125th Summer Celebration Schedule

125th Years of Community Summer Celebration

The City of Whiting proudly announces our 125th Anniversary Summer-long Celebration of spectacular events extending from July through August. Whiting’s Anniversary Celebration is one not to miss. The City of Whiting has teamed up with some of the nation’s most famous entertainment companies, nationally recognized characters, and has created one-of-a-kind celebrations.

“The City has so much to celebrate, 125 years as a community, our 95th Annual Fourth of July Parade, a new lakefront, and a growing downtown. We’ve created this summer series to attract new visitors, and to thank residents and neighbors for years of support; we are very excited to see the turnout and hope that it proves to be an exciting summer.”

-Mayor Joseph Stahura


“Images of Whiting”
Art Show

July 11, 2014 at 6:59pm
Studio 659 Art Show

Studio 659 encourages you to create your very own image of Whiting and enter into the “Images of Whiting” contest this July. Prizes will be awarded as part of the City’s 125th Anniversary Celebration! Light refreshments will be served.

*The contest is open to everyone. Your image must be an original painting, drawing or photograph. Submit your work to Studio 659 between June 13 and July 5.

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Great American Picnic

Saturday, July 12, 2014
from 11am – 4pm

119th Street, Downtown Whiting

Red and White Checkered Picnic Tables will line 119th Street where local businesses will be featuring fun picnic foods, summer games and a celebration of Whiting’s 125th Anniversary. Join us for pie eating contests, an outdoor chess tournament, watermelon seed spitting contest, face painting, and much more!

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Cruise Night, featuring Famous Hollywood Cars

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
from 5-9pm

Historic Downtown Whiting

Over 100 cars spanning the decades are coming together for a special celebration along 119th Street in downtown Whiting. The City has partnered with Volo Auto Museum to have appearances by Famous Hollywood Character Cars Tow Mater™, Lightning McQueen™, and the Batmobile™, displayed on Oliver Street, located directly off of 119th Street.

There will be a fireworks show in honor of Whiting’s 125th Anniversary Summer Celebration at dusk.

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Disney In Concert

Saturday, July 19, 2014 at 7:30pm
Whiting Lakefront Park

The City of Whiting presents Disney in Concert – Magical Music from the Movies, lead by Artistic Director Dr. Robert Vodnoy. Saturday, July 19, 2014 at Whiting Lakefront Park.

Featured Vocalists

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Whiting Lakefront Park Open House Celebration

Wednesday, August 13, 2014
from 11am – 4pm

Whiting Lakefront Park

You’re invited to join the celebration of the newly renovated Whiting Lakefront Park. Meet the Radio Disney Chicago Road Crew and sing and dance to your favorite Radio Disney Songs. Stay for the special program honoring the Whiting Science Olympiads, the Lakefront Park Bench Dedication ceremony, and the revealing of the new Whiting Amusement Train.

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