What Time Is It In Gary?

What is the current time in Gary, Indiana

The current time in Gary, Indiana is

8:03 PM

The date is June 10, 2023

Quick facts

  • Gary is 5:00 behind GMT right now
  • Gary's time zone is Central Time

What Time Zone is Gary, Indiana In?

Gary is in Central Time time zone, also sometimes abbreviated to CT. There are many cities and states in this time zone. This time zone consists of two "sub" time zones: CST and CDT. It is one or the other, depending on the time of year. In CT, clocks are typically moved forward and backwards anually (once forward and once backward every year).

Timezone Pacific Mountain Central Eastern
GMT Offset -7:00 -7:00 -5:00 -4:00
12-hour time 9:03 PM 8:03 PM 6:03 PM 6:03 PM
24-hour time 21:03 20:03 18:03 18:03
Military time 2103 2003 1803 1803

Gary, Indiana is home to the Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball team, which hosts games and events throughout the year and friends with Pawnee Indiana! Just kidding. If you haven't watched Parks & Recs, you didn't get that joke. Additionally, the city hosts art fairs in the spring and fall, and the Gary Air Show in the summer. Compared to other cities in Indiana, Gary's events and traditions are more focused on sports and the arts, rather than historical monuments or tourist traps. However, the city is located within a reasonable driving distance to attractions such as the Indiana Dunes National Park and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. It would take approximately 30 minutes to travel to suburbs such as Merrillville, Hobart, and Crown Point.


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Mild with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball season opener, Gary Art Works Spring Art Fair
  • Average daylight: 12-14 hours


  • Average temperature: 70-85°F
  • Climate: Warm and humid with occasional thunderstorms
  • Unique traditions and events: Gary Air Show, Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball games, Gary Aquatorium Beach Bash
  • Average daylight: 14-15 hours


  • Average temperature: 50-70°F
  • Climate: Cool with occasional rain showers
  • Unique traditions and events: Gary SouthShore RailCats baseball playoffs, Gary Art Works Fall Art Fair
  • Average daylight: 10-12 hours


  • Average temperature: 20-40°F
  • Climate: Cold with occasional snowfall
  • Unique traditions and events: Gary Christmas Parade, Gary SouthShore RailCats holiday party
  • Average daylight: 8-9 hours

Gary is a city located in Lake County, Indiana, in the Central Time Zone. It is 6 hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC-6). The nearest timezone border is approximately 20 miles away, and it is in the Eastern Time Zone. The travel time to the nearest states, Illinois and Michigan, is approximately 30 minutes and 2 hours, respectively. The neighboring cities include Hammond, East Chicago, and Portage. It would take approximately 36 hours to drive from Gary to the opposite coast of America. Learn more about traveling to Gary and explore its rich history and culture.

| Nearest Counties | Corresponding Zip Codes | |------------------|------------------------| | County A | 12345 | | County B | 23456 | | County C | 34567 | | County D | 45678 | | County E | 56789 |

City Distance (miles) Drive Time (hours) Timezone Change (hours)
Yosemite National Park 2,327 46.54 -3
White House in Washington D.C. 1,025 20.5 0
Denali National Park 3,308 66.16 -4
Las Vegas Strip 2,276 45.52 -3
Citizens Bank Park 0 0 0
Niagara Falls 394 7.88 -1
Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 2,580 51.6 -3
Yellowstone 1,406 28.12 -2
Manhattan 1,011 20.22 0
Grand Canyon 2,174 43.48 -2

Other times in the United States

The United States has four main time zones and six time zones including Alaska and Hawaii. Time can span between six hours and range from -5 UTC hours to -10 UTC, making time in Gary change by a 6 hour time frame in the United States. Here are the most popular current times across the USA.

City State Timezone 12-hour time 24 hour time Military time
New York City New York Eastern Time 11:25 PM 23:25 2325
Philadelphia Pennsylvania Eastern Time 11:25 PM 23:25 2325
Boston Massachusetts Eastern Time 11:25 PM 23:25 2325
Chicago Illinois Central Time 10:25 PM 22:25 2225
Phoenix Arizona Mountain Time 8:25 PM 20:25 2025
Los Angeles California Pacific Time 8:25 PM 20:25 2025

Fast Facts About Gary

What time zone is Gary in?

Gary is in the Central Time time zone

What is Gary time compared to UTC?

UTC or Coordinated Universal Time is the global time standard, and Gary is offset by -5:00.