10 Fun Things to do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 14th – 16th, 2019

10-Fun-Things-06-14-06-19Bond with Dad this Father's Day with our weekend guide!

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June 15th - Smarty in Space: A Big Balloon Odyssey

Porter County Public Library System - Valparaiso, Indiana

Go beyond the limits of imagination with Smarty Pants as we embark on an awesome trip into the furthest reaches of space and time!
Kids will learn how our space program got started and about the original rockets that first traveled into space. Learn about the planets of our solar system! What training do astronauts need to complete their space missions?
And don't miss the show stopping finale as Smarty travels right into the heart of our sun with the world's largest balloon!
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June 15th - Public Goat Walks

Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest - Valparaiso, IN

Join the goats on their daily walk and see first hand what it's like to leash them and take them out on the trails.
Public goat walks will be every Wednesday at 5 pm and Saturdays at 10 am starting May 1st. Meet at the goat shed and be prepared for some fun.
The goats do not like the rain so if it's raining, plan on the walks to be cancelled.

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June 15th - Gnomes Day Out a fairy festival

Frame Family Little Calumet Conservation Area - Michigan City, IN

Family-friendly event celebrating the outdoors and nature. Join Gnome on his adventure that starts by following the Fairy House Trail to the Fairy Realm where you'll be shrunk to fairy size. Play games, take challenges, treats, learn about nature with the wee folk. All in a nature conservation area you and your family can explore; with a nature playground too! Wear your enchanted gear. Raises funds for Izaak Walton Porter County Chapter's New 'E-STEM in the Field' youth conservation education program. $10/person, 1 adult free with paying child, babies under 1 year are free!

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June 14th - Beachside with a Ranger

West Beach - Portage, IN

Stop by and learn about our park's preservation story. We'll highlight some of the challenges the region faced in the past as well as the largest threats that confront us today.

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June 15th - Touch a Truck at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets!

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets - Michigan City, Indiana

Check out safety vehicles, rigs, wreckers & cool cars at this kid-friendly, fun-filled event. Activities and entertainment include face painting, balloon artists, live music, the Funny Little People entertainers, food trucks & vendors, car show, crafts and more.

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June 14th - Movie in Washington Park: Hotel Transylvania 3

Washington Park - Michigan City, IN

The Michigan City Parks and Recreation Department and the library collaborate for summer Movies in Washington Park. The first showing is Hotel Transylvania 3. The movie will begin at dusk.
Join your favorite monster family as they embark on a vacation on a luxury monster cruise ship so Drac can take a summer break from providing everyone else's vacation at the hotel. It's smooth sailing for Drac's Pack until Mavis realizes Drac has fallen for the mysterious captain of the ship, Ericka, who hides a dangerous secret that could destroy all of monsterkind.
The movie is shown in North Pointe Pavilion at Washington Park. Mark your calendar for July 19 (Ralph Breaks the Internet) and August 16 (The House with a Clock in its Walls).

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June 15th - 10th Annual Crown Beer Fest

Lake County Fairgrounds - crown point, IN

Join us for the 10th Annual Crown Beer Fest! This is a celebration for all craft beer enthusiasts. Held on Saturday, June 15th at the Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.

Your ticket not only gets you access to unlimited beer but also the opportunity to support a local charity. Last year we were able to raise over $1000 for St. Jude House, with your help.

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June 15th - Necktie 5K Walk & Run

Rebora Plaza - Beverly Shores, IN

Join us Saturday, June 15, 2019 (Father's Day Weekend) for the 12th annual Necktie 5K Walk & Run. As the name implies, participants are encouraged to wear neckties during the run in recognition of fathers everywhere! Prizes will be awarded to participants with the most-creative neckties. Prizes are also awarded to the first fatherson and fatherdaughter teams to finish together. This is the perfect opportunity to spend quality time with your dad and enjoy beautiful views of Lake Michigan.
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Gary SouthShore RailCats - Gary, IN

The Gary SouthShore RailCats are pleased to announce a special, on the infield, Father's Day Brunch on Sunday, June 16th!
Bring Dad and the whole family for a brunch buffet and FANtastic Family Fun served on the RailCats infield. For only $20 per person, you can celebrate Dad with a buffet and a ticket to the game against St. Paul!
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June 15th - Rockopelli Music Fest rocks into Griffith

Griffith Central Park - Griffith,

Rockopelli Music Fest will move to Central Park in Griffith on June 15 for its day-long event incorporating local music, art, food and drinks. Rockopelli started eight years ago in Munster and has traveled the region since, making stops at Wicker Park and Main Square in Highland. Joel Ratajack is the founder and chairman of the event.
"Griffith has such a strong community, and we're excited to be included in that" said Ratajack.
The event is held to donate to local charities Planting Possibilities and Murph's Gift of Music. Rockopelli Music Fest is a free event for all ages, but all donations are accepted.
The festival will have performance by musicians from northwest Indiana and Chicago including The Crawpuppies, OHMME, Fay Ray, OBY, Dirtymac and Today's Trade.
"Central Park is a great location for bands from Northwest Indiana and Chicago to come together," said Bianca Cordova, director of marketing at Rockopelli.

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