Events Details 2021

CORNHOLE Tournament - Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 2:00pm (21 and older in the beer garden)
Registration at 1pm. - Hosted by The Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce


Cupcake Contest July

Each day a different age category will have the opportunity to provide the Summerfest with the “BEST” cupcake in town. Cupcakes will be judged and 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place winners will be announced. Applications and rules are provided on this website. Prizes will be awarded every day!

Citizen and Teen of the Year, July 4, 2021 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.



Kiddie Games Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 2:00pm (Stage)
Ages 0 to 2 – Candy Hunt
Ages 3 to  4 – Candy Hunt
Ages 5 to 6 – Penny Races
Ages 7 to 8 – Tennis Ball 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 Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 10:00am
Parade lineup will begin at 8:30am at Hanover Central High School, 10120 W. 133rd Avenue, Cedar Lake. Theme: America! Walkers should meet at the Dairy Belle 13146 Lakeshore Dr. Pre-judging will begin at 9:00am. Parade ends at the Cedar Lake Summerfest. Contact Tracy Haskell at questions or to register.




35th Annual Cedar Lake Summerfest Car Show Sunday, July 4, 2021 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. 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.
Band TBA Noon to 3 – Band for Car Show



Talent Show Sunday, July 4, 2021 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



Cardboard Boat Race Saturday, July 3, 2021. Registration at 11am, 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.



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Updated 6/8/2021