Category Archives: Valparaiso

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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Front Porch Music Festival,

Join us for the 6th annual Front Porch Music Festival, 2018 IN THE CASE OF RAIN WE WILL MOVE THE FESTIVAL UNDER THE URSCHEL PAVILION IN CENTRAL PARK!! $15 per ticket ($5 per child 12 & under) For the last 6 years we have tried to share with Northwest Indiana some of the things that…

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Prairie Magic Music Festival-

     The Prairie Magic Music Festival is an annual celebration of Rock, Americana, and Blues music that takes place each August.      This year, Los Lobos will headline the event. Additional artists for the day include Big Road, Robbie Fulks, and The Bottle Rockets.      Bring your lawn chairs and sun shades…

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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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Folds of Honor Car Show – Valpo

Save the Date! On May 25th, 2019 Currie Ford of Valparaiso will be hosting our annual Memorial Day Weekend Event to raise money for the Folds of Honor – Northwest Indiana (Facebook Link) Foundation! The car and truck show takes place from 11am – 3pm. Registration for the car and truck show starts at 9 am (…

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Earth Day Takes a Break – New Service Offered

     The Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction board agreed to cancel the Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration in April. The Porter County Expo Center, the venue the event has called home since 2012, will be wrapping up major renovations through May and will not be available.       “We did not find another venue that…

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Valpo Ice Rink Offers Extended Holiday Hours

     Valpo Parks ice rink will be offering extended holiday hours beginning at 12 noon, Thursday, December 20, 2018. Skate admission is $5 per person and skate rental is $4.  All ages and abilities are welcome.  Skate aids, ADA skate sled, lockers, skate sharpening and concessions available. Free helmet rental also available courtesy of Centier…

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