2016 Summer Celebration | Small City. Big Events.

Whiting 2015 Celebration

The City of Whiting proudly announces our 2016 Summer-long Celebration of spectacular events extending from June through August.  The City of Whiting has once again teamed up with some of the nation’s most famous entertainment companies, nationally recognized characters, and has created one-of-a-kind events that you and your family will not want to miss.

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  Super Hero Saturday

Saturday, June 18, 2016
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
119th Street, Downtown Whiting

Unleash your inner super hero and soar into Whiting, Indiana on June 18th.  Prepare to be blown away as the Whiting/Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce and City of Whiting present Super Hero Saturday in Downtown Whiting, featuring famous Marvel™ Super Heroes Captain America™, Iron Man™ and Thor™!  Have a blast from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. meeting your favorite Marvel™ Avengers, and be sure to have your super powers on hand for games, costume contests, rock climbing and more!  Put on your capes, reach for your shields and fly in to seize this free, family fun day.

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   July 3rd Fireworks and

   Pre-Fireworks Party

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Fireworks at 10 p.m.
Pre-Fireworks Party | 5 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Whiting Lakefront Park

The City of Whiting invites you and your family to kick off this summer with a bang. Join us for a star spangled celebration beginning Sunday, July 3rd in Whiting Lakefront Park. Start the night enjoying a pre-fireworks party from 5 pm – 10 pm with a beer garden and food featuring live music by the Nick Danger Band. Relax along the shores of Whihala Beach, with an amazing view of the Chicago skyline. Then find your perfect spot for a spectacular firework display over Lake Michigan that you won’t want to miss, sparking memories and traditions.

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97th Annual July 4th Parade

Monday, July 4, 2016
Parade Starts at 10 a.m.

119th Street, Downtown Whiting                              

Celebrate Independence Day in the City of Whiting at our 97th Annual Fourth of July parade on Monday, July 4th at 10 o’clock a.m. in Historic Downtown Whiting. Bring the entire family to enjoy Whiting’s traditional tribute to soldiers and local veterans. And to add flare to the fun, be amazed by once in a lifetime appearances by nationally recognized children’s characters including the beloved Care Bears™, Caillou™, Garfield and Odie™(Garfield©Paws.), and famous Justice League™ Super Heroes Superman™, Batman™, Wonder Woman™, Green Lantern™ and Flash™(©DC Comics.)!

The excitement will continue with a character meet and greet in Whiting Lakefront Park from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., for the opportunity to be face to face with each character, capture photos, and create family memories that will last a lifetime.

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Cruise Night, featuring Famous Hollywood Cars

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Historic Downtown Whiting

Start your engines and head to Whiting for summer fun and the chance to see these classic cars we all know and love. The classic and historic Downtown Whiting Cruise Night is rolling in again for yet another ramped up night of fun.  On Wednesday, July 20th, round up the family and head to 119th street. Eat, shop and take in the rumble of kids and classic cars that will line the streets from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m., featuring famous Hollywood cars, the Son of the Mask Car™ and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Van™.

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Summer with the Symphony Concert The Texas Tenors® & Whiting Park Festival Orchestra

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Performance Starts at 7:30pm

Whiting Lakefront Park Pavilion

We’re inviting all of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana to enjoy this year’s spectacular Summer with the Symphony Concert: The Texas Tenors® and the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra.  Joining the talented Whiting Park Festival Orchestra for a never before seen performance on July 23rd, with their Emmy Award winning PBS special now airing across the country, and Billboard chart topping albums, it’s easy to see why The Texas Tenors are America’s favorite new tenors. Since their whirlwind debut six years ago on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, The Texas Tenors have accumulated a long list of awards, accolades and excited fans. They have performed more than 1000 concerts around the world, including a 24-city tour in the United Kingdom, Shanghai, China and collaborations with some of the most prestigious symphonies in the US. People are clearly enjoying their talent as they were recently named the #10 Classical Artist in the world according to Billboard magazine.

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