10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, September 14 – 17

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, September 14 – 17

Festivals are still rocking the Region as we get deep into September. From Portage’s Bacon Fest to the beginning of IU Northwest’s Hispanic Heritage Month activities, Northwest Indiana knows how to party and is letting all residents know.

Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!

Kickoff Hispanic Heritage Month with IU Northwest

Indiana University Northwest is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with free food and a free performance from Latin Satin Soul to kick things off this Thursday at 3:30 p.m. Come out to revel in the diversity of the Region and its many local food spots. Learn more here.

Spend some time downtown during Portage’s Bacon Fest

Bacon Fest is returning this Saturday to the Town of Portage, and the lineup of events is set to get the whole Region excited. With live music, a bunch of food, ax throwing, a kid zone, and more, all attendees’ mouths are sure to be watering. Learn more here.

Discover La Porte at the Sunflower Fair

The City of La Porte’s Sunflower Fair is one of the largest annual festivals of the Region, featuring over 100 vendors and artisans in attendance to showcase their goods to you! This year’s Sunflower Fair begins at 8 a.m. on Saturday in downtown La Porte. Bring the family and get to know everything La Porte has to offer! Learn more here.

Get creative at the 7th annual Art Blitz

Art Barn School of Art’s seventh annual Art Blitz is coming to Valparaiso this Saturday at 9 a.m., and it’s free to all Region residents! With a day full of live demos and family-friendly fun, Art Blitz is sure to get your creative thoughts flowing. Learn more here.

Purchase homegrown goods at Valparaiso’s Summer Market

The City of Valparaiso is hosting its summer market this Saturday at Urschel Pavilion from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Shop locally grown produce, handmade crafts, and stunning plants while getting the opportunity to support and engage your community. Learn more here.

Learn to save a life with the La Porte Fire Department’s CPR classes

Back by popular demand, the City of La Porte’s Fire Department is offering another round of free CPR classes, and the next session is happening this Saturday at 8 a.m. and noon! Classes are comprehensive in imparting life-saving skills, so expect your session to run about four hours. Learn more here.

Fight Pretty at Fuzzyline Brewing Co.

Fuzzyline Brewing Co. and Fighting Pretty are teaming up to help women in their fight against cancer. Enjoy a night at the brewery this Saturday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. for food, beer, and a good cause. Learn more here.

Jam out to Dylan Scott at Central Park Plaza

Country pop musician Dylan Scott is making his way to Central Park Plaza this Friday as part of Hometown Jams! Get to the park at 5 p.m. for a musical night with friends and family. Make sure to bring your lawn chair! Learn more here.

Check out some classic autos at the Crown Point Car Cruise

The City of Crown Point’s Car Cruise season is winding down, so take advantage of it while it’s still here! Head to Bulldog Park this Thursday at 4 p.m. to meet up with classic car enthusiasts and take in some awesome rides. Learn more here.

Bust a gut at Memorial Opera House’s Life for Life

They say that laughter is the best medicine, and Memorial Opera House is trying to spread it to the Region! Come to the theater on Saturday at 8 p.m. to hear side-splitting stand-up from Pat Tomasulo and Mike Toomey. Proceeds go towards supporting the SE Miller Suicide Prevention Fund. Learn more here.