Special Events and Festivals

Special Event Information

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This is our place to showcase some of the highly attended award-winning events.  Here you will find more information about each event, what makes it so special and the dates.  We would love to see you and your family join in on the fun.  Come, be a part and witness what makes this community so special.  Be sure to visit our city calendar to find all community events to discover so much more!


NVPR Easter Egg Hunt (MARCH)

Happening Saturday, March 30th, 2024 @ 1 PM at the City of North Vernon Quadplex.  This event is one of our bigger events with regards to prizes to be given away.  

This event is for ages 8 and under.  Kids are divided out by their age group in different areas for the hunt.  With over 10,000 eggs this year, plus multiple bicycles per age group to be awarded, you will want to plan to attend this yearly event. The Easter bunny WILL be in attendance!!

For more information, contact the Park Office at:
City of North Vernon Parks and Rec Department
604 N State St, North Vernon, IN 47265
Phone: 812.346.9371 | Emailcspeer@nvpr.org
Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00AM–4:00PM


Free Fishing Day!

Every year the Department of Natural Resources announces multiple days where community members may visit their local public parks to fish completely free (meaning you do NOT need a license or permit)! New this year, we are inviting everyone to Tripton Park on June 2nd, 2024 from 12:00pm to 4:00pm. We will be having a Band (Robin Embry Music) who plays a range of music from Tyler Childers, Tom Petty, Prince, Jon Prime, Eagles, and more! We will have Bouncy Houses courtesy of Hoosier Bouncy House, Face Painting courtesy of The Jennings County High School National Art Honor Society, Food Trucks available: Elite Meals, Kona Ice (see hours for Kona Ice attached), and the Jennings County Public Library will have crafts available!

The City of North Vernon is looking for sponsors for this event! If you would like to sponsor our entertainment, free fishing poles, free fishing supplies, etc, please click the link here for our form! These events would not be possible without YOUR support!

We have also attached a flyer for this event here

We look forward to a fun filled afternoon full of friends, family, and fishing! This is a "Bring Your Own Fishing Pole" and a "Catch-And-Release" event!

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Have a Blast Cruise In (AUGUST)

What started out as a conversation in a local coffee shop written on a napkin amongst some friends has turned into an event that brings all generations together in one of the cities most popular, heavily attended nights.  Our annual city cruise in is the same time every year, always the second Saturday in August and starts at 6:30 PM. 

Relive the simple days of all the antique cars and trucks, meet up with your local Jeep crew, 4x4 crew or bring your chair and find a spot as you take it all in.  This is a night to relax, relive the good ole' days and have fun.  

For further details and to stay in the loop of details, check out our Facebook events page.

Sweet Street (OCTOBER 31st)

More information for 2024 coming soon!

Located in downtown North Vernon at Stellar Plaza, Sweet Street is a gathering where local businesses and churches hand out treats to trick-or-treaters from all over.

This event started in the parking lot of First Christian Church and grew in popularity through the years.  Now, it draws a massive crowd not just of the local crowd but other surrounding communities as well.

If you have a trick-or-treater in the house, this is the place to be.  Don't let the lines intimidate you as they move fast.

This event will always fall on the same night and hours of trick-or-treat set by the City of North Vernon Police Department.  You can find details about event as it approaches on Facebook or Instagram.

If you are interested in setting up a booth to pass out candy, please fill this form out and return.
 2024 Booth/Table form.

If you are passing out treats or other homemade items, please fill this form out and return. 
2024 Sweet Street Food Vendor/Truck Form

If you are interested in being a sponsor for this year's Sweet Street, please see the flyer below for who to contact.
2024 Sweet Street Flyer
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Christmas in the City (DECEMBER)

Most definitely the greatest anticipated event of the year for this community.  Always the first Saturday in December, this event has been know to feel like you've just stepped into a Hallmark movie. 

Boasting a Parade, Christmas Market, Food Trucks, and more!

Family, community, fun, food, and all things Christmas ringing through the streets of beautifully decorated downtown North Vernon. This event is a must see! 

More information about the 2024 Christmas in The City to come!
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