10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, October 27 – 31

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, October 27 – 31
By: Aubrey Thomson, Lauren Grasham Last Updated: October 24, 2022

Halloween weekend has finally arrived, which means there will be plenty of chances to show off your costume, collect candy, and spend time with friends and family. With costume contests, Halloween races for a good cause, and trick or treat parties, there is something for everyone!

Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana to do here and be sure to add some to your calendar!

Put on your costume and head over to the Starke County Business Trunk or Treat

The Knox Park & Recreation Department and the Starke County Chamber of Commerce will be sponsoring a Starke County Business Trunk or Treat on Thursday Oct 27 at Wythogan Park from 4-5:30 p.m. This is a FREE, and SAFE event for the public. Learn more here.

Run in the Franciscan Health Bolt for the Heart Hallorun Race

Participate in the Franciscan Health Bolt for the Heart Hallorun Race to raise money for automatic external defibrillators, which will be placed in patrol cars for law enforcement to have at the ready. Sign up for a 5K Run/Walk, a 10K Run, or sign up with Play for Jake, which includes a ¼ zip shirt, T-shirt, and heart scan. Learn more here.

Sip Halloween drinks at Running Vines and Aftermath’s Trick Or Treat Bash

Running Vines Winery and Aftermath Cidery & Winery are hosting a trick-or-treat party with kids and parents in mind. With candy, music, and drinks suited for both children and adults, this event is packed with family friendly fun. Learn more here.

Explore the art exhibit “We Are Us: The Human Condition” at Lubeznik

Centering around themes of connection, marginalization, loneliness and more, “We Are Us: The Human Condition” will be on display at Lubeznik Center for the Arts starting October 29. Explore the art of the Region and the human condition with a visit to Lubeznik’s latest art exhibit. Learn more here.

Head to Tippecanoe River State Park for Halloween festivities

On October 29, Pulaski County Community Development Commission is hosting a variety of Halloween festivities at Tippecanoe River State Park. This includes a horse and rider costume contest and the horse campground, halloween games and crafts at the nature center, a monster egg hunt at the nature center, and more. Learn about all the festivities here.

Get spooked at Portage High School’s Haunted Auditorium 

Head over to Portage High School on Friday, October 28 for its Haunted Auditorium! The event is presented by the Portage High School Thespians, and the group has all kinds of sppok-tacular tricks up their sleeves for a fun night in the east auditorium. The scaring happens from 5-7 p.m., and admission is $5 per person. Learn more here.

Grab some tasty candy at Ivy Tech’s Valpo Trunk-or-Treat

On Thursday, October 27, grab your candy bag and stop by Ivy Tech’s Valpo campus for its trunk-or-treat event from 3-6 p.m. In addition to delicious candy, you also have the option to check out different academic programs and speak with advisors to see what career path could be best for you! Learn more here.

Stop by Memorial Opera House for “Phantom of the Opera House”

The theatre is hosting its Halloween Fundraiser Extravaganza on Friday, October 29, and it's sure to be a scary fun event! From 7 p.m. to midnight, those 21 and older have the chance to take part in a wide variety of Halloween themed activities related to the classic musical, including costume contests, live performances, dancing, food trucks, and more! Learn more here.

Discover the wonderful downtown Valpo with the Birds of Paradise Scavenger Hunt

The Birds of Paradise Scavenger Hunt is the perfect family-friendly activity for a weekend afternoon! A total of 10 bird statues are hidden throughout downtown Valpo, and it’s your job to find them all for a very special prize all while exploring all downtown Valpo has to offer. Stop by the Valparaiso Public Library to pick up your packet, which consists of creative hints and coloring pages to fill out along the way. Learn more here

Enjoy a Halloween tradition and go trick-or-treating

Halloween isn’t complete without some trick-or-treating fun! Grab your family, friends, and your scariest costumes, and go fill those bags up until they’re overflowing with candy! Learn more here.