Autumn Colors Craft Show


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

DetailsMayor 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. It’s …

Live Arts Fest


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the first ever Live Arts Fest on Sunday, September 12 from 11 am until 3 pm at the Hammond Sportsplex, 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard. This new event will showcase: Live 3D Chalk Artist; Live Urban Artist; Live Cultural Dancers and a Live Band. Also featured will be …

“A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood” Kid’s Yard Sale


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and Hammond Parks & Recreation are pleased to announce the first ever event, A Wonderful Day in the Neighborhood on Saturday, August 21 from 10 am until 2 pm at the Dowling Park, 3025 J.F. Mahoney Drive in Hammond. This new event will showcase: Kid’s Yard Sale (spots are 8’x4’ for $25 – registration ends …

Hammond Hosts 34th Annual Volunteer Awards Breakfast


CATEGORY: Community Development, Events

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond Planning and Development present the 34th Annual Volunteer Awards Breakfast on Thursday, October 28, 2021 from 8:00am – 10:00am at the Dynasty Banquet Hall, 4125 Calumet Avenue, Hammond. For the 34th anniversary edition of the breakfast, the theme is “Volunteers Strengthen Communities”. Tickets for the event are issued on a …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

State of the City Address


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office

2020 was a challenging year in so many ways.  The City endured a global pandemic, an economic downturn, and came to grips with social issues that made us all reflect on what makes every one of us an important part of our community.  Through all of this, the state of the City of Hammond remains strong. Please join Mayor Thomas …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

“Blue Net” Press Conference CANCELLED


CATEGORY: Events, Hammond Police Department, Mayor's Office

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Please join Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Chief Andy Short and the Hammond Police Department for a press conference on Tuesday, June 1st at 11:30 a.m. at Schoop’s Hamburgers, 7235 Indianapolis Blvd in Hammond. This press conference will discuss a new partnership between the police department, local businesses and residents related to enhancements being …

Splash Around Hammond’s Hessville Park This June


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department, Sportsplex

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond invite all kids to Hessville Park Sunday, June 6th for a free day of fun! This event takes place at Hessville Park from 12:00pm – 3:00pm. Kid’s will be able to run through the water feature, dance to DJ music including kid’s Zumba, join in on a bicycle rodeo (obstacle …

Hammond Sportsplex Introduces Canvas Parties in the Union Lounge


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department, Sportsplex

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond are excited to announce the first canvas painting party happening this June 12th at the Hammond Sportsplex! The Summer Canvas Social will feature a hands-on teaching format where guests learn and paint a lion. The event is Saturday from 11:00am – 2:00pm in the Sportsplex Union Lounge. All are invited …

Kids Gardening Camp at the Hammond Sportsplex


CATEGORY: Events, Parks Department, Sportsplex

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond are pleased to present a camp all about nature and plants. The Grow Your Own Camp is open to all kids ages 5-9 and 10-15 and is taking place on June 7th, 8th, 10th and 11th outdoors at the Hammond Sportsplex. The program runs from 10am – 11am for ages …