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Embrace The Pace Days July 12-14, 2018


The Nappanee Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to get away and EMBRACE THE PACE in Nappanee, July 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2018.  Come and stay for a day or the weekend and enjoy our easy going lifestyle.

The weekend kicks off with FREE CITY-WIDE GARAGE SALES starting on Thursday, July 12th and running through Saturday, July 14th.  Everyone is sure to find a bargain or treasure!  We’re putting together a listing of garage sales that can be picked up at the Chamber office and found on our website and facebook page.  Please contact the chamber by June 29th if you would like to be included on the list.           

Saturday promises to be filled with fun, food, shopping and music.  It’s SECOND SATURDAY and many retailers will be having special sales.  New this year:  NAPPANEE ART WALK from 1-4pm. This will be an afternoon filled with local creative talent spread throughout our vibrant town. You’ll find painting, sculptures, woodworking, music, rug looming, (even quilt gardens!) and so much more!!! This art walk is a great way to meet local talent and explore things that are so unique to our area.

Throughout the day stroll into one of our many locally owned and operated shops. From our beautiful downtown to Coppes Commons; LJ Wagner’s to the east and Amish Acres to the west; you will find yourself immersed in the slower pace that Nappanee provides.  You can also stop at The Nappanee Center and pick up a map of our Countryside Shoppes to continue your shopping experience.  This would be a great time to check out the new flower art sculptures in the downtown area!

The 8th ANNUAL CRUISIN’ FOR THE CLUB is a 70-mile bike run on Saturday.  This event is sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club and will take place rain or shine.  Motorcycle registration is at 1:30 pm.  Ride out at 2:30 pm.

Saturday is also the annual NAPPANEE FIREMAN’S FISH FRY from 4:00 until 8:00 pm.  Meals are served at the fire station and carryout is available.

The evening concludes with music on Saturday when SECOND SATURDAY WILL FEATURE TED YODER at the Pavilion from 5:00 until 8:00 pm

EMBRACE THE PACE DAYS began back in 2006 celebrating the branding of “Embrace the Pace”.  Today the weekend has grown to bring family and friends old and new to celebrate EMBRACE THE PACE weekend in Nappanee.  For more information feel free to check out these websites:,, or call the Chamber of Commerce at 574-773-7812.

Join us as we “EMBRACE THE PACE” in Nappanee.


Darla Burns