RV Captial of the World!
Known as The City with a Heart or Hart City, Elkhart is best known for two industries: recreational vehicles and musical instruments. It has been referenced as the “RV Capital of the World” and the “Band Instrument Capital of the World” for decades. Elkhart is home to C.G. Conn, a leading manufacturer of brass band musical instruments, which was established there in 1873. The Sousaphone was invented in Elkhart. The Elkhart Jazz Festival is regarded as one of the prominent jazz events in the country. The city also hosts one of the biggest county fairs in the nation. Some of the noteworthy events in the city include the Island of Blues, Great Race, Head of the Elk Regatta, and the Rhapsody in Green. The downtown area has been revitalized and features numerous shops, restaurants and nightlife. Residents and visitors can access Island Park by walking across a bridge. The island is filled with huge sycamores and oak trees. The American Countryside Farmer’s Market is popular with residents and tourists alike.