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Mayor Anthony Copeland proudly brings back fun to East Chicago.  
We have a full line of safe, fun-filled events planned for this year.

The Special Events Team has been hard at work on the following events.

*All events are subject to change.


Annual Easter Drive Thru
Saturday, April 2, 2022
Online Registration opens 
February 14th ends March 18th
Washington Park
1615 E. 142nd Street

Earth Day / Arbor Day
Friday, April 22, 2022
Nunez Park
10 am - 2 pm


Ladies Sr. Brunch / Flower Show
Friday, May 26, 2022
Washington Park Greenhouse Patio
1615 E. 142nd Street
Noon – 3 pm


Movie Night in the Park
Encanto Night
June 23, 2022
Tod Park
140th & Indianapolis Blvd
6 pm, movie at dusk
Social distanced outdoors

Rhythm & Soul Fest (Black Music Month)
One Way featuring Al Hudson
Food Trucks
Saturday, June 25, 2021
Washington Park
142nd & Parrish Ave.
4 pm – 9 pm


Independence Day Celebration Citywide
Sunday, July 3, 2022
5 locations 9pm

Movie Night in the Park
Thursday, July 7, 2022
Sunnyside Park
6 pm Movie at Dusk

Movie Night at Little League Field
Mr. 3000 featuring Bernie Mac
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Kenny Lofton Little League
144th & Elm Street
6 pm Movie at Dusk

Salsa in the Park
With Jose Alberto “El Canario”
Saturday, July 30, 2022
Washington Park Pavilion
2pm - 8pm


A Fusion of Food, Fun & Music
August, 6 & 7, 2022
Jeorse Park Beach
3501 Aldis Avenue
Saturday, and Sunday
5 pm - 11 pm

National Night Out Against Crime
Tuesday, August 2, 2022
Jerose Park Beach 
5 pm - 7 pm

City of East Chicago & Lions Club Annual Beach Clean Up
Saturday, August 13, 2022
Jeorse Park Beach 
3501 Aldis Ave
9 am to Noon

Seniors on the Lake 
Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Limited seating
East Chicago Marina
11am - 2pm

Kielbasa Fest
Celebrating Polish Heritage
Saturday, August 20, 2022
Kosciuszko Park 
151st Street. & Indianapolis Blvd.
2 pm to 8 pm

National Dog Day & Pet Fair
Friday, August 26, 2022
Tod Park
140th & Indianapolis Blvd
5pm - 7pm


Mexican Independence Day Parade. Fest TBA
Sunday, September 11, 2022

Sr. Boat Trip on Spirit of Chicago
Wednesday, September 14th, 2022
9am - 5pm

Monarch Fest
Saturday, September 17, 2022
Kosciuszko Park 
151st Street. & Indianapolis Blvd.
11am - 5pm


Fire Dept. Open House
Saturday, October 8, 2022
Central Fire Station
3901 Indianapolis Blvd.
10 am - 2 pm

5k Mayor-A-Thon
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Tod Park
140th & Indianapolis Blvd
9 am

Nightmare on McShane Street Trunk or Treat
Friday, October 21, 2022
Tod Park
Enter at Carrie Gosch Parking lot
4001 Indianapolis Blvd.
5 pm - 7 pm


Veterans Day Ceremony
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Veterans Park Gazebo
4525 Indianapolis Blvd.


Celebrations of Lights & Santas Workshop
Friday, December 2, 2022
Location TBA
5 pm - 8 pm