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Sunday, June 24th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Flea market, antiques, collectibles
    - Barn & Field Flea Market
    Open every Sunday at 8 a.m.

    We are a family owned flea market located in Cedar Lake Indiana. There is a big red barn with two floors of merchandise, barnside sheds, and outdoor vendors. Free parking & free admission.

    Items for sale:
    Antiques, collectibles, furniture, old coins, jewerly, trunks, albums, clocks, iron wheels, electronics, old toys, pictures, kitchen decor, kids toys, appliances, and much much more......

    Located at 151st and and Parrish Ave.
    Our address is 15049 Parrish Cedar Lake Indiana 46303
    Phone: 1-219-696-7368
    Barn & Field Flea Market
    15049 Parrish Ave. Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Patti Toomey 219.696.7368
  • | 1:00pm - | Sports and Recreation, Golf, Charity
    - GOLF SCRAMBLE Get your tickets for a 1 pm Tee Time on Sunday, June 24. Each ticket is $75 and includes your Green fees, one cart per foursome, closest to pin prizes, door prizes, giveaways, food and soft drinks, games, food and fun for the entire family. All proceeds will benefit the Buddy Bag Project which helps keep local children from going hungry. If you'd like to sponsor the event or volunteer for the cause, please contact Bonnie Meyer at 219-663-1515
    Oak Knoll Golf Club
           
    Bonnie Meyer 219.663.1515
  • | 2:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events
    - The Deep River Grinders vintage baseball team invites you to their upcoming match on Sunday, June 24th at 2 p.m. Played by 1858 rules complete with traditional uniforms, Grinders’ games provide a fun look at how baseball when it first started out. Bring the whole family out for the free match to enjoy some old-fashioned baseball. Stick around after the match as kids can take a turn at bat and run the bases. This week’s friendly competitors: House of David Echoes

    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 2:00pm - | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Mariachi, Chicago, Things to do, Music
    - We're proud to present the 4th Annual Chicago Mariachi Festival at Millennium Park, the largest mariachi event in the U.S. attracting more than 22,000 patrons.

    Headliners to be announced soon.

    #FreeAdmission #BYOB
    Millennium Park
    201 E. Randolph St Chicago IL 60602
    Performance & Event Venue 312.742.1168
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, painting, patriotic, flag, fundraiser, education
    - Join instructor Cathy Sams as she guides us in painting our own patriotic masterpiece, just in time for 4th of July!
    Cost is $30 per person and includes everything you need to paint your unique flag, snacks and select beverages. Reservations required. Contact Eric A on Facebook for details.

    Proceeds benefit Eric's quest to become an exchange student in Italy.
    Gold Star Cafe
    1336 E Commercial Avenue Lowell IN 46356
    Cathie 219.306.0945 cathie1968@yahoo.com
  • | 4:00pm - | Local Events, Animals, Chellberg Farm, Porter, Indiana Dunes
    - Join a ranger and help us feed the farm animals.

    Chellberg Farm is located on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 12 in Porter, Indiana.

    For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or click for details

    For other opportunities in volunteering at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, please click for details
    Chellberg Farm
    618 N. Mineral Springs Rd. Porter IN 46304
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

    Erie Lackawanna Trail
    Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
    click for details

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    Marquette Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Dunes
    Mileage: 2.10
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
    click for details

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    Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
    Cities: Crown point & Hebron
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
    Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
    Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vehicles
    Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
    click for details

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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
    click for details

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    Whihala Beach Bike Trail - Whiting Park
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: dune
    Uses Allowed: Walking, jogging, biking
    Mileage: 3886 ft.
    North Endpoint – General: Lake Avenue - Whiting
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Park Road - Whiting
    click for details

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    Little Calumet River Levee Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of trail: River bank trail
    Uses allowed: hiking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, skating, XC skiing, walking, wheelchairs
    Mileage: 6
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Calumet Avenue Munster IN
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Martin Luther King Dr. - Gary In
    click for details

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    Pennsy North West Greenway
    City: Schererville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    North Endpoint – General: E. Wilhelm Street - Redar Park Shererville IN
    South Endpoint – General: Rohrman Park and Mockingbird Dr. - Shererville IN
    click for details

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    Munster Trail System
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: Jogging, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    click for details

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    Green Link Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 3/4 of a mile
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Walking, biking, jogging, rollerblading, skating
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bridge Street
    East endpoint – General: W. 2nd Ave and Roosevelt St.
    click for details

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    Monon Trail
    Cities: Hammond/Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 3.64
    Uses Allowed: Walking, rollerblading, skating, biking
    Surface: Asphalt
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    click for details

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    Pennsy Greenway
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Total Length of all segments: 4.10 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    click for details

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    St. John Trail
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Homestead Acres Park, Heartland Park
    click for details

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    Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve Trail
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Nature Preserve
    Mileage: 0.8
    Surface: Natural
    Uses allowed: walking
    Agency, Group Owned: Meadowbrook
    Telephone: (219) 242 8558
    click for details

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    C&O Trail ( Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad )
    City: Merrillville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 1.48
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Biking, Walking, Jogging
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    click for details

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    LAPORTE COUNTY


    Lincoln Memorial Trails
    City: Westville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Various
    Total Length of all segments: 3 miles
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    E-mail: rbalsa@lincolntrail.info
    click for details

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    LaPorte County Bicycle Routes
    City: Countywide
    INFO
    Type of Trail: 20 bike loops that connect our parks, communities, and other attractions
    Total Length of all segments: 420 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    click for details

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    PORTER COUNTY


    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    City: Valparaiso
    Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
    Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
    Cardinal Trail .62 miles
    Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
    Heron Trail .28 miles
    Owl Trail .51 miles
    Woodcock Trail .96 miles
    Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
    click for details

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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
    click for details

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    Iron Horse Heritage Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 2.9
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 5.1 miles
    Surface: dirt,some asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: wheelchair, rollerblading, biking
    Attractive Features: Park, Mountain biking adjacent.
    Impediments: rustic, muddy.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Portage Avenue
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: N. State Rd 149
    Telephone: 219-762-1675
    click for details

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    Prairie Duneland Trail
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 10.40
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: all uses
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Connects to various trails, natural areas with abundant flora and fauna.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : SR51-Hobart
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: S. 15th Street
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Hobart Road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
    click for details

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    Outback Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: BMX
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
    click for details

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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940
    click for details

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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
    click for details

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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
    click for details

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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
    click for details

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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
    click for details

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    Brickyard Trail / Dunes Kankakee Bike Trail
    City: Chesterton / Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Total Length of all segments: 4.1 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Indiana Dunes State Park, Little Calumet River, Connects Prairie Duneland with Calumet trail
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Indiana Dunes State Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Prairie Duneland Trailhead – Chesterton
    click for details

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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE:

    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 380-2570
    Lake Toy Rentals, in Cedar Lake, IN, is located at the area's leading marina serving Cedar Lake, Crown Point and surrounding areas. We offer stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, cross training core and yoga classes on the boards. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am and closing hours vary. Last rental is at 4:00 PM. Please call for availability, weather permitting. For availability for kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, contact Lake Toy Rentals in Cedar Lake.
    click for details

    North Point Boat Rentals
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-7216
    At North Point, we offer many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals, to boat repair, service and maintenance. We also offer Storage options and we sell docks and boat lifts. Our boat launch is available if your looking for a place to launch your watercraft. For more information on the above items, please click on a tab to the left.
    click for details


    HAMMOND:

    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    The Hammond Port Authority provides maximum public recreational access to Lake Michigan waters, Wolf Lake waters, George Lake waters, Lost Marsh Golf Course, Forsythe Park, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, for all who come by land or by sea, striving towards the highest quality of professional Port Authority management for customers and citizens while promoting economic development for the city of Hammond.
    click for details

    HAMMOND MARINA
    701 Casino Center Drive., Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    Designated the first “Clean Marina” in the State of Indiana, the Hammond Marina is just 12 nautical miles from Downtown Chicago, with a boating season that extends from May 1st until October 15th.
    click for details

    Wolf Lake
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 655-5212
    Tour the wonders of Wolf Lake by kayak, canoe, paddle boat or stand-up paddle board. Enjoy paddling the open waters and exploring hidden trail systems. Scenic shores and island habitats attract an astonishing array of wildlife.
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY:

    Washington Park at the Lakefront
    12 & ½ on the Lake, Michigan City
    (219) 879-3363
    Michigan City Yacht Club, on Lake Michigan’s beautiful South Shore, is the ideal place for sailing and racing. With a very active junior program and an impressive PHRF fleet, there is a type of racing, or cruising for every boating style. Racing typically takes place on weekends, with newcomers always welcome.
    click for details


    VALPARAISO:

    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
    109 West 700 North, Valparaiso
    nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
    click for details


    OTHER:

    Indiana's North Coast Charter Association
    info@charterfish.org
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR
    click for details


    Reed's Canoe Trips
    907 N. Indiana Ave. Rt. 50, Kankakee
    (815) WE CANOE (932-2663)
    Reed's Canoe Trips provide people of all ages (minimum age 3 and minimum weight 35 pounds) with “an adventure close to home.” The three trips we offer range in length from approximately 2 hours to a full 6 hours on the water, and are suitable for either new or experienced canoeists. Since the Kankakee River is located only an hour south of Chicagoland, even our longest trip will fit into a one-day outing!
    click for details






     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, airsoft, games, entertainment, adults, family, kids, fun, NWI
    - PAINTBALL:

    BLAST CAMP PAINTBALL & AIRSOFT
    563 West 600 North
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 759-7733
    support@blastcamp.com
    Open All Year
    Chicagoland's longest running and most unique Paintball & Airsoft field. Over our 25 years in business we've entertained thousands of players from around the country. Blastcamp is a historic national landmark that served as a Nike missile defense base during the Cold War that has now been turned into a one of a kind paintball field.
    click for details

    SHERWOOD PAINTBALL INC.
    3497 North US HWY 35
    LaPorte, IN 46350
    (219) 325-8060
    info@sherwoodpaintball.com
    Open Saturday and Sunday, 9am to 4pm
    Sherwood Paintball Inc. is one of Indiana's oldest and most famous paintball fields. Sherwood has over 80 acres to play on and boasts the largest castle in the Midwest. If you are a first time player or an experienced veteran you will find Sherwood's fields the best around.
    click for details


    LASER TAG:

    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN.
    Your adventure begins in a custom designed 4,000 square foot arena, with black lights, and other special effects. Using state of the art equipment, we guarantee you an experience your children will be talking about for days!
    click for details

    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor.
    click for details

    TEAM COMBAT
    8183 Grand Blvd.
    Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 895-1221
    Your Fully Immersive Tactical Laser Tag Experience for Adults, Teens and 8-12 Year Olds. Sessions start every hour. Reservations recommended.
    click for details

    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, play laser tag, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
    click for details


    Also see our Family Fun Center list click for details for more Family Friendly Fun in Northwest Indiana!
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
    click for details

    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Softball, Adult Softball, Valparaiso, Fairground Park, Register
    - This league is for men's, women's, and co-ed teams that prefer weekend play. Season will consist of 10 games plus one tourney. Must be 18 years or older to register. Registration for session one ends April 19th and registration for session two ends July 26th.

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Fairgrounds Park
    704 McCord Road Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | Local Events, Beach, Chesterton, Indiana Dunes State Park, Boot Camp, Exercise, Yoga
    - The Duneland YMCA has paired up with the Indiana Dunes State park for the 3rd season of Beach Yoga! This year we are also adding Beach Boot Camp!

    All Classes are 60 minutes and weather permitting. Yoga times: Tuesdays 9:00am
    Thursdays 7:00pm (sunset yoga)
    Sundays 9:00am
    Beach Boot Camp Thursday's at 9:00am.

    Cost for all classes is $10/per class
    purchase a class pass for $40/ 5- class pass

    Make purchase at the Duneland YMCA prior to class at the beach or feel free to purchase your pass from your Instructor. (Cash or Check is preferred on the beach).

    Any questions? please email Ashley Lafata alafata@dunelandymca.org.
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
    Ashley Lafata alafata@dunelandymca.org
  • | Local Events, History, Hike, Porter, Indiana Dunes, Bailly, Chellberg
    - Explore the grounds of both historic homes. Learn about early settlers and farmers who came to this region in the 1800s.

    The Chellberg/Bailly parking lot is on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. 20 and Highway 12 in Porter, Indiana.

    For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the park's information desk at 219-395-1882 or click for details
    pin Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm
    US-20 Porter IN 46304
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 22- June 24.

    DYER

    Homemade Ice Cream Craft Class at Elzinga Farm & Greenhouse- June 23
    click for details

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    EAST CHICAGO

    Craft Beer & Wine Tasting in East Chicago- June 22
    click for details

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    GARY

    Urban Farming Fun- June 23
    click for details

    Pet & People Health Fair- June 24
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Beggars Banquet at R-Bar & Grill- June 23
    click for details

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    LA PORTE

    La Porte Night Bicycle Rides- June 22
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Campground Program- June 22
    click for details

    Michigan City Kiddie Parade- June 23
    click for details

    Bug Safari at Friendship Botanic Gardens- June 24
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Munster Garden Walk- June 22 & June 23
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Beach Fun Saturdays- June 23
    click for details

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    ST. JOHN

    Crown Point Aeromodelers Float-Fly at Lake Hills Park- June 23
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Make a Fairy Garden- June 23
    click for details

    Summer Concert Series at Zao Island- June 23
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!

    PET SITTER
    The Pet Parlor, Lake County

    The Pet Parlor (pet sitting company) has part time / fill in positions open in the Lake county area (Munster and surrounding areas). This position involves travel sometimes several times/day. Interested parties- contact Pat Thompson at
    indianapetsitter@gmail.com.

    (Posted: June 24, 2018)
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    UNIVERSAL BANKER - Full Time (FT) and Part Time (PT)
    Centier Bank
    FT – Lowell, Schererville, South Haven
    PT – Gary, Highland

    A front line customer ambassador for Centier, the Universal Banker is crossed trained to provide a World-Class experience for clients. They will educate customers about Centier’s financial product options and refer or sell the appropriate products and services matching the customer’s needs. This position participates in the daily operations of the branch, which could include, assisting customers with account openings, account management and other financial service needs and maintenance. This position proactively participates in the sales/quality referral process of the branch as directed by management.
    Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Banking experience is a plus, but not required. Minimum of six months customer service/cash handling experience is desirable. For a complete job description, hours and/or to apply, click for details

    (Posted: June 23, 2018)
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    MANAGER
    Teibels Restaurant, Schererville

    Teibel’s Restaurant in Schererville, IN is looking for an experienced manager to join their team. More important than experience would be a great personality capable of leading our staff through daily routines and tasks. If you are looking for a pleasant work environment with steady hours, this may be the right move for you! Front and Back of House operations will be included in the day to day job responsibilities. This position requires an open schedule and offers competitive salary with benefits! Apply today by sending your resume to pt@teibels.com!

    (Posted: June 21, 2018)
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    Town Employees
    Town of Winfield, Winfield

    The Town of Winfield is still accepting applications for the following positions:

    Public Works Employee
    Board of Zoning Appeals Board Member
    Redevelopment Commission Member

    For full job descriptions and applications, click for details or pick up application at the Town Hall. Applications can be submitted back to the Town Hall, 10645 Randolph St. Suite A, or via email to employment@winfield.in.gov.

    (Posted: June 20, 2018)
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    ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR
    Munster Med-Inn, Munster

    In search of a Part-time Admissions Coordinator. Clerical experience preferred. Contact Kelly Petty, Regional Director at 219-779-1033.

    (Posted: June 19, 2018)
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    MAINTENANCE WORKER
    Michigan City Public Library, Michigan City

    Michigan City Public Library is seeking a part-time maintenance worker — 20 hours a week starting at $9.75/hour. Apply at the Circulation Desk, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City, IN.

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST
    Merrillville, IN

    In search of an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in the Merrillville, IN area. Must be mature, responsible, and experienced. Medical background and scheduling experience a plus! Weekday daytime hours + on call as needed. Please forward resume with letter of interest to this fax number: (219) 455-6318 or via email to firstoption1297@hotmail.com. Hiring immediately! Must have reliable transportation, auto insurance, and be able to pass background check and drug screening. Salary commensurate with experience.

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    REGISTRATION REPRESENTATIVES
    Community Hospital, Munster

    Community Hospital is seeking Registration Representatives for our emergency department and outpatient registration areas. For more information, and to apply, click for details

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS & PIANO INSTRUCTORS
    HGS Music, Crown Point or Highland

    **Accepting resumes from college-students through seasoned musicians and educators.**
    A successful candidate will have these qualities:
    - proficiency on their instrument
    - comfortable with all ages and personalities
    - able to work 1-2 weeknights, and/or Saturday mornings
    - comfortable in a professional environment

    For more information about our school, click for details

    Please be prepared to play two pieces for us during an interview.
    Please EMAIL only. NO phone calls. Send resume or detailed info to info@hgsmusic.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    WINDOW CLEANERS
    BREN-MARK Window Cleaning...Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties

    PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITIES
    Work 15-40+ hours per week. Monday-Friday availability between 6am-6pm. Occasional Saturdays.

    No experience? No problem! We Will Train You!

    We are hiring 10+ New Window Cleaners in the next year. Our company has grown every year we have been in business, 18 years and counting. Now we are adding new, cutting-edge technology in both window and gutter cleaning. Glass and gutters that were once unreachable can now be done more efficiently and safely. This will open up new opportunities without having to travel outside of our service area. Be part of our growing company and apply today!

    Starting at $10/hour earning up to $16/hr after 90 days of Training.

    • We provide complete training, equipment, uniforms
    • Weekly performance bonuses!
    • Direct Deposit
    • Flexible Schedule--College students welcome!!!
    • Year-Round Work
    • Appreciation for a Job Well Done
    • FREE Keurig beverages, Gatorade, Fully Stocked Candy Bowl
    • Monthly Breakfasts to celebrate Birthdays/Anniversaries
    • Mileage Reimbursement

    Required: Valid Driver's License, Vehicle to drive to job site, and Current Proof of Car Insurance

    For the complete job description and to apply with our one-page application, click for details

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE
    Town of Winfield, Winfield

    The Town of Winfield seeks a qualified candidate to work in its Public Works Department. Primary duties for this full time position include road repair and maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance, snow plowing, mowing and operation of job related equipment.

    Applicant should possess a CDL-B or higher, strong mechanical ability, and must capable of working in a variety of weather conditions. Prior Public Works/Street Department experience is preferred. Experience with a Vactor truck and Gradall hydraulic excavator preferred. Starting wage $16 per hour.

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit application and resume to:
    Town of Winfield, attn: Human Resources, 10645 Randolph St, Suite A., Winfield, IN 46307, or applications may be picked up at the Town Hall or downloaded from our website, and can be submitted by email to employment@winfield.in.gov.

    To download application, click for details

    (Posted: June 13, 2018)
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    CAREGIVERS
    The Office of Companion Care, Munster

    Experienced Caregivers join our team! Compensation: Pay based on experience. Employment type: Full-time/Part-time: including weekends, and holidays.
    Competitive pay to be discussed during interview. Performance based pay raises and attendance bonuses. Caregivers must live within 15 miles of Munster, Indiana, own a vehicle and proof of insurance. Must be able to pass a background check. We service: Munster, Highland, Hammond, Whiting, Saint John, Crown Point, Dyer, Griffith ; including Lansing and Calumet City in Illinois.

    Caregiver duties include but not limited to:
    -Companionship
    -Meal Preparation
    -Personal Hygiene Assistance
    -Run errands, pick up groceries and scripts
    -Meal prep
    -Medication reminders
    -Light housekeeping including laundry

    **If you are an experienced Caregiver with a passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives we would love for you to join our team!!! CNA's are welcome to apply. Please feel free to stop by our office between 10AM to 2PM: Monday - Friday to fill out an application at The Office of Companion Care (The Fairmont Building), 9245 Calumet Ave Suite 202, Munster IN 46321. No phone calls please, we would rather meet you in person. Please bring a valid Driver's License, Proof of Car Insurance and SS card. Or to apply online, click for details

    (Posted: June 8, 2018)
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    HOSTESS & MANAGER
    Kitaro Surf & Turf & Sushi, 9625 Calumet Ave., Ste. A, Munster

    Kitaro Surf & Turf & Sushi is hiring for a hostess and manager. We are looking for someone who is mature, reliable and experienced to greet our guests. Preferably someone with open availability on weekends and holidays. Please apply in person Tuesday through Sunday. Ask for Carrie.

    (Posted: June 6, 2018)
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    UMPIRES
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation, Crown Point

    The Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department is seeking individuals who want to umpire fast pitch adult men's baseball games, and fast pitch girls youth softball games. For further information please contact John Stroia at (219) 661-2272 or email: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov.

    (Posted: June 6, 2018)
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    JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER/NEW CONSTRUCTION
    Hanzal Plumbing, Crown Point

    Seeking an experience plumber in new construction. Applicants can call (219) 662-7310.

    (Posted: June 6, 2018)
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    3rd SHIFT JANITORIAL POSITION
    JMJ Talent Solutions and Staffing, La Porte

    JMJ Talent Solutions and Staffing is seeking a 3rd shift janitorial position in La Porte County. Client requires candidates with no criminal record. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11pm-7am. Pay is $9.50 per hour and is an immediate start. Please contact JMJ Talent Solutions and Staffing at 219-879-4900 for more information on how to apply.

    (Posted: June 5, 2018)
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    JOB FAIR
    Goodwill Career Center, 1601 45th St., Griffith

    Goodwill Career Center is hosting a job fair for NWI companies that are hiring on Wednesday, June 27, from 10a-2p. There are six different companies attending: Hospitality Services Group, Thomas Coffee, Private Services, Resolve Human Resources, Resolve Packaging, and Resolve Quality Control. All interested candidates please dress for the interview and bring your resume along with 2 forms of identification.

    (Posted: June 4, 2018)
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    JOB FAIR
    Wicker Park Social Center, 2215 Ridge Road, Highland

    School City of Hammond is hosting a job fair at Wicker Park Social Center on June 19 from 9am-1pm. Teaching positions available.
    Substitute positions in these areas:
     Clerical
     Custodial
     Food Services
     Health Services
     Health Aides
     Nurses
     Support Staff
     Classroom Aides
     Recess Aides
     Teachers
     Transportation
     Bus Drivers
     Bus Monitors
    Please complete an online application prior to attending this event. Resumes will be accepted. For online application, click for details

    (Posted: June 4, 2018)
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    CAR WASH ATTENDANT
    Easy Clean Car Wash, Highland

    If interested please stop by for an application and any further questions.
    9425 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland.

    (Posted: June 3, 2018)
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    SERVERS & COOKS
    Dicks Restaurant, St. John

    To apply, please visit the restaurant at 10808 Wicker Ave, St John, IN.

    (Posted: June 1, 2018)
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    SERVERS & COOKS
    Prime Steakhouse, Crown Point

    To apply, please visit the restaurant at 109 W Joliet St, Crown Point, IN.

    (Posted: June 1, 2018)
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    SERVERS & COOKS
    Theo’s Steak & Seafood, Highland

    To apply, please visit the restaurant at 9144 Indianapolis Blvd, Highland, IN.

    (Posted: June 1, 2018)
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    BOOKKEEPER/CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
    Porter Bank, Porter

    Porter Bank is looking for an experienced bookkeeper / customer service representative for our Porter Office. The position includes reconciling internal and correspondent accounts; back-end review of new accounts and imaging; processing teller work; assisting customer with online, mobile and general account questions. Great organization and communication skills a must. Full time with benefits include paid vacation and 401k after one year; paid holidays and insurance benefits (after elimination period). Qualified applicants can inquire with Jackie Perkins at jperkins@porterstatebank.com or calling 219-926-2136, ext. 1231.

    (Posted: June 1, 2018)
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    TEACHER ASSISTANT
    Montessori Academy, Merrillville

    8:00 a.m. – 3:15 p.m., with one or two days a week of aftercare up to 5:30 p.m.
    Wage $10.00/hour. Serious, qualified applicants only! Send resume to: info@montessorinwi.com

    (Posted: June 1, 2018)
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    HARDWARE ASSOCIATE
    Schillings, St. John

    Schillings in St. John is hiring a full-time Hardware Associate. As a Schillings Hardware Associate, one will perform a variety of customer service, stocking and inventory tasks. The schedule is Monday-Friday, 7am-5pm with excellent benefits and growth potential!

    To apply, click for details

    (Posted: June 1, 2018)
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    CDL DRIVER
    Schillings, St. John

    Schillings is hiring highly-motivated full-time CDL Drivers in both St. John and Cedar Lake! Local driving, no layoffs, no nights or Sundays with excellent benefits. Apply today! Come grow with us and apply today!

    To apply, click for details

    (Posted: June 1, 2018)
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    MAINTENANCE WORK FOR SET UP
    Lake County Fair, Crown Point

    Maintenance work will be for during and cleanup of county fair. Must be 16 years or older. Apply at Secretary’s Office in Family Arts building on Lake County Fairgrounds, Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm. 2293 N Main St, Crown Point, IN.

    (Posted: May 31, 2018)
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    MARKETING
    Arts in the Park, La Porte

    Arts in the Park, a non profit organization, holds free concerts at Fox Park in La Porte every Wednesday & Thursday evening in June, July, and August. Approximately 2-5 hours per week. $10-$15 per hour, depending on experience.

    Description:
    - We are looking for someone to help us efficiently, effectively, and economically market our concerts and activities we have scheduled for this summer.
    -Target online marketing via social media, news media, and emailing our patrons.

    Requirements:
    - There will be a few meetings to attend, but mostly this job can be done remotely.
    - Looking for someone with online marketing experience.
    - Experience with graphic art to help with our branding and website is a plus.

    If interested, please submit a resume and 2 references to lisasmithson@artsintheparklaporte.com.

    (Posted: May 30, 2018)
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    Check back with us regularly! We post job openings every Monday. New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list. Your job opening will be posted for three weeks.

    If you are an employer or manager with a job opening, please send us a short job description (100 words or less), the town that the job is held, and the best way to apply for the position. Please email this information to Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com.

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015, we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           

Monday, June 25th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 3:30pm | Local Events, Gabis Arboretum, Summer Camp, Valparaiso, Summer
    - The 330-acre arboretum is transformed into an exciting, outdoor classroom for seven weeks during the summer. Children ages 6 to 11 engage in hands-on activities in themed five-day camps. Each week includes hikes, science projects, games and more! Space is limited, so sign up today for all seven unique weeks. Register for one week or all seven.

    Week 1: June 11-15 - Welcome to the Wild!
    Week 2: June 18-22 - Amazing Animals
    Week 3: June 25-29 - What’s in the Water?
    No camp July 2-6
    Week 4: July 9-13 - Wild Creatures, Big and Small
    Week 5: July 16-20 - Growing Gardens
    Week 6: July 23-27 - Wilderness Survival
    Week 7: July 30-Aug 3 - Nature’s Inspiration

    Member Pricing (per week):$140 first child/ $125 for additional child
    Non-member Pricing (per week): $150 first child/ $135 for additional child

    Registration and payment due one week prior to each start date. To register online, click for details or call 219-462-0025 for more information.

    Camp runs daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 3:30pm.
    Extended care is offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for $10 a day.

    To register, click for details.
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    71 N 500 W Valparaiso IN 46385
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest 219.462.0025
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Summer Camp, Summer, Eagle Rock Farm, Hebron
    Eagle Rock Farm
    4203 E. 173rd Ave. Hebron IN
    Eagle Rock Farm 219.746.5716 eaglerockfarmcamp@yahoo.com
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, Free Movies, Movies, Goodrich Quality Theatres
    - Goodrich Quality Theaters presents Morning Movies Summer Series starting June 11th at 18 select theaters in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri. The eight week series of family friendly movies play Monday through Friday at 10:00AM free of charge for FMG Rewards members or $1 for nonmembers. FMG Rewards members get up to 6 free admissions per show.

    It’s easy to become an FMG Rewards member for FREE online or at the theater. To Sign up, click for details

    “The series provides a fun choice of affordable entertainment for kids and grownups throughout the summer,” says Kelly Nash, Marketing Director for Goodrich Quality Theaters. “Even if you’ve seen these movies before, it’s always fun to experience them again on the big screen with family, friends and some hot, buttery popcorn,” adds Nash.

    The following GQT locations are participating in the Morning Movies Summer Series:

    Indiana: Brownsburg 8 GDX (Brownsburg, IN), Eastside 9 (Lafayette, IN), Hamilton 16 IMAX + GDX (Noblesville, IN), Portage 16 IMAX + GDX (Portage, IN)

    Illinois: Kendall 11 GDX (Oswego, IL), Randall 15 IMAX (Batavia, IL), Savoy 16 IMAX (Savoy, IL), Willow Knolls 14 (Peoria, IL)

    Michigan: Bay City 10 GDX (Bay City, MI), Canton 7 GDX (Canton, MI), Grand Haven 9 (Grand Haven, MI), Jackson 10 (Jackson MI), Kalamazoo 10 (Kalamazoo, MI), Quality 10 GDX (Saginaw, MI), Quality 16 (Ann Arbor, MI)

    Morning Movies Summer Series:

    6/11 – 6/15: Despicable Me 3
    6/18 – 6/22: The Secret Life of Pets
    6/25 – 6/29: Trolls
    7/2 – 7/6: Ferdinand
    7/9 – 7/13: Captain Underpants
    7/16 – 7/20: The Boss Baby
    7/23 – 7/27: Smurfs: The Lost Village
    7/30 – 8/3: The LEGO Batman Movie
     
           
    Goodrich Quality Theaters 219.764.2550
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Lunch, Networking
    - Each Monday at lunchtime! Expand your horizons with us at greenCOW Coworking as we watch movies, short films, TED Talks, and documentaries that push us to challenge our ideas and become better people. Bring your own lunch and feel free to share.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 3:00pm - 4:00pm | Kids, summer camp, nwi, kids, cooking
    - Sick of cooking for your kids?! Have them cook their own! This class will introduce your child to simple utensils, measuring, and table manners. Children will prepare snacks and desserts designed just for kids. Please inform the Park Dept. 2 weeks in advance of any allergies. (Class meets every Monday starting 6/4 and ending 6/25)

    Ages: 4-6
    Fee: $34R/$37NR

    Sign up click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - This class is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience. It will include basic breathing exercises, foundational poses, sun salutations, and each class will end with quiet relaxation. This is your chance to discover the transformative power of yoga: vitality, balance, peace, and a sense of well-being! Please bring a mat. The class is instructed by Lynn Bluethmann.

    Fee:$25R/$28NR

    Sign up at click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 6:15pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, Slow Dance Lessons, Dance Classes, Fred Astaire, Valparaiso
    - Learn a variety of slow dance styles. Includes the Waltz, Bachata, Rumba, and traditional slow dance. Must be 16 years or older.

