2018 summer events across the state

2018 summer events across the state

2018-08-06T11:12:44+00:00June 7th, 2018|

Saturday, June 9, 2018, is “National Get Outdoors Day.” Aside from just one day outdoors, we have gathered a list of festivals, fairs, celebrations, and other events taking place all over Indiana throughout the summer to inspire people to see what communities have to offer. Some of the events may pique your interest as you consider what to do in our area of the state, as you plan a day-trip, a weekend get-a-way, or an extended stay somewhere else in Indiana.

In April, the Indiana Senate Democrats discussed some options for trips as well as sites throughout the state that offer free admission or discounts for planned visits. Aside from the destinations listed in our previous post, you might want to know what other options are available to you and your family. Below is a list of events taking place throughout the state, divided by region. Although this is not a comprehensive list, we hope this compilation will get your summer up and running.

Northwest Indiana Events

Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt
June 7, and June 9-13
Chesterton, IN
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Lake County Fair
August 3-12
Crown Point, IN
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Gary Southshore RailCats at U.S. Steel Yard
Home games beginning in June
Gary, IN
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Merrillville Greek Fest
July 13-15
Merrillville, IN
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Albanese Candy Factory Tours
All summer
Merrillville, IN
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Washington Park Zoo Brew at the Zoo
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Michigan City, IN
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Summer Concert Series
Every Thursday
Mishawaka, IN
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Portage Market on the Square
June 8-17
Portage, IN
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Relay for Life of Portage
Friday, June 8, 2018
Portage, IN
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Celebrate Schererville
June 13-17
Schererville, IN
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St. Joe County 4H Fair
June 29-July 7
South Bend, IN
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Zao Island Concert Series
Dates In June through September
Valparaiso, IN
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Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Valparaiso, IN
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Pierogi Fest
July 27-29
Whiting, IN
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WhoaZone Opening Day
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Whiting, IN
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A Broadway Celebration Symphony Concert
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Whiting, IN
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Bernstein & Beethoven
Saturday, August 4, 2018
Whiting, IN
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AquaX Jet Ski Races
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Whiting, IN
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Northeast Indiana Events

Annual Fall Concert
Friday, July 27, 2018
Anglola, IN
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Angola 4th of July Parade and Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Angola, IN
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Elkhart Jazz Festival
June 22-27
Elkhart, IN
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Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prize
August 9-12
Elkhart, IN
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Fidler Ponds Fantastic Fishing Derby
Saturday, June 16, 2018
Goshen, IN
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Elkhart County 4H Fair
Starts Friday, July 20, 2018
Goshen, IN
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Middlebury Summer Festival
Friday, August 10, 2018
Middlebury, IN
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Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival
Thursday, August 2, 2018
Nappanee, IN
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Nappanee 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2018
Nappanee, IN
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Shipshewana Flea Market
All Summer
Shipshewana, IN
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Central Indiana Events

Tenderloin Throwdown
Saturday, June 23, 2018
Brownsburg, IN
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GreekFest 2018
August 24-26
Carmel, IN
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2018 Afro-Latina Gala
Friday, August 17, 2018
Columbus, IN
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Cumberland Arts Festival
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Cumberland, IN
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Wings Over Indy
June 30-July 1
Fishers, IN
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Johnson County Fair
July 15-21
Franklin, IN
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Rock the Clock
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Greenwood, IN
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Freedom Festival
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Greenwood, IN
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WAMM Fest
Saturday, August 18, 2018
Greenwood, IN
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2018 Indianapolis Summer Tequila Tasting Festival
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
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Indy PopCon
June 8-10
Indianapolis, IN
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Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market & Festival
June 23-24
Indianapolis, IN
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American Dairy Association Ice Cream Social
Friday, July 13, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
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Independence Day Social
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
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Zoolapalooza
Sunday, July 15, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
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Indiana State Fair
August 3-19
Indianapolis, IN
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Indy Shorts International Film Festival
July 26-29
Indianapolis, IN
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Pet Carnival
Saturday, July 14, 2018
Indianapolis, IN
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Marion County Fair
June 15-24
Indianapolis, IN
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Oktoberfest
September 6-8
Indianapolis, IN
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A Little Night Music feat. Addison Agen
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Pendleton, IN
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Southwest Indiana Events

Bloomington Blues & Boogie Woogie Piano Festival
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Bloomington, IN
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Jasper Strassenfest
August 2-5
Jasper, IN
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Hoosier Hops & Harvest Craft Beer & Spirits Festival
Saturday, August 25, 2018
Nashville, IN
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20th Annual Bean Blossom Blues Fest
August 23-25
Nashville, IN
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Wild Wilderness Women’s Backpacking Adventure
June 23-24
Nashville, IN
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Abraham Lincoln Freedom Festival
Saturday, July 7, 2018
Rockport, IN
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Salute to the Veterans of WWII
September 1-2
Vincennes, IN
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Southeast Indiana Events

Jackson County Fair
July 22-28
Brownstown, IN
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Madison Ribberfest BBQ & Blues
August 17-18
Madison, IN
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RiverRoots Music & Folk Arts
Festival June 8-9
Madison, IN
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Fireworks & Music in Rising Sun
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Rising Sun, IN
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Old Settler’s Days
September 15-16
Salem, IN
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47th Swiss Wine Festival
August 23-26
Vevay, IN
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