Celebrating the Calumet community is the focus of the Calumet Day Celebration, but it can’t be done in just one day. That’s why the Concerned Calumet Citizens Committee (CCCC) has made the celebration an entire weekend, starting Friday, July 27th.
It begins with a Scholarship and Calumet Day Fundraiser Banquet, a Black Tie Gala event that has been hosted for the past nine years with much success. Due to the remodeling of the Ameristar, it will be held at the Dynasty from 6 pm to midnight. Past legends from the Calumet community are honored, and the highlight of the event is to award students from the Calumet Community Scholarship Program.
Saturday, July 28th festivities begin with a parade throughout the Calumet community, followed by a picnic in Riley Park from noon to 7 pm. Giant inflatable bounce houses, face painting and pony rides excite the younger festival goers. For the older crowd, arts and crafts vendors and informational booths, as well as bingo for seniors, provide hours of fun and togetherness amongst residents.
In addition to all that, everyone receives free food and beverages, and students get vouchers for book bags, school supplies and uniforms.
The festival ends on Sunday, which is a day of praise and worship at a church in the community.
Calumet Day is an opportunity for family togetherness, love and fellowship. The Foundations of East Chicago (FEC) is proud to award a grant to this inspirational program which focuses on celebrating the Calumet community.
To learn more about the Concerned Calumet Citizens Committee’s Calumet Day Weekend, click here!