|Collection||Paper Artifacts Collection|
|Object Name||File, document|
2 subseries, 16 items
This annual summer festival was created in Hammond as AugustFest in1984 by former Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Sr. as a way to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the city of Hammond's establishment in Indiana. AugustFest, then a 10-day summer festival, occurred in conjunction with the Centennial celebration of Wolf Lake Park. The popular event drew acts such as Together in 1988, Marie Osmond in 1991, The Turtles in 1993, Eddie Money in 1996 and Cheap Trick in 2000.
In 2004, Thomas M. McDermott Jr. used his first term as mayor to replace the city's former AugustFest with the newly re-branded Festival of the Lakes, named so as a way to represent Lake Michigan, Wolf Lake and George Lake.
Folder 1: Clippings & Articles
Folder 2: Pamphlets & Flyers
|Collection Location||Paper Artifacts Collection:Drawer 5|
|Level of description||Series|
McDermott Jr., Thomas
McDermott Sr., Thomas
|Cataloged by||Amanda A.|