Category Archives: Valparaiso

Central Plaza – Downtown Valparaiso

       The newest of Valparaiso’s Parks venue, Central Plaza is located in downtown Valparaiso and offers plenty of space for weddings, group services, special events, entertainment needs and much more.      Central Plaza features include the Porter Health Amphitheater and lawn, splash-pad water play area, handicap-accessible restrooms, and a seating capacity of 150.…

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Front Porch Music – Valparaiso

There are five places in Valparaiso Indiana where you can find local concerts. PanoramaNow has covered these venues on an ongoing basis over the years and been at these venues for the past thirty-five years. Front Porch Music      Front Porch Music hosts several concerts a year, usually on Saturday nights at 8:00pm (note –…

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Valparaiso’s Own, Angie Shriner, appears in “Oedipus Rex” – Review by Carol Moore

**** Recommended**** Court Theatre’s production of “Oedipus Rex” is powerful, gripping and ultimately poignant. I’m sure everyone is familiar with the word ‘Oedipus” but I wonder how many have actually read it. Written by Sophocles, it was first performed in about 429 BC as part of a trilogy. I must say, this most tragic of…

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Valpo Tree Lighting & Winter Fest

Join Valparaiso Parks and Recreation as they kick off the holiday season with their annual Winter Fest! Visitors will enjoy caroling, figure skating performances by Midwest Training & Ice Center entertainment, photos with Santa, hot chocolate, and the lighting of the Central Park Plaza Christmas tree. The lights on the Holiday Tree will be officially…

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Krystina Coyne Named Managing Director at CTG

     After an extensive search, Chicago Street Theatre is proud to announce their new Managing Director, Krystina Coyne.      Krystina Coyne graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Theatre from Illinois State University. She has worked closely with the Illinois Shakespeare Festival, spending two seasons in audience services and graduating into managing group…

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Festival of the Owls Annual Event

     Do you love owls as much as we do? Join Humane Indiana Wildlife for a family-friendly day of wide-eyed, owl-themed fun at our 2nd Annual Festival of Owls event on October 26th from 9am to 5pm at the Porter County  4-H Building. Meet-and-greet our owl ambassadors, and be amazed as you learn about…

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Valparaiso Partners With South Shore Trains

     The  City of Valparaiso and the South Shore Line (SSL) have partnered to further connect public transportation in the City of Valparaiso. Starting August 1 the City of Valparaiso will be operating a new weekday shuttle. Try out the new service for FREE August 1 through October 31. Regular fare rates will apply…

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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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Valparaiso Author Writes Children’s Books

     Once Upon a Time. There was a Professional Author named Joslin Fitzgerald, who enjoyed writing magical stories for all boys and girls. And loving kids of all races, faiths, weights, shades, also looks on their faces, while writing her original fairy tales.      This sweet lady wanted to teach children of all shapes and…

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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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