3 Annual Chesterton Events You Shouldn’t Miss

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Are you looking for something outside your normal routine to enjoy? Check out these great events in Chesterton, In. They are a great way to spend time with family and friends. They also make unplugging easy. With so much going on, you’ll have no trouble taking a break from electronics.

1.  Chesterton Art Fair

Artists of all kinds take over Dogwood Park on August third and fourth for the 61st Annual Chesterton Art Fair. Visitors have a chance to discover all types of art created by over 100 artists! You’ll be dazzled by the variety of mediums for sale and on display. You might even find that you can’t leave without that beautiful unique piece. While you’re there, bring a lawn chair to enjoy the live music and, of course, the food.

2. Hooked on Art Live Street Art Festival

Art of a different kind takes over Thomas Centennial Park on Saturday, September 21st, 2019. This festival is live! Each artist will be creating their work right in front of you using a variety of mediums including chalk. This Street art will be unlike anything you’ve seen. Be sure to bring the family. Kids will have plenty to do and even have an opportunity to have hands-on art experience in one of the many interactive art demonstrations. Don’t miss the Chalk Art Competition!.

3. Hometown Holiday Celebration

Take a break from your holiday preparations to enjoy the annual Hometown Holiday Celebration. Begin your celebration with a carriage ride through downtown. Participate in the tour of local shops during the retail open house. Businesses go out of their way to provide a wonderful shopping experience with specials, extended hours, and food and drinks. You’ll be able to attend the tree lighting ceremony to help welcome the holiday season. 

As the sky begins to turn, make sure you find your perfect parade-watching spot for the Twilight Parade. Bring your camera and plenty of batteries to capture the colorful characters and bands as they make their way down the street. Santa makes his grand entrance at the end of the parade. Stick around to spend time with Santa in his house.

Bring your friends and family. Dress weather appropriate with sturdy shoes to enjoy each event. Don’t forget your camera to capture the special memories you create at each amazing Chesterton event you shouldn’t miss! 

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