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Summer in Marshall County

Summer in Marshall County



It's been said that the words "summer afternoon" are the two most beautiful words in the English language. We'd like to offer a few more words to complement that idea. Words like "corn roast", "farm fresh" and "lakefront park." Those are the kinds of summer experiences you'll encounter in Marshall County.

You know the summer is heating up because, suddenly, there are firefighters everywhere! First, the Bremen department hosts the Bremen Fireman's Festival that annually draws as many as 20,000 visitors for a week-long festival that includes carnival rides, a parade, food vendors and crafts. The best part is the 4th of July fireworks display. Then, the Culver department puts on the Culver Firemen's Festival. A one-day event that offers a moonwalk for children, bingo and many other games and contests. The best part of this festival? The Lions Club Corn Roast. It usually draws a couple of thousand visitors to the park with its fresh roasted corn, cotton candy and many other complementary items.

You know that feeling in the summer—when you just want to stay outdoors as much as possible? Encore Performing Arts is happy to give you a hand with that. Throughout the summer, you can enjoy your theater under the summer skies in the outdoor Young Ampitheater. It's a great way to spend a summer evening.

You might cover your ears but your mouth will hang open in amazement as you watch one of the largest fireworks shows in the Midwest. Part of the Culver LakeFest the show takes place over Lake Maxinkuckee and lasts more than half an hour! Of course, the rest of the weekend is pretty great too, with craft and food vendors, musical entertainment, and a wide variety of games and contests for adults and children. The event includes a 5K and 10K run, a two-mile walk, and three bike rides. One of the highlights of the weekend is the parade on Saturday.

It's just not summer without a long walk on some of our picturesque fairways. In addition to one of the most incredible golf resorts in the state, Marshall County is home to six other incredible golf courses. We even have our own Pete Dye/P.B. Dye designed course along the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee.

And the pinnacle, the last celebration of summer, can be found at the Marshall County Blueberry Festival. You'll find all the best parts of summer here. Live music. Great food—including lots of blueberry goodies. A great fireworks show. Sporting Events. Carnival rides. Hot air balloons. And a terrific Labor Day Parade. As they say, you come for the day and you leave with great memories. Possibly enough to last you until next summer.