This Memorial Day weekend, enjoy the hard-earned freedom we've been blessed with. Here are 10 fun things to do this weekend!
May 25th - 2019 Memorial Day Car, Truck & Bike Show!
Valparaiso University - Valparaiso, Indiana
Save the Date! On May 25th, 2019 we will be hosting our annual Memorial Day Weekend Event to raise money for the Folds of Honor - Northwest Indiana Foundation!
May 25th - Paws & Pints
Sunset Hills Farm, County Park - Valparaiso, In 46385, IN
Sunset Hill Farm Park
775 Meridian RD Valparaiso, IN 46383
May 25th - WWI War Garden Hands-On History
Porter County Museum - Valparaiso, IN
Dig in with PoCo Muse staff and volunteers to plant a WWI-era garden on the museum's front lawn. Find out how Porter County residents used community gardens to support war efforts during the First World War, and study vegetable gardening techniques used over a century ago.
Learn everything you need to plant your own historic variety vegetable at home. No gardening experience or tools required! Hands-On History Saturday is a free program series of the PoCo Muse and is open to the public without the need for an RSVP.
May 25th - Science in the National Park
Indiana Dunes State Park - Chesterton, IN
Meet local experts and scientists who are conducting research in the national park. Examine the knowledge gained by researchers during a presentation on their work and a short hike afterward.
April 27 - Vernal pools at Cowles Bog - Join Gia Wagner, biologist at Indiana Dunes National Park, for a short presentation about vernal pools and current research happening in Cowles Bog. After the presentation there will be a carpool out to the sight for a short hike. Dress for the weather.
May 26th - Bailly / Chellberg History Hike
Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm - Chesterton, Indiana
Explore the grounds of both historic homes. Learn about early settlers and farmers who came to this region in the 1800s.
The Chellberg/Bailly parking lot is on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. 20 and Highway 12 in Porter, Indiana.
For more information on this or other programs at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, visit the Events Calendar at the park website www.nps.gov/indu or contact the park's information desk at 219-395-1882.
May 24th - Mount Baldy Summit Sunset Hike
Mount Baldy - ,
Meet at the Mount Baldy parking lot for a ranger-led hike to the top of the beautiful and famous Mount Baldy, Indiana. The sunset over Lake Michigan and the surrounding area is spectacular. No reservation required.
Please note that the Mount Baldy parking lot and beach are open everyday from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. The dune itself, however, is still closed for general public use. We strongly ask the public to respect and follow posted closure signs and stay out of roped-off areas. The dune is still closed for reasons of public safety and restoration efforts.
May 25th - Michigan City Food Truck Festival
Michigan City - Michigan City, Indiana
Ok Foodies here we go! Michigan City will hosts it's 3rd Annual Food Truck Festival featuring gourmet food trucks, live music games and delicious drinks.
Fedders Alley, 115 Lakeshore Dr.,
Michigan City, IN 46360
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Food Trucks are as American as Apple Pie. Starting in 1866, with the first Chuck Wagon up until today, food trucks are here to stay and so are we! You've seen them on TV, you've heard about them from your friends, and now theyâ€™re returning to Michigan City for the Second Annual food truck festival Saturday, May 25th, 2019 & May 26th, 2019.
Time: 10 am to 8 pm
Where: Fedders Alley
This years new and returning features:
May 24th - The Bridges of Madison County
4th Street Theater - Chesterton, IN
Based on the best-selling novel, a forbidden love affair between a photographer and a housewife changes them forever.
Music and Lyrics by
Jason Robert Brown
Based on the novel by Robert James Waller.
Orchestrations by Jason Robert Brown
The Bridges of Madison County Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are lso supplied by MTI. www.MTIShows.com
May 25th - St John Library read to the dogs
St. John Branch of the Lake County Public Library - Saint John, IN
Come read to the Power Paws for Kids therapy dogs.
May 26th - Paul H. Douglas (Miller Woods) Trail Hike
Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education - Miller, IN
Join a ranger for a hike through Indiana Dunes National Park's exceptional Miller Woods, starting from the Paul H. Douglas Center. The hike is spectacular in its varied habitats including globally rare black oak savanna, interdunal ponds, wetlands, and towering sand dunes which offer incredible views of Lake Michigan and Chicago. Hike lengths can vary from a half-mile to just over three miles. Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water, and insect repellent during the warmer seasons.