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Fred Astaire Valparaiso
    2759 W. Morthland Dr. Valparaiso IN 46385
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Sports and Recreation, Fitness
    - Dance those calories away all while having fun. We will use weights to help torch those calories, dancing our way into fitness with easy moves that even the most inexperienced person can do. This is a total workout, combining all elements of fitness - cardio, muscle conditioning, balance and flexibility, boosting energy with a serious dose of awesome each time you leave class. Join us while we laugh, dance, just move and feel good about getting fit. (Each session runs for 10 weeks). You must register by April 9. Fee is $55 Merrillville Residents/$65 Non-Residents
    We will start another 10 week session after June 25!
    click for details
    Pruzin Community Center
    5750 Tyler Street Merrillville IN 46410
    Ruth Hashu-Roorda 219.980.5911 rhashuroorda@merrillville.in.gov
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

    CITY LANES BOWLING CENTER
    1901 S Woodland Ave
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 872-9930
    Whether rolling that ball for play or practice, you will be sure to love the new lanes. Our food is great as well! Bring the family, have lunch, dinner, or just a
    snack while having fun and keeping the body in motion - play pool or games in the arcade - the lounge is a great place to meet friends after work for an adult beverage while taking advantage of one of our daily specials.
    click for details


    COUNTRY LANES INC
    1900 Lucas Pkwy
    Lowell, IN
    (219) 696-1584
    Our establishment deals in all different services related to bowling and family friendly get-togethers. Our services include: Banquet Hall, Bowling Balls, Bowling Equipment, Catering, Country Pub Bar, Grip n Rip Pro Shop, Martha’s Kitchen, and Wedding Receptions.
    click for details


    CRESSMOOR LANES
    620 N Wisconsin St.
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 942-6169
    Open bowl, men’s leagues, women’s leagues, mixed leagues and lounge.
    click for details


    HOBART LANES
    99 S Hobart Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (219) 942-0906
    A family house with sixteen synthetic lanes. Whether you are looking for bowling fun or a challenging sport, we are the place for you and your friends! We offer men's, mixed and specialty leagues as well as birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events. Every Friday and Saturday, you can join us for Cosmic Bowling with lights, music and prizes. Also, be sure to have a cool one in Ten Pin Lounge or a hot tasty treat in Striker's Cafe.
    click for details


    INMAN'S BOWLING & FUN CENTER
    3201 Evans Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-462-1300
    32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, Kids Bounce Houses, Empty Pockets Saloon, Panhandlers Pizza. We also have Meeting/Party/Banquet Rooms for your next Event!
    click for details


    LAKESHORE LANES
    2820 E Michigan Blvd
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 879-9445
    24 lanes with automatic scoring. Billiards, darts, arcade. Party room available.
    click for details


    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is the region's largest state-of-the-art training facility for Ice Hockey/Figure Skating and Gymnastics. MTIC provides the highest quality instruction to athletes of all ages and abilities. Sport specific training is available in gymnastics, ice hockey, figure skating, and cheerleading. For the recreational athlete, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers public skate sessions, drop-in hockey and open gym.
    click for details


    OLYMPIA LANES
    4150 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana 46320
    (219) 933-6677
    Open bowling, arcade, leagues, birthday parties and special events.
    click for details


    PLAZA LANES
    8101 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    (219) 923-3800
    Our friendly, family owned 60 lane state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the service, sport and entertainment of every aspect of BOWLING . . . League Play, Recreational Bowling, Parties, Fundraisers, Cosmic Bowling, & Group Outings just to mention a few.
    click for details


    RAY'S LANES
    3201 Central Ave
    Lake Station, Indiana
    (219) 962-1297
    Ray's Lanes has several lanes of fun that's great for friends and family. We have group packages, or you can just stop by for a fun night out.
    click for details


    SET 'EM UP LANES & LOUNGE
    135 N Broad Street, Griffith, IN
    219.924.3181
    Set 'Em Up Lanes & Lounge is located downtown Griffith and has many things to offer. As an eight lane bowling alley, this is the perfect place to hold fundraisers, private parties, or kids birthday parties. We offer a full restaurant menu (dine in or carry out) and a well-stocked bar.
    In addition to live entertainment, we offer open mic night and karaoke. We also have a pool table, pinball machines and 13 TVs throughout the bar and bowling alley. Interested in leagues? Be sure to inquire about pool and bowling leagues.
    click for details


    SK8 World
    3600 Scottsdale St.
    Portage, IN
    (219) 759-1999
    Sk8 World is now open! Formally known to Porter County Indiana as R-Way, Sk8 World has been completely updated and remodeled to offer the latest amenities. Fresh floor, fun atmosphere, with amazing laser lighting and only the best DJs playing the hottest music. Sk8 World is proud to bring a fun family atmosphere back to the region. We will have open skating, overnights, and offer private parties to accommodate any special event. Our updated concession stand will offer a wide variety of snacks and food for all. Give us a call today for our latest grand opening information, specials and promotions!
    click for details


    STARDUST BOWL
    1330 Sheffield Ave
    Dyer, IN
    (219) 322-3666
    Open bowl, league play, special events and an arcade. Striker’s Arcade and Redemption room has over 30 games to test your skill and agility. Collect your redemption tickets so you can redeem them for some cool prizes.
    click for details


    STARDUST BOWL II
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN
    (219) 942-0432
    Open bowl, league play and special events.
    click for details


    SUPER BOWL INC
    218 S East St
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 661-9015
    We are a sixteen lane bowling center certified by the ABC and WIBC, located one block east of Crown Point's historic courthouse and town square. In addition to our variety of bowling leagues, The Super Bowl, Inc. features a video arcade, cosmic bowling, party packages and endless good times in the Final Frame Lounge. We also have free wireless internet. While enjoying all of this, one can also enjoy some great food from our grill.
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  • | Military, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Place of Interest
    - SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
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    JASPER COUNTY
    Jasper County World War Memorial
    N. McKinley Ave. & E. Angelica St.
    Rensselaer
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    Jasper County Veterans Memorial
    Northwest Corner Courthouse Lawn
    Washington & Van Rensselaer St.
    Rensselaer
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    LAKE COUNTY
    East Chicago Veterans Memorial
    4500 Block Indianapolis Blvd.
    East Chicago

    Griffith Veterans Memorial
    Broad St. and Oak St.
    Griffith

    Hammond Veterans Memorial
    5800 Block Hohman Ave.
    Hammond

    Memorial for all Wars
    Highland St. and Calumet Ave.
    Hammond

    Highway of Flags Veterans Memorial
    Ridge Rd. and Rt. 41
    Highland

    Community Veterans Memorial
    Corner of Calumet, Columbia and Superior Avenues
    Munster
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    Whiting Veterans Memorial
    Oliver St. and 119th
    Whiting

    Whiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Schrage Ave. and 119th
    Whiting

    "Battle of the Bulge" War Memorial
    Calumet Park Cemetary, 2305 W. 73rd Ave.
    Merrillville

    Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
    Stony Run County Park
    2.5 mi. north of Leroy

    Lake County Korean Veteran's Memorial
    U.S. 231 and 145th Avenue
    Leroy


    World War I - Gulf War Veteran's Memorial
    Located on the west lawn of the front grounds of Theodore Roosevelt High School
    730 W. 25th Ave.
    Gary

    Civil War Veterans Grave Site
    Old North Township/Tolleston Cemetary
    West side of Grant St. btn 19th Place and 20th Ave.
    Gary

    Non-denominational Veterans Memorial
    RidgeLawn-Mount Mercy Cemetary
    4401 W. Ridge Rd. (US Hwy 6)
    Gary

    Historical Veterans Cemetary Site
    Chain Lake Baptist Church Cemetary
    Chain Lake Rd. btn Calvin Center Rd. and Union Rd.
    Cass Co., Cassopolis, MI. (just north of Indiana State Line)

    WW-II Triangle Memorial
    North Main & East Goldsborough St.
    Crown Point
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    Hobart Patriotic Honor Rolls
    Lincoln & Main St.
    Hobart
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    LA PORTE COUNTY
    Soldiers Memorial Park
    250 Pine Lake Ave.
    La Porte

    Great Lakes Museum of Military History (Revolutionary War to present)
    360 Dunes Plaza
    Michigan City

    Numerous Memorials to the veterans of the various wars
    Washington Park on North Franklin Ave.
    Michigan City

    Numerous Memorials to veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam
    Greenwood Cemetary
    Michigan City

    World War Memorial Tree
    NE Lawn LaPorte County Courthouse, Lincolnway & Michigan Ave.
    LaPorte


    NEWTON COUNTY
    Civil War Memorial & War Memorial Pocket Park
    Westside Newton Co. Courthouse Lawn, North 3rd & East Graham St.
    Kentland, In 47951


    PORTER COUNTY
    Memorial Park Monument / Flags Memorial
    One Mile South of I-80/I-90 on Willowcreek Rd.
    Portage

    "All Wars" / Flags Memorial
    One-Half Mile north of I-80/I-90 on Rt 49
    Chesterton

    Porter County Veterans Memorial
    NW Lawn of Porter Co. Courthouse, Lincolnway & Washington St.
    Valparaiso

    Veterans and Volunteers Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows Park
    3210 N. Campbell Street
    Valparaiso
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  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Soccer, Youth Soccer, Sparta Dome, Indoor Soccer
    - SESSION INFORMATION
    Games primarily played on Saturdays ♦Some games may be on Sunday♦
    Individual & Team Registration (see links below)
    Greenfield's SlideMax Elite XP Turf (FIFA Preferred Product)- Like Playing Outdoors!
    -Wear Outdoor Cleats (clean!) or Turf Shoes
    -Full Concessions with Gelsosomo's Pizza, Little Market Tamales, & I-PourIt
    -Climate Controlled • USSF Certified Refs!
    -Coaches/Mgrs manage teams online •Automatic game reminders
    -NO DOOR FEE! NO REF FEE! NO LINE-UP FEE!
    -Age/Birthyear
    -US Soccer: 5 Things to Know About Birth Year Registration-click for details

    AGE GROUP INFO
    U5/U6 CO-ED $99/Player (+ Sparta member/Registration card*)
    -3v3 no goalies
    -42 min running clock
    -Parent Coached
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Medals for each player on last Game
    -In-House Teams Only

    U07/U08 $749/Team $99/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -5v5 ( 4 field players + goalie )
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) & Team registration available

    U10, U12, U14 and High School $899/Team $109/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -7v7 (6 field players + goalie)
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Session Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) and Team registration available
    -Field size 67 x 33 yards (202' x 100')

    * $20 Individual/$40 Family Annual (2017/2018) Sparta Member/Registration card required each player before playing. Birth Cert or US Youth Soccer Player card & Photo required.

    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
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    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
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    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
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  • | Local Events, Chesterton, Duneland Chamber, Dunes Learning Center, Summer Camp
    - Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5 day/4 night camp in the dunes. Registration by invitation only.

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    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    Dunes Learning Center 219.395.9555 curious@duneslearningcenter.org
  • | Local Events, Kayaking, Summer, Water Sports, Water Activities, Northwest Indiana
    - Looking for a spot to kayak? Check out these great places!

    Cedar Lake
    14415 Lauerman St.
    Cedar Lake, IN
    Launch site at north end of the lake. Lake Toy rentals offers kayak & paddleboard rentals. For rental information, click for details

    Deep River Water Trail
    9410 Old Lincoln Hwy
    Hobart, IN
    A designated canoe launch and parking area is available to the public on the northwest side (downstream and left) of Old Lincoln Way bridge.
    For more information, click for details

    Hansen Park
    100 East Street
    Michigan City, IN
    At Hansen Park, there is a pond nearby with an observation deck, fishing pads and a canoe/kayak launch into Trail Creek. For more information, click for details

    KANKAKEE RIVER (Dunn’s Bridge County Park in Porter County)
    500 E. County Rd.
    Kouts, IN
    Three-acre Dunn's Bridge County Park offers the only boat access to the Kankakee River in Porter County. The Kankakee watershed covers some 3,000 square miles that were once predominantly marshlands. Though the river has been extensively dredged and straightened and its surrounding wetlands drained, it is still very scenic and shelters abundant wildlife. It's a great place to canoe, kayak, watch wildlife from the riverbank, or fish from a small motorboat.
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    Lake George
    201 E Old Ridge Rd
    Hobart, IN
    For kayak rental information, click for details

    Lakeland Park
    2309 N Ringwood Rd
    Burns Harbor, IN
    For kayak rental availability and information, call the Burns Harbor Parks Department at 219-787-8126. For more information, click for details

    Lake Michigan- Whilaha Beach
    1561 Park Rd
    Whiting, IN
    Adjacent to Whiting Lakefront Park, Whihala Beach offers the complete Lake Michigan beach experience with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. Whihala is home to the WhoaZone, featuring a floating water park, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and more! For more information, click for details

    Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk
    6150 US Hwy 12 (100 Riverwalk Dr.)
    Portage, IN
    For more information, click for details

    Robinson Lake
    5250 Liverpool Rd
    Hobart, IN
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    Wolf Lake Memorial Park
    2324 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, IN
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park is home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities. For kayak rental availability and more information, click for details



     
           
  • | Local Events, Museum, Northwest Indiana, Chicago
    - NORTHWEST INDIANA:

    CEDAR LAKE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The museum is housed in the 100-year old historic Lassen's hotel and features interesting exhibits from Cedar Lake's resort era and much more. It is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from May-September with many special events throughout the summer. Admission is free. Special tours are available anytime from May-October with advance reservations.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Open on Sundays from 2-4pm, from Mid-June to the end of August.

    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to entertain and educate your family. Each of our three railroads have their own story. The full size railroad is of very rare narrow gauge equipment from many counties which was used to haul freight and/or passengers for commerce. Our largest locomotive is a Shay type that hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. The medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad provided entertainment as part of small amusement parks from the 1920s through the 1970s. One more small railroad (one-eighth scale) takes your family through the woods and on an under/over bridge route that is fun for “kids” of all ages. These trains are built by craftsmen and some even operate on steam power just like the full sized locomotives. These trains are quite an interesting hobby!
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    Scheduled tours are consistently offered at the PoCo Muse and are tailored to the age group and focus of the patrons participating. Standard tours last about 45 minutes to an hour, traveling through the entirety of the Porter County Museum, detailing the history of the building as well as the exhibits on display. Tours given during regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p) are free of charge, but must be scheduled in advance. For school groups, PoCo Muse staff can provide scavenger hunts or other activities, and will work with educators to develop a Museum visit that highlights classroom topics.
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    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum.
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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    CHICAGO:

    Adler Planetarium
    1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 922-7827
    The mission of the Adler Planetarium is to inspire exploration and understanding of our Universe.
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    Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 443-3600
    From popular Rembrandt masterpieces to recent works by lesser-known artists, the Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the finest art collections in the world. Spanning centuries of human creativity, exhibits include a distinguished collection of prints and drawings, an internationally acclaimed collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, sculptures, photographs, Asian, African and American arts, architectural drawings, textiles and more. Many pieces are on loan from the famed Terra Foundation for American Art. Educational programs and guided museum tours are available. Art books, reproductions, postcards and other items are available in the museum shop. Free public lectures are given during weekends.
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    Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
    6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 582-6500
    Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture. The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world wide. The Balzekas Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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    Bronzeville Children's Museum
    9301 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 721-9301
    A museum in the southern side of Chicago, it is the first and only African American children’s museum in the country
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    Charnley-Persky House Museum
    1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 915-0105
    The Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.
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    Chicago Children's Museum
    700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 527-1000
    Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect
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    Chicago History Museum
    1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
    (312) 642-4600
    The Museum continues to share the stories of the city and its people through exhibitions, programs, publications, and digital media. Thousands of school groups from Chicago and the surrounding area visit annually. The Research Center serves thousands each year, from schoolchildren working on History Fair projects to PhD students writing dissertations to filmmakers researching documentaries.
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    Chicago Maritime Museum
    1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 376-1982
    Located on the historical Bubbly Creek, the Chicago Maritime Museum is the only museum that tells the story of how Chicago was founded and shaped based solely by waterways. The first European explorers to settle on the land of what is now Chicago, Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette, sparked the beginning age of Chicago becoming one of the busiest sea ports in this nation. The Museum features replicas of Schooner ships, such as the famous David Dows, artifacts uncovered from the Eastland Dissaster, the biggest fatal ship sinking in Chicago history, the famous Ralph Freese canoe collection, and so much more
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    Depaul University Art Museum
    2350 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 325-7457
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    DuSable Museum of African American History
    740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 947-0600
    To promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs, and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art.
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    Field Museum
    1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605
    (312) 922-9410
    The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.
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    Glessner House Museum
    1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
    (312) 326-1480
    A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.
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    Halim Time & Glass Museum
    1560 Oak Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
    (224) 714-5600
    Halim Time & Glass Museum houses over 1100 time pieces and over 70 stained glass pieces of art. The building is five stories tall and is filled with history, art and the study of time.
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    Illinois Holocaust Museum
    603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 967-4800
    The mission of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is perhaps best expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.
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    International Museum of Surgical Science
    1524 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 642-6502
    The International Museum of Surgical Science, a division of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), maintains over 10,000 square feet of public galleries committed to the history of surgery, and an exquisite permanent collection of art and artifacts from the history of Medicine. The Museum supports its Mission through medically thematized exhibitions and programs, in addition to a strong contemporary art exhibition program.
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    Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
    756 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 243-9088
    Intuit is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Our mission is to celebrate the power of outsider art. Intuit defines "intuitive and outsider art" as work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who instead are motivated by their unique personal visions. This includes what is known as art brut, non-traditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art.
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    Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
    220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (630) 833-1616
    The Lizzadro Museum displays gemstone treasures, antiques to modern, with a blending of earth science exhibits.
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    Loyola University Museum of Art
    1200 W Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
    (312) 915-7600
    The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) was founded in 2005 on the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago. LUMA is located on the Magnificent Mile in Lewis Towers, a historic 1926 Gothic Revival building. The museum, with 25,000 square feet contains eight main exhibition galleries, the William G. and Marilyn M. Simpson Lecture Hall, the Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture, the Museum Shop, the Push Pin Gallery, and the Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Works on Paper Gallery.
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    Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
    2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 475-1030
    The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is one of only a handful of museums across the country that focuses exclusively on the art, history, and culture of Native American and First Nation peoples from throughout the United States and Canada. It promotes public understanding of cultural diversity through first voice perspectives.
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    Museum of Broadcast Communications
    360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 245-8200
    The mission of The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform, and entertain the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications, and online access to its resources.
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    Museum of Contemporary Art
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 280-2660
    Founded in 1967 as a Kunsthalle, or noncollecting art gallery, the MCA is now one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to art since 1945. Since our inception, it has been our mission to exhibit new and experimental work artists in all media, paired with ambitious education programs.
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    Museum of Science & Industry
    5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 684-1414
    Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
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    National Hellenic Museaum
    333 South Halsted Street, Chicago IL, 60661
    (312) 655-1234
    The mission of the museum is to share the legacy of Hellenism and to preserve the stories and honor the contributions to the United States of Greek immigrants and Americans of Greek heritage.
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    National Museum of Mexican Art
    1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
    (312) 738-1503
    Come to The National Museum of Mexican Art, where you can immerse yourself in the richness of Mexican art and culture right here in Chicago. Whatever your background, you’ll connect to this museum on a very personal level.
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    Northwestern Block Museum of Art
    40 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208
    (847) 491-4000
    The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures and serves as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions relevant to our lives today. The museum also commissions new work by artists to foster connections between artists and the public through the creative process. Each year, the Block mounts exhibitions; organizes and hosts lectures, symposia, and workshops involving artists, scholars, curators, and critics; and screens classic and contemporary films at its in-house cinema. The museum also reaches national and international audiences through its traveling exhibitions, publications and website. Its growing permanent collection of approximately 6,000 works focuses primarily on prints, photography, and drawings.
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    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
    2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 755-5100
    Known for its iconic Judy Istock Butterfly Haven and providing more hands-on science instruction than any other museum in Chicago, the Nature Museum has become one of the city's most attended institutions. The Nature Museum has given visitors the opportunity to create an authentic connection to nature, and has provided the Academy with a new opportunity to build on its legacy of hands-on science education, scientific research, and citizen science.
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    Pritzker Military Museum
    104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60603
    312.374.9333
    The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy.
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    Renaissance Society Museum
    5811 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 702-8670
    The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago presents contemporary art exhibitions, events, and publications. “The Ren”—as we are known by many—is an independent, non-collecting museum driven by an uncompromising commitment to artists and their ideas. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
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    Smart Museum of Art
    5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 702-0200
    AN INTIMATE MUSEUM FOR BOLD ENCOUNTERS WITH ART. As the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of more than 15,000 objects, including modern masterpieces, millennia-old Chinese artworks, rich examples of European painting, and provocative works of contemporary art.
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    Swedish American Museum
    5211 N Clark St., Chicago Illinois, IL 60640
    (773) 728-8111
    The Swedish American Museum thrives on the generosity of donors and volunteers. Nearly all of the artifacts in our collections have been donated by individuals, businesses and organizations. The Swedish American Museum collects items that contribute to the narrative we tell about immigration, the Swedish communities here in North America, and Swedish and Swedish-American culture.
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    The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
    99 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 977-0227
    The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates the Chicago River and its world-famous movable bridges. Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse.
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    The Oriental Institute
    1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 702-9514
    The Oriental Institute Museum is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.
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    The American Toby Jug Museum
    910 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
    (877) 862-9687
    The American Toby Jug Museum houses over 8000 Toby and Character jugs in ninety-seven cabinets, and is the largest collection of its kind in the world. Tracing the development of the Toby Jug and its derivative the Character Jug from its origin in the mid 18th Century into the present 21st Century, major sub-collections include over 300 antique Toby Jugs, the World’s finest collection of French majolica pitchers, a superb collection of Royal Bayreuth German jugs, complete collections of over one hundred fifty 20th Century makers, and the World’s largest collection of more than 1500 Royal Doulton Character and Toby Jugs and Derivatives. Included herein are the World’s largest Toby (40 inches tall), smallest Toby (3/8 inch), and certainly one of the oldest (c. 1760).
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    Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
    2320 W. Chicago, Ave., Chicago IL 60622
    (773) 227-5522
    The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) preserves and promotes contemporary art as a shared expression of the Ukrainian and American experience. UIMA develops, utilizes and encourages artistic talent through exhibitions, concerts, readings, lectures and films to serve the cultural needs of our community and city, and thereby strengthen cultural understanding and diversity.
    click for details

    Ukrainian National Museum
    2249 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 421-8020
    The Ukrainian National Museum is a symbol and reminder of the rich culture and history of Ukraine. Established in 1952, this museum houses a large collection of Ukrainian artwork, artifacts, folk costumes and many miscellaneous artifacts which are all related to the Ukrainians and its culture.
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 29- July 1.

    GARY

    Gary Preservation Tour 2018- June 30
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    Miller Woods Hike- July 1
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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival- June 29-July 1
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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival- June 29- July 4
    click for details

    5th Annual Pints in the Park at Wicker Park- June 30
    click for details

    The Unprofessionals at R-Bar & Grill- June 30
    click for details

    Highland Kiddie Parade- July 1
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    HOBART

    Jayceefest- June 28- July 3
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Mount Baldy Summit Hikes- July 1
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    PORTER

    Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm- July 1
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Kids Night Out - Super Celebration (Ages 4-10)- June 29
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    VALPARAISO

    Fallen Heroes Car Show And Motorcycle Ride- June 30
    click for details

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 30
    click for details

    Lightning Bug Music Festival- July 1
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | NATL - Historical
    - The Korean War began when North Korea invaded South Korea.
    The United Nations, with the United States as the principal force, came to the aid of South Korea. China, with assistance from the Soviet Union, came to the aid of North Korea. The war arose from the division of Korea at the end of World War II and from the global tensions of the Cold War that developed immediately afterwards.
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - On this date in 1962 the Supreme Court ruled that a prayer read aloud in public schools violated the First Amendment's separation of Church and state.
     
           

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Summer Camp, Summer, Eagle Rock Farm, Hebron
    Eagle Rock Farm
    4203 E. 173rd Ave. Hebron IN
    Eagle Rock Farm 219.746.5716 eaglerockfarmcamp@yahoo.com
  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, hike, butterflies, dragonflies, gibson woods, hammond
    - Gibson Woods is home to 23 documented species of dragonflies, as well as many butterflies. This year’s hikes will include a focus on butterflies as we walk each Tuesday from May 29-September 25 at 9:30am to find out who is flitting about. This adult program is free but registration is required, call 219-844-3188.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - Two and three year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 11:15am - 12:00pm | Library Events
    - Four and five year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation, sports, cross country, run, track, field, kids
    - Boys and Girls ages 4-12 of all skill levels are welcome to participate on the porter County Parks track team! Participants will have the opportunity during each meet to compete in 4 events (field and running.) Children will run with youngsters their own age, with boys and girls in separate divisions. We will compete against the Valparaiso YMCA and the Valpo Parks Department. Meets are tentatively scheduled for Saturdays, June 30, July 7, 14, and 21. $45. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
    Boone Grove Middle School
    325 W. 550 S. Boone Grove IN 46302
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Free Concert, Portage, Summer, Woodland Park
    - FREE CONCERTS! Through a collaboration between Portage Parks & Recreation, Portage Chamber of Commerce and Portage Live Entertainment, a series of Summer Music in the Park will be presented each Tuesday night at Woodland Park from June through August. All concerts will be held indoors in Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are open to the public. Music ranges from 40s to 50s, rock & roll, swing, blues, contemporary and all featuring local talent. Bring the whole family. Concessions will be Available for Purchase.
    Woodland Park
    2100 Willocreek Road Portage IN
    Portage Chamber 219.762.3300
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Running, Run Group, Chesterton, Winery
    - Join the Tuesday Night Run Group for a fun run followed by wine!
    Running Vines Winery
    119 S Calumet Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    Running Vines Winery 219.390.9463
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
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    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.
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    Central Avenue Beach Access
    151 Central Ave., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    A unique beach you can access by paved road or wooded trail. Here, you can see a buried forest created by wind-blown sands. Nearby, you can access the Calumet Bike Trail. Nearby, you can access the northeast end of the Calumet Bike Trail. This 9.1-mile gravel trail passes flower-filled fields, marshes, and woodlands. Lifeguards are not provided at Central Avenue Beach.
    click for details


    Cowles Bog
    1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    If you are the type that will WALK MILES TO GET TO A SECLUDED BEACH, this is your spot. On your way to the beach you will walk through the remnant of the once-widespread wetland system called Cowles Bog. The bog encompasses a marsh surrounding a small fen, where a stand of tamaracks and white pines grows on a floating mat of peat moss. Starting near the guardhouse in the northeastern part of the site, a boardwalk trail passes marshes and ponds that host horned grebes, black-crowned night herons, buffleheads, and a myriad of other water birds. You can hike right out to the beach and back on 4.5 miles of interconnecting loop trails. Two trailheads serve the trail system, each with a portable toilet. Parking is very limited and needless to say there are no lifeguards making the trek out to this secluded beach.
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    Dunbar Beach Access
    300 W. Lakefront Dr., Beverly Shores
    (219) 395-1882
    Parking is limited at this prime spot near the Lake View Picnic Area and the historic Century of Progress homes. A beautiful beach in a residential neighborhood where there are no lifeguards.
    click for details


    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton
    (219) 926-1952
    Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.
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    Kemil Road Beach Access
    27 N. State Park Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 395-1882
    You’ll enjoy one of the most scenic drives in Porter County getting to the Kemil Road Beach parking lots. Then you can enjoy a nice stretch of beach or walk down to Lake View Picnic area to have a picnic or use the restroom. No lifeguards.
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    Lake View Picnic Area
    50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    With easy access from your car to a sitting area with a stunning view, Lake View is also a popular spot for enjoying the beach. There are no lifeguards at Lake View, but it is the only area in the national lakeshore with picnic shelters overlooking the lake.
    click for details


    Mount Baldy Beach
    U.S. 12, Michigan City
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The BEACH is open but the DUNE is closed for public safety and dune protection.
    click for details


    Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    100 Riverwalk Dr., Portage
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The popular location is open daily, sunrise to dusk. Year round, the location is a great place to view the ever changing seasons along Lake Michigan and watch dramatic weather and clouds build over the lake. It's an easy location to watch for migrating birds in the spring and summer, and observe shelf ice that forms along the beach edge in the winter. (Keep in mind that walking on shelf ice is dangerous). During the busy summer season, the 125 vehicle parking lots are often full by mid-morning.
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    Porter Beach Access
    3050 Wabash Ave., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    A popular gathering spot for splashing in the water, playing beach sports and catching some rays. Bathrooms and small foot wash. Limited parking. No lifeguards.
    click for details


    Wells St. Beach
    9501 Lake Shore Dr, Gary
    Phone: (219) 938-8275
    WSB beach front parking and concession now has a patio with table side dining serving beer, wine, and food. Located in Miller, Indian on Lake Michigan, just a short drive from Chicago, Michigan City, LaPorte, and Valparaiso. Enjoy a day on the beach with family and friends. Don't forget to indulge in the season must have, our Wells Street Burger!
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    West Beach
    376 N. County Line Rd., Portage
    (219) 395-1882
    A bath house nestled among dunes and a wide sandy beach makes this a popular spot for enjoying Lake Michigan. From the beach, hike the Dune Succession Trail that includes a boardwalk and 250 stairs to a spectacular overlook of the lake with Chicago on the horizon. Covered picnic shelters and grills offer a great spot to relax over a meal after a day’s worth of activities. Lifeguards available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, activities, fun, swim, NWI, ride, all ages
    - CROWN POINT

    DEEP RIVER WATERPARK
    9001 E Lincoln Hwy, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 947-7850
    There's a lot to do at the Chicagoland's Largest and the Midwest's Favorite Family Waterpark!
    All of our attractions are designed to provide activities for all ages and intensity levels... from easy flowing river rides to speed slides at near free-fall...we have it all!
    click for details


    PORTER

    *** Seven Peaks Waterpark is currently closed and there is no time frame as to when it will open. We will remove this message when we know it is open. ***
    SEVEN PEAKS WATERPARK
    1275 North Waverly Road
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 728-1658 or 801-377-4386
    Seven Peaks Waterpark Duneland, located in the heart of Northwest Indiana, is one of the largest waterparks in all of Indiana with 15 waterslides, including four 70-feet free fall drop-slides and a giant half pipe tube ride. We also have a 650,000 gallon Wave Pool, 2 kids areas with splash features and waterslides, group pavilions, and so much more!
    click for details

    WHITING

    WhoaZone at Whihala Beach
    Whihala Beach
    1561 Park Rd
    Whiting, Indiana
    (866) 946-2966
    WhoaZone is one of the largest water playgrounds in the Midwest!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live music, Entertainment, Band, Park, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - NORTHWEST INDIANA

    South Shore Summer Music Festival- Click below to check locations/dates
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Hanover Central Outdoor Concert at the Town Complex- May 19
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    CROWN POINT

    Gospel Fest- June 24
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    DYER

    2018 Summer Concert Series
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    HIGHLAND

    2018 Summer Concert Series- Thursdays June- September
    *21 and over only!
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    Highland's "Last Call For Summer"- August 11
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    LAPORTE

    Arts in the Park- Every Wednesday & Thursday from June- August
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Concert in the Park at Pruzin Park- July 27
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Chamber Music Festival, Classic Korean Concert Tour- June 22
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    MUNSTER

    Heritage Park Summer Concert Series
    click for details

    Music In The Park, With Art
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    PORTAGE

    Music in the Park- Every Tuesday from June-August
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    ST. JOHN

    2018 Saturday Sunset Concert Series
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    VALPARAISO

    Summer Concert Series at Zao Island
    click for details

     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Park, Entertainment, Free, Fun, Kids, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - DYER

    Movie in the Park- Ferdinand: June 6
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    EAST CHICAGO

    Movie Night- May 24
    click for details

    Movie Night- June 21
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    Movie Night- July 26
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    Movie Night- August 23
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    Movie Night- September 27
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    HEBRON

    Frozen- June 6
    click for details

    The Goonies- June 20
    click for details

    Wreck It Ralph- July 11
    click for details

    Hook- July 25
    click for details

    Lego Batman- August 1
    click for details

    Wonder- August 15
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    HIGHLAND

    Movie in the Park- Despicable Me 3: JUNE 8
    click for details

    Movie in the Park - The Emoji Movie: JULY 13
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    HOBART

    2018 Movie Line Up- Festival Park
    Movies start at dusk
    click for details

    5/31/18- UP
    6/7/18- Wonder
    6/14/18- Beauty and the Beast Sing a Long
    6/21/18- Grease
    6/28/18- Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle
    6/29/18- The Little Mermaid
    7/12/18- Star Wars : The Last Jedi
    7/19/18- Cars 3
    7/26/18- A League of Their Own
    8/2/18- Despicable Me
    8/3/18- Free Willy
    8/9/18- Emoji Movie

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    MUNSTER

    Movie in the Park- Justice League: June 11
    click for details

    Movie in the Park- Lion King: July 23
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    Movie in the Park- CoCo: August 6
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    PORTAGE

    Market on the Square- Movie at Dusk- EVERY FRIDAY
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Donuts & Descendants Movie Party in the Park: JUNE 1
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    Hocus Pocus Movie Party in the Park: JULY 13
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    VALPARAISO

    Summer Outdoor Movies
    Central Park Plaza
    click for details

    2018 Schedule:
    June 12th – Despicable Me 3
    June 19th – Lion King
    June 26th – The LEGO Ninjago Movie
    July 10th –Jumanji
    July 17th – Coco

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    WINFIELD

    Despicable Me 3- JUNE 8
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    COCO- JULY 13
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    The Sandlot- AUGUST 11
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Dog Park, Dogs, NWI, Parks
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region. Although most parks are open from dusk until dawn, please check websites for any closures before heading to your favorite park!

    **Pictured: Perry Ferrini Dog Park, Schererville


    LAKE COUNTY

    Crown Point Dog Park
    Jerry Ross Park, Center Ross Road, Crown Point
    219-661-2271
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake
    6398 W 133rd Ave, Crown Point
    Call 219-769-PARK to purchase annual passes or stop by the Lake County Parks corporate office at 8411 E. Lincoln Highway just west of Deep River Waterpark on U.S. 30. Office hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer
    Located at Central Park, the three acre facility includes a small dog area and a large dog area. Complete with benches, dog waste stations and a shelter in each section, the dog park is open daily from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. Each area of the park includes its own water fountain for the dogs (but is only on seasonally during the warmer times of the year).
    For annual fees, click for details


    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive, Munster
    This 3-acre dog park is located on the east side of the park, just south of the formal gardens. The dog park is a gated park for members only and is sectioned in two divisions, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. The park is equipped with dog drinking fountains and dog play equipment. Munster Parks and Recreation hosts their annual doggie paddle the last day of pool season and the Pooch a Palooza Dog Fair in August each year. Registration begins in May.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell
    Freedom Bark Park is located in the southeast corner of Freedom Park on 5 acres of beautifully designed landscape. Membership is required and annual passes are available with proof of current vaccinations. Freedom Bark Park is a beautiful and functional dog park that both dogs and their owners will enjoy for many generations to come. Have fun, play safe, and enjoy the park!
    For annual fees, click for details


    Perry Ferrini Dog Park
    5061 W 91st Ave, Schererville
    Activities include equipment for obedience and agility activities. There is also open play areas for free activity such as frisbee and ball catching.
    Additional amenities include benches, drinking fountains (for dogs and people), waste disposal area, earth berms, native planting, shelters, and a sign at entry detailing the rules and regulations of the park.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Riverside Bark Dog Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North, Hammond
    For fee information call 219-853-6300.
    click for details


    Wicker Memorial Park Dog Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    Our dog park – upgraded in 2016 – features pet fountains, benches for leash holders and plenty of space for your pooch to run around. One of the best features of the new dog park: a plan to preserve the verdant green turf.
    For fee information, click for details


    Wiggly Field Dog Park
    10051 Hedwig Dr., St John
    The dog park is located at 10051 Hedwig Drive, St John, Indiana 46373. Users are required to purchase a permit each calendar year at the St. John Town Hall, 10955 West 93rd Avenue.
    For fee information, click for details


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park (3 acres)
    3855 South 1100 West, Westville
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres)
    7943 W. 400 North, Michigan City
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Luhr County Park ( 1 acre)
    3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Small Animal Shelter (1 acre)
    2855 W State Road 2, LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    PORTER COUNTY

    Royal Acres Country Club
    3554 Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso
    Royal Acres Country Club is a privately owned dog park located at 3554 South Sturdy Road in Valparaiso, Indiana. The park is a five acre grassy area enclosed by a six foot fence. It provides a safe place to exercise and socialize for dogs and their people.
    For fee information, click for details


    Lakeland Park Dog Park
    1200 Lakeland Park Dr, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
    A dog park, a 200 ft. by 100 ft. fenced-in area, is located on the south end of Lakeland Park, 1200 Lakeland Park Dr. in Burns Harbor. Lakeland Park is available to all residents as well as any visitors. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park.
    For fee information, click for details


    Woodland Dog Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage
    Free
    For more information, click for details


     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
    click for details

    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • - Looking for a sophisticated atmosphere and world class sushi? Look no further, located above Prime Steakhouse on the Crown Point Square, Umi Sushi boasts the best sushi in the region.
    Umi Sushi & Lounge
    109 W. Joliet Street Crown Point IN 46307
    Umi Sushi & Lounge 219.262.7652
  • | Local Events, Chesterton, Duneland Chamber, Dunes Learning Center, Summer Camp
    - Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5 day/4 night camp in the dunes. Registration by invitation only.

    For more information, click for details
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    Dunes Learning Center 219.395.9555 curious@duneslearningcenter.org
  • | Local Events, Market, Farmer's Market, Valparaiso, Shop Local, Produce, Food
    - Come to the Valparaiso Market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, and beautiful plants and flowers. The fresh produce will liven up even your favorite recipes or grab lunch on the go from one of the wonderful food vendors. Beautiful plants and flowers make great gifts for friends or just to enjoy at home!

    The Valparaiso Market is located at the William E. Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette Street in Valparaiso. Visit with local growers and craftsmen to buy plants in early summer and the freshest vegetables from summer through fall.

    For more information, click for details
    Central Park Plaza
    68 Lafayette Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valparaiso Events 219.464.8332 info@valparaisoevents.com
  • | Local Events, Lunch, Food, Chesterton, El Salto, Mexican Restaurant
    - Valid at Chesterton Location Only, Tuesday- Friday from 11a- 3p.
    El Salto
    757 Indian Boundary Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    El Salto Chesterton Location 219.395.9890 info@elsaltorestaurant.com
  • | Local Events, Outdoor Movies, Valparaiso, Free
    - Join us in the park for the Summer Outdoor Movies at The Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza. Each week we'll share a family-friendly film, so bring your chair or blanket, and your friends and enjoy a blockbuster celebration under the stars. Admission if FREE. Movies start at dusk.

    2018 Schedule:
    June 12th – Despicable Me 3
    June 19th – Lion King
    June 26th – The LEGO Ninjago Movie
    July 10th –Jumanji
    July 17th – Coco

    For more information, click for details
    Central Park Plaza
    68 Lafayette Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valparaiso Events 219.464.8332 info@valparaisoevents.com
  • | Local Events, Beach, Chesterton, Indiana Dunes State Park, Boot Camp, Exercise, Yoga
    - The Duneland YMCA has paired up with the Indiana Dunes State park for the 3rd season of Beach Yoga! This year we are also adding Beach Boot Camp!

    All Classes are 60 minutes and weather permitting. Yoga times: Tuesdays 9:00am
    Thursdays 7:00pm (sunset yoga)
    Sundays 9:00am
    Beach Boot Camp Thursday's at 9:00am.

    Cost for all classes is $10/per class
    purchase a class pass for $40/ 5- class pass

    Make purchase at the Duneland YMCA prior to class at the beach or feel free to purchase your pass from your Instructor. (Cash or Check is preferred on the beach).

    Any questions? please email Ashley Lafata alafata@dunelandymca.org.
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
    Ashley Lafata alafata@dunelandymca.org
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 29- July 1.

