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


End the month of July with some last-summer events. Be weird with the City of Whiting at the annual Pierogi Fest and then switch over to Hammond to learn the polka! There’s food tasting, music, and old cars. Sand sculptures and beach parties, and a night time bike ride. Whatever the event, whatever the activity, don’t forget to enjoy the weekend. As summer comes to an end, look back at the great events and fun activities. Soak up the sunshine and local tunes, and have a great time!

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

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And it begins! Festivals, fairs, live music, and endless amount of food and fun has begun! Start with the Porter County Fair – watch the 4-H contests, see the Porter County Fair Queen get crowned, enjoy games and festival food. Then head over to Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes to play more games, and see the rap star Flo Rida on Saturday night! For a quieter evening, enjoy a leisurely night ride in La Porte with the family or learn about the benefits of meditation and hypnosis. Learn more about and celebrate the local law enforcement at the Sunset Hill Farm Touch a Truck and at the Gary SouthShore RailCats game. It is going to be another great weekend to enjoy with the entire family or just head out with friends!

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana July 14 - July 16, 2017


Another packed weekend in the Region! Weekend-long festivals include the Thursday through Sunday Nativity Festival in Portage and the Friday through Sunday Greek Fest in Lake County! There are also some really interesting events going on, with Brian Shaw, the World’s Strongest Man, meeting the community at Muller Acura in Merrillville and the 20th Annual Dunes Sand Sculpture Contest at the Indiana Dunes State Park! If festivals are not your thing, the annual WVLP Radio Hog Roast Fundraiser is on Friday, where you can enjoy live, acoustic music and great food. In La Porte, there will also be music, food and, an amazing selection of craft beer at the Big Red Barn Jam! The Memorial Opera House’ next performance, Amazing technicolor on the Opera House Stage, starts this weekend too. For children...

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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana July 7 - July 9, 2017


Let’s have some fun this weekend, shall we? It is the first Friday of July, and you know what that means! The First Friday at Lubeznik Center will be officially opening the Home Exhibit, where the many talented artists explore the concept of home in the media. The summer night will be filled with a lovely art walk through Michigan City…then finish the rest of the weekend with music, music, and more music. The 7th annual LIVIN IT UP Festival at Zao Island is Friday night, followed by Chicagoland’s Beetles Tribute Band, and Country Music Star Trace Adkins at Blue Chip! The European Market is a great family event to shop and enjoy some great local food and of course, spend a summer night with Shakespeare to watch the Taming of the Shrew.

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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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