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Join Us for the
fest in the first

Please fill out an application and send your payment by

Monday, September 11, 2023.

Make all checks out to the City of Gary Events.

Send to

P.O. 2844 

518 S Hancock St Gary, IN 46403

Saturday, September 16, 2023, all eyes will be on Lake Street Lake Street, home of the 19th
Fest in the First Festival from 3-8pm: 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, libations, and live entertainment all along Gary's newest complete street.  Festin the First is presented by the Re-imagine Gary Team.


food trucks, artists, craftspeople, soaps, fashion...

If you are a vendor looking to sell items at the festival, 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.

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