Special Events

In an effort to engage the community, support and promote safety, and strengthen the relationships between the officers and staff of the Michigan City Police Department and the community we serve, the MCPD hosts and participates in numerous public events each year.

To help support the community engagement efforts of the MCPD, please donate to the MCPD Donation Fund

Easter Egg Hunt

Cheif Swistek lying on top of thousands of Easter Eggs for the HuntEach year, the Michigan City Police Department, in partnership with several generous individuals and businesses around the community, hosts an Easter Egg Hunt in Fedder's Alley in Washington Park. The Easter Egg Hunt is free and open to all kids ages 0-12, and there is fun for the whole family with local celebrities on hand to entertain participants.

Details for the 2018 Easter Egg Hunt coming soon!

We can't do it without YOU!

Each year, volunteers are needed to fill the 50,000+ plastic eggs with candy for the participants. A fun day of friends, neighbors and community coming together for our city's youth is hosted at the Michigan City Senior Center in Washington Park. Beginning at 8 AM, refreshments and drinks will be provided throughout the day. Lunch is served at 11:00 AM. Please join us for a few hours to assist - date coming soon.

Volutneers at the Senior Center stuffing Easter Eggs 2Volunteers are also needed on the morning of the Hunt to to assist with the placement of the Easter Eggs in Fedders Alley. Volunteers should meet at 9 AM inside the Michigan City Senior Center. The volunteers will then be directed to Fedders alley where we will be placing the eggs in the lawn area.

To support this great community event with a financial gift, please donate to the Michigan City Police Department Donation Fund. If you are a business wishing to sponsor this event, please contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski.

Kiddie Parade

Little police officer gets a trophy from Chief Swistek in the Kiddie ParadeEach year on the Friday before the Fourth of July, the Michigan City Police Department, in partnership with several generous individuals and businesses around the community, hosts a Kiddie Parade for kids ages 0-12, pets and community groups. A healthy snack is provided during the judging before the parade, and trophies and ribbons are awards by a host of celebrity judges. The parade travels from 7th Street down Franklin Square to 4th Street, ending at the Michigan City Public Library. After the parade, hotdogs, chips, drinks and frozen treats are provided to all participants and their parents. 

Categories for the judging are:

  • Costumed individuals ages 0-5 years old
  • Costumed individuals ages 6-12 years old
  • Decorated wagons
  • Decorated bikes
  • Pets (with a costumed individual)
  • Organized groups (school/church or day-care/neighborhood) under 15 members
  • Organized groups (school/church or day-care/neighborhood) over 15 members

Kiddie Parade participant on a bikeTo support this great community event with a financial gift, please donate to the Michigan City Police Department Donation Fund. If you are a business wishing to sponsor this event, please contact Sgt. Chris Yagelski.