Take advantage of the good weather in Northwest Indiana while it lasts! Whether it’s seeing a play with friends, exploring the outdoor gems throughout the Region, or preparing for the upcoming holidays a little earlier, there’s something for everyone this weekend!
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Catch Crown Point High School’s production of “Puffs”
Crown Point High School will be performing “Puffs” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play is about a young boy who discovers he’s a wizard and gets sent to a magical school in England, where he meets his two best friends and goes on adventures. Sound familiar? Learn more here.
Discover the wonders of Deep River with Lake Co. Parks and Rec
Lake County Parks and Recreation are hosting its monthly playdate at Deep River County Park on Friday, November 18 from 10-11 a.m. The event welcomes children ages two-six to be accompanied by a caregiver as they take in the fresh fall air. Learn more here.
Learn about the ecological gem that is Northwest Indiana with Dr. Cortwright
Dr. Spencer Cortwright will be giving a presentation at the Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest on Saturday from 2-3:30 p.m. The presentation will focus on what makes the Region unique ecologically and why it’s important to protect it. Learn more here.
Further your education with Calumet College of St. Joseph
On Saturday, Calumet College of St. Joseph will be hosting a free open house from 9a.m.-1p.m. The event will include a campus tour and the chance to talk to faculty, alumni, and students about the college and the opportunities offered there. Learn more here.
Dig into a Snickers Swirl with Culver’s Flavor of the Day
Culver’s of Valparaiso is closing out the weekend with Snickers Swirl frozen custard on Sunday. The treat features a combination of vanilla and chocolate frozen custard mixed with chewy pieces of Snickers. Learn more here.
Support local artists by visiting Lubeznik’s Holiday Artisan Market
Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ Holiday Artisan Market is open! The market features unique pieces created by local artists including jewelry, ceramics, wearable art, and more! It’s the perfect place to find a memorable Christmas gift. Learn more here.
Watch the debut performance of “The 1985” at Aftermath Cidery & Winery
South Bend’s “The 1985” is making its Valparaiso debut at Aftermath Cidery & Winery on Saturday at 8 p.m. You won’t want to miss this musical experience that combines lights, costumes, and video components to recapture that 80s concert experience. Learn more here.
Welcome the holidays with Pulaski County
Pulaski County Tribe is organizing a Hometown Holiday Celebration for Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event emphasizes enjoying the simple things like crafts, trivia, board games, and spending time with family and friends. Vendors will be present with holiday goods, and Meadow Springs Manor will be offering brunch with the Grinch. Learn more here.
Help provide a Christmas to kids in need with Allegius FCU’s Toys for Tots drive
Every year, Toys for Tots helps to provide Christmas presents to children who might not otherwise get them. Allegius Federal Credit Union is accepting toys beginning this weekend. Visit any Allegius FCU location to drop off a toy and support the drive! Learn more about Allegius FCU here.
Modernize the Greek myth “Eurydice” with Bishop Noll
Bishop Noll Institute will be performing “Eurydice” on stage this weekend. There will be four showings: Friday at 7:30 p.m., Saturday at 3 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. The play features the myth of Orpheus as told from the perspective of his wife, the titular Eurydice. Learn more here.