Autumn Colors Craft Show


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Details Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to bring back the Autumn Colors Craft Show. Get your holiday shopping done early, find some fun décor for Halloween, fall, and Christmas, and treat yourself to a new outfit, jewelry, lotions, chair massages, and more. Come on by to shop small businesses, handcrafters, and local consultants. …

Halloween Canvas & Mimosas


CATEGORY: Events, Featured, Parks Department

Details Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond celebrate the Halloween season with a Canvas & Mimosas class. WHEN: Saturday, October 10, 2020 11:00am – 3:00pm WHERE: Hammond Civic Center 5825 Sohl Ave DETAILS: Rain or shine. A $2 donation to support the Dowling Park Stocking Program is suggested. Check-in at the playground under the tent. Bring …

Veterans Appreciation Day Parade


CATEGORY: Events, Featured, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond celebrate its 7th annual Veteran Appreciation Day parade on Saturday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. in Hammond’s 5th and 6th districts. The parade route travels from Olcott Avenue, down 173rd Street and ends at the Hessville Park Veterans Memorial. Some of the parade participants include members of local American Legions …

Halloween Activities in Hammond


CATEGORY: Events, Featured, Parks Department

In an effort to provide Halloween options to parents this year, Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that there will be a Citywide Drive Through Trunk and Treat event held in the Hammond Sportsplex parking lot located at 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard on Friday, October 30 from 5-7pm. “With the support of City departments and area businesses, we expect …

Outdoor Movie Night in Hammond


CATEGORY: Events, Hammond Public Library, Parks Department

Details Hammond Parks & Recreation has teamed up with the Hammond Public Library to show a Movie Night. WHEN: Saturday, September 19, 2020 7:00pm WHERE: Dowling Park Athletic Complex Plaza (next to the Jean Shepherd Community Center at 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive) DETAILS: The movie will be a Tim Burton Film called “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. Doors open …

Hammond Sportsplex to Host Hammond Youth Hoops


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department, Sportsplex

Details The Hammond Sportsplex  is now hosting Hammond Youth Hoops (formerly Morton Youth Hoops). Registrations are now being taken at the Hammond Sportsplex, 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm in the main office until August 21, 2020. The league fee is $110 per child. A Driver’s License or State ID Card is needed for …

Dowling Park Fishing Derby


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Details Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the return of the Fishing Derby. WHEN: Saturday, August 29th 8:00am – 11:00am WHERE: Dowling Park Pond (next to the Jean Shepherd Community Center at 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive) DETAILS: Rain or shine. A $2 donation to support the Dowling Park Stocking Program is suggested. …

THIS SATURDAY: WHAM! After Midnight Bike Ride Returns


CATEGORY: Events, Hammond Port Authority, Mayor's Office

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce that the 9thAnnual WHAM! (Whiting, Hammond, Highland and Munster) After Midnight Bike Ride will take place on Saturday, August 8 into Sunday August 9 at the Wolf Lake Pavilion. Onsite registration and shirt pick-up will begin at 9:00 p.m. Please register for a wave to …

Martin Luther King Park Ribbon Cutting


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office, Parks Department

Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Mark Heintz, Hammond Parks and Recreation, 3rd District Councilman Barry Tyler, and the Hammond Board of Park Commissioners as they dedicate the new playground and interactive water feature at Martin Luther King Park with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, July 2nd at 1:00 p.m. Everyone is invited! It’s going to be a hot …