Category Archives: Special Events

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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 Thanksgiving Day the Portage Township YMCA will host its 21st Annual Turkey Trot.         On November 25, 2021, the Portage Township YMCA will host it’s…

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World Cultural Festival Returns to Valparaiso

    The 13th 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 19th, 2021. 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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How To Make the Most of Your Wedding Day

How To Make the Most of Your Wedding Day

While planning for the big day may seem overwhelming, your wedding is also the one time you get to devote an entire day to yourself. To that end, you’re likely endeavoring to make your wedding day as memorable and unique to you as possible. However, if you don’t know where to start, here’s how to…

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Come celebrate our numerous parks natural heritage and ecological diversity of northern Indiana.  The wetlands provide for a multitude of waterfowl species, great blue and green herons, as well as seasonal sand hill cranes. See how many you can find this Fall. Remember, the best color occurs following sunny days and cool, but not, freezing…

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Fall Festivals in Northwest Indiana

     Spend your Fall Weekends with the family for a weekend getaway in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s a Festival EVERY WEEKEND WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From Car Shows,Food Truck Festivals to concerts and parades, these events will have you enjoying your summer weekend ! Let us not forget tons of Fireworks,  Art…

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Octave Chanute Day at Indiana Dunes

     Learn about Octive Chanute, a pioneer of aviation who experimented with gliders in the dunes and contributed to the Wright brothers’ success.      Upon retirement retired from his engineering business in 1889, Chanute had the opportunity for more personal study and experiment in aeronautics.      In 1896 at Dune Park, Indiana, about 60…

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Hooked on Art Festival Returns To Chesterton Indiana

     It’s that time of year again for the coolest art festival of the season! Artists, art enthusiasts, and families of all shapes and sizes are invited to spend a beautiful Saturday listening to live music, eating delicious food, and enjoying interactive art activities.      The 10th Annual Hooked on Art Festival will be held…

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Aukiki Historical River Walk

     The Kankakee Valley Historical Society is excited to offer a new activity! The Aukiki River Walk guided tour.       This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about the significance of the Kankakee River marsh, garner new members and help raise funds for our Collier Lodge restoration.  …

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Railcats Baseball Hopes to Open Early July

Railcats fans all across Northwest Indiana have been wondering about the opening of the Railcats Basell Games this season. Loyal fans are anxious to get back in the stadium seats, but also know this year is questionable. Keep your fingers crossed that the Railcats hope of opening up Early July and extend the season thru…

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Coronavirus COVID-19 Cancellations & Closings

Coronavirus CANCELLATIONS: The virus has cancelled the 168th Lake County Fair, Pierogi Fest, Fourth of July parades and many other special events that make Northwest Indiana summers fun and a destination for hundreds of thousands. FESTIVALS: (In Order Of Occurance) Corkscrew and Brew, Rescheduled June 20th, 4-8pm, Chesterton Dyer Summerfest Cancelled. Jammin with the Dunes…

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