Category Archives: Attractions

Spring Into The Arts Festival – Valparaiso Indiana

    Valparaiso Community Schools would like to announce our 2nd annual Arts Festival: Spring into the @rts.      Spring into the @rts is a month-long festival for the ENTIRE community, brought to you by Valparaiso Community Schools.      The month-long celebration will feature five VCS events as well as partnered events to take place in…

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219 Day Returns to the Hammond Civic Center

Mark your calendars!  Mayor Tom McDermott, Jr. brings 219 Day “Back in Rat” to the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday, February 17th from 6:00 pm until midnight with the holiday that is all about ‘da Region.  The event boasts free admission with craft beer, food vendors and entertainment exclusively from the 219. This year, the…

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Horizon Bank Gives $20,000 to Friendship Botanic Gardens

Horizon Bank has demonstrated its commitment to the Northwest Indiana community by donating $20,000 to Friendship Botanic Gardens (FBG). On November 29th, Steve Kring, the Laporte County Market President for Horizon Bank, officially presented a check to the FBG board of directors. Horizon’s gift will fund the creation of a new garden dedicated to cancer…

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Taltree Announces Winter Programs!

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens’ winter/spring program schedule is now online at taltree.org. Programs cover a variety of nature, health and recreation topics and are geared toward adults, children and families. Taltree Was renamed Gabis Arboretum in 2018. Here are some of their programs held in 2017. Winter Yoga, Winter Tree ID Class, Cabela’s Winter Sports…

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Winterfest at Indiana Dunes: Feb 4-5

Come out and celebrate the winter season at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5. They will be hosting a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, and throughout the park.   On Saturday, February…

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Snowy Owl in Northwest Indiana

by Carolyn Marsh Photo: David Gruver, Whiting Lakefront Park No doubt, many people became aware of the existence of the Snowy Owl from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels.  Harry had a companion pet Snowy Owl named Hedwig that made the real owl famous. Last winter I saw the Snowy Owl on the boat launch breakwall…

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New Years Eve – Echoes of Pompeii

This event is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve events in the Northwest Indiana area.  It is a concert by the popular Pink Floyd tribute band Echoes of Pompeii, plus a laser light show, and there is a buffet dinner option.  There will be a countdown at Midnight as well. Theatre at the Center’s…

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Christmas Behind the Scenes at Barker Mansion

Have you toured Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in the past but were left wondering what was behind closed doors? Behind the Scenes Tour on December 8th and December 15th offers guests a look at the typically off-limits spaces of the historic home. The two-hour tour begins at 6 pm Central Time and ventures into the…

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New Year’s Eve in Northwest Indiana

Spend your New Year’s Eve celebrating in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s an event for everyone WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From to special concerts to Fireworks, these events will have you ring in the New Year in style! Home of the Indiana Dunes in Northwest Indiana, we feature Events in Lake, Porter and La Porte…

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Holiday Pops Concert at Memorial Opera House

Join Maestro Troy Webdell and the South Shore Orchestra for their 3rd season as orchestra-in-residence at the Memorial Opera House on 3rd Friday in December at 7:30 pm. Featuring classical, romantic, operatic, contemporary, world and pops music, SSO has been entertaining and educating audiences throughout Northwest Indiana and abroad for the past 10 years and…

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