Fairs and festivals are coming to the Region, and you’re not going to want to miss out on the diverse activities they offer this weekend! From Hammond’s Festival of the Lakes all the way to La Porte’s County Fair, the attractions are calling your name. Grab a friend, hop in the car, and get going to some of the fun stuff the Region has planned for you!
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Enjoy the City of Hammond at Festival of the Lakes
The City of Hammond’s annual Festival of the Lakes is upon the Region, and there are almost too many fun activities to name! Listen to live music from performers like Stone Temple Pilots, El Flaco, and Lil Wayne, compete against local fishermen at the fishing derby, and even attend a free polka party! Festival of the Lakes runs all weekend, and most events are free to attend. For a full schedule, click here.
Taste local cuisine at the Region Eats Food Festival
Come out to Centennial Park this Saturday for a line-up of the Region’s favorite foods from local vendors. Purchases can be made directly from vendors, and live music will play as guests eat. The event will feature over 15 different vendors local to the Town of Munster. Learn more here.
Hit the green with LEAP at the Play Day Golf Outing
The La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) is hosting its annual Play Day golf outing this Friday and invites everyone to come out for a game! This year’s outing will include a hole-in-one contest, a longest drive contest, and a putting contest. Learn more here.
Catch a movie at Founders Square with the City of Portage
Join the City of Portage in continuing its Summer Disney Movies series with “Moana” this Saturday! Grab your blanket and friends and get out to the park for this free event. The show begins at 8 p.m. Learn more here.
Have dinner and a show as Sunset Grille presents Frank Ruvoli
This Sunday, Region local Frank Ruvoli will be performing at Sunset Grille’s rooftop cantina beginning at 6 p.m. With a sound inspired by bands like Phish, the Dave Matthews Band, and John Mayer, Ruvoli is sure to complement the beachside views. Learn more here.
Get out to the La Porte County Fair
The La Porte County Fair is back, and events are already in full swing! Head out this weekend for rides, food, animals, and monster trucks. This Saturday, the monster trucks are coming at 7 p.m. for an adrenaline-pumping show guaranteed to raise your heart rate. Learn more here.
Rock out with the Red NOT Chili Peppers at the Gabis Arboretum
The #1 internationally touring Red Hot Chili Peppers cover band is coming to the Gabis Arboretum this Saturday at 7 p.m. Come enjoy all of the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ greatest hits in a high-energy performance at Purdue Northwest University’s awesome venue as part of the Acorn Concert Series. Learn more here.
Hike Mount Baldy with the Indiana Dunes rangers
Get up bright and early and head to Michigan City this Sunday at 9 a.m. for a hike with the Indiana Dunes National Park rangers up the majestic Mount Baldy! Since the Dunes are closed for restoration efforts, these ranger-led hikes are one of the only ways to experience the beauty of the Region’s very own national park. Learn more here.
Rock out at Zao Island’s summer concert series with the My Time Funk Band
Are you looking for live music with no cover in a fun atmosphere? Zao Island’s got you covered! This Friday, the amusement center is hosting its summer concert series with the My Time Funk Band. Come out from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for free live music with the community! Learn more here.
Admire the works of Vivian Maier with Lubeznik
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is debuting a new exhibit this weekend: “Vivian Maier: In Color.” See Maier’s work in over 50 color prints from 1950 – 1970 in this generously donated collection and appreciate Maier’s journey to photographic refinery. Learn more here.