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TRICK OR TREAT

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Trick or treat hours for the City of Goshen will be Thursday, Oct. 31 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Trick or treat Main Street, an event organized by the Chamber of Commerce, will be Thursday, Oct. 31, from noon to 5 p.m., in downtown Goshen. more

RAILROAD CROSSING CLOSURE: KERCHER ROAD

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Norfolk Southern Railroad will close the Railroad crossing on Kercher Road between CR 31 & CR 33, due to a broken rail. They will close it around 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17 and expect it to be reopened later that evening, unless delayed by the weather. more

OCTOBER COMMUNITY CONVERSATION FOCUSES ON LEADERSHIP

Thursday, October 10, 2019

The second community conversation hosted by the Community Relations Commission and Goshen Community Schools will take place Thursday, October 24 at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park, 411 W. Plymouth Ave. The conversation is titled How Goshen Grows: Balancing Power and Raising up Leaders. This... more

Upcoming Events All »

Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 4:00pm

City Council meeting - Budget 2nd reading

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 7:00pm

Rescheduled due to Fall Break

Board of Public Works & Safety & Stormwater

Monday, October 28, 2019, 2:00pm

Special Events

Storybook Trail

Build literacy skills while walking! Storybook Trail is designed in partnership with the Goshen Public Library. The Storybook Trail is intended to combine the pleasures of reading with the benefits of walking together outdoors. The story begins on the south end of Rieth Interpretive Center at the arch on the trail connecting to the Classified Forest. Storybook Trail is open year around and is free of charge! For more information, contact Kim Stephens at 534-2901.


Arbor Day Celebration 

A free family festival celebrating Arbor Day with a variety of events, entertainment and music. The event will be held Friday, April 26 at the Schrock Pavilion at Shanklin Park (411 W. Plymouth Ave.) from 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm. Evening festivities include: 

  • Food court (food items may be purchased)
  • Children’s activities, including interactive booths with crafts and hands-on demonstrations and activities
  • Information booths
  • Children‘s choir performance
  • Special presentations, including Arbor Day Proclamation, Good Tree Steward Award, Tree City USA Award
  • Children’s musical entertainment

If inclement weather, the event will take place indoors at Schrock Pavilion in Shanklin Park. For more information, contact the park office at 574-534-2901 or email Aaron Kingsley at aaronkingsley@goshencity.com


Touch–A–Truck

Attend Touch-A-Truck on Saturday, May 18 from 10:00 am -12:00 pm at Shanklin Park! This event provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types in one place. Vehicle types may include public service, emergency, utility, construction and just plain cool! Children will be allowed to touch, climb on and ask questions about their favorite vehicles in a safe, supervised environment. Accompanying personnel will teach the children about the vehicles and how they benefit us and our community. This event is free for all ages.

Bring your vehicle to the event!

If you have a unique vehicle you would like to share with our community at the event, please contact Tyler McLead at 574-537-3843 or email tylermclead@goshencity.com.


Mother/Son Superhero Dance

Calling all superheroes! Join us at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds on Thursday, May 23 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Mark your calendar and get your tickets for this lively evening for mothers and sons! This night out will include refreshments, mementos and music provided by a professional DJ to help you dance the night away! Memory photos will be taken and available for purchase at the dance. The dance’s theme is “You Are My Superhero!” Tickets are $12.00 each and are sold in advance at the Park Office or online here. Seating is limited and fills quickly, so please get your tickets early to ensure availability. Ticket sales will continue until capacity is reached.


Free Outdoor Movies in the Park

Join us for a fun family night out during our summer outdoor movie series at Shanklin Park! Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and settle in to watch these free,  child-friendly movies on the “monster” screen. A cash-only concession stand will be available to purchase dinner or snacks. All movies will start at 7:00 pm. 

  • Friday, May 31: Incredibles 2
  • Friday, June 28: The Lego Movie 2
  • Thursday, July 18: How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Fidler Pond’s Fantastic Fishing Derby

Calling all fishers! Bring your families, fishing poles and bait to Fidler Pond Park to join us for our annual Fantastic Fishing Derby. Awards will be given to participants ages 3–17 for the first fish caught, the smallest fish caught, the largest fish caught and whatever else we can think of to award! No fishing license is required during the event. Participants can pre-register now or the day of the event at Fidler Pond. 

Date/Time: Saturday, June 15 | 9:45 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Fidler Pond Park
Fee: $3.00/person
Ages: 3–17


Rogers Park Centennial Birthday Party

Do not miss your chance to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Rogers Park on Saturday, August 3! The event will include historical presentations throughout the day, live music, a vintage baseball game, food vendors and family fun activities. Please view the event schedule below: 

  • 10:30am - 4:00 pm: Historical presentations under the pavilion
  • 11:30 am: Opening Ceremony and Welcome Speech
  • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Live music- Backyard Brass
  • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Family Fun Activities 
  • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm: Vintage baseball game featuring the Elkhart County Railroaders

Elsa and Anna’s Brunch

Bring your little princess to this one-of-a-kind meet and greet featuring Princesses Elsa and Anna from Frozen! Your little princess is sure to be enamored while engaging in singing princess songs, an interactive story time, and princess training from Elsa and Anna!

Dates: Saturday, November 23, 2019 (sold out) & Saturday, February 1, 2020
Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Schrock Pavilion, 411 West Plymouth Avenue
Fee: $15.00 per person
Register: Participants can register online here or at the park office. Space is limited.


To view current programs and activities, please consult the 2019 Program Guide

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