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Book your Holiday Party at The Farmhouse Restaurant by September 30, 2017 and SAVE up to $100! Restrictions …more


There are a multitude of things to see and do along the South Shore! The South Shore Calendar of Events will keep you informed about the latest concerts, casino events, special exhibits, holiday celebrations and much more.

Check out the latest activities at the fabulous local parks or at the Indiana Dunes. See what fun-filled festivals are happening in Crown PointWhitingHammondValparaiso or one of the other great South Shore communities. Find out what’s taking place at your favorite attraction, which concerts are going to be rocking the region or what’s coming up on the sports scene.

Don’t miss out on the amazing events happening along the South Shore!

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Special Events

Open Mic Night w/ Frank Ruvoli

September 27, 2017
  • Location: Pokro Brewing Company
  • 311 N Broad Street
  • Griffith, IN 46319
  • Times: From: 07:00 PM to 10:00 PM
  • Phone: (219) 924-7950
  • Website

Bring your instruments and jam with us at Open Mic Night, with Frank Ruvoli Music hosting! More

Pokro's Make & take SIGN Party

September 28, 2017
  • Location: Pokro Brewing Company
  • 311 N Broad Street
  • Griffith, IN 46319
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Phone: (219) 924-7950
  • Website

A Sign Party Where I bring the Materials, (Board, paint, brush, Vinyl, Hooks) you bring your creative ideas on how you would like to paint your board. If your not creative, we can help you. Try it very relaxing and fun. More

Robert Rolfe Feddersen Live at Fair Oaks Farmhouse Restaurant

September 28, 2017
  • Location: The Farmhouse Restaurant
  • 754 N 600 E
  • Fair Oaks , IN
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Website

Join RRF for a great night of original music and delicious food and drink at Fair Oaks Farms Farmhouse Restaurant. All ages. No cover.   Special Guest: Bartender Simon Barrios will be behind the bar serving up his creative cocktails. You don't want to miss it! More

2017 Griffith Barktoberfest Mutt Strut

September 30, 2017

Join New Oberpfalz Brewing and Grindhouse Cafe for a hilarious day of dogs in costumes, canine trick or treating, and a leisurely walk around downtown Griffith. Registration begins September 1 in person at Grindhouse Cafe and New Oberpfalz or online. Cost is $20 per dog (bring as many people as you want) and you receive a commemorative soft-sided dog bowl for future expeditions... More

HOMIE Disc Golf

September 30, 2017 to October 01, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Join us for a disc golf event unlike any other on September 30th and October 1st 2017. It's our 16th year and the 4th year this event has been awarded the PDGA A-Tier status. This year's Memorial will feature 2 full days and 3 rounds of disc golf for Professional Player. The event will host a maximum of 288 players on a combined layout of the 5 Lemon Lake's World Championship D... More

Singing Sands Star Show

September 30, 2017

Join us for our annual event. Meet local astronomers from the Calumet Astronomical Society for a night of star gazing. Special telescopes will be set up to aid periodic constellation talks. Bring a blanket and join us on the main beach, near the pavilion. Activities going on through 11pm. Optimal star gazing is after 8pm. More

SOLD OUT - Valpo Brewfest

September 30, 2017
  • Location: Central Park Plaza
  • 68 Lafayette St
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Times: 1pm to 4:30pm (12pm entry for VIP)
  • Phone: 219-464-8332
  • Website | Email

Join Valparaiso for the 8th annual Valpo Brewfest! This annual event is a celebration of great craft beer and the cool people that enjoy it. Sample over 200 different styles of beers from America's best craft brewers. Vote for your favorite Indiana craft beer as we award the coveted Hoosier Brew Award to the top voted. Your Valpo Brewfest tickets not only get you access to grea... More

On-Going Events

Crown Point Car Cruise

June 15, 2017 to September 28, 2017 (Every Thursday)

The car cruise around the square is from 5pm to 8pm every Thursday night during the summer. Participants are asked not to arrive before 5pm so there are parking spaces open for downtown shoppers. More

Chesterton's European Market

June 17, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Every Saturday)

The European Market provides a strong tradition of quality shopping, live entertainment and a festive community experience. The artists, chefs, merchants and farmers travel from across Indiana, Michigan and Illinois to offer visitors an extraordinary collection of products and services. More

Crown Point Farmers' Market

June 17, 2017 to September 30, 2017 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Downtown
  • South block of Main St.
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Times: 8am to 1pm
  • Phone: 219-662-3290
  • Website

Vendors sell everything from fresh produce, flowers, gourmet foods, candles, cheese and a variety of other products. More

LaPorte Farmers' Market

June 17, 2017 to October 14, 2017 (Every Saturday)
  • Lincolnway and Monroe Street
  • LaPorte, IN 46350
  • Times: 8am to 1pm
  • Phone: 219-448-1674
  • Website

At the market you will find growers selling fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, cheese, honey, and often home baked goods. Our market items are coming directly from the producer allowing you the opportunity to get to know where your food is coming from. You will find your choice of products that have been grown, raised, made conventionally or organically without additive antibiotics... More

