La Porte LakeFest

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July 26 - July 28, 2024

City of La Porte, Indiana

Pine, Stone and Clear Lakes

COMING SOON!

P1 AquaX Jet Ski Races

Presented by Visit Michigan City La Porte

Date:

  • Saturday, July 27 @ 10AM – 4PM
  • Sunday, July 28 @ 10AM – 4PM

Location:

Stone Lake Beach

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

AquaX is largest and fastest growing watercraft championship in the world! Enjoy all of the FREE action as the top racers from across the nation compete, as well as opportunities for local jet ski enthusiasts to try the course. Delicious food trucks and a beer garden available. Stop out and watch ‘em tear up the surf all weekend long!

Grass Volleyball Tournament

Presented by EVP Volleyball

Dates:

  • Friday, July 26th

Location:

Fox Park

La Porte, Indiana 46350

Details:

Can you dig it? Yes, we can! Bring your “A” game, because if the sand ain’t flying, you ain’t trying. Divisions offered for middle school, high school and adults (days and times TBD).

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:

Can you dig it? Yes, we can! Bring your “A” game, because if the sand ain’t flying, you ain’t trying. Divisions offered for middle school, high school and adults (days and times TBD).

Friday Night Live

Presented by Mayor Tom Dermody/City of La Porte

Dates:

  • Friday, July 26, -11pm

Location:

Fox Park
La Porte, Indiana 46350

Details:

Can you dig it? Yes, we can! Bring your “A” game, because if the sand ain’t flying, you ain’t trying. Divisions offered for middle school, high school and adults (days and times TBD).

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 with 40+ artisan vendors while supporting 4 local nonprofits! 

  • All ages welcome
  • Dog friendly
  • Free admission
  • Live music all day
  • Art by LPHS Students
  • Local Food and drink

Support local artisans, small businesses and nonprofits by checking out the Clear Lake Craft Market at the 2024 City of La Porte LakeFest!

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:

The Kiwanis Club of La Porte is proud to put on another fun community 5k run/walk.  All proceeds will go to help the Kiwanis Club fund projects that benefit the youth of our community.  The run will be a simple and scenic out-and-back style course that follows the Chessie Trail here in La Porte.  

The start of the race will be off of Truesdale Road, near the Fox Park Amphitheater.

The race will begin at 8 AM central time.  Registration and packet pick up will be the morning of the event, starting at 7 AM.

Come out and help us celebrate the city of La Porte’s Lake Fest weekend and support the Kiwanis Club!!

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 activity for your kids on a Saturday morning? We’ve got a variety of games and activities planned at the 2023 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’s 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 shores of Pine Lake and let the good times roll at the Kids Fun Zone during the City of LaPorte LakeFest!

Art Alexakis – Vocals, Guitar

Davey French – Guitar

Freddy Herrera – Bass

Brian Nolan – Drums

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

Details:

Details TBA

Midwest Hype

James Neary

Venetian Boat Parade

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

Date:

Saturday, July 27 @ 7PM

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 from noon-9 p.m., with music from 6-9 p.m.

Location:

Pine Lake/La Porte Yacht Club

La Porte, IN 46350

Details:

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

  • Boats must be signed up at Hubers Marina 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.
  • Yacht Club open to the public with food from noon-9 p.m., with music from 6-9 p.m.
  • 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 Facebook, La Porte Lake Association page & personally notified
  • Prizes will be available to pick up Aug 2nd at Hubers
  • Sponsored by La Porte Lake Association & La Porte Yacht Club
  • For questions email Jeff Matusik at: info@laportelakeassociation.com

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! Join the La Porte Young Professionals for the City of La Porte LakeFest Cornhole Tournament on Sunday, July 31st beginning at 11AM at Stone Lake Beach by the Beach House.

Registration begins at 10AM and is $30/2-Person Team. If you have any further questions, please email lindsayj@laportepartnership.com

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

Car Show

Presented by Rusted Kuncles Car/Truck Club

Date:

Sunday, July 28 @ 8AM – Noon

Location:

Fox Park

La Porte, IN 46350

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 LaPorte LakeFest! The Fiesta del lago Concert will feature a lively celebration of Latin music and dancing that will have you moving and grooving all afternoon long. But that’s not all – we’ll also have a variety of food trucks serving up delicious Latin 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!