The 2017 Festival of the Lakes runs July 19th through July 23rd.


The Festival of the Lakes is a free admission event, but we do have a couple of rules and tips we would like you to follow.
(Note: Some items for sale are subject to Indiana sales tax.)


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  • 01

    All musical entertainment starts at 7:00pm! Don’t forget your lawn chairs and blankets!

  • 02

    Parking is $25. A three-day parking pass is available at the Hammond Civic Center for only $60.

  • 03

    Sorry, NO PETS, COOLERS, FOOD, UMBRELLAS, BICYCLES, CAMCORDERS, SIGNS/BILLBOARDS, or BULLHORNS(PERSONAL AMPLIFICATION DEVICES) are allowed. Limit of one bottle sealed/unopened water per visitor.

  • 04

    Unlimited Ride Wristbands are available for these days/times:
    Wednesday, 5pm to Close = $25
    Thursday, 5pm to Close = $25
    Sunday, Noon to 5pm = $25
    Wristbands can be purchased at any ticket window.

  • 05

    Individual ride tickets cost:
    $1 each, 18 for $15, or 30 for $28.
    Tickets can be purchased at any ticket window.

  • 06

    VIP Experience tickets are available for $50. This experience gets you close to the stage and provides discounted beer/alcohol.

  • 07

    Get a Carnival Mega Pass for only $50. The pass provides unlimited rides for the entirety of the Festival.

  • 08

    All persons entering the festival grounds area subject to a security inspection. All bags, purses, etc. are subject to a security inspection.

  • 09

    Illegal weapons and alcohol are strictly prohibited.

  • 10

    Other restrictions may apply.

Festival Parking

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