The Town Council of the Town of Merrillville would like to invite residents and visitors to our summertime events. See below a listing of all the exciting events that are planned. Everyone is welcomed to attend these free events. Come out and meet your neighbors. Let’s build community together. It’s time to come out and interact again!
Darius Garland one-day basketball camp, June 10th – at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center. 10:00 am to 2 pm. FREE CAMP, but currently SOLD OUT! (first 250 guests to sign up)
Cal & Da Teachers Band outdoor music concert, June 11th, 6:00 pm at Pruzin Center with special guest Jack Whittle. 5750 Tyler Street, Merrillville
Juneteenth Celebration: Saturday, June 18 – 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center north parking area. 6600 Broadway, food vendors, music, merchandise vendors, DJ Music, Live Music, Kids lawn games.
Solid Playaz outdoor music concert, June 25th – 6:00 pm at Pruzin Center, 5750 Tyler Street.
Harlem Legends Celebrity basketball game vs. the Merrillville All-Stars, June 26th – 5:00 pm at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center, 6600 Broadway, Merrillville
Independence Day Celebrations
FIREWORKS on July 3rd, beginning at sundown (about 9:00 pm) launching from behind Merrillville High School the town will host an Independence Day Fireworks show. Enter school main entrance off Broadway and follow parking attendants to the correct parking areas for the best view of this spectacular display.
PARADE on July 4th, beginning at 1:00 pm, the parade will start at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center, 6600 Broadway, and travel SOUTH on Broadway ending at 80th Place.
Margaritaville Music Concert with a Tribute to Jimmy Buffet, July 9th – 7:00 p.m., at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center, 6600 Broadway, Merrillville.
JOB FAIR on July 21st, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Join us for the towns second annual Job Fair at the Dean and Barbara White Community Center inside the Mike Anderson Chevrolet Event Center at 6600 Broadway. Many local companies will be conducting interviews that day.
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT on August 2nd. Together we can make our community safer, and a more caring place to live. The town will allow residents to gather behind the Dean and Barbara White Community Center to meet your neighbors. Bring your grill and enjoy meeting some of our Merrillville Police Officers. The best way to build a safer community is to know your neighbors and your surroundings. National Night Out triumphs over a culture that isolate us from each other and allows us to rediscover our own communities. It enhances the relationship between residents and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community.
I hope you can make it to these wonderful events planned for our community. It will be great having Fireworks and the July 4th Parade back for all kids (young and old)! Please come out and spend time with YOUR community!