On December 1st, 2015, also known as "Giving Tuesday", is the 3rd Annual Salvation Army Ring-Off Challenge between Mayor Dave Wood, City of Mishawaka and Mayor Pete Buttigieg, City of South Bend. Mayor Wood can proudly say that the City of Mishawaka has won the challenge for the past two years and this year the Salvation Army has asked to involve the Mishawaka Police Department and the Mishawaka Fire Department in this challenge between the Cities and Mayor’s.
The City will host a Fair Housing Training seminar on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 9am-11am in the Council Chambers in City Hall at 600 E. Third St. in Mishawaka. The training will be conducted by the Fair Housing Center of Central Indiana.
Mishawaka Parks will once again host an Oktoberfest event on Saturday, October 24, 2015 at Beutter Park. Events will start at 9:00am with the Beutter Park 5K Run and the main portion of the festival will kickoff at noon and continue until 6:00pm Saturday evening and will feature live local music, a beverage garden (21 and over), arts and crafts vendors, kids tent, Jam Speedway r/c car tournaments and horse-drawn hayrides. Entry to the festival is free.
The City of Mishawaka, in partnership with a committee of citizens, will hold the first annual Mishawaka Heritage Festival on Monday, September 7, 2015 (Labor Day) from 10am-4pm in Central Park. This new festival, made by the people of Mishawaka for the people of Mishawaka, will celebrate the ethnic, religious, and industrial heritage of the Mishawaka community. It will include music, dance, food, drink, and history; focusing on where our City has been and the core of what makes our City unique today.