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...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
Epic Art Adventures
This summer you can explore stunning works from talented local Elkhart County artists on an Epic Art Adventure!
Elkhart ArtWalk - Artists in all media converge on downtown Elkhart to display their works. Shop for a new find, enjoy live music, demonstrations, family-friendly fun and food and drink specials.
When: Last Thursday of the month through October
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
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 23 - 24, 2023
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 22 - 30, 2023 | July 21 - 29, 2023
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 Theatre Season
Premier Arts, based in Elkhart, is a recognized regional leader in providing diverse, professional performing arts education and entertainment. View the 2023 Season Schedule here.
Rhapsody Arts & Music Festival
A riverside celebration of summer at Island Park. June
Arts, Crafts, and Music Festival
Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival - This historic Amish farmstead is the perfect setting for painters, sculptors, woodworkers and hundreds of other artists to show off their wares. When you’re not shopping, you’re kicking back on a swan paddle boat ride or taking in some live music.
When: August 3 - 5, 2023
Taste of the Gardens
Your August wouldn’t be complete without a day at Taste of the Gardens on Aug. 28. Grab some bites from the area’s finest chefs, then take a leisurely stroll on garden paths lined by wonderfully talented artists. It’s a one-day celebration of culinary and visual arts at Elkhart’s Wellfield Botanic Gardens.
When: Aug. 28, 2023
Need even more to do? Check out our events calendar for great plays and concerts, kids activities, and even more festivals and events!