Annual MLK Candlelight March & Celebration

CATEGORY: Community Development, Events

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity, Inc. and Hammond’s Department of Planning & Development invite the public to attend a candlelight march to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 20, 2020. This year’s march begins with a 6:30am ribbon-cutting to dedicate Hammond’s new Freedom Plaza, located at Tapper …

Census Holiday Fun Fair


Join us for a free family community fair! Celebrate the holidays with interactive games and refreshments as you learn how to ensure your family is counted in the 2020 Census, because everyone counts in Lake County! At this event, you will enjoy: Children receive a free activity book! (while supplies last)

Final Master Plan with Jeff Speck and Associates

CATEGORY: Events, Speck

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Economic Development Department invite you to the last presentation of Jeff Speck and Associates, where they will present their Final Master Plan of Downtown Hammond on Wednesday, November 20th at the Towle Theater, 5205 Hohman Avenue, from 6pm to 7:30pm. Doors will open at 5:30pm, with light refreshments in the lobby. On this …

Orak Shrine Circus Returns to Hammond


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Carden International Circus proudly present the 2019 Orak Shrine Circus at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., beginning Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1. Come and see the elephants, tigers, ponies, horses, dogs, aerialists, jugglers and much, much more! Three big days … six big shows!! Friday Saturday Sunday December …

Santa Canvas Paint Party

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

$35 per person, includes all materials.  Spaces are limited to 20 guests.  Cash, Cards or Checks Payable to Hammond Parks Department will be accepted. Register at the Hammond Civic Center before December 1st or until spots are full.  Call us at 219-853-6378.

Finger Painting Picassos

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Ages 2-4 with parent Children will work with paints, glue, paper, shaving cream and more.  All supplies, borrowed apron and snack included.  Special Holiday activity on the last day! Cost is $25 per child.  Minimum class participants: 6; Maximum class participants: 12. Register at the Hammond Civic Center.  Call 219-853-6378 for more information. Deadline to register is November 7!

Ribbon Cutting Welcome for Midland Metal Products


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development are pleased to announce the arrival of Midland Metal Products into Hammond. Creating a business-friendly atmosphere in Hammond and fostering strong relationships with its local businesses is a priority to Mayor McDermott and his Economic Development team. “Our economic development team has worked hard over the past 15 …

Hammond Holiday Parade

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Holiday Parade Committee invite you to attend the 2019 Hammond Holiday Parade on Saturday, Dec. 7 beginning at 10a. The parade starts at Gavit High School, 1670 – 175th Street, heads east to Indpls. Blvd. turns north on Indpls. Blvd. and proceeds down Indpls. Blvd. to end at the Hammond Sportsplex between …

Recycling Summit

CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. along with Hammond Public Works and Republic Services invite everyone in Lake County to join us for an education on recycling being held on Thursday, October 24 from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm at the Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center, 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard. During the Recycling Summit, you will learn what you can and cannot …

Autumn Colors Fall Craft Show

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to bring you the Autumn Colors Craft Show on Saturday and Sunday, October 5th & 6th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 S. Sohl Avenue. Get your Holiday shopping done early, find some fun décor for Halloween, fall, and Christmas, and treat …