Celebrate the King of Pop's birthday in his hometown during the Michael Jackson "King of Pop" Tribute Festival of the Arts and Lakeshore Music Festival! Gary, Indiana's four-day celebration includes numerous activities and events that will entertain the whole family. From comedy shows and carnivals, to rehabilitating and renovating homes, this celebration will be unforgettable!
MJ TRIBUTE FESTIVAL
The Jackson family and the city of Gary are throwing a birthday party and everyone is invited! Enjoy live entertainment, a car show, a petting zoo, a carnival and more during the Michael Jackson "King of Pop" Tribute Festival of the Arts.
LAKESHORE MUSIC FESTIVAL
Attend the inaugural Lakeshore Music Festival, an exciting one-day signature event August 31st at Gary's beautiful Marquette Park! The event is free to attend and will feature local and national musical performances.
JACKSON STREET OF DREAMS
Join the Fuller Center for Housing of Gary and the city of Gary as they transform Michael Jackson's childhood street by rehabilitating two homes and building two new homes on the 2300 and 2400 blocks of Jackson Street.
CELEBRITY GOLF CLASSIC
Mingle with celebrities on the links during the Lakeshore Celebrity Golf Classic, hosted at South Gleason Park Golf Course on Saturday, August 30. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and play will begin at 10:00 a.m.