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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 30 - July 2, 2017


It's time to bust out the sparklers, wear something patriotic, and host the American flag high - The Fourth of July is here! Before the fireworks are launched on Tuesday we have some great local events to help you celebrate Independence Day. There are parades and festivals in several counties this weekend. Some weekend long Festivals included the Cedar Lake Summerfest, The Highland Fourth of July Festival, and the Hobart Jaycee Fest.  There are also tons of music events to catch including ValpoLife Live Music at Zao Island, The Lighting Bug Music Festival, the 85th Army Band Independence Day Holiday Concert, and more. Don't miss out on these events happening in Northwest Indiana!  

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 23 - 25, 2017


There are some big, great events coming up this weekend! The premier fundraiser for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a great way to experience and learn about diverse and new styles of art while raising money for the center’s programs. In Portage, there is the annual Community Historical Museum Summer Festival and the Rummage Sale and Auction, two more events that are fun for the family and great ways to raise money for their organizations! For more of an active day, gear up for a 25 to 100-mile bike ride or run with your kids during the 5k run at the La Porte County Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day. For a relaxing night, either head to Michigan City for the 57th annual Pageant of Drums concert or enjoy a swim and a movie in Hobart! Throughout Northwest Indiana, organizations manage and host amazing...

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 16 - 18, 2017


Another weekend of fun, diverse events are to come. With Father’s Day on Sunday, let’s take this weekend to enjoy time with Dad. Take him out for beer and live musical performances at the Crown Point Crossroads Chamber Food and Art fest or to check out the antique cars during the Hartsfield Car Show. For some food, he will appreciate a meal from one of the delicious NWI food trucks coming to Portage for the Food Truck Festival. Bring the whole family, four-legged Fido included, to downtown Valpo to enjoy more festival-like activities at the Pup Crawl. Sunday, slow down and relax at the special Father’s Day service at Central Park hosted by Calvary Church and end the night with the soothing mix of blues and classic rock with the next Portage Township Live Entertainment concert. After a weekend of...

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 9 - 10, 2017


This weekend includes the mixture of events that makes Northwest Indiana such a unique and fun place to be! From concerts, to art walks, to comedy night at Horseshoe Casino, the weekend’s events will surely excite everyone in one way or another! So, what to do this weekend? Well, embrace your Indiana-ness and head to the Crown Point Corn Roast on Friday and Saturday. Or bring the family to Stone Lake in La Porte to watch some of the fastest boats sprint around the lake for the 5th Annual maple City Grand Prix! Donate to a good cause while drinking some excellent beer at the Brew at the Zoo, or watch your favorite Hoosier Star singers perform once more to raise money for a local charity center. Whatever your hobbies are and wherever your passions lie, the roundup of Northwest Indiana events is why...

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 2 - 4, 2017

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How do you celebrate summer in Northwest Indiana? With some tunes of course! Enjoy a weekend of concert hopping, from the Zao Island’s live summer concert kick off performances, to the huge and always fun 7th annual Jammin’ With Save the Dunes! The Lubeznik Center are showcasing the annual LOK Young Artists Expo for their First Friday event and the Portage Township Live Entertainment have a fun-loving singing pair to enjoy. Once again, there is something for all ages and walks of life, whether your hobby is biking or fishing! Clap your hands folks, it is summer time in the Region! 

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 26 - 29, 2017


With a long weekend, comes more fun! Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with a day at the ballgame, watching the Gary Southshore RailCats open a new season. Sample the gourmet food offered at Michigan City’s first Food Truck festival and finish the Saturday night with a laugh, listening to standup comedian Ralphie May take down the Blue Chip Casino stage. Have fun, but remember what this extra weekend day means. Head to Chesterton high School’s new Memorial monument dedication ceremony or watch the Memorial Day parade take over Portage and thank those who have fought for our country. Have a great Memorial Day!

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 19 - 21, 2017

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The cities throughout Northwest Indiana are prepping for summer. With summer break just around the corner, this weekend is full of fun activities for the entire family to enjoy outside and what says summer more than ice cream? The Schererville Party in the Park event is all about Dairy! From cows to goats, a Friday night full of milkshakes and ice cream is the perfect start to a great weekend. Saturday support local organizations with a 5k Run and dog walk, watch City of Whiting play softball, and then have join the Bonner Senior Center residents for dinner. The Valpo theaters, Memorial Opera House and Chicago Street, are opening their new shows, and the entire family are welcome to learn what it takes to be an Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s fire crew! Let’s start the countdown to...

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 12 - 14, 2017

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Another great weekend ahead to just spend with friends and family! This Sunday is Mother’s Day, so be the best kid you can be and have some fun with Mom! Head out to the Schererville Party in the Park for games and food and drinks on Friday. On Saturday, grab your running shoes and race through Northwest Indiana in one of the local events. And, if running is not your thing, join Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr on his bike for the Region Riot Criterion Bike race! Then, on Sunday enjoy the day with brunch, flowers and family for the holiday. It is going to be another great weekend of memories with Mom!

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10 Fun Things to do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana May 5 - 7, 2017

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The first weekend in May is a weekend of celebration. Kick start the good time with a Fiesta party, honoring the Mexican tradition with music and margaritas. But, don’t forget that this is the first Friday of the month, which calls for another First Friday walk through downtown Michigan City, where you can stop to watch ballroom dancing while enjoying the shops along Franklin Street. The opening of May is also being celebrated with the opening of the Chesterton European Market, where you can spend hours browsing through vendors selling apparel, jewelry, and an endless amount of food and treats. End the weekend with a “Stroll for Hospice” through Valpo with the Visiting Nurses Association, because in May, we celebrate the life, the birth, and the memories of the community.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana April 28 - 30, 2017

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Sit back and enjoy the show. Swap the TV set this weekend to go out and watch a live concert or show. Watch the Valparaiso School staff battle the Harlem Wizards on the court or fighters pit against each other in the 911 SlugFest in Hammond. Or put your dancing shoes on and swing your hips to the tunes of Elvis Presley or with the dancers of “The Drowsy Chaperone” at the Memorial Opera House. Then, finish the weekend humming along to the melodies of the two orchestral concerts in Michigan City. Whether it is live music, the cheers from the sports game or the laughter of kids engaging in fun, healthy activities, Northwest Indiana invites the community to enjoy the sounds of summer.

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana April 21 - 23, 2017

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Saturday is Earth Day, and in Northwest Indiana, we take any opportunity to get outside. So, if that means volunteering at a local clean-up event or walking the plank in Whiting, enjoy a great weekend outside. Get your kids ready for summer with a closet sale, stocked with great new outfits and toys, and then head over to the Portage YMCA where you can learn some tips on how to keep your kids healthy and entertained while out of school. When night creeps in, stop in for a quiet evening at the theater or watch a loud, crazy wrestling match go on in Hammond. It is another weekend packed with fun for all out here in Northwest Indiana.

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