in Carmel, IN. Free entertainment, fireworks, parade, food, arts, crafts
and games. www.julycarmelfest.com.
LaPorte Jaycees 60th
of July Celebration in
LaPorte, IN. One of the Midwest’s largest parades. Parade begins with
Limestone Heritage Festival –
Bedford, IN. Parade with military flyover, ice cream social, free
outdoor concert and fireworks. 812-583-0383.
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.
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.
Wolcott Summer Festival in
Wolcott, IN. Musical entertainment, parade, games, food, flea market,
craft booths, fireworks and Wolcott House tours. www.whitecountyindiana.us.
Steam Corner July 4th
Veedersburg, IN. Lots of good food, fun and shopping. Antiques,
collectibles, arts and crafts and fireworks.
Cedar Valley Bluegrass Festival in
Derby, IN. Live bluegrass music, crafts and concessions. www.cedarvalleybluegrass.com
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
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
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
Chesterfield Festival in
Anderson, IN. Carnival, food and craft vendors, car show, bands, hot air
balloon, wrestling, games and contests, fireworks and parade.
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
Noble County Community Fair in
Kendallville, IN. Concerts, demolition derby, rodeo, motocross, pavilion
activities, food and rides. www.noblecountyfair.org
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
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
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.
Indiana Black Expo, Inc. Summer Celebration in
Indianapolis, IN. A celebration of art, culture, heritage and
in Batesville, IN. Art and craft vendors, classic car cruise-in,
carriage rides, live entertainment, sidewalk sales, games and berries. www.batesvilleIN.com.
Music Fest XIII in
Fremont, IN. Features top notch musical entertainment, food and craft
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
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
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
Lapel Village Fair in
Lapel, IN. Town-wide rummage sales, craft and food booths, cruise-in car
show, tractor engine show, parade and entertainment.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
St. Christopher Mid-Summer Festival in
Indianapolis, IN. Rides, food, Monte Carlo, bingo, entertainment and
carnival games. www.indyfestival.com
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.
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
in Oldenburg, IN. German festival with German music, dancers, food,
crafts, games, 10k hike, 5k lauf beer garden and live German bands.
By Air, By Rail in
Fortville, IN. Community oriented festival featuring hot air balloons,
powered parachutes, lego and model train displays and competitions and
Elkhart County 4-H Fair in
Goshen, IN. Hundreds of 4-H exhibits and free top name entertainment. www.4hfair.org.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Swiss Days in
Berne, IN. Switzerland in Indiana. Live entertainment including polka
bands, quilt and art shows, vendors, parade rides, food, contests and
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
Pierogi Fest in
Whiting, IN. Eastern European tribute features Mr. Pierogi, polkas,
ethnic dancers, foods and artists. 20 minutes from Chicago. www.pierogifest.net.
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
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
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.
Auburn, IN. Held at the World War II Victory Museum. www.wwiivictory.org.
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.