Our Top Summer Events in Indiana’s Cool North

Get ready for the ultimate experience in Indiana's Cool North! The summer season is brimming with a splendid lineup of events, both familiar favorites and hidden gems you may not have discovered yet. Mark your calendar for these twelve incredible attractions that you definitely don't want to miss.

Ideal Beach for a Cool Day

Ideal Beach in Elkhart


Experience the ultimate summer getaway at Ideal Beach Water Park in Elkhart. Enjoy the picturesque lakefront beach, cool off in the refreshing wading pool, or unleash your inner child on the lively playground. Challenge your friends to a thrilling game of sand volleyball or showcase your putting skills on the exciting miniature golf course. Take a break from the action and relax at one of the spacious picnic areas, where you can savor delicious treats from the nearby concession stand. For the ultimate adrenaline rush, embark on a thrilling adventure down the two exhilarating corkscrew water slides. At Ideal Beach Water Park, your summer dreams come to life.

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  • 74 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 75 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 97 Minutes to South Shore

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