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Parks & Recreation in Valparaiso, IN

We focus on providing the latest and best events in Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties. Here you will find wonderful events for parks and recreation in Valparaiso, IN. Want to stay up-to-date? Remember to bookmark our page and check out our other pages for theatre events, festivals, and more.

 

Upcoming Events

Date/Time Event
06/24/2021
7:45 am - 9:15 am
Campfire, Fireflys and Full Moon - Deep River Park
Deep River County Park, Hobart in
06/24/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
06/24/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
06/25/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
06/25/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Monthly Bike Party Parade
Festival Park, Hobart IN
06/25/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
06/26/2021
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Naturepalooza
Rogers Lakewood Park, Valparaiso IN
06/26/2021
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Acorn Concert Series
Taltree Arboretum & Gardens, Valparaiso IN
06/26/2021
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Movie Night at Sunset Hill County Park
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
06/27/2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Indiana Dunes Bird Walk
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
06/27/2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Munster Summer Concert Series
Munster Town Hall, Munster IN
06/29/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
06/29/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/29/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
06/29/2021
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
FREE Outdoor Movies Downtown Valpo
06/30/2021 - 07/30/2021
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fireworks on the Lakefront
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
06/30/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Concert in the Park - Laporte
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/01/2021
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown Point Summer Concert Series
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
07/01/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/01/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
07/02/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/02/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/03/2021
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
July 4th - Portage, Indiana
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/04/2021
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
July 4th Celebration
Urschel Field, Valparaiso IN
07/06/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
07/06/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/06/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/07/2021
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schererville Market - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
07/07/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Concert in the Park - Laporte
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/08/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/08/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
07/09/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/09/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/10/2021
6:15 pm
Thompson Square & Jerrod Niemann Concert at Bulldog Park
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
07/11/2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Second Sundays FREE Concert Series
Main Square Park, Highland IN
07/11/2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Munster Summer Concert Series
Munster Town Hall, Munster IN
07/13/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
07/13/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/13/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/14/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts in the Park Free Concerts - Wednesdays
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/14/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Concert in the Park - Laporte
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/15/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/15/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
07/16/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/16/2021
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown Point Summer Concert Series
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
07/16/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/17/2021
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sand Sculpture Contest
Indiana Dunes State Park Visitor Center, Chesterton IN
07/17/2021 - 07/22/2021
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown Point Summer Concert Series
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
07/20/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
07/20/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/20/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/21/2021
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schererville Market - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
07/21/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts in the Park Free Concerts - Wednesdays
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/21/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Concert in the Park - Laporte
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/22/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/22/2021
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Treasure Island at Munster Parks
Centennial Park Amphitheater, Munster IN
07/22/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
07/23/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/23/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/24/2021
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
LaPorte Fire Fighters Rock the Park
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/25/2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Munster Summer Concert Series
Munster Town Hall, Munster IN
07/27/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
07/27/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/27/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
07/28/2021
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cruise Nights At Wicker Park
Wicker Park Pavilion, Highland IN
07/28/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts in the Park Free Concerts - Wednesdays
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/28/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Concert in the Park - Laporte
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/29/2021
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown Point Summer Concert Series
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
07/29/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
07/29/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
07/30/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
07/30/2021
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Schererville Corn Roast
Redar Park, Schererville IN
07/30/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Monthly Bike Party Parade
Festival Park, Hobart IN
07/30/2021
6:00 pm - 9:15 pm
Summer Flashback Movies - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
08/03/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
08/03/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/03/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/04/2021
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schererville Market - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
08/04/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts in the Park Free Concerts - Wednesdays
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
08/04/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Concert in the Park - Laporte
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
08/05/2021
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown Point Summer Concert Series
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
08/05/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
08/05/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
08/06/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
08/08/2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Second Sundays FREE Concert Series
Main Square Park, Highland IN
08/08/2021
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Munster Summer Concert Series
Munster Town Hall, Munster IN
08/10/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
08/10/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/10/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/11/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Arts in the Park Free Concerts - Wednesdays
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
08/11/2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Concert in the Park - Laporte
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
08/12/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
08/12/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
08/13/2021 - 08/14/2021
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Touch of Dutch Festival
Spencer Park, Demotte IN
08/13/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
08/14/2021
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Prairie Magic Music Festival
Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso IN
08/17/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
08/17/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/17/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/18/2021
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schererville Market - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
08/19/2021
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown Point Summer Concert Series
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
08/19/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
08/19/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
08/20/2021 - 08/22/2021
9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Tour De LaPorte
Cummings Lodge in Soldiers Memorial Park, LaPorte IN
08/20/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
08/21/2021
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Pints in the Park, Highland Indiana
Wicker Park, Highland IN
08/24/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
08/24/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/24/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/25/2021
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cruise Nights At Wicker Park
Wicker Park Pavilion, Highland IN
08/26/2021
6:15 pm - 9:45 pm
Arts In the Park LaPorte Indiana
Fox Park, LaPorte IN
08/26/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
08/27/2021
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Market on the Square - Portage
Founders Square, Portage IN
08/27/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Monthly Bike Party Parade
Festival Park, Hobart IN
08/31/2021
10:30 am - 2:30 pm
Foodie Tuesdays
Unity Park, LaPorte IN
08/31/2021
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Portage Cruise Night at Woodland park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
08/31/2021
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Portage FREE Concerts in the Park
Woodland Park, Portage IN
09/01/2021
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schererville Market - 1st and 3rd Wednesdays
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
09/02/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
09/09/2021
7:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Wicker Park Summer Concerts
Wicker Park Gazebo, Highland IN
09/11/2021
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown Point Summer Concert Series
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
09/12/2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Humane Indiana's Paws in the Park
Munster Community Park, Munster IN
09/12/2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Second Sundays FREE Concert Series
Main Square Park, Highland IN
09/15/2021
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Schererville Market - 1st & 3rd Wednesdays
Sherwood Park, Schererville IN
09/16/2021
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown Point Summer Concert Series
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
09/22/2021
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cruise Nights At Wicker Park
Wicker Park Pavilion, Highland IN
09/24/2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hobart Monthly Bike Party Parade
Festival Park, Hobart IN
09/30/2021
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Crown Point Summer Concert Series
Bulldog park, Crown Point IN
10/09/2021
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Munster Ale Fest
Centennial Park Amphitheater, Munster IN
10/23/2021
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Highland's Trunk or Treat
Main Square Park, Highland IN
10/27/2021
3:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cruise Nights At Wicker Park
Wicker Park Pavilion, Highland IN

