While the weather begins to chill in the Region, the fun events happening throughout Northwest Indiana do not. With shopping deals, celebrations of our veterans, and festivals for the family, there’s always something to do!
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Snag a deal with 50% off from Goodwill
With the temperatures dropping, it’s time to rotate out the old fall clothes. Goodwill of Michiana is here to help, offering customers 50% off on select items on Saturday, November 12. Restock your winter wardrobe at half the cost at participating Goodwills throughout NWI. Learn more here.
Get on the ice at Valpo Parks’ First Skate event
Experience the ice rink at Central Park Plaza without the crowds on November 12 with First Skate. Tickets include skate admission, skate rental, food, water, hot chocolate, cookies, and live music. Tickets are limited, so purchase yours today! Learn more here.
Have a drink at the La Pour Brew & Wine Fest
The City of La Porte is hosting its annual La Pour Brew & Wine Fest on Saturday featuring food, music, and samples from some of the Region’s best breweries. Those who purchase VIP tickets will be able to enter the La Porte Civic Auditorium at noon, while everyone else can enter at 1 p.m. Learn more here.
Catch Crown Point High School’s production of “Puffs”
Crown Point High School will be performing “Puffs” on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. The play is about a young boy who discovers he’s a wizard and gets sent to a magical school in England, where he meets his two best friends and goes on adventures. Sound familiar? Learn more here.
Honor the veterans with Valpo Parks this Veterans Day
Valpo Parks is hosting a Veterans Day Ceremony on November 11 at 8 a.m. This annual ceremony will include the posting of the colors of the United States and the recitation of community member names on the Duty and Sacrifice monument. Come out to give thanks to the veterans in your life. Learn more here.
Hear “Taps” at Stoney Run County Park
Take a walk around Stoney Run County Park in Hebron at sunset to hear “Taps” being played. Join Lake County Parks and Recreation this weekend in honoring veterans with their nightly performance of the famous military song while enjoying the park’s beautiful trails and fishing ponds. Learn more here.
Support local artists by visiting Lubeznik’s Holiday Artisan Market
Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ Holiday Artisan Market opens on Saturday, November 12. The market features unique pieces created by local artists including jewelry, ceramics, wearable art, and more! It’s the perfect place to find a memorable Christmas gift. Learn more here.
Win Vera Bradley bags and purses with Rittenhouse Village at Portage
Rittenhouse Village at Portage is hosting a Vera Bradley Bingo Charity Event on Sunday, November 13. Winners will receive bags and purses from the designer while supporting a good cause. All ticket proceeds go towards supporting the Bonner Senior Center, which provides seniors over the age of 60 with lunch five days a week. Learn more here.
Shop fall deals at local businesses at Valparaiso Event’s inaugural Autumn Promenade
Valparaiso Events is hosting its first annual Autumn Promenade at 12 p.m. on Saturday. The event features stops at Blackbird Cafe, Ella Jayms, the Porter County Public Library, and more! Purchase your ticket today to find autum treats and merchandise in Valpo’s downtown! Learn more here.
Adopt a dog for free with Lakeshore PAWS’ Patriot Pups
Veterans adopt dogs for free from Lakeshore PAWS as part of their Patriot Pup event on Friday from noon to 6 p.m. To participate, veterans just need to fill out an application which can be done at the event or prior on Lakeshore PAWS website. Learn more here.