Category Archives: Porter County

A September Christmas Festival

     In an effort to help provide Porter County families in Need during the holidays, a fundraiser has been planned for Saturday, September 7th at Founders Square in Portage Indiana called “A September Christmas Festival.      There will be a full day of festivities to help raise money for Christmas gifts and meals for families…

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City of Valparaiso Wins Bicycle Friendly Award

     Valpo Parks is pleased to announce that the City of Valparaiso has been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists.  Valparaiso joins only ten other communities in the State of Indiana and is the only Northwest Indiana community with recognition.        Mayor Jon Costas announced the award at the…

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Swale Music Fest Returns to Michigan City, Indiana

    The Michigan City Mainstreet Association is excited to announce the second annual Swale Music Festival at Charles R. Westcott Park – located at 400 E. Michigan Blvd. in Michigan City, IN.     The festival takes place on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Gates open at 1:00 p.m. and music takes place from 1:15 p.m. to…

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Prairie Magic Music Festival-

     The Prairie Magic Music Festival is an annual celebration of Rock, Americana, and Blues music that takes place each August.      This year, Los Lobos will headline the event. Additional artists for the day include Big Road, Robbie Fulks, and The Bottle Rockets.      Bring your lawn chairs and sun shades…

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Earth Day Takes a Break – New Service Offered

     The Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction board agreed to cancel the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration in April. The Porter County Expo Center, the venue the event has called home since 2012, will be wrapping up major renovations through May and will not be available.       “We did not find another venue that…

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Portage Turkey Trot – A Thanksgiving Tradition

     Thanksgiving for most, is a day filled with family, food and giving thanks. For the Portage Township YMCA, Thanksgiving is all of that and so much more. On November 22, 2018, the Portage Township YMCA will host its 18th Annual Turkey Trot. Proceeds from this event will benefit their Annual Support Campaign. The Y…

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New Observation Deck at Sunset Hill Park

A new wetland observation deck at Sunset Hill Farm County Park is ready for visitors. Located on the northeast side of the pond, the viewing platform provides access for birdwatching and observing wetland wildlife. It will also serve as a place to provide educational programming about wetland plants and animals, which has become a popular…

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New Construction of Silo at Sunset Hill Begins

     A new silo-themed program center at Sunset Hill Farm County Park has officially started construction. The 700 square-foot building, which pays homage to the history of Sunset Hill as a former farm, will provide space for additional programming as well as venue rentals. The decision to construct the silo was prompted by increases in…

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World Cultural Festival Returns to Valparaiso

    The 11th Annual World Cultural Festival will transform Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza into a colorful spectacle of cultural diversity from 12 noon to 5pm on Sunday, September 15th, 2019. Sponsored by The Valparaiso International Center (The VIC), the family-friendly event will feature music and dance from around the world, great shopping for international art and…

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Summer Music Fest – Portage

     Enjoy a Sunday of fabulous FREE live musical entertainment– right here in Portage, Indiana, at the first big music fest of summer 2019, outdoors at Founders Square Park!         Part of the 2019 Portage Summer Music Series, Founders Square three-band concert fests will be held the first Sunday of June, July, August and…

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