Special Events


Trash or Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale

Saturday, June 20 

8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

2020 Trash or Treasure Registration (PDF)

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Summer Market on the Lake

Thursdays, July 9 through October 8  

4 p.m. to 9 p.m. 

Festival Park

Come enjoy outdoor shopping featuring fresh produce, baked goods, ethnic & gourmet foods, jewelry, handmade crafts, a beer garden, and so much more! After your shopping is complete, stay for an evening of live entertainment in the Festival Park Bandshell beginning at 6 pm. Please call Hobart Events 219-942-4511 for more information.

Please click the link below for the 2020 Vendor application.

2020 Summer Market Vendor Application (PDF)


Independence Day Fireworks and Concert

* Cancelled *

Saturday, August 22

Fireworks @ dusk


Hobart Lakefront Festival

* Cancelled *

August 20 - 23

Festival Park  Come enjoy 4 days of FUN! There will be rockin’ bands, a beer garden, inflatable slides and obstacle courses for children and many arts and craft vendors to enjoy. Fun for everyone!
2020 Lakefront Festival Craft Vendor Application (PDF)
2020 Lakefront Festival Food Vendor Application (PDF)
Please also sign and return the Lakefront Festival Rules and Agreement (PDF)  if you are an accepted vendor. Thank you!

Dam Cardboard Regatta

Dam Duck Tape & Cardboard Regatta

* Cancelled *

Saturday August 22

4 p.m.

Festival Park   

Get creative and construct your boat entirely out of cardboard and duct tape race to the finish line. The boats will be on display beginning at Noon, so come out and take a look at the participant’s hard work!

Start building your boat today!

Sign your team up in the Parks Department office or get your registration form here: 

Cardboard Regatta Tips and Tricks (PDF)
Cardboard Regatta Rules (PDF)
Cardboard Regatta Construction (PDF) 

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Pumpkins in the Park   

Saturday, October 24 

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  

A fun filled, Halloween themed evening in downtown Hobart!

City Tree Lighting

Saturday, November 28

5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Celebrate the Holiday Season with a golf cart parade, live entertainment and a visit with Santa as we light up Hobart’s Tree!

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Hobart Holiday Market

Sunday, November 29 

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Police Court Complex

Are you looking for a unique gift? The Hobart Holiday Market has tons of unique gift items to choose from.

Enjoy a Sunday filled with Holiday Shopping from our unique vendors and baked goods by our very own Maria Reiner Senior Center, all while listening to your favorite Christmas Carols!


Contact Mayor’s Office of Events at 219-942-4511

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