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10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: September 11-13, 2015

By: Caitlin Vanlaningham Last Updated: September 9, 2015

10FunThings 9-11-13The days are just flying by! It's already the second week of September and we have great stuff for you to do in the region. 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!

Blues & BBQ Highland IN B.P.O.E Elks Lodge 981 NWI
Blues and BBQ will be hosted at the Highland Elks Lodge 981 on Friday September 11 beginning at 6pm. Tickets are still on sale at The Elks! $20 per person includes BBQ dinner featuring smoked pulled pork with smoked bacon macaroni and cheese. There will be great BBQ and live music by Upside Down & Backwards. 

Stepping Stone Shelter Wine & Beer Fest Fundraiser
Wine & Beer Fest to benefit the Stepping Stone Shelter on September 11th at Blue Chip Casino. There will be appetizers to compliment the wine and beer as well as desserts. Live music by Southside Denny and a silent auction as well. The evening begins at 7pm in the Stardust Center. Sponsorships are still available. 

Taltree Arboretum Family Campout
Escape the hustle and bustle of the everyday with an overnight behind the closed gates of Taltree September 11, 6pm to September 12, 7am. 

Salmon Slam Fishing Tournament
Don't miss out on the annual Salmon Slam! This event is dedicated to the preservation and conservation of Lake Michigan sport fishing. 

2015 Valparaiso Popcorn Fest
The 2015 Popcorn Festival is coming up on September 12, 2015! The Popcorn Festival is one of the largest festivals Northwest Indiana and brings in locals and tourists alike from all over to see the best offerings of downtown Valparaiso. So much takes place leading up to and on the day of the festival, and hundreds of people roll up their sleeves to make this event a success. 

Garwood Orchard Apple Fest
Garwood Orchard's annual Apple Fest will take place on September 12 and 13 at 5911 W 50 S, La Porte, Indiana 46350. Arts and Crafts Festival held annually at Garwood Orchards. Market, UPick, Bakery, Gelato Bar, Live Music, Horse and Tractor Wagon Rides. Face painting, crafts, art, pottery, and more! 

Hobart Chamber Car Show
Please join us at our 1st Annual Car Show & Family Fun Day! Best in Show, Best in Class, Mayor's Choice Award, Chamber President's Choice. There will be boat races down by the Clock Tower, food, live music, and even a bags tournament! Space is limited so enter your vehicle today! 

2nd Annual Dragon Boat Races
Dunebrook's Dragon Boat Races showcase competitive, community and corporate teams racing for the title of Head Dragon. Spectators and team members can enjoy various activities on land including food vendors, family fun area, music and more. Also, you'll get a chance to learn about Dunebrook's Programs and the Organization's impact on the community. Whether you want to win the race or watch your favorite team, join us! Watch for registration forms soon. 

500 Turkeys Fundraising Event
On Sunday, September 13th there will be a fundraising event. Painting in the Park will be held at Haven Hallow Park in Portage Township. The event will be from 4p-6p and is for ages 6 and up. During the event participants will be painting a Minion painting with instruction from Canvas Escapes. The fee is $22 and that includes all the painting supplies seats are limited to 25 people. You can order tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/painting-in-the-park-tickets-18225922224 . For more information please contact Jessica at: 219-510-7778 

Calvary Church Coffee with the Pastors
Calvary guests are invited to Coffee with the Pastors on Sunday, 9.13, from 6:30 - 8p at The South Bend Chocolate Cafe. Learn about Calvary's values and vision, and take the opportunity to ask questions of the pastoral staff in a casual environment. We would love to meet you!