Since the opening of Central Park Plaza, hundreds of events have brought the community closer together. Thursday night, Opportunity Enterprises, the Valparaiso University Graduate School, and the Valparaiso Parks Department teamed up to create another great chance for Valparaiso to have some fun.
East Chicago recently announced the musical lineup for this year’s Taste of East Chicago on Aug. 19, 20, and 21, with the main headlining act this year to be Ja Rule.
Ideas in Motion Media Celebrates the Region at 5th Annual Good Life Awards, Honors Community Organizations with #GoodLifePitch
On Thursday, Ideas in Motion Media held the 5th Annual Good Life Awards at the Blue Chip Casino to much fanfare and excitement from local non-profits, supporting sponsors and those who have helped propel the positive news websites and social media networks, ValpoLife.com, PortageLife.com, LaPorteCountyLife.com and NWIndianaLife.com, to amazing heights over the last five years.
Summer events continue at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, Michigan City, Indiana, Northwest Indiana’s premier entertainment destination, with a free, commemorative 9/11 exhibit, comedian Bob Saget live in the Stardust Event Center, gaming excitement, spa specials, live music and dining deals.
The Never Forget 9/11 Mobile Exhibit will be at Blue Chip from August 31 to September 5 from noon - 7 pm daily in the Blue Chip parking lot. Admission is free and open to all ages. The interactive, educational exhibit includes artifacts such as steel beams from the towers, documental videos, recordings of first responder radio transmissions and live tours by FDNY firefighters. Don’t miss a hilarious night of comedy with Grammy-nominated stand-up comedian Bob Saget. He will be performing on Saturday, August 6 at 8 pm in the Stardust Event Center.
The Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point has already begun the transformation for the 164th Annual Lake County Fair. The Fair begins August 5 and continues to August 14. Gates open at 9:00 a.m. daily, with free admission Monday through Thursday before 3:00 p.m. Buildings open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. except for the Industrial Building, which opens at noon on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and both Fridays.
On the morning of Wednesday, August 3, the NITCO headquarters in Hebron was decorated with tie-dye shirts and smiles. It was the 5th Annual NITCO Customer Appreciation event, and Hebron residents of all ages celebrated with joy in the summer heat.
The South Shore Regional Car Show will be held at Fair Oaks Farms on August 4 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The event is open to the public and visitors are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item or make a $2 donation to the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana.
Front Porch Music has been a household name in Valparaiso for as long as I can remember. Front Porch had the opportunity to unite the community once again during its 4th Annual Front Porch Music Festival. The event was welcomed with clear skies and perfect weather on afternoon of Sunday, July 31 in Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza.
Pierogi Fest returned to the City of Whiting, and while the rain tried to put a damper on the annual celebration of the wild, weird, and whole-heartedly Whiting festival, the spirit of the people in attendance did not let that happen.
We spent the day in the Little City by the Lake to fully immerse ourselves in Pierogi Fest, and what we found was a beautiful celebration of a community that prides itself it on being close-knit and unique. The fest itself is a perfect representation of that; a team effort only accomplished through help from the Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce, the City of Whiting staff, and of course the community and the volunteers who put in the countless hours of work to make this happen.