10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, August 11 – 14

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, August 11 – 14
By: Anekah Fish, Aubrey Thomson, Emily Kozina Last Updated: August 10, 2022

Keep the summer fun going strong by packing your weekend full of events happening across Northwest Indiana. With a test drive, a floating ninja course, and plenty of concerts taking place in the Region, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy.

Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana to fill out your action-packed weekend!

Rock on with Valpo Events Summer Concert Series

Visions of Santana will play in downtown Valparaiso at the Northwest Health Amphitheater on Aug. 11 starting at 7pm. The Carlos Santana Tribute Band will play all of your favorites! Bring some chairs, a blanket, and maybe some local food and enjoy the show. For more information click here.

Have a laugh at Comedy Night in Bulldog Park

Crown Point will host a comedy night on Aug. 12. But this show is not just for laughs, from 6-7pm there will be live music. At 7, the funny business begins with John Branyan and Marty Simpson. For more information visit here.

Jam out at Zao Island

Zao Island’s Summer Concert Series continues on Aug. 12 with Return 2 Soul. Enjoy live music from 7 to 10pm. They are a 3 - 6 pcs band consisting of drums, saxophone, guitar, keyboard, and more. To learn more click here.

Tour the history of Rock n’ Roll with the Neverly Brothers

Fasten your seatbelts for a guided musical tour through rock n/ roll history in a retro rock MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR! With their one-of-a-kind, high-energy stage performance, you’ll be led on a guided tour of rock history — complete with vintage wardrobe changes and stories behind their chronological song sequence — as they perform hits by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, The Beatles, Rolling Stones and many more. Learn more here.

Visit your local Goodwill

Goodwill hosts 50%-off days once a month. Don’t miss this month’s opportunity to snag a deal on Aug. 14! Most Goodwill stores in Michiana participate. For more information and future dates visit here.

Soak in some sun and tunes at Sunset Grille

Sunset Grille is hosting Jeff Robinson on Aug. 14 from 5pm until 8pm. Take advantage of the event to enjoy some great music and watch a beautiful sunset. For all the details click here.

It’s electric at Kankakee Valley REMC

If you’re on the fence about switching to electric, this is the perfect opportunity. Test drive an electric vehicle without the pressure to buy at 8:30am on Aug. 11. Driveable makes and models include Tesla, Ford F-150 Lightning, and Chevy Bolt. Get all the information here.

Head to Portage for Second Sunday Series Concert

Portage’s Founder’s Square will be filled with music on Aug. 14. The fun starts at 3pm with the Mark Villarreal Trio, continues with Vintage Postcard Trio, and the evening ends with the Midwest Big Band with Mary Kay Steele and Jim Bulanda. Learn more here.

Catch a wave at Whoazone at Whihala Beach

Located in Whiting, Whihala Beach has tons of fun attractions to help you beat the heat and have a great time! Visit Wibit Aqua Park or rent some paddleboards—Whihala has the perfect activity for your friends and family. Check it out here.

Participate in theater with South Shore Arts

South Shore Arts is showing “Climate Follies.” A play written by Hoosier from the Indianapolis area, Jim Poyser. Members of the audience will be picked to participate, every audience member can decide how involved they get. Learn more about the play here.