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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

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.

Soul-Winning Conference

Apr 19th - Apr 22nd, 2015 9:30 AM - 7:48 PM

Our church family invites you to a Soul-Winning Conference April 19th - 22nd The goal of the conference is to help Christians share our faith without fear. The final command Jesus gave us before He ascended to Heaven was to go into all the world and preach the gospel. We want to help train and equip the saints to share the gospel message with the world. Pastor Peter Lopez, from Faith Baptist Church in Avon, IN will present at this conference. The messages on Sunday will begin with Sunday school at 9:30 followed by the morning service at 10:30. After a break for lunch, we will resume for a 1pm service. The services on Monday through Wednesday begin at 7pm. We are encouraging pastors and members of other churches to attend this conference. We understand that you may already have a home church with services on Sunday and Wednesday, which is why the witnessing techniques will be emphasized on Monday and Tuesday. If you have any additional questions, please email us at hpbcpastor@gmail.com. If we don't share our faith, Christianity is only ONE generation from extinction.

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.

Elkhart Municipal Band Free Civil War Concert

Apr 19th - Apr 19th, 2015 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

A free commemorative concert marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s conclusion.

Assasins by Elkhart Civic Theatre

Multiple Dates 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Fans of composer Stephen Sondheim will recognize this musical. “Assassins” lives up to its title with a more-than-slightly-skewed look at nine individuals who, in the course of American history, have tried — successfully and not — to kill the president. Produced off-Broadway in 1990, it came to Broadway in 2004, winning five Tony Awards.

Earth Day Drop-In Activities

Apr 21st - Apr 21st, 2015 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring the family to Wellfield Botanic Gardens for some Earth Day fun on Tuesday, April 21st. You and your children can discover the wonders of the Gardens through hands-on exploration and crafts, while helping to take care of our planet. Activities will take place after school between 3:30 pm and 5:00 pm under the education tent. Drop-in to get some fresh air, enjoy the spring, and connect with Mother Nature this Earth Day. Activities are appropriate for ages 4-12 but any age is welcome to explore. Activities will take place outdoors, please dress for the weather. No registration necessary. Free. For more information call 574-266-2006 or visit our website www.wellfieldgardens.org.

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  • SoMa Campaign 2014

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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.

  • 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

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  • 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

  • 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

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  • 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