    GARY

    Gary Preservation Tour 2018- June 30
    click for details

    Miller Woods Hike- July 1
    click for details

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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival- June 29-July 1
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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival- June 29- July 4
    click for details

    5th Annual Pints in the Park at Wicker Park- June 30
    click for details

    The Unprofessionals at R-Bar & Grill- June 30
    click for details

    Highland Kiddie Parade- July 1
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Jayceefest- June 28- July 3
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Mount Baldy Summit Hikes- July 1
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm- July 1
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Kids Night Out - Super Celebration (Ages 4-10)- June 29
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    VALPARAISO

    Fallen Heroes Car Show And Motorcycle Ride- June 30
    click for details

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 30
    click for details

    Lightning Bug Music Festival- July 1
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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Wednesday, June 27th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Summer Camp, Summer, Eagle Rock Farm, Hebron
    Eagle Rock Farm
    4203 E. 173rd Ave. Hebron IN
    Eagle Rock Farm 219.746.5716 eaglerockfarmcamp@yahoo.com
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Kids
    - Designed for ages 10 and under along with families, each program offers a unique way to get outside, and learn about history or nature. This free summer program takes place on Wednesdays at 10 AM from June 13- August 8. This week’s program is Old Glory. Why stars? Why stripes? Find out why the American flag looks like it does and go on a flag hunt around the park.
    Deep River County Park
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway - Hobart, Indiana 46342 Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | Library Events
    - Enjoy a movie during summer break. Bring the whole family! Rated PG ; 111 minutes Snacks are welcome (clear drinks only)! *Children under 7 must be accompanied by an adult 18+ at the Merrillville library. Call for title.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 2:30pm - 4:00pm | Kids, summer camp, nwi, kids, cooking
    - Sick of cooking for your kids?! Have them cook their own! This class will introduce your child to simple utensils, measuring, and table manners. Children will prepare snacks and desserts designed just for kids. Please inform the Park Dept. 2 weeks in advance of any allergies. (Class meets every Wednesday starting 6/6 and ending 6/27)

    Ages: 7-13
    Fee: $47R/$50NR

    Sign up click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Farmer's Market, Chesterton, Produce, Vegetables, Fruit, Farm stand, Vendors
    - Coffee Creek Farmers Market is the first Producer Only Market in Porter County. Vendors include farmers, specialty food producers, food trucks, & artisans.
    Coffee Creek Farmers Market
    178 E Sidewalk Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    Coffee Creek Farmers Market 219.707.9327
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, European Markets, Burn's Harbor, Food Truck Square, Vendors, Shopping, Crafts
    - Booth Application
    We are accepting merchants for the 2018 Season of Burns Harbor's European Market on the Square.

    To download an application, click for details

    Please remit your application and product photographs here: jacqueline@dunelandchamber.org

    The Burns Harbor Food Truck Square premiered in 2014. The event is organized in partnership The Town of Burns Harbor and The Duneland Chamber of Commerce. The Burns Harbor Food Truck Square is located at the former site of the Westport Community Club, off of Rt. 149. The European Market runs every consecutive Wednesday evening, beginning on May 30th through Wednesday, September 12th. The market hours are 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. The Market attracts merchants selling a broad array of goods, including ethnic and gourmet foods, baked goods such as artisan breads and pastries, spices, organic produce, fresh flowers, produce from local farmers and orchards, rare books, cheeses, handmade soaps, lotions and oils, jewelry, candles, pottery, clothing and fashion accessories, toys, fine art, pet products and much more. Our Market management team is committed to providing the best customer and merchant experience available while maintaining a professional and organized artisan’s market.

    A program formed within the Burns Harbors community which features regional eateries and family-friendly entertainment uniquely together for all visitors. Burns Harbor recently accepted a proposal by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce to create a partnership that will bring their European Market on the road to the Burns Harbor Food Truck Square!

    Camaraderie and community engagement has been the overall goal for the Town of Burns Harbor and the development of the Food Truck Square.

    Burns Harbor has recently expanded the Food Truck Square to include themed Wednesday events (along with free themed family entertainment, free admission, bounce houses, food trucks and live music) and some themed Saturday events too. The Food Truck Square runs each Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. located at 1237 Westport Rd. — at the corner of Haglund and Westport roads, just off of S.R. 149.

    Every Wednesday evening, attendees can expect a variety of two to three food trucks to choose from, offering different cuisines and at least two food trucks offering a variety of sweet treats. Each event varies and can provide attendees with anything from craft vendors to classic cars, graffiti art to free face painting, cocktails and more.

    Recently the Arts on the Square event featured local graffiti artist Cas Perez, whom created a masterpiece with attendees using spray paint. The spray-painted canvases now serve as gateway signage near the Food Truck Square. The event also featured a variety of the region’s most popular craft vendors and live music by Johnny V.

    Classic cars also recently lined the square during the recent Better Burns Harbor: Cars Night Out. This highly attended event was sponsored by local dealerships, including Lake Shore Motors and Bosak Chevrolet of Burns Harbor. The event was also captured by drone videographer Brandon Clair of Timeless Aerial Photography, click for details

    The Food Truck Square will continue to provide attendees with a variety of Northwest Indiana’s most popular food trucks throughout the summer season and into the fall, including: The Rolling Stone Breaker, King of The Road, Bills Grill, Sizzlebox, Redemak’s, Dogs and Hogs, Lulu’s Licks, Jodis Italian Ice, Chunky Tacos and more. All are welcome to attend this unique gathering space filled with great eats, entertainment, artisans and family fun.

    Interested food trucks/vendors or sponsors may contact Councilman Marcus Rogala at mrogala@burnsharbor-in.gov or 219-406-3272. For vendor applications and sponsorship sign-up forms, click for details

    Burns Harbor Food Truck Square
    1237 Westport Road Burns Harbor IN 46304
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce 219.926.5513 info@dunelandchamber.org
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Burns Harbor, Market, Family Fun, Beer Garden, Vendors
    - The Burns Harbor’s European Market on the Square celebrates its first month of operation this coming Wednesday, June 27, 2018. The Redevelopment Commission of Burns Harbor and The Duneland Chamber of Commerce, organizers of the Chesterton European Market have partnered together to bring The Chesterton European Market, to Burns Harbor’s Food Truck Square.

    The Burns Harbor’s European Market on the Square kicked off its season on June 6, 2018. This event happens each Wednesday night with food trucks, vendors from Chesterton’s European Market, live music, and a free bounce house each week. Once a month, we feature a beer garden and a car show. Guests are welcome to pitch a blanket on the lawn and listen to the live music while enjoying a delicious dinner from one of the food vendors.

    “This is an easy-going, local event that is tailor-made for a weeknight crowd, whether you are getting off of work and want a quick dinner or you want to take the kids out for some inexpensive fun, we are the place to do it,” Market Director Jacqueline Thomas said.

    The Market happens from 5-9 pm each Wednesday at the former site of the Westport Community Club on Rt. 149. The Market runs through to the end of September every Wednesday night.

    If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Jacqueline Thomas at (219)926-5513 or email at Jacqueline@dunelandchamber.org.
    Burn's Harbor European Market
    1237 Westport Road Burns Harbor IN 46304
    Jacqueline Thomas 219.926.5513 Jacqueline@dunelandchamber.org
  • | 5:45pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation, sports, cross country, run, track, field, kids
    - Boys and Girls ages 4-12 of all skill levels are welcome to participate on the porter County Parks track team! Participants will have the opportunity during each meet to compete in 4 events (field and running.) Children will run with youngsters their own age, with boys and girls in separate divisions. We will compete against the Valparaiso YMCA and the Valpo Parks Department. Meets are tentatively scheduled for Saturdays, June 30, July 7, 14, and 21. $45. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    775 Meridian Rd. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | Local Events, northwest indiana, events, happenings, free, what to do, newsletter, nwi
    - We email:
    Festivals
    Parades
    Fireworks
    Family Events
    Farmers Markets
    Movies in the Park
    Musicals
    Concerts
    Beer & Wine Tastings
    Garage Sales
    List of Pools & Splashpads
    And so much more!

    Click on this link, then fill in your email address and zip code*
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    *You just need to choose one of the following zip codes (choose the one that is closest to where you live). We list events from the surrounding towns for each zip code!

    LAKE COUNTY
    46403 Cedar Lake
    46307 Crown Point
    46311 Dyer
    46312 East Chicago
    46402 Gary
    46403 Gary
    46304 Gary
    46406 Gary
    46407 Gary
    46408 Gary
    46409 Gary
    46319 Griffith
    46320 Hammond
    46323 Hammond
    46324 Hammond
    46327 Hammond
    46322 Highland
    46342 Hobart
    46405 Lake Station
    46356 Lowell
    46410 Merrillville
    46321 Munster
    46375 Schererville
    46373 St. John
    46394 Whiting


    PORTER COUNTY
    46304 Chesterton
    46341 Hebron
    46368 Portage
    46383 Valparaiso
    46385 Valparaiso

    LAPORTE COUNTY
    46350 LaPorte
    46360 Michigan City

    ENJOY!
     
           
    Stacy Travis 219.384.3555 stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Theater, Comedy, Musical, Play, Plays, Shows, NWI, Northwest Indiana Theater
    - You don't have to travel into the city for the theater. Check out these various theaters and their productions in Northwest Indiana.


    Acting Theatre of Michigan City
    215 West 10th Street, Michigan City
    (219) 872-4221
    The Acting Theatre of Michigan city is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to producing first-time theatre of all disciplines created especially for Michigan City area audiences and in cooperation with other arts organizations.
    click for details


    Beatniks on Conkey
    418 Conkey Street, Hammond
    219-852-0848
    BEATNIKS was created by Rip and Bonnie Johnson as a place for creative minds to try out new material, for theater groups who need a place to perform, to offer the public a place to relax, have a cup of coffee, maybe a snack or two, and be entertained. Unless otherwise marked, shows on Friday and Saturday - doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:00 PM.
    Sunday matinees - doors open at 1:30 PM, show at 2:00 PM.
    Plan on being prompt... for complimentary beverages, snacks and pastries.
    click for details


    Chicago Street Theatre
    154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso
    (219) 464-1636
    Our award-winning theatre company began a new chapter of its history in 1997 when we purchased the Chicago Street Theatre, located at 154 West Chicago Street in Valparaiso, Indiana. The theatre underwent an extensive renovation completed February 1, 2008. The intimate 130-seat theatre now features brand new stadium seating that makes it an incredible space to enjoy live theatre.
    click for details


    Dune Arts Foundation
    288 Shady Oak Drive, Michigan City
    (219) 879-7509
    The Dunes Arts Foundation, Inc., which operates the Dunes Summer Theatre and The Dunes Youth Programs, was incorporated in the State of Indiana on January 17th, 1952. Located in Michiana Shores, the theatre is nestled on a scenic 20 acre wooded site, about a half mile from the Indiana Dunes and the Lake Michigan shore. It seats over 270 patrons, hosts 12 cabins for summer actors and interns, and has an outside pavilion.
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    Canterbury Theatre
    807 Franklin Street, Michigan City
    (219) 874-4269
    Canterbury Winter Arts Series has something for everyone, with a season that includes theatrical productions for both adults and children, live music from the best of local artists, open mic nights and more!
    Canterbury Summer Theatre celebrates its 50th anniversary season in 2018 as one of the Midwest's oldest professional summer companies, presenting an exciting slate of comedies, musicals and thrillers, produced by our talented Resident Company, hailing from throughout the country. Come see tomorrow's stars, today!
    click for details


    Foot Light Players
    1705 Franklin St, Michigan City
    (219) 874-4035
    Northwest Indiana's award winning community theatre.
    click for details


    Gary Shakespeare Company
    3401 Broadway, Gary
    (219) 938-4565
    Free Shakespeare for Northwest Indiana.
    click for details


    Highland Parks Performing Arts Group Summer Theatre
    Performances are held at:
    Main Square Gazebo
    Fifth St. and Ridge Road
    Highland, IN 46322
    219.838.0114
    The Highland Parks Performing Arts Group puts on a summer production on the lawn at Main Square.
    click for details


    LaPorte Little Theatre Club
    218 A. St., LaPorte
    (219) 362.5113
    La Porte Little Theatre Club is family fun and friendly. We encourage everyone to take part in community theatre, whether you are on stage or part of the crew, you just can't beat live theatre for fun and excitement!
    click for details


    L’arc en Ciel Theatre Group
    Performances held at:
    Great Oaks After 4 Club
    13109 Wicker Avenue, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-8000
    The Region’s only full-time dinner theatre.
    click for details


    Marian Theatre Guild
    119th St. and Lincoln Ave., Whiting
    (219) 473-7555
    The Marian Theatre Guild is Whiting's longest running community theatre, presenting a fall musical and spring drama/comedy annually. The Guild is associated with St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and performs in their Marian Memorial Auditorium located at 119th Street and Lincoln Avenue.
    Please watch our calendar of events on Whiting's town page for upcoming shows.
    click for details


    Memorial Opera House
    104 Indiana Avenue in Valparaiso
    (219) 548-9137
    Built in 1893 as a memorial to Civil War veterans, this historic landmark theatre continues a long tradition of opening its doors to local and national talent. With each season specifically selected to delight and entertain our patrons, we know even the most discerning theater enthusiast will be captivated.
    click for details


    Ross Music Theatre
    In association with M & M Productions
    227 Center St, Hobart
    (219) 947-4922
    If you enjoy theatre and have not experienced it in our intimate setting you owe it to yourself to check out a show here. We Think you will love it.
    click for details


    Theater at the Center
    1040 Ridge Road in Munster
    (219) 836-1930
    The mission of Theatre at the Center, Inc. is to bring to The Center for Visual and Performing Arts disciplines of the performing arts that are at once appealing, educational, and accessible to the entire community.
    click for details


    Theatre Northwest on Grant
    3660 Grant Street, Gary
    (219) 980-6808
    Theatre Northwest at the Arts & Sciences Building houses a state-of-the-art 500-seat proscenium theater and a more intimate 100-seat Studio Theatre. Newly opened in the Fall of 2017, both facilities are located on the 2nd floor. Read more about the new theatre here.
    click for details


    The Towle Theater
    5205 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 937-8780
    Towle Theater is conveniently located 1/2 block West of Dan Rabin Plaza and less than 1 mile from the South Shore Train Line for access to public transportation.
    click for details


    Valparaiso University Theatre
    Valparaiso University Center for the Arts,
    U.S. Highway 30 and Sturdy Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 464-5162
    Each year, the department presents an extensive season of theatrical performances featuring students of many majors.
    click for details


    4th Street Theater
    125 N. Fourth Street, Chesterton
    (219) 926-7875
    Originally founded in 1990 as the North Coast Cultural Association and was located in the former St. Patrick's Catholic Church. In August of 1998, a devastating fire consumed the old church and the organization was left homeless. After spending the better part of a year on clean up, debt settlement and reorganization, NCCA was gifted with the use of a small building at 125 N. Fourth St. in downtown Chesterton. This empty building has now been converted into the intimate, 50-seat theater, which has been a performance venue for many artists in the Northwest Indiana region.
    click for details


    Genesius Guild
    First United Methodist Church
    6635 Hohman Avenue, Hammond
    (877) 724-7715
    The Genesius Guild is a community theatre troupe based in Hammond, Indiana. The Guild currently utilizes the facilities in the First United Methodist Church of Hammond. The Guild was founded in 1984 as an outgrowth of the summer Vacation Bible School at First United Methodist Church. Our name is taken from Saint Genesius, the Patron Saint of Actors.


    Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts
    6915 Grand Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 989-7316 x 1889
    The Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts (HAPA) is an institution of rigorous
    programs committed to artistic and academic excellence.
    click for details


    Hammond Community Theatre
    P.O. Box 394, Hammond
    (219) 852-0848
    Bringing theatre to the community!
    click for details


    Highland Theatre Company of HHS
    9135 Erie Street, Highland
    Highland Theatre Company is the student-run theatre organization of Highland High School.
    click for details


    Improductions, LLC
    773-828-9117
    A company founded to help push do-it-yourself productions in the Chicagoland area. This company is together as a place where people who produce their own theatre productions find skills and resources to help make their dreams a reality. Whether it’s team management, audio/video production, theatrical instruction, or graphic art production, we have the ability to help anyone seeking expertise and experience in putting the best production possible forward.
    click for details


    Munster Theatre Company
    8808 Columbia Avenue, Munster
    (219) 838-3200
    The fully handi-cap accessible facility features an over 1000-seat theater, a fully functional proscenium stage with counter-weight fly system, shop, four dressing rooms, make-up room, DMX 512 lighting system and digitally-tuned sound system.
    click for details


    Seedlings Theatre
    (219) 281-2829
    We are planting the arts across Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland. We are inclusive in every sense, welcoming seasoned, first-time, and non-traditional actors, directors, designers, technicians, volunteers, and audience members to engage with the performing arts in new ways. Our productions inspire growth, engage discussion, and enrich the community.
    click for details


    Valparaiso Theatrical Company
    1507 Glendale Blvd., Valparaiso
    (219) 309-6794
    The Valparaiso Theatrical Company is a non-profit group meant to focus on providing fund-raising opportunities for other non-profit organizations. The company’s performances have taken them to many venues. The theater is currently looking for a place to perform on a regular basis in the Porter County area until which time we find a permanent home for our performances in Valparaiso, Indiana.
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, lakes, ponds, creeks, cast, line, parks, stream, river, creek, marsh, NWI
    - Looking for a fishing spot? Northwest Indiana has numerous lakes, ponds and creeks where you can cast a line.

    LAKE COUNTY

    Centennial Park- 900 N Centennial Dr., Munster

    Cedar Lake- 2 miles east of US 41 at Cline Avenue in Cedar Lake (fishing by boat only)

    Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce Welcome Center- 7925 Lake Shore Drive, Cedar Lake

    Deep River County Park- 9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart

    Fancher Lake- Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S Court St., Crown Point

    Grand Boulevard Lake- Grand Blvd and Marquette Rd Near Central Ave., Lake Station

    Lake Etta- 4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary

    Lake George- 111 E Old Ridge Rd., Hobart

    Lake Hills Park- 8640 Lake Hills Dr., St. John

    Lemon Lake- 6322 W. 133rd Avenue , Crown Point

    Oak Ridge Prairie- 301 South Colfax Street, Griffith

    Prairie West Park- 9359 West Oakridge Dr., St. John

    Robinson Lake- 5250 Liverpool Rd, Hobart

    Stoney Run County Park- 142nd and Union Street, Leroy

    Three Rivers County Park- 2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station

    Wolf Lake- 2324 Calumet Ave., Hammond


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park- 3855 South 1100 West, Westville

    Clear Lake- From US 35 / 39, north 1 mile on Truesdale Avenue, then 0.25 miles east in LaPorte

    Creek Ridge County Park- 7943 West 400 North, Michigan City

    Fish Lake- Off SR 4, 3.5 miles east of SR 104

    Fox Memorial Park- Fox Park Drive & Truesdell Avenue in LaPorte

    Hog Lake- 2.5 miles north of Rolling Prairie on CR 700 North

    Kankakee River- Off River Road, 2 miles south of Hupp Road at Kingsbury FWA

    Luhr County Park- 3178 South County Road 150 West, LaPorte

    Pine & Stone Lakes- LaPorte, off Lake Shore Drive

    Red Mill County Park- 0185 South Homlesville Road, LaPorte

    Soldiers Memorial Park- Grangemouth Road & Waverly road in LaPorte

    Tamarack Lake- At Kingsbury FWA


    PORTER COUNTY

    Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve- 2401 Village Point, Chesterton

    Countryside Park- 5250 US Highway 6, Portage

    Burns Ditch- Portage Marina, 0.25 mi. S of US 12 off SR 249

    Flint Lake- 2 miles outside of Valparaiso (Fishing by boat only)

    Indian Springs Park (small pond)- West of Fire Department / Public Works Building at 550 Beam Street in Porter

    Lake Charles Park (small pond)- Washington & Vine Streets in Porter

    Long Lake- 1 mile north of Valparaiso on West Long Lake Drive

    Loomis Lake- Rogers Lakewood Park, 4 miles north of Valparaiso on Campbell Road

    Grand Kankakee Marsh- 21690 Range Line Road, Hebron

    Salt Creek at Imagination Glen County Park- 2275 McCool Rd, Portage
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Park, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Over 20 Parks & Gardens to Visit in Northwest Indiana

    LAKE COUNTY:

    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD
    3606 Belshaw Road, Lowell
    Astronomy Center, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Picnic facilities, Tours, Trails, and more.
    click for details


    DEEP RIVER PARK AND HISTORIC WOODS GRIST MILL
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway, Hobart
    Fishing, Gift Shop, Hayrides, Historical Buildings, Picnic facilities, Playground, Trails and more.
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    GIBSON WOODS NATURE PRESERVE
    6201 Parrish Avenue, Hammond
    Gift Shop, Group Tours, Hiking Trails, Environmental Awareness Center, Wildlife Viewing Area and more.
    click for details


    GRAND KANKAKEE MARSH
    21690 Range Line Road, Hebron
    Boat and Canoe Launch, Fishing, Hunting, Picnic Facilities, Trails and more.
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    HIDDEN LAKE PARK
    6355 Broadway, Merrillville
    (219) 980-8790
    Concessions, Clubhouse, Disc Golf, Fishing, Fitness Trail, Paddle boats, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Softball, Swimming and more.
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    LAKE ETTA COUNTY PARK
    4801 West 29th Avenue, Gary
    Fishing, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Swimming, Trails and more.
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    LEMON LAKE COUNTY PARK
    6322 W. 133rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
    Basketball, Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-March/snow-permitting), 72 Hole Championship Disc Golf, Fishing, Food Concessions in Summer, Hayrides, Off Lease Dog Facility, Open Play Field, Picnic Facilities, Playground, Recreational Equipment Rental, Sand Volleyball, Soccer Field, Softball Diamonds, Tennis Courts, Trails and more.
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    MARQUETTE PARK
    1 North Grand Boulevard , Gary
    (219) 938-7362
    Along with its signature landmarks and public beach access, Marquette Park offers sand dunes, two lagoons, an oak savanna that dates back more than 2,000 years, and Patterson Island -- areas popular with hikers, birdwatchers, fishermen, and photographers.
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    OAK RIDGE PRAIRIE & OAK SAVANNAH TRAIL
    301 South Colfax Street, Griffith
    Cross Country Ski Rental (Dec-Feb), Fishing, hayrides, Open Play Fields, Picnic Facilities, Recreational Equipment Rental, Trail Head of Oak Savannah Trail and more.
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    THREE RIVERS PARK
    2800 Colorado Street, Lake Station
    Fishing, Jon Boat and Trolling Motor Rentals (seasonally), Open Play Fields, Paddleboat Rentals (seasonally), Picnic Facilities, Trail and more.
    click for details


    TOLLESTON DUNES TRAIL
    Hillcrest Road & Dunes Highway, Portage
    The Tolleston Dunes Trail follows 10,000 year-old sand dunes that were formed when Lake Michigan was 25 feet higher than in recent years. Tolleston is the second youngest of four distinct dune systems found within the national lakeshore. Together these dune ridges provide a glimpse into the changing shoreline of Lake Michigan. You can hike the trail year-round, cross-country ski when snow permits, or walk to the accessible overlook point that has interpretive wayside exhibits.
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    WOLF LAKE PARK
    121st at Calumet Avenue, Hammond
    (219) 853-6437
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park is home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities.
    Visitors enjoy the Pavilion at Wolf Lake and the Aquatic Center, which are linked to the Hammond Marina and area amenities by way of a pedestrian trail.
    click for details


    LAPORTE COUNTY:


    FRIENDSHIP BOTANIC GARDENS
    2055 E. U.S. 12, Michigan City
    (219) 878-9885
    Welcome to Friendship Botanic Gardens, where forested woodlands, sprawling open spaces, and cultivated gardens spill over 100 acres of land that have been a tourist destination since 1936. Gardens are tucked throughout the beautiful valley of Trail Creek.
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    HERON ROOKERY
    N. County Road 600 E., Michigan City
    The Heron Rookery Trail follows along a portion of the Little Calumet River that once featured over 100 Great Blue Heron nests. After 60 years of nesting here, the herons have moved on to new nesting grounds. These woods remain alive with dozens of birds including kingfishers, woodpeckers and a wide variety of migrating and nesting warblers.
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    LUHR COUNTY PARK
    3178 S. County Road 150 W., LaPorte
    (219) 324-5855
    Located on 89 acres just south of LaPorte, Luhr Park features four ecosystems: upland forest, wetland, prairie and stocked pond (fishing pole rental available at the Nature Center), paved trails, picnic shelter rental, picnic tables, restrooms, fishing pier, playground, boardwalks, observation tower, and a No-Leash Dog Exercise Area. There is also a geocache located in the park.
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    MICHIGAN CITY CAMPGROUND
    1601 N US Highway 421, Michigan City
    (219) 872-7600
    Michigan City Campground is a privately owned family campground. It is nestled on 40 acres just 5 miles from Lake Michigan and open year round. We also have many monthly sites available with winter water, as well as seasonal and overnight spots. Michigan City Campground is a great place for fun and family gatherings.
    click for details


    PINHOOK BOG
    856-902 N Wozniak Rd., Michigan City
    The Pinhook Trail System features two very different habitats. The Upland Trail highlights a rich beech and maple forest growing on top of a glacial moraine formed about 15,000 years ago. The Bog Trail leads to a bog in a depression in the moraine created when a large piece of ice broke off the melting glacier. The bog features an incredible habitat with unique plants.
    click for details


    WASHINGTON PARK ZOO
    115 Lakeshore Dr., Michigan City, Indiana 46360
    219-873-1510
    The Washington Park Zoo founded in 1928, encompasses 15 acres on a hilly sand dune and located near the southern shore of beautiful Lake Michigan. The zoo exhibits more than 90 species originating throughout the world. The animals are exhibited in natural settings, surrounded by botanical plantings. Among the exhibits are Bengal tigers, Cotton top tamarins, American alligators, Grizzly bear, Grey kangaroos, Ring-tailed lemurs, River otters, Bald eagles, and more.
    click for details


    PORTER COUNTY:


    BRINCKA CROSS GARDENS
    427 Furness Road, Michigan City
    The gardens boast 400 different types of hostas, 450 varieties of daffodils, 25 kinds of crab apple trees, 40 cultivars of ornamental grasses and 25 varieties of forsythias. And that’s just for starters. You have to come out to the gardens and experience them for yourself to truly understand how special this property truly is.
    click for details


    COUNTRYSIDE PARK
    5250 US HWY 6, Portage
    This 33-acre park site is located in the southwestern part of the city, along U.S. 6, just east of County Line Road. Countryside Park features a playground, sledding hill, picnic shelter, softball field, and a fishing pond. The park also has access to the Prairie Duneland Trail which passes along the southern boundary of the park. Countryside park is most recognized as the home of the Portage Historical Society and the Alton Goin Historical Museum. The museum along with the restored structures of the Traeger Homestead create a farm-like setting for visitors to enjoy.
    click for details


    DUNN'S BRIDGE
    500 E (over Kankakee River), Kouts
    The bridge offers the only designated public access to the Kankakee River in Porter County, allowing fishermen and paddlers to launch their boat here and enjoy the beautify natural surroundings. Those who enjoy fishing can cast fro walleye, bass, crappie, bluegill and Northern Pike, among others.
    click for details


    HAWTHORNE PARK
    500 Ackerman Drive, Porter
    (219) 921-1687
    Community Building, Open Play Area, Playground, Shelter and more
    click for details


    IMAGINATION GLEN PARK
    2275 McCool Rd, Portage
    (219) 762-1675
    At 276 acres, Imagination Glen is the largest park in the City of Portage . Located along the eastern boundary of the city, between State Road 149 and McCool Road, Imagination Glen is home to the Park Department’s softball and soccer complexes, two sand volleyball courts, a BMX race track, and the 10-mile Outback Mountain Bike Trail. The park also contains a large nature preserve, two playgrounds, picnic shelters, open play space, access to fishing on Salt Creek and is bordered to the south by the Iron Horse Trail.
    click for details


    INDIANA DUNES NATIONAL LAKESHORE
    Visitor Center
    1215 N State Rd 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore hugs 15 miles of the southern shore of Lake Michigan and has much to offer. Whether you enjoy scouting for rare species of birds or flying kites on the sandy beach, the national lakeshore's 15,000 acres will continually enchant you. Hikers will enjoy 45 miles of trails over rugged dunes, mysterious wetlands, sunny prairies, meandering rivers, and peaceful forests.
    click for details


    SUNSET HILL FARM COUNTY PARK
    775 Meridian Road, Valparaiso
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park is a hub of activity in Porter County. We offer a variety of events and festivals, hiking trails, camps, field trips and fitness programs year round. Whether you are a hiker or a birdwatcher, a runner or a gardener, a parent with active kids or an enthusiast of antique farm equipment, we have something for you at Sunset Hill Farm County Park.
    click for details


    GABIS ARBORETUM at PURDUE NORTHWEST
    71 N 500 W, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-0025
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest is a 330-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies with more than 6 miles of hiking trails. Gabis Arboretum is open year round and offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Proceeds received by the nonprofit organization power its conservation, restoration and education initiatives.
    click for details


    WOODLAND PARK
    2100 Willowcreek Rd., Portage
    This 64 acre park is the center of the City of Portage Park System. Woodland Park houses the Parks Department administrative offices, a community center featuring banquet halls, a multi-purpose gymnasium and access to the Iron Horse Trail. This picturesque wooded park is also home to Woodland Park Preschool, the Veteran’s Memorial, a playground, a skate park, a gazebo, picnic shelters, a sledding hill, an Oak Savanna habitat, the community garden and a dog park.
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  • | Shopping, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana, produce, food, specialty, entertainment
    - Eat local and fresh! Shopping opportunities may include fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, homemade jams, crafts, baked goods, and more!

    BURNS HARBOR

    Burns Harbor European Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    CHESTERTON

    Chesterton European Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    Coffee Creek Farmers Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Point Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    DEMOTTE

    Demotte Market in the Park- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    GARY

    Miller Beach Farmer's Market- EVERY SUNDAY
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    GRIFFITH

    Central Market- EVERY FRIDAY
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    HIGHLAND

    Midweek Music & Farmers Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    HOBART

    Summer Market on the Lake- EVERY THURSDAY
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    LA PORTE

    La Porte Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Michigan City Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    MUNSTER

    Sunday Market- EVERY SUNDAY
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    PORTAGE

    Market on the Square- EVERY FRIDAY
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    ST. JOHN

    St. John Farmer's Market- EVERY SUNDAY
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    WESTVILLE

    European Market- EVERY THURSDAY
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    WHITING

    Whiting’s Farmer's Market- EVERY SATURDAY
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    WINFIELD

    Winfield Outdoor Summer Market- EVERY WEDNESDAY
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    VALPARAISO

    Valparaiso Market- EVERY TUESDAY & SATURDAY
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  • | Local Events, celebration, NWI, Northwest indiana, fun, entertainment
    - CEDAR LAKE:

    Cedar Lake Summerfest & Fireworks- JULY 4
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    CHESTERTON

    Fireworks on the Lakefront- JULY 2
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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Point 4th of July Parade & Fireworks- JULY 4
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    DYER

    Dyer Summer Fest Fireworks- JUNE 10
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    GARY

    Gary Southshore Railcats Game & Fireworks- JULY 4
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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival & Fireworks- JUNE 30
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    HAMMOND

    July 4 Celebration & Fireworks at Wolf Lake- July 4
    click for details

    Venetian Night & Fireworks- July 7
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    HEBRON

    Hebron Fireworks- JULY 3
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    HIGHLAND

    Highland Fireworks- JULY 4
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    HOBART

    City of Hobart July 4th Festivities & Fireworks- JULY 4
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    LAKE STATION

    Lake Station Fireworks- JULY 4
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    LA PORTE

    Annual 4th of July Fireworks in LaPorte- JULY 3
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Independence Day Festival & Fireworks- JULY 3
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Michigan City Fireworks- JULY 4
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    MUNSTER

    Fireworks & Celebration at Centennial Park- JULY 3
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    PORTAGE

    Independence Day Parade, Festival & Fireworks- JULY 4
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Schererville Fireworks Celebration- JULY 3
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    VALPARAISO

    Fourth of July Celebration & Fireworks- JULY 4
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    WANATAH

    4th of July Fireworks Display and Open Pit Barbeque Dinner- JULY 7
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    WHITING

    July 3rd Party in the Park & Fireworks- JULY 3
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    Looking for more events? Check out our lists of upcoming Festivals, Parades, and Fourth of July Events!

    Festivals & Fairs
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    Parades
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    Fourth of July Events
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  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
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    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
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    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, race, running club, Valparaiso, Popcorn Panic Race, Butterfield Family Pavilion
    - This program will prepare "couch potatoes" to participate in the Popcorn Panic race in September. Experienced runners will lead the class in stretching techniques, proper clothing and footwear, all while preparing for the race. *Price includes the price of registration for Popcorn Panic* You must be 10 years or older by September 8th, 2018.

    For running times, click for details

    For pricing and more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Butterfield Pavilion
    600 Evans Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | Local Events, Summer Camps, Summer, Northwest Indiana, Kid's Activities
    - CHESTERTON

    Summer Camp Open House: Explore Dunes Learning Center
    April 7
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    Camp Invention at Liberty Intermediate School
    June 11-15
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    Dunes Discovery Camps (ages 9-13)
    June 18-22
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    Dunes Discovery Camp (ages 9-13)
    July 9-13
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    Dunes Discovery Camp (ages 9-13)
    July 23-27
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    Critter Camp (ages 6-8)
    August 6-10
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    CROWN POINT

    Lil’ Dribblers and Youth Ages Summer Basketball Camp
    June 11- June 22 & July 9- July 20
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    DYER

    Dyer 2018 Summer Camps
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    GARY

    Arts in the Park Camp*
    June 18- June 21
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    Summer Day Camp
    June 11- August 3
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    HAMMOND

    Montessori Children's School House Summer Program
    June 11-July 27
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    Hammond’s Summer Camp
    June 11- July 13
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    HEBRON

    Eagle Rock Farm Summer Camp
    June 25-29
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    HIGHLAND

    Blast Off! DSA Summer Camp 2018
    June 11- June 14
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    LAKE STATION

    Camp BELLABOO
    Begins June 19
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    LOWELL

    Summer Day Camp at Evergreen Park
    June 19th-July 19th
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    MUNSTER

    Theatre at the Center's Theatre Camp
    June 18–June 29 & July 16–July 27
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    Munster Parks Summer Camp
    May 30- August 3
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    Humane Indiana Summer Camp
    June 25-29, July 23-27, August 6-10
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    PORTAGE

    Cooking Camp
    July 23-27
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    PORTER

    Chellberg Farm Camp
    June 7- July 26
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Scherer-daze - SPACE WEEK
    June 4- June 7
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    Scherer-Daze - VILLAINS WEEK
    June 11- June 14
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    Scherer-daze - Superheroes Week
    June 25- June 28
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    Scherer-Daze - Mystery Week
    June 16- June 19
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    Scherer-Daze - SAFETY WEEK
    July 8- July 12
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    Scherer-Daze - Zombie Survival
    July 23- July 26
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    Scherer-Daze - DINO WEEK
    July 30 - August 2
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    ST. JOHN

    St. John Summer Camps & Programs
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    VALPARAISO

    Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp
    Week 1: June 11-15 - Welcome to the Wild!
    Week 2: June 18-22 - Amazing Animals
    Week 3: June 25-29 - What’s in the Water?
    No camp July 2-6
    Week 4: July 9-13 - Wild Creatures, Big and Small
    Week 5: July 16-20 - Growing Gardens
    Week 6: July 23-27 - Wilderness Survival
    Week 7: July 30-Aug 3 - Nature’s Inspiration
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  • | Local Events, Chesterton, Duneland Chamber, Dunes Learning Center, Summer Camp
    - Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5 day/4 night camp in the dunes. Registration by invitation only.

