Fall is here, and with it comes a plethora of family fun in the Region. From Valparaiso’s annual Brewfest to car shows like Hammond’s Cruise ‘n’ Chews, there’s something for everyone this weekend in Northwest Indiana!
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Browse the NWI Home Builders Association catalog at the 2023 Parade of Homes
Are you looking for your forever home in Northwest Indiana? The Home Builders Association of Northwest Indiana is giving Region residents an opportunity to browse its catalog of available homes this Saturday and Sunday at the annual Parade of Homes! Come out to Crown Point between 12 and 4 p.m. for a tour of one of the association’s many beautiful homes. Learn more here.
Kick off Brewfest at Valpo Events’ Biergarten
If you’re looking to celebrate beer, community, and German culture, Valparaiso Events has you covered! Kick off Brewfest at Valpo Events’ Biergarten, a relaxing event featuring live entertainment and imported German beer. Get out to Central Park Plaza at 4:30 p.m. this Friday for a family-friendly event for all ages. Learn more here.
Sample over 200 beers at Valparaiso’s Brewfest
Brewfest is an annual tradition that’s made its way into the heart of every Valparaiso resident, and it's back this weekend! With over 200 unique brews available to sample, the Brewfest is the place to be for anyone who enjoys a nice craft beer. Get downtown this Saturday for good beer with even better people. Learn more here.
Spend a day with the family and Purdue Federal
Purdue Federal Credit Union is hosting its Family Day this Saturday at its Crown Point branch on Broadway. This fun-filled event features free rides on the Boilermaker Special, arts and crafts projects, face painting, and more! Join Purdue Federal in honoring what makes every family unique: connection. Learn more here.
Rock out with Brian Culbertson at Four Winds Casinos
Over Brian Culbertson’s 30-year career, he has written and produced 25 albums, resulting in over 40 chart-topping hits, and he’s coming to Four Winds Casinos’ Silver Creek Event Center to perform them all for you this Friday! Culbertson will be performing 30 songs from “The Trilogy,” a three-album set following a long-term relationship to its happily ever after. Learn more here.
Launch the renovated Civic with Loverboy
The City of La Porte’s Civic Auditorium recently received renovations, and classic rock band Loverboy is helping residents launch the new look with a concert this Friday at 6 p.m. Enjoy live music in an updated space perfect for any event. Learn more here.
Promote your baby’s health at Associated Pediatricians’ breastfeeding support group
Becoming a mother can be a very stressful experience when you have a lot of questions without answers. Associated Pediatricians is hoping to help both new and experienced mothers become educated on their infant’s health at its breastfeeding support group this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Learn from experts, get your questions answered, and connect with others going through the same experience as you. Learn more here.
Celebrate Hispanic heritage at PNW’s Pachanga concert
Pachanga is a Hispanic genre near and dear to many hearts, and Purdue University Northwest is celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with a pachanga concert this Friday at 5 p.m. Head out to the Hammond campus to dance the night away with live music! Learn more here.
Enjoy the cars and food at Hammond’s Cruise ‘n’ Chews
Are you a car aficionado or your family’s resident foodie? Come with your ride and your appetite to the City of Hammond’s Cruise ‘n’ Chews this Saturday at the Pavilion at Wolf Lake! This free event is the perfect place to grab a bite or hang out with the awesome community. Learn more here.
Shop seasonal goods at the City of Whiting’s Farmers Market
The City of Whiting has officially opened the doors to its Farmers Market this Saturday and every Saturday through October! Shop local, seasonal goods like flowers and produce starting at 8 a.m. Learn more here.