10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, August 17 – August 20

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, August 17 – August 20

It’s time to get outside and enjoy the weather in the Region! From time on the lake to days in the park, there’s always an excuse to take in the beautiful Northwest Indiana environments. Once the night rolls in, concerts and festivals are sure to keep the fun going for everyone!

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

Promote your baby’s health at Associated Pediatricians’ breastfeeding support group

Becoming a mother can be a very stressful experience when you have a lot of questions without answers. Associated Pediatricians is hoping to help both new and experienced mothers become educated on their infant’s health at its breastfeeding support group this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Learn from experts, get your questions answered, and connect with others going through the same experience as you. Learn more here.

Build your own boat at the City of Hobart’s Cardboard Regatta

The City of Hobart’s famous cardboard and duct tape boat race is back this weekend, so it’s time to get creative! This Saturday, build your boat and bring it down to Lake George for a friendly competition, good company, and a ton of fun. Learn more here.

Get thunderstruck with BONFIRE at Memorial Opera House

BONFIRE, the Midwest’s premier AC/DC tribute band, is coming to Memorial Opera House this Saturday at 8 p.m. Get ready to shake all night long as the band perfectly replicates the energy and aesthetic of one of the world’s most influential rock bands. Learn more here.

Learn to save a life with the La Porte Fire Department’s CPR classes

Back by popular demand, the City of La Porte’s Fire Department is offering another round of free CPR classes, and the next session is happening this Saturday at 8 a.m. and noon! Classes are comprehensive in imparting life-saving skills, so expect your session to run about four hours. Learn more here.

Rock out to local musicians at Valparaiso Events’ Summer Concert Series

Valparaiso Events is bringing local Region and Chicagoland musicians to the city to help you rediscover old favorites or find new ones. This Thursday, The Erly will be performing in the downtown amphitheater at 7 p.m. Come jam with your friends! Learn more here

Face Heaven & Hell at Briar Leaf’s 2-man scramble

Briar Leaf Golf Club’s Heaven & Hell Scramble makes its return this Saturday with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. Form a two-man team and compete for cash prizes against golfers from around the Region. Nine holes, a putting contest, and lunch make this event one no golfer can miss. Learn more here.

Bust a gut at Crown Point’s “Laughs on Point” comedy show

Are you looking to spend your Friday evening laughing it up with your friends and community? “Laughs on Point,” featuring nationally known comedians Shawn Reynolds and Marty Simpson, is exactly what you’re looking for! Come out to Bulldog Park for jokes, drinks, and a whole evening of family fun. Learn more here.

Get on the lake at Paladin’s 24th annual Charter Boat Community Event

If you or someone you know has a physical or mental disability, you understand how overwhelming it can be to attend many events. That’s why Paladin’s 24th annual boat ride is built around giving those with disabilities the opportunity to do something fun in an environment tailored to their needs. With the support of Michigan City’s firemen and paramedics, the U.S. coast guard, and the Michigan City Charter Boat Association, this boat ride is perfect for a fun Friday afternoon! Learn more here.

Jam out at Arts in the Park’s summer concert series

Get yourself to Fox Park this Thursday for a free concert sponsored by NIPSCO and the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte. The Arts in the Park concert series is a series of free concerts featuring Region locals. This week’s entertainment is Middle of the Road, Northwest Indiana’s best loved dance band for the past 40 years. Learn more here.

Get creative at Lubeznik’s 41st annual art festival

Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ 41st annual Arts Festival is here this Saturday and Sunday for Region residents to enjoy! This year, the festival will feature local artists, food vendors, live demonstrations, family activities, and more that help connect attendees with the many programs offered by Lubeznik. Additionally, “Vivian Maier in Color,” the blockbuster exhibit of the summer, will be on display during the festival. Learn more here.