Events Details 2018

Boat Parade Date TBA at 5:30pm Facebook Page

Schedule subject to change
More information coming soon

CORNHOLE* Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 1:00pm (21 and older in the beer garden)
Hosted by the Cedar Lake Knights of Columbus & The Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce

2018 Cornhole Flyer and Registration

Cupcake Contest July
This event is a part of the Cedar Lake Summerfest’s 37th Birthday. Each day a different age category will have the opportunity to provide the Summerfest with the “BEST” cupcake in town. Cupcakes will be judged, once the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd Place) are named a photo of their cupcake will be displayed on our website. Applications and rules are provided on this website. This event is hosted by the Cedar Lake Parks and Recreation Department.
2018 Cupcake Contest Registration Form

Citizen and Teen of the Year, July 8, 2018 at 3:00pm (Stage)
The Cedar Lake Summerfest is totally operated by volunteers. As an organization we treasure the large number of people who come together during the 4th of July holiday to showcase our community. During the festival we take the time to honor a Citizen of the Year and a Teen of the Year. These people are Cedar Lake residents who have stepped up and given of themselves unselfishly to the community of Cedar Lake. Take a moment to nominate that special neighbor, club member, or dedicated person that you know deserves to be honored.
2018 Teen of the Year Form
2018 Citizen of the Year Form

Kiddie Games Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 2:00pm (Stage)
Ages 0 to 2 – Candy Hunt
Ages 3 to  4 – Candy Hunt
Ages 5 to 6 – Shoe Relay
Ages 7 to 8 – Balloon Relay
Ages 9 to 10 – Bean Spitting
Ages 11 to 12 – Bubble Gum Blowing
Prizes for all participants ribbons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place

Cedar Lake Summerfest Parade Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at 10:00am
Parade lineup will begin at 8:00am at Hanover Central High School, 10120 W. 133rd Avenue, Cedar Lake. Pre-judging will begin at 9:00am. Parade ends at the Cedar Lake Summerfest. Contact Victoria Skoronski at 219.805.4463 or v.skoronski@gmail.com with questions or to register.


32nd Annual Cedar Lake Summerfest Car Show Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 8:00am to 3:00pm
The event is held at the Park of the Red Cedars, 7408 Constitution Ave. Cedar Lake, IN. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and runs until 11:00 am sharp, when judging begins.  Trophies awarding will begin at 3:00 p m   Registration for judging will be $20.00.   The first 100 vehicles registered will receive a raffle tickets and a dash plaque with their completed registration.  Individuals wishing to show a car, but not register it for judging will be assessed a fee of $5.00, which will go directly to the show’s charities.  Boys Scout Troop 105 will be have a food booth featuring grilled food that will be available for sale to the show’s participants and the general public at large. Trailers will be parked at a designated area, located within the show. Judging categories will be announced so that the car’s owners may be present or designate a stand in to be present during the process.  Summerfest, Inc. takes no responsibility for personal belongings or with the vehicles entered in the show, but rest assured security will be present on the grounds and will be called as needed.  
2018 Car Show Information Entry Form

Talent Show Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 1:00pm
The Cedar Lake Summerfest Talent Show was organized more than 30 years ago to showcase amateur talented children and adults who might enjoy performing on stage. Organizers hoped to give someone who might have that undiscovered talent a chance to appear before the public in a hometown setting. Competition has been in 5 age categories,  ages 5 thru 9; 10 thru 14; 15 thru 19: 20 thur 25 and 25 and over. Anyone hoping to appear on stage needs to fill out the talent show form. Entry fee is $5.00 per act. A first place cash prize is $50.00 and first, second and third place winners also receive a trophy. In the past, we also had a category for semi-professionals but that has been discontinued. *** Please Note, phone number with questions is 219-374-6157
2018 Talent Show Flyer
2018 Talent Show Registration Form

Cardboard Boat Race Wednesday, July 4, 2018 at NOON Registration, Race at 1pm
New age groups for 2017 Kids 8 to 12, 13 to 17 and 18 and over
The Great Cardboard Boat Race is accepting entries. The race takes place on July 4th and is the Annual Cedar Lake Summerfest, located at 7408 Constitution Avenue in Cedar Lake. Are you up for a little friendly competition? You can be an individual competitor or you can gather a team together and utilize all your creative talents.
The list of acceptable tools and building materials for building your cardboard boat include  Adhesives, Cardboard, Chalk line, Cloth (for a possible sail), Glue gun & glue rods, Hot air gun, Knives, Levels, Paint (for above the waterline), Paper & pencil for designing, Protractor, Ruler, Saw horses, Squares, Straight edge, String or ropes, Tape (all kinds), Tape measure ,Water line equation, Wax (for sealing below the waterline) and Wood (for mounting non-gas, non-electric propulsion device, i.e., oars, paddle wheel, sail, etc.)   Your local merchants will be happy to assist in finding the material needed for this project.
The cost for entering the Cardboard Boat Race without entering the Land Parade is $10.00 per boat.  The cost for entering the Cardboard Boat Race and along with the Land Parade is $5.00 per boat. Race registration will be held from 11:30am to 12:30pm at the lakefront.  The Boat Race begins at 12:30pm.  Prize money will be awarded to the winner(s). Interested individuals may download the entire race rules and entry forms.

2018 Cardboard Boat Race Flyer
2018 Cardboard Boat Race Rules & Registration Form
2018 How to build a Cardboard Boat

Flag Raising is done every day at the Opening for the Midway
A local groups such as the Scouts, American Legion, and Amvets raise the flag while accompanied by local voice singing the Star Spangler Banner.