Northeast Indiana Activities

Building the Future of Lemonade Day 2021

Our 2021 plans are still evolving! Keep watching our website and follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn more about the exciting activities we have planned for this year!

Backpack Pick Up Locations

Backpack Pick Up


Once registered, participants may take their proof of registration (an email or printed registration confirmation) to one of the sites below to pick up their FREE Lemonade Day backpacks.

Currently available for pickup at Junior Achievement - 550 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne

Backpacks will also be available at the following locations beginning February 15, 2021:

Allen County:

  • Junior Achievement - 550 E. Wallen Road, Fort Wayne
  • ALL Allen County Public Library Branches 
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • New Haven Parks & Recreation Center
  • Allen County Parks & Recreation

DeKalb County:

  • Judy A. Morrill (JAM) Recreation Center - 1200 E. Houston St., Garrett
  • Butler Elementary*
  • Country Meadow Elementary*
  • Hamilton Elementary*
  • James R. Watson Elementary*
  • J.E. Ober Elementary*
  • Lakewood Park Christian Elementary*
  • McKenney-Harrison Elementary*
  • Riverdale Elementary*
  • St. Joseph Catholic School*
  • Waterloo Elementary*

      *Location only available to students attending this school.

Noble County:

  • Kendallville and Noble County Public Library Branches

Whitley County:

  • Churubusco Public Library
  • Peabody Public Library
  • South Whitley Public Library

Additional backpack pickup locations are being confirmed. Check back here soon for the latest locations and information.

Community Lemonade Stand Sites

Part of being a successful entrepreneur is choosing a great location for your business. Once you have selected that location, be sure to let others know where it is by using the Brand My Stand map:

The Lemonade Day Advisory Council is also arranging some community sites. Be sure to check back here to see what's being planned in your community!

Finding the Perfect Location

Looking for a great place to operate your lemonade stand on May 11? Here are some tips for finding the perfect spot:

Be respectful! Remember to receive permission of business owners before setting up your stand on their property.

Be in the middle of it! Consider sites that are likely to have a decent amount of foot traffic. 

Be safe! Make sure you have a location in a safe environment.

Be smart! Research areas that may already have another event scheduled that is likely to draw in large crowds.

Be seen! Choose a site with excellent visibility.

Be unique! Try finding a site that others may not think of as a typical stand location.

Be mobile! Why wait for customers to come to you when you can go to them! Try a mobile stand setup in a wagon.

Be flexible! Consider backup locations in case you are turned away from your first choice.

Have you considered any of these locations? Remember, you need to ask permission of the property owner/manager before setting up your stand.

  • Your neighborhood! You don't have to always go far from home to have a successful business.
  • Grocery Stores
  • Gas Stations
  • Banks
  • Ball Parks
  • Parks & Trails
  • Golf Courses
  • Retail Stores - Home improvement stores, malls
  • Office Buildings
  • Car Washes
  • Nail Salons
  • School Events
  • Family Entertainment Locations


Register Online

Sign up!

Sign up to be a part of Lemonade Day! 

Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email. Take the confirmation to one of the many backpack pickup locations and pick up your backpack and the included mentor/child workbooks.  Have fun completing the easy to follow curriculum, and then open and run your own Lemonade stand on May 22, 2021!

Entrepreneur of the Year

Online Contest

Participate in the Entrepreneur of the Year Contest! After you have completed Lemonade Day, submit your business results and story to be entered into the contest. The winner in Northeast Indiana will go on to compete for the National Entrepreneur of the Year award!

Pictured left is Northeast Indiana's 2019 Entrepreneur of the Year Winners.  Way to go "Pep In Your Step" Lemonade Stand from Whitley County!