About Red Wine and Brew

Incredible Independence Weekend events are part of the history of LaPorte Indiana. Red Wine and Brew is a compliment to that history with a beer/wine tasting, famous Country artists, performing live, a kids zone, and fireworks ending. This fest is unique in that 100% of the proceeds are given back to local first responder departments. Bethany Church organizes the event and community sponsorships and donations of supplies, food, gifts, discounts, vehicles, rooms, and more, have created a big town event experience that gives back to those who serve and protect this little town that we call home. THAT is why almost 200 volunteers show up to work a 12+ hour day on Independence Weekend.... plus, almost half of those volunteers are First Responders! Showing appreciation for these men and women who risk their lives to keep our community safe starts out with a K9 demo and ends with some of Country Music’s hottest stars performing live. All of the artists have made a point each year to say how great they’ve been treated in LaPorte and how organized this is for a totally volunteer run event. Giving back to local heroes is a big part of what attracts these big names to town. The event sells out annually.