New Haven Adams Township Parks & Recreation hosts many different events in New Haven, IN for the benefit of local residents, vendors, and visitors. Whether you want to shop, watch movies, listen to music, or play bingo, we are sure that there’s an event you will enjoy. Check out our calendar and join us. We look forward to seeing you

Upcoming Events

  • December 8th – Pancake Breakfast with Santa – Community Center, 8:00-11:00 am

Annual Events

Veterans Memorial Ride

The New Haven Veterans’ Memorial Motorcycle Ride is an annual event scheduled every May. The event kicks off at the American Legion Post 330 and benefits the Schnelker Veterans’ Memorial Park. There is an opening ceremony, salute to our military by the Legion Honor Guard, singing of the National Anthem, and a 45 mile motorcycle ride. There is food, entertainment and vendors before and after the event.

Saturday, May 12th (Rain Date June 2nd)
-Day of registration begins at 11:00am
-Ride departs at 1:00pm
-Ride leaves from American Legion Post 330
-Awards & door prizes

Veterans Ride Veterans Ride

Senior Picnic

This event is held every June in Schnelker park is a great way to enjoy a picnic lunch outdoor with friends in the park. The lunch is held at 11:30am on the Friday of Canal Days. There is no cost to participate.

Kids Day

This event is held the Saturday of Canal Days in Schnelker park after the Parade. There are free, fun, games and crafts geared for little children. Meet us at the pavilion for a great afternoon in the park!

Kids Day Kids Day

Music, Market, & Munchies

We are excited to introduce this fun, new, 4 week event! Join us and look forward to live music, a makers market and ready to eat food! Bands are yet to be announced, but the makers market will feature artisan & Craft vendors, antiques, produce vendors, food trucks & food vendors.

The M3 event will be held Wednesday evenings July 11th – August 1st from 5:00pm – 8:00pm in Schnelker Park. Vendors welcome! Contact the Park Office at (260)749-2212 for more info.

Sponsored in part by Parkview Health.

Click here for Vendor Application.

Thank you to our Sponsors!



Music in the Park

These events are held the second Sunday of July, August, and September and feature the New Haven Alumni Band. The band begins playing at 3:00pm and refreshments are served. The event is held in Schnelker Park and is free for all to attend.

Music in the Park Music in the Park

Community Art Show

The New Haven Parks and Recreation Community Art show encourages local artists to explore their creativity and express themselves through their work. The annual event held every November and is open to Allen and adjacent county residents. The show is not juried and we encourage artists to enter up to 3 pieces of their original work into the show. The show is judged and awards are given. An opening reception is held to kick off this fun community event.

Click here for an entry form and a complete list of rules.

Community Art Show Community Art Show

Great Tree Canopy Comeback

Trees help with environmental pollution, provide shade, increase property values and add to the beauty of a community. Local parks have lost half of their tree canopy due to weather, disease, and parasites over the past 50 years. This is your invitation to help us combat this critical loss of trees. We are in need of volunteers and business to help sponsor and plant trees for the parks. Your help would be a lasting gift to the community.

Green Tree Canopy Comeback

Pancake Breakfast with Santa

New Haven Parks and Recreation and the Masonic Lodge partner every year to put on the Pancake Breakfast with Santa. This event is a great way to visit your favorite Christmas elf, have breakfast and help the parks!

Pancake Breakfast Pancake Breakfast

Senior Carry-in Lunches

These events take place on the third Wednesday of the month and are opportunity for the seniors in the community to come together for a meal, meet new friends or spend time with old friends, enjoy an afternoon of cards, or play bingo. The lunches are sponsored by a different business every month and the New Haven Parks and Recreation Department. If you are interested in coming to lunch or in sponsoring a lunch, give us a call or send us an email to learn more.

Senior Carry-In Senior Carry-In

If you wish to learn more about our events, give us a call today at 260-749-2212 or send us an email at You may also fill out our online form.