10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: August 14-16, 2015

By: Caitlin Vanlaningham Last Updated: August 12, 2015

10FunThings 8-14-16Did you know school is about to start soon? Not yet, though, so enjoy the remainder of you summer with great events around the region! Do you have an event you'd like to share? Just send us an email to share@ideasinmotionmedia.com and we'll add it to our event calendar!

Taltree GLOW Art After Dark
In the cool of a summer’s evening interact with nature, indulge in tasty food and enjoy glow-in-the-dark artwork & performances. Evening fun includes: Glow-in-the-dark performances and exhibits Children’s activities Night hikes to learn about owls, glow worms and more The Dynamic Moth exhibit Get Your Glow On gift shop – deck yourself in glow-in-the-dark and LED apparel and accessories Food & drink Event central is the The SideTrack, Taltree’s newest event lawn venue. The event begins at 8 pm. Gate opens at 7:45 pm. All 3 nights are open to the public. 

Portage Movies on the Square
The Portage Parks Department is hosting free Movie on the Square, the 1st 2nd and 3rd Fridays of August. This month is sponsored by BAM Pizza Company. Movie is free, but there will be food, treats, and beverages available for purchase. Movie will be begin at dusk. Contact Lori at 219.764.5736 or via email at lwilkie@portage-in.com with any questions. 

"Collective Perspectives" Art Exhibit
Everybody looks at life differently. Check out how these artists view it through a lens.

Michiana Resources Canvas and Cocktails
Come join Michiana Resources for a night of fun at Canvas and Cocktails! Everything you need will be included to paint your very own masterpiece. Wine and beer will be sold as well as concessions. Registration and payment due by Friday, August 14. 

Lakefront Arts Festival
The Lakefront Art Festival is coming this August! Celebrating 34 Years of Fine Art in Michigan City's Lakefront Washington Park. 

Duneland Chamber Party and the Park
This summer the Duneland Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 10th Annual Party in the Park event on Saturday, August 15, from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, in beautiful Thomas Centennial Park in historic downtown Chesterton.

Central Park Plaza Grand Opening
Join Valparaiso Events on Saturday, August 15 for a day full of food, family, friends, and FUN with a “ramped up” Street Fair and Farmer’s Market to welcome the amazing expansion to the downtown park! The Valparaiso Market will officially move under the Urschel Pavilion for the season and hours will be extended from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Portage Christian Church Block Party
Portage Christian Church will host a block party on Saturday, August 15th from 12pm - 3pm. This event is free for everyone and will feature games, prizes, a bounce house and more.

Star Plaza Theatre Presents "Jesus Chirst Superstar"
Jesus Chris Superstar, the critically acclaimed musical, has been captivating audiences all over the world for the last 40 years. And now it is coming to wow the region on stage at the Star Plaza Theatre in Merrillville. 

La Porte Pet Fest in the Park
5th annual event sponsored by LaPorte County Parks and LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter. Vendors, silent auction, pet contests (costume and best trick). Bring a pet food item to benefit our distribution partner The Salvation Army - LaPorte and family pets in need.