10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: July 24-26, 2015

By: Caitlin Vanlaningham Last Updated: July 21, 2015

10FunThings 7-24-26Summer is in full swing and our calendar is full of great events just waiting for you! Do you have an event you'd like to share? Just send us an email to and we'll add it to our event calendar!

Flanagin's Garage Sale
Flanagin's Bulk Mail Service is once again hosting their annual garage sale! From July 24-25, 9am-5pm, come and see what treasures you can find!

WVLP Hog Roast
The time is once again upon us: WVLP is holding its annual community dinner known as the Hog Roast. As always, we are using the comfortable venue, The Butterfield Pavilion (located at the fairgrounds), and our feast will be catered this year by KP Catering.

Pierogi Fest
No matter if you believe the festival started over a group of friends deciding to pay homage to their Eastern European heritage, or the coming together of the community over Mrs. Pierogi leaving her husband for Mr. Kielbasa, pretty much everyone can agree that the Pierogi Fest in the City of Whiting is the place to be every last weekend of July (24th, 25th, and 26th this year). 

Downtown La Porte Movie Night
Friday July 24th, bring your blankets and chairs to Downtown La Porte and join us for Friday Night at the Movies. This is a free event open to all ages. The featured film is “FROZEN”. The movie will be shown at dusk in the Herald Argus Parking Lot on the corner of State and Monroe Streets. From 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., princesses Anna and Elsa will be in attendance to sign autographs and take pictures with their fans. At 8:15 p.m. Grace Tarnow and Shania Povlock of Hoosier Star fame will perform a live duet of the hit song ‘Let it Go’ from the movie. This is a not-to-miss event! 

European Market Market
Join Us at Chesterton’s European Market every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October in historic downtown Chesterton. From 8:00 am to 2:00 pm, visit us at Broadway and Third Street, next to Thomas Centennial Park. We’re located two miles south of the Indiana Dunes at Lake Michigan, and our Market is easily accessible from Interstate 94 to exit 26A or via the 80/90 Toll Road to exit 31. 

Michigan City Fire Fest
Don't miss the Michigan City Fire Fest on July 25! There will be music, food, a bags tournament, and more!

Popsicles in the Park
“Popsicles in the Park” is a great way to draw the community into the park for fun and play”, states Joy Lundstrom, park superintendent, “we have three beautiful parks located in South Haven for Portage Township residents to get to know and enjoy”. 

Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Festival
Enjoy the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra at FREE summer concerts!

Toni Braxton at Star Plaza Theatre
Toni Braxton is coming to the Stare Plaza Theatre on July 25! Performance will be at 8pm. 

Market on the Square
The 2015 Portage Community Market will be held at Founders Square every Sunday from June 14th through September 6th from 10am to 3pm, Rain or Shine!