Selected Community Events
Yellow River Festival
Jun 1, 2013 - Jun 2, 2013 Sat: 10-6. Sun: 10-3
River Park Square - Plymouth, IN
Celebrating the first 30 years of Marshall County (1834-1864) with period music, dancing, storytelling, Indian dances and demonstrations, food, crafts and activities for children. Food and crafts reflecting the period sold by nonprofit groups as a fundraiser. This year also features Young Abe Lincoln and Johnny Appleseed.
800-626-5353 (Marshall County Tourism)
WFRN Friend Fest
Jun 21, 2013 - Jun 22, 2013 3pm-11pm & 10am-11pm
Amish Acres, Nappanee, IN
WFRN Friend Fest will be held June 21-22nd at Amish Acres, Nappanee, Northern Indiana. Enjoy the Two-Day, Multi-Stage Family-Friendly Christian Music Festival with 22 Major Recording Artists including TobyMac, Matthew West, Building 429, Peter Furler, Kari Jobe,Jamie-Grace, Big Daddy Weave, Chris August, For King & Country, Rhett Walker Band, Moriah Peters, Finding Favour, Hyland, OBB and Mosteller plus a secondary stage featuring One Girl Nation, Jason Dunn (Former Lead Singer of Hawk Nelson), An Epic No Less, Josh Reardon, Ryan Corn, Marie Miller, Seth Moorman and Loftland, espresso drinks and FREE WiFi access. FREE Parking, FREE to bring in your own food and drinks, FREE Kid Zone with Bouncy Houses and Children's Stage, and FREE Artist Breakout Sessions (Tom Coverly - Speaking to Youth thru Illusions; Phil Joel - Living an Authentic Christian Life; Big Daddy Weave - Q&A Time with Big Daddy; Kari Jobe - Leading Worship; Peter Furler - Worship as a Lifestyle) with the purchase of a festival pass. Powered by the Grand Horizon Center. Visit WFRNFriendFest.com for festival passes and more information.
WFRN Friend Fest 2013 at Amish Acres
Jun 21, 2013 - Jun 22, 2013 Gates open 2pm on Friday. 10am on Saturday.
WFRN Friend Fest is located in Northern Indiana on the scenic and historic land of Amish Acres in Nappanee, IN (1600 West Market Street )
Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort is again proud to be the host location for the two day WFRN Friend Fest Christian Music Festival that is quickly becoming the premier event of its kind in the Midwest. WFRN Friend Fest is a Multi-Stage Christian Music Festival at Amish Acres in Northern, IN on June 21 - 22, 2013. Main Stage Artists: TobyMac, Matthew West, Building 429, Peter Furler, Kari Jobe, Jamie Grace, Big Daddy Weave, Chris August, For King & Country, Rhett Walker Band, Moriah Peters, Finding Favour, Hyland, The Neverclaim and Mosteller. FREE Kid Zone & Children's Stage, FREE Parking, FREE to Bring in Your Own Food & Drink or Enjoy Affordable Concessions. FREE Artist Workshops - T.B.A.
Order tickets online at www.wfrnfriendfest.com or call 800-426-2898.
Lodging is limited, call The Inn at Amish Acres and The Nappanee Inn at (800) 800-4942 for reservations and weekend packages.
Pet Fest - A Day to Honor Your Pets
Aug 18, 2012 11 am - 2 pm
Humane Society of Elkhart County
Pet Fest - A Free Fun Event for You and Your Pet
Sponsored by: Humane Society of Elkhart County
Date: Saturday, August 18
Time: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Humane Society of Elkhart County, 54687 CR 19, Bristol
The Humane Society of Elkhart County is hosting their 4th annual PET FEST (A Day to Honor Your Pets and the Animals that Remain Homeless) on Saturday, August 18. The schedule of events includes registration and pet party favor give away starting at 11:00 am.
There is a group pet blessing and Homeless Animal Day Memorial Ceremony at 11:45 am followed by pet games including Dogs Dunking for Dogs at 12:00 pm (dogs will dunk for hot dogs in water pool), Musical Hoops at 12:30 pm (similar to musical chairs) and a Canine/Human Water Relay at 1:00 pm. Prizes will be awarded to all winners.
The pet parade will begin at 1:30 pm. There will be a contest during the parade for cutest costume, owner/pet look-a-like and most unusual pet. Prizes will be awarded to all winners.
Other activities include an on-leash agility course and demonstrations by Planet Canine, pet photos by Kristin McKibbin, pet related vendors, raffles and free refreshments for humans and animals.
