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 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!
March 18, 2023
A one-day festival with student art displays and performances, multicultural workshops I music and art, student craft projects, and more! Free admission.
April 8, 2023
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
August 18-19, 2023
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 17, 2023
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.
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.
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The 34 passenger people-mover is available for private, historic tours, wedding celebration shuttle services, public events, and much more.
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