10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, April 16-18

10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, April 16-18

This weekend, go fishing, enjoy some delicious drinks, watch a comedy show, and more. Make sure to wear your mask and social distance at any in-person events!

Get fishing at the City of Hammond’s Annual Fishing Derby


The Derby will be held on Saturday, April 17 (no rain date) from 7 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Hammond Marina, 701 Casino Center Drive. This event is FREE and is open to all adults and children, with free parking and refreshments. Find more info here.

Head to Valparaiso for Valpo Park’s 2nd Annual Active Kids Day

active kids day

Valpo Parks is teaming up with local Porter County organizations to promote and encourage kids to get active and be healthy! Find more info here.

Get started on your spring cleaning and sell your items for City of Portage’s All About Kids Sale


One-stop shopping for gently used kid's clothing, books, and toys. Booth spaces are $20 each for a 10 x 10 space. Learn more here.

Explore the historic downtown of La Porte

downtown la porte

Learn about all the downtown has to offer and find a map here.

Head over to Hobart for the Hobart Art Theatre’s Chicagoland Stand-Up Comedy Show

stand up show

All comedians have performed at Second City, Laugh Factory, and other Chicagoland venues. We all need some laughter in our lives; now more than ever! Patrons must wear masks until seated. All ages-parental discretion advised Find more details here.

Catch The GRID: 2021 show with Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation

the GRID

Find further details here.

Get creative and treat yourself to a sweet and boozy combo with Wise Guys Liquors

boozy milkshake

Find the recipes here.

Download the Overhead Door Company of Northwest Indiana Doorview App to customize your new garage door

overhead door app

Created by their parent company, Overhead Door Corporation, this app allows you to select from a wide array of designs within Overhead Door Company of Northwest Indiana’s catalog. Read more about the app here.

Get your best furry friend ready for spring and take them to get groomed at Vale Park Animal Hospital


Find the full list of services offered at Vale Park Animal Hospital here.

Try out the Lavender Cloud iced coffee from Blackbird Cafe

blackbird drink

Check it out here!