LA PORTE INDIANA
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July 28 - July 30, 2023
City of La Porte, Indiana
Pine, Stone and Clear Lakes
The City of La Porte is counting down the days until it is time for the third annual LakeFest! With our first two years being such a success, we are eagerly anticipating the upcoming 2023 summer celebration.
Running July 28th through July 30th, the festival boasts three days of music, art, food and fun for the whole family on La Porte’s Pine, Stone and Clear lakes. This event is the perfect occasion to showcase the city’s lakes and natural resources, as well as show neighboring communities what it means to be “Livin’ the Lake Life” in the City of La Porte.
This festival is a great opportunity for the residents of La Porte to get involved in our incredible community. We strive for LakeFest to be one of the most anticipated weekends of the summer!
Back by popular demand, this year’s main event, P1 AquaX Jet Ski Races, will take place on both Saturday and Sunday on Stone Lake. Anyone is welcome to stop by Stone Lake Beach to take part in the action, and we hope to see many familiar faces there!
Get ready for the ultimate family fun experience at the City of LaPorte LakeFest! Our festival offers a wide range of activities that cater to all ages, making it the perfect destination for a family outing. Kids will have a blast in the dedicated Kids Fun Zone, filled with exciting games and activities that will keep them entertained for hours on end. But that’s not all, music lovers are in for a treat with our incredible lineup of concerts, featuring talented artists that will have you dancing and singing along. On Saturday, we are even offering free admission to The Collective Artisan Market, where you can find unique and handcrafted items that make perfect souvenirs or gifts for your loved ones. With something for everyone in your family, LaPorte LakeFest promises to be an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss! We hope to see you there!
Parking & Road Closures
Road closures planned for this weekend’s LakeFest
La PORTE, IN (Jul. 26, 2023) – Road closures and parking availability have been announced as the City of La Porte gears up for its third annual LakeFest this weekend, according to Park Superintendent Mark Schreiber.
This Friday, July 28, through Sunday, July 30, a wide array of festivities will be held at La Porte’s Pine, Stone and Clear lakes. Featured events will include P1 AquaX races, live music, fireworks, sand volleyball tournaments, kids activities, an artisan market by The Collective and more. With events spread throughout the city, Schreiber said residents should be aware of road closures.
“The LakeFest Committee has put together a tremendous weekend of entertainment,” Schreiber said. “We worked hard to ensure there is something for everyone. We expect a large crowd for Saturday’s fireworks and concert, headlined by Everclear, so we encourage those attending these events to arrive early.”
The following roads will be closed over the weekend:
- Grangemouth Road: 8 a.m. Saturday, July 29, until 6 p.m. Sunday, July 30
- Hoelocker Drive: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, July 29, to any traffic – including pedestrians – for fireworks staging
Parking for LakeFest attendees will be available at the following locations:
- Friday through Sunday at Fox Park: Parking will be allowed in all the lots surrounding the Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater and Ron Reed Field. On Saturday only, the south lot off McClung Road will be closed from 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for The Collective Artisan Market and then opened at 5:30 p.m. for Premier Parking Pass holders only. Also on Saturday evening, parking will be allowed at Scharf Field and auxiliary lots off Truesdell across from The Banks and off Clear Lake Boulevard across from Dunes Event Center.
- Friday through Sunday at Soldiers Memorial Park: Parking will be allowed in the Stone Lake Beach House lot and along Grangemouth Road from the beach house to Lakeshore Drive on the east side of the road. Overflow parking will be allowed along Veterans Parkway and at the Park Office. The Cummings Lodge parking lot will be closed.
Schreiber also noted boats are encouraged on Stone Lake to enjoy the Catalina Wine Mixer concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday. However, Stone Lake will be temporarily closed to watercraft in order to host the P1 AquaX races from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
To learn more or view the full schedule of events, visit laportelakefest.com.
Concert headliners announced for City of La Porte's 2023 LakeFest
The City of La Porte’s third annual LakeFest is back and promises to be bigger than ever this year! The last weekend in July is sure to be a memorable one.
This year, we’re are taking our live entertainment to the next level, bringing in the iconic ‘90s alt-rock band, Everclear, for a free show on Saturday, July 29 at the Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater in Fox Park!
There won’t be a bad seat in the park for this free show, but if you’d like to get a little closer to the action, a limited number of premium stage-front passes will be available for sale.
Learn more about the Everclear concert and our other weekend events by checking out our LakeFest 2023 Schedule, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram if you haven’t already to stay updated with news, announcements, and fun content!