10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana August 25 – 27, 2017

10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana August 25 – 27, 2017
By: Jessica Campbell Last Updated: August 23, 2017

Another great weekend of events! Walk, run, or bike during the Tour de La Porte, and then slow down the legs for an easy night ride on Saturday in Valpo! This is a great weekend to get some shopping during the Whiting Summer Stroll, Hammond’s Art Fest, and find some great sales at the Kabelin Ace Hardware Grill Fest! Of course, there are several opportunities to listen to some great music, and the highlight of weekend: drinking delicious craft beer while watching at the Michigan City Zoo animals!

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Tour de La Porte Weekend
The annual, weekend-long Tour de La Porte is finally here! Whether you’re a biker, runner, or cheerleader, enjoy an amazing weekend of fun activities and beautiful roads and trails. The races’ proceeds go straight to the Healthcare Foundation of La Porte’s mission toward helping the community who have been diagnosed with cancer.

ValpoLife Live Music on the Island: Marco Villareal and Phil & the Blanks
Another weekend means another live music sesh on the island! Listen to some great music after a round of mini golf, while grabbing drinks at the bar on the deck!

Whiting Summer Stroll
Stroll Downtown Whiting and enjoy Late Night Shopping, Eating, Browsing and Music. Stores will be open late featuring specials as well as area Restaurants doing specials and sampling. A live band will be featured at Sheridan Plaza.

Schererville Parks & Recreation Department Annual Evening Under the Stars
All are invited to bring a lawn chair and blanket and join us for an enchanting evening of Big Band and swing music under the stars. The band Bopology will be performing. Bopology boasts a lineup of talent from Chicago and the East Coast, performing stylish swing and “Rat Pack” music.

Kabelin Ace Hardware Grill Fest
Join us at Kabelin Ace Hardware in La Porte and Michigan City for our 3rd Annual Grill Fest! We will be grilling delicious food on our 3 premium brands of grills- Big Green Egg, Weber, and Traeger. Head out to sample some unique recipes and take advantage of HUGE grill savings.

Downtown Hammond Arts on the Ave
The feast for all your senses! Celebrate the arts, including visual, sensory, and taste, with great food, a beer and wine garden, live music, and local, hand-crafted goods for sale. There are kids activities and a live art show!

Portage Township YMCA 40th Birthday Bash
This Saturday is the 40th birthday bash, a free, fun family event at the YMCA! Enjoy group exercises, kids crafts, bounce house, nutrition samples and discounted sales!

BBQ at the Zoo
Looking for a “wild” night out? Grab your crew and join Brookfield Zoo for its annual beer festival, Zoo Brew! There are over 80 beers to choose from, so you can enjoy while marveling at your favorite animals!

Valpo Night Ride
The 7th annual Valpo Night Ride organized by the Valparaiso Parks Department and the city’s Pathways Committee is this weekend! Have a great and safe 15-mile ride with the rest of the community and enjoy after ride snacks!

Portage Summer Music Series Presents: “Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company of Northwest Indiana”
Enjoy the weekend’s Portage Live Entertainment concert featuring Fiesta Mexicana Dance Company! The dance company is a youth-centered dance company based in Portage and is comprised approximately 30 boys and girls between the ages of 5 and 8. The group is formed by Marissela V. Lynch.