Category Archives: Michigan City

4 Fun Tourist Destinations in Northwest Indiana

4 Fun Tourist Destinations in Northwest Indiana

Taking a trip this year is difficult with the necessary COVID-19 precautions, but there are ways for you to still get away. Whether you’re a Midwesterner looking to stay local or from farther away, northwest Indiana is a prime spot for outdoor fun. Peruse these four fun tourist destinations in northwest Indiana as you plan…

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Lyric in the Gardens – Michigan City

On Sunday, August 30 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. CDT, Friendship Botanic Gardens will be hosting the preseason of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as some of the biggest names in Chicago’s arts and culture scene will preview their 2020-2021 season. The event will include performances by Chicago Lyric Opera Ryan Center artists Kimberly Jones, Maia Surace,…

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Michigan City Beaches Remain Closed

On Thursday, August 13th, 2020, Mayor Parry extended his Executive Order to keep Washington Park, Fedder’s Alley and Senior Center closed due to Covid-19. In addition, he has ordered the temporary Closure of ALL BEACH ENTRANCES from Stop 2 through Stop 13 due to the large crowds that continue to congregate on the Lakefront violating…

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LaPorte Symphony To Perform First Concert of the Year

    On Sunday, August 23 from 6:30-7:45 p.m., the La Porte County Symphony Orchestra will perform in it’s first concert of the year at the sprawling meadows at Friendship Botanic Gardens for an enchanting evening for families and adults.      The LSCO, now in its 48th season, is a pillar of the performing…

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Healthcare Foundation of Laporte Indiana Awards Defibrillator Grants

– The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) takes great pride in offering both strategic and responsive grants to organizations within La Porte County. Beyond the cycle 1 2020 grants, the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte also awarded 34 Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs), cabinets and signage to 12 organizations. The following organizations were recognized at…

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The Antique Market of Michigan City is Now Open!

  The Antique Market of Michigan City announced its plans for the re-opening on July 4th weekend, 2020, at 3703 N.E. Frontage Road – I-94 & US 421, Michigan City, Indiana.     The Market boasts over 140 dealers with only fine antiques & collectibles, such as furniture, glassware, pottery, vintage clothing, estate jewelry, books, railroadiana, coins,…

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Indiana Dunes Hikers Asked to Use Designated Trails

The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department is asking that patrons use the designated trails (see attached) instead of using unmarked “social” trails.  Using “social” trails results in immediate and long-lasting damage to the dunes.  Several of the designated trails have beach mats for ease of use and access.  These beach mats are located on…

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Michigan City Senior Center to Open!

      The Michigan City Senior Center will plan to re-open on a limited basis, with limited staffing on Wed, July 15th, 2020.  There will be strict safety protocols and restrictions in place.  Safety protocols are as follows:  #1 IF YOU ARE SICK, STAY HOME! For activities at the Senior Center, at all times…

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New Paved Trails at Friendship Gardens

Over 2,900 feet of trails at Friendship Botanic Gardens were paved during the week of June 15th, 2020, which was made possible by a grant provided by the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte.    The goal was to provide more access to people that require mobility assistance, such as wheelchairs and walkers. The natural green…

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Funflateables is Fun for Families

      Funflatables, has locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron. The FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN.      Visit one or ALL of their unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have. Featuring continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking…

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