Category Archives: Tourism Information

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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Lake Michigan Beaches

A local quiet but majestic attraction is Mount Baldy, just off U.S. 12 in Michigan City, named for the lack of plant life on its dunes. For you history buffs, just east of Mount Baldy is the former site of the famed Hoosier Slide, the once 194-foot sand dune and tourist attraction whose sand was…

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Stanley Cup is Came to Valpo!

The most coveted trophy in sports, the iconic Stanley Cup, came to Valparaiso’s William E. Urschel Pavilion, Thursday, July 26; 4:00-6:00  p.m.  Washington Capitals head coach Todd Reirden, who called Valparaiso home for more than a decade, and wife Shelby, a Valparaiso High School graduate, will be bringing the cup back to the area to…

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Blueberry Picking in Northwest Indiana

One of the 3 Major SuperFoods That Will Change Your Life and Health is blueberries. Steven Pratt, M.D., is a renowned authority on the role of nutrition and lifestyle in disease prevention. He is a senior staff ophthalmologist at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, CA. Kathy Matthews has co-authored several health and medical bestsellers,…

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Paderewski Statue Dedicated at Friendship Botanic Gardens

     A new bronze bust of Polish statesman, composer, and politician Ignacy Jan Paderewski was welcomed into the Polish Garden during a dedication ceremony held May 20th at the Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, Ind.      The project and event were sponsored by the Polish Heritage Association of Michigan City.        The original bust…

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New Market Opens in Westville June 2nd

   A new market is opening in Westville Indiana called the “Market on Main.” It is comprised of local entrepreneurs with a Vintage and Artisan focus. Folks are invited to walk down Main Street in Westville, Indiana and enjoy artisan + vintage vendors along with local craft beer + wine! This Market is an annual…

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Birding Festival Keynote Banquet Dinner

Indiana Dunes Birding Festival Keynote Dinner May 19      Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 17-20 at the fourth annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.  The festival is a partnership with the state’s major environmental groups highlighting the Indiana Dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a…

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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, 2018. The 11th  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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Super Shrine Circus Comes To LaPorte

The all-new Carden International Circus is coming to town! Experience all the things you know and love about the circus and be amazed by things you’ve never seen before! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the world have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is…

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Taltree Changes Name To Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest

by Sue Baxter    The Board of Directors of Taltree Arboretum and Taltree’s Founders have reached an agreement to change the name of Taltree to Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest, named after founders Damien and Rita Gabis. The Taltree board and founders will donate the 300 plus acres to the university in exchange for Purdue…

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