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INDIANA SUMMER OF FESTIVALS

Indiana offers great festivals year round. Here are just a few of the GREAT events happening Memorial Day through Labor Day! Don’t see your favorite add it to the list via the comments section.

May 29 - Indianapolis 500®, Indianapolis – Enjoy the excitement of racing on Memorial Day weekend at the Indianapolis 500. Other race weekend activities include Community Day, IPL 500 Festival Parade and Memorial Day Service.

June 3-4 – Hoosier Hills Fiber Arts, Franklin – This celebration of fiber arts offers demonstrations and classes.

June 4-5 – Annual Miami Indian Nations Gathering, Rockville – Native American celebration featuring Miami Indian encampment with cultural singing and dancing demonstrations, storytelling and food.

June 10-11 – Med Flory Jazz and Blues Fest, Logansport – Celebrate America’s original art form along the Wabash River with great bands and food.

June 11 – Kokomo Ribfest – Enjoy delicious ribs and other great local foods, live entertainment, kid’s activities and contests.

June 11 - Red Skelton Tribute Festival, Vincennes – Take in the Parade of 1,000 Clowns, food and craft booths and children’s entertainment activities.

June 11-12 – Great Lakes Nations Pow Wow, Portland – Drums, singers, dancers, vendors selling Native American items, demonstrations, activities and much more.

June 11-12 – Talbot Street Art Fair, Indianapolis – Over 270 artists located in historic Herron-Morton Neighborhood.

June 11-19 – National Muzzle Loading Rifle, Friendship – Experience a rifle competition, living history camp, demonstrations and local rifle museum.

June 12 – Touring Ride in Rural Indiana Bike Rally, Mitchell – Explore southern Indiana through loop rides from Spring Mill State Park.

June 16 – Loogootee Summerfest – Features a silent auction, live music, craft booths, childrens’ activities, sports competitions and the Miss Loogootee Queen pageant.

June 18 – Switzerland County Grand Race, Vevay – Race around the county figuring out clues and complete tasks for a chance to win $1,000!

June 18 – Taste of Bloomington – Sample the best restaurants, local wineries and breweries in the area. Enjoy live music and a regional art fair.

June 25-26 – Indian Market and Festival, Indianapolis – Native American art, food, music, dance, storytelling and other family activities.

June 30-July 2 – Haynes-Apperson Festival, Kokomo – Celebrate Kokomo’s auto heritage with a car show, sporting events, parade, food and carnival rides.

July 4 – Twelve Mile 500 – Celebrating 48 years of lawn mower racing! Featuring Briggs & Stratton and other modified engines.

July 4 – Shoals Catfish Festival – This catfish theme event offers activities for all ages – fishing, cooking contests, sporting events and pageants. Enjoy fresh, piping hot catfish and stroll the arts & craft booths.

August 8 – Taste of Cass County, Logansport – Spend an evening along the Little Turtle Waterway enjoying local foods and live music.

August 18-21 – Greensburg Power of the Past – Annual antique machinery show – tractors, steam engines and hit & miss engines. Other activities include fiddle contest, consignment auction and flea market.

August 20-21 – Lakefront Art Festival, Michigan City – Celebrating 30 years! Come enjoy on of the few Art and craft fairs along Lake Michigan’s waterfront in Washington Park.

August 26-28 – Winding Creek Bluegrass Festival, Russiaville – Bluegrass music festival showcasing bands such as Karl Shiflett & Big Country Show, Goldwing Express and Branded Bluegrass.

August 26-28 – Swiss Wine Festival, Vevay – Enjoy polka and country music, grape stomp competition, canoe racing, riverboat cruise and local wines.

September 3 – Sunman Wine & Fireworks Festival – Family fun event includes parade, idol contest and kid’s talent show and fireworks.

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