Even with school starting, there is still some great summer fun to be had this weekend. Fun for all can be found this weekend with things like the colorful Lubeznik Arts Festival or enjoyable Hobart Lakefront Festival, relaxing Indoor Family Movie Night, funny double feature of The Actor’s Nightmare/Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 17th - 19th!
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August 17: Methodist Hospitals Offering Farmer’s Market - Gary, IN
The Farmer’s Market will be held in the parking lot directly across from the Administration Building and next to McDonalds. Look for the big white tent and the Farmer’s Market signs. There will be lots of fresh, delicious fruits and vegetables at wholesale prices.
August 17 - 19: The Actor’s Nightmare/Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You - Valparaiso, IN
The Actor's Nightmare: This hilarious spoof details the plight of a stranger who is suddenly pushed on stage to replace an ailing actor. Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You: This bitingly irreverent and uproariously funny satire aims its barbs at organized religion, and strikes home with hilarious results.
August 17 - 19: Lake Shore Ford’s Anniversary Sale - Burns Harbor, IN
Each year, we host an Anniversary Sale to give back, and to say thanks to you, our customers! Without you, our business wouldn't be what it is today and we wouldn't have the opportunity to provide you with a SIMPLE, hassle-free shopping experience.
August 17 - 19: 27th Annual Hobart Lakefront Festival - Hobart, IN
Rockin' Live Entertainment, Great Food Vendors, Craft Vendors, Family Fun, Fireworks, and a Beer Garden!!
August 17 - 19: Dunes Summer Theatre Presents the Classic Thriller, Wait Until Dark - Michigan City, IN
Based on the classic 1967 movie, Wait Until Dark tells the story of Susy Hendrix (played by Kalika Rose), a blind Greenwich Village housewife, who becomes the target of three con-men searching for a doll stuffed with heroin. Her husband Sam (played by Mac Westcott) unwittingly transported the doll home from Canada as a favor to a woman who has since been murdered.
August 18: NWI Parent Celebration & Education Expo - Gary, IN
We know...School just (finally!) started. What now? Well...time to Discover Your Power, Parent! Join fellow NWI parents (of students in K-12) on August 18 at IUN to better equip your family to make choices with the outcomes YOU seek. During the expo & celebration, parents will get informed on how the educational system works, the options it provides to families, and how to access its benefits for their family’s good and wellbeing..
August 18: Luther Cemetery Walking Tour - Valparaiso, IN
Luther Cemetery is the final resting place for some of the earliest settlers of Porter County and Washington Township. Walk these peaceful grounds with the PoCo Muse and learn stories about people who made the county possible.
August 18: Indoor Family Movie Night - Portage, IN
Enjoy a family-friendly FREE & open to the public event! Bring you blankets, folding chairs and kiddos in pj's for a fun and relaxing evening in our mosquito-free, air-conditioned gymnasium. Enter East Doors on Front Lawn.
August 18 - 19: Lubeznik Arts Festival - Michigan City, IN
August 18 and 19 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM guests can come to Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) for Northwest Indiana's premiere art festival: Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF). There will be over 100 national artist and community booths for the public to enjoy as well as a delicious array of food for all tastes and an art scavenger hunt for families.
August 18 - 19: Free Kids Admission Weekend! - Valparaiso, IN
As children start heading back to school, take some time with the family at Gabis Arboretum. Children 17 and under enjoy free admission all weekend, August 18 and August 19. On Saturday, bring your fishing poles to the North Pond for morning of catch and release fishing. During your visit, stop by the new TreeSong Music Garden! This exciting addition is a fun and creative way for guests of all ages to explore their musical side.