Local Business Directory

Indiana Welcome Center

Home 7770 Corinne Drive Hammond IN 46323 United StatesWork Phone: (219) 989-7979Work Phone: (800) 255-5253Website: http://www.southshorecva.com/about-south-shore/indiana-welcome-center/
Photo of Indiana Welcome Center

Biographical Info

nasa exhibit southshore cva hammond indianaStop by the Indiana Welcome Center if you are visiting the South Shore area or just passing through. While you stretch your legs, you can view the unique building structure, enjoy the different exhibits in the W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall and browse the gift shop.  You can also pick up a lot of information about all there is to see and do, not only in the South Shore area, but brochures from all over Indiana.

The building design encompasses some of the main, most memorable images of Northwest Indiana and uses them in the building language. The solution is as diverse as the community itself; its people, the natural environment, and man made developments.

The structure starts with the most dominant natural feature in our area, Lake Michigan. The large exhibition space is created with the form of stainless steel “waves” glistening in the sun. These waves crash into the undulating “sand dunes” which are juxtaposed to the industry; Steel denoted in the gray office form (second story) and the smoke stacks of the entry canopy. The natural terrain then rolls into the plains and farms, which is bordered to the south by the free flowing Kankakee river depicted in the south facade of the building.

From this, the composition has sculpted a structure that symbolically tells the story of the area, houses the necessary functions for the Welcome Center, and leaves one with an image unseen elsewhere.

Let us think of water, waves, sand dunes, industry, farming, rivers, and last of all, the people of our region. What we have is as unique and singular as the South Shore.

 Visit us at the Indiana Welcome Center to find:
  • Free Travel Brochures & Maps
  • Restrooms with Baby Changing Tables
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Gift Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Picnic Area
  • Pet Exercise Area
    Copies of PanoramaNOW Entertainment Magazines
    Location:

Off of I-80/94 on Kennedy Ave. South
7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond, Indiana

Hours:
Labor Day up to Memorial Day
Everyday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Summer – Memorial Day up to Labor Day
Everyday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm
(Building closes at 5:00 pm on July 4th)

Extended hours between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Call 800-ALL-LAKE or 219-989-7979 for exact times.

Days closed:
New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Phone:
219-989-7979 or 800-ALL-LAKE

AChristmasStory FlickW. F. Wellman Exhibit Hall6500 sq. ft. of contemporary exhibit space fashioned after the rolling waves of Lake Michigan. Varying exhibits from Model A Fords to “A Christmas Story” window displays to a steel-framed house have all called the Exhibit Hall home. Admission is FREE. Call 219-989-7979 for a complete schedule of upcoming events.

“A Christmas Story” Comes HomeEvery November and December, the Exhibit Hall hosts “A Christmas Story” Comes Home featuring window displays from Macy’s in New York, photos with Santa (see site for Santa dates and times), and themed events like the Oh Fudge Relay Race.

South Shore Gift Shop – temporarily closed for renovationsThe gift shop includes vintage South Shore Line posters, “A Christmas Story” movie memorabilia, Region Rat T-shirts, Albanese gummies plus Indiana and Chicago postcards, mugs, and key chains.

The In-Vision Theater
The theater is available for corporate meetings and group rentals. Contact us at 219-989-7770 to reserve a space.There are also five films available in the theater for visitors to watch by request. Films include “Everglades of the North,” a 24-minute documentary on the history of the Grand Kankakee Marsh; “Indiana Dunes: Child of the Northwest Wind,” an orientation film to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore; US Steel “Big Stuff: Earth,” a short film covering steel manufacturing; ArcelorMittal’s “Forging Ahead,” an exploration of the steelmaking process; and a unique view of The Pig Adventure at Fair Oaks Farms.
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