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One Destination, Endless Possibilities… Downtowns | Scenic Drives | Signature Foods | Quilt Gardens | Historic Sites | Unique Shops


Drive The Heritage Trail

Voted a USA Today Readers Choice and named one of America’s “Most Scenic Drives” This scenic winding loop explores welcoming communities, area attractions and Amish life. It’s easy to follow, packed with fun facts, and best of all, you set the pace. Start with a Free audio driving tour (available in CD or digital download)

Quilt Gardens

It’s free, it’s fun and it’s fantastic!

Quilt Gardens


friendly hometown hospitality



You’ll find everything RV here in the RV Capital



Experience vacation variety with activities galore.


Gateway Mile

A set-your-own-pace walking tour.

Gateway Mile

Itins & Top Tens

Find the best of everything here.

Itins & Top Tens

Spring Into Art

Apr 17th - Apr 18th, 2015 7:00 PM - 10:00 AM

This free event is a celebration of the arts featuring the work of 40+ regional artists, free hands-on workshops, demonstrations and more! Proceeds from the sale benefit the Friends of the Nappanee Public Library. The show will take place April 17 (7 - 9 pm) & 18 (10 am - 6 pm), 2015, at Coppes Commons, the renovated furniture factory just blocks from downtown Nappanee.

Midwest Museum of American Art presents "An Artist's Still Life"

Multiple Dates 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

“An Artist’s Still Life” is an exhibit of sixty pieces featuring paintings, drawings, and prints depicting inanimate objects by artists who have worked over the past 100+ years in America. The exhibit opens on Friday, April 3 and will continue on view through the museum’s 36th Anniversary and conclude on Sunday, July 12.

25th Annual Gathering of Quilters

Apr 18th - Apr 18th, 2015 8:30 AM - 8:30 AM

The 25th Annual Gathering of Quilters is a one day quilting event. Pre-registration provides you entry into the event: Quilt display, guest speaker Bill Kerr, vendors with the latest quilting supplies, lunch, event pin, door prizes and tote bag. General admission is available and welcome the day of the event. However general admission does not include: Lunch, door prizes, and tote bags. More information: http://www.25thannualgatheringofquilters.org/

Lemonade Day Workshops

Apr 18th - Apr 18th, 2015 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Concord Mall Conference Center - Lemonade Day Elkhart County is hosting a FREE workshop at Concord Mall for kids to learn about Lemonade Day. After picking up a backpack, students can participate in a workshop that will focus on: (1) putting a business plan together, reviewing the workbook & explaining how to spend a little, save a little and Share a little; (2) teaching the importance of giving back to your community and how you can make a difference; (3) the value of money, budgeting and learning how to set up a savings account and setting goals for future spending -- like college; (4) building an awesome Lemonade Day stand!

Linton's Fall & Winter Seminars and Workshops

Multiple Dates 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Everyone is invited to attend our free, informative Saturday Seminars. Workshops have fees. Seating is limited, and must be reserved in advance by calling 574-293-9699, ext 0 or emailing jenn@lintons.com. Topics include: Adding a “Punch of Color” with silks and decorative accessories, Landscape 101- Learn the basics from the Linton’s pros, The Gardener’s Calendar- Learn what to do & when to do it, Create & Take your very own Fairy Garden $10 + cost of materials Check Linton's website for exact classes, dates and times.

Children's Fair

Apr 18th - Apr 18th, 2015 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

FREE Silly Safari's Shows featuring Austin Conda! Show times 12:30p and 2p with meet and greets in between shows. Child Care and other child related businesses and organizations will be on site with tons of fun for kids! Registration forms can be picked up at Customer Service. For additional information contact Barbara Gingerich, Education Specialist, Early Childhood Alliance at directorsroundtable@gmail.com.

Along the Heritage Trail

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  • This weekend #INAMishCountry:Play: ECT's production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins at the Bristol Opera HouseFriday and Saturday: Spring Into Art at Coppes CommonsFriday: Dino Kartsonakis at the Blue Gate Blue Gate Restaurant & Theater; Organist Clark Wilson performs at The Lerner Theatre for Spite Marriage.Saturday: 25th Annual Gathering of Quilters Northern Indiana Event Center, JA & Lemonade Day serving Elkhart County at Concord Mall Conference Center & Children's Fair also going on at the mall, Don Williams at the Blue Gate Theatre, Byrd & Streett at Essenhaus Heritage Hall, and Shawn Klush at the Lerner.Sunday: Elkhart Municipal Band Free Civil War Concert at the Lerner. For more information visit our events page.

  • An Amish Country local flavor fav! YUM!

  • SoMa Campaign 2014

    Key stakeholders support downtown Elkhart's SoMa revitalization plan. Watch now!

  • Tuesday May 5th the Shipshewana Flea Market & Auction will be open for the 2015 season!#INAmishCountry the flea market has become a staple in bargain shopping bliss for both visitor's & residents alike.If you haven't been before I recommend a visit. Whatever you may be searching for you'll probably find there.Tip: Check out their website for hours, maps and details to help make your experience easy & fun! http://bit.ly/lS12PiIf you have been before, what was your greatest find? ~Mike

  • Quilt Gardens along the Heritage Trail

    More than a million vibrant blooms • 20 gigantic gardens and 21 hand-painted super-sized murals • 7 welcoming communities • Annually May 30 - October 1 Visit QuiltGardens.com for more information

  • Mark it in your calendars now! Elkhart Jazz Festival is June 19-21.Headliners:Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Friday - Lerner TheatreDavid Sanborn (Official) Saturday - Lerner TheatreALL-STAR SUNDAY JAM Sunday - Lerner TheatreAlong with:Bucky Pizzarelli, Davina and The Vagabonds, Gene Knific Trio, Hot Club of Detroit, Jazz Assemblage, Ken Peplowski, Kris Brownlee, Old Style Sextet, Rica Obsesion, Stephanie Trick, Tim Cunningham Music Page, Tony Monaco, Fareed Haque, and many more.And Local favorites: Truth in Jazz, VibeNation, and the Whistle Pigs The festival showcases more than 100 performers and draws an audience of 15,000 to our community celebration of America's classic art form - jazz. ~Mindy

  • 2013 Fall Flower Carpets

    Fall Flower Carpets / October 1 - 12, 2013 North America's only Fall Flower Carpets will create dazzling, showy displays in the downtowns of Elkhart and Nappanee October 1 -12. Each gorgeous garden will share a "Celebrate the Arts" theme and be crafted with over 7,000 mums -- the diva of fall flowers. Both will fill an entire city block with vibrant color! Fun, complementing events will add to the show. Elkhart Along the RiverWalk in the Arts & Entertainment District Elkhart's Flower Carpet mirrors the graceful architectural elements of downtown's riverfront Ruthmere Mansion Nappanee Downtown at the Nappanee Center Nappanee's Flower Carpet pattern honors its history of craftsmanship and artistry in woodworking. Nighttime illumination and music will enhance this one-of-a-kind design

  • April is National Soft Pretzel Month. Lucky for us that this weekend also starts Goshen Dining Days. For one week, Jo Jo's Pretzels will have pretzel and a drink for $5. ~Mindy

  • Amish Country

    #INAmishCountry Great War Lecture Series: Influenza 1918 at the Elkhart County Historical Museum at 7pm. http://t.co/0YxEpJJ86S

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