Yellowstone Trail Fest
Date(s): 8/15/2014, 8/16/2014, 8/17/2014
August 15th through 17th, 2014 from 9 am to 6 pm CST
Starke County Fairgrounds
Hamlet Rendezvous - Town Wide Yard Sales. Free admission.
Vendors: 1830 HISTORY EVENT, music, FOOD, Sat & Sun Sausage & gravy biscuit breakfast, mobile reptile zoo, wet/dry inflatables, basketball, FFA Tractor event, games, mounted gun runners, car show & swap, silent auction, slow bike race, parade, wrestling, BANDS, adult tricycle race, raffles, pet parade, quilt show, hawk & knife spear throw, skillet throw, atalatal toss, Tae Kwon Do, pony rides, zumbe, Noah's wife, bicycle jump off, ice cream social.
Annette - 586-2105
Lemon Creek Winery's Harvest Festival
09/06/2014 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Berrien Springs, MI
Join us for our 18th Annual Harvest Festival featuring live music by Venitia Sekema & The Madre Luna Band
Cathy Lemon; 269-471-1321
Michiana Renaissance Festival
Date(s): 8/23/2014, 8/24/2014
August 23 - 24, 2014 from 10:00am to 6:00pm
Kamm Island, Downtown Mishawaka, IN
Come one! Come all to the 4th Annual Michiana Renaissance Festival, located on Kamm Island Park in Downtown Mishawaka, IN. Each day is filled with fun and educational things to see and do for the whole family!
The Michiana Renaissance Festival has 4 different re-enactment areas: Medieval/Renaissance, the Golden Age of Piracy, the Time of the Vikings, and Fairytale Storyland. Each area has exclusive exhibits, shows and vendors.
Amy Zook, email@example.com, 574-367-8813
South Bend International Festival
Date(s): 8/8/2014, 8/9/2014
August 8th & 9th, 2014
Saint Joseph County 4H Fairground
A non-profit fund raising event accommodating all families. It's friendly outdoor event full of live music, local and authenic foods, arts and craft, children play, camping and fun.
This is brand new name and changes theme from the previous "South Bend Reggae Festival". It's a ten years anniversary celebration. The music is comprised of Blues, Latino, Reggae, R&B, African and Drum circle. The food is amazing and some you can't find them from this area.
Friday, gates open at 3pm, show time 5pm until 11:00. Sat, gates open at 2pm, show time 3pm until 11:30pm. Visit the www.southbendinternationalfestival.com or call 574-532-4973 if any questions.
John Pangani, 574-532-4973
Karsyn Bell Pay It Forward Festival
August 23, 2014 10am - 4pm
Congdon Park Bristol, IN (downtown)
Craft vendors, kids game area, BMX bike show, fire spinner show, Indiana yo-yo champ, rolling video game trailer, pony rides, zip line and more. Visit www.santaspantry.org
Debbie Micola 574-361-3338
Craft Brew and Wine Festival
July 25, 2014, 3pm-9pm
The First Annual Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce Craft Brew & Wine Fest will be held Friday, July 25, 2014 at the Riverfront Ampitheater in Niles, MI 49120. The event will be presented by Southwestern Michigan College, Flagship Sponsor (all sponsors listed below), and held from 3 pm to 9 pm in downtown Niles, with hundreds of craft brews and wines available. There will also be food vendors, live music, and opportunities to meet the breweries' representatives and learn about craft beer and wine.
Featuring Slim Gypsy Baggage from 6pm to 9 pm (like them on Facebook), homegrown blends of Soulful, Spirited, Roots Rock with Swinging HipHop Beats and a Vibrant Sound ...a little bit of this and a lot of that!! From the SW coast of MI, SGB originally came to be when performing musicians, Morgan Ingle(vocal/rhythm guitar) and Matt Smith(vocal/bass) were introduced to Cam Mammina(lead guitar). The musical combination was a magical blend that had to be explored. In time, came the addition of Scott Christie(drums), who provides the foundational beats for SGB. Friendships are what have rooted this band together and brought them together in the first place as well as the common interest in music. Though the individuals that make up this outfit are randomly different and come from varied backgrounds in extensive musical studies, it is the culmination of the group as a whole that creates their creative and vibrant sound.
