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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: October 13 - 15, 2017


Looking for things to do this weekend as Fall sets in and the sun still shines? We’ve rounded up some of the best, family-fun events going on this weekend in Northwest Indiana from the educational, to the spooky, to the just plain fun! Check out what the Region has to offer and enjoy the warm weather while it lasts!

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Amhurst Asylum - Friday - Sunday, Valparaiso
This October, be the first to enter this old abandoned hospital for the criminally insane! Enter the mind of our Dr. Amhurst and his mutilated nurses as you venture deep into pure horror. His experiments will leave you speechless. Literally!

Chicago Street Theatre Press Release: Hair Comes to Chicago Street in Rocktober
Audiences can celebrate "Rocktober" and expect to do a little time traveling back to the 60's as Chicago Street Theatre honors the 50th Anniversary of the rock musical HAIR. While this is a departure from the theatre group's usual Halloween fare, the group is excited to bring one of Broadway's most celebrated productions to its stage. In addition to the show, CST will also host its 6th Annual Halloween Party with Special Guest, Me-TV's Svengoolie on Friday, October 13. The 21 & Up fundraising party with food, cash bar, costume contest, and meet and greet/photo op with Rich Koz supports various projects the theatre has going on throughout 2017/2018.

Portage YMCA Trick or Treat Trail Walk - Friday, Portage
We at the Portage Township YMCA would like to invite you and your business to be a part of our 5th annual Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk! What is the Trick-or-Treat Trail Walk you ask? It’s an event where local businesses come together in a fun family-friendly environment to bring smiles and joy to the children of Portage by handing out candy. This year’s Trail Walk will be held at the Portage Y from 5:30-8pm on Friday October 13th.

2017 Festival of the Trail Comes To Downtown Highland - Saturday, Highland
The event's themes are the arts and fitness, and this year's event features artist and vendor booths, live music and poetry readings, a "Fun Run/ Walk" with Girls on the Run of Northwest Indiana, tricycle races hosted by Milestone Therapy, activities both inside and outside the Highland Branch Library, and a small Farmer's Market. There will food options both onsite and within Highland's downtown, which will also be hosting the Highland Fire Department's annual Open House event on Highway Avenue and 4th Street.

GIS Family Safety Day - Saturday, Valparaiso
Join General Insurance Services on Saturday for Family Safety Day! We'll have Car Seat Checks, Driving Simulation, Make a First Aid Kit, Children's Activities, High Voltage Demo, Touch a Fire Truck, Station Tours, Food & Drinks and more!

Rocktoberfest - Saturday, Portage
Founder's Square Park will be rockin' this Saturday as Tantrum, Mr. Right, and Breaking Dawn take the stage for Rocktoberfest! Come on our for food trucks, a beer garden, live music and more - admission is just $5!

Kabelin Ace Pumpkin Carving - Saturday, La Porte & Michigan City
Come out to Kabelin Ace Hardware to carve a pumpkin! We will have tables set up and will provide complementary carving kits. We will have employees there to assist anyone who needs help.

Wickedly Whiting - Saturday, Whiting
Join us for the third annual Wickedly Whiting Festival on October 14th! The festival runs from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. and includes food vendors with many fall comfort foods, a beer garden with live bands and many specialty brews, and a family stage offering a reptile show, magician, story time, costume contests and more!

Zao Island Trunk or Treat on the Island - Sunday, Valparaiso
Put on your costumes and come out to Zao Island Oct 15th. Unlimted Haunted Miniature Golf, Hay Ride, Costume Contest and a Trunk or Treat Path! Also, there are a few more spots available for businesses along the Trunk or Treat Path.

PNW Sinai Forum - Sunday, Westville
Krauss will relate the dramatic story of the discovery of the hidden world of reality and how humans find their place within it. His presentation is named for his most recent book, “The Greatest Story Ever Told – So Far.” A book signing will follow the program.

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