Category Archives: Tourism

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 12-15, 2022 at the 8th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership with the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education…

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Horizon Bank Gives $20,000 to Friendship Botanic Gardens

Horizon Bank has demonstrated its commitment to the Northwest Indiana community by donating $20,000 to Friendship Botanic Gardens (FBG). On November 29th, Steve Kring, the Laporte County Market President for Horizon Bank, officially presented a check to the FBG board of directors. Horizon’s gift will fund the creation of a new garden dedicated to cancer…

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New Years Eve – Echoes of Pompeii

This event is one of the biggest New Year’s Eve events in the Northwest Indiana area.  It is a concert by the popular Pink Floyd tribute band Echoes of Pompeii, plus a laser light show, and there is a buffet dinner option.  There will be a countdown at Midnight as well. Theatre at the Center’s…

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Christmas Behind the Scenes at Barker Mansion

     Have you toured Michigan City’s Barker Mansion in the past but were left wondering what was behind closed doors? Guided Curator Tour – Tickets $18.00 & $15.00 will be held December 8th, 10th, 15th & 17th, 2021 offers guests a look at the typically off-limits spaces of the historic home. The two-hour tour…

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New Year’s Eve in Northwest Indiana

     Spend your New Year’s Eve celebrating in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s an event for everyone WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From to special concerts to Fireworks, these events will have you ring in the New Year in style! Home of the Indiana Dunes in Northwest Indiana, we feature Events in Lake, Porter and…

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Winter Lights Drive Thru – Sunset Hill Park

       Don’t forget that the Winter Lights Drive renamed Holiday Lights Drive Thru is open nightly at Sunset Hill Park from dusk thru 9 pm Nov. 19th, 2022 through January 1st, 2023 – FREE!  The drive thru features a lighting of a display of myriad, dazzling light displays throughout the park.      The light…

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Washington Park Holiday Drive Thru – Michigan City

The Washington Park Festival of Lights is held each year in Michigan City, Indiana during the month of December and continues through the first week of January with special events held on the first Saturday of December, (drive-thru continues through the first week in January . Lights come on at dusk and stay on until…

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A Christmas Story Comes Home

A Christmas Story Comes to Indiana Welcome Center

The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond opened “A Christmas Story Comes Home” exhibit  Sat. Nov. 12th, 2022 which runs through Dec. 30th, 2022. presented by The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority, the popular exhibit, showcases a variety of scenes that people will recognize from the beloved 1980s film “A Christmas Story.”       The…

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Holiday Express returns to Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Taltree Arboretum & Gardens will be hosting Holidays in the Depot every weekend in December before Christmas. All Aboard the Holiday Express! Saturdays in December celebrate the holidays with your little ones at Taltree. Children come in their pajamas and enter a wonderland of trains with Taltree’s signature Train Tree, gingerbread and peppermint villages, and…

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Christmas at Barker Mansion – Michigan City

     An annual holiday tradition, Michigan City’s Barker Mansion will open its Christmas decorated rooms to the community for viewing in December 2nd, 2022 for the first time since it was newly remodeled in 2022. Popular traditions from the past will return throughout the month with standard tours and Glowing Lights Nights on Saturdays!…

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