Category Archives: Tourism

Valparaiso Art Festival

    The Valparaiso Art Festival will showcase the talents of more than 80 juried artists and artisans from across the nation on June 29th and June 30th, 2019. The festival will take place in the downtown area right adjacent to their new development, Central Park Plaza, and along a vibrant tree-lined streets and nestled amongst…

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City of Valparaiso Wins Bicycle Friendly Award

     Valpo Parks is pleased to announce that the City of Valparaiso has been named a Bronze Bicycle Friendly Community by The League of American Bicyclists.  Valparaiso joins only ten other communities in the State of Indiana and is the only Northwest Indiana community with recognition.        Mayor Jon Costas announced the award at the…

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Canterbury Summer Theatre Announces 2019 Season

     Canterbury Summer Theatre, one of the Midwest’s oldest professional summer companies, is pleased to announce its 51st season of award-winning plays and musicals, with weekly performances beginning June 12 through August 3.      Drawing on talent from throughout the country, the Canterbury Resident Company will present audiences with a summer slate packed with comedy,…

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Explore the Southshore April 27th

    The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.       This year, families will enjoy a mascot themed event, complete with visits from area mascots and a special…

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Prairie Magic Music Festival-

Sunday, August 11th, 2019,   1pm-8pm    rock, bluegrass, folk, Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 N. Meridian Rd., Valparaiso www.portercountyparks.org 465-3586.

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New Reservations System for Indiana Dunes Campsites & Shelters

     The National Park Service is proposing a reservation system for 11 picnic shelters and 34 campsites at Indiana Dunes National Park. A reservation system will allow visitors to plan their camping trips and picnics at the national park up to six months in advance.      Currently, all picnic shelters in the park and all campsites…

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The Blues Are Coming to Spring Out to Sunset Festival

Join Porter County Parks for a celebration of spring at Sunset Hill Farm amphitheater. This blues-inspired concert takes place at the conclusion of our annual Spring Out to Sunset festival on Saturday, May 18th. Joseph Mojo Morganfield isn’t just any newcomer to the Chicago Blues music scene. As the youngest son of legendary artist Muddy…

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Easter in Whiting, Indiana

Hop into the Easter spirit and bring the kids out to enjoy the annual Easter Parade!  It’s a bright, colorful, and fun way to begin the Easter holiday. The Parade is at 2p.m. Saturday, April 13.  The route begins at the Whiting YMCA and ends in front of City Hall.  If your organization or business…

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Indiana Dunes is NOW a National Park!

The 15,000-acre Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore that has 15 miles of beach area along Lake Michigan was re-designated by President Donald Trump as America’s 61st national park – the first national park in Indiana. Previously the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore was one of 418 “national park units.” Now it is part of an elite group of…

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Shutdown Affects On Indiana Dunes

Due to the current government shutdown, you may have questions about their services. During the shutdown the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, as it always is. However, there will be no visitor services, scheduled programs or events. All offices and contact stations will be closed, and parking…

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