Spend your Summer Weekends celebrating in Northwest Indiana. We guarantee there’s a Festival EVERY WEEKEND WITH TONS OF FAMILY FUN! From Car Shows, ice cream socials 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 !
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Folks 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!
• You’ll find RIDES like the Zipper, Gravitron, Flying saucer, Merry Go Round, Bumper Cars, Swinger, Tilt A Whirl, Mega Shot, Mighty Mac and more.
• You’ll find FOOD like Lebanese Foods, Elephant Ears, Pizza, Egg rolls, Cotton Candy, Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, roast beef, steakburgers, walking tacos, Chili Dogs, Ice Cream, Fried rice, pork sticks, roasted lamb, shish-ka-bob, Grecian chicken, Gyros and more.
• And ENTERTAINMENT like Middle of the Road; Dr. Feel Good and the 80’s Babies; Karoake with DJ; High Noon Country Band, AND Keenan Baxter, Grammy Contender Jazz Composer.
HERE’S A LIST OF SUMMER’S FESTIVALS AND EVENTS:
2022 Dates are in Red 2023 Dates are in Blue
• Michigan City Annual Food Truck Festival, May 28th and 29th, 2022 Click here
FIRST WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• Live in the Ville, June snd – 3rd, 2023 Hammond, Indiana (Hessville – Kennedy Ave) Click here.
• Queen of All Saints Parish Festival, Cancelled (Click Here)
• Swale Music Fest – Cancelled in 2022 click here
SECOND WEEKEND IN JUNE:
DYER INDIANA: Summerfest: June 9th – June 11th, 2023 over 800 acts, 1,000 performances, 12 stages, food, interactive activities, festival! Bike Parade: Wednesday June 7th 2023 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, part of Dyer Summerfest! 219-865-2505. FIREWORKS on Sunday!
• Celebrate Schererville, June 7th – June 11th 2023 Click here (Beer Garden, parade, Shows)
• St. James Parish Fest, June 15th – 17th CLICK HERE!
THIRD WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• Naturepalooza, Valparaiso, June 25, 2023 Rogers Lakewood Park. Click here for more
• North Judson Mint Festival – June 16th – 18th 2023 Click Here
• Midsummer Celebration, June 25th, 2023 1-4pm at Indiana Dunes, Click Here
• St. Demetrios Greek Food Fest, – June 24 & 25, 2023 11am – 8pm, Click here.
• Vet Fest – Lake Station, June 23 – 24, 2023 click here
FOURTH WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• St. Thomas More Food and Music Festival, Munster, June 23- 25th, 2023 click here.
• Civil War Railroad Days, June 24th -25th, 2023, LaPorte, (Hesston Steam Museum) click here.
• Rhythm & Soul Fest, June 17th 2023 East Chicago, click here
LAST WEEKEND IN JUNE:
• Fireworks on the Lakefront, July 1st, 2023, Chesterton, Indiana click here.
• St. Iakovos Greek Fest, Drive Thru only, Valparaiso See their facebook page
• Broad Street Blues and BBQ Festival, June 23rd – 25th, 2023, Griffith, Click Here.
• Valpo Blues And BBQ – Friday, June 23rd, 2023.
• Valparaiso Art Festival, June 25th – 26th, 2023. click here
FIRST WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Highland 4th of July Festival, Highland, June- July 4, 2023 Click here
• Cedar Lake Summerfest , July 1st – July 4th, 2023 (Fireworks).
• Michigan City’s Big Parade, July 1st 2023 Click Here
• Fireworks at Washington Park, July 4th, 2023 Michigan City, Indiana.
• Red, Wine and Brew Festival, June 30th – July 2nd 2023, LaPorte, Indiana Click here for more.
• St John Freedom Fest, July 3rd, 2023, 3pm – 10pm, Click here
• Greek Fest, St. Constantine & Helen, Merrillville, Drive Thru Only, July 7- 9th, 2023 Click here.
• July 4th Festivals, Click Here for More.
NEXT WEEKEND IN JULY:
• St. John Festival, July 6th – 9th, 2023 click here .
• Nativity Fest, Portage, Indiana, July 6th – 9th in 2023 Click here.
• Salsa in the Park, Sat. July 8th 2023, Click here
• LaPorte County Fair, July 8th – 15th, 2023 Click here
• Region Eats Food Festival, (Formerly The Grape Escape), Munster, July 15th, 2023 Click Here.
• Festival of the Lakes @ Wolf Lake, Hammond, July 11th – 16th, 2023 Click here.
• Sand Sculpture Fest, Indiana Dunes, July 15th, 2023 Click here
• Portage Historical Festival: Portage, Changed to Ice Cream Social Click here
• St George Greek Festival – July 13th – 16th, 2023 Schererville Click Here
• Front Porch Music Festival – July 17th, Valpo, Click Here Click here (for map).
• Beyond the Beach Music Fest, CANCELLED in 2023 Michigan City, Click here
NEXT WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Touch a Truck Munster, July 21st 2023
• Taste of Crown Point, July 21st and 22nd 2023 Click here
• Park Full of Art, Griffith, Indiana, July 15 – 16 2023 Click here
• Valparaiso Food and Wine Festival, July 22 2023
Advance Tickets Only This event is Not open to the public.
