Category Archives: Kid Friendly

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Visit the Indiana Dunes State Park This Summer!

  Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches and more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Create your own latest and greatest tales from the dunes, such as the 3 Dune Challenge and lots of THINGS TO DO at the Indiana Dunes…

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The Indiana Dunes “3 Dune Challenge”

     Visitors from all over the world have embarked on the adventure at the Indiana Dunes Stae Park called the “3 Dune Challenge.” It’s one of the most memorable activities that vacationers remember about their visit to Northwest Indiana.      The “challenge” is an epic climb up the three tallest sand dunes at…

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July 4th

        This year, 2021, some events have been cancelled. Below are the July 4th Celebrations in Northwest Indiana, and we will update this page periodically.   PLEASE NOTE:  2020 CELEBRATIONS are in Red, 2021 Celebrations are in Blue      CEDAR LAKE Summerfest, July 2nd – July 5th, 2021 free admission, ($5 parking…

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Portage Indiana Announces July 4th Activities

The city’s Fourth of July Celebration – it’s back!        It is those Heroes Among Us we will be celebrating during the 2021 Portage Fourth of July festivities, including the health care workers, retail employees, teachers, volunteers, first reponders, restaurant workers and so many others.      This year’s Fourth of July Celebration…

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Dyer Summerfest Back with a Bang!

     The 30th Annual Dyer Summer Fest will be at Pheasant Hills Park, Dyer, Indiana on June 10th – June 13th, 2021.  The Town of Dyer Special Events will be hosting Dyer Summer Fest “30th Anniversary” at Pheasant Hills Park starting on Thursday, June 10th and running through Sunday, June 13th, 2021. The Dyer Summer Fest is the Town’s Fest…

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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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Hammond Hosts Springtime Pawp-Up

Join us at this free event in the month of National Pet Day at the Hammond Civic Center (5825 Sohl Ave.) on Saturday, April 17th from 10am – 3pm. Come and find your new fur baby while shopping local vendors & crafters. Concessions will be available for purchase. This event requires that all vendors and…

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Cinderella Returns by Indiana Ballet Theatre – 2021

     Indiana Ballet Theatre is proud to announce their performance favorite, Cinderella, for theirr spring ballet! Auditions were held in February and they have a very excited cast. Performance dates and locations: SCHEDULE: May 7th – Crown Point, IN May 13th – Munster, IN May 21-23 – Whiting, IN (Showtimes and tickets available online…

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Books, Brushes & Bands Celebrates 20 Year Anniversary

COVID-9 has brutally affected many around the world. BBB4E is no exception. With mandatory closing of schools and businesses, all spring and summer classes, performances, and events had to be canceled. This continued throughout the year with classes moving virtually. Despite best efforts through moving to virtual classes and pursuing grants, the loss of revenue…

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Indoor Sports You Can Play at Home

Indoor Sports You Can Play at Home

Right now, people are spending more time indoors due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although minimizing contact with lots of people is necessary for safety reasons, it can feel quite constricting as you try to figure out what to do to occupy your free time. Fortunately, there are many indoor sports you can play at home.…

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