Enjoying the great outdoors is one of the best (and safest) ways to enjoy Elkhart County in the summer. At these upcoming events, you can soak in the season while maintaining appropriate physical distance, but please, don’t forget your mask: 


Wellfield Botanic Gardens 

Stroll the winding garden pathways bursting with color, or just spread a blanket (or yoga mat) in their event lawn for: 

  • “Disney’s Moana Jr.” (July 10-12) and “Mamma Mia!” (Aug. 13-16) presented by Premier Arts. 

  • “Calendar Girls” presented by Elkhart Civic Theatre, 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 4. Support the arts as well as cancer charity Hello Gorgeous! 

  • Summer Bird Walks, 4 p.m. Wednesdays through Sept. 30. 

  • Yoga in the Gardens, 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. Saturdays through September. 

  • Groovin’ in the Gardens concert series, 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 20. 

For more information or tickets, check out Wellfield’s website


Goshen Brewing Company 

Wednesday evenings are a perfect time to enjoy a concert on their lawn. They’ve brought a few more tables and umbrellas outside to add some extra shade and keep your toes tappin’! 

GBCo’s website is the best place to keep tabs on the concert schedule. 


Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park 

Kick back to “Grease” at Ideal Beach at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11. A free ticket is required for admission. 


Car and Bike Cruise-In

Friday Night Car and Bike Cruise-In 

Polish your best car and bring it to The Barns at Nappanee from 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 11. Thrill to the roar of engines and enjoy some farm-fresh favorites such as fried chicken and ham. 

Of course, Elkhart County parks {link} and walking and bike trails {link} are always a good option to enjoy the outdoors. So get out and enjoy the great outdoors before summer is over!