Category Archives: Festivals

St. John Winter Fest

     The Winter Festival started in 1976 and has grown in making St. John into a community that comes together to enjoy the camaraderie of friends, family, and neighbors. The festival is a time for the Whiting/Robertsdale community to gather and reconnect with each other.           This year’s them is a spin on the Wild…

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Annual Winterfest in LaPorte Indiana – 2020

      The annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns the end of January  with many of the events enjoyed over the past years as well a couple new twists to bring a blast of winter fun to town.  Check back often for updates to the WinterFest line up!…

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Shelf Ice Brew Fest Coming to Michigan City

The 5th annual Shelf Ice Brewfest will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 1- 5pm, (VIP entry at noon), located outdoors on Franklin Street between 6th and 8th Streets to highlight the best brew masters in the Great Lakes Area. Craft brewers from Indiana, Michigan, and beyond will be pouring their delicious concoctions…

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Northwest Indiana Breweries

For Area Craft Beer Festivals, CLICK HERE! Northwest Indiana Craft Beer Spots to Check out by David Wichlinski      Many of Northwest Indiana residents might be seeing a trend upwards in the micro-brewery output in the Region. This rise in business can be attributed to an influx of trendy microbreweries popping up all over Lake,…

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Winter Wonderland January 13th, 2018

   The event, sponsored by the Association for the Wolf Lake Initiative (AWLI), is free to the public. The morning session will be held at the Environmental Education Center, 2405 Calumet Ave., Hammond. The afternoon session will be held at the visitor’s center at William W. Powers State Recreation Area, 126th Place and Avenue O,…

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Buckley Homestead

by Robin Black        Settled in 1849 by Irish immigrants who developed their land into a 150-head dairy farm and sold milk to the Chicago market in the early 1900’s. The farm grew in size from 79 acres to 520 acres as it passed through four generations.       In 1977, part of the homestead…

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Indiana Dunes Tourism Gives 2016 Grants

– Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, announced that it has selected 17 non-profit organizations and other groups to receive $33,000 in grant money to help promote their festivals and events, sporting competitions and other tourism-related initiatives during 2016. “The goal of the grant program is to help those who plan…

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