Great concerts, mouth-watering food, amazing artwork, live theatre, unforgettable experiences make summertime in Elkhart County a great time to get out and about.

Quilt Gardens

Quilt Gardens...along the Heritage Trail

The Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail joins quilting, gardening, and art into a one-of-a-kind event featuring more than a million vibrant blooms, gigantic gardens, and hand-painted, super-sized murals.
When: May 30 - September 15



Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise-In

Essenhaus Classic Car Cruise-In - It’s an evening made for car lovers. Hot rods, roadsters, sedans, pickups - you name it, it’s here. While you’re here, savor a delicious dinner of fried chicken and mashed potatoes, and take one of their 30-plus kinds of pie home for dessert.
When: 4:30 p.m. Thursdays May - September


View from behind the band looking out at the crowd at the Elkhart Jazz Festival.

Elkhart Jazz Festival

June 20 - 23, 2024

It’s been Elkhart’s signature event since 1988. Over four days, join in a celebration of jazz and the city’s history as the Band Instrument Capital of the World. More than 100 performers will take the stage at a variety of downtown venues. 

The Elkhart Jazz Festival will be June 20 - 23, 2024, in downtown Elkhart. Ticket prices vary.


Middlebury Fest face painting

Middlebury Summer Festival

Middlebury Summer Festival - It’s the kind of small-town festival you remember as a kid, but with the vibrant town of Middlebury’s spin on it. Get your fix of cotton candy and munch on kettle corn as the parade passes by.
When: June 21 - 22, 2024


Elkhart County 4-H Fair

Elkhart County 4-H Fair - It’s nine glorious days of everything from Midway rides to a rodeo to carnival games. Sprinkle in amazing concerts, farm animals and 4-H exhibits and you have a perfect summer day.
When: July 19 - 27, 2024 


Lerner Theatre

The Lerner Theatre

Enjoy world class theatre and concerts at the historic Lerner Theatre in the heart of downtown Elkhart. From national touring acts with a lively mix of current hits, classic favorites and comedies, to community theatre and local acts, The Lerner keeps the fun going all summer.”


Premier Arts

Premier Arts Theatre Season

Premier Arts, based in Elkhart, is a recognized regional leader in providing diverse, professional performing arts education and entertainment. View upcoming Premier Arts Shows here.


Elkhart Riverwalk

Rhapsody Arts & Music Festival

The Annual Rhapsody Arts & Music Festival, June 7 - 8, 2024.  Feature artists, crafters, local musicians, delicious food, and entertainment for the whole family!


The Barns Summer Market

The Barns Summer Market - This two day event will have local and regional vendors on property for you to see and purchase their creations! Admission is free to the public. 
When: August 2 - 3, 2024


Well Crafted IN Indiana Josh Cooper Mural

Epic Art Adventures

This summer you can explore stunning works from talented local Elkhart County artists on an Epic Art Adventure!

​When: Year-Round


For even more events, check out our Event Calendar

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