Category Archives: Special Events

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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Lansing Country Club Celebrates It’s 78th Anniversary & Welcomes You This Winter

Lansing Country Club offers more than just great golfing and would like to invite you and your family to celebrate their 78th Anniversary with them this winter. The restaurant is open Wednesdays – Saturdays this winter and best of all it’s open to the public during this time! The club offers an affordable menu &…

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Crown Point Opens New Skating Venue at Bulldog Park

     The City of Crown Point, Parks and Special Events Departments are excited to announce that Bulldog Park will be opening to the public for ice skating! The ribbon cutting took place at  Saturday, December 22nd prior to open skating at 6pm. Concessions will be available with plenty of hot chocolate and wintery treats.        The…

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January Shows at Munster’s Theatre at the Center

  – Theatre at the Center (TATC), the only professional theater company where you can Experience Broadway in Northwest Indiana, has confirmed the Special Events lineup for its 2019 Season. Ralph’s World (11 a.m. January 5) kicks off the 2019 Special Events Season. It’s the mega-fun musical planet where kids rock and dance to their…

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Annual Vegetable Growers Symposium

The Illiana Vegetable Growers Symposium will be held Tuesday, January 8, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST, at Teibel’s Restaurant, 1775 US 41, Schererville, Indiana. This symposium, sponsored by Purdue Extension and University of Illinois Cooperative Extension Service, offers commercial vegetable growers and market farmers opportunities to learn more about pest management, production…

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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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World Cultural Festival Returns to Valparaiso

The 10th 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 16th. 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 handicrafts,…

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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 7th Annual Hooked on Art Festival will be held on…

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St. Patrick’s Celebration in Crown Point

Mayor Uran’s Office of Special Events is planning for the biggest event of the year on March 17, 2019. The 12th  annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence at dusk featuring emergency vehicles, lit entries, Lake County Pipes and Drums, Grand Marshall Mayor David D. F. Uran, the Junior Grand Marshall Event Logo Contest…

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15th Annual Gardening Show – Porter County Expo Center

15th Annual Gardening Show Highlights The 2018 Gardening Show will be held on Saturday, January 27, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year’s theme is “Renovate! Repurpose! Revitalize!”  You won’t want to miss it. Some of the highlights include: A Seed & Bulb Exchange – quite possibly the largest on-site event of its type in…

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