    For more information, click for details
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    Dunes Learning Center 219.395.9555 curious@duneslearningcenter.org
  • | Local Events, Gabis Arboretum, Valparaiso, Purdue Northwest, Free, Students, Staff, Alumni
    - Plan your visit today! Gabis Arboretum is offereing free admission for PNW students, faculty, staff, and alumni through October 31, 2018. Guests must show an official Purdue Northwest ID or alumni card at the gatehouse to gain free access. Email Alumni@pnw.edu to request an alumni card.

    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    71 N 500 W Valparaiso IN 46385
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest 219.462.0025
  • | Local Events, Campfire, Sunset, Portage, Portage Lakefront
    - Join a ranger to catch a Lake Michigan sunset from the pavilion. Roast marshmallows from the pavilion's fireplace.

    For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or click for details
    Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    Riverwalk Drive Portage IN 46368
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | Local Events, Beer Garden, Northwest Indiana, Summer, Outdoors
    - BURNS HARBOR

    Burns Harbor Food Truck Square Car & Bike Night Season Kick Off
    May 26th, June 20th, August 15th, Sept 15th, Oct 18th
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Cedar Lake Summerfest
    July 4-8
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    CHESTERTON

    Party in the Park
    August 4
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    CROWN POINT

    Corn Roast
    June 8- June 9
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    Crown Beer Fest 2018
    June 16
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    DYER

    Dyer Summer Fest at Pheasant Hills Park
    June 7-10
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    GRIFFITH

    Griffith Central Market
    Every Friday
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    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival
    June 29-July 1
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    Rock ‘N’ Rail Music and Street Festival
    August 30- September 2
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    HAMMOND

    Venetian Night
    July 7
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    HIGHLAND

    5th Annual Pints in the Park at Wicker Park
    June 30
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    Highland's "Last Call For Summer"- August 11
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    HOBART

    Summer Market on the Lake
    Every Thursday
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    LA PORTE

    FOX PARK MUSIC FEST 10
    August 25
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Jammin with Save the Dunes
    June 2
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Celebrate Schererville Festival
    June 13- June 17
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    Festa Italiana
    August 10-12
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    ST. JOHN

    St. John Oktoberfest
    September 21- September 23
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    VALPARAISO

    Party in the Park 2018
    June 15
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    Valparaiso Wine Festival
    July 14
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    NWI Food Truck Fest Main Event
    June 16
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    Three Little Birds Market
    July 20
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    Valpo Margarita Fest
    July 28
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    Valpo Corn Roast Fest 2018
    August 4
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    2018 Valpo Brewfest
    September 29
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    WESTVILLE

    Market on Main | 2018
    June 2
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    WHITING

    July 3rd Party in the Park
    July 3
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    WINFIELD

    Winfield Harvest Festival
    October 13
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  • | Local Events, Parades, Northwest Indiana, Things to do, Family Fun, Celebration
    - Schererville's Bad to the Bone Parade 2018- SCHERERVILLE
    June 16
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    Michigan City Kiddie Parade- MICHIGAN CITY
    June 23
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    Michigan City Patriotic Parade
    June 30
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    Highland Kiddie Parade- HIGHLAND
    July 1
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    Highland Twilight Parade- HIGHLAND
    July 3
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    99th Annual 4th of July Parade in Whiting- WHITING
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    Gary Independence Day Parade- GARY
    July 4
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    City of Hobart 4th of July Festivities- HOBART
    July 4
    click for details

    Crown Point 4th of July Parade & Fireworks- CROWN POINT
    July 4
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    Griffith 4th of July Parade- GRIFFITH
    July 4
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    Independence Day the Hebron Way- HEBRON
    July 4
    click for details

    Independence Day Parade & Festival- PORTAGE
    July 4
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    La Porte 72nd Annual 4th of July Parade- LA PORTE
    July 4
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    Munster 4th of July Parade- MUNSTER
    July 4
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    Porter Family 4th of July Fest- PORTER
    July 4
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    Valparaiso Popcorn Festival- VALPARAISO
    September 8
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    Mexican Independence Parade & Fest- EAST CHICAGO
    September 16
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    Veteran Appreciation Day Parade and Ceremony- HAMMOND
    November 10
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    Crown Point Santa Parade- CROWN POINT
    November 24
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    Chesterton Hometown Holiday Celebration- CHESTERTON
    November 24
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    Hammond Holiday Parade- HAMMOND
    December 1
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    New Year's Eve Bellabaration 2018: A Glitterific Gala- LAKE STATION
    December 31
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  • | Local Events, Independence Day, 4th of July, Northwest Indiana, Festivals, Parades, Fireworks
    - Fireworks in Northwest Indiana
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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Point 4th of July Parade & Fireworks- July 4
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    EAST CHICAGO

    Independence Day Celebration- July 4
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    GARY

    Gary Independence Day Parade- JULY 4
    click for details

    Gary Southshore Railcats Game & Fireworks- JULY 4
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    GRIFFITH

    Griffith 4th of July Parade- July 4
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    HAMMOND

    JULY 4 CELEBRATION AT WOLF LAKE- July 4
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    HEBRON

    Hebron Fireworks- JULY 3
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    Independence Day the Hebron Way- July 4
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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival- June 29-July 4
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    Highland Fireworks- July 4
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    HOBART

    Deep River Celebrates America- July 1
    click for details

    38th Annual Brickyard Run- July 4
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    City of Hobart July 4th Festivities- July 4
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    LAKE STATION

    Lake Station Fireworks- July 4
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    LA PORTE

    Annual 4th of July Fireworks in LaPorte- JULY 3
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    La Porte 72nd Annual 4th of July Parade- JULY 4
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Independence Day Celebration- July 3
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Michigan City's Patriotic Parade- JUNE 30
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    Michigan City Fireworks- JULY 4
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    MUNSTER

    Munster 4th of July Parade- July 4
    click for details

    Fireworks & Celebration at Centennial Park- July 4
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    PORTAGE

    Independence Day Parade and Festival- July 4
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    PORTER

    Porter Family 4th of July Fest- July 4
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Schererville Fireworks Celebration- July 3
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    VALPARAISO

    Fourth of July Blast 5k- July 4
    click for details

    Fourth of July Celebration- July 4
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    WANATAH

    4th of July Fireworks Display and Open Pit Barbeque Dinner- JULY 7
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    WHITING

    July 3rd Party in the Park- JULY 3
    click for details

    99th Annual 4th of July Parade in Whiting- July 4
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  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 29- July 1.

    GARY

    Gary Preservation Tour 2018- June 30
    click for details

    Miller Woods Hike- July 1
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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival- June 29-July 1
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival- June 29- July 4
    click for details

    5th Annual Pints in the Park at Wicker Park- June 30
    click for details

    The Unprofessionals at R-Bar & Grill- June 30
    click for details

    Highland Kiddie Parade- July 1
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Jayceefest- June 28- July 3
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Mount Baldy Summit Hikes- July 1
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm- July 1
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Kids Night Out - Super Celebration (Ages 4-10)- June 29
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Fallen Heroes Car Show And Motorcycle Ride- June 30
    click for details

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 30
    click for details

    Lightning Bug Music Festival- July 1
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Focusing attention on the joy of couples deciding to get married. Based on the poem 'Decide to be Married'.
     
           
  • - June 27, 1859. The melody of probably the most-often-sung song in the world, Happy Birthday to You," was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a schoolteacher born in Louisville, Kentucky, on this date. Her younger sister, Patty Smith Hill, was the author of the lyrics, which were first published in 1893 as "Good Morning to All," a classroom greeting published in the book of Song Stories for the Sunday School.
     
           

Thursday, June 28th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Coworking, Productive, Business, To-Do list
    - Coworking Productivity Day is a full day event, but you can come and go as you please. You can come for 1 hour, a few hours, or for the whole day! We'll work in 25 minutes increments (with 5 minute breaks in between each session) on specific tasks. After each session, we'll report to the group how much we completed of the task we intended to work on. We'll repeat this process all day long and get more work done than ever before!

    COST: $12 for non-members of greenCOW or FUSE

    greenCOW Coworking's motto is "Work from somewhere you 'want' to be, not 'have' to be" and I'm confident that this is the place that you do want to be!

    If you are a Fuse Member or a GreenCow Member, attendance is Free. If you are NOT a member of either, you will pay the one day rate for GreenCow Co-Working. You'll pay this when you sign in at the front desk. To find out the current rate, please contact GreenCow at 219.501.0501 or by email at team@greencow.space.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 9:00am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - We’ll be exploring the region on the hunt for local dragonflies every 2nd & 4th in June-August. Explorers are welcome to bring binoculars and/or a camera, and are encouraged to participate in the I Spy a Dragonfly Class before participating. Locations will vary, please call Gibson Woods at 219-844-3188 to find out each week’s meeting spot.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 9:00am - | Local Events, Summer Camp, Chellberg Farms, Animals, Kids, Summer, Porter
    - Ages 5-6, 9am-2pm, Tuesdays
    Session 1 June 5, 12, 19; Session 2 July 10,17, 24

    Ages 7-8, 9am-3pm, Thursdays
    Session 1 June 7, 14, 21; Session 2 July 12, 19, 26

    Historic Chellberg Farm is the backdrop for the NEW camp where kids can interact with the animals, explore the forest and play fun games to learn more about life at the farm. $75 per session.
    Chellberg Farm
    618 N. Mineral Springs Rd. Porter IN 46304
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Summer Camp, Summer, Eagle Rock Farm, Hebron
    Eagle Rock Farm
    4203 E. 173rd Ave. Hebron IN
    Eagle Rock Farm 219.746.5716 eaglerockfarmcamp@yahoo.com
  • | 2:00pm - 4:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, painting, art, crafts, valparaiso
    - Paint and take home your masterpiece the same day. No experience necessary. All supplies included. Minimum 6 registrants, maximum 25. $10.
    Valparaiso Public Library
    103 Jefferson St. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 4:00pm - 5:00pm | Library Events
    - Children in grades K-6 will have fun making their own unique LEGO® creations. The only requirement is imagination at the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Toastmasters, Public Speaking, Networking, Business Development, Speeches
    - greenCOW Business Speakers is a new Toastmasters group in downtown Hammond that meets the second and fourth Thursday of every month in the Large Conference Room at greenCOW Coworking. There is ample free parking and the entrance is in back, on Fayette Street.

    This group will focus on business topics such as writing a blog, creating podcasts, running a meeting, delegating tasks, etc. Many who have already joined are business owners. Becoming a better speaker will enable all of us to represent our business and ourselves much better. Toastmasters is about becoming better leaders whether we are leading our family, a department a non-profit group or our business.

    Please join us on Thursday evening at 6:00PM! We are always looking for more people to grow the core group.

    Note: Membership dues are $75 for six months OR $130 for the first year. To become an official member, you must fill out an application and pay the membership dues. For many business owners, Toastmasters counts as a business deduction and a valuable way to network.

    greenCOW Coworking provides a working space for entrepreneurs, freelancers, students, instructors, etc. as well as a place to hold conferences, meetings, and training sessions.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 6:30pm - 7:30pm | Sports and Recreation, zumba, nwi, fitness classes
    - Zumba fuses Latin rhythms and easy to follow dance moves to create one of a kind fitness program that will blow you away. Regardless of fitness level, Zumba is fun and energizing! This class is instructed by Sue Bourget

    Fee: $42R/$46NR
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 8:15pm - | Local Events, Drive In, 49er, Outdoor Movies, Valparaiso
    - Open Friday thru Sunday! Box Office opens at 6:30pm. Same great prices as last year! $10.00 ages 12 & up, $5.00 ages 5-11, 4 & under free for 2 great movies!

    Enjoy Great Stereo Sound From Your FM Stereo Or Our Patio Speakers. Cash Only!
    ATM available in concession stand.

    To see what's playing next, click for details
    49'er Drive-In Theatre
    675 N. Calumet Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    49er Drive-In Theatre Info@49erDriveIn.com
  • | Special Interest, Attraction, Tours, Family, Museum, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana hosts a variety of museums and other establishments offering tours to the public. Stop by or schedule a tour at one of the following locations!

    ALBANESE CANDY FACTORY (guided group tours and self-guided tours)
    5441 E Lincoln Hwy, Merrillville, IN 46410
    (219) 947-3070
    Every year, people from all over the country come to learn about our process of making the “World’s Best Gummies” and chocolates. What makes us unique is that we are the only candy company that offers a public tour for gummi manufacturing in the USA. You’ll get to view our Gummi Factory through 8 separate windows and see two videos explaining the creation of our gummies and one video featuring our Gold Label Chocolates. Albanese tours are a great way for people of all ages to add a little fun and knowledge to their day.
    Our tours are designed for people of all ages and the tour is wheelchair accessible. We offer two types of tours – guided group tours or self-guided tours, geared toward the individual visitor. Both types of tours are FREE. From November – December and March-April, no tours will be given. Santa and the Easter Bunny visit us every year during that time.
    click for details


    BROKEN WAGON BISON (guided group tours and “walk-in-tours” with no minimum group size)
    563 W 450 N, Hobart, IN 46342
    (219) 759-3523
    Come visit Broken Wagon Bison and have your own personal encounter with North America's largest native land mammal. Summer tours give you the opportunity to be "surrounded" by bison (in the safety of our Bison Tour Wagon) and watch the new-born calves nurse and run around. You'll get a true sense of the size, strength, and power of these remarkable animals as you watch the one-ton herd bull lumber by, and if the herd should break into a run, they can hit speeds of 35 to 50 mph and literally make the ground shake.
    Private and open tours of Broken Wagon Bison Ranch are offered from June 1st through September 30th. All tours are $10 per person and include a stick of genuine bison jerky.
    click for details


    BUCKLEY HOMESTEAD COUNTY PARK (self-guided and guided group tours)
    Farm & Barnyard open daily 7am - dusk
    Buildings open seasonally
    3606 Belshaw Road
    Lowell, IN 46356
    The historic traditions, culture and heritage of farming life during the 19th and early 20th centuries are re-created on this living history farm, where visitors learn about our local history or reminisce about their own childhood memories.
    click for details


    CEDAR LAKE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The museum is housed in the 100-year old historic Lassen's hotel and features interesting exhibits from Cedar Lake's resort era and much more. It is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from May-September with many special events throughout the summer. Admission is free. Special tours are available anytime from May-October with advance reservations.
    click for details


    CHALLENGER LEARNING CENTER (individual and group tours)
    *Please call ahead for events open to the general public
    Hours: 8am-4pm
    2300 173rd St, Hammond, IN 46323
    (219) 989-3250
    The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana is Chicagoland's premiere Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education facility for field trips and more. From our famous simulated space missions to hands-on workshops, labs, summer camps and planetarium experiences, we offer unique learning opportunities for children of all ages as well as STEM resources and curricula for their teachers. The Challenger Center of Northwest Indiana has been called the “hidden gem” of NWI—find out why!
    click for details


    COMMUNITY VETERANS MEMORIAL (guided and self-guided tours)
    Open daily from dawn - dusk
    9710 Calumet Avenue,
    Munster, Indiana
    219-836-3392
    Guided tours are a great way to experience the Memorial. Tours are free of charge and available April 1st - mid-November, weather permitting. We are honored to have four Veterans from the Munster VFW Post 2697 who have graciously volunteered their time to conduct the tours. Among them, they have actively served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam. They started leading the tours in May 2015 and have since hosted groups from high schools, elementary schools, Cub and Boy Scout troops, and Veteran service organizations. With guests ranging from 5 to 95 years of age, the Veterans are happy to tailor material to fit the group, class or curriculum.
    click for details


    FAIR OAKS FARMS (guided and self-guided tours)
    856 N 600 E
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
    click for details


    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Open on Sundays from 2-4pm, from Mid-June to the end of August.


    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM (self-guided tours)
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to entertain and educate your family. Each of our three railroads have their own story. The full size railroad is of very rare narrow gauge equipment from many counties which was used to haul freight and/or passengers for commerce. Our largest locomotive is a Shay type that hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. The medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad provided entertainment as part of small amusement parks from the 1920s through the 1970s. One more small railroad (one-eighth scale) takes your family through the woods and on an under/over bridge route that is fun for “kids” of all ages. These trains are built by craftsmen and some even operate on steam power just like the full sized locomotives. These trains are quite an interesting hobby!
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    JOHN H. BARKER MANSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    631 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 873-1520
    The historic Barker Mansion lives as a monument of industry, charity, and turn-of-the-century life in Michigan City, highlighting the legacy of the Barker family through interpretive tours and special programs for kids and adults. Browse our site to learn more about venue rentals, scout sleepovers, and more.
    click for details


    JT SHRIMP LLC (Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours)
    4836 W 1450 N, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    (219) 987-3809
    Ever wonder how shrimp is raised on a farm? Come out to JT Shrimp and get a tour of our facility! Individual tours, technical tours, school tours and group tours are available.
    click for details


    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes. Admission to public programs is $4.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Seating is limited and should be reserved by calling (219) 650-5486 or using the form on our web site. Tickets are sold at the door. Groups may arrange for a private show by calling the planetarium at (219) 650-5486.
    click for details


    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM (guided and self-guided tours)
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    Scheduled tours are consistently offered at the PoCo Muse and are tailored to the age group and focus of the patrons participating. Standard tours last about 45 minutes to an hour, traveling through the entirety of the Porter County Museum, detailing the history of the building as well as the exhibits on display. Tours given during regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p) are free of charge, but must be scheduled in advance. For school groups, PoCo Muse staff can provide scavenger hunts or other activities, and will work with educators to develop a Museum visit that highlights classroom topics.
    To schedule a tour of the PoCo Muse, e-mail info@pocomuse.org or call 219.465.3595.
    click for details


    SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
    click for details


    TASK FORCE TIPS INC. (guided tours)
    3701 Innovation Way, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 462-6161
    Task Force Tips, is a three-shift "around the clock" 7 day/week production facility. However it is open daily to visitors from 8 AM-5 PM, Monday through Friday. Your visit is sure to be memorable, as you are escorted by a TFT employee. Our new wide area broadcast presentation system can be used to allow everyone to easily hear as well as see many of the ongoing processes. This assures your visit will be a personal and individualized tour of this state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
    Special Note: Anyone arriving after these normal hours are STILL WELCOME. However due to the limited number of people available, we ask for at least 24 hours notice so that we can assure that a tour guide specialist will be available.
    click for details


    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM (Self-guided tours, audio tours and docent-led tours)
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum. Admission: Adults/$5 and Children 14 and under/$2.
    click for details


    THE SHRINE OF CHRIST’S PASSION (guided and self-guided tours)
    10630 Wicker Ave, St John, IN 46373
    (219) 365-6010
    The dramatic 6,000 sq. ft. Shrine Gift Shoppe/Visitor Center and Café are open year round. The Prayer Trail is also open year round weather permitting. There is no charge to experience The Shrine of Christ’s Passion. The Shrine of Christ’s Passion is a 501 (c) (3) not for profit and continues to exist from sales at our one of a kind Shrine Gift Shoppe and from the generous donations of our guests. All donations are much needed, welcomed and appreciated.
    click for details


    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
    click for details


    1933 WORLD'S FAIR HOMES AT BEVERLY SHORES, INDIANA (self-guided tours and guided tours)
    Join National Park Service rangers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for a tour of five historic homes from the 1933 Chicago World's Fair. These tours offered by reservation only one day each in October between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm (Last tour begins at 4:00 pm) Each tour lasts two hours and includes an inside look at the Cypress Log Cabin, the House of Tomorrow, Florida Tropical, Armco Ferro, and the Wieboldt-Rostone houses.
    click for details



     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sports, Baseball, Racing, Skating, Biking, Events, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for family-friendly events this summer? Northwest Indiana offers a variety of sporting events for everyone!

    CEDAR LAKE YACHT CLUB SAILBOAT RACES
    Cedar Lake Yacht Club (On Cedar Lake)
    5700 Cedar Street
    Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    219-374-9812
    Watch sailboat races every Sunday at 10a on the lake beginning May 27!
    click for details


    DEEP RIVER GRINDERS VINTAGE BASE BALL
    Deep River County Park Grinder Field (Historic Wood’s Grist Mill)
    9410 Old Lincoln Highway
    Hobart, IN 46342
    219-769-PARK
    The beloved team plays from May through October, both at Grinder Field and in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Home games are played on Grinder Field at 2pm, across the river from Wood's Mill at Deep River County Park. They are free and suitable for the entire family.
    click for details


    GARY RAILCATS
    One stadium Plaza
    Gary, IN 46402
    (219) 882-2255
    Season runs end of May through beginning of September. Visit website for weekly specials, promotions, and theme nights.
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY LAKERS BASEBALL
    Marquette Athletic Complex
    8466 W Pahs Rd.
    Michigan City, IN 46360
    The City Lakers are part of the Michiana Amateur Baseball League and play a 40-45 game schedule in June & July. Our home games on weekends are always double headers with start times at noon on most dates. The City Lakers use only real wood bats for a true sound and feel of ‘Real Baseball’.
    click for details


    NW INDIANA OILMEN
    1700 119th St, Whiting, IN 46394
    (219) 659-1000
    Whiting is home to the 8th addition to the Midwest Collegiate Baseball Club. The Oilmen play in Oil City Stadium located in downtown Whiting. The summer wooden-bat team is comprised of baseball players from junior colleges and four-year universities.
    click for details


    SOUTH SHORE ROLLER GIRLS
    Jean Shephard Community Center
    3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr
    Hammond, IN 46323
    The South Shore Roller Girls (SSRG) are Northwest Indiana’s premier women’s flat track roller derby league. Season runs from February through October.
    click for details


    STEEL WHEELS BMX
    Imagination Glen Outdoor Track
    2190 State Road 149 (3/4 mile south of 20 on 149)
    Portage, Indiana 46304
    (219) 406-9833
    The outdoor track is co-sponsored by the Portage Parks and Recreation Department With their support – we offer practice nights, clinics, racing, camps full concession facilities, picnic and play areas and lots of fun activities from May through the end of September on our lighted 1,100-foot track.

    Steel Wheels Indoor
    709 North Hobart Road
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 947-3556
    Open from October - April. Racing every Thursday & Saturday. Practice on Friday Night.
    click for details

     
           
  • | Special Interest, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Dining, Things to do, Al Frescothe
    - Top 20 Outdoor Dining Spots in the Dunes
    published by Dig the Dunes


    BEVERLY SHORES

    Bartlett’s Gourmet Grill
    click for details


    CHESTERTON

    Duneland Pizza
    click for details

    Lemon Tree
    click for details

    Lucrezia (there's a second location in Crown Point)
    click for details


    LA PORTE

    Spire Farm to Fork
    click for details


    MICHIANA SHORES

    Stop 50 Wood Fired Pizzeria
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY

    Bridges
    click for details

    Fiddlehead
    click for details

    Fire & Water (pictured above)
    click for details

    Overboard at the Marina
    click for details

    Tree House Cafe
    click for details


    MILLER

    Wells Street Beach
    click for details


    NEW BUFFALO

    Bentwood Tavern
    click for details

    Brewster’s
    click for details

    Casey’s
    click for details

    Stray Dog
    click for details


    PORTAGE

    Bulldog on the Lake
    click for details

    Latitudes at Marina Shores
    click for details


    PORTER

    Wagners Ribs
    click for details


    SAWYER

    Greenbush
    click for details


    VALPARAISO

    Sage
    click for details


    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
    click for details
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Sparta Dome, Open Play, Baseball, Soccer, Softball
    - Daily!

    $5*/person til 5p (Trainers/Coaches $10*)

    $10* 5p- close & on Sat/Sun 9a-2p (Sparta Sports Org League players & coaches $5 anytime)

    See "Today's Schedule" for availability, click for details

    Batting cages included when not reserved

    Knockerballs Available $10 additional/person

    *Annual Sparta Member/Registration required
    ($20 Individual/$40 Family) starting Nov 1st. Non-Member add $5. Make sure to upload your photo to your profile to have your member card printed! & Try the MemberMe+ available on your smartphone!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
    click for details

    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Chesterton, Duneland Chamber, Dunes Learning Center, Summer Camp
    - Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5 day/4 night camp in the dunes. Registration by invitation only.

    For more information, click for details
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    Dunes Learning Center 219.395.9555 curious@duneslearningcenter.org
  • | Local Events, Craft Shows, Vendors, Fairs, Shopping, Northwest Indiana
    - *PAST

    6th Annual Spring Jam Vendor & Craft Show- CROWN POINT
    April 7
    click for details


    Craft Show & Vendor Fair- HIGHLAND
    April 14
    click for details


    Spring Fever Craft Show- SCHERERVILLE
    April 14
    click for details


    Annual Spring Craft & Vendor Show- PORTAGE
    April 21
    click for details


    6th Annual Spring Fling Vendor & Craft Show- SCHERERVILLE
    April 29
    click for details


    Spring Fling Craft Show & Flea Market
    April 29
    click for details


    2nd Annual Mother’s Day Vendor and Craft Show- MICHIGAN CITY
    May 5
    click for details


    Spring Arts & Crafts/Business Fair- MUNSTER
    May 5
    click for details


    3rd Annual Gov Fest- HAMMOMD
    May 19
    click for details

    *UPCOMING

    Summer Arts & Crafts/Business Fair- MUNSTER
    August 18
    click for details


    Hammond Library Fall Festival Craft & Vendor Fair- HAMMOND
    October 27
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    Holiday Craft Show- SCHERERVILLE
    November 3
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    17th Annual Holiday Shopping Spree & Craft Fair- DYER
    November 17
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    Craft Show & Vendor Fair- HIGHLAND
    November 24
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    Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair- MUNSTER
    December 12
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    Don't forget to check back as we are always updating this list! Happy Shopping!
     
           
  • | Local Events, Gabis Arboretum, Fairy Gardens, Fairy Gardening, Valparaiso
    - The annual Fairy House Garden exhibit will be available for viewing from May 1-June 30 at Gabis Arboretum. Along Heron Trail, the exhibit features over a dozen houses created from natural and recycled materials, each unique in personality with the natural landscape. Enjoy the quarter mile stroll through the forest and discover the enchanting features of each fairy home. Guests of all ages will be delighted with the miniscule details the fairies leave behind.

    In addition to seeing the fairy house gardens, visitors can create their own on May 19 and June 9. Gabis Arboretum is offering “Fairy Gardening” classes in which participants will learn how to plan and care for a fairy garden and will make their own gardens to take home. Arboretum guests are invited to view the fairy garden train display in the Depot area. For more information, click for details.
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    71 N 500 W Valparaiso IN 46385
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest 219.462.0025
  • | Local Events, Beach, Chesterton, Indiana Dunes State Park, Boot Camp, Exercise, Yoga
    - The Duneland YMCA has paired up with the Indiana Dunes State park for the 3rd season of Beach Yoga! This year we are also adding Beach Boot Camp!

    All Classes are 60 minutes and weather permitting. Yoga times: Tuesdays 9:00am
    Thursdays 7:00pm (sunset yoga)
    Sundays 9:00am
    Beach Boot Camp Thursday's at 9:00am.

    Cost for all classes is $10/per class
    purchase a class pass for $40/ 5- class pass

    Make purchase at the Duneland YMCA prior to class at the beach or feel free to purchase your pass from your Instructor. (Cash or Check is preferred on the beach).

    Any questions? please email Ashley Lafata alafata@dunelandymca.org.
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
    Ashley Lafata alafata@dunelandymca.org
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 29- July 1.

    GARY

    Gary Preservation Tour 2018- June 30
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    Miller Woods Hike- July 1
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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival- June 29-July 1
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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival- June 29- July 4
    click for details

    5th Annual Pints in the Park at Wicker Park- June 30
    click for details

    The Unprofessionals at R-Bar & Grill- June 30
    click for details

    Highland Kiddie Parade- July 1
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    HOBART

    Jayceefest- June 28- July 3
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Mount Baldy Summit Hikes- July 1
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    PORTER

    Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm- July 1
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Kids Night Out - Super Celebration (Ages 4-10)- June 29
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    VALPARAISO

    Fallen Heroes Car Show And Motorcycle Ride- June 30
    click for details

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 30
    click for details

    Lightning Bug Music Festival- July 1
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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - An important part of corporate America. A handshake can make or break a business deal, interview or other encounter.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - Moon enters Full Moon Phase at 12:53 AM, EDT.
     
           
  • | NATL - Moon Phases
    - So called by Native American tribes of New England and The Great Lakes because at this time of year the strawberries ripened. The June Full Moon.
     
           

Friday, June 29th, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 10:00am | Kids, kids camp, summer, dance, recital, nwi, recital
    - Cue the spot light, prepare the tape... and ACTION! Grab your little star and sign them up for this exciting new class...LIGHTS, CAMERA, DANCE! This class will introduce your future star to all the basics of dance, team work, rhythm and more. At the end of the series your star will participate in a mini-recital. Instructor is Katelyn Flannigan. (This class meets every Friday starting 6/8 and ending 6/29)

    Ages: 4-7
    Fee:$33R/$36NR

    Sign up at click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 9:00am - 10:00am | Kids, summer camp, nwi, kids, sports
    - Does your child have what it takes to be a TOP DAWG? Get your child involved in this team building, action packed, competitive camp. Kids will compete with each other and the summer staff with their favorite games. Games will include dodgeball, capture the flag, field hockey, badminton, volleyball, gladiator, and more. Each camp is split into 3 age groups, games are planned per age appropriation. Please bring your own labeled water bottle. (This camp meets every Friday starting 6/8 and ending 6/29)

    Ages: 3-5
    Fee:$28R/$30NR

    Sign up at click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 9:00am - 12:00pm | Local Events, Summer Camp, Summer, Eagle Rock Farm, Hebron
    Eagle Rock Farm
    4203 E. 173rd Ave. Hebron IN
    Eagle Rock Farm 219.746.5716 eaglerockfarmcamp@yahoo.com
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Kids, summer camp, nwi, kids, sports
    - Does your child have what it takes to be a TOP DAWG? Get your child involved in this team building, action packed, competitive camp. Kids will compete with each other and the summer staff with their favorite games. Games will include dodgeball, capture the flag, field hockey, badminton, volleyball, gladiator, and more. Each camp is split into 3 age groups, games are planned per age appropriation. Please bring your own labeled water bottle. (This camp meets every Friday starting 6/8 and ending 6/29)

    Ages: 6-14
    Fee:$38R/$40NR

    Sign up at click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Library Events
    - Animal handler Mark will be bringing in a few critters from his animal collection. From feathered and furry friends to creepy crawlies, this program has something fun for the whole family at the Merrillville library!
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | Kids, summer camp, kids, nwi, engineering
    - Junior engineering programs are designed for children ages 4 to 7 and teach basic science, technology, engineering, and math skills along with social skills and collaboration skills. They consist of both self-guided and teacher-led projects to ensure that your child is learning in a fun, safe environment. Class led by Engineering for Kids of Illiana. (Classes are every Friday starting 6/8 and ending 6/29)

    Ages: 4-7
    Fee: $60R/$66NR

    Sign up at click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 2:30pm - 4:30pm | Kids, summer camp, kids, nwi, engineering
    - Our apprentice programs are designed for students between the ages of 8 and 12. The activities that are offered in these programs allow kids to build, test, and improve their very own creations. We encourage hands-on enrichment by creating concrete goals and objectives for our engineers. Class led by Engineering for Kids of Illiana. (This class meets every Friday starting 6/8 and ending 6/29)

    Ages: 8-12
    Fee: $80R/$88NR

    Sign up at click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 3:00pm - 9:00pm | Local Events, Farmer's Market, Produce, Eat Local, Portage, Movies in the Park, Family
    - Market on the Square will open on June 8th and will continue every Friday evening from 3pm-9pm through August 17th.

    We will have fresh produce, unique crafts, vendors, food trucks/tents.

    Music will begin at 6:00 pm.

    Plus a family friendly movie at dusk.

    If you are interested in being a vendor please contact Amy Armstrong at Aarmstrong@portage-in.com.
    Founders Square Park
    6300 Founders Square Portage IN 46368
    Portage Parks Department 219.764.5736 parks@portage-in.com
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events
    - Make the most of your long summer evening and golf under the stars. Each Friday throughout the summer we'll flip the lights on and keep the driving range and mini golf open until 10 PM. Beat the heat of the day and enjoy the cool evening outdoors having fun with the whole family.
    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 West 109th Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00am | Local Events, Concert, Zao Island, Valpo, Live Entertainment
    Zao Island
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave Valparaiso IN 46385
    Zao Island 219.462.1194
  • | 8:30pm - 9:30am | Local Events
    - Learn about, and put your night senses to use during this guided trail hike as the (almost!) full moon rises at Gibson Woods
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | Special Interest, Over 21, Drink, Tour, Brewery, Winery, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Sample some of the regions delicious local wine and microbrews! Please check brewery and winery websites for hours of operation before planning your trip!

