Roll down the windows or turn on your air conditioner because summer is here in Northwest Indiana! The city of Hobart has terrific events coming up throughout the next couple of months and you won't want to miss out on the fun!

If you like fresh produce, live entertainment and fun in the sun by the lake, then keep reading. If you don't like those things, well, you should probably check out the movies in the park and stay away from the vendor stands. Keep on reading below to learn more about the events coming to Festival Park during the best months to be caught venturing along the South Shore.

Summer Market on the Lake

Thursdays, June 4 - September 3, 2015
On Thursdays beginning June 4 through September 3, the city of Hobart's Summer Market on the Lake returns to Festival Park! Stop by Lake George for fresh produce, beer gardens, gourmet foods and much more. Visitors to the Summer Market are encouraged to stay on the lake past 7 p.m. for live entertainment in the Festival Park Bandshell. There's a reason why the Summer Market has become known as the place to be!

Check out the 2015 concert line-up:

6/4 - The Relics
6/11 - Tiki Tom and the Pineapple Beach Party
6/18 - Navy Band
6/25 - Jim Bulanda
7/2 - Crossroads
7/9 - Gerry Hundt Trio
7/16 - The Difference
7/23 - Capernaum
7/30 - Dave Alamillo
8/6 - BuckDaddy
8/13 - FOX
8/27 - Eaten Alive
9/3 - Oscar and the Majestics


Movies in the Park

Thursdays, June 11 - July 30, 2015
Thursday nights at Hobart's Festival Park aren't only for the adults. Unpack the blankets, bring a picnic basket and save your spot for movies in the park. Free screenings occur every Thursday night June 11 through July 30. The movies begin at dusk and if you forget the popcorn, don't worry — popcorn and beverages are compliments of Suncrest Christian Church.

Here's the 2015 summer movie line-up:

7/2 - Beetlejuice
7/9 - Honey I Shrunk the Kids
7/16 - The Lego Movie
7/23 - Big Hero 6
7/30 - Paddington

4th of July Fireworks and Concerts

July 4, 2015
That's right. Patriotic pride shall overtake Lake George on our nation's Independence Day. The 4th of July falls on a Saturday, and you can trust the vendors of Festival Park to approve skipping the cooking for the evening in exchange for their delicious gourmet foods. While you wait for fireworks to begin lighting the sky, enjoy music from the Positive Vibe Technicians. Find more info now by visiting

24th Annual Lakefront Festival

August 20 - 23, 2015
Four days of fun returns to Festival Park beginning August 20. The Hobart Jaycees have put together a beer garden, the Hobart Community Foundation is bringing the Dam Duck Race and live music and entertainment from multiple acts will keep you entertained all weekend long.

If you're a fan of arts and crafts, scrumptious food and live entertainment, then the annual Lakefront Festival will be expecting you (yes, I'm talking to YOU).


Opportunities for fun at Festival Park are endless this summer. A little Vitamin D is good for the body and lucky for us, the sun has an endless supply. Get your fill by venturing out to Lake George in the city of Hobart and explore all that the wonderful city has to offer. You can find even more happenings coming to the city throughout the year by visiting the city of Hobart's special events landing page.