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
October 20th – Great Tree Canopy Comeback – Klotz Park, 10:00 am
November 5 – 15th - Community Art Show, Community Center, during office hours
December 8th – Pancake Breakfast with Santa – Community Center, 8:00-11:00 am
Community Photography Show
The New Haven Parks and Recreation Community Photography show encourages local photographers to explore their creativity and express themselves through their work. The annual event held every March and is open to Allen and adjacent county residents. The show is not juried and we encourage photographers 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.
Daddy Daughter Dance
Put on your finest attire and don’t forget to put on your dancing shoes as New Haven Parks & Recreation invites you to the first annual Daddy Daughter Dance. This will be a memorable evening of food, music, and fun. Daughters of all ages may be escorted by Dad, Grandpa, Uncle, or any other special father figure. The dance will be held every spring and tickets are limited.
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
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.
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!
4 Wellness Running Series
This is a 4 running event series which was formed to encourage an active, healthy lifestyle and offer something for all ages and abilities. These events are a collaboration between the Parks and Recreation Department, the New Haven Cross Country/Track & Field teams and Well Strategies, a local wellness non-profit. These events are in partnership with the Fort for Fitness and is sponsored by Lutheran Redimed, 3Rivers Running Co., and Indiana Physical Therapy.
Introducing 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.