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
Middelbury Summer Festival
Downtown Middlebury IN
Bring your family to meet old friends and new, with live music, festival food, crafters, childrens activities and more!
Wholesome family entertainment can be found at this fun small town festival with the largest small town parade in the area on Saturday at 1:00.
4th Annual Karsyn Bell Children's Festival
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
Falloween Fest 2012
Friday, September 21st: 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m., Saturday, September 22nd 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Sunday, September 23rd: 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Walkerton, Indiana on the campus of John Glenn High School, 201 John Glenn Drive
Falloween Fest is an annual family festival celebrating the season of fall. Falloween features
18 amusement rides, carnival games, live bands and entertainers, petting zoo, huge garage sale, crafts fair, art show, grand parade, fireworks and more. Fest food includes fish fry, port-a-pit, polish dinner, homemade chili, ribeye steak sandwiches, pancake breakfast, homemade apple dumplings, apple butter, potato donuts and more. Accepting arts/craft vendors through September 16th. Addt'l information avail. at www.falloweenfest.com
Laina Niedbalski, 574-910-2001
Celebrate Bridgman Days/Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball
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 .
Hope Fest 2012
St. Joseph County, MI Grange Fairgrounds in Centreville, MI
Hope Fest 2012 is a FREE youth-oriented concert offering a wide mix of pop, rock, and hip-hop from bands such as Scarlet White, Da Messenger, Uncommon Road, The Protest, and Break the Grey’s Bill Ballenger! Organizers are anticipating at least 3000 youth, plus families, will be in attendance. The concert is FREE. Parking is FREE. And concessions will be available next to the grandstands. Everyone is invited to an evening of youth-oriented music with a positive message of hope. For more information, visit www.michianahopefest.com or follow on Facebook at “Hope Fest 2012”
Bryan Balasa, 269-496-4305
Pet Fest - A Day to Honor Your Pets
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!
Festival at The Oaks
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
David Rogers Days Pioneer Living History Festival
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
South Bend Elks Lodge #235
AUGUST 11, 4-11pm
Boutique & Bake Sales - Silent Auction
Food/Drink - Corn Hole Tourney - Prizes - Tips -
5 Live Bands including 4:00 WORK IN PROGRESS, 5:00 VYAGRA FALLS, 6:30 CHAMPION, 7:30 PLAY BACK, 9:00 SHAKE N CHILL.10:00 JAM SESSION.
Raffle Prizes: ND Season Tickets
$500.00 - $250.00 -- Tickets $5.00
$10.00 for entry & food plate
Open To The Public Over 21
BENEFITS THE PURDUE UNIVERSITY
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SOUTH BEND ELKS LODGE #235
3535 E. MCKINLEY AVE. SOUTH BEND
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574 276 9686
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.
Harbor Vision Festival
Benton Harbor, Dwight P. Mitchell Park (City Center Park) corner of Pipestone & Main St.
-Second Annual Harbor Vision Festival- August 11th and 12th-
Benton Harbor, Michigan— July 23, 2012 —“Plans are in the final stages for the 2nd Annual Harbor Vision Festival (HVF), and this year’s presentation will be even better than last year’s,” stated festival organizer, Iris Bowman- Watts. Located in downtown Benton Harbor at the Dwight P. Mitchell City Center, Harbor Vision Festival is a FREE two day celebration that focuses on Education, Entertainment and Empowerment.
Hosted by the Harbor Vision Committee, beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, all day fun in the park includes bouncers for the kids and encore activities such as: Zumba Dance Party; Harbor Vision Kidz Talent Showcase, Curious Kids, BrunsonHill Arthouse and Citadel Instrument Petting Zoo. Young Eagles Aviation, Sarrett Nature Center and Squiggles and Smaxy the Clowns will also be on hand. Lakeland HealthCare will be onsite to provide blood pressure screenings and offer literature on knowing the signs of Stroke. In partnership with [The] Berrien County Health Department and Harbor Town Sales, there will be viewings and facilitated dialogue of the documentary Unnatural Causes.
Saturday Evening will feature: Jazz Saxophonist, Erik Fisher; Johnnie Edwards and Friends, and P.O.E.T.- Melinda Powell. Gospel Sunday is from 4- 8p.m. with uplifting, inspirational music from local churches and Trachead Entertainment with Andre Isom.
