The City of Elkhart along with various partners will be hosting the Elkhart Family Fish Fest in Downtown Elkhart on June 4.  This free, family friendly event coincides with the State of Indiana’s Free Fishing Weekend, where fishing licenses are not required.  This event has two major components: an all-day Family Fishing Derby that starts at 7:00am and a Fish Themed Picnic with activities in the evening.

Fishing Derby – Registration for the fishing derby is from 7:00am to 1:00pm at the Nibco Water and Ice Park.  Fishing ends at 5:00pm with an Award Ceremony and Prizes at 7:00pm at Central Park.

Fish Themed Picnic – A fish themed picnic with fun for the whole family will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Central Park.

Attractions include live music, a beer garden, and fish dinners that will be available for purchase by Jonah Fish Fry.  There will also be a Kids Zone that includes lure painting, minnow races, casting activities, and Jumbo Games.