10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: May 13-15, 2016

10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: May 13-15, 2016
By: Caitlin Vanlaningham Last Updated: May 11, 2016

This weekend has a lot of great stuff on tap! We hope you like, beer, wine, sales, good causes and other awesome things! 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!

PTLEA Presents Denny Diamond and The Jewels
This concert is certain to be a gem! Denny Diamond and The Jewels will perform in Portage, at Portage High School East Auditorium, Friday, May 13, 2016, at 7:00pm. The show is presented by Portage Township Live Entertainment Association (PTLEA), a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization whose goal is for affordable and quality live entertainment to be made available in greater Portage. The concert is FREE TO STUDENTS and only $15.00, or a season ticket, for adults at the door. 

Have a Drink at Shady Creek Winery
A dinner date, a birthday, a relaxing lunch, a celebration, just because... There are many reasons to go have a drink. Take your reasoning and go to Shady Creek Winery in Michigan City. There's nothing quiet as nice as sitting back and relaxing with a good glass of white.

Valpo Sunrise Kiwanis Annual Rummage SALE
Come out and take part in this great fundraiser put on by the Valparaiso Sunrise Kiwanis! All proceeds go to improving the lives of KIDS! See you there! 

Hammond’s Annual Flower Giveaway
Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and the Hammond Park Foundation invite HAMMOND RESIDENTS to attend Hammond’s Annual Flower Giveaway to be held on Saturday, May 14 from 10am until 2pm at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive. Please be prepared to show your valid Indiana Driver’s License or State of Indiana ID containing your Hammond address. Event is while supplies last. For more information, call 219.554.0155. 

2016 Walk to End Lupus, Crown Point
When you take part in a Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter's Walk to End Lupus Now™, you experience firsthand the power of the movement to end lupus. Join us in Crown Point to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact. 

2016 Relay for Life of Greater Valparaiso
#LeapDay – Where we all get an extra day this year. Our Relay For Life teams fundraise to provide resources to those who are fighting for… #OneMoreDay. This year we have been given #OneMoreDay to make a difference in the fight against cancer. What will you do with your #OneMoreDay? Would you recruit another team? Raise another $10? Invite another Survivor to Relay? 

Paint the Town Pink: Stomp Out Cancer 5k Fun Run/Walk
The City of Whiting presents Paint the Town Pink! Community businesses come together to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research through four events. 

World's Strongest Man Truck Pull at Muller Acura of Merrillville
The World’s Strongest Man is coming to Muller Acura of Merrillville, and he’s pulling some serious weight for a seriously good cause. 

3rd Annual Maple City Pub Crawl
On Saturday, May 14th take a stroll through Downtown LaPorte and join in the 3rd Annual Maple City Pub Crawl. From 5–8pm participating downtown restaurants and bars will be offering specials including tastings and entertainment. A limited edition Pub Crawl button will be for sale at all participating locations. The button sells for $3 with all proceeds going toward the fund raising efforts of purchasing a new movie screen for the free Friday Night Movies in downtown LaPorte. When out crawling, make sure to take a ‘selfie’ with the Potawatomie and enter for your chance to win 4 tickets to the South Bend Cubs “LaPorte Day” baseball game at Four Winds Field on June 19! Send your best ‘selfie’ to cutler@lpchamber.com. The winning photo will be chosen at 12pm on Mon, May 16th. The Potawatomie sculpture is located on the Michigan Street side of the courthouse lawn. The participating locations will be available online on May 1st. 

Have a Day at the Beach in Portage
West Beach in Portage is part of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. The beach was names one of the 10 Best National Park Beaches and 10 Best Freshwater Beaches by USA Today in 2016 and the 10 Best Beaches for Families in 2011 by Parents Magazine. Pack a lunch and grab the family and head out for some bonding time.

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