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10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, June 16 – 19

By: Aubrey Thomson, Lauren Grasham Last Updated: June 13, 2022

Start your summer attending exciting events with our list of 10 Fun Things coming up this weekend! Wherever your interests lie, we’ve got you covered from All About the Girls to miniature boats to reggae music.

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

Enjoy sweet summer strawberries at Bulldog Park

Get a taste of summer with Franciscan Health Senior Promise at a strawberry festival providing strawberry shortcake and ice cream. Click here for more details.

Learn what it takes to be a mascot at the Mascot Hall of Fame

The Mascot Hall of Fame in Whiting, Indiana is offering an up and close conversation with the masterminds in the world of mascots called, Behind the Fur. Behind the Fur is an exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, for guests to hear up close and personal the exhilarating behind-the-scenes stories from professional mascots! Learn more here.

Watch Kenny Kinsey & Ryan Frahm perform at Zao Island

Check out the next musical artists in Zao Island’s Summer Concert Series lineup. Enjoy all Zao Island has to offer while listening to Kenny Kinsey & Ryan Frahm. Visit here for more information.

Go golfing with dad at Forest Park’s annual Father’s Day tournament

Participate in Forest Park's annual, highly anticipated Father's Day tournament! Any combination of Adult/Child (must be related) can participate in this scramble format tournament. All fees will fund awards, with winners determined by number of participants & flights. Learn more here.

Keep up with your favorite seniors with Graduation Station

Graduations are winding down with just a few more graduations happening late this week. Look for photos of your favorite graduate here. Don't forget to like, share, and tweet these and spread the congratulatory word.

Take a bike ride with Valpo Parks

On Thursday, June 16, come hang out with Valpo Parks and get some exercise with an evening bike ride followed by a delicious sweet treat afterwards. The ride starts at 5:30 p.m., and more info on the fun can be found here.

Celebrate women in philanthropy with Legacy Foundation

Join Legacy Foundation Women in Philanthropy and Breanca Merritt, Indiana's 1st Chief Health Equity Officer, for a conversation on health disparities. Merritt will share how the Office of Healthy Opportunities is identifying and addressing equity related concerns and integrating social drivers of health. Learn more here about the event on Thursday, June 16

Treat Dad to a lovely dinner in the Region for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is on Sunday, and what’s a better gift for Dad than a delicious meal? Luckily, there’s tons of awesome restaurants in Northwest Indiana to choose from, so you can’t go wrong with whatever option you choose! Not sure where to go? Consider Abbiocco in Chesterton for a delicious Italian meal, or possibly Fiddlehead in Michigan City if Dad is in the mood for a mouthwatering burger. Or, if you’re looking for something simple and quick, you can never go wrong with a stop at Culver’s either. The options are endless, so start looking for options before reservations are filled up!

Cruise over to La Porte for the Friday Night Live: 50s Cruise In

Relive this fun decade on Friday, June 17 with music, food, and much more! The event is open to all ages (and even pets), and is sure to be a hit for the whole family. This event will encompass all things 1950’s with classic cars, an artisan pop up market, and a costume contest for an awesome grand prize. Click here to learn more about the event!  

Support homeless pets at the Downtown Valpo Pup Crawl

So many dogs! Need we say more? This is the event causing tails to wag all around the Region, and it’s happening this weekend on Saturday, June 18! The event starts at 5 p.m., followed by the dog walk at 6. If you register by Friday, June 17, at 5 p.m, registration is just $25 (and jumps to $30 afterwards), and all proceeds will go towards helping homeless pets. Find out how to get involved here, and make sure those collars and leashes are ready to go this weekend!