Back by popular demand, food vendors include: Chicken Shack Express, Air Wings Express and Betsy Best Ice Cream.
Free transportation to and from the City Center is provided by Curious Kids and Dial-A-Ride. Children must be accompanied by an Adult.
Free shuttle (Dial-a-Ride bus I & bus II) pick-up will operate from 1pm-4:30pm Saturday, August 11th from these locations to the City Center Park : Berrien Homes office, Countryview office, Cogic Village office, Blossom Acres, Buss Apartments, Nate Wells/Edwards Center office, Emergency Shelter, Benton Harbor Street Ministry, Salvation Army Office and River Terrance Office.
Summer FUN Express pick-up will operate 11am-8:15pm Saturday, August 11th from these location to the City Center Park: Boys and Girls Club; W. Empire, Sterne Bronson School; Columbus Ave, Triangle Park; Union & Pipestone, Seely McCord School; S. McCord, Buss Housing; Buss & Fair, N. McCord & Waukonda
About Harbor Vision Festival:
The Harbor Vision Festival (HFV) is an annual community event that celebrates the people, highlights the area’s rich resources, and supports new opportunities of economic prosperity, while promoting the vision of unity and diversity in its truest sense. The three tenants of goal delivery for the HVF are education, entertainment and empowerment/ economic development.
The Harbor Vision group is the result of collaborative communication started on a Facebook forum (Benton Harbor Vision) to discuss ways for ordinary citizens and stakeholders of the Benton Harbor community to make extraordinary positive impact for the greater good of the community. The Benton Harbor Vision Forum is made up of 375 diverse, actions -oriented, progressive thought leaders. The dialogue in this forum focuses on forming partnerships to leverage resources, support each other’s work efforts, and advocate and promote all of the great things that are and can occur in our community. Community volunteers from the Harbor Vision group provide the administrative and operational structure of the Harbor Vision Festival committee. This committee executes the successful delivery of the Harbor Vision Festival.
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Saturday Detailed Line-up
Live Zumba Dance Party (City Center Park) Free water to first 50 participants
10 am -- 11am
Lakeland HealthCare Screenings; Know the Signs of Stroke 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Un Natural Causes- Does Where You Live Affect Your Health? 11a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Harbor Vision Kidz Talent Showcase (ages 8-17) 12 noon – 1pm
Curious Kids 12 noon – 6pm
Sarett Nature Ctr 1pm - 2pm
Citadel Instrument Petting Zoo 2pm - 4pm
Young Eagles Aviation 2pm - 6pm YMCA bus pick up at park to BH airport
Squiggles & Smaxy the Clowns 2pm - 5pm
BrunsonHill Arthouse 12 noon 5pm
Saturday Evening Line-up
Jazz Sax featuring Erik Fisher 6:30pm
P.O.E.T with Melinda Powell - 7:00-8:00pm
Johnnie Edwards & Friends R&B 8:00-9:30pm
Sunday Line-up Gospel Sunday 4PM-8PM
Up-lifting Inspirational Music Local Churches
Featuring Trachead Entertainment w/Andre Isom
Curious Kids 4pm –7pm
Andrews University Aviation Group 4-7pm
8th Annual Wakarusa Bluegrass Festival
66425 ST.HWY. 19 SO.
Featuring 6 nationally known Bluegrass Bands
Ed Tom (574)825-1874
Vendors needed for New Carlisle Hometown Days
Varies by Day
Memorial Park in downtown New Carlisle.
Vendors needed for New Carlisle Hometown Days. New Carlisle is still accepting vendor applications for crafts, food and commercial exhibits. The deadline is July 13.
To receive a vendor application, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 574-276-7737.
New Carlisle Hometown Days is Eastern Time from 3-8pm Friday July 24; 10am to 8 pm Saturday July 25; and 10am to 4pm Sunday July 26 at Memorial Park in downtown New Carlisle.
The annual parade will b e at 11am Saturday July 25 along US 20. If you would like to have an entry in the parade, please contact Kim Vaundry at 574-654-3484. The deadline is July 18.
The annual New Carlisle Hometown Days event features food crafts, commercial vendors, entertainment, and amusement rides for young children. Parking is free.