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Indiana Special Events

Courtesy Visit Indiana

In addition to the Covered Bridge Festival and Heartland Film Festival, the Hoosier State hosts special events to satisfy a wide variety of interests.


  • Indianapolis 500 and 500 Festival,
  • Spirit of Vincennes Rendezvous, Vincennes


  • Bill Monroe Memorial Bluegrass Festival, Bean Blossom
  • Elkhart Jazz Festival, Elkhart
  • Masterworks Performing Arts Festival, Winona Lake


  • Circus City Days, Peru
  • Indiana Black Expo, Indianapolis
  • Pierogi Fest, Whiting


  • Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival, Nappanee
  • Auburn Cord Duesenberg Festival, Auburn
  • James Dean Festival, Fairmount


  • Feast of the Hunters’ Moon, Lafayette
  • Johnny Appleseed Festival, Fort Wayne
  • Wizard of Oz Festival, Valparaiso

Brian Jewell

Brian Jewell is the executive editor of The Group Travel Leader. In more than a decade of travel journalism he has visited 48 states and 25 foreign countries.