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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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Lake Michigan Beaches

    Northwest Indiana is home to miles and miles of sandy beaches along Lake Michigan. There are 14 different beaches from Whiting to Michigan City. Below is a description for your enjoyment. If you go, remember to use sunscreen and have flip flops the sand is very hot. For A Complete List of Area Splash…

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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…

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Paderewski Statue Dedicated at Friendship Botanic Gardens

   The Irish Garden Committee is excited to officially announce the launch of a new campaign to grow and develop the Irish Heritage Garden at Friendship Botanic Gardens! Join us at a cocktail party from 5:00-7:00pm CDT on Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at Long Beach Country Club. We need your help to build what promises to be…

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Market On Main Returns in Westville June 1st

   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

       Start making plans for a return to “dunes birding” with the Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, May 12-15, 2022. Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 12-15 at the eighth annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.    More information is available at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, 1215 N. State…

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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, 2022. The 15th  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…

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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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Gabis Arboretum

    Gabis Arboretum (formerly Taltree,) is home to one of the most diverse oak collections in the nation, welcomes nearly 50,000 guests annually to its beautiful vistas, diverse landscape and six miles of hiking trails. Damien and Rita Gabis made an initial purchase of land on the site in 1990. With additional land purchases…

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