10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, September 29 – October 2

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, September 29 – October 2
By: Aubrey Thomson, Lauren Grasham, Peyton Mahlmann Last Updated: September 26, 2022

Interested in watching an exciting cross country race, learning how to perform life-saving skills like CPR, stargaze with astronomers, or attend one of many fall-themed festivals this weekend? You’ve come to the right place, because below you can find a list of some of the best events to get up to this weekend in communities across the Region.

Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana to fill out your action-packed weekend!

Take a day trip with Valpo Parks to Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Michigan

Interested in taking a day trip up to Grand Rapids, Michigan? You can see the beauty of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park by joining this Thursday, September 29 starting at 7:30 a.m. More details can be found on the Facebook event page here

Watch talented runners compete at the Cross Country DAC meet this Saturday

Starting at 10 a.m. at Chesterton High School on Saturday, October 1, this weekend’s DAC Cross Country Meet will feature a ton of great teams from around the Region, including Crown Point, Valparaiso, Portage, La Porte, Merrillville, Michigan City, Lake Central, and the host, Chesterton! Find more details here

Join the festivities for City of Crown Point’s Oktoberfest

This weekend is the one-and-only Oktoberfest hosted by the City of Crown Point! The event starts at 2 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 1. Click here for more information on how to get involved. 

Grab a friend for this Friday’s Car Show at Life Care Center of Valparaiso

Happening this Friday, September 29, the Life Care Center of Valparaiso is hosting its Car Show for any and all to join. Find more event-related information here.

Head to Portage for its annual Harvest Festival

Happening at Founders Square Park in Portage, the Portage Department of Parks and Recreation would like to invite any and all to its Harvest Festival! Featuring live entertainment, pony rides, food vendors, crafts, and more, this year’s event is set to be an awesome one. Details can be found here.

Listen to the tunes of Whiskey Richard at Aftermath Cidery and Winery 

Whiskey Richard will be playing at the Aftermath Cidery & Winery in Downtown Valparaiso this Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. Learn more here to get involved! 

Meet Robbie Hummel at Purdue Federal Credit Union’s Family Day 

Not only does Purdue Federal Credit Union’s Family Day include crafts, a photo booth, treats, and games, it will also feature a chance to chat and have a signing session with Purdue University’s very own, Robbie Hummel! Find more information at the Facebook event page linked here to learn more about the event happening in Crown Point.

Take this free opportunity to learn CPR with La Porte firefighters

Happening on Sunday, October 2 at 8 a.m., the City of La Porte Department will be offering a free CPR class! Find more information about what to expect, including other dates for future classes, listed on the event page here

Stargaze with Purdue Northwest astronomers at Gabis Arboretum

Gabis Arboretum has a stunning landscape that lends the perfect environment for an evening of stargazing with astronomers from Purdue University Northwest. Learn more here about this Saturday’s event starting at 8:30 p.m.

Check out the Homecoming festivities for students in La Porte and Portage this Saturday

Whether it’s the parade, the football game, or the day-of photos and dance, Homecoming is such a fun time of year for students, the school, and the whole community. Find more information about La Porte and Portage’s Homecoming events on their school websites listed.