Music, games, and art are what it’s all about this weekend in the Region! Whether you’re wanting to relax with Lubeznik, jam out with “Parmalee,” or catch a play about the Brothers Grimm, Northwest Indiana’s got you covered. If competition and activity are more your thing, this weekend’s got everything from disc golf to parades to a spelling bee!
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
S-P-E-L-L out some words at the La Porte County Regional Spelling Bee
Thanks to regional partners like Kankakee Valley REMC, the La Porte County Regional Spelling Bee is going strong! This Thursday show will feature all of the winners from previous La Porte County spelling bees vying for the opportunity to advance to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. You’ll be sure to feel the heat of competition as students fight for the top spot! Learn more here.
See Kennedy Avenue glowing green during HC3’s Hessville St. Patrick’s Day parade
Hessville’s going to be glowing green this Friday as the neighborhood throws its own lighted parade! Participant lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the parade itself will begin marching its way down Kennedy Ave. Learn more here.
Finish a day of celebration with a night on the town at Crown Point’s St. Patrick’s Day parade
St. Patrick’s Day celebrations don’t have to set with the Sun! The City of Crown Point is throwing their annual lighted nighttime parade on Friday at dusk. Enjoy food from local vendors, music, and a healthy dose of Irish culture at Northwest Indiana’s original nighttime parade! Learn more here.
Have a rockin’ night with “Parmalee” at Four Wind Casinos’ first live concert in South Bend
Country music’s breakout stars “Parmalee” will be kicking off a new era of events in South Bend at the Four Winds Casinos’ new South Bend location this Saturday at 8 p.m. EST. Experience one of the only country groups to have three consecutive Top 10 singles in the comfort of the Ribbon Town event center. Learn more here.
Kickstart your heart with Methodist Hospitals’ free virtual heart seminar
If you’re like many Americans, your heart health may be something that falls to the wayside. Methodist Hospitals is bringing you a presentation on the far-reaching consequences of, and treatments for, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. Attend this free virtual seminar on Thursday beginning at 4:30 p.m. to stay ahead on all the latest news about your heart. Learn more here.
Join Ricochet Tacos at the Rust Belt Showdown
Are you ready to try this once-in-a-lifetime disc golf course? Ricochet Tacos and several other local vendors are going to be in attendance at the Rust Belt Showdown. This disc golf tournament invites Region residents to play one round of golf this Friday on a course that will never be playable anywhere else! Learn more here.
Take in some art with Lubeznik’s new “Citizen” exhibit
“Citizen,” Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ new exhibit, opens this Friday with a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. The gallery features work from BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and femme creatives that explores the complex relationship between marginalized communities and the world they find themselves in. Learn more here.
Channel surf beloved fairy tales during “Channeling Grimm”
The National Excellence in Theatre Foundation and Regional Performing Arts Company are bringing you a modern twist on classic tales in this weekend’s production of “Channeling Grimm.” With shows on Friday night and Saturday afternoon, there’s plenty of time to see “Project Ballgown,” “The Green and the Beautiful,” and more this weekend! Learn more here.
Learn to keep your landscape looking lively with PNW’s pruning workshop
Owner of Four Seasons Landscaping George Brenn is coming to the Gabis Arboretum this Saturday and Sunday to teach you the ins and outs of pruning! The two-day workshop begins on Saturday with an introduction to the tools and skills you’ll need to be successful with hands-on practice. On Sunday, you’ll be sent out in the field to really hone your pruning abilities. Learn more here.
Join Lake County’s Parks and Rec Department in making maple syrup
It’s Maple Syrup Time in the Region, and Lake County’s Parks and Recreation Department is offering you a chance to see how the stuff is made this Saturday and Sunday! Maple syrup can only be created in places with above-freezing days and below-freezing nights, making Northwest Indiana one of the few places it can be made. Experience the process from tapping trees to adding the heat until tree sap becomes maple deliciousness. Learn more here.