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10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, July 28 – 31

Aubrey Thomson
By: Aubrey Thomson Last Updated: July 25, 2022

Here is your opportunity to add some activities you may not have known about to your weekend schedule! This list below features festivals, concerts, outdoor events, a story time, fundraisers, and so much more.

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

Be a part of a Region tradition at the Pierogi Fest

A Region favorite, the Pierogi Fest is back with three fun-filled days and, of course, delicious food! There’s plenty of events and activities each day, so check out the link here for the full schedule so you don’t miss out!

Rock out to the Marco Villareal Trio at Zao Island

Zao Island’s Summer Concert series continues this Friday, July 29. This time, stop by to listen to some great music from the Marco Villareal Trio, and enjoy a fun round of mini golf or arcade games while you’re there! Click here to find out more.

Hop on Platform 9¾ to travel to Valpo and Chesterton for the Festival of Magic

No more sitting around for your Hogwarts letter - the Festival of Magic is here! This event, hosted by Aftermath Cidery and Winery and Running Vines Winery, will take place all weekend - starting on July 29 and running until July 31. Come immerse yourself in Northwest Indiana's version of the Wizarding World with potion classes, scavenger hunts to the most mythical of places, musical performances, and much more fun for everyone of all ages! Check out our article here for more information!

Cruise to Valpo to hang out with Currie Motors

Join Currie Ford Motors of Valpo for its Cruise Night happening on Friday, July 29! The event will be at the old 3D lot, on the corner of Lincolnway and Roosevelt in Valparaiso, and runs from 5 - 8 p.m. with fun for the whole family! Take a look at the Facebook event page here for more information!

Party at Harley with some Steel Country

Grab your bikes, start your engines, and ride on over to Harley-Davidson of Valparaiso to see the band Steel Country Friday night starting at 6 p.m.! Learn more about this fun time here!

Embark on story adventures with Alissa at BellaBoo’s

Get ready for a story adventure With Alissa, Amanda, Lake County Public Library, and Crown Point Public Library on July 28 and select Thursdays. Learn more here.

Celebrate the summer solstice with a campfire night

Join Lake County Parks & Rec for a fun evening making summer memories with a campfire and snacks, searching for fireflies and other nighttime wildlife. Learn more here.

Listen to a summer symphony in Crown Point

Join The Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra for a free concert in the park on Saturday, July 30, at 7:30pm on the lawn at St. Anthony Majestic Care in Crown Point, IN. The summer program features a mix of patriotic songs, light classical pieces, and movie and Broadway tunes. For more information, click here.

Get your oil changed and donate to hospice at Lube-a-Thon for Hospice

Coming up on July 29th, Tom’s Car Care Center will host the 17th Lube-a-Thon for Hospice. For one day, customers can get an oil change and basic car wash for a $45 donation. All proceeds from this event go to the Hospice Foundation to benefit CHC. Click here to learn more.

Head to Central Park Plaza to see Nawty perform

Attend the free Summer Concert Series on July 28th at Central Park Plaza, home to Northwest Health Amphitheater, to see Nawty perform. Nawty will take the stage at 7:00 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Valpo Velvet, Four Fathers Brewing, Chick-fil-A, and The Simply Amazing Market. For more information, click here.