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10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana June 16 - 18, 2017


Another weekend of fun, diverse events are to come. With Father’s Day on Sunday, let’s take this weekend to enjoy time with Dad. Take him out for beer and live musical performances at the Crown Point Crossroads Chamber Food and Art fest or to check out the antique cars during the Hartsfield Car Show. For some food, he will appreciate a meal from one of the delicious NWI food trucks coming to Portage for the Food Truck Festival. Bring the whole family, four-legged Fido included, to downtown Valpo to enjoy more festival-like activities at the Pup Crawl. Sunday, slow down and relax at the special Father’s Day service at Central Park hosted by Calvary Church and end the night with the soothing mix of blues and classic rock with the next Portage Township Live Entertainment concert. After a weekend of beer, music, dogs, food truck food, it will be Dad’s best Father’s Day yet!

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Crossroads Chamber Food and Arts Festival
Spend the weekend in Crown Point for the Food and Arts Festival starting at noon on Friday and ending late Saturday evening. Enjoy a beer garden, a performance by the Indiana Ballet Theatre, and a long list of musicians and bands playing live in downtown. Click here to see who will be there.

Community Healthcare System’s Hartsfield Village Car Show Fundraiser
Car enthusiasts are invited to show off their wheels and participate in a family-friendly car show for a good cause. The 3rd Annual Rev Up to Unite & Fight Cancer event is set for 8:30 am to 2 pm, Saturday. All proceeds go to the resource center.

Hobart Water Fest
The annual Water Festival will be held this Saturday by the Hobart Storm Water District at Festival Park on Lake George. The event is free for the whole family to enjoy games, activities and to listen to live performances of several bands.

22nd Annual Relay for Life of La Porte County
Have fun with friends and family while donating and supporting the American Cancer Society. La Porte County’s Relay for Life will be at the La Porte County Fairgrounds and will have games, food, drinks, and free entertainment all day long while people are out walking!

Superhero Saturday in Downtown Whiting
Embrace your inner superhero and enjoy the day meeting the beloved superheroes of the world. Dress up in your own superhero costume and spend the day playing free activities and games, attack the obstacle course, and jump around the bounce house.

NWI Food Truck Festival
Enjoy some of the best foods of the region in the best way possible, from a truck! The NWI Food Truck Fest has recently teamed up with the Portage Township Food Pantry to help bring a good meal to those in need through a food drive that will be held the day of the festival. Bring in canned and dry goods and receive a discounted general admission ticket!

Breaking Down the Barriers, A Salute to Our Veterans at Blue Chip Casino
Blue Chip and the Guardian Riders are holding the second annual fundraiser to support veterans with PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder). Last year, the event raised about $40,000, which will be donated to Porter-Starke Services, Empowering Patriots, Operation Bikesaver, LaPorte County Veterans Treatment Court, and Housing Opportunities.

Lakeshore Pup Crawl
Lakeshore PAWS will again host its annual summer party and fundraiser at Valparaiso Central Park, Home of the Porter Health Amphitheater, 70 Lafayette St. Music by The Crawpuppies and beer and wine and tons of food will be provided as you and your pup enjoy a night on the town! Friendly dogs invited to the 1.5-mile easy walk through town.

Father’s Day in the Park With Calvary Church
Bring your lawn blanket and chairs to this Sunday’s Calvary Church Service. Service will be held at Central Park to honor the special day called Father’s Day! There will also be food ad cold drinks and a car show to enjoy afterwards.

Portage Township Live Entertainment Association: Little Johnny and the Houserockers
Enjoy this weekend’s live concert at Founder’s Square Park in Portage. Little Johnny and the Houserockers are known for their original and cover performances, mixing in the Chicago Style Blues and classic Rock.

Calvary Church
1325 Evans Ave
Valparaiso, IN 46383
(219) - 462 - 4026
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