• Touch A Truck, Sunset Hill County park, July 15th, 2023 Click Here
• Venetian Nights, July 22nd 2023 Hammond Marina, Click here.
LAST WEEKEND IN JULY:
• Pierogi Fest in Whiting, Indiana, July 28th – 30th, 2023 Click Here For More!
• Schererville Corn Roast, Friday, July 28th., 2023 Click here
• St. Sava Serb Fest – Serb Fest, Merrillville, July 28- 30th, 2023 click here
• Lakefest 3 Day Festival (NEW) July 28th – July 30th 2023 Click here
• New Carlisle Hometown Days, July 28 – 30th, 2023 click here.
• St. Sava Serbfest, Merrillville, July 28th – 30th, 2023 Click here
• Porter County Fair, July 20th – 29Th, 2023 Click Here
FIRST WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• Hegewisch Fest, – August 5th, 2023 Downtown Hegewisch Click Here
• St. John Dyer Corn Roast – Aug 4th 2023 Click here
• St. Michael Family Fun Fest, Aug 5th 2023, ONLINE ONLY Click here
• Kiwanis Corn Roast, Valparaiso, August 5th, 2023 Click HERE
• Vet Fest Bike Ride in South Haven, Legion Post 502, Aug 5th, 2023 CLICK HERE
• Taste of Michigan City, Indiana, Aug. 5th 2023 Click here
• Gary Air Show, Aug. 5th & 6th, 2023 Click here for Full Description
• Lake County Fair, Crown Point Indiana, August 4th – 13th, 2023 CLICK HERE
• Chesterton Art Fair, Chesterton, Indiana August 5TH & 6TH, 2023, CLICK HERE .
• Leprechaun Hunt, LaPorte, Aug 4th, 2023 Click Here.
• Fusic Fest – East Chicago, Aug 4th, 5th, & 6th 2023 Click Here
SECOND WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• Touch of Dutch in Demotte, Indiana, August 12, 2023 CLICK HERE
• Hanna Fest, August 12th & 13th, 2023 Hanna Indiana, Click here.
• Beatles Fest X in Hammond, August 11th – 12th, 2023 CLICK HERE
• Turkeypalooza at Central Park in Valparaiso, Fri. Aug. 12 2023 CLICK HERE
• Rockopelli Music Fest, Griffith, Aug. 12th 2023 Click here
• Laporte Air Fair, Aug 12th & 13th 2023 Click here
• Pints in the Park – Craft Beer Fest at Wicker Park, Highland, Aug 12, 2023 Click here
THIRD WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• Kielbasa Fest, East Chicago, Aug 19th, 2023, Click HERE
• Western Days, Griffith, Now Carnival Rides Aug 17th – 20th , 2023, CLICK HERE
• Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival, Michigan City, Aug 19 – 20, 2023 Click here
• Hobart Lakefront Festival August, August 17th – 20th, 2023 Click here
• Keilbasa Fest, East Chicago, Aug 19th, 2023, Click HERE
FOURTH AND LAST WEEKEND IN AUGUST:
• Annual Kouts Pork Fest, Aug. 26TH, 2023 Click Here for more!
• Brewski Festival, August 25th 2023 Click here
• Valpo Car Show, Sunday, Aug 27th, 2023 Click here
• Mill Pond Festival, Union Mills, AUG 27th & 28th, 2023 Click Here for MORE
• Fox park Music Fest – LaPorte Aug 27th, 2022 Click HERE
LABOR DAY WEEKEND:
For Full Event List on Labor Day Weekend, Click HERE!
• Lowell Labor Day Festival, SEPT 2nd – 4TH, 2023, See Complete Schedule of Events HERE!
• Rock ’N’ Rail Street Festival, Downtown Griffith, Indiana, Sept 1- 3th, 2023 Click here/.
• Hesston Steam & Power Show SEPT. 2nd – 5TH, 2022 in LaPorte, click here.
• Oktoberfest – Michigan City, (NEW) Sept. 1st – 4th, 2023 Click here
• Blueberry Festival, September 1st – 4th 2023, Plymouth Indiana.
• Lake Station Fall Festival, September 6 7th, TBD
SECOND WEEKEND IN SEPTEMBER:
• Chellberg Farm Fun (previously Apple Fest) at
• Outdoor Festival – Indiana Dunes, Sept. 10th & 11th, 2022
• Monarch Music Fest, Michigan City, Sept. 16th, 2023 Click here
• Bacon Fest, September 16th, 2023 Click Here
• Whiting Empanada Fest, Sept. 16, Click here
• Door Village Harvest Festival, Sept 9th & 10th, 2023 Click Here
• Apple Fest at Garwood Orchards, Sept 10th and 11th, Click Here
• Valparaiso Popcorn Festival, Sept 10th, 2022 7am – 6:30 pm, Click here.
