POSTPONED: 17th Annual Hammond Job Fair


The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development would like to invite you to attend the 17th Annual Job Fair on Thursday, April 16th from 11am to 3pm at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Avenue in Hammond. This event is instrumental in addressing the employment needs of the residents of the City of Hammond and the Region, as well as assisting …

34th Annual Hammond Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet


The Hammond Sports Hall of Fame will honor six individuals from the city’s proud athletic past during its annual induction dinner program, Tuesday, March 10 at the Hammond Civic Center. Also, in this 100th anniversary year of the establishment of the American Professional Football Association, subsequently renamed the National Football League in 1922, the Hammond Sports Hall of Fame will …

Celebrate ‘da Region at 219 Day


Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the 219 Day Committee invite all Region residents (over the age of 21) to join us for the fun, weird and wacky event that celebrates everything we love about the Region… 219 Day! 219 Day will be held at the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday, February 15th from 6:00pm to 11:00pm. This year’s theme: …

IHSAA Boys 3A Basketball Sectionals

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are excited to announce that the 2020 IHSAA Class 3A Boys Basketball State Tournament will be held at the Hammond Civic Center on Tuesday, March 3rd; Friday, March 6th; and Saturday, March 7th. Here is the game schedule: Tuesday, March 3: Doors open at 5:00 pm and the games start …

2020 Black History Month Celebration


Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., the Department of Community Development, the Black History Coalition Committee and the Hammond Human Relations Commission, will host the 2020 Annual Black History Month Celebration. The celebration will take place at the Hammond Sportsplex Facility located at 6630 Indianapolis Blvd. Hammond, Indiana, on Thursday, February 6, 2020, beginning at 10:00am. As part of this …

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.