10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, September 8 – 11

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, September 8 – 11
By: Aubrey Thomson, Lauren Grasham Last Updated: September 5, 2022

As the month of September continues, so do the fun events in Northwest Indiana! We have a great lineup for you this week, including comedy shows, music festivals, parades, and more. This upcoming weekend is sure to be a great one for everyone of all ages.

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

Check out colleges at PNW’s Fall College Fair

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) invites prospective college students and their parents and guardians to visit two college fairs hosted at the university. PNW’s annual college fairs offer prospective students the chance to meet with admission representatives from more than 60 colleges and universities. Learn more here.

Laugh at the Comedy Night at Bulldog Park

Get ready for a night of laughs as the City of Crown Point hosts two nationally renowned comics at Bulldog Park. John Branyan and Marty Simpson will take the stage at Bulldog Park for an evening of clean, family friendly comedy at the premier entertainment venue located steps away from the historic downtown square. Find more information here.

Attend the Australian Pink Floyd show at Four Winds

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi’s Four Winds® Casinos are pleased to announce that the Australian Pink Floyd Show will bring their All That You Feel World Tour to Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek® Event Center on Friday, September 9, at 9 p.m. For more information, click here.

Take part in Purdue University Northwest’s Pride Stride 5K Color Run/Walk

A campus tradition for the PNW community, Pride Stride participants will take on a three mile course on Friday, September 9 at the Westville campus! Registrants will wear white shirts as they make their way through the course and will be doused with colored powder at the start and at certain spots along the way. Registration is free, and find more information here!

See what’s poppin’ at the annual Valparaiso Popcorn Fest

A beloved Valpo staple has returned: Popcorn Fest! Come celebrate Valpo legend Orville Redenbacher with a parade, fun festivities, and an entire day full of excitement and Valpo pride! Check out our preview on this year’s event here to see what’s all in store this weekend!

Run on over to the Popcorn Panic

With Popcorn Fest also comes the Popcorn Panic, a race that brings together thousands of runners to the streets of Valpo. Not sure how to get involved? Don’t panic, we have you covered! Check out the link here for more information.

Learn about the history of Cedar Lake at the Lassen’s Resort

Once a resort hotel in the 1920s, this museum is a perfect way to engage in the cultural history of Cedar Lake! Relive the resort area from the Roaring ‘20s this weekend at the last standing resort in the town, and book your tour and learn more here!

Join Sunset Grille for its last day of the 2022 season

With summer coming to an end, Sunset Grille’s 2022 season is beginning to wrap up. However, the fun isn’t over just yet, so be sure to stop by on Sunday, September 11 before the season ends! Happening from 6-8 p.m., join the team for a grill buffet and live music from band Sofa King Quiet. Click the link here to learn more.

Come to Sunset Hill County Park for Lightning Bug Music Festival

This two-day festival is sure to be a hit, so stop by either Friday September 9 or Saturday September 10 for some fun! Multi-stage musical acts highlighting American Roots, Bluegrass, and Improvisational Fusion music, and camping out is also an option, too! Learn more here.

Listen to some of your favorite Frank Sinatra songs at the Pavillion at Wolf Lake

Join Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority as they present Rick Michels and his 24-piece big band back to the Pavilion at Wolf Lake for Sinatra Forever on Saturday, September 10. This is a free event, and gates open at 6 p.m., so be sure to check out more information here