    BREWERIES

    ILLIANA BREW BUS
    Laporte Street, Highland
    219-595-9633
    Northwest Indiana/Chicagoland's ORIGINAL Craft Brewery, Winery and Distillery
    ​Tour Provider!
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    BACK ROAD BREWERY
    308 Perry, La Porte
    219-362-7623
    Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery.
    click for details


    BULLDOG BREWING COMPANY
    1409 119th St, Whiting
    219-655-5284
    There's no assembly line here, just a hardworking brew master and his skilled comrades mastering the craft of our quality driven brew.
    click for details


    BURN 'EM BREWING
    718 Freyer Rd., Michigan City
    219-210-3784
    Burn ‘Em Brewing strives to bring our creativity in the way we brew and what we brew with to produce the finest and most unique brews in our region.
    click for details


    CROWN BREWING
    211 S. East Street, Crown Point
    219-663-4545
    The brewery was founded in 2008 by Tim Walsh and Dave Bryan of Crown Point, IN.
    They both wanted to see great craft beer in their local community! The City of Crown Point was home to a large regional brewery(Crown Brewing) that closed in 1916. They brought back the Crown Brewing name and the brewery has grown and become a part of the Crown Point community again. The brewery participates in community events and has teamed up with the City of Crown Point to host an annual Oktoberfest celebration! The brewery is now owned by Dave Bryan.
    click for details


    FIGURE EIGHT BREWING
    150 S Washington St, Valparaiso
    (219) 477-2000
    A family friendly restaurant and brewery, locally owned and operated since 2010.
    click for details


    FOUR FATHERS BREWING LLC
    1555 W Lincolnway Ste 105, Valparaiso
    219-464-9712
    We pride ourselves on creating a constantly revolving list of unique beers to serve while supporting and honoring those who serve and allow us to live our dream.
    click for details


    HUNTER'S BREWING
    1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton
    219-728-6729
    Hunter's Brewing is a nano-brewery located in Chesterton, IN. Brewed by hand on our one-barrel or three-barrel systems, Hunter's Brewing beers focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.
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    IRONWOOD BREWING COMPANY
    6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso
    219-405-4644
    Ironwood Brewing Company is considered a tasting room/bar facility (you must be 21 to be on the property) - a place where fans of craft beer can meet for stimulating conversation and a couple of great brews.
    click for details


    NEW OBERPFALZ BREWING
    121 E Main St., Griffith
    219-513-9341
    We specialize in German ales and lagers but maintain a roster of esoteric beer styles.
    click for details


    POKRO BREWING COMPANY
    311 N. Broad St., Griffith
    219-924-7950
    We are a family-owned microbrewery specializing in Belgian, English, and other European style beers brewed by Joe Pokropinski. You will often find our brew master visiting with customers in the tasting rooms, talking about his beer.
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    SAINT JOHN MALT BROTHERS, INC.
    9575 Wicker Avenue, St. John
    219-627-4294
    malt brothers Dave, Jim, and Dan started SJMB as a way to share their passion and commitment to offering great tasting and consistent brews crafted with natural ingredients.
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    SHORELINE BREWERY
    208 Wabash St, Michigan City
    219-879-4677
    Shoreline Brewery has been serving handcrafted beers at the edge of Lake Michigan since it’s opening in August of 2005. To this day Shoreline is family-owned and independently run by its original founder and Head Brewer, Sam Strupeck. With twelve beers always on tap everyone will find a beer to fall in love with, whether it be the award-winning Beltaine Scottish Ale, the fan-favorite Curse the Goat, or the seasonal Stellar Blue blueberry ale.
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    THE DEVIL'S TRUMPET BREWING COMPANY
    8250 Utah Street, Merrillville
    219-576-7118
    At The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co., we take pride in brewing quality hand crafted beers. The Devil’s Trumpet Brewing Co.’s mission is to produce aromatic, clean and full flavor craft beer. Brewed with old world tradition and new world imagination, we craft our ales to meet our high standards.
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    WILDROSE BREWING COMPANY
    1104 E. Main St., Griffith
    219-595-5054
    Four region dudes and a chick dedicated to making the best brews possible!
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    3 FLOYDS BREWING CO.
    9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster
    219-922-3565
    From our humble beginnings in 1996—armed with only a few hundred dollars, a five-barrel Frankenstein wok-burner-fired brew kettle, re-purposed open Swiss cheese fermenters (Hammond Squares) and an old Canfield’s Cola tank— ”It’s Not Normal” ales and lagers were born.
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    18TH STREET BREWERY
    5725 Miller Ave., Gary
    219-939-8802
    We are currently the second largest brewery in Northwest Indiana. Our beers range from saisons, to double india pale ales, to double milk stouts, to pilsners and lagers. 18th Street is comprised of hard working, motivated individuals who strive to be the best. We love our jobs. We love our beer. We live and love what we do.
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    WINERIES

    ANDERSON'S VINEYARD & WINERY
    430 E. U.S. Highway 6, Valparaiso
    219-464-4936
    On the southernmost tip of Lake Michigan, just south of the largest sand dunes in the Midwest, lies a ridge formed thousands of years ago by the glaciers as they crept south during the three great Ice Ages that covered the mid-western area and created the Great Lakes. This ridge is called the Valparaiso Moraine. It is the highest point in northwest Indiana, and home to one of Indiana's best kept secrets, Anderson's Vineyard and Winery.
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    BUTLER WINERY & VINEYARDS
    401 Broadway, Chesterton
    219-929-1400
    Butler Winery is a special place for many reasons. It’s the topography. Grapes like to be high and dry; we sit 300 feet above the floor of the Bean Blossom Valley. Cold air settles down into the valley, protecting us from late spring frost. It’s also our thin, low nutrient soil that lets the vines struggle just a little to produce well-flavored grapes. And it’s the climate. Like Goldilocks, we’re neither too hot nor too cold to ripen mature fruit. We’re just right. Finally it’s our people, bring years of experience, innovation, and attention to detail, who make up the final piece of the puzzle. On your next visit, pause for a moment and soak in the special qualities of Butler Winery.
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    CARPENTER CREEK CELLARS
    11144 Jordan Road, Remington
    219-866-4334
    Carpenter Creek Cellars, the original winery in Jasper County, Indiana, is a farm winery producing world-class wines which embody the best terroir and fruit the Midwest has to offer. Stop by today to experience a unique Hoosier winery and Midwestern winemaking
    at its finest!
    click for details


    RUNNING VINES
    119 S. Calumet, Ste 101-105, Chesterton
    219-390-WINE
    We feature wines for the entire palate. From the dry light bodied wines of our Fit Collection, to fruitier sweeter wines of our Race Collection. Click below for more details.
    click for details


    SHADY CREEK WINERY
    2030 Tryon Rd, Michigan City
    219-874-9463
    A great winery experience on the southern Lake Michigan shore. Featuring custom crafted wines and a first class facility situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds with expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches, fireplaces, tasting room, specialty foods, gifts and local artwork. All of this, about an hour from Chicago in Michigan City, Indiana! Conveniently located between the Blue Chip and Four Winds Casinos and close to Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Indiana Dunes National Park, as well as New Buffalo, Michigan and Harbor Country on Highway 212 just south of U.S. Highway 12.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Horses, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Looking for horses? There are many stables and farms in Northwest Indiana offering horseback riding lessons, trail rides, birthday parties and more!


    STATELINE STABLES
    10411 N 200E, LaPorte
    (219) 778-9020
    Stateline Stables is a 30 acre horse farm. Our facility has a 50 stall barn with a large indoor and two big outdoor arenas with excellent footing. All disciplines welcome! Family environment. We offer riding lessons, boarding, camps, horse shows, trail rides and horse leasing.
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    FOREST VIEW FARMS
    11750 W 117th Ave, Cedar Lake
    (219) 365-1350
    Forest View Farms offer horseback riding lessons for riders of all ages and skill levels. Forest View Farms also offers pony rides for small children. Pony rides can be offered as beginner pony lessons for children 5–7 years old, or can take place for a child's birthday party or other special event.
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    FOUR SEASONS STABLES INC
    4613 E 109th Ave, Crown Point
    (219) 663-5968
    Four Seasons offers weekly riding lessons, home pony deliveries, pony parties and more!
    click for details


    GREEN ACRES RANCH
    9330 Sheffield Ave, Dyer
    (219) 776-8787
    economyhomesinc@sbcglobal.net
    Call to make your appointment for Horseback riding lessons, Hay Rides, Horse Driving Lessons, Trail Rides, Bon Fire, Camps, Afterschool Programs, etc.
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    SAYLOR'S END OF THE TRAIL RIDING STABLE
    9562 E 750 N, Walkerton
    574-586-2677
    We have been in business for 25 years we offer hourly guided trail rides, pony parties, petting zoo, horse drawn carriage Rides, horse drawn Wagon rides, horse drawn sleigh rides and weekend camp trips with the horses.
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    SHILO RANCH
    6900 Ainsworth Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (775) 691-7723
    Shilo Ranch offers a variety of activities for the whole family. Whether it is a birthday party, an afternoon trail ride with friends, or you need some 1 on 1 instruction, Shilo Ranch can help!
    click for details


    TRANSITIONS EQUESTRIAN CENTER
    2525 E. 850 N, La Porte
    219-778-9592
    Transitions Equestrian Center is a luxurious, full-service equestrian, multi discipline facility which provides horse boarding, lessons and training for the beginner to advance in all riding disciplines: English/dressage; western; hunter/jumper; natural horsemanship, trick training, driving and reining.
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    TRUE NORTH TRAINING STABLES
    927 North 150 West, Chesterton
    (219) 728-7490
    True North provides a safe environment where at risk youth and their families come for training in life skills and spiritual awareness in an equine setting. This includes, but is not limited to, children who struggle with depression, autism, foster/adopted, ADD, ADHD, self-harm, bullied, addiction, sexual abuse, incarcerated parents, eating disorders, truancy, and other similar society issues. We instruct our students through an eight-week program covering the following character qualities: relationship building; teamwork and leadership; respect; patience, perseverance and strength; focus; communication; critical thinking, decision making, discernment, and conflict resolution; and trust. Byproducts of these character qualities are values such as honesty, gaining control, confidence, empathy, compassion, love, gratitude, forgiveness, grace, humility, contentment and care. Individual lessons plans are uniquely designed based on the needs of each young person. Each lesson is planned to connect the horse and student. It is our desire to bring hope to those in need.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, Tee Times, Courses, NWI, Country Clubs,
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many public, semi-private and private golf courses. Call individual locations for course conditions and available tee times.


    CEDAR LAKE


    Cedar Creek Family Golf Center
    10483 W. 109th Avenue, Cedar Lake
    219-365-2902
    Located on Route 231 1/4 miles east of Route 41. Exit Interstate 65 at Route 231 and go west toward Crown Point. Follow Rt. 231 around the Crown Point square then about four miles west. Park opens at 8 a.m. and has various season closing times.
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    Palmira Golf & Country Club
    12111 W 109th Street, Saint John
    (219) 365-4331
    Located in Northwest Indiana convenient to Chicago and the South Suburbs, Palmira has undergone extensive construction in the last 10 years and is now regarded as one of the premier public courses in the area. The course has bent grass fairways, many elevated tees, numerous water hazards and a course design that features risk reward golf architecture. We have a state-of-the-art Practice Facility - Driving Range with grass tees, enormous undulating Putting Green with chipping and traps.
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    South Shore Country Club
    14400 Lake Shore Dr., Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-6070
    Established in 1928, South Shore Country Club is located on the shores of Cedar Lake in Indiana. At one hour from the Loop and less from the south suburbs, the Club is convenient to all of Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana. Our well-manicured 18 hole course measures 5466 yards and features well trapped greens with par 3’s that everyone can enjoy. Our mobile website has GPS and flyovers for golfers to use out on the course. This spring, over 300 new trees are being added and the fleet is welcoming 10 new carts. Be sure to visit the Shore Club restaurant and bar after your round for a steak or one of our local favorite seafood offerings.
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    CHESTERTON


    Brassie Golf Club
    1110 Pearson Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 921–1192
    The best conditioned greens in the area are large and inviting yet present an interesting two-putt challenge. Stretching to 7,008 yards from the black tees with a slope rating of 130 and course rating of 73.4, The Brassie Golf Club has four very different sets of tees that provide a friendly golf challenge to some golfers and an extreme examination of your golf game to the highly skilled. Fun for all ability levels, the course plays very differently based on weather conditions and the time of year.
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    Sand Creek Country Club
    1001 Sand Creek Dr., Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 395-5200
    From the moment you arrive at Sand Creek Country Club, you know you are in for something special. Ideally located in Northwest Indiana in the quaint town of Chesterton, near the southern shores of Lake Michigan and just a 50 minute drive from downtown Chicago. Resort-like style services and facilities, along with award winning world-class golf; have earned Sand Creek the reputation of being the Premier Family Oriented Country Club in the Midwest.
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    CROWN POINT


    Four Seasons Country Club
    1054 Sunnyslope Drive, Crown Point
    (219) 988-2201
    Located in Winfield, Indiana, Four Seasons Country Club is one of Chicagoland's hidden gems. Established in 1966 our 18 hole golf course located within the private gates of the Lakes of the Four Seasons community has proudly served the Northwest Indiana Region offering private membership experience at an extremely affordable price for over 50 years.
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    Oak Knoll Golf Course
    11200 Whitcomb Street, Crown Point
    (219) 663-3349
    Built in 1925, Oak Knoll Golf Course in Crown Point Indiana has been a staple of Northwest Indiana golf for years. Located just west of the Crown Point Indiana, this 18-hole public golf course offers a great experience for golfers of all ages and abilities. If you’re new to the game of golf, you’ll find the wide fairways and relaxed play very enjoyable. For the experienced player, our smaller greens should provide a nice challenge for your short game. Our Clubhouse features a full-service bar area that offers a great place to relax before or after your round of golf. Our facilities also provide the perfect venue for your next golf outing. Make a tee time or book an outing, our staff will be happy to take care of the details.
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    Pheasant Valley Country Club
    3838 W. 141st Ave., Crown Point
    (219) 663-5000
    Built in 1967, Pheasant Valley Country Club in Crown Point Indiana is a premier golf course that has always challenged the best players in the area. Pheasant Valley is also known as “The scenic nature course”. There are no home sites anywhere on the course. With 5 sets of tees to choose from, golfers of all skill levels can enjoy this Northwest Indiana masterpiece. If you haven’t played Pheasant Valley in a while, give it a try, you won’t be disappointed.
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    Summer Tree Golf Club
    2323 E. 101st Ave., Crown Point
    (219) 663-0800
    Built in the early 1970’s, Summer Tree Golf Club in Crown Point Indiana is another Hegan masterpiece. The course offers natural beauty with rolling, tree-lined fairways, large greens, and 5 sets of tees for every skill level. Another feature is number 14 tee sits on the highest point in Lake County.
    With its continuous cart paths, new irrigation and drainage, the course is always ready to play.
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    White Hawk Country Club
    1001 White Hawk Dr., Crown Point
    (219) 661-1300
    White Hawk Country Club in Crown Point is a premiere golf course in Northwest Indiana. Located less than an hour south of downtown Chicago, this 36-Hole facility has four beautiful nines that present a fun and unique test of golf at every turn. White Hawk Country Club is beautifully carved out of 600 acres and surrounded by tranquil scenery that includes forests, prairies, streams and wetlands. Excellent course conditions await members, their guest, and public play at this championship facility.
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    Youche Country Club
    2301 W 129th Pl, Crown Point
    (219) 663-1418
    Youche® Country Club is Northwest Indiana's premier golf and social club. Upon joining Youche, you will experience a tradition of friendly membership and excellent golf in a relaxed environment. Youche has maintained its membership at levels that preclude the need for tee times and keep its average 18 hole round under 4 hours. Youche’s fast greens and excellent conditions are legendary. A New Clubhouse was built in 2008, and boasts elegant dining rooms, locker room facilities, meeting rooms, Member Bar, and much, much more! The Club also has a Golf Shop for all of your equipment, shoes, and apparel needs. Youche is also a popular destination for weddings, showers, corporate events, class reunions and more, boasting fantastic gathering areas and enticing food and beverage packages.
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    GARY


    South Gleason Golf Course
    3400 Jefferson St, Gary
    (219) 980-1089
    18-hole Bent grass course with water in play.
    Weekday green fees for non-members are $17 for 18 holes and $12 for 9 holes during peak season.
    Weekend green fees for non-members are $19 for 18 holes and $13 for 9 holes during peak season.
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    HAMMOND


    Lost Marsh Golf Course
    901 E 129th St, Hammond
    (219) 932-4046
    Home to a world class 18-hole public golf course and a challenging 9-hold executive course, Lost Marsh is a shining example of brown-field reclamation, habitat restoration, and a satisfying golfing experience. The second floor of the clubhouse features a new restaurant and lounge complete with outdoor seating that offers stunning views of the course and marina. At just over 20 minutes from downtown Chicago and the Loop, it truly is one of Chicago's premier courses.
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    HIGHLAND


    Wicker Park Golf Course
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    (219) 838-9809
    Wicker Memorial Park Golf Course offers great golf at some of the lowest, most competitive rates in the region. The course is conveniently located just minutes from Interstate 80/94 on the corner of Ridge Road and Indianapolis Boulevard. This par 72 course offers tree-lined fairways, a practice green and driving range.
    click for details


    HOBART


    Cressmoor Country Club
    601 N Wisconsin St, Hobart
    (219) 942-9300
    This flat course is easy to walk, but accuracy is still important because of its narrow fairways. The signature hole is #7, a 370-yard, par 4, requiring a well-positioned tee shot, and then an approach around a lake to the green. Water hazards (lakes) come into play on at least three separate occasions.
    click for details


    Duck Creek Golf Course
    638 N 700 W, Hobart
    (219) 759-5870
    We are a 18 hole golf course par 70. It is a great course to look around at. There are woods and water that come into play all around the course.
    click for details


    Indian Ridge Country Club
    6363 Grand Blvd, Hobart
    (219) 942-6850
    Built in 1926, Indian Ridge Country Club in Hobart Indiana has provided Northwest Indiana golfers with a fun, challenging, and friendly place to enjoy the game of golf. The layout is a basic, old school golf course design. It has a variety of long and short holes with just enough trees and sand to keep it challenging. Due to the sand-based soil, the course drains very well. When other courses are too wet, Indian Ridge is most likely open for play.
    click for details


    LAPORTE


    Beechwood Golf Course
    2222 Woodlawn Dr, La Porte
    (219) 362-2651
    Beechwood Golf Course is a beautiful 18 hole championship golf course designed by William Diddle. Beechwood was built in the early 1930’s and donated to the City of LaPorte, Indiana by the Fox Family.
    The course’s traditional layout and masterful design allows you to use every club in the bag. It is a must play for golfers of any skill level, and the low prices make Beechwood one of the best deals in the state!
    click for details


    Briar Leaf Golf Club
    3233 IN-39, La Porte
    (219) 326-1992
    Built on a farm in the 1970s, our 35-year-old classical layout has been undergoing numerous improvements each year that have made Briar Leaf a favorite Michiana golf destination.
    Briar Leaf offers four sets of tees allowing players to enjoy the course from wherever they choose to play. While the course is scenic and challenging from the forward and middle tees, the back tees (slope rating 133) will give the low handicapper all they want in a great test of golf.
    click for details


    Legacy Hills Golf Club
    299 W. Johnson Road, LaPorte
    (219) 324-4777
    Legacy Hills Golf Club is in the unique position of being both one of Indianas oldest golf coures, and one of Indiana’s newest golf courses. The course was originally established in 1904, and has changed ownership several times. Most recently, the investment group Beacon Hills Golf Club, inc. purchased the course, along with a considerable amount of land across the street. This land has since been converted into the new back nine, and features many beautiful and scenic lots. The back nine is very well designed and features some of the finest in Indiana golf!
    click for details


    MERRILLVILLE


    Turkey Creek Golf Course
    6400 Harrison St, Merrillville
    (219) 980-5170
    The course offers hilly, tree-lined fairways with slightly sloping greens that provide the golfer with a feeling of a classic golf course. Turkey Creek also features a putting green to perfect that stroke, pro shop for those things you might have forgotten, a full-service restaurant, lounge, and snack bar facilities. Tee times are accepted up to 7 days in advance and the course is easily accessible off I-65.
    click for details


    Innsbrook Country Club
    6701 Taft St, Merrillville
    (219) 980-9060
    Nestled on 130 acres, just 35 minutes from Chicago, is Innsbrook Country Club’s William Langford Preserved Original Design championship golf course. This legendary 18 hole course is unique with six Par-3, six Par-4 and six Par-5 holes.
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY


    Michigan City Municipal Golf Course
    4000 E Michigan Blvd, Michigan City
    (219) 873-1516
    The Michi­gan City Munic­i­pal Golf Course fea­tures two beau­ti­ful 18-​hole courses set in a tran­quil wooded set­ting. Rec­og­nized as one of the pre­mier pub­lic courses for lovers of golf in Indi­ana, the Michi­gan City Golf Course offers a chal­leng­ing day of play for every age and skill level.
    click for details


    Long Beach Country Club
    2309 Larchmont Ave, Michigan City
    (219) 872-0689
    The Course opened in 1924 with renovations in 1975, 1989 and most recently in 2014, with continual upgrades to make your golfing experience the best it can be. A few features of the course include wonderful vistas from high atop sand dunes on the 1st, 10th and 17th tees, three par 3’s in the first five holes, three par 5’s in the last five holes, and century old stands of black and white oaks.
    click for details


    Pottawattamie Country Club
    1900 Springland Ave, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-8624
    You’ll enjoy challenging golf, friendly camaraderie with other members and organized golf and social events, and delicious dining. From early spring to late fall, Pottawattomie Country Club offers the best golf club experience around in Northern Indiana.
    click for details


    SCHERERVILLE


    Scherwood Golf
    600 E Joliet St., Schererville
    (219) 865-2554
    Scherwood is located in downtown Schererville, Indiana occupying 165 acres. The 27 hole facility consists of an 18 hole – par 71 – 6900 yard regulation course, and a 9 hole – par 30 – 1600 yard executive course. Both courses offer blue grass fairways and large penn cross bent grass greens. The course is generally flat with elevated greens and water coming into play on most holes.
    Scherwood is semi-private and offers large men and ladies organizations. Yearly memberships, both weekday and full time, are available on a limited basis.
    Updates to the course have been made to create extra challenges and maintain a fresh new look. One of the most recent updates was the addition of two new holes to create room for a new modern practice facility.
    click for details


    Briar Ridge Country Club
    123 Country Club Dr., Schererville
    (219) 322-3660
    Briar Ridge prides itself on its warm and friendly atmosphere. We work hard to introduce new members quickly into the Briar Ridge lifestyle and all it has to offer. Our staff is tireless in maintaining the grounds and golf course, offering up the best cuisine, and hosting special events. Briar Ridge has an active social calendar, giving our members NUMEROUS opportunities to socialize, dine and make new friends. We also have a relaxing and inviting pool where families have a wonderful time.
    click for details


    VALPARAISO


    Creekside Golf Course
    2355 Clifford Road, Valparaiso
    (219) 531-7888
    Take a short drive to the outskirts of downtown Valparaiso, and you’ll find a very unique and challenging golf course that’s a hidden gem in the world of golf.
    click for details


    The Course at Aberdeen
    245 Tower Rd, Valparaiso
    (219) 462-5050
    Consistently rated among the best golf courses in Northwest Indiana and Greater South Bend Michigan by Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly, the course at Aberdeen offers 18 player-friendly holes with top notch service!
    click for details


    Forest Park Golf Course
    1155 Sheffield Drive
    Valparaiso, IN 46385
    (219) 531-7888
    Nestled in the heart of Valparaiso, Forest Park has long been a golfer’s favorite place to play. With a somewhat wide open traditional parkland front nine, and a very challenging back nine that has several elevation changes and relatively small greens, Forest Park awakes the senses and challenges your skills.
    click for details


    Mink Lake Golf Course
    636 N Calumet Ave., Valparaiso
    (219) 462-2585
    Mink Lake Golf Course~ Were old and new friends meet~ Built in 1922 as Wauhob Golf Club.In 1950 the Sella family bought it from the Morthland Family and put the par 5 in on #6 in the early 1960's The Sportiest Course in Northwest Indiana. Beautiful & Scenic,Hilly 9 hole course built on the Valparaiso moraine
    click for details


    Robbinhurst Golf Club and Driving Range
    383 W. Co. Rd. 875 N., Valparaiso
    (219) 762-9711
    Robbinhurst is a full-service golf facility offering club rentals, lessons, club fitting, on-site repair and a pro shop.
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, swim, play, kids, summer, NWI, fun, activities
    - Pools and Splash Pads are weather permitting! Please call or check the website of your destination before heading out! Enjoy!

    CHESTERTON

    Splash Pad at Chesterton Park
    Northwest Corner of Porter Avenue and 5th Street
    219-926-3000
    click for details

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    CROWN POINT

    Hub Municipal Pool
    1000 E South St., Crown Point
    219-663-3309
    click for details
    For Facebook Page: click for details

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    DEMOTTE

    Spencer Park Pool
    112 Carnation St SE, De Motte
    219-987-3831
    click for details

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    EAST CHICAGO

    Washington Park - Kosciuszko Park - Goodman Park
    219-391-8474
    click for details

    Splash Pad at Jeorse Park
    3301 Aldis Ave, East Chicago
    219-391-8496
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center
    2100 Calumet Ave., Hammond
    219-937-7942
    click for details
    For Facebook Page: click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Wicker Park Memorial Splash Pad
    Wicker Memorial Park - 8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    219-838-3420
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Hobart Community Pool
    810 W. 10th St., Hobart
    219-942-2395
    click for details

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    LAKE STATION

    Lake Station's Riverview Water Park
    2701 Ripley St., Lake Station
    (219) 963-1463
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Oasis Splash Pad
    Washington Park - 115 Lake Shore Drive, Michigan City
    219-873-1548
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Munster Pool
    8837 Calumet Avenue, Munster
    (219) 836-7275
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Founders Square Splash Pad
    6300 South Founders' Square Park, Portage
    219-762-1675
    click for details
    For Facebook Page: click for details

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    ST. JOHN

    Heron Lake Splash Pad
    11960 Osage Dr., St. John
    (219) 365-6465 option 7
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Central Park Plaza Splash Pad
    68 Lafayette Street
    219-548-4888
    click for details

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    Also check out our list of WATERPARKS in Northwest Indiana: click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
    click for details
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, NWI, Family, Fun, Event, Things To Do, Food, Music, Shop, Carnivals
    - *PAST:

    Feast Your Face- Party in the Park- SCHERERVILLE
    April 27
    click for details

    Cinco de Mayo Party in the Park- SCHERERVILLE
    May 4
    click for details

    Mom's Day Party in the Park- SCHERERVILLE
    May 11
    click for details

    Dairy Day Party in the Park- SCHERERVILLE
    May 18
    click for details

    Donuts & Descendants Party in the Park- SCHERERVILLE
    June 1
    click for details

    Live in the Ville- HESSVILLE
    June 1 & June 2
    click for details

    Dyer Summer Fest at Pheasant Hills Park- DYER
    June 7-10
    click for details

    Pick Your Poison Party in the Park- SCHERERVILLE
    June 8
    click for details

    GREEKFEST in HAMMOND- HAMMOND
    June 8
    click for details

    Family Arts Festival- MUNSTER
    June 10
    click for details

    Celebrate Schererville Festival- SCHERERVILLE
    June 13-17
    click for details

    First Family Fun Festival- CROWN POINT
    June 15
    click for details

    Crown Point Food & Arts Festival- CROWN POINT
    June 15-16
    click for details

    Crown Beer Fest 2018- CROWN POINT
    June 16
    click for details

    Gospel Music Fine Arts Festival 2018- GARY
    June 16
    click for details

    Rhythm & Soul Fest- EAST CHICAGO
    June 16
    click for details

    NWI Food Truck Fest Main Event- VALPARAISO
    June 16
    click for details


    *COMING UP:

    St. Thomas More Fun Days- MUNSTER
    June 20-24
    click for details

    Jayceefest- HOBART
    June 28- July 3
    click for details

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival- GRIFFITH
    June 29- July 1
    click for details

    Highland 4th of July Festival- HIGHLAND
    June 29- July 4
    click for details

    Pints in the Park- HIGHLAND
    June 30
    click for details

    Hobart Chamber Hog Roast and Family Fun Day- HOBART
    June 30
    click for details

    Independence Day Festival- MERRILLVILLE
    July 3
    click for details

    Cedar Lake Summerfest- CEDAR LAKE
    July 4-8
    click for details

    Family 4th of July Fest- PORTER
    July 4
    click for details

    8th Annual LIVIN' IT UP Music Festival- VALPARAISO
    July 8
    click for details

    La Porte County Fair- LA PORTE
    July 8-14
    click for details

    St. John Festival- ST. JOHN
    July 12-15
    click for details

    Hocus Pocus Party in the Park- SCHERERVILLE
    July 13
    click for details

    Valparaiso Wine Festival- VALPARAISO
    July 14
    click for details

    Festival of the Lakes 2018- HAMMOND
    July 18-22
    click for details

    Porter County Fair- VALPARAISO
    July 19-28
    click for details

    Pierogi Fest- WHITING
    July 27-29
    click for details

    Valpo Margarita Fest- VALPARAISO
    July 28
    click for details

    Fusic Fest- EAST CHICAGO
    August 3
    click for details

    Lake County Fair- CROWN POINT
    August 3-12
    click for details

    Party in the Park- CHESTERTON
    August 4
    click for details

    Valpo Corn Roast Fest 2018- VALPARAISO
    August 4
    click for details

    Festa Italiana 2018- SCHERERVILLE
    August 10-12
    click for details

    Bacchus and Beer Fest- MICHIGAN CITY
    August 18
    click for details

    Kielbasa Fest- EAST CHICAGO
    August 25
    click for details

    Family Fun Fest- CEDAR LAKE
    August 26
    click for details

    Rock ‘N’ Rail Music and Street Festival- GRIFFITH
    August 30- September 2
    click for details

    Valparaiso Popcorn Festival
    September 8
    click for details

    Bacon Fest- PORTAGE
    September 15
    click for details

    St. John Oktoberfest- ST. JOHN
    September 21
    click for details

    Brew Fest- VALPARAISO
    September 29
    click for details

    German Fest- PORTAGE
    September 29
    click for details

    Winfield Harvest Festival- WINFIELD
    October 13
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  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
    click for details

    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Chesterton, Duneland Chamber, Dunes Learning Center, Summer Camp
    - Students who participate in Mighty Acorns® during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns at this 5 day/4 night camp in the dunes. Registration by invitation only.

    For more information, click for details
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    Dunes Learning Center 219.395.9555 curious@duneslearningcenter.org
  • | Local Events, Northwest Indiana, Free, Things to Do, Summer
    - The following events are FREE or include free admission only. Please note that other fees such as parking and concessions may apply.

    NORTHWEST INDIANA

    Summer Outdoor Concerts
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Parades
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

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    CEDAR LAKE

    Kid's Free Fishing Derby- June 2
    click for details

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    CHESTERTON

    Bark in the Park- July 14
    click for details

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    CROWN POINT

    Another Night Of Comedy 77 With Ron Ervin & Elliot Lerner- June 14
    click for details

    First Family Fun Festival- June 15
    click for details

    Free Beginner Yoga at C.P. Library- June 7 & June 21
    click for details

    Crown Point Aeromodelers Float-Fly at Lake Hills Park
    June 23 & 24 and September 22 & 23
    click for details


    CSRI Touch a Truck- September 8
    click for details

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    DYER

    Free Bike Parade- June 6
    click for details

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    GARY

    Nature Tots
    click for details

    Arts in the Park Camp*- June 18-21
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Special Needs Splash and Dance Party- June 15
    click for details

    Festival of the Lakes Hosts Kids’ Day at the Aquatic Play Center- July 21
    click for details

    Weekly Bird Migration Hike- Wednesdays in the spring at 9:30am April 18-June 13 and in the fall August 15-October 3.
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Special Needs Day at the Splashpad- June 12
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Preschool Party in the Park
    click for details

    Summer in the Park- June 13
    click for details

    Summer in the Park- June 20
    click for details

    Summer in the Park- June 27
    click for details

    Deep River Celebrates America- June 30
    click for details

    Summer in the Park- July 11
    click for details

    Summer in the Park- July 18
    click for details

    Summer in the Park- July 25
    click for details

    Bugging Out- August 1
    click for details

    Summer in the Park- August 8
    click for details

    Vintage Baseball: Grinders VS Brewmasters- September 30
    click for details

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    LAKE STATION

    Summer Free Family Food fun- June 12 & July 10
    click for details

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    LA PORTE

    Summer Playground Program
    click for details

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    MERRILLVILLE

    Pajama Story Time
    click for details

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    MUNSTER

    Touch a Truck/ Ride a Bike- June 15
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    Beach Fun Saturdays
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Donuts & Descendants Movie Party in the Park- June 1
    click for details

    Pick Your Poison Party in the Park- June 8
    click for details

    Hocus Pocus Movie Party in the Park- June 13
    click for details

    Touch A Truck- August 18
    click for details

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    SOUTH BEND

    Family Fun Day- June 9
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Adult Hike
    click for details

    Family Hike
    click for details

    Meet The Animals
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 29- July 1.

    GARY

    Gary Preservation Tour 2018- June 30
    click for details

    Miller Woods Hike- July 1
    click for details

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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival- June 29-July 1
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival- June 29- July 4
    click for details

    5th Annual Pints in the Park at Wicker Park- June 30
    click for details

    The Unprofessionals at R-Bar & Grill- June 30
    click for details

    Highland Kiddie Parade- July 1
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Jayceefest- June 28- July 3
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Mount Baldy Summit Hikes- July 1
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm- July 1
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Kids Night Out - Super Celebration (Ages 4-10)- June 29
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Fallen Heroes Car Show And Motorcycle Ride- June 30
    click for details

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 30
    click for details

    Lightning Bug Music Festival- July 1
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           

Saturday, June 30th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 2:00pm | Local Events, European Market, Chesterton, Duneland Chamber, Vendors, Crafts, Shopping
    - Booth Application
    We are now accepting merchants for the 2018 season of Chesterton’s European Market!

    To download application, click for details

    Please remit your application and product photographs here: jacqueline@dunelandchamber.org

    Chesterton’s European Market premiered in 2003. The event is organized and promoted by the Duneland Chamber of Commerce. The Market is held in historic downtown Chesterton every consecutive Saturday beginning the first Saturday of May through the last Saturday of October. Market hours are 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. This rain or shine event is held in the parking lot of the Duneland Chamber
    of Commerce at 220 Broadway, on the first block of 3rd Street and in Thomas Centennial Park. The Market attracts merchants selling a broad array of goods, including ethnic and gourmet foods, baked goods such as artisan breads and pastries, spices, organic produce, fresh flowers, produce from local farmers and orchards, rare books, cheeses, handmade soaps, lotions and oils, jewelry, candles, pottery, clothing and fashion accessories, toys, fine art, pet products and much more. Our Market management team is committed to providing the best customer and merchant experience available while maintaining a professional and organized artisan’s market.
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce
    220 Broadway Chesterton IN 46304
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce 219.926.5513 info@dunelandchamber.org
  • | 8:00am - 9:00pm | Local Events, Car Show, Motorcycle Ride, Live Music, Porter County Expo Center, Valparaiso
    - The 1st Annual Fallen Heroes Car Show and Motorcycle Ride will be held on Saturday, June 30 from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Porter County Expo Center. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Indiana First Responders Memorial.

    Free event for spectators honoring all Fallen Heroes who have lost their lives in the line of duty. Fun for the whole family including food, live music, vendors, car show and ending with a blue candle light vigil.

    Car Show
    Vehicle registration is $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. Vendor space is also available. To download the vehicle and/or vendor registration forms, click for details
    Porter County Expo Center
    215 E Division Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
    Porter County Expo Center 219.464.0133
  • | 9:00am - | Local Events, family, fun, hiking, education, Chesterton, Dunes Learning Center
    - This weekend adventure includes the chance to paddle the Little Calumet River, explore historic Bailly Homestead, meet the animals at Chellberg Farm and participate in a scavenger hunt, night hike, campfire and music festival.

    Registration $75 per person (12 & under free) includes:
    Ticket to Lightning Bug Music Festival, Dunes Learning Center tie-dye t-shirt and tent campsite. For more information, click for details
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd Chesterton IN 46304
    Michelle Krueger 219.395.9555 mkrueger@duneslearningcenter.org
  • | 9:00am - 10:00am | Local Events, Yoga, Gabis, Valparaiso, Exercise
    - Gabis Arboretum will continue summer yoga classes on Saturdays beginning June 2 from 9am to 10am. Yoga classes are available for purchase in 5 class bundles at $35 for members and $45 for nomembers of the arboretum. There is a $10 drop- in fee. Please register online by the Wednesday before each class date.

    Sessions will take place at both the arboretum’s new shelter, the Celebration Rose Pavilion, and the sidetrack stage. The Celebration Rose Pavilion, located in the Bapst Rose Garden, ensures the group will be surrounded by beautiful and colorful rose blooms. The sidetrack stage is along a pine stand full of a singing birds that greet participants each morning. In the event of inclement weather, class may be moved inside or cancelled.

    Instructor Debra VanderMolen is a neighbor to Gabis Arboretum. She lives on a small hobby farm nearby. She is a Certified RYT-200 Hour Yoga Instructor and Massage Therapist. She is the owner and instructor of Oak Tree Yoga and also teaches at other yoga classes in the community.

    About Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    Gabis Arboretum is a 330-acre, dog-friendly oak preserve of formal gardens, woodlands, wetlands and prairies with more than 6 miles of hiking trails. The arboretum is open year round and offers a wide variety of events and classes for all ages. Proceeds received by the nonprofit organization power its conservation, restoration and education initiatives.
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    71 N 500 W Valparaiso IN 46385
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest 219.462.0025
  • | 9:00am - 7:00pm | Local Events, Gabis Arboretum, Valparaiso, Railway Garden, Spring, Summer
    - Celebrate the beginning of this season at the Gabis Arboretum Railway Garden on May 5 with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11am.