The shelter will be open for adoptions and will offer adopt one, get a companion animal for free. Adoption specials include 50% off cats and dogs 5 years old or younger and 75% off cats and dogs over 5 years old.
Dogs for Dollar$ and Kona Ice will sell additional refreshments. Don Kilgren and the SL4 Band will provide musical entertainment. The Red Barn Resale Shop will be open with a 25% discount on all purchases.
Bring your family and pets and enjoy a fun day at the Humane Society of Elkhart County!
4th annual Dixie Days Festival & Art Fair
Jul 26, 2012 - Jul 28, 2012 All Day
Downtown North Webster
Festival at The Oaks
Sep 8, 2012 9-4
The Oaks at SouthPaw Farm, 16323 Roosevelt Rd., Mishawaka
Come and enjoy some local cuisine, games and crafts for the kids, handmade crafts and goods from vendors in our area. You won't want to miss the bands, farm animals and a chance at one of our door prizes!
Sharon Nafrady, 574.229.2256
Jul 25, 2012 5:30 to 8PM
First United Methodist Church, 201 E. Third Street, Mishawaka, IN 46544
Totally FUN and FREE!
Enjoy a FREE BBQ!
Hot dog eating contest!
COTTON CANDY AND CARNIVAL GAMES!
Bring your own team for the cornhole tournament!
Fabulous worship with our “Alive” band!
PRIZES and GIVEAWAYS!
Something fun for ALL ages!
First United Methodist Church
4th Annual Karsyn Bell Children's Festival
Aug 18, 2012 August 18th (storm date Aug 19th) 10am - 4pm
Congdon Park in downtown Bristol
Pirate show, fire spinning show, BMX show, train rides, horse and carriage rides and more. All shows are FREE. Admission is a cash or nonperishable food donation appreciated but not required. Proceeds from festival benefit numerous local nonprofit organizations
Jul 28, 2012 4pm to midnight.
Sts. Peter and Paul Serbian Orthodox Church 59259 Keria Trail, South Bend, IN 46614 (between Ireland and Chippewa)
Ethnic food, pastries, drinks, kid's activities, and live music!
Parking is a goodwill donation to be given to the Food Bank.
David Rogers Days Pioneer Living History Festival
Aug 25, 2012 - Aug 26, 2012 August 25, 10:00-8:00, August 26 12-4:30
David Rogers Memorial Park, 2355W 550S Wolcottville IN 46795
1845 pioneer festival in the log house village of David Rogers Memorial Park. Music, pioneer demonstrations, youth crafts, food.
Scott Beam, LaGrange County Parks, 260 854 2225
Celebrate Bridgman Days/Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball
Jul 12, 2012 - Jul 15, 2012 Events vary
The Bridgman Gus Macker committee announces your time to register has not run out! Gus Macker has extended the deadline to register for the July 14th & 15th event until July 5, 2012 at midnight. Registration can be done online only at www.macker.com. Teams of 4 are $100 for 18 and under and $128 for 19 and up.
The Gus Macker event is just part of a jammed packed weekend planned for the second weekend in July in Bridgman. The Celebrate Bridgman event kicks off on Thursday July 12th with Sidewalk Sales in downtown Bridgman, Curious Kids Show at 1:00 under the big top and a Teen Dance under the Big Top off of Lake Street in the city parking lot, followed by more Sidewalk Sales on Friday and Saturday, the Fireman’s Street Dance on Friday and Saturday nights, American Legion Pancake Breakfast both Saturday and Sunday, Sand Sculpture contest at Weko Beach on Saturday morning, 5K walk/run Saturday, Red Arrow Car Show on Saturday, Farmers Market, Craft show, Parade and more! A complete schedule of events can be found at www.bridgman.org .
River Park Friday Fest
Jul 13, 2012 4-8pm
930 s. 30th St. (The corner of 30th and Mishawaka Ave. South Bend)
Music by the Musice Machine, and The Champion Duo.
Food by several River Park vebdors.
Featuring the PNC Mobile Childrens Tour, and exibits from the SBPD, SBFD and the Red Cross
Sponsored by the River Park Business Assoc. in conjunction with the Gospel Center Missionery Church
Smething for the whole family.
8th Annual Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival
Jun 9, 2012 10 am
66425 ST.HWY. 19 SO.
Featuring 6 nationally known Bluegrass Bands
Ed Tom (574)825-1874