10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, October 6-9

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, October 6-9
By: Aubrey Thomson, Lauren Grasham Last Updated: October 3, 2022

A new month is upon us, the weather is colder, the leaves are starting to change colors, which can only mean one thing: fall is officially here! The Region is full of fun filled events this weekend to celebrate the changes in the season and the start of October, and we’ve gathered some of the best below for you to check out for this week’s 10 Fun Things to do in Northwest Indiana.

Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana to fill out your action-packed weekend!

Appreciate black cinema at the 12th Annual Gary International Black Film Festival

Join the Urban League Young Professionals of NWI at the 12th Annual Gary International Black Film Festival Opening Night. Walk the Red Carpet, enjoy music, tasty bites, and celebrate 12 years of cinematic Black Excellence at IUN in the Savannah Hall 10/7 - 10/9. Tickets can be purchased online or during the event and in advance or at the Urban League office. Click here for more details.

Hunt for great deals on Goodwill 50% Off Day

Head to your nearest Goodwill store on October 8 to enjoy a Goodwill 50% Off Day! Discover other upcoming 50% off days here.

Come to Lubeznik to see some new art exhibits

Head over to Lubeznik Center for the Arts on Friday, October 7, for the opening reception for two new art exhibits. The show will feature works from local artists Makayla Brooks and Yuna Choi in a joint exhibition, and will also feature Joan Spohrer’s solo show. The event goes from 5-8 p.m., and will have hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, and a chance to meet the artists. Learn more about this fun time here!

Head to La Porte for the Purple Xperience, the nation’s top Prince tribute

Performing at the La Porte Civic Auditorium on Saturday, Oct. 8 is The Purple Xperienc – the nation’s only Prince Tribute band licensed by the Prince Foundation. Binversie said Early Bird General Admission Balcony Seating is available for $15 through Aug. 31. After that, balcony tickets are $20. Reserved table seating on the floor is available as well and starts at $400. Learn more here.

Schedule a day of rest and healing at Lindenwood Retreat & Conference Center

This monthly opportunity is for anyone who needs to lay down stress and re-center themselves. Come for a mostly unstructured time of stillness, prayer, creative reflection, time in nature with optional spiritual direction. Learn more here.

Get your home’s fire safety checked by ordering Domino’s pizza

Anyone who orders a Domino’s pizza may be randomly selected and surprised at the door when their pizza arrives accompanied by a fire engine. If the smoke alarms in the home are working, the pizza is free. If the smoke alarms are not working, the firefighters will install fully functioning alarms or replace the batteries. View the times, dates, and location of this event here.

Check out another great week of football in the Region

Friday night lights are back for another round of great and exciting football matchups in the Region! This week, come watch La Porte County rivals battle it out for the win as the La Porte Slicers take on the Michigan City Wolves. We also have the Crown Point Bulldogs up against the Chesterton Trojans, so it’s sure to be an action-packed night no matter where in the area you’re at. Check out more information on the La Porte and Michigan City game here, and the Chesterton and Crown Point game here.

Experience fall to its fullest at Buckley Homestead’s Fall Festival

On Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, head to Buckley Homestead for its Fall Festival anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Experience the season in one of the best ways possible, filled with food, games, shopping, and more all while checking out the historic buildings and visiting the farm animal residents. Admission is $5 per person, and kids ages seven and younger are admitted for free. Learn more about the event here.

Have a nice Sunday Brunch at Shady Creek Winery

Enjoy a delicious brunch this Sunday at Shady Creek Winery in Michigan City. The brunch buffet lasts from 11 a.m. - 1p.m. for $22.50, and bottomless mimosas are served from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. for $21.50. Learn more here.

Visit the Trail of Scarecrows at Gabis Arboretum

Don’t be scared, come check out some scarecrows at the Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest in Valpo! Scarecrows, which have been created by various groups in the community, will be on display from October 3 to October 31. Participation is free, and there’s prizes given for the scarecrows that receive the most likes on social media! Learn more here.