• Ike Fest. Sept 9th – 11th, 2022
• Food & Arts Festival, – Renamed Pop Up Art Experience, Crown Point. CLICK HERE
• BaconFest, Portage, Indiana, Sept 16th, 11am- 7pm, 2023
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• Garwood Apple Fest, Sept. 9th & 10th, 2023 Click HERE
• Ike Fest. Sept 9th – 11th, 2023
• Popcorn Festival Sept. 9th, 2023 CLICK HERE
• Monarch Music Fest, Sat. Sept 10th, 2023
• Door Village Fest, Sept. 9th, 2023
• Sunflower Festival, Sept. 16th, 2023
• Art Blitz, Sept. 16th, 2023
• Vino al Fresco Sept 16th, 2023 (NEW)
• World Cultural Fest, Sept. 17th, 2023
• Dyer Fall Festival, September 16th, CLICK HERE
• Scarecrow Fest, Wanatah, Sept 16th – 17th, 2023 CLICK HERE
• Westville Pumpkin Fest, Sept. 30th 2023
• Barktoberfest, Oct. 7th, 2023
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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 for the weekend! 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); Jaks Warehouse (Indoor Theme Park – Highland); Washington Park Zoo (Michigan City); Barker Mansion Museum (Michigan City) and the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore Parks! Just to name a few! Every City has a Splash Pad or Public Pool too!
FUN FILLED BOUNCE HOUSES:
If your kids like bounce house, you’ll find Five FunFlatealbes locations throughout Northwest Indiana that provide unique, year-round, soft inflatable playgrounds where the whole family can have continuous FUN Jumping, Bouncing, Climbing, Snaking.
Zao Island, Inmans’ 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, Click here for MORE Info!
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 Jeorse Park, just to name a few. CLICK HERE FOR MORE!
NORTHWEST INDIANA BEACHES:
A local quiet but majestic attraction is Mount Baldy, just off U.S. 12 in Michigan City, named for the lack of plant life on its dunes. For you history buffs, just east of Mount Baldy is the former site of the famed Hoosier Slide, the once 194-foot sand dune and tourist attraction whose sand was used for the making of glass and steel by local industries CONTINUE READING . . . .
PAINTBALL: Blast Camp Paintball, (Hobart) Sherwood Forest Paintball (LaPorte), and Team Combat Paintball (Merrivillville) (ages 13 up).
MINIATURE GOLF: Inman’s Recreation, Zao Island, Zig E’s, Cedar Creek Family Golf Center and more! ( Click HERE) for more
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LaPorte County Fair, July 10th; – 17th; St George Greek Festival – July 15th; – 18th; Fiesta Italiana, July 15 -17; Park Full of Art, – (Griffith;) July 17th; & 18th;Festival of th;e Lakes – July 14th; – 18th; Beyond th;e Beach – July 17th;Serbfest – July 17th; – 18th;,Pierogi Festival- July 23-25th; Rock th;e Park – July 24th;, LaPorte; Grape Escape – July 24, Schererville Corn Roast – Friday, July 30th;, LaPorte Lakefest – July 30 – Aug 1st; St John Corn Roast – Aug. 7th;Kiwanis Corn Roast – Aug. 7th; Old Car Show – July 17th;, Laporte; Sand Sculpture Contest – July 17th; Porter County Fair – July 22nd – July 31st; New Carlisle Hometown Days – July 23 – 25; Trojan Fest – July 31; Turkeypalooza, – Friday, August 6th; Valpo Corn Roast – Saturday, August 7th; Taste of Michigan City – August 6th; and 7th; Hanna Fest – August 6th;, 7th; and 8th;Chesterton Art Fair- August 7th; & 8th; St. Michael Fun Fest – Raffle Only Online Aug 7th; Leprechaun Hunt – Cancelled Aug 1st; Touch of Dutch – Aug. 13th; – 14th; Rockopelli Music Fest – August 14th; – 15th; Hobart Lakefront Festival – Aug. 19 – 22; Western Days (Carnival ONLY) – Griffith; – Aug 19 -22; Lake Central Food Truck Festival, Aug. 21st; Lubeznik Art Festival – Aug. 21st – 22nd; Kouts Porkfest – Aug. 28th; Valparaiso Car Show & Swap Meet – Aug. 29th; Mill Pond Festival – Cancelled; Rock N Rail Fest – Sept. 2 – 5th; Hesston Steam Show – Sept 3 – 6th; Lowell Labor Day Fest – Sept 4 – 6th; Crown Beer Fest – Sept. 4th; Ike Fest – Sept. 11th; Popcorn Fest – Sept 11th; Monarch Music Fest – Sept. 11th; Garwood Apple Fest – Sept 11th; & 12th; Family Fun Fest – Cedar Lake – Sept 12th; Door Village – Cancelled; Sunflower Fest – Sept. 18th; Country A Fair – Schererville, Sept 18th; Hooked on Art, Chesterton, Sept 18th; Art Blizt, Art Barn, Sept 18th; St. John Oktoberfest – Sept. 24 – 26th; Scarecrow Festival, Wanatah -Sept. 24 – 26th; Valpo Brewfest – SOLD OUT – Sept. 25th;Harvest Fest, Portage Oct. 2nd; Barktoberfest, Lowell – Oct. 2nd; Pumpkin Festival, Westville – Oct. 2nd