Special Events and Festivals

Special Event Information

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 (APRIL)

Happing Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 11 AM at the City of North Vernon Parks and Recreation Department.  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 8,000 eggs this year plus +25 bicycles to be awarded, you will want to plan to attend this yearly event.

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


First Fridays (JUNE & JULY & AUGUST)

With the focus being on family, friends, food and fun the City of North Vernon will be starting events on the first Friday of each month during June, July and August.  

June 3rd, 6pm
Concert in the Park

Games, Food Trucks, Live Music 
Tripton Park, North Vernon

July 1st, DUSK
Movie on the Lawn 
Tripton Park, North Vernon

August 5th, 6:30pm
Pool Party
City Park, North Vernon

2022 Sponsors: 
Events Sponsors:
Family Ford Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, North Vernon
Anytime Fitness, North Vernon 

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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)

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.

Interested in setting up a booth, please fill out and return this form.
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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, live performances of you favorite Christmas songs, kiddie train rides this 5 hour event has something for everyone.  New this year, umbrella sky display + American Idol contestant Jackson Snelling.

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

Click here for more information such as map, parking and FAQs.
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