2016 Rock N Rail Information
Griffith 2016 Rock 'N' Rail Music and Street Festival
Please visit www.rocknrailfest.com
For band lineups, list of over 30 food vendors and much more.
Also like us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RockNRail/?fref=ts
Please click HERE to get a copy of the 2016 vendor application.
Rock N Rail Car Show
Town of Griffith Community Day - Central Park - 11 am - 4 pm
The Town of Griffith Public Safety and Community Day (formerly known as the Public Safety Extravaganza) is an annual interactive public safety outreach event aimed toward public education and awareness. In addition to public safety exhibitions, our community partners, non-profit organizations, and school clubs or sports teams from throughout the area are represented and given the opportunity to fundraise, recruit new members, or distribute important information. There are also games for kids, bounce houses, a live DJ, photo booth, and visits from Ronald McDonald, Darren the DARE Lion, princesses and superheroes, and a magic show! This year the event will feature a Lake County Police helicopter landing, K-9 demonstration by Dyer Officer JD Sickles and his canine partner Igar, accident extrication demonstration by the Griffith Fire Department, dance exhibition by the South Shore Dance Alliance, the Magic of Steven Kellogg, vintage armed forces vehicles, interactive archery exhibitions, lots of games and giveaways, and the National Anthem performed by the Griffith High School Chorale, during which we invite all current and former service members to stand around them as they sing.
Also, make sure to plan on participating in the annual Griffith Fire Department Auxiliary sponsors the “Guns and Hoses Blood Drive” which runs directly next to our event.
At this event you will be able to see Griffith's public safety vehicles and equipment up close, and meet the men and women responsible for keeping our community safe. This is a family friendly event and we encourage those of all ages to attend. Last year's event was the best one yet, and we hope to expand into an even more successful event this year. Hope to see you there!
For more information contact Officer Peter Ghrist at (219)924-4281 x3313 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For pictures from previous year's events, follow the link below for the event page.
Central Market Information
In the Spring of 2013 we opened the Market in Central Park. The idea was to bring a “farmer’s market” to the town. However, it didn’t take long before we realized that what was taking shape was far different than the ordinary “farmer’s market” and we quickly adjusted our creative thinking.
Griffith Central Market is a festival that begins each spring and winds it’s way through the summer. It’s a microcosm that celebrates everything that the Town of Griffith is. It’s great music, hand crafted wares, delicious foods, and locally brewed ale’s. Nestled under the old oak trees that stir a gentle breeze in the warm summer months, the Market sits along a winding path through the park.
The success of the Market has everything to do with quality vendors and the amazingly supportive citizenry of this great little town we call home. The townspeople love the Market and in turn the Market continues to evolve into a venue that embraces all the people of Griffith. It’s the place to be on Friday afternoon/evening.
The Market is scheduled to being on Friday May 6th weather permitting. The event starts at 3 pm and music times please see below.
If you would like to get more information on the event via updates and have a Facebook account, please click HERE
Listed below are the first few weeks of musical acts as well as the vendor list (some vendors may not be at the market every week):
26th Nomad Planet
9th Jason Jaques
16th Soto, Ashby, & Chronister
23td - NO MARKET - but please come to Central Park Saturday and Sunday September 24th and 25th for the Boy Scout Annual Craft Fair.
30th Wise Guys