Category Archives: Family Fun

Festival of the Lakes 2021

Everyone at Festival of the Lakes is excited to announce that as of today the 2021 fest is a go! Even though the global pandemic required the cancelation of the 2020 Festival, we’ve re-grouped and are ready to bring you the best live music festival in Northwest Indiana from July 14-18th. While it is too…

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Ringing in Spring – Valparaiso YMCA

– The Valparaiso Family YMCA will host Ringing in Spring 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, April 3 at the Valparaiso Family YMCA at 1201 Cumberland Crossing Drive in Valparaiso. The 27th Annual event brings athletes of all abilities together to support the Valparaiso Family YMCA at the largest springtime race in Northwest Indiana. Participants are encouraged…

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Dyer Indiana Opens NEW Skating Rinks

Dyer Indiana opened two new ice rinks at the tennis courts of Northgate Park along Calumet Avenue in Dyer Indiana, a project that has long been in the making. The rinks may be closed due to warm temperatures according to Dyer Director of Parks and Recreation Michael O’Shea. The rinks will be open from 10…

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LaPorte Winterfest 2021 Announced

     The annual WinterFest, returns in late January with some New Activities. Changes have been made to the Annual Winterfest due to  restrictions in place to stop the spread of COVID-19. There are events available for everyone even though It will look and feel different than in the past. This Annual Event is hosted by…

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Connect to the Outdoors with First Day Hike

As part of a 50-state initiative, America’s State Parks First Day Hikes offer individuals and families an opportunity to begin the New Year with a rejuvenating healthy hike connecting with the outdoors. Join us at the Indiana Dunes State Park where this annual tradition will look a little different this year as YOU get to…

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New Years Eve 2020

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…

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3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

3 Reasons To Go on a Winter Camping Trip This Year

Does your camping gear tend to spend the winter packed away? Many people go on vacation in the summertime, but cold weather shouldn’t prevent you from doing the things you love. There are many joys to winter camping you shouldn’t miss. Whether you’re a cold-weather junkie or you just want to mix things up this…

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Downtown Cooke Walk Is ON ! Laporte Indiana

     Visitors can fill their very own LaPorte cookie tins on Sat, Dec 12th  as part of the 6th Annual Downtown Cookie Walk. The event starts at 10am at the Greater LaPorte Chamber of Commerce, Tins cost $10.       Cookie Tins Must Be Picked up by 3:30 pm TODAY, Thursday Dec. 10th! at…

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2 Ideas for a Pandemic-Safe Winter Vacation

2 Ideas for a Pandemic-Safe Winter Vacation

For many people, the holidays are the highlight of the year. Even beyond the magnificent feasts and heartwarming family gatherings, the break from school or work brings a great opportunity for unforgettable trips and experiences. Of course, like many things in 2020, COVID-19 has changed a lot of winter travel plans. You don’t have to…

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Hunger Hike Helps Food Bank

Walk, run, or bike with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 at the Hunger Hike! Create a team with your family, friends, and coworkers to raise awareness and funds to provide meals for individuals and families facing hunger. Kids Area –  Children 12 and under are invited to participate in…

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