Programs and Events

Middlebury Parks and Recreation Department is committed to offering a variety of programs and events that provide education and entertainment to the Middlebury Community.  Below is information about some of our special events and programs.

Middlebury Riverfest is a family fun and educational event that celebrates the importance of fresh water and the value of the Little Elkhart River.  Family fun events such as games, crafts, a live animal show, kayaking, and nature education can be found at Riverfest.  Riverfest will be held on August 26, 2017.
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Middlebury Summer Fun Day Camp
is a free day camp offered to kids ages 5 - 12 who live in the Middlebury School District.  The camp runs Monday - Friday for five weeks in June, July and August.  The camp offers free snacks and field trips to fun places.  For more information contact the Park office at 574-825-3283 or download the registration forms.

Stewardship Days are programs that focus on a variety of topics that will improve the environment, wildlife habitat or aesthetics of the parks.  Each Stewardship Day will have an educational session followed by a volunteer opportunity that puts the education into action.  Themes of the Stewardship days have been native plants, invasive plants, water quality and wildlife habitat improvement.  Many of these programs fit in well for Indiana Master Naturalist to gain education hours.  Contact the Park office at 547-825-3283 for more information.

Volunteer Days are days where the Park Department or the Friends of Middlebury Parks host opportunities for the public, schools or organized groups to become involved with park improvements.  There is a great amount of work that often times overwhelms the park staff.  Any assistance is greatly appreciated and improves the parks for all to enjoy.

Joint Programs are events sponsored by partner organizations in which Middlebury Parks are involved.

    • Trails of Middlebury Celebration is an annual event that celebrates the Trails of Middlebury and the Pumpkinvine Nature TrailTrails of Middlebury Logo.  This event includes trail walks, live entertainment, kids’ activities and a hospitality tent.  Funds raised from this event go toward the maintenance and improvement of current and future trails. The date is July 15, 2017.  This event is held at the Trestle Terrace.


    • Mini Golf @ the Library is a fundraiser sponsored by the Middlebury Community Enrichment MiniGolFLogoCouncil to support the library, parks and museum in Middlebury.  This event is held at the Middlebury Community Public Library on
    • November 11, 2017 

    • Middlebury Summer Festival is a festival held in Memorial and East Parks.  Kid’s games, attractions, food and fun await you at this celebration on August 11 & 12.


    • Middlebury Fall Festival is a festival held in the parks.  A wide variety of food and crafter's will entice you to this charming festival in September.