10 Fun Things To Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana: Superhero 5K, Arts Festival, and Texas Two Step

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 a superhero run, an arts festival, music festival, a fundraising yard sale, food tasting events, a party in the park, a dancing party, a foam event, a party in the park, and more are all on tap for a fun weekend in Northwest Indiana!

Superhero 5K Walk/Run & Fun Run for Abused, Neglected Children
Harmony House/CASA Program of La Porte County, Inc. invites the community to participate in their inaugural CASA Superhero 5K Walk/Run. Families are encouraged to participate with their children by walking, pushing strollers, jogging or running the chip timed 5K together or participating in the Kids FunRun at 9 AM. The festivities will include a variety of family friendly activities, including free face painting, a bounce house and more. A costume contest with guest judges will add to the superhero fun.

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This year's event brings over 100 fine artists and craftspeople from across the country. Enjoy shopping for one-of-a-kind items in a variety of different price ranges. While you shop your children can make their own art project with instruction from Lubeznik Center art teachers or enjoy some “clowning around” with the Michiana Clowns at the Children’s Activity Tent. Proceeds from the Festival provide support for Lubeznik Center’s after-school and summer art instruction reaching over 1000 local children and the Center’s exhibitions which are seen by over 20,000 visitors each year.

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival Hosts Last Concert
Come out for the very last concert in the Summer Rhapsody Music Festival series. Friday, August 16th brings the Spazmatics, playing 80's music, to the Porter Health Amphitheater at Central Park Plaza in Valparaiso.

Flanagin's Bulk Mail Annual Yard Sale
Flanagin's Bulk Mail team is having their annual yard sale at 802 Evans Ave in Valparaiso. The sale will be held Friday through Sunday, August 16,17,18 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Last year, the team raised almost $1,000 for Team Kelli. Again this year, the proceeds will benefit the 2013 American Heart Association's Heart Walk "Team Kelli" in efforts to fight heart disease and stroke.

Taste of La Porte Coming This Weekend
This weekend let you taste buds reign at the Taste of La Porte on Saturday August 17 from 3pm-9pm. Restaurants from all over the city will be out presenting their best dishes to impress the lucky citizens of the community and those surrounding it. There will be live music and a beer garden to add to the abiance. Admission is free!

Taste of East Chicago Happening This Weekend
Aromas of excellent food and sounds of great music help make this event a success as residents and visitors come from near and far to be a part of such a festive event. The Taste also features a wonderful car show on the 17th and motorcycle show on the 18th, with prizes to the winners. Friday there will be a talent show, AZ-1 Band and New Orleans Beau. Saturday will feature Los Cordobas and Mystic Fire bands. Sunday will feature Carlos Ramos Band and Mannix Martinez.

Party in the Park for Valplayso
Please join us in attending the second annual Party in the Park on Saturday, August 17th! This year's party features The Chris & Lou Band, great food, and refreshing drinks! All funds raised will begin the campaign for "Valplayso: The Next Generation," a rejuvenation of the community playground. The highlight of the evening will be the "Valpo Feud" game show, with two teams competing for bragging rights: "Big Bad" Business vs "Not So Civil" Servants.

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Join Fred Astaire Valparaiso for a Texas Two Step party on Saturday, August 17th. The country two-step dance or the Texas two-step dance is a popular country dance in the U.S. Stemming from the foxtrot, the dance is very graceful which involves couples that move counter-clockwise around the dance floor. Refreshments will also be available!

Field of Foam and Fun Fair
On Saturday, August 17th, 2013, the Philanthropic Society will be hosting the very first Field of Foam Fun Fair in Northwest Indiana. This event will feature pony rides, a bounce house, face painting, emergency vehicles, balloon twister, and the main event, a Field of Foam created by Liberty Township Fire Department.

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Party in the Park will feature a community potluck dinner, in which ticket holders can sample special dishes prepared by more than a dozen different Duneland area restaurants. A beer garden will be hosted by Leroy’s “Hotstuff” Mexican Restaurant, while 27 Entertainment will bring the party to life with a top-tier professional DJ. A free green screen and photo booth will be offered by Impact Solutions – giving guests the chance to commemorate their time at Duneland’s 2013 back-to-school bash.

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