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Our Annual Events

Lights at Paradise

Decemeber 17th 5 PM - 8 PM

Lights at Paradise

Park downtown and head to Paradise Spring Historical Park to take a walk on the paved trail and enjoy the festive lights, decorations, and interactive displays while you snack on free cookies, coffee, and hot chocolate provided by the Church of Christ at Treaty. Father Christmas will be onsite ready to hear Christmas wishes and pose for family photos. The Wabash County Museum is offering a free kids’ activity with the museum staff and the chance to see the museum transformed for the holiday season. Charley Creek Gardens is lit up and ready for your annual yule time stroll and will have a free kids’ activity. 

Trolley No.85 will be running a continuous loop between locations which also includes a 5-minute stop at Lights for Riley, located inside Candlelight Village. This extraordinary outdoor light display is animated and synchronized with festive holiday music. Riders will remain on the trolley during this stop.

Enjoy the lights from now until January 8th!

First Fridays - Downtown Wabash

First Fridays in February - December

First Fridays - Downtown Wabash

The monthly street festival is jam-packed with food trucks, live music, downtown shopping, and vendors.
Downtown Wabash First Fridays are sponsored by Crossroads Bank and Pettit Printing, Wabash County Museum, Beacon Credit Union & KISS 95.9 FM.

Stay tuned for the themed for each month!

FAME Festival

March 18, 2023

FAME Festival

A one-day festival with student art displays and performances, multicultural workshops I music and art, student craft projects, and more! Free admission.

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Bunny Bash

April 8, 2023

Bunny Bash

A morning of free Easter-themed activities including a mini-Easter egg hunt in the hedge maze, sculpting on the labyrinth, dying Easter eggs, pictures with the Easter Bunny, and more

Peabody Tulip Festival

April 29, 2023

Peabody Tulip Festival

Celebrate the beautiful acres of tulips that bloom on Peabody’s campus. Enjoy food, a tulip treasure hunt with prizes, live music, horse and wagon rides, kid’s activities, and more. 

Wabash Farmer's Market

Saturdays from May to September

Wabash Farmer's Market

Wabash Farmers Market is the happening place to be Saturday mornings from May to September. Find local produce, soaps, baked goods, pottery, art and much more!

2nd Fridays on Main

Second Fridays in June - September

2nd Fridays on Main

Shop, Gather & Dine” in North Manchester for the new “2nd Fridays on Main” hosted by Manchester Alive: Main Street Chamber Alliance. Enjoy live music, vendors, kid’s activities and so much more as we celebrate community in 2023.

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Summer Music Series

Every Thursday in June 2023

Summer Music Series

Enjoy live music, food, and drinks on the plaza at the Honeywell Center. Bring your own chairs and enjoy the FREE show!

Lagro Good Ole Days

June 16-18, 2023

Lagro Good Ole Days

A three-day festival full of food, music, and fun. Enjoy a parade, car show, kid’s activities, a tractor pull, a beer tent, and more.

Wabash County 4-H Fair

July 15-22, 2023

Wabash County 4-H Fair

Livestock judging and competitions, tractor pull, live music, 4-H auction, food vendors, games, rides, and more.

Dave Kunkel Cruise In Car Show

August 18-19, 2023

Dave Kunkel Cruise In Car Show

One of the largest 2-day car shows in the area. Over 400 vehicles on display. A judging contest, door prizes, food vendors, and more.

Sidewalk Sales

August 18-19, 2023

Sidewalk Sales

Enjoy a full day of mega sales at your favorite stores and boutiques in downtown Wabash. Grab your family and friends and make a day out of it!

Founder's Day Festival

September 16, 2023

Founder's Day Festival

Make plans to join us for a day filled with fun, food, and activities! Don’t miss the parade beginning, family activities, food trucks, portrayers, as well as additional vendors at Paradise Spring Historical Park.

Roann Covered Bridge Festival

September 8 - 11 2023

Roann Covered Bridge Festival

A four-day festival that includes free live entertainment, food and craft vendors, one of the area’s largest car shows, a motorcycle show, and a huge parade.

Long Lake Fall Festival

Weekends September - October

Long Lake Fall Festival

Enjoy fall in Wabash County at Long Lake. There are oodles of kids’ activities including hay rides, a bounce house, gem mining, boat rides, a ninja warrior course, and more. There is also a pumpkin patch and fall decor for sale.

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Wabash Cannonball Chili Cook-off

October 21, 2023

Wabash Cannonball Chili Cook-off

Known as the largest chili cook-off east of the Mississippi, you can taste over 100 chilies and vote for your favorite run for just $5. All funds are earmarked for local charities.  CASI-sanctioned and blind-tasting divisions are available.

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Jingle Jubilee

November 17, 2023

Jingle Jubilee

Celebrate the annual lighting of the courthouse, see Santa and his reindeer, and shop sale specials from the Downtown Wabash shops and boutiques. Kids enjoy winter activities throughout Downtown. Trolley No. 85 will be decorated for the holidays to take you around Downtown.

Light Up The Town

December 1, 2023

Light Up The Town

Enjoy a Parade of Lights, the arrival of Santa and his reindeer, tree lighting, an ugly sweater contest, and the best beard contest all happening in downtown North Manchester. The holidays feel like home with this charming annual event.

Reserve Trolley No.85 For Your Next Event

The 34 passenger people-mover is available for private, historic tours, wedding celebration shuttle services, public events, and much more.

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Be the first to know about new and upcoming tours and get access to purchase tickets in advance of the on sale date to the public!

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