Rhapsody Arts and Music Festival returns to Elkhart June 11-12

ELKHART, Ind. – The 41st Rhapsody Arts and Music Festival comes to Island Park in Downtown Elkhart this Friday and Saturday.

The annual Festival features over 60 food and artisanal craft vendors along with regional artists, a free children’s stage and kids’ activities, live music, and a beer tent sponsored by Five Star Dive bar.

The Festival runs from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday.

Elkhart Mayor Rod Roberson will welcome guests to the Festival at 5 p.m. Friday and performances by Ezra Clancy, the Tumbleweed Jumpers, and Daryl Buchanan will follow.

Saturday’s festivities will be held at Island Park and Lundquist Park.

Island Park:

  • A community drum circle
  • Noon
    • The Starving Artists 
  • 2 p.m.
    • Whiskey Highway 
  • 4 p.m.
    • Starlord 
  • 6 p.m.
    • Lalo Cura 
  • 8 p.m.
    • Billy the Kid and the Regulators 

Lundquist Park:

  • 10 a.m.
    • A community drum circle 
  • 11 a.m., 3 p.m.
    • Steve Vaught Magic 
  • Noon
    • Robin’s School of Dance
  • 2:30 p.m.
    • Star Martial Arts 
  • 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m.
    • Clark the Juggler 
  • 6 p.m.
    • Movie showing of “Trolls World Tour”

Kids can also make their own musical instruments from noon to 6 p.m.

Tickets for Island Park are $2 for ages 10 and up and free at Lundquist Park.

For more information about the Festival, visit the Elkhart Parks and Recreation Facebook page.

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