Kamm Island Fest is a staple of Mishawaka’s summer entertainment season and draws upon the rich history of Kamm Island and the development of Mishawaka’s River Walk. The goal of Kamm Island Fest is to highlight the offerings of locally owned businesses while providing a venue for ‘direct to consumer’ interaction with product/services of event sponsors and participants. A portion of the proceeds from the event are distributed to local civic and charitable groups and a portion is used to underwrite and develop on-going MBA activities. Kamm Island Fest is the main fundraiser for the MBA. Its success is key in supporting the MBA mission as a resource and advocate for the Association's members.
Unlike other summer events or festivals in Mishawaka, KIF is an adult only event. Admission to the island is limited to age 21 and over.
Here are several highlights from Kamm Island Fest 2019, Sponsored by United Beverage and Budweiser!
- “Taste of Mishawaka.” An opportunity to experience the flavor of local restaurants. Sponsored by Visit South Bend Mishawaka.
- “Live Music” The Fest will feature the music of BLAMMO and The Grooveheads.
- “Car Show” showcasing a wide variety of classic cars.
- “Art Show” featuring local artists under the “Big Top!”
- VIP Experience - Sponsored by Burns Rent Alls
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Yes. This event is 21 and over. You must bring ID to the event. You will be carded.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Transpo will be running a shuttle from parking areas around the vicinity of the island. From Kamm Island to Center Street, to Lincolnway, to Spring Street back down to Front Street to Kamm Island.
What can I bring into the event?
Your ID. Cash is preferable, but we will also have booths available for you to get cash. Absolutely NO CARRY IN ALCOHOL is permitted on the island. Please do not bring pets and smoking is not permitted in the city parks.
What's the refund policy?
There are no refunds. The event happens rain or shine.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
You will need some proof of purchase. You can either print your ticket or have your QR code available on your phone. We will not have access to look up ticket purchases.
Can I update my registration information?
Registration is only for Car Show attendees. Yes, you can update your Car Show registration.
Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?
Car Show registration is specific to your car. Tickets are absolutely transferrable. If you cannot make the festival, you can give your ticket away. However, each QR code is specific. So copying a ticket or trying to reuse a ticket in any way is not allowed. A duplicate ticket will be detected at entry.
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
Yes. Specifically for Car Show registration, as long as the make, model and year of the car matches, whoever brings the car doesn't have to be the person who registered
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Please keep in mind if you email the day prior, day of or day after the event, we are on site and do not have access to emails.