Category Archives: Kid Friendly

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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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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Michigan City Announces Snowflake Parade

With the Holiday Season quickly upon us, many thoughts turn to the holidays and the Snowflake Parade. The Mayor’s office of Special Events and the Michigan City Fire Department are proud to announce the return of Michigan City’s Snowflake Parade. The parade will take Place on Saturday, December 5th with a 4;00 kickoff. The route…

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Historic Barker Mansion Blackout Tours for Halloween

Discover the untold, spooky side of Michigan City history. You’ll be surrounded by darkness as you tour the mansion with a guide; there’ll be tea lights to illuminate your path. During this eerie evening, we’ll tell little-known stories of our city’s creepy past and relate never-before told stories about the mansion. The ghost of Diana…

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Lowell Labor Day Festival is ON – with Changes

   For over 100 years the Lowell Labor Day Festival has been a part of the Labor Day weekend festivities. The Labor Day weekend in Lowell is a tradition of the state as it incorporated the longest running Labor Day Parade in the state and the Festival has always kicked off the weekend with family…

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Hammond Dance Center Competes Virtually

   Every year, Michelle’s Dance Group goes to  Dance Competitions around Chicago. But with Covid-19, live, in person competitions were cancelled this spring. But they did get to compete in the Starboard National Talent Competition “virtually.’    All entries were recorded in the studio and sent to Starboard who live streamed them during the competition.…

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Sandy Showtunes Concert At Indiana Dunes

“Sandy Showtunes” presented by Supercharged Trio with the Reasoner Family Singers. Supercharged Trio is made up of three boys aged 8-14 from Dyer, IN who each play violin, ukulele, and other stringed instruments along with signing. The Reasoner Family Singers from Schererville join to round out this multi-generational night of Broadway on the Beach. Park…

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Fair Food Drive Thru at LaPorte Fairgrounds Returns in July

     County fairs were once places where the kids and the folks took a break from Mom’s healthy green beans, biscuits, and pot roast and indulged in hand-held novelties like corn dogs, burgers, soda pop and sno-cones.  Grandma bought a scrumptious blackberry pie and samples were given out after the judging took place. Back…

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Fun Activities for Kids to Do at Home

Fun Activities for Kids to Do at Home

When kids are stuck at home for a long time, they can start to feel bored or spend too much time sitting in front of the computer or TV. You may want to find things for them to do that are more engaging and still enjoyable, but you might be at a loss for ideas.…

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