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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI July 6 - July 8, 2018


The big summer holiday may be over, but that doesn't mean the fun ends! From the Portage and Valpo markets, to the opening of a new art exhibition, to nature activities for both adults and kids, there are plenty of exciting things to get you out and about this weekend! Check out our 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana for July 6th - 8th!

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July 6: Portage Market and Movie on the Square - Portage, IN
Market on the Square will continue every Friday evening from 3pm-9pm through August 17th! They will have fresh produce, unique crafts, vendors, and food trucks and tents. Music will begin at 6:00 pm, and a family friendly movie will play at dusk.

July 6: Me and the Boys to Swing Into First Friday in the Chapel - La Porte, IN
Local vocalist Mary Kay Steele with the group Me and the Boys will gleefully remind concert goers that “it don’t mean a thing,” at the July 6th First Friday in the Chapel musical performance at noon, July 6. Join in on the fun at La Porte Hospital Family Chapel!

July 6: Opening Reception for “Recent Translations” Exhibition - Michigan City, IN
The Rising Phoenix Gallery will be featuring the recent exceptional artworks by Edwin Shelton with a reception for their new July exhibition this Friday. These mix material artworks share several themes, use new and recycled materials, and show the artist's enthusiasm for China. Stop by for some art appreciation and discovery!

July 6: Westchester Public Library 2018 Bandstand Concert & Family Film Series - Chesterton, IN
Join the Westchester Library for their weekly concert and film series at 7:00pm! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, and bug spray to enjoy some quality community time!

July 6 - 7: Much Ado About Nothing - Valparaiso, IN
Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies. Join CST this Friday at 8:30pm for this excellent entertainment!

July 6 - 8: Ant-Man and the Wasp at the Portage 16 IMAX + GDX - Portage, IN
Take a trip to the movies and enjoy the action of Ant-Man and The Wasp on the big screen. Shown in standard, IMAX, and IMAX 3D, pick the time that works best for you!

July 7: Valparaiso Market - Valparaiso, IN
Come to the Valparaiso Market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, and beautiful plants and flowers! The market will be open from 8am to 2pm.

July 7: Beginning Birding - Beverly Shores, IN
Join a ranger for a beginning birding hike at the Great Marsh Trail. The trip starts at 9am and is open to all!

July 7: Playdate in the Nature Play Zone - Gary, IN
Kids of all ages are invited to join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more! Meet at 1:00pm, dress for the weather, and be ready for an adventure!

July 8: Briar Leaf Golf Club Couples' Tournament - La Porte, IN
Get out on the course to enjoy some beautiful weather this weekend with your significant other! The activity fee covers an 18-hole event, a drink, hors d'ourves, and your chance to win prizes!

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