Want to take a painting class while drinking cocktails with friends? Or maybe see show dogs in their element at a competition? Or maybe see the new trails created at Creekside in Valpo? All of this and more is happening here in the Region this weekend, and you can bring yourself, your friends, and your family to join in on all the fun!
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana to fill out your action-packed weekend!
Head Downtown for this year’s Valpo Brewfest
Happening from 1 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 24, the Valpo Brewfest is set to be a great celebration of craft beer and the awesome community who enjoys it. Find more details on the Valparaiso Events website here.
Come see talented pups at Paladin’s NACSW-certified competition
Paladin, Inc. is hosting a National Association of Canine Scent Work™ (NACSW™) certified Competition. Come and see the dogs and handlers complete nose work! More details here.
Bring your family and friends to the weekend-long Creekside Trails Fest in Valpo
All weekend long, Valpo Parks invites you to its Creekside Trails Fest. Find the detailed event schedule for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on the Facebook event page here.
Attend the 2nd Annual TIPPSHAWANA at Rising Sun Campground
Rising Sun Campground is hosting its 2nd Annual TIPPSHAWANA on September 24, featuring arts, crafts, direct sales, bounce house, and food vendors! Find more information here to get involved.
Grab your fishing pole for the Fall Classic Fishing Derby with Valpo Parks
Starting at 8 a.m. and continuing to 2 p.m., Valpo Parks’ Fall Classic Fishing Derby will be hosted at Rogers Lakewood Park. Find more key details on the Facebook event page here.
Catch some high school runners at the Highland Cross Country Invite on Saturday
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Highland Cross Country Invite will feature tons of great athletes in their peak of the season, so be sure to check it out to not miss out. Find more race details on the Highland High School website here.
Enjoy both cocktails and canvas painting at Mascot Hall of Fame
This over-21 event taught by Cathy of Canvas Creations will have you painting on canvas like a pro. The Cocktails & Canvas event is a unique art entertainment experience that will enliven your artistic side while allowing you to relax with old friends and socialize with new. Find more information here.
Visit Bulldog Park for Thursday night’s Crown Point Car Cruise
With this being the second to last week of Crown Point’s weekly Car Cruise during the warm summer months, you don’t want to miss out! Come see the old-fashioned, classic cars in Bulldog Park from 4 to 8 p.m. this Thursday. Find more information here.
Find fresh produce, baked goods, and more at the La Porte Farmers’ Market
Take a stroll around Downtown La Porte while enjoying all that its Farmers’ Market has to offer this Saturday. You won’t want to miss out. Find more information here.
Celebrate the 6th Annual Hispanic Heritage Parade & Festival with Purdue Northwest
Purdue University Northwest is inviting you to the 6th annual Hispanic Independence Parade sponsored by H.U.G.S Cultural Committee of Hammond. The parade starts at noon on Sunday, September 25, so find more information here to get involved.