10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: January 6 – January 8, 2017

By: Anthony Cleveland Last Updated: January 3, 2017

Welcome to 2017!  We have your weekend all sorted for you in our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana. If you're curious about what else is going on this year -- You can see all of the events happening on the Northwest Indiana Event Calendar and if you have something going on make sure we know about it with an email to!

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January First Friday at Lubeznik Center for the Arts
This First Friday event will be hosted by Tim Rounds. The event will feature new galleries, live music, live performances, and a cash bar. 

Couch to Foot Pursuit 5k Training
We thought you might want to start your commitment to your "get in shape" resolution this year. This is a 5K training event held at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. 

Men's Breakfast 
Join the First Prebyterian Church in Valparaiso for an all men breakfast. The breakfast will be a laid-back atmosphere for the men to relax and reflect on the news of the day and where they are spiritually. 

Have Fun at Zao Island
Tons to do here, but may we recommend Laser Tag?  It's a blast! (bad pun intended)  

Snowshoe Hike
Snow or not the National Lakeshore has a great trail to explore with park rangers there. If we do get snow this week, come out for a park ranger led tour of the trails while wearing snowshoes!  

Portage River Walk
If you're not afraid of a little chill-- then come out for a stroll along the Portage River Walk. 

Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular
All the years of Elvis' career will be explored at the Elvis Tribute Artist Spectacular. There will be plenty of impersonators and tribute bands at this show! 

Go See a Movie at the Portage IMAX
Rogue 1, Assassin's Creed, Sing, Passengers, Moana, and MORE! The New Year box office is stacked with great films!  

La Porte Chamber of Commerce Holiday Tree Bonfire
Drop off your old Christmas tree at the La Porte County Fairgrounds by January 7th and come back the 8th to see it up in flames!  This event will also feature hot chocolate, popcorn, and other treats. 

Go to Horseshoe Casino 
The new year got you feeling lucky? Why not test your luck at Horseshoe Casino this weekend!