This weekend, the Region is getting rowdy! Good food, good shows, and good company are what it’s all about as Northwest Indiana gets ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. From play productions to restaurant specials, comedy shows to parades, there’s something for everyone this weekend in the Region!
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Witness a great show with Hobart High School’s production of “Roustabout”
“Roustabout: The Great Circus Trainwreck” is inspired by true events that occurred in Hammond in 1918. The play focuses on several characters within the Hagenbeck-Wallace circus as they handle the Hammond Circus Train Wreck. Lovingly brought to life by the performers at Hobart, this is a show you don’t want to miss! Learn more here.
Get fit with Community Healthcare System and the Y
Community Healthcare System and the Valparaiso YMCA are teaming up to present Healthy Family Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Take advantage of the expert advice offered to stay fit at every stage of life, from childhood to seniority. Additionally, free screenings for a multitude of health concerns, including blood pressure, will be conducted. Learn more here.
Taste all the South Shore has to offer during Savor the South Shore
South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority wants to show you the culinary diversity available to Region residents with specially priced three-course meals available at restaurants throughout Northwest Indiana. Some participating eateries include Aftermath Cidery & Winery, Patrick;s Grille, and Ricochet Tacos. Simply sit down and ask to see their Savor the South Shore menu from now until March 12. Learn more here.
See magic brought to life during Crown Point High School’s “Cinderella”
Whether you’re a Rodgers and Hammerstein fan or a Disney Kid at heart, Crown Point High School is giving the Region an opportunity to see this classic tale live on stage this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. With Friday and Saturday shows at 7 p.m. and matinee Saturday and Sunday shows at 2 p.m., there’s plenty of time to relax with this show. Learn more here.
Come join the fun in Michigan City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade
Floats, bands, entertaining costumes – what more could you need for a rakishly good time at the Michigan City St. Patrick’s Day parade? The parade begins at 1 p.m. and makes it way through the Uptown Arts District this Saturday. Learn more here.
Embrace Irish culture with South Bend’s St. Patrick’s Day parade
The City of South Bend is turning green this Saturday as the culture of Ireland parades through the town at 11 a.m. EST. The parade will immediately be followed by the Greening of the East Race, so stick around and enjoy all the fun activities the city has planned for you! Learn more here.
Rake in the dough with Four Winds Casinos’ March Money Madness
This Saturday, Four Winds Casino is giving an opportunity to win even bigger with $150,000 in cash prizes being given out from noon to 10 p.m. EST. Every even hour, three guests will win $5,000, while one lucky person will receive $10,000 every odd hour. While you’re waiting for the next winner, why not check out the buffet or hit the slots? Learn more here.
Learn more during Paladin’s Disability Awareness Month Resource Fair
Paladin Inc. is hosting a free resource fair for anyone in Northwest Indiana to attend to learn more about disabilities and the services offered in your community to manage them. The resource fair, which runs from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., will highlight the services offered by Paladin and feature vendors from throughout the Region. Learn more here.
Catch Ryan Niemiller’s return to the City of Hobart
Comedian Ryan Niemiller is making his return to the Hobart Art Theater this Saturday for a night of comedy! Last time, Niemiller’s handsome face and unique comedic perspective sold out the theater quickly, so act fast to grab your tickets. Doors open at 6 p.m. 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.