Summer’s in the Region, and that means it’s time to get out and enjoy some sun! Northwest Indiana has plenty of outdoor activities lined up this weekend, from races to car shows to GreatNews.Life’s very own All About the Girls Part 8. Grab the family and get outside to take advantage of the beautiful Region weather.
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Join GreatNews.Life at All About the Girls Part 8
Every year, the GreatNews team offers women in the Region a platform to celebrate how powerful women working together can be! Join us this Thursday at Urschel Pavilion from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to hear speeches from some of the most influential women in the Region. Learn more here.
Cruise on over to the Life Care Center of Valparaiso’s car show
The Life Care Center of Valparaiso is hosting a car show this Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to showcase the Winamac Old Auto Club. See the cool cars, enjoy some live music, and take part in the complimentary refreshments. Learn more here.
Check out local vendors at Crossroads’ Corn Roast
This weekend, Crossroads has a two-day treat full of roast corn, food trucks, and live music at Bulldog Park. It’s fun for all ages: great food, great beer, and the best corn in the whole Region! Learn more here.
Kick off the Zao Island summer concert series with Reggae Express
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 kicking off its summer concert series with Hammond’s Reggae Express. Come out from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. for free live music with the community! Learn more here.
Celebrate cancer survivors with Community Healthcare System’s Cancer Survivors Day event
Join Community Healthcare System and Cancer Resource Center for a free outdoor celebration of all those who have survived cancer this Sunday at 1 p.m. Featuring live music, lunch, giveaways, and more, this is sure to be a fun way to celebrate the lives of all the Region’s cancer warriors. Learn more here.
Support VNA Hospice NWI at Hops for Hospice
Come out to Hops for Hospice this Saturday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. for unlimited beer tastings of over 100 locally crafted beers. While you drink, listen to one of the hottest John Mellencamp tribute bands, Smalltown. All proceeds go towards supporting VNA Hospice NWI in its mission helping aging seniors remain in their homes. Learn more here.
Race for our troops at Leon’s Triathlon
South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority is inviting the Region to Leon’s Triathlon for its 40th anniversary. The triathlon is held in honor of the U.S. military troops and veterans. The race begins Sunday at 7:30 a.m. Learn more here.
Browse local creations at Hobart’s Summer Market
The City of Hobart’s Summer Market on the Lake is the place to be to enjoy local crafts, food, and music. The market opens this Thursday at 4 p.m. and will pop up every Thursday after August. This Thursday’s live performance will be pop rock cover band High Street! Learn more here.
Appreciate budding artists at Lubeznik’s Young Artist Expo
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is hosting a free evening of art created by local young artists this Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Attendees can peruse and purchase work by student artists in all media. 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 for shopping local vendors, listening to lice music, and watching free family movies once the sun goes down. This week’s entertainment includes a performance from Beyond Carolina and a showing of “Lightyear!” Learn more here.