Kendallville Recreation & Events
Learn more about special events listed here in our community.
732 S. Allen Chapel Rd Kendallville
Bixler Lake Park (Beach, Camping)
1650 Lake Park Dr, Kendallville, IN 46755
524 S Allen Chapel Rd, Kendallville, IN 46755
400 Drake Rd, Kendallville, IN 46755
3005 Noble Hawk Dr, Kendallville, IN 46755
2702 Cobblestone Ln, Kendallville, IN 46755
Kendallville Golf Course
120 Weston Ave, Kendallville, IN 46755
Hidden Ego Volleyball & Event Center
555 W Ohio St, Kendallville, IN 46755
700 Garden St, Kendallville, IN 46755
401 E. Diamond St., Kendallville, IN 46755
221 S Main St, Kendallville, IN 46755
Noble County Fairgrounds
580 Fair St, Kendallville, IN 46755
Festivals & Events
Mother’s Day at the Mid-America Windmill Museum
Whether you build a kite from scratch or bring your own, everybody from toddler to grandparent can share the joy of flying a kite.
What could be more patriotic than listening to the Fort Wayne Philharmonic perform a variety of songs that invoke the American spirit, while watching the night sky light up with fireworks?
This week-long event is a sure sign that summer has arrived in Indiana! Whether you’re showing cattle, riding the Ferris Wheel, or eating funnel cakes, you’ll have a smile on your face at this fun, family-friendly week of festivities!
Various Fridays thru Summer
A new tradition in Kendallville, Food Truck Fridays are a great way to round out the week. Choose from a variety of food truck offerings, enjoy live music, and hang with your friends in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
Memorial and Labor Day Weekends at the Noble County Fairgrounds
Join over 100 campers, along with thousands of bluegrass lovers during this three day festival in the Spring and Fall. Jim Winger: 260-918-4790.
First Saturday in August
Each year, Kid City takes over the Noble Co. Fairgrounds and serves as a place to educate and inspire youth from. The event is staged in a pseudo-city made up of five neighborhoods filled with fun, tangible learning experi-ences for children young and old. Becky Calhoun: 260-636-2320.
First Weekend in October
Kendallville’s “signature” festival, this pioneer-themed weekend is full of music, entertainment, food, demonstrations, art, antiques, and so much more. Come early if you want a good parking spot!
Amanda Taylor: 260-463-4371
Weekends in December
Easily the prettiest Christmas light display in Kendallville, this annual holiday tradition at the museum amazes and enchants all who have the heart of a child.
This festival has something for everyone! Join us for the day in downtown Kendallville, as we dress up like the fairies, gnomes and trolls we’ve always wanted to be.
While you’re here, enjoy tasty treats from area food vendors (such as troll tacos and fairy popcorn), participate in crafts and fun activities, listen to great music, and shop the large assortment of unique artisan and vendor booths. You can also enjoy a bubble party, attend a high tea, enter the costume contest, and meet a real live unicorn!
Held during the Northern Indiana Bluegrass Festival, the community-wide garage sale is a great opportunity for you to unload that old couch, dish set or baby stroller. Trunk treasures is held the same day, with area vendors selling their handmade and/or one-of-a-kind specialty items to an eager crowd of shoppers from around the region.
This fun and unique car show attracts over 300 cars to downtown Kendallville each year. Come on out and see the variety for yourself while enjoying music and a variety of food. Prizes are awarded in several categories.
Each year, Kendallville invites local artists to participate in a public art exhibition by painting an object, which is then displayed on Main Street throughout the summer. One year it was birdhouses…another it was benches. Each year is something different and unique. At the end of the summer during the Kendallville Car Show, the items are auctioned off to the highest bidder and prizes are awarded.
Step back in time to visit the pioneer days in downtown Kendallville. Vendors will be there to greet you with a smile, along with variety of food, art, gift items and other sundries.
Vintage Market offers residents and visitors to the area a walkable alternative to the crowded Apple Festival that takes place the same day at the Noble County Fairgrounds.
Trick or Treat safely with your family in downtown Kendallville. Storefront merchants will be passing out all sorts of candies and confections from 10-11am. When you’re done collecting your treats, head on over to the American Legion for a lunch and a costume judging contest for prizes.
Stop into the Chamber for some popcorn, hot cocoa and baked goods, then take a horse-drawn wagon ride through town to see all the beautiful lights on display. Afterwards, stop back in to the Chamber to enter the Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest and participate in our Decorated Wreath Silent Auction. What a great way to get in the Christmas spirit!
Always a favorite activity in downtown Kendallville, this is your first opportunity to see Santa Claus in town.
Bring a chair to sit, and a bag for the kids to fill with candy and treats. Then simply enjoy the beautiful Christmas floats, the marching band, and the Christmas camaraderie.