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10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, September 18-20

By: Kelsea Costello Last Updated: September 15, 2020

This week, attend local events with great food, get into the fall spirit with a spooky ghost tour, give back to the community, and more. Check out the full list below and don't forget to wear your mask and social distance at any in-person events!

Exercise with your furry best friend at The Fast & The Furriest 5K

Doggos

Find more information about the run/walk here.

Golf to support the United Way of Porter County and mental health programs

Golfing

Learn more about the 18-hole golf scramble here.

Enjoy delicious tacos and beer at the annual Portage Brewfest & Taco Test

Portage Brewfest & Taco Test

Presented by Great Lakes Peterbilt of the Larson Group, Portage will host its 7th Annual Portage Brewfest & Taco Test. Proceeds aid two of the city’s largest non-profits: the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce and the Portage Township YMCA. Find more information here.

Get crafty and make candles with your kids thanks to the Kalamazoo Candle Company

Kids candle craft

Find instructions and more here.

Enjoy live music and fall weather at the Griffith Market

Griffith Central Park

Jim Bulanda and the Midwest Big Band will perform. Find more information here.

Get spooked with Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours in Crown Point

Historic Crown Point Jail

Join them as they visit sites and decide for yourself if they are truly haunted or merely just tales of myth and folklore. Find more information here.

Channel your child’s inner Katniss Everdeen with archery lessons

Kid practicing archery

They will be held at Sunset Hill Farm County Park. Find more information here.

Go on the Cruise From Your Couch Virtual Boat Tour

Chicago virtual boat tour

See iconic and lesser-known Chicago architecture on a virtual boat tour. This expertly-designed virtual experience uses 360-degree images to simulate virtual travel. Learn more about this event here.

Get moving at the Runnin’ with the Irish 5K

5K run

Get your Irish gear on for a 5K Run/Walk and Fun Run benefiting St. Patrick School. Find more information here.

Learn more about the Lake County Parks at the Buckley Homestead

The Buckley Homestead

Join a park naturalist this fall and learn to love the local parks. Find more information here.