Northern Indiana Lakes Festival to Expand

Kosciusko Lakes and Streams’ annual celebration of lakes is now a two-day event. The Northern Indiana Lakes Festival will take place June 9-10.

Saturday’s events are located at Center Lake in Warsaw. Festival favorites from previous years will be back, including canoeing, an electrofishing demonstration, the Water Waddle kid’s fun run and a ski show by the Lake City Skiers.

Saturday will also include new activities such as Center Lake Conservation Association’s Warsaw Aqua Mile, a Metzger Outdoors Adventure Race, Habitat for Humanity’s Rain on Kosciusko rain barrel auction, an evening concert and many new exhibitor booths.

Sunday’s events will be at Winona Lake with activities such as Grace College Bass Club’s Fishing Tournament, ICDI’s 5K Run, KCV Cycling Club’s Mountain Bike Time Trials and a boating messabout.

This free event is made possible through sponsorships. Kosciusko Lakes and Streams is still seeking additional sponsors for 2012. ABC Industries, Biomet, CenturyLink, Medtronic and Zimmer are current sponsors.

For more information about the festival, or to be a sponsor, contact Anna Burke at (574) 372-5100, Ext. 6446 or go to


Lakes Festival volunteer, Kyle Turner, teaches Andrew Bosch how to cast a fishing pole at one of the educational activities.


2 Responses to “Northern Indiana Lakes Festival to Expand”

  1. Jerry Van Says:

    The festival was tremendous. I love the cute photo of the kid with his dad.


    Thanks to everyone that made the 2011 Northern Indiana Lakes Festival a great success! The attendance was larger than ever and with great participation in the educational activities. Highlights included a ski show by the Lake City Skiers, canoeing, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding around Center Lake and the inaugural Water Waddle Kid’s Fun Run. For more information see the 2011 Lakes Festival Executive Summary.