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10 Fun Things to Do in NWI August 31 - September 2, 2018


Need something fun to do this Labor Day weekend? There is great fun to be had with events like the colorful Artist Reception for Josh Christian, exciting Portage Live: City's 50th Birthday, relaxing Sunset Sounds with Steve and Mary E., delicious Taste of Duneland featuring the European Market and more. Check out our 10 Fun Things to Do in Northwest Indiana for August 31st - September 2nd!

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August 31: Great Lakes Action Days: 63rd Street Beach - Chicago, IL
The Great Lakes region is home to more than 3,500 plant and animal species—and 40 million people! So the lakes, rivers, wetlands, dunes, prairies and forests that make up the Great Lakes ecosystem are your home too. Join our Great Lakes Action Days and give back to the wild places in your backyard.

August 31 - September 2: Back To School Sidewalk Sale & Craft Fair - Michigan City, IN
Shop special “This Weekend Only” sales and a craft fair featuring local artists. Live music will be played along with a bungee jump to experience.

September 1: Gary SouthShore Railcats vs Kansas City T-Bones - Gary, IN
A day at U.S. Steel yard is non-stop fun, and that's even without the baseball! The RailCats promise a wide array of laugh-out-loud between inning entertainment, great giveaways , jaw-dropping fireworks and a family-first, kid-friendly atmosphere!

September 1: Taste of Duneland featuring the European Market - Chesterton, IN
Taste of Duneland featuring the European Market is a day of fun for the entire community, attracting hundreds to downtown Chesterton Labor Day weekend. With the European Market participating the event features food tastings, a variety of vendor booths, bouncy houses, live entertainment, dancing, children’s activities, and a beer/wine garden.

September 1: Artist Reception for Josh Christian - Valparaiso, IN
On September 1st we will have an artist reception for our current show by Josh Christian. The pictures are all for sale and show places from the region. Please come and support while meeting the artist and enjoying treats!

September 1: Baby and Me Time - Merrillville, IN
This half hour program includes songs, stories, and sensory play for babies from birth to 23 months and their caregiver! All are welcome so come check it out!

September 1 - 2: Watermelon Festival - Hobart, IN
Join us for our first ever Watermelon Festival this Labor Day weekend. Where else can you go pick your own watermelon? Here at Johnsons, we will have UPICK Watermelon! That's right, pick your own watermelon! We will have all different kinds, small, large, yellow and regular! This will be a weekend you will not want to miss!

September 2: Super Show Promotions Labor Day Weekend Truck And Tractor Pull - Valparaiso, IN
The great night of Tractor & Truck pulls starts at 7 PM at the Porter Co. Fairgrounds/ Expo Center Valparaiso, IN.

September 2: Portage Live: City's 50th Birthday! - Portage, IN
Attention All Portage Residents! You're Invited to Celebrate the "50th" Birthday of the City of Portage at Founders Square Park! Three terrific local music groups will be performing during our City of Portage birthday bash: The Code Names, Smoking Suits, and Middle of the Road Band.

September 2: Sunset Sounds with Steve and Mary E. - Michigan City, IN
Steve and Mary E. are back to entertain you while you watch the beautiful sunset at the only rooftop bar on the shores of Lake Michigan. Steve and Mary are favorites in the area and you will truly feel like you are on vacation as you sip a cocktail and listen to them play.

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