    Stroll through the history of the railroad while enjoying the dwarf conifer collection and miniature landscapes. The last 6 weeks, volunteers and staff have been preparing the Railway Garden for the 2018 season. “We have been cleaning, repairing and setting up the vignettes after having them in storage for the winter months. Another job to prepare for the season is repairing, cleaning, and oiling the locomotives. The track has been cleaned and weeds removed from between the rails,” said Dave Simkowski, Railway Garden Head Engineer. “We are excited to offer extended hours for the Railway Garden this season; trains will run from 9am to 7pm starting May 5 through the month of September, so the preparation has been intense! Railway Garden staff and volunteers look forward to seeing familiar faces as well as new ones this year!"

    Start your day May 5 at 10am with a naturalist led hike. This hour long hike will explore the exciting changes the warmer weather brings. Bring a picnic and spend the whole day at the arboretum! Enjoy any of the 6 miles of trails, the yellow blanket of daffodils on Daffodil Hill, visit the new Celebration Rose Pavilion and walk Heron Trail to see the Fairy House Garden Exhibit. All listed events and exhibits are free with admission. For more information, click for details.
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    71 N 500 W Valparaiso IN 46385
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest 219.462.0025
  • | 9:00am - | Local Events, Indiana Dunes, Volunteer, Gary, Miller Woods
    - Join staff and fellow volunteers in helping to care for your local national park. Wear comfortable clothes; work gloves and equipment will be provided. This is an outdoor activity so dress for the weather and be prepared to walk off trail. All equipment and protective gear including gloves and eye protection will be provided.

    For other opportunities in volunteering at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, click for details
    Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education
    100 N Lake St. Gary IN 46403
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | 10:00am - 12:00pm | Arts and Entertainment
    - Are you ready to be a Homeowner?
    Learn about
    -Steps involved in buying a home
    -Credit Building and Grants
    -Basic mortgage understanding
    -BREAKFAST AND RAFFLES PROVIDED

    RSVP to msexon@nwi-ca.org or 219-794-1829 x 2415
    Northwest Indiana Community Action
    5265 Commerce Blvd., Suite I Crown Point IN 46307
    Megahn Sexon 2197941829x2441 msexon@nwi-ca.org
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Three cheers for the red, white and blue! Celebrate Independence Day with a weekend at the park! There will be sarsaparilla floats for sale, grinding demonstrations in the historic Wood's mill, and plenty of Industrial Revolution education. The kids will have a blast with patriotic tattoos, firework facepaint, and American flag hunts! Drop by Saturday or Sunday anytime between 11am and 4pm on June 30th and July 1st for this FREE event!

    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:00pm - 3:00pm | Local Events, Pinhook Bog, Indiana Dunes, Michigan City, Tour, Carnivorous Plants
    - You can tour the bog on your own and you can talk to rangers stationed along the trail who will help you understand this unique place filled with carnivorous plants. Please arrive by 2:00 pm to allow about one hour to walk the trail and tour the bog.

    The Pinhook bog parking lot is located at 946 North Wozniak Road in Michigan City, Indiana 46360.For more information about this program or other activities at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the information desk at 219-395-1882 or click for details
    Pinhook Bog
    946 North Wozniak Road Michigan City IN 46360
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | 6:00pm - | Special Interest, classic cars
    - Parking lot of Long John Silver's @ 212 Hwy 20 Michigan City, IN
    Pre 80's Autos only.
    Bike Parking available.
    Presented by The Guardian Riders
    Long John Silver's
    212 US Hwy 20 Michigan City IN 46360
    Kip Piper 219.872.3777
  • | 7:00pm - | Local Events, Concert, Live Entertainment, Gabis Arboretum, Valparaiso
    - To purchase tickets, click for details
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    71 N 500 W Valparaiso IN 46385
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest 219.462.0025
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00am | Local Events, Concert, Zao Island, Valpo, Live Entertainment
    Zao Island
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave Valparaiso IN 46385
    Zao Island 219.462.1194
  • | Sports and Recreation, Family, Fun Center, Kids, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are so many options for family fun in Northwest Indiana. Check out this list of places to visit!


    Edge Adventures NWI Indiana - DEEP RIVER PARK
    9001 E. Lincoln Highway
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (800) 590-8347
    Edge Adventures aerial parks are treetop trails ranging from 16-60 feet in the air. Participants choose their own self guided course and engage in a combination of obstacles and zip lines as they maneuver their way through different trails
    with a progressive degree of challenges. There are thrills to satisfy all adventure types!
    click for details

    Fair Oaks Farm
    856 N 600 E
    (219) 394-2025
    Fair Oaks, IN 47943
    Fair Oaks Farms is an escape to the country with acres of great outdoor fun, food and learning where you can explore family farms and reconnect with nature, animals and our planet.
    click for details


    FIREFLIES
    1505 S Calumet Road
    Chesterton, IN 46304
    (219) 929-4300
    Indoor park offering a large playground, laser tag, arcade, party rooms, and more!
    click for details


    SKY ZONE TRAMPOLINE PARK
    1035 Eagleridge
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 227-3777
    Sky Zone is the world’s first indoor trampoline park. We’re the inventors of “fun fitness” and the makers of trampolines as far as the eye can see. We give you one of the greatest workouts ever combined with awesome, healthy fun. Indoor Park.
    click for details


    CROWN POINT FAMILY FUN CENTER
    1301 Merrillville Rd.
    Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 663-3663
    Grab your family and friends and head for Crown Point Family Fun Center! Find go-karts, mini golf, arcade, batting cages, soccer cages, and more in a family-oriented New Orleans Mardi Gras setting. Relax under a colorful umbrella and sip a cold soft drink after playing 18 or 36 holes of golf. Check out the latest games in our spacious arcade, including Deal or No Deal and Smokin’ Token. We also have classic games like Skee Ball and Basketball. Go home with a string of beads for each go-kart and mini golf ticket you buy. Arcade Games Available in the Winter.
    click for details


    THE COURTS OF NORTHWEST INDIANA
    127 East US Highway 6
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-1111
    Air conditioned indoor year-round sports complex - Basketball, Tennis, Batting Cages, Gymnastics Open Gym, Birthday Parties, and more!
    click for details


    BELLABOO’S PLAY AND DISCOVERY CENTER
    Three Rivers County Park
    2800 Colorado St
    Lake Station., IN
    (219) 963-2070
    This colorful and imaginative facility features 23,000 square feet of hands-on activities, including a block play and construction zone, face painting and dress-up, an art studio, water table, climbing structure, slides, ball pit, a room for toddlers and infants, a Wi-Fi café and much more.
    click for details


    CEDAR CREEK FAMILY GOLF CENTER
    10483 W. 109th Avenue
    Cedar Lake, IN
    (219)365-2902
    This 18 hole miniature golf course is surrounded with a water fall and two creeks. It is used for group activities, birthday parties, and family outings. This golf course has something for every member of the family to enjoy and is lit outside for night games. Summer Months.
    click for details


    FUNFLATABLES
    Locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron
    DYER: (219)322-5333
    VALPARAISO: (219)242-8432
    MERRILLVILLE: (219)769-7707
    MICHIGAN CITY: (219)809-0888
    HEBRON: (219)696-6666
    FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN. Visit one or ALL of our unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking through Obstacles and Soaring down Slides! Indoor.
    click for details


    INMAN’S FUN AND PARTY CENTER
    3201 E Evans Ave.
    Valparaiso, IN
    (219)462-1300
    inmans@inmansvalpo.com
    Inman's Bowling & Recreation Center is Northwest Indiana's Premiere Entertainment Complex located in Valparaiso, Indiana. We have something for everyone at our facility offering many entertainment attractions. 32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, and Kids Bounce Houses.
    click for details


    JAK'S WAREHOUSE
    221 US-41
    Schererville, IN 46375
    (219) 322-5257
    Welcome to JAK'S Warehouse. We are Northwest Indiana's premiere Indoor Family Fun Center. We are here to provide great entertainment for the whole family. Come make it a day at JAK'S Warehouse.
    Come and enjoy attractions like Laser Tag, Go-Karts, Bumper Cars, Urban Golf, Ballocity, and our amazing Sky Trail! Indoor Park.
    click for details


    ZAO ISLAND
    1050 Horse Prairie Ave.
    Valparaiso
    (219)462-1194
    Filled with fun, this location offers a game room, miniature golfing, go karts, batting cages, a wild wave slide and more. Indoor arcade games in the winter.
    click for details


    ZIG-E’S FUNLAND
    8176 Wicker Ave
    St John, IN 46373
    (219) 558-0596
    Let’s face it. It’s difficult finding a place that’s fun for both children and parents especially in NW Indiana. Zig-E’s Funland bridges the gap, and brings families together. For over 5 years we’ve provided a place for adults to join in on the fun! Race your kids in go-karts, hit a few balls in the batting cages or spend some quality time at the arcade.
    click for details



     
           
  • | Arts and Entertainment, Over 21, Casino, Betting, Gambling, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - You don't have to travel to Las Vegas for quality casinos. Visit one these locations in Northwest Indiana:

    AMERISTAR CASINO
    777 Ameristar Boulevard, East Chicago
    219-378-3000
    With 56,000 square feet of gaming space on four levels, more than 1,750 slots and video poker machines, 58 table games and a dedicated baccarat room, we offer amazing gaming variety. Plus, guests enjoy our 288-room luxury hotel, which boasts a variety of amenities, our five exceptionally appetizing restaurants and a gift shop that's a destination it its own right. Located just 25 miles from downtown Chicago and conveniently located only minutes away from major interstates 90 and 80/94, we're easy to reach. And our 1,974-space covered parking garage makes it easy to stay.
    click for details


    BLUE CHIP CASINO, HOTEL & SPA
    777 Blue Chip Drive, Michigan City
    219-879-7711
    We offer 65,000 square feet of gaming on a single luxurious and spacious level, with 44 table games, eight live poker room tables and more than 1,700 slots. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, all year round. Dine in our of our five restaurants on site, or enjoy live entertainment from local bands to A-list performers. Blue Chip also has a 10,000-square-foot spa, salon and fitness center and a hotel with 486 luxurious rooms and suites.
    click for details


    FOUR WINDS
    11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo, Michigan
    866-494-6371
    Less than an hour's drive from Downtown Chicago, on the shores of Lake Michigan, Four Winds New Buffalo delivers an unparalleled experience of indulgence, exhilaration and endless winning possibilities.
    Prepare to be swept up in the excitement as you experience our action-packed games, sizzling nightlife and one-of-a-kind entertainment. Lose yourself in our luxurious hotel, enjoy headliner entertainment, indulge in our sensational restaurants including southwest Michigan's only Hard Rock Cafe, and bask in the beautiful Lake Michigan setting while experiencing the region's most attentive service.
    click for details


    HORSESHOE CASINO HAMMOND
    777 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    866-711-7463
    Horseshoe Casino Hammond is open daily 24 hours. The casino's 108,200 square foot gaming space features 3,000 gaming machines and 189 table and poker games. The property has award-winning restaurants and entertainment at The Venue.
    click for details


    MAJESTIC STAR CASINO AND HOTEL
    One Buffington Harbor Drive, Gary
    888-225-8259
    Enjoy 6 floors of gaming action at Majestic Star Casino! We’re bringing the ‘Win’ to the Windy City! Located just 35 minutes from Downtown Chicago, our casino features a huge selection of gaming options 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
    You can also enjoy in a wide variety of dining options, including our award winning Steakhouse. With the latest slots and wide array of table games, Majestic Star has something for everybody! Plus enjoy all your favorite games on our new non-smoking level.
    click for details





     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Fresh, U-Pick, Berries, Produce, Fun, Things To Do, Family
    - Blueberry season typically runs from early July through early to mid August depending on the weather and how the berries ripen.
    Please call individual locations for exact picking dates and availability.

    BILLY BOY'S BLUEBERRY BARN
    click for details
    650 Freyer Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 872-7477

    BLUEBERRIES OF INDIANA
    click for details
    2388 W 1000 N, LaPorte, IN 46350
    Phone: (219) 326-8686

    BLUE SKY BERRY FARM
    click for details
    15552 S. 1050 W., Wanatah, IN 46390
    Phone: (219) 733-2416

    EENIGENBURG'S BLUEBERRIES
    click for details
    1 1/2 miles East of the DeMotte Junction of 10 E. and 231
    6721 W. State Road 10, DeMotte, IN 46310
    Phone: (219) 987-2957

    FRITTS BERRY FARM
    click for details
    10301 Indiana 10, Demotte, IN 46310
    Phone: (219) 987-2228

    GARWOOD ORCHARD
    click for details
    5911 W 50 South, La Porte, IN 46350
    Phone: (219) 362-4385

    GRANDMA'S BERRY PATCH
    click for details
    9895 W 1700 S., Lacrosse, IN 46348
    Phone: (219) 733-9080

    JOHNSON’S FARM PRODUCE
    click for details
    Hobart Location
    8960 E. Ridge Rd., Hobart, IN 46342
    Phone: (219) 962-1383

    Valparaiso Location (Please note there is no U-Pick at this location.)
    718 West HWY 30, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    Phone: (219) 759-6359

    LUEDTKE BLUEBERRY FARMS LLC
    click for details
    725 E. 1400 N., Wheatfield, IN 46392
    Phone: (219) 956-3356

    MERRILLVILLE FARMS
    click for details
    6716 Colorado Street, Hobart, IN 46342
    Phone: (219) 947-0223

    PAVOLKA FRUIT FARM
    click for details
    1776 N. Wozniak Rd., Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 210-4705

    STATELINE BLUEBERRIES
    click for details
    Farm #1
    9957 N Frontage Rd, Michigan City, IN 46360
    Phone: (219) 874-7721

    Farm #2
    10404 N. Hwy 39, La Porte, IN 46350
    phone: 219-369-2420

    SUNRISE HARVEST FARM
    7194 N. U.S. 421, San Pierre, IN 46374
    click for details
    219-954-0007

    VANKLEY'S BLUEBERRIES
    click for details
    2666 W State Road 10, Wheatfield, IN 46392
    Phone: (219) 956-3687

    ZYLSTRA'S BLUEBERRIES
    click for details
    13000 W 1200 N, De Motte, IN 46310
    Phone: (219) 987-2061
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
    click for details
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
    click for details
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
    click for details

    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Outdoor, Garden, Nature, plants, flowers
    - June 10
    Meet Your Master Gardeners
    click for details

    June 22 & June 23
    Munster Garden Walk
    click for details

    June 23
    Master Gardener's Association Garden Walk
    click for details

    June 23
    2018 PCMGA Garden Walk
    click for details

    June 26-June 28
    Crete's Woman's Club Annual Garden Walk
    click for details

    July 21 & July 22
    18th Annual Secret Gardens Walk- "Petal Pushers"
    click for details




     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, race, run, family, all ages, NWI, Northwest Indiana, walk, fun
    - BURNS HARBOR

    Footloose 5K Run/Walk & Event- June 23
    click for details

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    CROWN POINT

    4th Annual Family 5K Run/Walk- June 3
    click for details

    Alex's Lemonade Stand 5k- June 9
    click for details

    Thank God for Pets 5K/2K | Hometown Happenings- November 18
    click for details

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    HAMMOND

    Aut2Run For Autism 5k/10k- May 19
    click for details

    What's All the Buzz about Pollinators Walk- June 22
    click for details

    Wildflower Walks- May 25 and June 8
    click for details

    Mayor’s 15th Annual Festival 5 K Walk/Run/Splash along Wolf Lake- July 21
    click for details

    Space Race Glow 5K/2K- September 22
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    The Angel Dash 5k Fun Walk/Run- June 3
    click for details

    Space Race Glow 5K/2K- September 22
    click for details

    Pumpkin Plod Race- November 22
    click for details

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    HOBART

    38th Annual Brickyard Run- July 4
    click for details

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    LAKE VILLAGE

    Lake Village Presbyterian Church 5K Walk/Run- August 18
    click for details

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    LOWELL

    Buckley 5-Miler- July 21
    click for details

    Farm and Nature Walks- 2nd Monday May-October
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Color the Pack Fun Run- APRIL 21
    click for details

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    PORTAGE

    The Thin Line Run- JUNE 9
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Veterans 3k/5k/10k Walk/Run- May 19
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    4th of July Blast 5K Run / Walk- July 4
    click for details

    Potato to Panic Running Club- Starts June 9
    click for details

    Popcorn Panic 5k- September 8
    click for details

    Lit'l Kernel Puff- September 8
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, race, running club, Valparaiso, Popcorn Panic Race, Butterfield Family Pavilion
    - This program will prepare "couch potatoes" to participate in the Popcorn Panic race in September. Experienced runners will lead the class in stretching techniques, proper clothing and footwear, all while preparing for the race. *Price includes the price of registration for Popcorn Panic* You must be 10 years or older by September 8th, 2018.

    For running times, click for details

    For pricing and more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Butterfield Pavilion
    600 Evans Ave. Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | Local Events, Market, Farmer's Market, Valparaiso, Shop Local, Produce, Food
    - Come to the Valparaiso Market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, and beautiful plants and flowers. The fresh produce will liven up even your favorite recipes or grab lunch on the go from one of the wonderful food vendors. Beautiful plants and flowers make great gifts for friends or just to enjoy at home!

    The Valparaiso Market is located at the William E. Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette Street in Valparaiso. Visit with local growers and craftsmen to buy plants in early summer and the freshest vegetables from summer through fall.

    For more information, click for details
    Central Park Plaza
    68 Lafayette Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valparaiso Events 219.464.8332 info@valparaisoevents.com
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 29- July 1.

    GARY

    Gary Preservation Tour 2018- June 30
    click for details

    Miller Woods Hike- July 1
    click for details

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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival- June 29-July 1
    click for details

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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival- June 29- July 4
    click for details

    5th Annual Pints in the Park at Wicker Park- June 30
    click for details

    The Unprofessionals at R-Bar & Grill- June 30
    click for details

    Highland Kiddie Parade- July 1
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Jayceefest- June 28- July 3
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Mount Baldy Summit Hikes- July 1
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm- July 1
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Kids Night Out - Super Celebration (Ages 4-10)- June 29
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Fallen Heroes Car Show And Motorcycle Ride- June 30
    click for details

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 30
    click for details

    Lightning Bug Music Festival- July 1
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
    click for details
     
           

Sunday, July 1st, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events, Flea market, antiques, collectibles
    - Barn & Field Flea Market
    Open every Sunday at 8 a.m.

    We are a family owned flea market located in Cedar Lake Indiana. There is a big red barn with two floors of merchandise, barnside sheds, and outdoor vendors. Free parking & free admission.

    Items for sale:
    Antiques, collectibles, furniture, old coins, jewerly, trunks, albums, clocks, iron wheels, electronics, old toys, pictures, kitchen decor, kids toys, appliances, and much much more......

    Located at 151st and and Parrish Ave.
    Our address is 15049 Parrish Cedar Lake Indiana 46303
    Phone: 1-219-696-7368
    Barn & Field Flea Market
    15049 Parrish Ave. Cedar Lake IN 46303
    Patti Toomey 219.696.7368
  • | 9:00am - | Local Events, family, fun, hiking, education, Chesterton, Dunes Learning Center
    - This weekend adventure includes the chance to paddle the Little Calumet River, explore historic Bailly Homestead, meet the animals at Chellberg Farm and participate in a scavenger hunt, night hike, campfire and music festival.

    Registration $75 per person (12 & under free) includes:
    Ticket to Lightning Bug Music Festival, Dunes Learning Center tie-dye t-shirt and tent campsite. For more information, click for details
    Dunes Learning Center
    700 Howe Rd Chesterton IN 46304
    Michelle Krueger 219.395.9555 mkrueger@duneslearningcenter.org
  • | 11:00am - 4:00pm | Local Events
    - Three cheers for the red, white and blue! Celebrate Independence Day with a weekend at the park! There will be sarsaparilla floats for sale, grinding demonstrations in the historic Wood's mill, and plenty of Industrial Revolution education. The kids will have a blast with patriotic tattoos, firework facepaint, and American flag hunts! Drop by Saturday or Sunday anytime between 11am and 4pm on June 30th and July 1st for this FREE event!

    9410 Old Lincoln Highway Hobart IN 46342
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 12:00pm - 8:00pm | Local Events, Musical Festival, Valparaiso, Sunset Hill County Park, Live Entertainment, Summe
    - This family friendly music fest is one of our favorites in the area. Located at Sunset Hill Farm, this large area with rolling hills is perfect for a music fest. Bring the kids out and dance the afternoon away to Sam Bush, Billy Strings, Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, Special Consensus and Chester Brown. Several food trucks will be out as well as some great beer. Proceeds benefit the Dunes Learning Center and Duneland Family Y. Kids under 12 are free with purchase.

    To purchase tickets, click for details
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    775 Merdian Road Valparaiso IN 46383
  • | 4:00pm - | Local Events, Animals, Chellberg Farm, Porter, Indiana Dunes
    - Join a ranger and help us feed the farm animals.

    Chellberg Farm is located on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. Highway 20 and U.S. Highway 12 in Porter, Indiana.

    For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, call 219-395-1882 or click for details

    For other opportunities in volunteering at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, please click for details
    Chellberg Farm
    618 N. Mineral Springs Rd. Porter IN 46304
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | Sports and Recreation, Walking, Biking, Running, Skating, What to do, Things to do, NWI, Family
    - Northwest Indiana is the home to numerous walking and biking trails. Check out the details on each trail for uses and location.

    LAKE COUNTY TRAILS

    Erie Lackawanna Trail
    Cities: Hammond, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Schererville, Lake County
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Total Length of all segments: 16 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, biking, wheelchairs, biking, rollerblading.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Tranquil fields, wetlands, neighborhoods.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Hammond Bus Station - Sibley St and Hohman Ave, Hammond - IN
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: West 93rd Avenue - Crown Point
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    Marquette Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Dunes
    Mileage: 2.10
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Uses allowed: walking, Cross Country Skiing,mountain biking, skating,wheelchairs.
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Wetlands, dunes.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Grand Blvd at Ash Ave.
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: County Line Road going to beach
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    Veteran's Memorial Bikeway
    Cities: Crown point & Hebron
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9; 7 equestrian
    Uses allowed: Horses on the parallel Equestrian Trail, rollerblading, walking, running, biking, hiking
    Which uses NOT allowed: Motorized vehicles
    Attractive Features: 6 miles of the Trail parallels with an Equestrian Trail, first trail in the US named after war veterans, eventually will connect to the American Discovery Trail running from Delaware to California, farmland and a quite beautiful, serene surrounding
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : State Road 231, Crown Point
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: N. Main Street, Hebron
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    Wolf Lake - George Lake Trails
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: greenway
    Mileage: 3.14 miles
    Total Length of all segments: 6.5 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses Allowed: hiking, jogging, rollerblading, walking, biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Northern Entrance to the Forsythe Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: 119th Street
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    Whihala Beach Bike Trail - Whiting Park
    City: Whiting
    INFO
    Type of Trail: dune
    Uses Allowed: Walking, jogging, biking
    Mileage: 3886 ft.
    North Endpoint – General: Lake Avenue - Whiting
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Park Road - Whiting
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    Little Calumet River Levee Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of trail: River bank trail
    Uses allowed: hiking, jogging, biking, rollerblading, skating, XC skiing, walking, wheelchairs
    Mileage: 6
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Calumet Avenue Munster IN
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Martin Luther King Dr. - Gary In
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    Pennsy North West Greenway
    City: Schererville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, jogging, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    North Endpoint – General: E. Wilhelm Street - Redar Park Shererville IN
    South Endpoint – General: Rohrman Park and Mockingbird Dr. - Shererville IN
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    Munster Trail System
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: Jogging, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    Green Link Trail
    City: Gary
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 3/4 of a mile
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Walking, biking, jogging, rollerblading, skating
    Wheelchairs allowed: Yes
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bridge Street
    East endpoint – General: W. 2nd Ave and Roosevelt St.
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    Monon Trail
    Cities: Hammond/Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 3.64
    Uses Allowed: Walking, rollerblading, skating, biking
    Surface: Asphalt
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    click for details

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    Pennsy Greenway
    City: Munster
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Total Length of all segments: 4.10 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    click for details

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    St. John Trail
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Mileage: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, hiking, skating, rollerblading
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Homestead Acres Park, Heartland Park
    click for details

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    Cressmoor Prairie Nature Preserve Trail
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Nature Preserve
    Mileage: 0.8
    Surface: Natural
    Uses allowed: walking
    Agency, Group Owned: Meadowbrook
    Telephone: (219) 242 8558
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    C&O Trail ( Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad )
    City: Merrillville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 1.48
    Part NOT open: yes
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Biking, Walking, Jogging
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
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    LAPORTE COUNTY


    Lincoln Memorial Trails
    City: Westville
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Various
    Total Length of all segments: 3 miles
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    E-mail: rbalsa@lincolntrail.info
    click for details

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    LaPorte County Bicycle Routes
    City: Countywide
    INFO
    Type of Trail: 20 bike loops that connect our parks, communities, and other attractions
    Total Length of all segments: 420 miles
    Surface: asphalt
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    Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
    City: Valparaiso
    Taltree has nearly just over six miles of trails. All provide plenty of room to comfortably walk or run by yourself, with a canine companion or your family and friends. The trail terrain is mostly grass and mulch.
    Bluebird Trail 1.63 miles
    Cardinal Trail .62 miles
    Goldfinch Trail .63 miles
    Heron Trail .28 miles
    Owl Trail .51 miles
    Woodcock Trail .96 miles
    Pheasant Trail 1.11 miles
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    Calumet Trail
    City: Michigan City/Dune Acres
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail Trail
    Mileage: 9.2
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 9.2 miles
    Surface: crushed limestone
    Length of unpaved: 9.2 miles
    Uses allowed: biking, walking, running
    Which uses NOT allowed: horses,snowmobiles
    Attractive Features: Wetland flowers, wildlife, fall foliage; close to parks.
    Impediments: First three miles can be under water after rain; some damage to covered bridges.
    West Endpoint – General: Near Porter
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Mineral Springs Road
    East endpoint – General: Michigan City
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: U. S. 12 at the power plant road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Iron Horse Heritage Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 2.9
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 5.1 miles
    Surface: dirt,some asphalt
    Uses allowed: walking, mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: wheelchair, rollerblading, biking
    Attractive Features: Park, Mountain biking adjacent.
    Impediments: rustic, muddy.
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Portage Avenue
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: N. State Rd 149
    Telephone: 219-762-1675
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    Prairie Duneland Trail
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Rail-trail
    Mileage: 10.40
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: all uses
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Attractive Features: Connects to various trails, natural areas with abundant flora and fauna.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : SR51-Hobart
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: S. 15th Street
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Hobart Road
    Telephone: (219) 395-1882
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    Outback Trail
    City: Portage
    INFO
    Type of Trail: BMX
    Part NOT open: no
    Total Length of all segments: 4 miles
    Surface: dirt
    Length of unpaved: 4 miles
    Uses allowed: all levels of skill mountain biking.
    Wheelchairs allowed: no
    Which uses NOT allowed: restricted to mountain biking only.
    Attractive Features: Circular dirt.
    Impediments: dirt, steep slopes.
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : circular,off Imagination Park,Portage
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: circular
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    Hobart Trails
    City: Hobart
    INFO
    Type of Trail: City
    Total Length of all segments: 1.2 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: Hiking, Walking, Biking
    Wheelchairs allowed: yes
    Telephone: (219) 942-1940
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    Ly-co-ki-we Trail System
    City: Chesterton
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 6.4
    Total Length of all segments: 9.4
    Surface: Sandy
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: Trails are not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint – General: Calumet Interpretive Center
    South Endpoint – General: US Hwy 20 & Brummitt Rd.
    West Endpoint – General: Hwy 12 & 50 East
    East endpoint – General: Dunewood Campground
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Little Calumet River Trail
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: River
    Mileage: 1.2
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Wheelchairs allowed: No
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Howe Rd & oak Hill Rd.
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Hwy. 20 & Howe Rd.
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Bailly Homestead & Chellberg Farm Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Forest
    Mileage: 2.1
    Surface: Natural (dirt-bark-some sand)
    Uses allowed: Hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Historic site-forest-marsh-wetlands
    Impediments: some areas not wheelchair accessible
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : at Bailly Cemetery near Hwy 12
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Bailly Homestead
    West Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Howe Rd
    East endpoint (#1) – Specific: Chellberg Farm
    Telephone: 219-926-7561
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    Valparaiso walking & biking trail system
    City: Valparaiso
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenways
    Surface: Asphalt
    click for details

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    Brickyard Trail / Dunes Kankakee Bike Trail
    City: Chesterton / Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Greenway
    Total Length of all segments: 4.1 miles
    Surface: asphalt
    Uses allowed: biking, hiking, walking
    Attractive Features: Indiana Dunes State Park, Little Calumet River, Connects Prairie Duneland with Calumet trail
    North Endpoint (#1) - Specific : Indiana Dunes State Park
    South Endpoint (#2) – Specific: Prairie Duneland Trailhead – Chesterton
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    Cowles Bog Trails
    City: Porter
    INFO
    Type of Trail: Park
    Uses Allowed: Foot traffic only
    Surface: Natural
    click for details
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Boating, Lake, Rental, Summer, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - Northwest Indiana is home to many different water activities. From sailing to jet skiing, here are some programs to get you out on the water this summer!

    CEDAR LAKE:

    Lake Toy Rentals
    14611 Lauerman St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 380-2570
    Lake Toy Rentals, in Cedar Lake, IN, is located at the area's leading marina serving Cedar Lake, Crown Point and surrounding areas. We offer stand up paddle board and kayak rentals, cross training core and yoga classes on the boards. We are open Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 9am and closing hours vary. Last rental is at 4:00 PM. Please call for availability, weather permitting. For availability for kayaks and stand-up paddle boards, contact Lake Toy Rentals in Cedar Lake.
    click for details

    North Point Boat Rentals
    13245 Grimm St, Cedar Lake
    (219) 374-7216
    At North Point, we offer many different services ranging from Boat, Waverunner (jet ski), Inflatables/pull behind rentals & boat slip rentals, to boat repair, service and maintenance. We also offer Storage options and we sell docks and boat lifts. Our boat launch is available if your looking for a place to launch your watercraft. For more information on the above items, please click on a tab to the left.
    click for details


    HAMMOND:

    The Hammond Port Authority
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    The Hammond Port Authority provides maximum public recreational access to Lake Michigan waters, Wolf Lake waters, George Lake waters, Lost Marsh Golf Course, Forsythe Park, Wolf Lake Memorial Park, for all who come by land or by sea, striving towards the highest quality of professional Port Authority management for customers and citizens while promoting economic development for the city of Hammond.
    click for details

    HAMMOND MARINA
    701 Casino Center Drive., Hammond
    (219) 659-7678
    Designated the first “Clean Marina” in the State of Indiana, the Hammond Marina is just 12 nautical miles from Downtown Chicago, with a boating season that extends from May 1st until October 15th.
    click for details

    Wolf Lake
    701 Casino Center Drive, Hammond
    (219) 655-5212
    Tour the wonders of Wolf Lake by kayak, canoe, paddle boat or stand-up paddle board. Enjoy paddling the open waters and exploring hidden trail systems. Scenic shores and island habitats attract an astonishing array of wildlife.
    click for details


    MICHIGAN CITY:

    Washington Park at the Lakefront
    12 & ½ on the Lake, Michigan City
    (219) 879-3363
    Michigan City Yacht Club, on Lake Michigan’s beautiful South Shore, is the ideal place for sailing and racing. With a very active junior program and an impressive PHRF fleet, there is a type of racing, or cruising for every boating style. Racing typically takes place on weekends, with newcomers always welcome.
    click for details


    VALPARAISO:

    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
    109 West 700 North, Valparaiso
    nwipa@nwipa.org
    The Northwest Indiana Paddling Association (NWIPA) was formally founded on January 18, 2009 as a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the region's paddling resources and opportunities, providing environmental stewardship of the region's waterways, education, and to be a link between the region's paddlers.
    click for details


    OTHER:

    Indiana's North Coast Charter Association
    info@charterfish.org
    We're Indiana's Finest Charter Fleet because all members are Coast Guard and DNR
    click for details


    Reed's Canoe Trips
    907 N. Indiana Ave. Rt. 50, Kankakee
    (815) WE CANOE (932-2663)
    Reed's Canoe Trips provide people of all ages (minimum age 3 and minimum weight 35 pounds) with “an adventure close to home.” The three trips we offer range in length from approximately 2 hours to a full 6 hours on the water, and are suitable for either new or experienced canoeists. Since the Kankakee River is located only an hour south of Chicagoland, even our longest trip will fit into a one-day outing!
    click for details






     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
    click for details

    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
    click for details

    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Beach, Chesterton, Indiana Dunes State Park, Boot Camp, Exercise, Yoga
    - The Duneland YMCA has paired up with the Indiana Dunes State park for the 3rd season of Beach Yoga! This year we are also adding Beach Boot Camp!

    All Classes are 60 minutes and weather permitting. Yoga times: Tuesdays 9:00am
    Thursdays 7:00pm (sunset yoga)
    Sundays 9:00am
    Beach Boot Camp Thursday's at 9:00am.

    Cost for all classes is $10/per class
    purchase a class pass for $40/ 5- class pass

    Make purchase at the Duneland YMCA prior to class at the beach or feel free to purchase your pass from your Instructor. (Cash or Check is preferred on the beach).

    Any questions? please email Ashley Lafata alafata@dunelandymca.org.
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
    Ashley Lafata alafata@dunelandymca.org
  • | Local Events, History, Hike, Porter, Indiana Dunes, Bailly, Chellberg
    - Explore the grounds of both historic homes. Learn about early settlers and farmers who came to this region in the 1800s.

    The Chellberg/Bailly parking lot is on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. 20 and Highway 12 in Porter, Indiana.

    For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, contact the park's information desk at 219-395-1882 or click for details
    pin Bailly Homestead / Chellberg Farm
    US-20 Porter IN 46304
    Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore 219.395.1882
  • | Local Events, Things to do, Weekend Fun, NWI Things to do
    - Looking for something to do this weekend? Check out our list of things to do in Northwest Indiana June 29- July 1.

    GARY

    Gary Preservation Tour 2018- June 30
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    Miller Woods Hike- July 1
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    GRIFFITH

    Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival- June 29-July 1
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    HIGHLAND

    Highland 4th of July Festival- June 29- July 4
    click for details

    5th Annual Pints in the Park at Wicker Park- June 30
    click for details

    The Unprofessionals at R-Bar & Grill- June 30
    click for details

    Highland Kiddie Parade- July 1
    click for details

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    HOBART

    Jayceefest- June 28- July 3
    click for details

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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Mount Baldy Summit Hikes- July 1
    click for details

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    PORTER

    Feeding Time at Chellberg Farm- July 1
    click for details

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    SCHERERVILLE

    Kids Night Out - Super Celebration (Ages 4-10)- June 29
    click for details

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    VALPARAISO

    Fallen Heroes Car Show And Motorcycle Ride- June 30
    click for details

    Acorn Concert Series at Gabis Arboretum- June 30
    click for details

    Lightning Bug Music Festival- July 1
    click for details

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    Fun Things To Do Around NWI All Year Long!
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  • | Local Events, Job Openings, NWI, Chicago, Northwest Indiana, Hiring, Town Planner
    - We post job openings every week!

    PET SITTER
    The Pet Parlor, Lake County

    The Pet Parlor (pet sitting company) has part time / fill in positions open in the Lake county area (Munster and surrounding areas). This position involves travel sometimes several times/day. Interested parties- contact Pat Thompson at
    indianapetsitter@gmail.com.

