Pierogi Fest®: July 29-31, 2016
Pierogi Fest® July 29-31 in Whiting has been featured on the Travel Channel and the Food Network for its quirky entertainment.
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Welcome to the South Shore

Along Lake Michigan

Along the southern shores of Lake Michigan sits the South Shore's diverse landscapes and a region that is culturally varied and steeped in history and tradition.

A short trip from Chicago and other major Midwestern cities, the South Shore is the perfect place for your quiet escape or exciting weekend.

Eat your heart out at one of our events and festivals. Sip on craft beers made right here in the Midwest. Splash at Mother Nature's very own waterpark - the Indiana Dunes. Hike and bike our trails. Sleep under the stars at local campgrounds. It's summer in the South Shore - there's something for you.


Lake County Fair

8/5/16 – 8/14/16
Family-oriented annual county fair with more than 30 rides, hundreds of concessions, horse shows, contests, live entertainment...more


Carpenter Creek Cellars is hosting its 3rd annual Roan-dezvous. Mr. Darryl's BBQ will be there with some of the best BBQ east of...more

Northwest Indiana Sox Fans Night

The White Sox would like to offer all Indiana residents, their family and friends specially priced tickets for this game. Tickets...more

Hobart's Brews & Blues

Join Hobart Events September 17, for an evening of the region's best craft brews while enjoying the soulful sounds of Dr. Duke...more

Renewing the Region

5/16/16 – 8/20/16
Hundreds of artworks will be on display with large keystone pieces by artist and collector Jeff Fink. Fink has been designing...more

South Shore Regional Car Show

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and Fair Oaks Farms will be hosting a car show on Thursday, August 4, 2016....more

Run Down Mt. Tom

Trek to Mt Tom this morning, then enjoy the long run down towards the beach. We’ll then take Trail 7 back. Meet at Campground...more

Summer Fun from A to Z

We’ve compiled an A to Z list of things to do with family and friends this summer in NW Indiana...more

Farmers Markets

Communities throughout the South Shore have markets to enjoy with fresh produce, breads & honey...more

South Shore Rocks!

Summer has arrived, and with it comes major music acts on stages across northwest Indiana ...more
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January 1, 2013 – February 23, 2017
Present this coupon at the Information Center at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets and receive a free Savings …more



South Shore Brewery Trail

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Uniquely South Shore
Northwest Indiana’s very own candy factory boasts the world’s best gummies! Tour the factory and experience your favorites being made, see the world’s tallest chocolate waterfall and sample some of the best candies around!…more
What began as a local newspaper’s effort to tell the compelling stories of Northwest Indiana men and women who sacrificed during the Civil War has evolved into a large-scale historical preservation effort. The joint partnership of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project seeks to carry forward on hundreds of hours of community service that already have taken place. …more
Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms offers a fun family playground that everyone will enjoy! From the Dairy Adventure and Birthday Barn, to the Cheese Factory and Mooville, Fair Oaks Farms will keep the family entertained, and well-fed, for a full day of education and fun!…more
When a guest visits a hotel, restaurant, bank, or gas station, they rarely meet the manager or owner of the establishment. It's up to the front-line employee to make the customer's visit enjoyable.The R.O.S.E. Awards were created to recognize these "directors of first impression" who consistently work hard to make our lives easier. Guests & managers are able to nominate an employee who consistently "goes the extra mile."…more
Heavy industry carried the South Shore economy for decades. Now, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority tells a story about a community: it’s been built by steel but changing from tourism. Northwest Indiana’s appeal is its devotion to ensure new & already existing businesses succeed. Area leaders have teamed together to revitalize the mill towns and make Northwest Indiana the place people want to live & work. …more
Experience the journey of the Passion of Christ as never before in this interactive trail featuring 40 life-sized bronze statues. Experience the various Stations of the Cross with audio descriptions as you walk the winding pathway.…more
With five different casinos, Northwest Indiana offers much excitement and action along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! With decadent restaurants, world class entertainment and floors (and floors) of slots and table games, your night is just getting started when you test your luck at one of our casinos.…more
A breathtaking adventure awaits at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, home to a plethora of diverse natural resources. The National Park is comprised of more than 15,000 acres of sand dunes, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, prairies, rivers, oak savannas, and woodland forests. It provides visitors with opportunities for bird watching, camping, 45 miles of hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.…more
Pierogi Fest, the pride of Whiting, is an opportunity for the residents to celebrate their heritage while poking a little fun at themselves at the same time. The one of a kind parade and festival have received countrywide recognition having been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.…more
This holiday season, The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will feature 6 animated displays featuring scenes from "A Christmas Story". The displays include: Higbee’s Department Store Window, Flick’s Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It’s a Major Award, Santa’s Mountain at Higbee’s, the Bumpus Hounds, and the Parker Living Room. The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Herald Square Macy’s in New York City. …more
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