The Best Summer Events in Indiana’s Cool North

Indiana's Cool North hosts a variety of vibrant summer events that draw visitors from near and far. Here are some of the best summer events to experience in the region; everything from our fairs and festivals to our 4th of July celebrations.  Be sure to mark your calendar with your favorites or find a new one to explore.

Outdoor Activities Along the South Shore


Diverse outdoor activities for nature enthusiasts are Along the South Shore in Northwest Indiana. Explore scenic trails in local parks, enjoy boating, fishing, paddling or kayaking on pristine lakes, or relax on sandy beaches. Adventure seekers can hike, bike, or camp, while families relish picnics, playgrounds, and wildlife watching in this picturesque outdoor haven.

For information on nearby lodging and  Trip Ideas.  Request a destination guide for the South Shore.

  • 25 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 40 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 85 Minutes to Elkhart County

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