trucks, cars, food and crafts. Special features and threshing machine, baler, and corn shellers. www.wabashcountycvb.com.

26-28 Swiss Days in Berne, IN. Switzerland in Indiana. Live entertainment including polka bands, quilt and art shows, vendors, parade rides, food, contests and horsepull. www.berneswissdays.com

27-28 African Festival in Indianapolis, IN. Tastes of African foods, African ethnic model show, live cultural performances, traditional musical dances, voices of drums and marketplace. www.africancommunity.net.

27-28 Spirit of Monticello Festival in Monticello, IN. Locally made crafts and food. Variety of music all day with games, dunk tank and Friday night movie on the Courthouse lawn. www.whitecountyindiana.com

27-29 Bass Lake Festival in Knox, IN. Tram tours of historic points of interest. Arts and crafts, water sports, bingo, family games, idol contest, fireworks and more. www.explorestarkecounty.com

27-29 Bright Community Festival in Lawrenceburg, IN. Family fun-filled event, more than 70 booths, kiddie kingdom with more than 15 rides, live music, gaming area, food and beverages and a beer garden. 812-637-3473.

27-29 Frankfort Hot Dog Festival in Frankfort, IN. Dogs with every topping, children’s activities, crafts, flea market, car show, sporting events, entertainment, and other hot dog events. www.accs.net/mainstreet/festival.html.

27-29 New Carlisle Hometown Days in New Carlisle, IN. A weekend of fun in historic New Carlisle. Arts and crafts, food, entertainment for all ages, parade, car show, wiffle-ball contest and bingo. 574-654-3672

27-29 Pierogi Fest in Whiting, IN. Eastern European tribute features Mr. Pierogi, polkas, ethnic dancers, foods and artists. 20 minutes from Chicago. www.pierogifest.net.

27-29 Tippecanoe Steam and Gas Power Show in West Lafayette, IN. Featuring international antique tractors and gas engines. There will be threshing, sawmill, field demonstrations, plowing and a flea market. 765-497-1834

28 Leavenworth Riverfest in Leavenworth, IN. Ohio River car show. Elivis, Hank, bluegrass, classic and rock music. Fireworks, live demonstrations, clowns, games, inflatables, food and fun for all. www.leavenworthriverfest.com

28 Taste of Pike Festival in Indianapolis, IN. A regional event celebrating the cultural diversity of Pike Township, of which ther are more than 60 home languages spoken. www.tasteofpike.org.

28-29 Historyfest in Auburn, IN. Held at the World War II Victory Museum. www.wwiivictory.org.

28-29 Vermont Settlement Festival in Orland, IN. Parade, car show, arts and crafts, primitive village, mud volleyball, pedal pull, aerial candy drop, live on-stage entertainment, food and fun. www.orlandchamber.net.

29- Aug. 4 St. Joseph County 4-H Fair in South Bend, IN. Top name entertainment for all genres. Largest 4-H fair in Indiana. 574-291-4870.