Fun for the whole family – all year long.
Are you new to Goshen? Welcome!
In addition to the Film Festival, Downtown Goshen hosts events throughout the year and we’d love to see you there. Below are just some of the upcoming festivals scheduled for 2018.
For additional concerts, parties, and all-around fun check out the Good of Goshen Events Calendar.
Friday, June 1
Kick off the evening with a community 5K run or 2K fun walk along Goshen’s Mill Race Trail. After the race, head to the Courthouse lawn to celebrate First Fridays’ 11th birthday. We blast into summer with a free concert and Chalk the Walk. Kids of ALL ages are invited to share their artistic talent, optimism, and inspiration through the whimsical power of sidewalk chalk.
Saturday, June 16
From the Powerhouse Station to the Hawks Building, Goshen’s beautiful Millrace trail transforms into an outdoor gallery, showcasing fine art ranging from painting to woodworking to metalwork, and so much more. There will be live music, dancing, food vendors, and beer / wine to make for a lively celebration of our community’s many talented artists.
Saturday, June 16
The 19th annual ride offers riding distance options from 10 to 101 miles on carefully chosen routes through beautiful countryside. Riders are treated to great local food at designated rest stops, live music, and after-ride festivities at the fairgrounds.
Friday, July 6
Take yourself back to the good ol’ days with our annual Cruisin’ Reunion in beautiful downtown Goshen. There will be music, food, and hundreds of classic cars for an evening of good old-fashioned summer fun.
Friday, August 3
C’mon, we’re in Hoosier country – we think you can guess what CornFest! is all about. In this celebration of all-things corn, you’re invited to participate our first-ever Corn Hole Tournament and munch on a wide variety of corny snacks. We’ll have a beer tent and free concert on the First Fridays stage on East Washington!
Saturday, August 18
After a successful debut in 2015, the 4th annual Triathlon promises to bring athletes from around the region to Goshen for the event which consists of a 500-yard swim, 15-mile bike, and 5K run.
Friday, September 7
Goshen’s VolksFest is an evening full of the things we love most: People (“Volks” is German for people), local food and beer, shopping, live music, family activities, and groovy historic vehicles. In this case, Volkswagens!
Saturday, September 15
Downtown Goshen, Inc. hosts the 9th annual Maple City Walk, a scenic walk through the autumn-kissed countryside along the Maple City Greenway and Pumpkinvine Nature Trail. Choose from 10K, half- and full marathon distances.
Saturday and Sunday, September 29 and 30
The Seventh Annual Michiana Pottery Tour is Saturday, September 29 from 10 AM thru 5 PM EST and Sunday, September 30 from 11 AM thru 4 PM EST.
Friday, October 5
Ahh, fall. What would this wonderful time of the year be without a homecoming celebration – complete with pumpkins, harvest eats, live music, and dancing? Vibrant downtown Goshen offers all this and more at the annual October Homecoming event.
Friday, November 2
Get your fix of fabulous original artwork during Goshen’s annual Arts Tour. The tour will feature exhibits and performances by professional and student artists in downtown stores. You can purchase original art, enjoy live music, be wowed by dance and performances, and shop at a variety of local shops.
Friday, December 7
It’s the holiday season! Come warm up and spread the holiday cheer in downtown Goshen during our Hometown Holiday celebration. Find unique gifts for your friends and loved ones at our many retail shops, join a caroling group, and watch the night light up at the annual tree-lighting ceremony.
2019 River Bend Film Festival Sponsors
Allen Brenneman • Celtx • Common Spirits • Flowers By Phoebe • Goshen Motors • Greensweep Cleaning Services • Lesson.ly • The Local • Salon J • Vinyl Wagon Crew • Weston Fribley • Woodstar Photography • Yoder Culp Funeral Home
This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
And a special thanks to our 2019 Festival hosts