Category Archives: Special Events

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Front Porch Music Fest Sunday, July 17th

      There’s a Full line up of live music, drinks, Food and Kid’s Activities at the Front Porch Music Festival held downtown Valparaiso on Sunday, July 17th. Bring You Own Lawn Chairs for concerts. FEATURING: Big Dune Ave – 4:30 pm Michael Kelsey Band – 7:30pm Crawpuppies – 8:30pm Rito – 5:45 pm…

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Portage LIVE Gears Up for 2022 Concert Season

Every Tuesday night, 6 to 7:30 pm, beginning June 7, Portage LIVE! has a free concert for YOU! Indoors at Oakwood Hall at Portage’s Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road in Portage, admission to these performances is absolutely free. Open seating, as well as food concessions, a cash bar, and a car show before and during the music…

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Railcats Baseball 2022 Season Has New Ticket Offers

     Tom Walraven and Zach Welz are two key pieces from last year’s roster are returning to the Gary Southshore RailCats for the 2022 season.     Meet the New 2022 Railcats Baseball Team – See Every Player, Their Position, And Where They Played Before. See NEW Coach, and ALL the Players and Their…

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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 18th, 2022. 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 11th Annual Hooked on Art Festival will be held…

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