Things to do in July in Elkhart County 

July starts off with a bang every year with the Fourth of July. Here’s the list of Elkhart County area fireworks shows and other Fourth of July-related events. Then read on for other awesome things to do this month. 


Elkhart July 4


  • July 2, Central Green, fireworks at dusk

    Free music and fireworks on Saturday, July 2 at Elkhart's Independence Day Celebration at the Central Green in downtown Elkhart.
    The 1985 will take the stage at 8:00 pm for a free family-friendly concert at the Central Green Stage.
    Food trucks and vendors will be selling food and drinks on Civic Plaza beginning around 6:00 pm.
    The fireworks will start at dusk (around 10 pm)



Nappanee July 4


  • July 2, Events 9:00 AM

  • July 4, Parade 11am | Fireworks 10:15pm  (more info)


Here’s a list of fireworks displays planned for the Fourth of July holiday across northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan this year:  ABC 57 News


Elkhart Municipal Band

Elkhart Municipal Band 

A band concert under the stars along the banks of the scenic St. Joseph River. Yes, please! Bring a blanket or some chairs to McNaughton Park in Elkhart at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through throughout the summer, for tunes to make your heart soar. 


Groovin' in the Gardens

Groovin' in the Gardens Summer Concert Series

Thursdays, June 16 – August 18, 2022 Check out the 10-concert lineup and purchase tickets HERE. Members receive discounted tickets, and everyone saves even more with season tickets!

When: July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28


America's Freedom Fest Goshen Municipal Airport, Goshen

Join us at the Goshen Municipal Airport for the once-a-year display as we celebrate our Veterans and essay winners with amazing aircraft, great vendors and breathtaking fireworks. We can't wait to see you there! More Info:

When: July 9


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 through September


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


​Independence Day Extended Flea Market Shipshewana Flea Market, Shipshewana

The Midwest’s Largest Flea Market is open July 4 for Independence Day from 8 am to 4 pm. The Shipshewana Flea Market is a do-not-miss Hoosier tradition with nearly 900 booths in an open-air market covering 100 acres. General parking is $3 per vehicle.  

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When: July  4 - 6 8am - 4pm


Elkhart ArtWalk - July 28

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


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