La Porte LakeFest

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July 26 - July 28, 2024

City of La Porte, Indiana

Pine, Stone and Clear Lakes

COMING SOON!

Soul Asylum Logo

Concert and Fireworks

Presented by Mayor Tom Dermody/The City of La Porte

Date:

Saturday, July 27

Location:

Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater

La Porte, IN 46350

Dave Pirner – Vocals, Guitar

Michael Bland – Drums

Ryan Smith – Lead Guitar

Jeremy Tappero – Bass

Details:

We’re thrilled to have Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum selling rock band Soul Asylum as the headliner for LakeFest 2024!

Since the ’80s, Soul Asylum have been one of the most inspiring and hardworking bands in the rock scene, a group known for their raucous but emphatic combination of punk energy, guitarfueled firepower, and songs that range from aggression to heartfelt.

6:30PM – Neil Allesee
7:15PM – Mike + the Boys
8:40PM – Fireworks over Clear Lake
9PM – Soul Asylum

Neil Allesee

Mike + The Boys

P1 AquaX Jet Ski Races

Presented by Visit Michigan City La Porte

Date:

  • Saturday, July 27 @ 10AM-4PM (Kids Day)
  • Sunday, July 28 @ 10AM-4PM (Cornhole Tournament)

Location:

Stone Lake Beach

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

P1 AquaX is one of the largest and fastest growing watercraft championships in the world! Enjoy all the FREE action as the top racers from across the nation compete. Delicious food trucks and a beer garden are available. Stop out and watch ‘em tear up the surf all weekend long!

On Saturday, July 27, the City of La Porte Park and Recreation and La Porte County Parks are bringing a slew of fun kid activities to the beach. Check back soon for a full schedule!

Grass Volleyball Tournament

Presented by EVP Volleyball

Dates:

  • Saturday, July 27 @ 9 AM

Location:

Fox Park (Ron Reed Field)
La Porte, Indiana 46350

Details:

Get the competition started this summer by joining in on the LakeFest Volleyball Tournament! Adult-only divisions include Advance 3-person, Rec-Intermediate 4-person, and Corporate 6-person. Sign up so you can slam those spikes in hopes of becoming the 2024 LakeFest Volleyball Champion. Pre-register at the link below.

Mountain Biking

Presented by Northern Indiana Mountain Bike Association

Dates:

  • Friday, July 26, 6PM – Mountain Bike Group Ride
  • Saturday, July 27, 9AM – Mountain Bike Skills Clinic

Location:

Soldiers Memorial Park
La Porte, Indiana 46350

Details:

Join our amazing local volunteers and NIMBA to explore the 8 miles of trails! While the clinic is for beginners, we encourage mountain bike enthusiasts of all skill levels to come out and enjoy riding.

Friday Night Live

Presented by Mayor Tom Dermody/City of La Porte

Dates:

  • Friday, July 26, 4PM – 11PM

Location:

Fox Park
La Porte, Indiana 46350

Details:

Join us to kickoff LakeFest weekend at a very special Friday Night Live, happening from 4-11 p.m. on Friday, July 26, held along Clear Lake in Fox Park! This FREE event is packed with music, food, art, fitness, and entertainment for the whole community. Experience the recent renovations at Fox Park, including the new multiuse trail around Clear Lake.

H.Y.P.E. Productions, one of the nation’s leading entertainment and production services, provides musical vibes all evening. Based out of the Chicago area, H.Y.P.E. has been performing all over the United States since 1997, with more than 10,000 events under their belt. With a combination of DJ and live musicians, the group promises an interactive experience of music, contests and surprises to keep the amphitheater rockin’ all night.

Adding to the excitement, the Futboleros, dubbed the “Harlem Globetrotters of Soccer,” will dazzle the crowd with their professional freestyle athletes showcasing incredible soccer tricks. This unique soccer entertainment group brings boundless energy and captivating performances to your feet.

Satisfy your taste buds at the food trucks offering a variety of delicious options and relax at the beer garden with a prime view of the amphitheater stage. Family-friendly activities, including a photo scavenger hunt and game demonstrations, as well as fitness classes and art demonstrations, will also be available. Stay tuned for the full schedule of activities!

Additionally, Purdue Northwest (PNW) will be joining in the festivities, adding their own special touch to the event. Get ready for an unforgettable evening of fun and community spirit at Friday Night Live @ LakeFest!

Clear Lake Craft Market

Presented by Mayor Dermody/The City of La Porte

Date:

Saturday, July 27 @ 9AM – 3PM

Location:

Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

Shop artisan vendors in beautiful Fox Park overlooking Clear Lake! FREE admission. Live music all day, food trucks and much more. Interested vendors apply at the link below.

collective market

Bolt for the Heart, Play for Jake
5k Run/Walk

Presented by Franciscan Health

Date:

Saturday, July 27 @ 8AM

Location:

Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater

La Porte, IN 46350 

Details:

Kick off a great Saturday of LakeFest events by participating in the annual Bolt for the Heart/Play for Jake 5K Run/Walk! The focus of Bolt for the Heart is to save as many lives as possible, by placing automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in our law enforcement heroes’ patrol cars. Pre-register at the link below. The run/walk begins and ends at the Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater in Fox Park.

Downtown Market & Street Dance

Presented by Co-ops Shops/The City of La Porte

Date:

Friday, July 29 @ 5PM – 10PM

Location:

La Stitch

Monroe Street & Lincolnway

Details:

Food trucks, vendors and family fun, followed by dancing to the Middle of the Road Band.

