Category Archives: Family Fun

Annual Eat Shop Rock Returns Sat. June 15th

The Downtown Hammond Council invites you to join us for a FAB time at the 8th Annual Eat, Shop & Rock: Browse to the Beat Fest! A celebration of the 60s, 70s, and the BEATLES on Saturday, June 15 from 11 am-7 pm! “Come Together” in Downtown Hammond for a groovy time! Take a stroll…

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Mascot Hall of Fame Induction Weekend

Don’t miss the MHOF’s biggest event of the year!   Mark your calendar for the Mascot Hall of Fame’s biggest event of the year….the 2019 Induction Weekend  June 14th, 15th, and 16th, honoring current and new mascot inductees. This spectacular, action-packed weekend will host a series of celebratory events featuring keynote speakers, famous mascot appearances, and this…

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Family Arts Fest – Munster Indiana

The Family Arts Festival Returns to Munster Indiana of June 23rd, 2019 with a host of Family activities to participate in. SCHEDULE IS AS FOLLOWS:      The Princess and the Pea, 9 am & 11 am , Only a real Princess can feel a PEA under a stack of 20 Mattresses! Meet Princess Penelope and her…

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New Escape Room Opens in Whiting

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      The Region Escape Room will opened this week, bringing a truly unique and ever changing experience to Whiting and Robertsdale.      Jessica Schmidt, (a local rock singer) who, along with her husband Justin and partner “in crime” Rachael Boland opened the Room. They gave me a basic idea of what…

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Glacier Pass – A New Train Ride Opens at Hesston Museum

    Fans and patrons will enjoy a brand new train ride at the Hesston Steam Museum Memorial Weekend – Glacier Pass. This opening celebrates 150 years of the opening of the transcontinental railroad.      Long over due, the volunteers at Hesston Steam were busy working on a new attraction at the museum. The work entailed lowering…

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Country Jam Music Festival – Hobart

    The Hometown Country Jam Music Festival will take place at the Brickie Bowl in Hobart, Indiana on June 1st, 2019!       The all-day festival showcases five performances, which includes four national touring country music stars. There will also be one Northwest Indiana local act!       Country music legend, Montgomery Gentry featuring Eddie Montgomery, headlines the…

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Challenger Learning Center to Host Earth, Sea and Sky Day Community Open House

Families invited to attend open house in celebration of National Astronomy Day and Earth Day Hammond, IN (April 9, 2019) – The Challenger Learning Center of Northwest Indiana invites families to attend their annual community Open House on Saturday, April 27th in celebration of National Astronomy Day and Earth Day. Doors will open at 10:00…

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Life & Times of Amphibians

Special guest and Indiana University professor Spencer Cortwright  brings to life amphibians of the dunes as he illustrates their life cycle, habitat, identification, mating, egg-laying, and their tribulations in his powerpoint presentation. Spencer Cortwright, Professor of Biology at Indiana University Northwest, presents a slide show:  LIFE AND TIMES OF MIDWESTERN AMPHIBIANS.   Professor Cortwright teaches ecology,…

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Explore the Southshore April 27th

    The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.       This year, families will enjoy a mascot themed event, complete with visits from area mascots and a special…

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New Reservations System for Indiana Dunes Campsites & Shelters

     The National Park Service is proposing a reservation system for 11 picnic shelters and 34 campsites at Indiana Dunes National Park. A reservation system will allow visitors to plan their camping trips and picnics at the national park up to six months in advance.      Currently, all picnic shelters in the park and all campsites…

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