10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, April 4 – April 8

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, April 4 – April 8

Spring is the perfect time to try something new, and the Region’s cooking up plenty for you to dive into! Whether you’re new to poetry, birding, brewing, or saving lives, you can find a way to expand your experience this weekend. Also, don’t miss out on Monday’s solar eclipse! We’re in a prime location to check out this heavenly event.

Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!

Rock out with TUSK at Four Winds New Buffalo

If your heart broke when Fleetwood Mac broke up, Tusk will help to fill the hole. As “The World’s Number One Tribute to Fleetwood Mac,” Tusk helps to capture the magic of classic Fleetwood Mac while incorporating the music and connection of the reunited band. Don’t believe it? Come see for yourself this Friday at Four Winds Casinos’ New Buffalo location. Learn more here.

Offer some snaps at Lubeznik’s poetry slam

This Friday, poets from the Region and beyond are meeting and competing at Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ free poetry slam! Readings begin at 5:30 p.m., and guests are welcome to cheer on their favorite poets, explore Lubeznik’s art exhibits, and enjoy the cash bar and complimentary refreshments. Learn more here.

Kickstart your career in education at IU Northwest’s Teacher Recruitment Fair

Are you ready to get started in a Region school? Join Indiana University Northwest and 20 schools from around Northwest Indiana for a recruitment fair this Friday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Get your foot in the door as a candidate to fill a variety of teaching and administrative positions for the upcoming school year! Learn more here.

Save a life at the City of Valparaiso’s blood drive

Blood is an ever-present need in the world of medicine, and you can help save lives by donating at the City of Valparaiso’s community blood drive this Friday. Head out to Valpo City Hall between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to help ensure those that need blood transfusion can receive them before it’s too late! Learn more here.

Pay tribute to Pink Floyd at Memorial Opera House’s “Echoes of Pompeii”

Missed your chance to see Pink Floyd live? Memorial Opera House wants to give you another chance at “Echoes of Pompeii” this Saturday at 8 p.m. This 10-piece orchestra will deliver the authentic Pink Floyd sound coupled with awesome visuals including lasers, videos, and images that’ll keep audiences floating in transcendental bliss. Learn more here.

Celebrate children with Franciscan Health’s Safe Kids Day event

Children are the future, so keeping them safe, happy, and healthy is a very important task. Join Franciscan Health this Saturday at the Dean & Barbara White Southlake YMCA for an interactive event featuring information on everything from bike safety to CPR to useful programs like the YMCA’s summer camps. The more you know, the safer your kids will be! Learn more here.

Come together to watch the solar eclipse with Valpo Parks

Downtown Valparaiso is set to see 96% of the Sun covered this Monday during the solar eclipse, and Valparaiso Parks and Valparaiso University’s Department of Physics & Astronomy are teaming up to make sure you can view this celestial event safely in a fun environment. Join them in Central Park Plaza at noon to learn more about solar eclipses, enjoy local food trucks, and get the best views as day turns to night. Learn more here.

Take a tour of Journeyman’s American Factory

Have you wanted to see what Journeyman Distillery’s Valparaiso location has become since it opened back in October? This weekend is your chance! Visit the American Factory and see the brewery, stills, and production floor as you learn how Journeyman brings its drinks to life in your glass. Reservations are strongly recommended. Learn more here.

Walk for a cause with Purdue Northwest

Every year, the Honors College at Purdue University Northwest walks to raise money for a good cause, and this year is no different! Join Purdue Northwest this Saturday at 8 a.m. for a 5k walk in support of the Fair Haven Rape Crisis Center. Last year’s walk raised $5,000; can we beat that? Learn more here.

Learn more about the Region’s avian life with Lake County Parks

Spring bird migration is on its way to the Region! Join Lake County Parks and Recreation at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve or virtually this Friday to learn about the birds that will be passing through Northwest Indiana on their way home. Pre-registration is required. Learn more here.