    (Posted: June 24, 2018)
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    UNIVERSAL BANKER - Full Time (FT) and Part Time (PT)
    Centier Bank
    FT – Lowell, Schererville, South Haven
    PT – Gary, Highland

    A front line customer ambassador for Centier, the Universal Banker is crossed trained to provide a World-Class experience for clients. They will educate customers about Centier’s financial product options and refer or sell the appropriate products and services matching the customer’s needs. This position participates in the daily operations of the branch, which could include, assisting customers with account openings, account management and other financial service needs and maintenance. This position proactively participates in the sales/quality referral process of the branch as directed by management.
    Minimum Qualifications: High School diploma or equivalent. Banking experience is a plus, but not required. Minimum of six months customer service/cash handling experience is desirable. For a complete job description, hours and/or to apply, click for details

    (Posted: June 23, 2018)
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    MANAGER
    Teibels Restaurant, Schererville

    Teibel’s Restaurant in Schererville, IN is looking for an experienced manager to join their team. More important than experience would be a great personality capable of leading our staff through daily routines and tasks. If you are looking for a pleasant work environment with steady hours, this may be the right move for you! Front and Back of House operations will be included in the day to day job responsibilities. This position requires an open schedule and offers competitive salary with benefits! Apply today by sending your resume to pt@teibels.com!

    (Posted: June 21, 2018)
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    Town Employees
    Town of Winfield, Winfield

    The Town of Winfield is still accepting applications for the following positions:

    Public Works Employee
    Board of Zoning Appeals Board Member
    Redevelopment Commission Member

    For full job descriptions and applications, click for details or pick up application at the Town Hall. Applications can be submitted back to the Town Hall, 10645 Randolph St. Suite A, or via email to employment@winfield.in.gov.

    (Posted: June 20, 2018)
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    ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR
    Munster Med-Inn, Munster

    In search of a Part-time Admissions Coordinator. Clerical experience preferred. Contact Kelly Petty, Regional Director at 219-779-1033.

    (Posted: June 19, 2018)
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    MAINTENANCE WORKER
    Michigan City Public Library, Michigan City

    Michigan City Public Library is seeking a part-time maintenance worker — 20 hours a week starting at $9.75/hour. Apply at the Circulation Desk, 100 E. 4th St., Michigan City, IN.

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT/ RECEPTIONIST
    Merrillville, IN

    In search of an Administrative Assistant/Receptionist in the Merrillville, IN area. Must be mature, responsible, and experienced. Medical background and scheduling experience a plus! Weekday daytime hours + on call as needed. Please forward resume with letter of interest to this fax number: (219) 455-6318 or via email to firstoption1297@hotmail.com. Hiring immediately! Must have reliable transportation, auto insurance, and be able to pass background check and drug screening. Salary commensurate with experience.

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    REGISTRATION REPRESENTATIVES
    Community Hospital, Munster

    Community Hospital is seeking Registration Representatives for our emergency department and outpatient registration areas. For more information, and to apply, click for details

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    VIOLIN INSTRUCTORS & PIANO INSTRUCTORS
    HGS Music, Crown Point or Highland

    **Accepting resumes from college-students through seasoned musicians and educators.**
    A successful candidate will have these qualities:
    - proficiency on their instrument
    - comfortable with all ages and personalities
    - able to work 1-2 weeknights, and/or Saturday mornings
    - comfortable in a professional environment

    For more information about our school, click for details

    Please be prepared to play two pieces for us during an interview.
    Please EMAIL only. NO phone calls. Send resume or detailed info to info@hgsmusic.net. We look forward to hearing from you!

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    WINDOW CLEANERS
    BREN-MARK Window Cleaning...Lake, Porter, LaPorte Counties

    PART-TIME AND FULL-TIME OPPORTUNITIES
    Work 15-40+ hours per week. Monday-Friday availability between 6am-6pm. Occasional Saturdays.

    No experience? No problem! We Will Train You!

    We are hiring 10+ New Window Cleaners in the next year. Our company has grown every year we have been in business, 18 years and counting. Now we are adding new, cutting-edge technology in both window and gutter cleaning. Glass and gutters that were once unreachable can now be done more efficiently and safely. This will open up new opportunities without having to travel outside of our service area. Be part of our growing company and apply today!

    Starting at $10/hour earning up to $16/hr after 90 days of Training.

    • We provide complete training, equipment, uniforms
    • Weekly performance bonuses!
    • Direct Deposit
    • Flexible Schedule--College students welcome!!!
    • Year-Round Work
    • Appreciation for a Job Well Done
    • FREE Keurig beverages, Gatorade, Fully Stocked Candy Bowl
    • Monthly Breakfasts to celebrate Birthdays/Anniversaries
    • Mileage Reimbursement

    Required: Valid Driver's License, Vehicle to drive to job site, and Current Proof of Car Insurance

    For the complete job description and to apply with our one-page application, click for details

    (Posted: June 18, 2018)
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    PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE
    Town of Winfield, Winfield

    The Town of Winfield seeks a qualified candidate to work in its Public Works Department. Primary duties for this full time position include road repair and maintenance, vehicle and equipment maintenance, snow plowing, mowing and operation of job related equipment.

    Applicant should possess a CDL-B or higher, strong mechanical ability, and must capable of working in a variety of weather conditions. Prior Public Works/Street Department experience is preferred. Experience with a Vactor truck and Gradall hydraulic excavator preferred. Starting wage $16 per hour.

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit application and resume to:
    Town of Winfield, attn: Human Resources, 10645 Randolph St, Suite A., Winfield, IN 46307, or applications may be picked up at the Town Hall or downloaded from our website, and can be submitted by email to employment@winfield.in.gov.

    To download application, click for details

    (Posted: June 13, 2018)
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    CAREGIVERS
    The Office of Companion Care, Munster

    Experienced Caregivers join our team! Compensation: Pay based on experience. Employment type: Full-time/Part-time: including weekends, and holidays.
    Competitive pay to be discussed during interview. Performance based pay raises and attendance bonuses. Caregivers must live within 15 miles of Munster, Indiana, own a vehicle and proof of insurance. Must be able to pass a background check. We service: Munster, Highland, Hammond, Whiting, Saint John, Crown Point, Dyer, Griffith ; including Lansing and Calumet City in Illinois.

    Caregiver duties include but not limited to:
    -Companionship
    -Meal Preparation
    -Personal Hygiene Assistance
    -Run errands, pick up groceries and scripts
    -Meal prep
    -Medication reminders
    -Light housekeeping including laundry

    **If you are an experienced Caregiver with a passion for helping people and making a difference in their lives we would love for you to join our team!!! CNA's are welcome to apply. Please feel free to stop by our office between 10AM to 2PM: Monday - Friday to fill out an application at The Office of Companion Care (The Fairmont Building), 9245 Calumet Ave Suite 202, Munster IN 46321. No phone calls please, we would rather meet you in person. Please bring a valid Driver's License, Proof of Car Insurance and SS card. Or to apply online, click for details

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    HOSTESS & MANAGER
    Kitaro Surf & Turf & Sushi, 9625 Calumet Ave., Ste. A, Munster

    Kitaro Surf & Turf & Sushi is hiring for a hostess and manager. We are looking for someone who is mature, reliable and experienced to greet our guests. Preferably someone with open availability on weekends and holidays. Please apply in person Tuesday through Sunday. Ask for Carrie.

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    UMPIRES
    Crown Point Parks & Recreation, Crown Point

    The Crown Point Parks and Recreation Department is seeking individuals who want to umpire fast pitch adult men's baseball games, and fast pitch girls youth softball games. For further information please contact John Stroia at (219) 661-2272 or email: jstroia@crownpoint.in.gov.

    (Posted: June 6, 2018)
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    JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER/NEW CONSTRUCTION
    Hanzal Plumbing, Crown Point

    Seeking an experience plumber in new construction. Applicants can call (219) 662-7310.

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    3rd SHIFT JANITORIAL POSITION
    JMJ Talent Solutions and Staffing, La Porte

    JMJ Talent Solutions and Staffing is seeking a 3rd shift janitorial position in La Porte County. Client requires candidates with no criminal record. Hours are Sunday-Thursday 11pm-7am. Pay is $9.50 per hour and is an immediate start. Please contact JMJ Talent Solutions and Staffing at 219-879-4900 for more information on how to apply.

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    JOB FAIR
    Goodwill Career Center, 1601 45th St., Griffith

    Goodwill Career Center is hosting a job fair for NWI companies that are hiring on Wednesday, June 27, from 10a-2p. There are six different companies attending: Hospitality Services Group, Thomas Coffee, Private Services, Resolve Human Resources, Resolve Packaging, and Resolve Quality Control. All interested candidates please dress for the interview and bring your resume along with 2 forms of identification.

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    Check back with us regularly! We post job openings every Monday. New openings are added to the list as they come in, the most recent openings will be at the top of the list. Your job opening will be posted for three weeks.

    If you are an employer or manager with a job opening, please send us a short job description (100 words or less), the town that the job is held, and the best way to apply for the position. Please email this information to Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com.

    Please note that beginning June 1, 2015, we will not be including job posts promoting direct sales businesses. If you would like to promote your direct sales business please feel free to email Stacy Travis at stacy.travis@nwi-townplanner.com for advertising pricing and information.
     
           
  • | NATL - Seasonal
    - July1-31.Take the time to enjoy the fun and ease of cooking on the grill this month!
     
           
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - First designated by President Ronald Reagan in 1984, this month celebrates ice cream as a fun food that is enjoyed by 90% of the nation's population!
     
           

Monday, July 2nd, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 3:30pm | Local Events, Gabis Arboretum, Summer Camp, Valparaiso, Summer
    - The 330-acre arboretum is transformed into an exciting, outdoor classroom for seven weeks during the summer. Children ages 6 to 11 engage in hands-on activities in themed five-day camps. Each week includes hikes, science projects, games and more! Space is limited, so sign up today for all seven unique weeks. Register for one week or all seven.

    Week 1: June 11-15 - Welcome to the Wild!
    Week 2: June 18-22 - Amazing Animals
    Week 3: June 25-29 - What’s in the Water?
    No camp July 2-6
    Week 4: July 9-13 - Wild Creatures, Big and Small
    Week 5: July 16-20 - Growing Gardens
    Week 6: July 23-27 - Wilderness Survival
    Week 7: July 30-Aug 3 - Nature’s Inspiration

    Member Pricing (per week):$140 first child/ $125 for additional child
    Non-member Pricing (per week): $150 first child/ $135 for additional child

    Registration and payment due one week prior to each start date. To register online, click for details or call 219-462-0025 for more information.

    Camp runs daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 3:30pm.
    Extended care is offered from 3:30-4:30 p.m. for $10 a day.

    To register, click for details.
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest
    71 N 500 W Valparaiso IN 46385
    Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest 219.462.0025
  • | 10:00am - | Local Events, Free Movies, Movies, Goodrich Quality Theatres
    - Goodrich Quality Theaters presents Morning Movies Summer Series starting June 11th at 18 select theaters in Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, and Missouri. The eight week series of family friendly movies play Monday through Friday at 10:00AM free of charge for FMG Rewards members or $1 for nonmembers. FMG Rewards members get up to 6 free admissions per show.

    It’s easy to become an FMG Rewards member for FREE online or at the theater. To Sign up, click for details

    “The series provides a fun choice of affordable entertainment for kids and grownups throughout the summer,” says Kelly Nash, Marketing Director for Goodrich Quality Theaters. “Even if you’ve seen these movies before, it’s always fun to experience them again on the big screen with family, friends and some hot, buttery popcorn,” adds Nash.

    The following GQT locations are participating in the Morning Movies Summer Series:

    Indiana: Brownsburg 8 GDX (Brownsburg, IN), Eastside 9 (Lafayette, IN), Hamilton 16 IMAX + GDX (Noblesville, IN), Portage 16 IMAX + GDX (Portage, IN)

    Illinois: Kendall 11 GDX (Oswego, IL), Randall 15 IMAX (Batavia, IL), Savoy 16 IMAX (Savoy, IL), Willow Knolls 14 (Peoria, IL)

    Michigan: Bay City 10 GDX (Bay City, MI), Canton 7 GDX (Canton, MI), Grand Haven 9 (Grand Haven, MI), Jackson 10 (Jackson MI), Kalamazoo 10 (Kalamazoo, MI), Quality 10 GDX (Saginaw, MI), Quality 16 (Ann Arbor, MI)

    Morning Movies Summer Series:

    6/11 – 6/15: Despicable Me 3
    6/18 – 6/22: The Secret Life of Pets
    6/25 – 6/29: Trolls
    7/2 – 7/6: Ferdinand
    7/9 – 7/13: Captain Underpants
    7/16 – 7/20: The Boss Baby
    7/23 – 7/27: Smurfs: The Lost Village
    7/30 – 8/3: The LEGO Batman Movie
     
           
    Goodrich Quality Theaters 219.764.2550
  • | 10:30am - 11:00am | Library Events
    - This half hour, early literacy, lap-sit program uses songs, rhymes, and finger play to encourage interaction and foster language development at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 11:00am - 12:00pm | Seniors, Retirement, Social Security Income Retirement
    - Your Social Security filing decision matters......
    It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll make

    Attend our no-cost no-obligation Social Security and Retirement Income Seminar


    What will you learn?

    • When it makes sense to delay benefits and when it does not
    • How to reduce or eliminate taxes on your Social Security retirement benefits
    • Ways to incorporate your Social Security benefits into your overall retirement plan

    Deciding when to start taking Social Security benefits can have a tremendous impact on the amount of lifetime benefits you will receive. It’s important to know your options so that you can make the decision that is suitable for you.

    If you’re recently retired or approaching retirement age, learn when to begin receiving benefits and how to get the most out of your social security benefits at this no cost or obligation seminar.

    Location: AAA Valparaiso
    2502 Beech Street, Suite 40
    Valparaiso, IN 46383

    Time: 11 a.m. Monday, July 2, 2018

    RSVP: (219) 242-8144 or (219) 650-4050
    AAA Valparaiso
    2502 Beech Street, Suite 40 Valparaiso IN 46383
    John Hanley 219.242.8144 jthanley@aaachicago.com
  • | 11:30am - 12:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Movie, Lunch, Networking
    - Each Monday at lunchtime! Expand your horizons with us at greenCOW Coworking as we watch movies, short films, TED Talks, and documentaries that push us to challenge our ideas and become better people. Bring your own lunch and feel free to share.
    GreenCOW Coworking
    5209 Hohman Avenue Hammond IN 46320
    Lee Watson 219.501.0501
  • | 6:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, Dunes, Chesterton, Fourth of July, Fireworks, Vendors, Celebration
    - The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th Annual Fireworks on the Lakefront event on Monday, July 2, 2018. The event will take place at the Indiana Dunes State Park & the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Join the Chamber for food vendors and a spectacular fireworks show.

    Food vendors will begin selling at 6:00 pm and the fireworks show will begin at 9:15pm.

    Entrance to the Indiana Dunes State Park is $7 per car, or $12 per car with an out-of-state license plate. Please be aware that there will be a high amount of traffic at the State Park and Porter Beach. Guests are also asked not to bring any fireworks to this professional fireworks show, in order to avoid fire hazards. Alcohol is not permitted within Indiana Dunes State Park.

    For more information, click for details
    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 E Chesterton IN 46304
    Duneland Chamber of Commerce 219.926.5513 info@dunelandchamber.org
  • | 6:00pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation
    - This class is suitable for both beginners and for those with some experience. It will include basic breathing exercises, foundational poses, sun salutations, and each class will end with quiet relaxation. This is your chance to discover the transformative power of yoga: vitality, balance, peace, and a sense of well-being! Please bring a mat. The class is instructed by Lynn Bluethmann.

    Fee:$25R/$28NR

    Sign up at click for details
    Schererville Community’s Center
    500 E Joliet Street Schererville IN 46375
    Josh Barnes 219.865.5530 Jbarnes@schererville.org
  • | 6:15pm - 7:30pm | Local Events, Slow Dance Lessons, Dance Classes, Fred Astaire, Valparaiso
    - Learn a variety of slow dance styles. Includes the Waltz, Bachata, Rumba, and traditional slow dance. Must be 16 years or older.

    For more information, call the Valpo Parks Department at 219-462-5144.
    Fred Astaire Valparaiso
    2759 W. Morthland Dr. Valparaiso IN 46385
    Valpo Parks Office 219.462.5144
  • | Sports and Recreation, Indoor, Family, Bowl, Skate, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There are numerous bowling alleys and indoor skating facilities in Northwest Indiana. Visit the individual websites for more information.

    CITY LANES BOWLING CENTER
    1901 S Woodland Ave
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 872-9930
    Whether rolling that ball for play or practice, you will be sure to love the new lanes. Our food is great as well! Bring the family, have lunch, dinner, or just a
    snack while having fun and keeping the body in motion - play pool or games in the arcade - the lounge is a great place to meet friends after work for an adult beverage while taking advantage of one of our daily specials.
    click for details


    COUNTRY LANES INC
    1900 Lucas Pkwy
    Lowell, IN
    (219) 696-1584
    Our establishment deals in all different services related to bowling and family friendly get-togethers. Our services include: Banquet Hall, Bowling Balls, Bowling Equipment, Catering, Country Pub Bar, Grip n Rip Pro Shop, Martha’s Kitchen, and Wedding Receptions.
    click for details


    CRESSMOOR LANES
    620 N Wisconsin St.
    Hobart, Indiana 46342
    (219) 942-6169
    Open bowl, men’s leagues, women’s leagues, mixed leagues and lounge.
    click for details


    HOBART LANES
    99 S Hobart Rd
    Hobart, IN
    (219) 942-0906
    A family house with sixteen synthetic lanes. Whether you are looking for bowling fun or a challenging sport, we are the place for you and your friends! We offer men's, mixed and specialty leagues as well as birthday parties, fundraisers, and special events. Every Friday and Saturday, you can join us for Cosmic Bowling with lights, music and prizes. Also, be sure to have a cool one in Ten Pin Lounge or a hot tasty treat in Striker's Cafe.
    click for details


    INMAN'S BOWLING & FUN CENTER
    3201 Evans Avenue
    Valparaiso, IN 46383
    219-462-1300
    32 Lanes of Bowling, Video Game Arcade with Ticket Redemption, Roller Skating Rink, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf, Paddle Boat Soakers, 8 Billiard Pool Tables, Air Hockey, Bean Bags, Kids Bounce Houses, Empty Pockets Saloon, Panhandlers Pizza. We also have Meeting/Party/Banquet Rooms for your next Event!
    click for details


    LAKESHORE LANES
    2820 E Michigan Blvd
    Michigan City, IN
    (219) 879-9445
    24 lanes with automatic scoring. Billiards, darts, arcade. Party room available.
    click for details


    MIDWEST TRAINING & ICE CENTER
    10600 White Oak Ave.
    Dyer, IN 46311
    (219) 558-8811
    Midwest Training & Ice Center is the region's largest state-of-the-art training facility for Ice Hockey/Figure Skating and Gymnastics. MTIC provides the highest quality instruction to athletes of all ages and abilities. Sport specific training is available in gymnastics, ice hockey, figure skating, and cheerleading. For the recreational athlete, Midwest Training & Ice Center offers public skate sessions, drop-in hockey and open gym.
    click for details


    OLYMPIA LANES
    4150 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, Indiana 46320
    (219) 933-6677
    Open bowling, arcade, leagues, birthday parties and special events.
    click for details


    PLAZA LANES
    8101 Kennedy Avenue
    Highland, Indiana 46322
    (219) 923-3800
    Our friendly, family owned 60 lane state-of-the-art facility is dedicated to the service, sport and entertainment of every aspect of BOWLING . . . League Play, Recreational Bowling, Parties, Fundraisers, Cosmic Bowling, & Group Outings just to mention a few.
    click for details


    RAY'S LANES
    3201 Central Ave
    Lake Station, Indiana
    (219) 962-1297
    Ray's Lanes has several lanes of fun that's great for friends and family. We have group packages, or you can just stop by for a fun night out.
    click for details


    SET 'EM UP LANES & LOUNGE
    135 N Broad Street, Griffith, IN
    219.924.3181
    Set 'Em Up Lanes & Lounge is located downtown Griffith and has many things to offer. As an eight lane bowling alley, this is the perfect place to hold fundraisers, private parties, or kids birthday parties. We offer a full restaurant menu (dine in or carry out) and a well-stocked bar.
    In addition to live entertainment, we offer open mic night and karaoke. We also have a pool table, pinball machines and 13 TVs throughout the bar and bowling alley. Interested in leagues? Be sure to inquire about pool and bowling leagues.
    click for details


    SK8 World
    3600 Scottsdale St.
    Portage, IN
    (219) 759-1999
    Sk8 World is now open! Formally known to Porter County Indiana as R-Way, Sk8 World has been completely updated and remodeled to offer the latest amenities. Fresh floor, fun atmosphere, with amazing laser lighting and only the best DJs playing the hottest music. Sk8 World is proud to bring a fun family atmosphere back to the region. We will have open skating, overnights, and offer private parties to accommodate any special event. Our updated concession stand will offer a wide variety of snacks and food for all. Give us a call today for our latest grand opening information, specials and promotions!
    click for details


    STARDUST BOWL
    1330 Sheffield Ave
    Dyer, IN
    (219) 322-3666
    Open bowl, league play, special events and an arcade. Striker’s Arcade and Redemption room has over 30 games to test your skill and agility. Collect your redemption tickets so you can redeem them for some cool prizes.
    click for details


    STARDUST BOWL II
    3925 E Lincoln Hwy
    Merrillville, IN
    (219) 942-0432
    Open bowl, league play and special events.
    click for details


    SUPER BOWL INC
    218 S East St
    Crown Point, IN
    (219) 661-9015
    We are a sixteen lane bowling center certified by the ABC and WIBC, located one block east of Crown Point's historic courthouse and town square. In addition to our variety of bowling leagues, The Super Bowl, Inc. features a video arcade, cosmic bowling, party packages and endless good times in the Final Frame Lounge. We also have free wireless internet. While enjoying all of this, one can also enjoy some great food from our grill.
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  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Car show, vintage, Classic Car, Fun, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - CEDAR LAKE

    32 Annual Cedar Lake Summerfest Car, Truck, and Cycle Show
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    American Legion Riders 7th Annual Car, Truck & Bike Show in Cedar Lake- July 22
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    CROWN POINT

    Crown Point Car Cruise- Every Thursday
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    DEMOTTE

    Jasper County Veterans Council 4th Annual Veterans Car Show- JUNE 9
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    HAMMOND

    3rd Annual Gov Fest- May 19
    click for details

    Festival of the Lakes Hot Rod & Custom Car Show- July 22
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    HIGHLAND

    Cruise Nights at Wicker Park- June 27, July 25, August 22
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Car and Bike Show- May 20
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Car Night- Every Saturday
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    MUNSTER

    Car Show at Munster Community Pool- May 5
    click for details

    Rev Up to Unite & Fight Cancer- June 16
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    PORTAGE

    Portage Parks Cruise Night - Woodland Park- Every Tuesday
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    SCHERERVILLE

    Schererville Car Cruise- Every Wednesday
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    ST. JOHN

    Classic Car Show- June 9
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    VALPARAISO

    Fallen Heroes Car Show And Motorcycle Ride in Valparaiso- June 30
    click for details

    Chi-Town Large Cars Truck Show- August 17- August 19
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    WHITING

    Whiting Cruise Night- September 19
    click for details

     
           
  • | Military, NWI, Northwest Indiana, Place of Interest
    - SOUTH SHORE CIVIL WAR MEMORIAL TRAIL (self-guided tours)
    (Various Locations throughout Northwest Indiana)
    This trail is a collection of the last known resting places, monuments and architectural icons related to the brave men and women of Lake and Porter counties who sacrificed during this most pivotal era in history. Indiana contributed more than 200,000 Union troops to the Civil War effort between 1861 and 1865, and hundreds of those veterans are buried in the cemeteries of Northwest Indiana along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. The South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail serves as a guide for visitors who want to see and pay respect to the veterans' historic burial grounds and learn the stories of humanity behind the Calumet Region men in blue.
    click for details


    JASPER COUNTY
    Jasper County World War Memorial
    N. McKinley Ave. & E. Angelica St.
    Rensselaer
    click for details


    Jasper County Veterans Memorial
    Northwest Corner Courthouse Lawn
    Washington & Van Rensselaer St.
    Rensselaer
    click for details


    LAKE COUNTY
    East Chicago Veterans Memorial
    4500 Block Indianapolis Blvd.
    East Chicago

    Griffith Veterans Memorial
    Broad St. and Oak St.
    Griffith

    Hammond Veterans Memorial
    5800 Block Hohman Ave.
    Hammond

    Memorial for all Wars
    Highland St. and Calumet Ave.
    Hammond

    Highway of Flags Veterans Memorial
    Ridge Rd. and Rt. 41
    Highland

    Community Veterans Memorial
    Corner of Calumet, Columbia and Superior Avenues
    Munster
    click for details

    Whiting Veterans Memorial
    Oliver St. and 119th
    Whiting

    Whiting Vietnam Veterans Memorial
    Schrage Ave. and 119th
    Whiting

    "Battle of the Bulge" War Memorial
    Calumet Park Cemetary, 2305 W. 73rd Ave.
    Merrillville

    Vietnam Veteran's Memorial
    Stony Run County Park
    2.5 mi. north of Leroy

    Lake County Korean Veteran's Memorial
    U.S. 231 and 145th Avenue
    Leroy


    World War I - Gulf War Veteran's Memorial
    Located on the west lawn of the front grounds of Theodore Roosevelt High School
    730 W. 25th Ave.
    Gary

    Civil War Veterans Grave Site
    Old North Township/Tolleston Cemetary
    West side of Grant St. btn 19th Place and 20th Ave.
    Gary

    Non-denominational Veterans Memorial
    RidgeLawn-Mount Mercy Cemetary
    4401 W. Ridge Rd. (US Hwy 6)
    Gary

    Historical Veterans Cemetary Site
    Chain Lake Baptist Church Cemetary
    Chain Lake Rd. btn Calvin Center Rd. and Union Rd.
    Cass Co., Cassopolis, MI. (just north of Indiana State Line)

    WW-II Triangle Memorial
    North Main & East Goldsborough St.
    Crown Point
    click for details


    Hobart Patriotic Honor Rolls
    Lincoln & Main St.
    Hobart
    click for details


    LA PORTE COUNTY
    Soldiers Memorial Park
    250 Pine Lake Ave.
    La Porte

    Great Lakes Museum of Military History (Revolutionary War to present)
    360 Dunes Plaza
    Michigan City

    Numerous Memorials to the veterans of the various wars
    Washington Park on North Franklin Ave.
    Michigan City

    Numerous Memorials to veterans of WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam
    Greenwood Cemetary
    Michigan City

    World War Memorial Tree
    NE Lawn LaPorte County Courthouse, Lincolnway & Michigan Ave.
    LaPorte


    NEWTON COUNTY
    Civil War Memorial & War Memorial Pocket Park
    Westside Newton Co. Courthouse Lawn, North 3rd & East Graham St.
    Kentland, In 47951


    PORTER COUNTY
    Memorial Park Monument / Flags Memorial
    One Mile South of I-80/I-90 on Willowcreek Rd.
    Portage

    "All Wars" / Flags Memorial
    One-Half Mile north of I-80/I-90 on Rt 49
    Chesterton

    Porter County Veterans Memorial
    NW Lawn of Porter Co. Courthouse, Lincolnway & Washington St.
    Valparaiso

    Veterans and Volunteers Service Memorial at Foundation Meadows Park
    3210 N. Campbell Street
    Valparaiso
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
    click for details

    Breweries and Wineries
    click for details

    Casinos
    click for details

    Dog Parks
    click for details

    Family Fun Centers
    click for details

    Live Entertainment Venues
    click for details

    Museums and Tours
    click for details

    Parks and Gardens
    click for details

    Theaters
    click for details

    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
    click for details

    Car Shows
    click for details

    Concerts in the Park
    click for details

    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
    click for details

    Fireworks
    click for details

    Garage Sales
    click for details

    Garden Walks
    click for details

    Golfing
    click for details

    Horseback Riding
    click for details

    Movies in the Park
    click for details

    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
    click for details

    Public Beaches
    click for details

    Public Pools and Splash Pads
    click for details

    Blueberry Picking
    click for details

    Summer Sporting Events
    click for details

    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
    click for details

    Strawberry Picking
    click for details

    Great Fishing Spots
    click for details

    Paintball and Laser Tag
    click for details

    Runs / Races / Walks
    click for details

    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
    click for details

    Ice Skating
    click for details

     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Soccer, Youth Soccer, Sparta Dome, Indoor Soccer
    - SESSION INFORMATION
    Games primarily played on Saturdays ♦Some games may be on Sunday♦
    Individual & Team Registration (see links below)
    Greenfield's SlideMax Elite XP Turf (FIFA Preferred Product)- Like Playing Outdoors!
    -Wear Outdoor Cleats (clean!) or Turf Shoes
    -Full Concessions with Gelsosomo's Pizza, Little Market Tamales, & I-PourIt
    -Climate Controlled • USSF Certified Refs!
    -Coaches/Mgrs manage teams online •Automatic game reminders
    -NO DOOR FEE! NO REF FEE! NO LINE-UP FEE!
    -Age/Birthyear
    -US Soccer: 5 Things to Know About Birth Year Registration-click for details

    AGE GROUP INFO
    U5/U6 CO-ED $99/Player (+ Sparta member/Registration card*)
    -3v3 no goalies
    -42 min running clock
    -Parent Coached
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Medals for each player on last Game
    -In-House Teams Only

    U07/U08 $749/Team $99/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -5v5 ( 4 field players + goalie )
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) & Team registration available

    U10, U12, U14 and High School $899/Team $109/Individual (+ Sparta Member/Registration card*)
    -7v7 (6 field players + goalie)
    -42 min running clock
    -Sparta League T-Shirt for each player
    -Session Champions receive choice of Short or Long Sleeve Dri-Fit Champion Shirts
    -Individual (In-House) and Team registration available
    -Field size 67 x 33 yards (202' x 100')

    * $20 Individual/$40 Family Annual (2017/2018) Sparta Member/Registration card required each player before playing. Birth Cert or US Youth Soccer Player card & Photo required.

    Sparta Dome
    1355 E North St Crown Point IN 46307
    Sparta Dome 219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
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    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
    click for details

    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Birthday, Freebies, Coupons
    - Freebies you can get on your birthday! Freebies and coupons may be subject to the discretion of franchise owners, please check with your local franchise before using your coupon! Enjoy!

    FOOD & TREATS:

    AMC (Theaters)
    Free Birthday Popcorn with membership.
    click for details

    A&W
    Free Root Beer Float for your birthday when you join the A&W Mug Club.
    click for details

    Abuelo’s
    Free entree on your birthday when you sign up for Mi Abuelo’s Rewards.
    click for details

    Applebees
    Birthday coupon with e-mail sign up.
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    Auntie Anne’s
    Free pretzel on your birthday when you join My Pretzel Perks.
    click for details

    Baskin Robbins
    Baskin Robbins will send you a coupon for a free scoop of ice cream on your birthday when you join the Baskin Robbins Birthday Club.
    click for details

    Cinnabon
    Cinnabon will send you a coupon for a free treat on your birthday when you sign up for Cinnabon Offers.
    click for details

    Dairy Queen
    An extra-special coupon emailed for your b-day and surprise on your anniversary.
    click for details

    Dippin’ Dots
    Free Dippin’ Dots on your birthday when you join the Dot Crazy Email Club.
    click for details

    Dunkin’ Donuts
    Sign up for the Dunkin’ Donuts birthday club for free ice cream on your birthday.
    click for details

    Firehouse Subs
    Free medium sub on your birthday when you join the Firehouse Subs Birthday Club here.
    click for details

    Friendly’s- Most Jewel-Osco Stores Carry Friendly's Brand
    Free Sundae on your birthday when you join the BFF Club.
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    Hooters
    Free birthday gift with eclub membership.
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    Houlihan's
    Free entree on your birthday with e-mail club sign up.
    click for details

    IHOP
    Free meal on your birthday when you subscribe to IHOP's e-mail list. You will also receive a free meal just for signing up.
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    Jersey Mike’s Subs
    Jersey Mike’s Subs will send you a coupon for a free regular sub and fountain drink on your birthday when you join their Email Club.
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    Longhorn Steakhouse
    Free dessert on your birthday with rewards program sign up.
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    Noodles & Company
    Get a free dish from Noodles & Company on your birthday when you sign up for their eclub.
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    Olive Garden
    Free dessert on your birthday with club sign up.
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    Orange Leaf
    Receive a free $3 reward on your birthday when you sign up for the Ounce Back Card.
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    Panera Bread
    Panera Bread will give you a free pastry for your birthday when you join the MyPanera rewards program.
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    Red Lobster
    Birthday surprise offer with rewards sign up.
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    Red Robin
    Free Birthday burger when you join their royalty rewards program.
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    Starbucks
    Get a birthday reward at Starbucks on your birthday when you join Starbucks Rewards.
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    Steak & Shake
    Birthday surprise with club sign up.
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    Toast & Jam- Schererville
    Free meal on the day before, day of, or day after your birthday.
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    Texas Roadhouse
    Free Gift on your birthday with e-mail sign up.
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    Tcby
    Tcby will send you an email for a free frozen yogurt on your birthday when you sign up for their email list.
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    Wing Stop
    Free gift on your birthday with club sign up.
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    RETAIL FREEBIES:

    Bare Minerals
    Join the Friends and Benefits Program, and they’ll send you a gift on your birthday.
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    Barnes & Nobles
    Sign up for the B&N Kids’ Club, and your child gets a free cupcake on his/her birthday.
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    Payless
    Special birthday offer with rewards program sign up.
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    Sephora
    Register with Sephora, and receive a free gift on your birthday.
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    Ulta
    Free birthday gift with reward program membership.
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  • | Local Events, Catering, El Salto, Mexican Food, Porter County, Chesterton
    El Salto
    757 Indian Boundary Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    El Salto Chesterton Location 219.395.9890 info@elsaltorestaurant.com
  • | Local Events, Kayaking, Summer, Water Sports, Water Activities, Northwest Indiana
    - Looking for a spot to kayak? Check out these great places!

    Cedar Lake
    14415 Lauerman St.
    Cedar Lake, IN
    Launch site at north end of the lake. Lake Toy rentals offers kayak & paddleboard rentals. For rental information, click for details

    Deep River Water Trail
    9410 Old Lincoln Hwy
    Hobart, IN
    A designated canoe launch and parking area is available to the public on the northwest side (downstream and left) of Old Lincoln Way bridge.
    For more information, click for details

    Hansen Park
    100 East Street
    Michigan City, IN
    At Hansen Park, there is a pond nearby with an observation deck, fishing pads and a canoe/kayak launch into Trail Creek. For more information, click for details

    KANKAKEE RIVER (Dunn’s Bridge County Park in Porter County)
    500 E. County Rd.
    Kouts, IN
    Three-acre Dunn's Bridge County Park offers the only boat access to the Kankakee River in Porter County. The Kankakee watershed covers some 3,000 square miles that were once predominantly marshlands. Though the river has been extensively dredged and straightened and its surrounding wetlands drained, it is still very scenic and shelters abundant wildlife. It's a great place to canoe, kayak, watch wildlife from the riverbank, or fish from a small motorboat.
    For more information, click for details

    Lake George
    201 E Old Ridge Rd
    Hobart, IN
    For kayak rental information, click for details

    Lakeland Park
    2309 N Ringwood Rd
    Burns Harbor, IN
    For kayak rental availability and information, call the Burns Harbor Parks Department at 219-787-8126. For more information, click for details

    Lake Michigan- Whilaha Beach
    1561 Park Rd
    Whiting, IN
    Adjacent to Whiting Lakefront Park, Whihala Beach offers the complete Lake Michigan beach experience with spectacular views of the Chicago skyline. Whihala is home to the WhoaZone, featuring a floating water park, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, and more! For more information, click for details

    Portage Lakefront & Riverwalk
    6150 US Hwy 12 (100 Riverwalk Dr.)
    Portage, IN
    For more information, click for details

    Robinson Lake
    5250 Liverpool Rd
    Hobart, IN
    For more information, click for details

    Wolf Lake Memorial Park
    2324 Calumet Avenue
    Hammond, IN
    Wolf Lake Memorial Park is home to boating, kayaking, fishing, windsurfing and a full host of outdoor recreational activities. For kayak rental availability and more information, click for details



     
           
  • | Local Events, Museum, Northwest Indiana, Chicago
    - NORTHWEST INDIANA:

    CEDAR LAKE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION MUSEUM
    7408 Constitution Ave, Cedar Lake, IN 46303
    (219) 390-9423
    The museum is housed in the 100-year old historic Lassen's hotel and features interesting exhibits from Cedar Lake's resort era and much more. It is open Thursday through Sunday afternoons from May-September with many special events throughout the summer. Admission is free. Special tours are available anytime from May-October with advance reservations.
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    GRIFFITH HISTORICAL PARK AND RAILROAD MUSEUM
    201 S Broad St, Griffith, IN 46319
    Open on Sundays from 2-4pm, from Mid-June to the end of August.

