September is here, and with it comes the long Labor Day weekend. From pool parties to concerts, the Region is alive with activity to celebrate! Get outside, enjoy the nice weather, and get to know your community.
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 local performers at Lubeznik’s open mic night
Have you been working on something that needs to be shared with the world? Come out to Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ open mic night on Friday for a chance to sing, recite, or crack jokes before an audience! The event starts at 5 p.m. and includes light refreshments and the chance to explore some of Lubeznik’s awesome galleries. Learn more here.
Make a splash at the Four Winds’ Labor Day weekend pool party
With the long weekend and the summer heat, Four Winds Casinos’ final pool party is the place to be this weekend! Come out Friday for three days of fun-filled activities by the pool. Free entry, food and drinks, and live entertainment make the South Bend and New Buffalo locations the coolest place to be this weekend. Learn more here.
Kick back with Elton Jeff at Valpo Events’ summer concert series
Are you a fan of Elton John looking for a performance that’s a bit more than tribute? Elton Jeff & the Honky Cats bring a celebration of a career spanning over six decades, and they’re coming right to the heart of Valparaiso during Valparaiso Events’ summer concert series this Thursday! Bring a blanket to the park at 7 p.m. for a live musical experience you won’t forget. Learn more here.
Celebrate the Region’s hardest workers at Portage’s Salute to Labor event
The Region is built on the hard work its laborers do every day, and the City of Portage wants to recognize and celebrate that this Saturday! Come out to Founders Square Park at 3 p.m. for a free party featuring food trucks and live musical entertainment from Austin Edwards, Too Fighters, and Funky Monks. Learn more here.
Welcome back Oktoberfest with Michigan City
Oktoberfest is back this weekend, kicking off on Friday, with four days of food, drink, and plenty of fun! With over 40 bands across three stages, 15 food vendors and three full-service bars, including Michigan City’s own Sunset Bar & Grille, and a ton of local artisans, you’re sure to find something to enjoy at Oktoberfest. Learn more here.
Jam out to one of the most in-demand international bands at the Wolf Lake Pavilion
Talisk, Scotland’s genre-bending chart-toppers, is coming to the City of Hammond for a free performance at the Wolf Lake Pavilion this Friday. With in-demand folk music, Talisk has become an international sensation, so get out to the Pav for a rockin’ good time! 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 and “Treasures from the Archive” the Art Barn Legacy for Growth Collection. Learn more here.
Check out the Mascot Hall of Fame for free at Free Day FriYay
The City of Whiting’s Mascot Hall of Fame is committed to making the museum as accessible as possible. That’s why the museum will be free to enter this Friday and the first Friday of every month from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Experience fun, educational exhibits at no cost to you! Learn more here.
Shop seasonal goods at the City of Whiting’s Farmers Market
The City of Whiting has officially opened the doors to its Farmers Market this Saturday and every Saturday through October! Shop local, seasonal goods like flowers and produce starting at 8 a.m. Learn more here.
Purchase homegrown goods at Valparaiso’s Summer Market
The City of Valparaiso is hosting its summer market this Saturday at Urschel Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop locally grown produce, handmade crafts, and stunning plants while getting the opportunity to support and engage your community. Learn more here.