Numerous events and festivals are held in Nappanee throughout the year. Some of the highlights include the following:
To view more events please visit our Community Calendar
Nappanee Apple Festival
Third week in September
The Nappanee Apple Festival is held annually on the third week of September. It consists of 100 craft booths, 50 commercial booths, 20 food vendors, two stages for entertainment, a large parade and an airplane flyover. The festival is home to Indiana’s largest 7-foot baked apple pie and comes out of the oven just in time to kick off the festival! In 2016 and 2013, the festival was chosen as #1 in the State of Indiana in the Top Ten Fall Festival Signature Food Items for our 7-foot apple pie. Over 800 slices of pie are served to many visitors from around the United States who travel to Nappanee to savor their annual piece of pie. We are proud of our family-friendly atmosphere and Midwestern hospitality, the festival attracts an average of more than 80,000 people annually and has become one of the largest festivals in the State of Indiana.
For more information, please visit nappaneeapplefestival.org
Amish Acres Arts & Crafts Festival
First weekend in August
Since 1962, Artists and crafters have displayed their wares around a pond. The festival hosts three entertainment stages, plus roaming entertainment and numerous food booths. Over five decades the festival has earned the respect of talented artisans from across the country because of its sales history, commitment to quality, juried products and family friendly but business-oriented approach to show management. The show is limited to approximately 300 booth spaces, with nearly 250 cities in over 30 states represented by exhibitors.
For more information, please visit amishacres.com
Second Saturdays of each month
On the second Saturday of each month, our town comes together to showcase all that Nappanee has to offer. From store discounts and giveaways to speakers and musical entertainment, Nappanee is the place to be each second Saturday of the month.
For more information, please visit visitnappanee.com
Memorial Day Ceremony
The City of Nappanee honors its fallen heroes at the Memorial Day Ceremony each year. The event is held on Memorial Day starting at 10:30am. The parade route starts on Centennial Street to SR 19 to City Hall. A memorial service starts at 11:00am at City Hall.
Miracles at Main & Market Street
The annual Miracles at Main & Market Street Celebrations starts with a parade at 7:00pm and ends at the downtown pavilion. The downtown pavilion hosts other activities and offers free hot chocolate. The celebration ends with the Mayor reading ‘The Christmas Story’ under the pavilion and the lighting of the town Christmas tree.
For more information, please visit their Facebook page
4th of July Celebration
Celebrate the 4th of July at Stauffer Park in Nappanee. This fun filled day includes a parade, the Junior Olympics, waterball contest, face painting, fireworks, tailgate toss tournament, Nappanee’s Got Talent, and much more.
The annual harvest party is hosted by the City of Nappanee. Each city department will host a fun booth that includes games for all ages. There is also a costume contest that is divided into groups; ages 1-5, grades K-5 and grades 6-8.