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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI August 10 - August 12, 2018


Fall is just around the corner so now is the best time to make the remaining summer weekends memorable. Where to begin, there are great events to enjoy like United Way's Day of Caring or Last Call for Summer, plays like Charlotte's Web or Wizard of Oz, jet ski racing at the AquaX Whiting Grand Prix, and so much more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 10th - 12th!

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August 10: United Way's Day of Caring - Valparaiso, IN
This annual event celebrates volunteerism throughout Northwest Indiana by bringing together teams from local businesses, municipalities, churches and civic groups to complete projects and make significant impact in the nonprofit community.

August 10: 15th Annual St. John Corn Roast - Saint John, IN
This year's Corn Roast will be held on Friday, August 10th, at the Community Outpatient Centre located at 9660 Wicker Ave, St. John.

August 10: Dunes Summer Theatre: Charlotte’s Web - Michigan City, IN
This classic tale will come to life for young audiences and their parents. The family classic tells the story of a pig named Wilbur and his friendship with a barnyard spider named Charlotte.

August 10 - 12: Footlight Players of Michigan City Present "The Wizard of Oz" - Michigan City, IN
The Footlight Players of Michigan City will open their 69th season of shows this August with THE WIZARD OF OZ. Director Laura Meyer with the help of her husband Lee as her Musical/Vocal Director, and Emma Blanchard as her Assistant has cast an amazing group of 38 talented actors and actresses to bring this family musical to life.

August 10 - 12: Gutenberg! The Musical! - Valparaiso, IN
Chesterton grads are here to produce The Art Barn School of Art’s first musical: Gutenberg! Proudly presented by Ensemble Theatre Company, the musical by Anthony King and Scott Brown, is directed by and stars Zachary Gipson and Dustin Ritchea with Rachael Lauer on piano.

August 11: 2nd Annual Salvation Army 5K - Michigan City, IN
The Salvation Army of Michigan City is gearing up for its second annual 5K, an exciting summer fundraiser supporting the programs and services offered by The Salvation Army here in Michigan City.

August 11: Last Call for Summer - Highland, IN
The event offers original music, food from Highland restaurants and a beer garden, operated by 95ate5 Brew Pub. Breweries to be featured include: Byway Brewing, Devil’s Trumpet Brewing, 18th Street Brewery, Revolution Brewing and Greenbush Brewing.

August 11: Charity Softball Tournament to benefit Portage Township Parks - Valparaiso, IN
Friends of Portage Township Foundation, Inc. is hosting the 1st Annual Charity Softball Tournament on Saturday, August 11th at Haven Hollow Park (330 W. 700 N. Valparaiso IN 46385) beginning at 9a. Proceeds will benefit the continued development of Portage Township Department of Parks and Recreation.

August 11 - 12: AquaX Whiting Grand Prix - Whiting, IN
It’s fast, furious, free to watch and returning to Whiting, Indiana this August! This P1 Whiting Grand Prix of the Sea will again deliver two days of jet ski racing action as the P1 AquaX USA championships make waves on Lake Michigan.

August 12: Studio Ghibli Fest 2018: Grave of the Fireflies at the Portage 16 IMAX + GDX - Portage, IN
Based on the retellings of survivor Nosaka Akiyuki and directed by Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Iaso Takahata, Grave Of The Fireflies has been universally hailed as an artistic and emotional tour de force. This is the story of Seita and his younger sister Setsuko, two children born at the wrong time, in the wrong place, and now cast adrift in a world that lacks not the care to shelter them, but simply the resources.

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