Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor Mcdermott to Throw Out First Pitch at “The Last Inning”

CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office

Join Mayor McDermott as he throws out the first pitch for “The Last Inning” baseball tournament on Saturday, May 8 at Dowling Park in Hammond. The tournament, organized by the School City of Hammond, features the baseball teams from Clark, Gavit, Hammond and Morton High Schools. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. with a ticket price of $6 per adult and …

Earth Day Book Drive

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

InfoMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation are excited to partner with Discover Books for an Earth Day Book Drive. Look for the blue bin at several locations throughout Hammond from Monday, April 19th through Saturday, April 24th. Help us support local businesses, recycle responsibly and keep books out of landfills and in the hands of readers. Blue …

Hammond Marina Fishing Derby

CATEGORY: Events, Hammond Port Authority

InfoMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Marina are pleased to announce the return of the Annual Fishing Derby for the 23rd year! When: Saturday, April 17, 2021 No Rain Date 7:00 am to 4:00 pm Where: Hammond Marina 701 Casino Center Drive Prizes and trophies are given for: Largest Salmon Largest Trout Largest Bass This event is FREE …

Springtime Pawp-Up Event

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation are excited to announce the return of the Springtime Pawp-Up. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 17 from 10am to 3pm at the Hammond Civic Center, 5825 Sohl Avenue. Spend the day shopping over 30 local vendors and rescue shelters. Admission and parking are free for this event. …

Urban Land Institute Panel on Downtown Hammond – Final Presentation

CATEGORY: Events, Planning and Development

The Urban Land Institute (ULI) is conducting a 3-day Virtual Panel Discussion to study Downtown Hammond and its potential for redevelopment. They will be looking at the vacant and occupied buildings along the Hohman Avenue corridor, including proposed new development, and assessing them for future use. During this Final Presentation, they will be discussing best uses of space and how …

Annual Easter Egg Hunt

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

InfoMayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation, the Hammond Parks Foundation, Inc. and the American Veterans Motorcycle Riders Association (AVMRA) invite Hammond residents to bring children ages 0-12 to the 17th Annual Easter Egg Hunt. There is no charge to attend, This year, a special needs section has been added. Don’t forget to wear your mask and practice …

Virtual Disabilities Awareness Month Program

CATEGORY: Community Development, Events

35th Annual Hammond Sports Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony


The Hammond Sports Hall of Fame will hold its 2021 induction virtually, honoring six individuals from the city’s storied athletic past, Tuesday, March 9. Comprising this year’s 35th annual induction class are Late 1990’s/Early 2000’s Hammond High multi-sport athlete and Purdue University baseball player Mike Coles 1960’s Gavit High and Western New Mexico University athlete and longtime, distinguished high school …

IHSAA Boys 3A Basketball Sectionals

CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are excited to announce that the 2021 IHSAA Class 3A Boys Basketball State Tournament will be held at the Hammond Civic Center on Tuesday, March 2; Friday, March 5; and Saturday, March 6. Here is the game schedule: Tuesday, March 2: Doors open at 5:00 pm and the game start …

Black History Month Virtual Celebration

CATEGORY: Community Development, Events

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., the Department of Community Development, the Black History Coalition Committee and the Hammond Human Relations Commission, will host a Virtual 2021 Black History Month Celebration on Friday, February 26, 2021 at 10:00 A.M. The theme will be “2021 Leadership in Education” and will be honoring African American Principals and Assistant Principals. The honorees are: Yolanda …