Category Archives: Festivals

Hunger Hike 2021 Announced

Walk, run, or bike with the Food Bank of Northwest Indiana on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 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 our…

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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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PanoramaNOW is 35 Years Old

     “The continued success of the PanoramaNOW Entertainment News, located downtown Valparaiso Indiana, is in no small way a small feat. But with the support of our loyal repeat advertisers and the loyal readers who look forward to every issue, PanoramaNOW is just as popular today as it was thirty years ago,” stated Susie Young…

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Birding Festival 2021

     Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 13th – May 16th 2021 at the annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.        Start making plans for a return to #dunesbirding with the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, May 13-16, 2021. The 2021 event will be a hybrid/virtual event, with both in-person…

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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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Griffith Oktoberfest Is Back!

      The 4th Annual Griffith Oktoberfest kicks off in Central Park this weekend. The celebration begins Oct 2 from 4:30 – 11:00 p.m.; Oct 3 from noon to 11:00 p.m.; and Oct 4, 2020 from noon to 9:00 p.m. “We look forward to another successful Oktoberfest. We have expanded the seating area making…

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Chautauqua In the Dunes Is Happening!

Relive the cultural, educational, artistic, and historic experience of the 1880s-1920s Chautauquas. Based on the model of the Chautauqua Institute in New York, guests will experience lectures, interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, artistic performances, and a creative makerspace. Chautauqua in the Dunes brings together learners of all ages to explore and engage the mind, body, and…

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Westville Pumpkin Festival Still Happening with Changes

     After much thoughtful consideration, Westville Tri Kappa has made the decision to modify the Westville Pumpkin Festival for 2020. Due to the COVID19 crisis we will not be having vendors or entertainment this year. We have planned events that will allow us to follow CDC, state and local guidelines, while maintaining social distancing…

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Portage Brewfest Takes Place Outside

     Portage Brewfest is one of the few remaining Festivals that have not cancelled in 2020 in Portage Indiana. To keep it open, promoters continued to have the venue to be outside at the Portage Lakefront park Open Air Pavilion on Lake Michigan. The following changes have been made to keep the Special Event…

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Popcorn Festival is Cancelled – Valparaiso

After much consideration, the Popcorn Festival Committee along with the City of Valparaiso have decided it is best to cancel the 2020 Valparaiso Popcorn Festival (Official). This decision did not come lightly, please trust that they looked at every aspect and weighed every option. They thought of the vendors, parade participants, countless volunteers, staff, first responders…

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