Catalina Wine Mixer Concert
Opening Act: DJ

Presented by Mayor Tom Dermody/The City of La Porte

Get ready to kick off 2023 La Porte LakeFest with a bang! The Catalina Wine Mixer Band will be taking the stage on Friday night at Stone Lake Beach for an unforgettable performance that you won’t want to miss. Best of all, this concert is free for all attendees! Come on out with your family and friends, grab a cold drink, and enjoy the lively tunes of this incredible band as you dance the night away under the stars. It’s the perfect way to start your LakeFest weekend!

Date:

Friday, July 28 @ 6PM

Location:

Stone Lake Beach, La Porte, IN 46350

Justin Roberts Family Concert
Opening Act: Matt Kalita Magic

Presented by Mayor Tom Dermody/The City of La Porte

Join us for an unforgettable family-friendly concert at the Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater during La Porte LakeFest! On Friday night, Justin Roberts will be taking the stage to perform an incredible set that’s sure to delight audiences of all ages. But that’s not all – the evening will be kicked off with a captivating magic show by Matt Kalita that will leave you in awe. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to enjoy an evening of family-friendly entertainment at LakeFest! 

Date:

Friday, July 28 @ 6PM

Location:

Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater

La Porte, IN 46350

Kids Fun Zone

Presented by City of La Porte and Recreation Department/La Porte County Public Library

Date:

Saturday, July 27 @ 9AM – 11AM

Location:

Unity Park

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

Looking for a fun-filled morning for your kids? We’ve got a variety of games and activities planned for the 2024 LakeFest Kids Fun Zone, guaranteed to provide endless laughs and entertainment for kids of all ages. From classic games to arts and crafts stations, there will be no shortage of fun to be had.

Kids will love getting soaked in a sea of foam while dancing to their favorite tunes. It’s the ultimate party atmosphere that your kids won’t soon forget. Bring your little ones down to the shore of Pine Lake and let the good times roll at the Kids Fun!

Venetian Boat Parade

Presented by La Porte Area Lakes Association/La Porte Yacht Club

Date:

Saturday, July 27 @ 7PM 

Location:

Pine Lake/La Porte Yacht Club

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

Line up starts at 6:30PM on Pine Lake at Ski Beach for the parade, which will begin at approximately 7PM. There will be a lead boat to follow. 

Yacht Club open to the public with food beginning at Noon, with music from 6PM-9PM. 

Decorate your vessel and parade around Pine Lake. Prizes awarded. The Yacht Club is open all day for music, food, and fun. More details to come. 

  • Boats must be signed up at Hubers Marine on Pine Lake Ave to have a chance to win prizes 
  • Line up starts at 6:30PM on Pine Lake at Ski Beach for the parade; there will be a lead boat to follow. 
  • Cost is $25 per boat payable when signing up at Hubers 
  • Theme must be all ages appropriate 
  • Judging will be done from docks of La Porte Yacht Club at 8PM 
  • La Porte Yacht Club will be open to the public to enjoy the parade, with music and food 
  • Winners will be notified on La Porte Lake Association Facebook page & personally notified 
  • Prizes will be available to pick up August 2 at Hubers 
  • Sponsored by La Porte Lake Association & La Porte Yacht Club 

Cornhole Tournament

Presented by La Porte Young Professionals

Date:

Sunday, July 28@ 11AM

Location:

Stone Lake Beach

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

Show off your cornhole skills while enjoying the P1 AquaX Jet Ski Races on the shores of Stone Lake Beach! Registration begins at 10AM and is $30/2-Person Team. If you have any further questions, please email lindsayj@laportepartnership.com. 

Food trucks and a beer garden with cash bar will be available. More details to come.

Car Show

Presented by Rusted Knuckles Car/Truck Club

Date:

Sunday, July 28 @ 8AM – Noon

Location:

Fox Park

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

Rusted Knuckles presents the second annual LakeFest Cruise In. Stop by and enjoy a morning with other car people, talk cars, shop builds, etc. Anything on wheels … so let the talk begin. Cruise in style; first 100 cars will receive dash plaque. Last year turned out amazing so let’s make this year even better! 

Kids Nerf Gun Battle

Presented by La Porte County Family YMCA

Date:

Sunday, July 28 @ 1PM – 2PM

Location:

Fox Park – Shelter #4

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

Bring your kids down to Fox Park on Sunday for a FREE and action-packed Nerf Gun Battle! With plenty of obstacles to hide behind and strategic locations to take cover, kids can unleash their inner warriors and engage in a thrilling battle with their friends. The battle will be carefully monitored and supervised by adults, ensuring the safety of all participants. It’s the perfect opportunity for kids to burn off some energy and have a blast during LakeFest!

Fiesta del Lago Concert

Presented by Mayor Tom Dermody/The City of La Porte

Date:

Sunday, July 28 @ Noon- 3PM

Location:

Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

Get ready to immerse yourself in the vibrant Latin culture at LakeFest! The Fiesta del Lago Concert will feature a lively celebration of Latin music and dancing that will have you moving all afternoon long. But that’s not all – we’ll also have a variety of food trucks serving up delicious cuisine and a beer garden where you can grab a cold drink and socialize with friends. Stay tuned for more details on this exciting event that you won’t want to miss.