The Shelf Ice Brewfest is an outdoor winter beer festival hosted by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association. The event highlights Michigan City's 3 local breweries (Shoreline Brewery, Burn 'Em Brewing, and Zorn Brew Works) and brings together dozens of other regional breweries for a exhilerating experience.

The event also features a warming/music tent which features local bands, local food vendors, and a various games to play. 

For complete, up-to-date, official event details, please check back here closer to the event. In the meantime, please visit the event host's Facebook Page.

The St. Patrick's Parade is a fun event for all ages that brings bellow of bagpipes, and the laughter of children to the UAD. Each year dozens of businesses and organizations march in the parade, and MCMA hosts a pop-up beer garden at the Intersection of Franklin & 7th where adults can enjoy a libation while watching the parade.

Before the parade, many businesses offer fun activities for children such a face painting, hair dying, etc. There is also a "polar plunge" into Lake Michigan hosted in the morning. 

After the event, local restaurants and bars host a shuttle bus that allows adults to jump from bar to bar throughout the city to enjoy camaraderie.

For complete, up-to-date event details, please see our Facebook Event listed on MCMA's Facebook Page.

The First Friday Art Walk Summer Series is a monthly event hosted by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association during the months of May through September. The event features existing live performances and other happenings along Franklin Street in the UAD. The event is coupled with the longstanding First Friday Art Walk which is a multi-venue happening that occurs on the first Friday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. where local, uptown businesses open their doors to the public and host artists and their work. The Summer Series event adds to the First Friday Art Walk by brining fresh, new programming to the UAD monthly.

For complete, up-to-date, official event details, please view our monthy Facebook Events on the host's Facebook Page.

The Swale Music Festival is an all-ages event hosted by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association that is held in Wescott Park in the UAD. The event features nine whole hours of live local music with over 25 performances, fusing a variety of musical skills & genres. This ain't about playing it safe. This ain't about easy-listening. This event brings you to the edge of what live music can be.

People 21-and-over can sample a motley selection of local craft brews there are local food food vendors to keep you from getting hangry.

For complete, up-to-date, official event details, please check back here closer to the event. In the meantime, please visit the event host's Facebook Page.

The Taste of Michigan City is an annual event created and hosted by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association. It brings dozens of local restaurants to the Uptown Arts District giving people an opportunity to sample the many exciting varieties available in and around Michigan City. The event also brings in many musical acts and we host a beer garden that features several local breweries and wineries

For complete, up-to-date, official event details, please check back here closer to the event. In the meantime, please visit the event host's Facebook Page

 

The Great Lakes Grand Prix is an annual high speed boat race hosted by the LaPorte County Visitor's Bureau. The event features some of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats. Patrons can walk through Washington Park and chat with racers, team members, boat and jet ski owners over the 3 days leading up to the race on Sunday. The event also features live entertainment, food, and drinks.

For complete, up-to-date, official event details, please view the host's website below.

The Flame + Flair Halloween Festival hosted by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association is an annual festive Halloween event held on Franklin Street in the Uptown Arts District. The event includes a Thriller Dance that is performed by the local youth, trick-or-treating at the all of the downtown businesses, a haunted/themed house at Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts, and a fire dancing performance to close out the night.

For complete, up-to-date, official event details, please check back here closer to the event. In the meantime, please visit the event host's Facebook Page.