Things To Do In Valparaiso


Central Plaza – Downtown Valparaiso
      The newest of Valparaiso’s Parks venue, Central Plaza is located in downtown Valparaiso and offers plenty of space for weddings, group services, special events, entertainment needs and much more Continue Reading . . . 

Front Porch Music
Front Porch Music hosts several concerts a year, usually on Saturday nights at 8:00pm (note – enter in the rear). They assemble musicians from all over the country that are well known. Their venue is a quaint and non-alcohol where children are welcome. Their concerts range anywhere Continue Reading . . . 

Concerts in Valparaiso Indiana
     There are five places in Valparaiso Indiana where you can find local Concerts. PanoramaNow has covered these venues on an ongoing basis over the years and has  been at these venues for the past thirty years. Front Porch Music Front Porch Music hosts several concerts a year, usually on Saturday nights at 8:00pm… Continue Reading →

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 for some to cross. A very deep, yet very small water crossing that even in summer may be difficult for some. It was literally one step to get over, however, givin the deepness of the crack, some may find it a hard step.  We did not get wet taking this step, but with the slippery ground, it was an awkward step. Continue Reading . . . 


Valparaiso Chocolate Walk  
     Join Valparaiso Events for a day of chocolate bliss! The 8th Annual Chocolate Walk is a chocolate lover’s dream. Ticket holders will be able to visit some of Downtown Valparaiso’s treasured destinations and receive a tasty c Continue Reading . . . 

Chicago
Street Theatre – Valparaiso

     With its impressive 63 seasons in full swing and numerous SOLD-OUT houses this year, Chicago Street Theatre continues a long tradition of pleasing audiences of all ages. This award-winning theatre group, which performs at 154 W. Chicago Street, has select shows that they believe Continue Reading . . .


Visit Gabis Arboretum
Gabis Arboretum (formerly Taltree,) is home to one of the most diverse oak collections in the nation, welcomes nearly 50,000 guests annually to its beautiful vistas, diverse landscape and six miles of hiking trails. Damien and Rita Gabis made an initial purchase of land on the site in 1990. With additional land Continue Reading . . 


 Memorial Opera House
    
The Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce hosted an 125th Anniversary Ribbon Cutting on Thursday, February 15th. On stage was the backdrop of the Upcoming Production, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” Several  representatives from the local community, the chamber of commerce and the theatre community were present. As a special treat, there were two performances shown by… Continue Reading →

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Valpo B&B Awarded “Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana!
     The Official Best of America travel show will feature Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast as the “Official Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana.”       Nichole Redmiles, a Managing Producer for Official Best Of said, “We are very excited to be featuring Songbird Prairie Bed & Breakfast with the title ‘Best Romantic Getaway in Indiana—2018’ on our Official Best of America travel show. Here at… Continue Reading →

Diners Love DonQuijote Restaurant

     Many people who have visited downtown Valparaiso since 1985 have discovered the distinctive cuisine of the regions of Spain at Don Quijote Restaurant. Offering an excellent introduction to the rich and varied flavors and aromas of Iberian cooking, the proprietors and chefs, Carlos Rivero and Elena Jambrina are both natives of Spain. Carlos Rivera… Continue Reading →


Porter County Fair
     The Porter County Fair runs July 23rd thru Aug. 1st, 2020. Lots of things have changed at the fair, and we have focused these changes below. The Grandstand features top-notch entertainment every evening of the Porter County Fair. Other than first-class concerts you can experience the Fireworks, demolition derbies, tractor pulls, Horse Shows and… Continue Reading →

Central Park Plaza Ice Rink
     Valpo Parks is happy to announce that the Central Park Plaza Ice Rink will open to the public for the Winter season every November.  Over the next two weeks the park staff will transform the 12,000-square-foot William E. Urschel Pavilion into the center of cold weather fun in downtown Valparaiso. “Last year was our inaugural… Continue Reading →

Rogers Lakewood Park
     Rogers-Lakewood Park Offers Hayrides The Valparaiso Parks Department is once again offering hayrides at Rogers-Lakewood Park this fall, with support from Bloomfield Mechanical. The tractor-drawn  hayride is great fun for youth groups, family gatherings, clubs, birthday parties and more. The hour and a half outing provides a wonderful setting to enjoy autumn in the woods.… Continue Reading →
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