St. Stanislaus of Michigan City Farmers' Market

June 17, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Every Saturday)
  • 1500 Block of Franklin Street
  • Michigan City, IN
  • Times: 8am to 1pm
  • Phone: 219-363-1407
  • Website

"Home-grown" fruits and vegetables, honey, butters, flowers, herbs and much more. This Farmers Market also offers entertainment, education and special events such as wine tastings, bake sales, Alpaca wool spinning and more. More

Valparaiso Market

June 17, 2017 to October 21, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Valparaiso Events
  • 150 W. Lincolnway Suite 1006
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Times: From: 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: (219) 464-8332
  • Website | Email

Shop the Valparaiso Market weekly for fresh local produce, handmade products and beautiful plants and flowers. The fresh produce will liven up your favorite recipes. Stop by weekly for lunch on the go from one of the wonderful food vendors. Visit with local growers and craftsman all season long to see what they grow and create from summer through fall. Live music every Tuesday ... More

Whiting Farmers' Market

June 17, 2017 to October 28, 2017 (Every Saturday)

The market features seasonal flowers, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, pies and more! More

St. John Farmers' Market

June 18, 2017 to October 15, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Location: Community Hospital Outpatient Centre Parking Lot
  • 9660 Wicker Ave
  • St. John, IN
  • Times: 8am to 1pm
  • Phone: 219-365-6043
  • Website

Fresh produce, prepared foods, jams/jellies, perennial and annual flowers, fresh fruit, honey, baked goods, herbs and more. More

Town of Munster Farmers' Market

June 18, 2017 to October 08, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Venue: Centennial Park
  • 1005 S. Centennial Dr.
  • Munster, IN 46321
  • Times: 8am to 2pm
  • Phone: 219-836-7275
  • Website

The Town of Munster invites you to come out for produce, plants, home-made jams and jellies, baked goods, cheese, food vendors, drinks, local crafts and artwork, jewelry, clothing, bath and beauty products, direct sales businesses and more. Live music every other Sunday starting May 14. More

Deep River Grinders - Remaining Games!

August 27, 2017 to October 01, 2017 (Select Dates)

Don’t miss out on the last few Deep River Grinders games left! Watch an old fashion baseball game as it were played in 1858 while drinking a cool sarsaparilla. Be there with your picnic and lawn chairs as the game begins. Stay after the game when children are invited to take their turn at bat and run the bases. More

Fall Mansion Tours

September 05, 2017 to November 30, 2017 (Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Barker Mansion
  • 631 Washington Street
  • Michigan City, IN 463602
  • Admission: $8/adults and $5/youth and senior
  • Phone: (219) 873-1520
  • Website | Email

Discover the legacy of the Barker family and Michigan City's freight car industry on a tour of the historic Barker Mansion. Take a guided tour of all three floors Tuesday through Saturday at 1 pm CST. Take a self-guided tour of all three floors on Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm CST. More

September Camping Specials

September 05, 2017 to September 30, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Stay two nights on a campsite and receive 1 FREE Bundle of FirewoodStay two or more nights in an RV Rental and get $15 off each night.Stay two or more nights in the Deluxe Cabin and get $25 off each night.(Only one offer can be redeemed per reservation More

Pre-School in the Park

September 06, 2017 to October 25, 2017 (Every Wednesday)

September 6- October 25Fall into some fun on Wednesdays at 10 am. Every Preschool in the Park session will include a story time, in addition to hands-on activity or craft. Geared towards children ages 5 and under, this event is totally free and registration is not required.September 6 Water Wheels are Wacky Fun! Make your own water wheel like the one here at Wood’s Historic Gri... More

Open Mic/Jam Night

Started September 13, 2017 (Every Wednesday)
  • Location: Hunter's Brewing
  • 1533 S Calumet Road
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Website

Open mic/jam night every Wednesday at the brewery. Experienced host, friendly people, good times. Come to listen or to play! More

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

September 14, 2017 to October 15, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Winner of seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score, this musical telling of Mark Twain’s treasured tale features songs and music by Roger Miller, who created such hits as “King of the Road” and “Dang Me.” Led by melodies of country, bluegrass and gospel, join the humorous and harrowing river journey of Huck and his friend Jim as they meet up with con-... More

Open Gym at Midwest Training and Ice Center

Started September 15, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Join Midwest Training and Ice Center for open gym, ages 6 and up. This is a good opportunity to let your kids come and be kids. The Midwest staff will be on hand to monitor gym activities. Kids can work on tumbling, trampoline, tumble trax or just play in the pit. A full service concession stand is also available during open gym nights. Please be reminded of the proper attire ... More

Open Skate at Midwest Training & Ice Center

Started September 15, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Midwest Training and Ice Center
  • 10600 White Oak Avenue
  • Dyer, 46311
  • Times: Monday through Friday 11am to 12:30pm, Saturday 10pm to 11:30pm and Sunday 2pm to 3:30pm
  • Admission: Admission: $6, Skate Rental: $4
  • Phone: 219-558-8811
  • Website

Join Midwest Training and Ice Center for open ice skating.  Hours vary, see website for details. More

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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
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
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
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
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