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Top Events in Indiana for 2014!

Indianapolis 500 Festival

Memorial Day Weekend, May, 2014   Indianapolis, Indiana

The mission of the 500 Festival is to advocate and celebrate the spirit, heritage and legacy of the Indianapolis 500. Created in 1957 to organize civic events celebrating the greatest race in the world, the 500 Festival has grown over the past 50+ years to become one of the largest festivals in the nation. Attracting more than 500,000 visitors and residents of Indiana, this sporting event now labeled as “the greatest race in the world”, one of the largest festivals in the nation, and the state's largest festival for kids, offers everything from races to one of the nation's premier parades. Visit:


Three Rivers Festival

July 11-19, 2014   in Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Fort Wayne’s Biggest Summer Party since 1969 is an annual 9-day celebration of the Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana community. Events include an arts fair, children's activities, senior's events, national acts, concessions, a marketplace and a parade which adds up to fun for the whole family. Drawing crowds in excess of 400,000 people, the Three Rivers Festival is second only to the Indy 500 Festival in the state of Indiana. The Three Rivers Festival is over 40 years old.  Visit:

Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration

July 11-11, 2014   in Indianapolis, Indiana

Summer Celebration is the largest African-American event in the nation, with over 300,000 people in attendance. The programs and events over an 11-day period includes business workshops, health and wellness, employment opportunities, spiritual enrichment, exhibits, youth activities and entertainment. Local and national celebrities along with individuals, families and members of the corporate community all join in celebration of African-American heritage and culture. Visit:

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival

August  1-4, 2014  in Nappanee, Indiana

A Top 100 Event in North America beginning its next half century celebrating 51 years! Over 300 artists and crafters from across the country will ply their trade and sell their wares around the historic farm’s pond.  Farm wagon rides, marionettes and magic shows, famous family style Threshers Dinner in the century old barn restaurant, and guided house and farm tours intertwine the festival’s and farm’s attractions. Continuous free entertainment is planned throughout the four days along with festive food concoctions including kettle corn, pulled pork sandwiches, and breaded Hoosier tenderloins to bring a distinctive flavor to the annual event.  Visit:

Jasper Strassenfest

July 31 - August 3, 2014   in Jasper, Indiana

The 35th Annual Strassenfest - Located in beautiful, scenic and historic Jasper Indiana, the Jasper Strassenfest is a family-oriented street festival with German music, food, dancing, rides, games, beer garden and car show. Becoming the greatest attraction in southern Indiana , the festival features traditional events and activities, carnival rides, 32 booths and games spread over several locations, with major events on and near the square in the very heart of Jasper. Visit:

Indiana State Fair

August  1-17, 2014   in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Indiana State Fair, nationally recognized as America's premiere showcase of agriculture, youth, education and entertainment, is the 6th oldest State Fair in the country. Originating in 1852, the fair has seen such highlights as a performance by the Beatles in 1964, and appearances of famous visitors like Muhammad Ali, Bob Hope, the Beatles, John Phillip Sousa, Sonny & Cher, the Jackson 5, Elvis Presley, John Mellencamp, President John F. Kennedy, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.  Visit:

Swiss Wine Festival

August 21-24, 2014   in Vevay, Indiana

Indiana wines, twirling batons and culinary delights that will tempt your taste buds await as the Swiss Wine Festival celebrates as well as salutes the cultural heritage of Switzerland County, Indiana. Now in its 42st year, the four-day event, held on Vevay's riverfront, uniquely blends tradition and fun for the whole family. From opening day on Thursday to closing time on Sunday evening the Swiss Wine Festival caters to all ages and interests.  Visit:

Marshall County Blueberry Festival

August 30 - September 2, 2013  in Plymouth, Indiana

Held over Labor Day weekend the Blueberry Festival is one of the Midwest's premier events and has been named a "Top 100 Event" in North American by the American Bus Association in 1997, 1999 and again in 2007.  Attractions of Indiana's largest four-day festival include over 300 craft vendors from all across the United States and 100 food booths featuring everything from blueberry pies to donuts, sports activities, hot air balloons, Labor Day parade and spectacular fireworks display. Visit:

Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art

September  27 & 28, 2014 Madison, Indiana

Come experience Southern Indiana's premiere outdoor arts event now in its 43rd year, The Madison Chautauqua Festival of Art takes place on the last full weekend in September of each year. Beginning as a sidewalk art sale in the early 70s, the event grew to become a thriving and highly respected juried fine arts and crafts show. Today, Madison’s historic district welcomes thousands of visitors during this two-day event showcasing more than 275 exhibitors. Visit:  

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

October 4 & 5, 2014   in West Lafayette, Indiana

The 46th Annual Feast is Ranked as a "Top 100 Event" in North American by the American Bus Association in 2008, the Feast of the Hunters' Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans which took place Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid 1700s. A tradition for more than 42 years, the feast is held annually in early autumn on the banks of the Wabash River, four miles southwest of West Lafayette.  


Parke County Covered Bridge Festival

October 10-19, 2014  in Parke County, Indiana

Starting on the 2nd Friday each October , this countywide festival is nationally known as one of the largest of it’s kind in the USA, and is also said to be Indiana’s largest festival. Showcasing 31 covered bridges around the county, 9 communities offer a wide array of shopping and a variety of food. The Parke County Covered Bridge Festival was the 2005 winner of Travelocity “Big Secrets Local Finds”.  Visit:

Our favorite events for 2014! 
Indiana Home Page Indianapolis 500 - May  - 2013!
The Garden Tractor Pull at the Blueberry Festival

Our tourism department comes up with the list each year and selects the top 10 based upon significant anniversaries, unique events and those with large attendance. Hundreds  of events are scheduled around the State of Indiana for 2014.   Below are the Top 10 Events of 2014 that are listed in the  annual vacation guide/calendar of events covering  events across the State of Indiana,

including events in Indianapolis.

Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival - August!
Indiana State Fair - one of the largest in the USA!