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Join Us for the
18th annual
fest in the first

Please fill out an application and send your payment by

Monday, September 13, 2021.

Make all checks out to the City of Gary Events.

Send to

P.O. 2844 

518 S Hancock St Gary, IN 46403

Saturday, September 18, 2021 All Eyes Will Be On Lake Street Lake Street is the home of the 18th
Annual Fest in the First Festival from 12-8pm: This year, Fest in the First will offer a variety of
entertainers including children’s entertainment, jazz, R&B and rock-&-roll.

The goal of our festival is for our visitors to enjoy quality food, arts and craft vendors, beer and wine
garden, live entertainment and a children’s craft & play area along Gary's newest complete street. Fest
in the First is presented by the Re-imagine Gary Team.

Interested in being an entertainer? Please email proposal and rates to If you are good match, the committee will have a representative contact you.


food trucks, artists, craftspeople, sales...

If you are a for profit vendor looking to sell items at the festival and you do not have a store located on Lake Street please fill out this application.

If you are a nonprofit that serves families in Gary and the greater NWI region, please fill out this application.

lake st. storefront


If you are one of the shops located on Lake Street please fill out this application.

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