Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza Expansion Grand Opening Celebration Guide

By: Contributor Last Updated: July 31, 2015

Pop-Up-Breakfast-Flyer-with-SageCome Saturday, August 15, the expansion to Central Park Plaza will be complete, and we want everyone to come out and celebrate with us! Join us as we mark this momentous occasion with a day full of family, friends, food, and fun at this "ramped up" Street Fair and Farmer's Market. From a Pop-Up Breakfast to live entertainment, an expanded Valparaiso Market, and more, there's something for everybody. It's our town and our park, an we want you to come be a part of it.

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What can you find at the Grand Opening? Here's a look:


Your day starts with a Pop-Up Breakfast at the brand new Urschel Pavilion from 8-10:00 a.m.. Enjoy a special menu prepared by Chef Joe of Sage, as well as a live cooking demonstration by the man himself. The entire menu will be sourced from our very own Valparaiso Market- going along with our motto of "shop local, support local." In addition, all ticket holders will also take home recipe cards so they can try out and perfect this dish at home.

A limited number of tickets will be available for this. All tickets can be purchased at the Valparaiso Events office located at 150 W. Lincolnway, Suite 1006, or at our tent at the Valparaiso Market.


The fun doesn't stop with breakfast. We've got plenty more in store for the town of Valparaiso:

8:00 a.m.: It's Saturday, and that means it's Market Day. Your place to get the best in local produce and handmade goods will be moving to its new home underneath the William E. Urschel Pavilion.

11:00 a.m.: Catch live entertainment throughout the area by three very talented local musicians: Steve Ball, Angelo Cicco and Chad Clifford.

12:00 p.m.: What's an opening without a ribbon cutting? Join us at noon as we officially open the new William E. Urschel Pavilion.

But that's not all! Also beginning at 11:00 a.m., there will be plenty of fun for all ages, including stilt walkers, balloon twisters, face painters, caricature artists, and more! For more information on what you will see, click here.