    HESSTON STEAM MUSEUM
    1201 E 1000 N, La Porte, IN 46350
    (219) 778-2783
    Three different railroads for your family to ride and huge machines working hard to entertain and educate your family. Each of our three railroads have their own story. The full size railroad is of very rare narrow gauge equipment from many counties which was used to haul freight and/or passengers for commerce. Our largest locomotive is a Shay type that hauled logs out of the mountains in the West. The medium sized vintage Kiddieland railroad provided entertainment as part of small amusement parks from the 1920s through the 1970s. One more small railroad (one-eighth scale) takes your family through the woods and on an under/over bridge route that is fun for “kids” of all ages. These trains are built by craftsmen and some even operate on steam power just like the full sized locomotives. These trains are quite an interesting hobby!
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    MERRILLVILLE COMMUNITY PLANETARIUM
    Clifford Pierce Middle School
    199 East 70th Avenue, Merrillville, IN
    (219) 650-5486
    The Merrillville Community Planetarium is part of the Merrillville Community School Corporation, a K-12 public school system in Northwest Indiana. The Planetarium is located in Clifford Pierce Middle School. We provide programming for Merrillville classes, outside groups, and the public. Bring the family to explore the moon during our summer public show. Public programs start at 7:30 p.m. The planetarium opens for seating 30 minutes before show time. No one is admitted after the program starts. Programs last from 60 to 90 minutes.
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    PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM
    153 Franklin St, Valparaiso, IN 46383
    (219) 465-3595
    Scheduled tours are consistently offered at the PoCo Muse and are tailored to the age group and focus of the patrons participating. Standard tours last about 45 minutes to an hour, traveling through the entirety of the Porter County Museum, detailing the history of the building as well as the exhibits on display. Tours given during regular public hours (Wednesday-Saturday from 10a-5p) are free of charge, but must be scheduled in advance. For school groups, PoCo Muse staff can provide scavenger hunts or other activities, and will work with educators to develop a Museum visit that highlights classroom topics.
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    THE OLD LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM
    1 Washington St, Michigan City, IN 46360
    (219) 872-6133
    Built in 1858, the old lighthouse had a lantern with a light that could be seen from 15 miles. It is the oldest remaining lighthouse in Indiana. The museum is open for public tours from April through October, every day except Monday, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM Central Time. Self-guided and audio tours as well as docent-led tours are available. The last tour each day begins at 3:30 PM Central Time. Call the museum at (219) 872-6133 to check on special hours, closings, or to book tours. Strollers are not allowed in the museum.
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    THOMAS CONWAY OBSERVATORY
    19100 Chase St, Lowell, IN 46356
    773-639-5491
    The Calumet Astronomical Society operates the Thomas Conway Observatory, located just southeast of Lowell, Indiana. Like many good ideas, this one started small and just keeps growing. Conway Observatory is open to the public during specific dates and times. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free. Programs may be cancelled due to inclement weather, call the CAS Hotline 773-639-5491 before visiting.
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    CHICAGO:

    Adler Planetarium
    1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605
    (312) 922-7827
    The mission of the Adler Planetarium is to inspire exploration and understanding of our Universe.
    click for details

    Art Institute of Chicago
    111 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60603
    (312) 443-3600
    From popular Rembrandt masterpieces to recent works by lesser-known artists, the Art Institute of Chicago houses one of the finest art collections in the world. Spanning centuries of human creativity, exhibits include a distinguished collection of prints and drawings, an internationally acclaimed collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, sculptures, photographs, Asian, African and American arts, architectural drawings, textiles and more. Many pieces are on loan from the famed Terra Foundation for American Art. Educational programs and guided museum tours are available. Art books, reproductions, postcards and other items are available in the museum shop. Free public lectures are given during weekends.
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    Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
    6500 S Pulaski Rd, Chicago, IL 60629
    (773) 582-6500
    Founded in 1966 in Chicago, Illinois, the Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture is dedicated to the preservation and perpetuation of Lithuanian culture. The Museum celebrates the notable achievements of Lithuanian Americans, the Lithuanian nation, and Lithuanian communities world wide. The Balzekas Museum is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.
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    Bronzeville Children's Museum
    9301 S Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60617
    (773) 721-9301
    A museum in the southern side of Chicago, it is the first and only African American children’s museum in the country
    click for details

    Charnley-Persky House Museum
    1365 N Astor St, Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 915-0105
    The Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide. SAH serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.
    click for details

    Chicago Children's Museum
    700 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 527-1000
    Chicago Children's Museum's mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect
    click for details

    Chicago History Museum
    1601 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60614
    (312) 642-4600
    The Museum continues to share the stories of the city and its people through exhibitions, programs, publications, and digital media. Thousands of school groups from Chicago and the surrounding area visit annually. The Research Center serves thousands each year, from schoolchildren working on History Fair projects to PhD students writing dissertations to filmmakers researching documentaries.
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    Chicago Maritime Museum
    1200 W 35th St, Chicago, IL 60609
    (773) 376-1982
    Located on the historical Bubbly Creek, the Chicago Maritime Museum is the only museum that tells the story of how Chicago was founded and shaped based solely by waterways. The first European explorers to settle on the land of what is now Chicago, Louis Jolliet and Jacques Marquette, sparked the beginning age of Chicago becoming one of the busiest sea ports in this nation. The Museum features replicas of Schooner ships, such as the famous David Dows, artifacts uncovered from the Eastland Dissaster, the biggest fatal ship sinking in Chicago history, the famous Ralph Freese canoe collection, and so much more
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    Depaul University Art Museum
    2350 N Kenmore Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 325-7457
    click for details

    DuSable Museum of African American History
    740 E 56th Pl, Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 947-0600
    To promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs, and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art.
    click for details

    Field Museum
    1400 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605
    (312) 922-9410
    The Field Museum fuels a journey of discovery across time to enable solutions for a brighter future rich in nature and culture.
    click for details

    Glessner House Museum
    1800 S Prairie Ave, Chicago, IL 60616
    (312) 326-1480
    A National Historic Landmark, Glessner House was designed by noted American architect Henry Hobson Richardson and completed in 1887. It remains an internationally-known architectural treasure in Chicago. A radical departure from traditional Victorian architecture, the structure served as an inspiration to architects such as Louis Sullivan, Mies van der Rohe, and the young Frank Lloyd Wright and helped redefine domestic architecture.
    click for details

    Halim Time & Glass Museum
    1560 Oak Ave. Evanston, IL 60201
    (224) 714-5600
    Halim Time & Glass Museum houses over 1100 time pieces and over 70 stained glass pieces of art. The building is five stories tall and is filled with history, art and the study of time.
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    Illinois Holocaust Museum
    603 Woods Drive, Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 967-4800
    The mission of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center is perhaps best expressed in our founding principle: Remember the Past, Transform the Future. The Museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy of the Holocaust by honoring the memories of those who were lost and by teaching universal lessons that combat hatred, prejudice and indifference. The Museum fulfills its mission through the exhibition, preservation and interpretation of its collections and through education programs and initiatives that foster the promotion of human rights and the elimination of genocide.
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    International Museum of Surgical Science
    1524 N Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 642-6502
    The International Museum of Surgical Science, a division of the International College of Surgeons (ICS), maintains over 10,000 square feet of public galleries committed to the history of surgery, and an exquisite permanent collection of art and artifacts from the history of Medicine. The Museum supports its Mission through medically thematized exhibitions and programs, in addition to a strong contemporary art exhibition program.
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    Intuit: The Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art
    756 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60642
    (312) 243-9088
    Intuit is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1991. Our mission is to celebrate the power of outsider art. Intuit defines "intuitive and outsider art" as work of artists who demonstrate little influence from the mainstream art world and who instead are motivated by their unique personal visions. This includes what is known as art brut, non-traditional folk art, self-taught art, and visionary art.
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    Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art
    220 S Cottage Hill Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126
    (630) 833-1616
    The Lizzadro Museum displays gemstone treasures, antiques to modern, with a blending of earth science exhibits.
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    Loyola University Museum of Art
    1200 W Loyola Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
    (312) 915-7600
    The Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) was founded in 2005 on the Water Tower Campus of Loyola University Chicago. LUMA is located on the Magnificent Mile in Lewis Towers, a historic 1926 Gothic Revival building. The museum, with 25,000 square feet contains eight main exhibition galleries, the William G. and Marilyn M. Simpson Lecture Hall, the Solomon Cordwell Buenz Library of Sacred Art and Architecture, the Museum Shop, the Push Pin Gallery, and the Harlan J. Berk Ltd. Works on Paper Gallery.
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    Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
    2600 Central Park Ave, Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 475-1030
    The Mitchell Museum of the American Indian is one of only a handful of museums across the country that focuses exclusively on the art, history, and culture of Native American and First Nation peoples from throughout the United States and Canada. It promotes public understanding of cultural diversity through first voice perspectives.
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    Museum of Broadcast Communications
    360 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 245-8200
    The mission of The Museum of Broadcast Communications (MBC) is to collect, preserve, and present historic and contemporary radio and television content as well as educate, inform, and entertain the public through its archives, public programs, screenings, exhibits, publications, and online access to its resources.
    click for details

    Museum of Contemporary Art
    220 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
    (312) 280-2660
    Founded in 1967 as a Kunsthalle, or noncollecting art gallery, the MCA is now one of the world’s largest museums dedicated to art since 1945. Since our inception, it has been our mission to exhibit new and experimental work artists in all media, paired with ambitious education programs.
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    Museum of Science & Industry
    5700 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 684-1414
    Providing unique experiences designed to spark scientific inquiry and creativity since 1933.
    click for details

    National Hellenic Museaum
    333 South Halsted Street, Chicago IL, 60661
    (312) 655-1234
    The mission of the museum is to share the legacy of Hellenism and to preserve the stories and honor the contributions to the United States of Greek immigrants and Americans of Greek heritage.
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    National Museum of Mexican Art
    1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608
    (312) 738-1503
    Come to The National Museum of Mexican Art, where you can immerse yourself in the richness of Mexican art and culture right here in Chicago. Whatever your background, you’ll connect to this museum on a very personal level.
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    Northwestern Block Museum of Art
    40 Arts Circle Drive Evanston, IL 60208
    (847) 491-4000
    The Block is a dynamic, imaginative, and innovative teaching and learning resource for Northwestern and its surrounding communities, featuring a global exhibition program that crosses time periods and cultures and serves as a springboard for thought-provoking discussions relevant to our lives today. The museum also commissions new work by artists to foster connections between artists and the public through the creative process. Each year, the Block mounts exhibitions; organizes and hosts lectures, symposia, and workshops involving artists, scholars, curators, and critics; and screens classic and contemporary films at its in-house cinema. The museum also reaches national and international audiences through its traveling exhibitions, publications and website. Its growing permanent collection of approximately 6,000 works focuses primarily on prints, photography, and drawings.
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    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
    2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 755-5100
    Known for its iconic Judy Istock Butterfly Haven and providing more hands-on science instruction than any other museum in Chicago, the Nature Museum has become one of the city's most attended institutions. The Nature Museum has given visitors the opportunity to create an authentic connection to nature, and has provided the Academy with a new opportunity to build on its legacy of hands-on science education, scientific research, and citizen science.
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    Pritzker Military Museum
    104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago IL 60603
    312.374.9333
    The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the citizen soldier in the preservation of democracy.
    click for details

    Renaissance Society Museum
    5811 S. Ellis Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 702-8670
    The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago presents contemporary art exhibitions, events, and publications. “The Ren”—as we are known by many—is an independent, non-collecting museum driven by an uncompromising commitment to artists and their ideas. All exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.
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    Smart Museum of Art
    5550 S. Greenwood Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 702-0200
    AN INTIMATE MUSEUM FOR BOLD ENCOUNTERS WITH ART. As the fine arts museum of the University of Chicago, the Smart is home to thought-provoking exhibitions and an exquisite collection of more than 15,000 objects, including modern masterpieces, millennia-old Chinese artworks, rich examples of European painting, and provocative works of contemporary art.
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    Swedish American Museum
    5211 N Clark St., Chicago Illinois, IL 60640
    (773) 728-8111
    The Swedish American Museum thrives on the generosity of donors and volunteers. Nearly all of the artifacts in our collections have been donated by individuals, businesses and organizations. The Swedish American Museum collects items that contribute to the narrative we tell about immigration, the Swedish communities here in North America, and Swedish and Swedish-American culture.
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    The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum
    99 Chicago Riverwalk, Chicago, IL 60601
    (312) 977-0227
    The McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum celebrates the Chicago River and its world-famous movable bridges. Beginning at river level and spiraling five stories up, the McCormick Bridgehouse & Chicago River Museum provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity to explore a historic landmark bridgehouse.
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    The Oriental Institute
    1155 E 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637
    (773) 702-9514
    The Oriental Institute Museum is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.
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    The American Toby Jug Museum
    910 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
    (877) 862-9687
    The American Toby Jug Museum houses over 8000 Toby and Character jugs in ninety-seven cabinets, and is the largest collection of its kind in the world. Tracing the development of the Toby Jug and its derivative the Character Jug from its origin in the mid 18th Century into the present 21st Century, major sub-collections include over 300 antique Toby Jugs, the World’s finest collection of French majolica pitchers, a superb collection of Royal Bayreuth German jugs, complete collections of over one hundred fifty 20th Century makers, and the World’s largest collection of more than 1500 Royal Doulton Character and Toby Jugs and Derivatives. Included herein are the World’s largest Toby (40 inches tall), smallest Toby (3/8 inch), and certainly one of the oldest (c. 1760).
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    Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art
    2320 W. Chicago, Ave., Chicago IL 60622
    (773) 227-5522
    The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA) preserves and promotes contemporary art as a shared expression of the Ukrainian and American experience. UIMA develops, utilizes and encourages artistic talent through exhibitions, concerts, readings, lectures and films to serve the cultural needs of our community and city, and thereby strengthen cultural understanding and diversity.
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    Ukrainian National Museum
    2249 W Superior St, Chicago, IL 60612
    (312) 421-8020
    The Ukrainian National Museum is a symbol and reminder of the rich culture and history of Ukraine. Established in 1952, this museum houses a large collection of Ukrainian artwork, artifacts, folk costumes and many miscellaneous artifacts which are all related to the Ukrainians and its culture.
    click for details

     
           

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2018

  • | 9:00am - 5:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Free, Art, Bead, Beads, Bead Town, Exhibit, Mardi Gras, Family-friendly
    - Be a part of history as we attempt to break a new Guinness World Records™ with Bead Town: Along the South Shore. Thousands of participants will place nearly 15 million recycled beads on a 3,311 sq. ft. mural at the Indiana Welcome Center.

    This interactive art exhibit brings people together using innovative teaching methods. Visitors can place beads on the mural from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday. These workshops are free and open to all ages.

    Bead Town: Along the South Shore will highlight iconic buildings, historic places, landscapes and people along the southern shores of Lake Michigan. The mural will also feature real people from around the globe making it an international work of art.

    The mural will feature Chicago’s major skyscrapers by night and South Shore Indiana’s iconic buildings by day. The project will take two years to complete and is the latest attempt to set a Guinness World Records™ for the largest bead mosaic.

    Visitors can participate in free workshops; see the mural on the road or sign up for a “make and take” workshop like Bead and Brew.
    Indiana Welcome Center
    7770 Corrine Drive Hammond IN 46323
    Danielle Sparavalo 219.554.2229 danielle@southshorecva.com
  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events, hike, butterflies, dragonflies, gibson woods, hammond
    - Gibson Woods is home to 23 documented species of dragonflies, as well as many butterflies. This year’s hikes will include a focus on butterflies as we walk each Tuesday from May 29-September 25 at 9:30am to find out who is flitting about. This adult program is free but registration is required, call 219-844-3188.
    Gibson Woods Nature Preserve
    6201 Parrish Ave. Hammond IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 9:30am - 11:00am | Local Events
    - There’s more than fish in these waters! Join us as we collect and look at some of the small, yet spectacular, species living in the watery world. Wear shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty because we’ll be on our hands and knees collecting water samples.
    Oak Ridge Prairie & Oak Savannah Trail
    301 S Colfax St Griffith IN 46323
    Lake County Parks 219.769.7275 info@lakecountyparks.com
  • | 10:00am - 10:45am | Library Events
    - 2 and 3 year olds accompanied by a caregiver will participate in stories, music and crafts at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 11:15am - 12:00pm | Library Events
    - Four and five year olds and a caregiver will hear stories, sing songs, participate in finger plays and make crafts at the Merrillville library.
    Merrillville Public Library
    1919 W. 81st Ave. Merrillville IN 46410
    Youth Services 2197693541ext360 juvenile@lcplin.org
  • | 5:30pm - 7:00pm | Sports and Recreation, sports, cross country, run, track, field, kids
    - Boys and Girls ages 4-12 of all skill levels are welcome to participate on the porter County Parks track team! Participants will have the opportunity during each meet to compete in 4 events (field and running.) Children will run with youngsters their own age, with boys and girls in separate divisions. We will compete against the Valparaiso YMCA and the Valpo Parks Department. Meets are tentatively scheduled for Saturdays, June 30, July 7, 14, and 21. $45. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required.
    Boone Grove Middle School
    325 W. 550 S. Boone Grove IN 46302
    Becky Kreiger 219.734.0203 bkreiger@porterco.org
  • | 6:00pm - | Local Events, Free Concert, Portage, Summer, Woodland Park
    - FREE CONCERTS! Through a collaboration between Portage Parks & Recreation, Portage Chamber of Commerce and Portage Live Entertainment, a series of Summer Music in the Park will be presented each Tuesday night at Woodland Park from June through August. All concerts will be held indoors in Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are open to the public. Music ranges from 40s to 50s, rock & roll, swing, blues, contemporary and all featuring local talent. Bring the whole family. Concessions will be Available for Purchase.
    Woodland Park
    2100 Willocreek Road Portage IN
    Portage Chamber 219.762.3300
  • | 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Meeting, Photography, Photo, Camera, Club, Teaching, Class
    - Please Join Us!

    The Duneland Photography Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month at the Sunset Hill Farm County Park. The club's purpose is to help photographers of all levels increase their understanding of digital photography. The park is located in Valparaiso, Indiana at the corner of Meridian Road & Route 6. The park's entrance is located just south of Route 6 on Meridian Road. In addition we also offer a group mentoring program. For more information, contact dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com or you can find us on Facebook.

    Duneland Photography Club is a Teaching Club, all levels of camera knowledge are welcome.

    Doors open at 6:30, meetings are from 7-9.

    First meeting is Free, Dues are $10 per Year, Individual, and $20 per Year, Family.

    You can check our our Facebook Page for special events: click for details

    Meetings are held at Sunset Hill Farm County Park @ 755 Meridian Rd, Valparaiso, IN 46383.
    Sunset Hill Farm County Park
    755 Meridian Rd Valparaiso IN 46383
    Steve Bensing, President dunelandphotoclub@gmail.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Beach, Swim, Summer, Family, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
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    Indiana Dunes Visitor Center
    1215 N. State Road 49, Porter
    (219) 926-2255
    The stress of everyday life melts away the instant you arrive at any of the beaches within the Indiana Dunes. Whether you’re relaxing on the beach as gentle waves lap the shore around you, strolling along the shore, or playing frisbee, it’s apparent why this natural wonder is called Nature’s Masterpiece.
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    Central Avenue Beach Access
    151 Central Ave., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    A unique beach you can access by paved road or wooded trail. Here, you can see a buried forest created by wind-blown sands. Nearby, you can access the Calumet Bike Trail. Nearby, you can access the northeast end of the Calumet Bike Trail. This 9.1-mile gravel trail passes flower-filled fields, marshes, and woodlands. Lifeguards are not provided at Central Avenue Beach.
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    Cowles Bog
    1618 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    If you are the type that will WALK MILES TO GET TO A SECLUDED BEACH, this is your spot. On your way to the beach you will walk through the remnant of the once-widespread wetland system called Cowles Bog. The bog encompasses a marsh surrounding a small fen, where a stand of tamaracks and white pines grows on a floating mat of peat moss. Starting near the guardhouse in the northeastern part of the site, a boardwalk trail passes marshes and ponds that host horned grebes, black-crowned night herons, buffleheads, and a myriad of other water birds. You can hike right out to the beach and back on 4.5 miles of interconnecting loop trails. Two trailheads serve the trail system, each with a portable toilet. Parking is very limited and needless to say there are no lifeguards making the trek out to this secluded beach.
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    Dunbar Beach Access
    300 W. Lakefront Dr., Beverly Shores
    (219) 395-1882
    Parking is limited at this prime spot near the Lake View Picnic Area and the historic Century of Progress homes. A beautiful beach in a residential neighborhood where there are no lifeguards.
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    Indiana Dunes State Park
    1600 N. 25 East, Chesterton
    (219) 926-1952
    Indiana Dunes consists of 2,182 acres of primitive, beautiful, historic and unique Hoosier landscape. It lies at the north end of State Road 49 in Porter County, and includes more than three miles of beautiful beach along Lake Michigan’s southern shore. In the early 1900s scientists, recreationists and nature enthusiasts, recognizing the value and potential of the Indiana dunes area, fought to have the region preserved. As a result, in 1925, the state park was established.
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    Kemil Road Beach Access
    27 N. State Park Rd., Chesterton
    (219) 395-1882
    You’ll enjoy one of the most scenic drives in Porter County getting to the Kemil Road Beach parking lots. Then you can enjoy a nice stretch of beach or walk down to Lake View Picnic area to have a picnic or use the restroom. No lifeguards.
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    Lake View Picnic Area
    50 W. Lake Front Dr., Michigan City
    (219) 395-1882
    With easy access from your car to a sitting area with a stunning view, Lake View is also a popular spot for enjoying the beach. There are no lifeguards at Lake View, but it is the only area in the national lakeshore with picnic shelters overlooking the lake.
    click for details


    Mount Baldy Beach
    U.S. 12, Michigan City
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The BEACH is open but the DUNE is closed for public safety and dune protection.
    click for details


    Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk
    100 Riverwalk Dr., Portage
    Phone: (219) 395-1882
    The popular location is open daily, sunrise to dusk. Year round, the location is a great place to view the ever changing seasons along Lake Michigan and watch dramatic weather and clouds build over the lake. It's an easy location to watch for migrating birds in the spring and summer, and observe shelf ice that forms along the beach edge in the winter. (Keep in mind that walking on shelf ice is dangerous). During the busy summer season, the 125 vehicle parking lots are often full by mid-morning.
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    Porter Beach Access
    3050 Wabash Ave., Porter
    (219) 395-1882
    A popular gathering spot for splashing in the water, playing beach sports and catching some rays. Bathrooms and small foot wash. Limited parking. No lifeguards.
    click for details


    Wells St. Beach
    9501 Lake Shore Dr, Gary
    Phone: (219) 938-8275
    WSB beach front parking and concession now has a patio with table side dining serving beer, wine, and food. Located in Miller, Indian on Lake Michigan, just a short drive from Chicago, Michigan City, LaPorte, and Valparaiso. Enjoy a day on the beach with family and friends. Don't forget to indulge in the season must have, our Wells Street Burger!
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    West Beach
    376 N. County Line Rd., Portage
    (219) 395-1882
    A bath house nestled among dunes and a wide sandy beach makes this a popular spot for enjoying Lake Michigan. From the beach, hike the Dune Succession Trail that includes a boardwalk and 250 stairs to a spectacular overlook of the lake with Chicago on the horizon. Covered picnic shelters and grills offer a great spot to relax over a meal after a day’s worth of activities. Lifeguards available from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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  • | Sports and Recreation, activities, fun, swim, NWI, ride, all ages
    - CROWN POINT

    DEEP RIVER WATERPARK
    9001 E Lincoln Hwy, Crown Point, IN 46307
    (219) 947-7850
    There's a lot to do at the Chicagoland's Largest and the Midwest's Favorite Family Waterpark!
    All of our attractions are designed to provide activities for all ages and intensity levels... from easy flowing river rides to speed slides at near free-fall...we have it all!
    click for details


    PORTER

    *** Seven Peaks Waterpark is currently closed and there is no time frame as to when it will open. We will remove this message when we know it is open. ***
    SEVEN PEAKS WATERPARK
    1275 North Waverly Road
    Porter, Indiana 46304
    (219) 728-1658 or 801-377-4386
    Seven Peaks Waterpark Duneland, located in the heart of Northwest Indiana, is one of the largest waterparks in all of Indiana with 15 waterslides, including four 70-feet free fall drop-slides and a giant half pipe tube ride. We also have a 650,000 gallon Wave Pool, 2 kids areas with splash features and waterslides, group pavilions, and so much more!
    click for details

    WHITING

    WhoaZone at Whihala Beach
    Whihala Beach
    1561 Park Rd
    Whiting, Indiana
    (866) 946-2966
    WhoaZone is one of the largest water playgrounds in the Midwest!
    click for details
     
           
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Live music, Entertainment, Band, Park, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - NORTHWEST INDIANA

    South Shore Summer Music Festival- Click below to check locations/dates
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    CEDAR LAKE

    Hanover Central Outdoor Concert at the Town Complex- May 19
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    CROWN POINT

    Gospel Fest- June 24
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    DYER

    2018 Summer Concert Series
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    HIGHLAND

    2018 Summer Concert Series- Thursdays June- September
    *21 and over only!
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    Highland's "Last Call For Summer"- August 11
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    LAPORTE

    Arts in the Park- Every Wednesday & Thursday from June- August
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    MERRILLVILLE

    Concert in the Park at Pruzin Park- July 27
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    MICHIGAN CITY

    Chamber Music Festival, Classic Korean Concert Tour- June 22
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    MUNSTER

    Heritage Park Summer Concert Series
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    Music In The Park, With Art
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    PORTAGE

    Music in the Park- Every Tuesday from June-August
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    ST. JOHN

    2018 Saturday Sunset Concert Series
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    VALPARAISO

    Summer Concert Series at Zao Island
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  • | Daily Specials, craft beer, crown point, sparta dome, Northwest Indiana
    - Currently, there are 6 craft beers offered:
    Grupo Modelo, Modelo Especial
    Yuengling and Son Brewing, Yuengling Lager
    Blue Moon Brewing Co., Blue Moon
    Crown Brewing Company, Beauregard Blueberry Ae
    Lagunitas Brewing Company, IPA
    Crown Brewing Company, Till Death Do Us Part

    This is self-serve. Feel free to stop in anytime or grab a beer while at one of the Sparta Dome events!
    Sparta Dome
    1355 E. North Street Crown Point IN 46307
    219.224.3663 info@spartadome.com
  • | Sports and Recreation, Dog Park, Dogs, NWI, Parks
    - Looking for a place to take your furry friend? Here is a listing of dog parks around the region. Although most parks are open from dusk until dawn, please check websites for any closures before heading to your favorite park!

    **Pictured: Perry Ferrini Dog Park, Schererville


    LAKE COUNTY

    Crown Point Dog Park
    Jerry Ross Park, Center Ross Road, Crown Point
    219-661-2271
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dogwood Run at Lemon Lake
    6398 W 133rd Ave, Crown Point
    Call 219-769-PARK to purchase annual passes or stop by the Lake County Parks corporate office at 8411 E. Lincoln Highway just west of Deep River Waterpark on U.S. 30. Office hours are M-F 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Dyer Dog Park at Central Park
    900 Central Park Boulevard, Dyer
    Located at Central Park, the three acre facility includes a small dog area and a large dog area. Complete with benches, dog waste stations and a shelter in each section, the dog park is open daily from dawn to dusk, 365 days a year. Each area of the park includes its own water fountain for the dogs (but is only on seasonally during the warmer times of the year).
    For annual fees, click for details


    Centennial Park Dog Park
    1010 South Centennial Drive, Munster
    This 3-acre dog park is located on the east side of the park, just south of the formal gardens. The dog park is a gated park for members only and is sectioned in two divisions, one for small dogs and one for large dogs. The park is equipped with dog drinking fountains and dog play equipment. Munster Parks and Recreation hosts their annual doggie paddle the last day of pool season and the Pooch a Palooza Dog Fair in August each year. Registration begins in May.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Freedom Bark Park
    17105 Cline Ave, Lowell
    Freedom Bark Park is located in the southeast corner of Freedom Park on 5 acres of beautifully designed landscape. Membership is required and annual passes are available with proof of current vaccinations. Freedom Bark Park is a beautiful and functional dog park that both dogs and their owners will enjoy for many generations to come. Have fun, play safe, and enjoy the park!
    For annual fees, click for details


    Perry Ferrini Dog Park
    5061 W 91st Ave, Schererville
    Activities include equipment for obedience and agility activities. There is also open play areas for free activity such as frisbee and ball catching.
    Additional amenities include benches, drinking fountains (for dogs and people), waste disposal area, earth berms, native planting, shelters, and a sign at entry detailing the rules and regulations of the park.
    For annual fees, click for details


    Riverside Bark Dog Park
    Calumet Ave. & River Drive North, Hammond
    For fee information call 219-853-6300.
    click for details


    Wicker Memorial Park Dog Park
    8554 Indianapolis Blvd., Highland
    Our dog park – upgraded in 2016 – features pet fountains, benches for leash holders and plenty of space for your pooch to run around. One of the best features of the new dog park: a plan to preserve the verdant green turf.
    For fee information, click for details


    Wiggly Field Dog Park
    10051 Hedwig Dr., St John
    The dog park is located at 10051 Hedwig Drive, St John, Indiana 46373. Users are required to purchase a permit each calendar year at the St. John Town Hall, 10955 West 93rd Avenue.
    For fee information, click for details


    LAPORTE COUNTY

    Bluhm County Park (3 acres)
    3855 South 1100 West, Westville
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Creek Ridge County Park (3.25 acres)
    7943 W. 400 North, Michigan City
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Luhr County Park ( 1 acre)
    3178 S. 150 W., LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    Small Animal Shelter (1 acre)
    2855 W State Road 2, LaPorte
    The "Bark Parks" are a great place to bring your dogs to exercise. The areas are fully fenced in. The "Bark Parks" at Bluhm and Creek Ridge feature many events for the dog to enjoy like; Tire Jump, Dog Walk, Window Jump, Rover Jump Over, Doggie Crawl, King of the Hill, and Pause Table.
    For fee information, click for details


    PORTER COUNTY

    Royal Acres Country Club
    3554 Sturdy Rd., Valparaiso
    Royal Acres Country Club is a privately owned dog park located at 3554 South Sturdy Road in Valparaiso, Indiana. The park is a five acre grassy area enclosed by a six foot fence. It provides a safe place to exercise and socialize for dogs and their people.
    For fee information, click for details


    Lakeland Park Dog Park
    1200 Lakeland Park Dr, Burns Harbor, IN 46304
    A dog park, a 200 ft. by 100 ft. fenced-in area, is located on the south end of Lakeland Park, 1200 Lakeland Park Dr. in Burns Harbor. Lakeland Park is available to all residents as well as any visitors. Dogs must be on a leash when outside of the dog park.
    For fee information, click for details


    Woodland Dog Park
    2100 Willowcreek Rd, Portage
    Free
    For more information, click for details


     
           
  • | Local Events, Outdoor, Family, Kids, Fun, Northwest Indiana, NWI, Things To Do, What To Do
    - There is so much to do in Northwest Indiana! Some activities are seasonal and others are available year-round. Please check back to see new events added throughout the year!

    YEAR-ROUND

    Bowling and Indoor Skating
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    Breweries and Wineries
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    Casinos
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    Dog Parks
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    Family Fun Centers
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    Live Entertainment Venues
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    Museums and Tours
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    Parks and Gardens
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    Theaters
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    Walk, Bike, Skate or Run- Trails
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    SPRING & SUMMER

    49er Drive-In Theatre
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    Car Shows
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    Concerts in the Park
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    Farmers Markets
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    Festivals
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    Fireworks
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    Garage Sales
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    Garden Walks
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    Golfing
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    Horseback Riding
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    Movies in the Park
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    Outdoor Dining in The Dunes
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    Public Beaches
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    Public Pools and Splash Pads
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    Blueberry Picking
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    Summer Sporting Events
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    Sail, Paddle, Float or Ride- Water Recreation
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    Strawberry Picking
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    Great Fishing Spots
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    Paintball and Laser Tag
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    Runs / Races / Walks
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    Waterparks
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    WINTER

    Sledding
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    Ice Skating
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  • | Local Events, Garage sale, Yard sale, Rummage sale, Things to do, NWI, Northwest Indiana
    - Garage Sales Are Listed In Date Order!

    June 28
    Hope Spring Church Community Garage Sale in Griffith
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    October 13
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    November 17
    Community Garage Sale- HIGHLAND
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    FLEA MARKETS

    Uncle John's Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Saturday & Sunday 7a-4p
    15205 Wicker Ave., Cedar Lake
    (219) 696-7911
    click for details

    Market City Flea Market
    OPEN YEAR ROUND
    Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday 9a-5p
    4121 Cleveland St., Gary
    (219) 887-3522
    click for details
     
           
  • | Local Events, Cruise Night, Summer, Portage, Woodland Park, Things to do
    - Portage Cruise Night!
    Every Tuesday June through August
    Concessions will be Available for Purchase
    To join our group, click for details to stay up-to-date on info each week.
    Woodland Park Community Center
    2100 Willowcreek Road Portage IN 46368
    Portage Parks Department 219.762.1675 parks@portage-in.com
  • | Local Events, Market, Farmer's Market, Valparaiso, Shop Local, Produce, Food
    - Come to the Valparaiso Market weekly to shop for fresh local produce, handmade products, and beautiful plants and flowers. The fresh produce will liven up even your favorite recipes or grab lunch on the go from one of the wonderful food vendors. Beautiful plants and flowers make great gifts for friends or just to enjoy at home!

    The Valparaiso Market is located at the William E. Urschel Pavilion at Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette Street in Valparaiso. Visit with local growers and craftsmen to buy plants in early summer and the freshest vegetables from summer through fall.

    For more information, click for details
    Central Park Plaza
    68 Lafayette Street Valparaiso IN 46383
    Valparaiso Events 219.464.8332 info@valparaisoevents.com
  • | Local Events, Lunch, Food, Chesterton, El Salto, Mexican Restaurant
    - Valid at Chesterton Location Only, Tuesday- Friday from 11a- 3p.
    El Salto
    757 Indian Boundary Rd. Chesterton IN 46304
    El Salto Chesterton Location 219.395.9890 info@elsaltorestaurant.com

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