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10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: End Days of the Fair, Inman's Fundraiser, Golf Outings, and Fishing Tournament


Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do!

Don't Miss the Last Weekend of the Porter County Fair
The final weekend of the 11 best days of summer features the Figure 8 Demo Derby, 4-H Battle of the Barns, and more! Plus the llamas will return to the fair on July 30!

First Annual CLEA Expo
CLEA 2011 will be a 2-day event filled with vendors, local cuisine, and live music. The activities are highlighted with a 5K Fun Run and 15-mile cycling event. The goal of this 1st Annual CLEA Expo is to make a statement and to raise awareness about economic growth and the restoration of Cedar Lake.

Inman’s to Host Fundraiser to Benefit OE
Inman’s Bowling & Recreation Center at 3201 Evans Avenue, Valparaiso, will host a Family Fun Wristband Day on Sunday, July 31, from noon – 5:00 pm, to benefit Opportunity Enterprises. Wristbands will be sold at the door for $10 per person, and include bowling and shoe rental, go-karts, Paddle Soakers, miniature golf, billiards and bean bags.


Big Fish Tournament and Venetian Boat Parade to Kick Off Perch Fest
Get pumped up at the fishing tournament or the boat parade the weekend before the 3rd Annual Perch Fest! Held at the Portage Marina, these events are a great start to this fun annual event!

Viking Quarterback Club Golf Outing Fundraiser
Held at Forest Park Golf Course in Valpo, this outing features a shotgun start at 1:30 pm on July 31. $65 per golfer includes dinner. Can't make it Sunday? The Kellen Mogck Memorial Golf Outing and Silent Auction will be held on Monday, August 1, at Aberdeen Golf Course, to help raise funds for scholarships awarded annually to student athletes at VHS.

Go For The Gold by Dining In!
Compete to win dining for one year at Strongbow! This is the last weekend to be eligible for the July drawing, with a winner drawn this Sunday! Each time you dine, you can enter!

Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm
Walk at the National Lakeshore Join a ranger for a leisurely 1.5 mile walk that includes tours of two of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s historic sites: the Chellberg Farm and Bailly Homestead. Children can complete an activity page during the walk and earn a Junior Ranger Heritage Patch.


Dave Landau and Josh Alton at Wisecrackers Comedy Club
Wisecrackers Comedy Club is running a super summer promo through Labor Day: for all Friday shows, purchase two tickets for $20. For all Saturday shows, purchase two tickets at regular pricing and receive a free appetizer. While we're all about funny, this special promo is no joke!

Shop at Central Park Plaza Market
The market is open again on Saturday, offering food vendors, fresh produce, plants, and crafts!

PHS Class of 1981 Reunion
The class of 1981 is planning their 30 year reunion at Woodland Park on July 30! Come out and reminisce about your high school years!

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