10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Fifties Music Concert, Social Media Day, and Garden Walk

By: Karin Woodside Last Updated: June 27, 2013

Each week we will be bringing you 10 fun things to do in Northwest Indiana over the weekend, so you are never without something to do! This weekend music festival, fifties rock and roll, social media day, artbash, garden walk, fireworks, gala event, bmx day, downtown concert, movie night, and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!

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Sunset Hill Farm County Park will be rockin' and rollin' with a live music extravaganza and entertainment for the whole family on Saturday. The day will begin with car show. A 24-hour run in conjunction with the Extra Mile will also be taking place.

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Sha Na Na brings its high-energy rock and roll show, including highlights of the band’s four -decade journey from Woodstock to the movie Grease, to the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa on Saturday, June 29.

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The NWITweetup will be celebrating Social Media Day on June 30th at Valpo Velvet for a special Ice Cream Social! The social media-minded networking group will be chilling out and putting on their monthly get-together, talking tech, social media, and anything else (usually everything else) from 6pm until 8pm at "the Shoppe" with some great check-in specials and discounts on delectables.

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Join us for ArtBash 2013, a nautical night fundraising gala for Lubeznik Center for the Arts, hosted by B & E Marine in Michigan City. Cocktails, appetizers, silent and live auction, and live music will be experienced at this fun, casual event!

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Six awe-inspiring home and one community garden in and around Valparaiso, Indiana showcased from 120-Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and explain plantings and door-prize drawings at every garden. This is a horticultural treat you won't want to miss.

Fireworks Event to Benefit Local Charities
On Friday, June 28, 2013, a free fireworks event will be held at the Porter County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 6:00 pm. There will be food booths, bands, and kids games. 100% of all donations received for charity will all go to the Porter County Humane Society and The Family House.

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The annual event hosted by Delta Theta Tau will benefit Opportunity Enterprises and will feature a loose diamond raffle, hors d' oeuvres, live music and dancing, and a silent auction.

Olympic Day Activities
Imagination Glen BMX and Portage Parks Dept. are proud to announce they will be joining the over 300 BMX tracks around the United States participating in OLYMPIC DAY. Imagination Glen will offer free practice, racing, bikes, and helmets.

Downtown Concert to Can Hunger
On Sunday, June 30, come to a concert at Central Park Plaza, featuring Mike Mains & The Branches, with special guests Dan Reisen and Jennie Wellsand. Park opens at 6:30 pm, with the concert starting at 7:00 pm. Attendees are asked to bring canned goods to the concert, in a food drive to benefit Housing Opportunities.

Free Movie Night for Youth
Liberty Bible Church-La Porte is excited to announce a “Free Movie Night for Teens” on Sunday, June 30th. Doors will open at 5:30pm with the movie showing at 6:00pm. Admission and concessions are free.

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