Category Archives: Valparaiso

Popcorn Festival is Cancelled – Valparaiso

After much consideration, the Popcorn Festival Committee along with the City of Valparaiso have decided it is best to cancel the 2020 Valparaiso Popcorn Festival (Official). This decision did not come lightly, please trust that they looked at every aspect and weighed every option. They thought of the vendors, parade participants, countless volunteers, staff, first responders…

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Funflateables is Fun for Families

      Funflatables, has locations in Valparaiso, Merrillville, Michigan City, Dyer, and Hebron. The FunFlatables’ Party-n-Play centers are your #1 family entertainment center for indoor, climate-controlled, all-occasion parties and FUN.      Visit one or ALL of their unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have. Featuring continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking…

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A Close Encounter with Nature

     Ogden Gardens is a local treasure that is often overlooked. It is a quick and close encounter with Nature because it is located in the heart of the Valparaiso business district with a very close easy access parking area. For local residents it’s an easy bike ride or walk. Odgen Gardens is on…

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Porter County Fair Cancelled

     The Porter County Fair scheduled to run July 23rd thru Aug. 1 2020 has been cancelled.       The Grandstand was scheduled to feature top-notch entertainment every evening of the Porter County Fair. Other than first-class concerts you can experience planned was the Fireworks, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, Horse Shows and more! “A fair…

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Gabis Arboretum is Open With FREE Entry!

Gabis Arboretum is NOW OPEN! From 8am – 7 pm daily, Admission is currently free, See below for more information Tired of being cooped up at home? Come visit! The arboretum’s 300 acres provide ample opportunity to explore nature while maintaining a safe distance from others. Bring a picnic, hiking shoes or find a comfy…

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Valparaiso Lab Offers Testing To Anyone

     Great Lakes Labs is proud to provide COVID-19 confirmatory testing to the Northwest Indiana community. The test can determine infections in individuals showing symptoms and those who are asymptomatic. According to the lab, a doctor’s order is not needed, nor does the person seeking the testing need to be showing symptoms,      The test…

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Hike The Secret Moraine Nature Preserve

by Andie Renner-Miller      We did this hike back when it was snow covered as it was listed as a good hike to do in the snow. This preserve was a good reminder that it doesn’t need to be warm out to take a good hike. We found only one area that may be difficult…

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Indiana to Offer 50 Free Test Sites for Covid-19

Indiana Gov. Holcomb announced Tuesday, April 28th that OptumServe Health Services will open 20 COVID-19 sites across the state to begin large-scale testing for Hoosiers in the next week. In the next seven days, 20 testing sites will open in Indiana National Guard armories, and an additional 30 testing sites will open in the next…

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Valpo Parks To Open Up Golf

     Creekside Golf Course and Forest Park Golf Courses are scheduled to open!  Valpo Parks staff has been working on best practice protocol to re-open Creekside and open Forest Park within a phased approach for the safety of customers and staff.      They have also now acquired Personal Protection Equipment that is appropriate…

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Inman’s Recreation Center

 Inman’s Recreation Center, Valparaiso Indiana       Inman’s offers the finest in recreational activities, excellent food and drink, as well at the capability of hosting any size event.      Inman’s has something for everyone –  32 Lanes Bowling, Glow Bowling, and 8 Pool tables (Billiards). Families will enjoy  the Video Game Arcade, Roller Skating, 18 Hole…

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