Northwest Indiana Celebrates Labor Day!

     Spend your Labor Day Weekend with the family for a weekend getaway in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s a Festival EVERY WEEKEND WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From Car Shows,Food Truck Festivals to concerts and parades, these events will have you enjoying your summer weekend ! Let us not forget tons of Fireworks,  Art and Craft Fairs  AND CRAFT BEER
    You might also like the live Concerts and full fledged Festivals honoring our Nation’s Birthday on July 4th or our Nation’s Workers on Labor Day that have four full days held in Lowell Indiana, Hesston Steam Museum, and Michigan City Indiana. We even have lots of HISTORICAL EVENTS TOO!

FOR OUR COMPLETE LIST  Click Here (to see the updates!)
2020 Events To Be Added Soon!

 Whiting Symphony Orchestra’s FREE Patriotic Concert, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 1st 2019: with Fireworks, Whiting Lakefront Park Click here for more
 Arts on The Ave., Hammond, Indiana, Aug 31st, 2019 click here for more

       Portage All-Day Outdoor Music Concert! On Sunday, September 1st, enjoy the music of 3 Live Bands at Founders Square Park! Hear the music of Jerica Paliga, Jamrose, and Soundz of Santana. Concert-goers may wish to bring a blanket or lawn chair. Bring a picnic basket or purchase food and refreshments at Da Portable Rican. Also available will be Fresh Express Burgers food trucks, Diamond Dogs and Pizza, and a Wine/Beer tent by Clancy’s.
For shade, or If rain threatens, bring an umbrella: concerts will be held in all but violent weather. Visit the PTLEA website at

Join us as we celebrate the oldest-running Labor Day CELEBRATION in Indiana on Sunday Sept 1, 2019

SUNDAY: Kiddie Parade 12:15 – 1pm! Family Fun Activities at Liberty Park till 3pm.  Fireworks at Old Towne Square,  at dusk.
BIG PARADE: Monday, Sept 2nd at 10am
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Gary SouthShore Railcats Baseball Games!
Saturday August 31st: Game Starts at 4:10 , Special Event: Oktoberfest!
Sunday, September 1st: Game Starts at 6:10 – T-Shirt Giveaway!
Monday September 2nd, Game Starts at 1:10 –
More info Click here! 
Check out the Labor Day Special at the Mascot Hall of Fame! Click Here!

MORE LABOR DAY FESTIVITIES: Click Here to see the updates!
• Active Living Faire, Monday Sept. 2nd, 20 Mile Bike Ride, 5K walk and 5K Nature Walk, Click here
Marshall County Blueberry Festival in Plymouth Indiana (Fireworks)
Hesston Steam & Power Show in LaPorte,  IN Aug. 30th – Sept. 2nd, click here
   (complete with a photo gallery and travel tips)
Lowell Labor Parade & Fireworks, ( Fireworks) click here
• Taste of Duneland in Downtown Chesterton, Aug 31st. 2019 Click Here
Rock ’N’ Rail Street Festival: August 29th –  September 1,2019, ORClick Here

There are lots of Labor Day Celebrations in every city in Northwest Indiana, and we will update this page periodically. Final Updates will be made by August 31st – so check back often!

Northwest Indiana is home to many Family Fun Amusement Parks and Family Entertainment Centers with lots of things to do with kids that make the perfect getaway weekend for the family! Most of these venues have indoor arcades. You’ll want to visit Deep River Waterpark in the middle of Northwest Indiana, Inman’s Recreation Center in Valparaiso, Zao Island Amusement Center in Valparaiso, Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Fun Park (Schererville); Jak’s Warehouse (Indoor Theme Park – Highland area); Washington Park Zoo (Michigan City); Barker Mansion Museum (Michigan City) Friendship Botanic Gardens (Michigan City) and the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore Parks!   Just to name a few! Every city has a Splash Pad or Public Pool too!


If your kids like bounce house, you’ll find Five FunFlatables locations throughout Northwest Indiana that provide unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking. Click here for more!

Zao Island, Inman’s Recreation Center, Jaks Warehouse, Sky Zone, and Crown Point Fun Center, and Zig E’s Funland. All of these centers have arcade games, family games, fun food, and more. Click here for more!
Wolf Lake Aquatic Play Center, Wicker Park Memorial Splash Pad, Oasis Splash Pad, Central Park Plaza Splash Pad, Heron Lake Splash Pad, Hub Municipal Pool, Founders Square Splash Pad, Splash Pad at JeorsePark, just to name a few. Click Here)
Blast Camp Paintball, (Hobart) Sherwood Forest Paintball (LaPorte), and Team Combat Paintball (Merrivillville) (ages 13 up).  
Inman’s Recreation, Zao Island, Zig E’s, Crown Point Fun Center, Cedar Creek Family Golf Center and more! ( Click HERE)

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Buckley Homestead – Lowell
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Sue Baxter