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Barker Welfare Foundations Donates $50,000 for Park Bandstand

     The Barker Welfare Foundation today announced a $50,000 grant towards the Washington Park Bandstand restoration project.      Alexander Barker Ross, President of the Barker Welfare Foundation, stated “The Barker family has a long history with the bandstand in Washington Park. My great grandfather, John H. Barker, donated the original bandstand in the…

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Interwoven Expressions 2021

Interwoven Expressions Exhibit 2021

You’ll find Colors on steroids, exquisite designs, elegant shopping at the Interwoven Expressions Exhibit and Show on Saturday, November 13th, 2021. Exciting creations from hands that weave, dye, knit, felt, quilt, tat, stitch, and design. Handmade paper and basketry too! Interwoven Expressions presents the 34th annual celebration of all things made of fiber, from holiday…

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northwest indiana Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Patches – Great Fall Fun!

    Most Northwest Indiana Pumpkin Patches and Corn Mazes usually open by mid September, some earlier! Some are farms, where you take a hay ride out into the field, others are elaborate farm stands with mountains of pumpkins and other activities and some are simple roadside stands. Most have loads of pumpkins to choose from. To…

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World Cultural Festival Returns to Valparaiso

    The 13th Annual World Cultural Festival will transform Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza into a colorful spectacle of cultural diversity from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday, September 19th, 2021. Sponsored by The Valparaiso International Center (The VIC), the family-friendly event will feature music and dance from around the world, great shopping for international art and…

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4 Fun Tourist Destinations in Northwest Indiana

4 Fun Tourist Destinations in Northwest Indiana

Taking a trip this year is difficult with the necessary COVID-19 precautions, but there are ways for you to still get away. Whether you’re a Midwesterner looking to stay local or from farther away, northwest Indiana is a prime spot for outdoor fun. Peruse these four fun tourist destinations in northwest Indiana as you plan…

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Apple Fest at Garwood Orchards 2021

     Held in September each year, this is THE area event for Fall 2021! The Apple Fest Art and Craft Show takes place on Saturday and Sunday September 11th and 12th, 2021 from 9am – 4pm at Garwood Orchards in LaPorte, Indiana.      For 39 years running! Crafts, arts, jewelry, ornamentals… it’s more…

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elvis is back fantasy fest 2021

Elvis Fantasy Fest 2021

Since 1993, Elvis Fantasy Fest (EFF) has been a celebration of Elvis’s music legacy and remembrance of his humanitarian ways by supporting a local charity. Join friends, old and new, for an amazing weekend of Elvis music while supporting our Special Olympic athletes. All net proceeds will be donated to Porter County Special Olympics. Thanks in…

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Buckley Homestead Fall Festival

The Buckley Homestead Fall Festival Celebrates Old Time Traditions – with family fun, great food, wonderful entertainment and traditional arts and crafts will be held on October 9th and 10th, 2021 from 10am – 4pm.Along the trail to the pioneer cabin reenactors portray military, civilians and artisans of various time periods.  Wood crafters, china painter,…

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Hobart Lakefront Festival

Mark your calendars & come out to Hobart Indiana’s Lakefront for their 25th Annual Lakefront Four Day Festival!! It takes place Thursday August 19th – Sunday August 22nd Rockin’ Live Entertainment, Children’s Activities, Great Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Family Fun, and a Beer Garden!!   The Lakefront Festival is also proud to host the Hobart Community…

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all american car cruise fair oaks indiana on sept 11th

All American Car Cruise to Benefit Local Responders at Fair Oaks Indiana

Bring the family out for an All American Day on September 11th at Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks Indiana. The All-American Car Show is the Featured event, with live entertainment, a beer garden, and visits to the farm. General admission to the Car show is $10 per person in advance and $12 at the door.…

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