As August comes to a close and fall approaches ever closer, it’s time to reflect on the joys of summer and get outside for one last hurrah! From bike rides to musical performances to summer markets, you’re sure to find something that makes you happy.
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Put your gut to rest at Northwest Health’s IBS seminar
Nearly 20% of Americans suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), so Northwest Health is giving everyone a chance to learn tips, tricks, and strategies to ease the symptoms and improve your quality of life. Join gastroenterologist Eric Steinberg this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for the inside scoop. Learn more here.
Experience musical magic with Roger McGuinn at Memorial Opera House
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Roger McGuinn, frontman of the Byrds, is coming to Memorial Opera House this Saturday for an evening of musical storytelling. Travel down the path laid out by McGuinn, meeting friends both old and new, in an enchanting and intimate encounter. Learn more here.
Celebrate your loved ones at Hospice of the Calumet Area’s Butterflies in the Park
Hospice of the Calumet Area is hosting its second annual Butterflies in the Park event this Sunday from 12 - 4 p.m. With food, music, activities for the family, and, of course, butterflies, the event serves as the perfect opportunity to honor passed loved ones and support a good cause. Learn more here.
Discover new musical favorites at Valpo Events’ summer concert series
Libido Funk Circus is coming to Valparaiso this Thursday for a night of fun in the park! With a bombastic sound and plenty of audience engagement, the performance is sure to have you rocking and rolling. Learn more here.
Race for a cause at the Tour de La Porte
The Tour de La Porte is racing to the Region this weekend, kicking off this Friday! The event, hosted by the La Porte County Family YMCA, raises money to support families in need of financial assistance for healthy programs. Learn more here.
Ride into the night at the Pennsy Bike Ride
The Town of Munster and the Town of Schererville are combining forces for a 15-mile bike ride this Saturday at 10 p.m. Ride from Rohrman Park along the Pennsy Greenway to Centennial Park and back under the stars! Learn more here.
Get to know Region artists with Art Barn
Art Barn School of Art has been helping the Region connect to local artists for years through its many exhibitions, and the two running this weekend are no exception! Be sure to drop in this weekend to check out “Artistic Landscapes” by Mark Vander Vinne. Additionally, a reception for the newest exhibition, “Treasures from the Archive,” will be held on Friday from 5 - 7 p.m. Learn more here.
Enjoy community goods at Crown Point’s Farmers Market
The City of Crown Point’s Farmers Market is back this Saturday, and you don’t want to miss it! Featuring over 70 local vendors from farmers to artisans, a splash pad, and live music, attendees are in for far more than just a day of shopping local goods. Learn more here.
Rock out at Zao Island’s summer concert series with Chris and Lou
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 Chris and Lou. Come out from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for free live music with the community! Learn more here.
Shop local at Portage’s Market on the Square
The Market on the Square is back in the City of Portage starting this Friday at 3 p.m. Come out every Friday through the summer to shop local vendors, listen to live music, and watch free family movies once the sun goes down. Learn more here.