With the weather getting warmer, it’s time for the Region to get outside and take advantage of the remnants of winter while it still can. From ice skating to hikes to outdoor brewfests, there’s plenty to do outside in Northwest Indiana this weekend. If the indoors are more your thing, enjoy a bevy of activities to keep you warm and dry instead!
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 legendary blues performer Buddy Guy at Four Winds’ Silver Creek Event Center
Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and blues musician Buddy Guy is coming to the Four Winds Casinos’ Silver Creek Event Center this Friday for a one-night performance sure to leave you rocking through the morning. The setlist will feature some of Guy’s fan favorites as well as a selection of music off of his new album “The Blues Don’t Lie.” Learn more here.
Get involved with your government at LEAP’s Third House Session
If you want to stay ahead of what’s happening in La Porte, the La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership is inviting you to its free Indiana Third House Session this Friday at 8 a.m. Enjoy some light refreshments as you hear from speakers like Mayor Tom Dermody and Indiana Senator Mike Bohacek about important topics affecting you, your city, and your region. Learn more here.
Have a drink at the Shelf Ice Brewfest
Ready to get right on the frigid shore of Lake Michigan for an ice-cold beer? Join Michigan City in celebrating its annual Shelf Ice Brewfest this Saturday at 1 p.m. Everyone who attends will walk away with a free commemorative glass and a fun night to remember! Learn more here.
View the wonders of the Dunes with the rangers at the state park
Join the naturalists at Indiana Dunes State Park for a hike to the beach and back on this discovery tour on Sunday at 10 a.m. The hike is a one-mile moderate trek from the Nature Center to the beach and back. Find out what’s washed up on your shores! Learn more here.
Celebrate famous Hoosier John Mellencamp with the City of Hobart
Small Town, the Region’s premier John Mellencamp tribute band, will be performing this Saturday at the City of Hobart’s Art Theater! The show is open to fans of all ages, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Make sure to get in quick before the venue fills! Learn more here.
Learn a part of history with IU Northwest’s screening of “Till”
As part of its continued celebration of Black History Month, Indiana University Northwest’s Brother 2 Brother organization is hosting a free screening of “Till” this Thursday at 1 p.m. The movie follows the life of Mamie Till-Bradley and her activism and pursuit of justice. Learn more here.
Grab a bite to eat at Culver’s
Culver’s has rolled out its Lent menu, bringing back the fan-favorite walleye! If fish isn’t your thing, the ButterBurger is still readily available. Additionally, the ice cream flavor of the day is changing throughout the weekend, featuring Mint Explosion and Peach Crisp. Learn more here.
Bust a gut with Valparaiso High School’s “Mocha Madness”
Valparaiso High School’s back with its annual “Mocha Madness” improv show! Join the drama club everyday this weekend for a brand new show each night. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday’s shows begin at 7 p.m. with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Learn more here.
Finish out the skate season with Crown Point’s Fairytale Night
The City of Crown Point is closing its ice rink entering March, so take advantage of this last weekend to hit the ice! On Saturday, dress up in your favorite fantasy garb for a night of whimsy at Bulldog Park’s NHL-sized ice rink. Learn more here.
Figure out who committed the murder at Chicago Street Theatre
Chicago Street Theatre is producing the whodunit “The Play That Goes Wrong,” and this weekend is your last chance to see it before it’s gone! From actors who can’t remember their lines, a corpse that won’t sit still, and a leading lady slipping in and out of consciousness, the murder at the heart of this play seems like it’ll never be solved. The play opens this Friday at 8 p.m. and continues through the end of the month. Learn more here.