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.

Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail are Planted!

25 Outdoor Adventures in Northern Indiana


May 30 – September 15, 2024

The Quilt Gardens Along the Heritage Trail are planted in six communities in Elkhart County; Bristol, Elkhart, Goshen, Middlebury, Nappanee, and Wakarusa.

More than one million vibrant blooms will be on display in gigantic Quilt Gardens, combining gardening, quilts and art.

For information on nearby lodging.  Request a destination guide for Elkhart County.

  • 56 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 61 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 79 Minutes to South Shore

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