There are some big, great events coming up this weekend! The premier fundraiser for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a great way to experience and learn about diverse and new styles of art while raising money for the center’s programs. In Portage, there is the annual Community Historical Museum Summer Festival and the Rummage Sale and Auction, two more events that are fun for the family and great ways to raise money for their organizations! For more of an active day, gear up for a 25 to 100-mile bike ride or run with your kids during the 5k run at the La Porte County Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day. For a relaxing night, either head to Michigan City for the 57th annual Pageant of Drums concert or enjoy a swim and a movie in Hobart! Throughout Northwest Indiana, organizations manage and host amazing events for the fun of the community, yet they are more than just fun-filled activities. The proceeds raised from these events are used to help others, making the region an even better place to live!
You can see all of our events below, but if you have something going on, be sure to let us know with an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll add it to our calendars!
La Porte County Family YMCA Healthy Kids Day
Join the YMCA for a family-friendly celebration of fitness! This free event will take place outside the La Porte Branch of the La Porte County Family YMCA from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Families can participate in all or part of the Fitness Friday 5K run/walk or enjoy a variety of other fun activities.
Zao Island Summer Concert Series: Chris and Lou Band
Head out to Zao Island’s ValpoLife Stage to hear the Chris and Lou Band! This band mixes together pop, rock and alternative and specializes in acoustic classic rocks shows from the 60’s to now. The band performs all over their hometowns in Northwest Indiana and Chicago and they have been playing nonstop for the last 16 years at private events, local bars, and festivals.
Hobart’s Dive in Movie
Join Hobart Events & Parks for the 2nd Annual DIVE IN MOVIE at the Hobart Pool!! The Open Night Swim starts at 7:00 p.m. and JAWS will go on at dusk, where you will be able to watch the movie from the pool!
Gears of Hope Duneland Tour
Join the cyclists for the 25, 50, 75, or 100-mile rides along the well-supported, scenic route along the Indiana Lakeshore this Saturday! The ride’s proceeds will go honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about reducing cancer risk, and raise money for the American Cancer Society to fight the disease.
Portage Township Touch-a-Truck Township Auction and Community Rummage Sale
The busy day of events will include an auction with items from the Cemetery, Bonner Senior Center and Parks Departments. The auction starts at 9 a.m. and the preview starts at 8 a.m. With the auction, there will be a Community Rummage Sale and Touch-a-Truck!
Meet conservation scientists, learn about exotic and native animals, try archery and paddling, and much more! This year’s Naturepalooza is a great family-fun day with Valpo Chain of Lakes Group and the Izaak Walton Porter County Chapter.
Portage Community Historical Summer Festival
The annual summer festival will include kids’ games, old-time entertainment, Winimac Car Club, food, vendors, and of course the museum will be open to peruse! The event is free and will also include a tour of the Traeger Farm house, plus a raffle, auction, and a performance by the Good Time Cloggers!
Havana Nights Art Bash
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts will host ArtBash 2017, LCA's premier annual fundraising event, at Blue Chip Stardust Event Center. The proceeds fund exposure to and participation in arts programming for adults and children regardless of ability to pay; acclaimed contemporary arts exhibitions featuring work by international, national and regional artists and artisans; academically-enhanced ArtReach programs for at-risk kids; and field trips for students and summer art camps. The event will be at Blue Chip Casino, and sponsored by McDonald's and General Insurance Services.
Hannah’s Hope Picnic
The annual Family Picnic will be held at Wicker Park in Highland! This is a free picnic for children with special needs and their families. You can find a splash pad, games, Kindermusik with Ms Nancy and sensory activities!
Pageant of Drums
The Cavaliers invite you to the 57th annual Pageant of Drums contest to be held on Sunday, June 25 at historic Ames Field in Michigan City, Indiana! The concert will feature The Cavaliers, Blue Stars, Carolina Crown, Colt Cadets, Colts, Crossmen, Madison Scouts, and Pioneer!