10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, February 17-20

10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, February 17-20

Who is ready for a weekend full of fun events in Northwest Indiana? Our latest edition features a dance class, an annual Region-favorite event, a craft event, a garage sale, and so much more.

Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things to do this weekend and be sure to add a few to your calendar!

Get your moves in at La Porte’s next Ballroom Dancing Class

Happening the next three Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., the La Porte Park and Recreation Department is hosting Ballroom Dancing Classes to get people moving and excited. Learn more here.

Celebrate Black History Month by honoring civic leaders with the City of Hammond

To celebrate and honor civic leaders of color who have influenced our communities this Black History Month, the City of Hammond and the Black History Coalition Committee are presenting Honoring African American civic leaders! Take a look at more details of this event happening on Thursday, February 17 here.

Attend Purdue Northwest’s Mane Event

Happening from 4 to 7 p.m. on February 17, The Mane Event hosted at Purdue University Northwest is set to be a great time to close out the month-long homecoming celebrations. More information here.

Bring your creativity for Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ Wine & Canvas event 

Starting at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 18, Wine & Canvas hosted at Lubeznik Center for the Arts is set to be a great night. Attend with friends or family and make a fun art piece for your home! Find more information here.

Check out Indiana University Northwest’s live production of “The Harlem of the Midwest”

Free and open to the public, there will be two performances hosted at the IU Northwest Arts & Science Building Theatre this weekend (7 p.m. on Friday, February 18 and 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 19) to highlight the history of Indiana’s two historically Black high school heritages: Gary Roosevelt High School and Crispus Attucks High School. Find more details at the event’s page here.

Join in celebrating the best of the Region at 219 Day

219 Day is back! Don’t miss the fun of this year’s festivities at the Hammond Civic Center. Be sure to visit the link here for all the latest details for the event coming up on Saturday, February 19 from 6 to 11 p.m.

Take a peek at what’s for sale at the Franciscan Health Hammond Garage Sale

Among the items set to be for sale at the Franciscan Health Hammond Garage Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, February 19 include furniture, houseware, and office supplies. Find out more here to get involved!

Spend your Sunday seeing Memorial Opera House’s spectacular show, “Matilda The Musical”

Starting at 2 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, “Matilda the Musical” is already a huge hit at Memorial Opera House. Come see the show for yourself to see the fun! More details here.

Bring your friends to the Wizard Festival - All Things Harry Potter at the South Haven Boys & Girls Clubs

Attention Harry Potter fans! This event is perfect for you and any other friends in your life who have read the books or watched the movies. The Wizard Festival event is being hosted on Sunday, February 19 and 20. at Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Northwest Indiana - South Haven Club. Check it out here for more information!

Grab a warm or iced cup of coffee of your liking at Blackbird Cafe in Valparaiso

Featuring a comfortable, yet lively atmosphere to spend time to read a good book or get work done, Blackbird Cafe is a great spot for your Sunday. Find more information about the beloved Valparaiso spot here.