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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

The Shops on Lake Street Presents First Friday

Started April 07, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)

Great shopping, delicious food, entertainment and family fun.   Shops include Adell's Beach Boutique, Beach Art Bazaar, Captain's House, Indie Indie Bang Bang, Jazzies Salon and Day Spa, Lake Street Gallery, Miller Bakery Cafe, Miller Beach Arts, Miller Pizza, Painted Board Studio, Sonny's Photography, Summer Colony Living and Vibrations.   More

Cabaret

May 04, 2017 to June 04, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)

Welcome to the Kit Kat Klub in 1930s Berlin, where a mischievous Emcee invites us to join cabaret singer Sally Bowles and an American writer searching for inspiration, in a world on the brink. Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, this timeless classic features "Maybe This Time," "The Money Song," "Willkommen" and "Cabaret." More

South Shore Line Posters Exhibit: A Retrospective of Original Paintings

May 20, 2017 to June 18, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • 7770 Corinne Drive
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • Website

The South Shore Line Poster Exhibit: A Retrospective of Original Paintings will be on display at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond, Ind.  The 50 original paintings are a part of the Millennium series campaign commenced 20 years ago. South Shore Line Posters were originally developed from 1925-1929 to promote tourism and economic development in Northwest Indiana. The Millen... More

Bailly Cemetery Hike

May 28, 2017

Meet in the parking lot to enjoy a fun hike to the Bailly Cemetery every Sunday at 12:00 pm and then explore the interiors of both historic homes from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (optional). Learn about early settlers and farmers who came to this region in the 1800s. Cemetery Hike: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Chellberg/Bailly parking lot is on Mineral Springs Road between U.S. 20 and Hi... More

Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm Open House

May 28, 2017

Join rangers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for an afternoon exploring two of our historic homesteads on Sunday, May 28, from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Meet at 12:00 pm in the Bailly/Chellberg parking lot for an informative 90-minute hike to the Bailly Cemetery. Upon returning, explore the interiors of the Chellberg Farmhouse and the historic Bailly Homestead from 1:30 pm - 4:0... More

See the world through Rosé colored glasses!

May 28, 2017
  • Venue: 100 Washington
  • 100 Washington St.
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Times: From: 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Website

Join us as we kick off summer with a Rosé Party! Rosé's are in and so is 100 Washington! Head to the patio as they celebrate the many styles of rosé. Your $15 gets you tastes of a variety of rosé's and a spread of light appetizers. A cash bar and full menu will also be available. Wine reps will be on hand to talk to you all about this delicous wine and how it's gained it's popu... More

Drink & Draw at 18th Street

Started June 01, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 1st)
  • Location: 18th Street Brewery - Hammond Location
  • 5417 Oakley Avenue
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • Admission: No cover
  • Website

18th Street's Drink and Draw is a fun way for creatives to get out of the house, show their work, meet other artists and fans, and become acquainted with possible buyers in an open and unbiased environment. -How does it work for artists? Do you like to draw, or paint, or decoupage? Come in and make some art while enjoying great beer (or craft cocktails, or soda or water). If yo... More

Live Music - JC Tokes (No cover)

June 02, 2017
  • Venue: Hunter's Brewing
  • 1535 S. Calumet Rd.
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Times: From: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Phone: (219) 728-6729
  • Website

Enjoy some drinks and the music of JC Tokes. More

Highland Car Cruise

June 03, 2017
  • Location: Downtown Highland
  • Highway Avenue and Kennedy Avenue
  • Highland , IN 46322
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Phone: (219) 972-7598

This event will feature scores of vintage cars, parked in Highland's downtown, along Highway Avenue, from Kennedy Avenue to 5th Street. The event is free, and open to all ages. During the event, visitors will be able to stop in and frequent downtown businesses that are open. In the event of rain, the scheduled rain date will be Sunday, June 4th, from 1 pm to 5 pm. More

Jammin with Save the Dunes

June 03, 2017
  • Location: Guy Foreman Amphitheater at Washington Park
  • 115 Lake Shore Drive
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Admission: Pre-order tickets for $15! Prices go up to $20 on March 1
  • Phone: (219) 879-3564
  • Website | Email

Kids 12 and under are free. Must be 21 to consume alcohol with valid photo ID. Consider bringing lawn chairs to enhance your experience.More information? Contact us at 219-879-3564 x121 or email heather@savedunes.org.Many thanks to our incredible sponsors who make this event possible. More

On-Going Events

Seeking Location: Mapping & Borders in Art

January 28, 2017 to June 03, 2017 (Recurring daily)

A 12-artist exhibition of works that investigate issues of location and dislocation. Borders and boundaries, while always arbitrary and constantly shifting, now must contend with geo-political spheres of influence and cultural orientations that go way beyond geography. Exhibiting Artists: Tom Brand, Michele Corazzo, Hector Duarte, Gary Duehr, Ruth Esserman, Victoria Fuller, De... More

Eat Up Wine Down

Started April 06, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday)

Eat Up Wine Down is a year round celebration of downtown Valpo’s fabulous dining experience. On the first Thursday of every month, select restaurants offer 5 of their most popular drinks and dishes for only $5 per selection. Take advantage of this great opportunity to "go easy on your wallet" and discover something new.   More

First Friday Art Walk

Started April 07, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Friday)
  • Location: Uptown Arts District
  • 607 Franklin Street
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Times: 5pm to 8pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 507-400-2787
  • Website | Email

Through its Arts & Culture Committee, the Michigan City Mainstreet Association seeks to weave the arts into the fabric of Michigan City's Uptown Arts District. The association believes that the arts are a catalyst for public dialogue, and that shared cultural experiences contribute to a sense of place, communal identity and economic revitalization. The First Friday Art Walk... More

Jasper County Art League Photography Exhibit

April 28, 2017 to June 09, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Enjoy the Jasper County Art Leaugue's 14th annual photography exhibit and competition.   More

Polish Night at Pokro

Started May 04, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Thursday)
  • Location: Pokro Brewing Company, Inc.
  • 311 N Broad Street
  • Griffith, IN 46319
  • Phone: (219) 924-7950
  • Website | Email

Join Pokro Brewing for their monthly Polish Night, featuring a traditional Polish menu and their delicious craft beer! Polish favorites, such as cabbage & noodles, golabki, potato pancakes, kraut, bigos, pierogi and more. More

Open Gym at Midwest Training and Ice Center

Started May 05, 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 May 05, 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

Chesterton's European Market

May 06, 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

Family Day at the Douglas Center

Started May 06, 2017 (Every Saturday)

Enjoy hands-on family activities in the park's west end visitor center, especially the new Nature Play Zone where unstructured play in nature is the tradition. Help feed the center's resident turtles or fish or join a ranger for a hike in Miller Woods. More

St. Stanislaus of Michigan City Farmers' Market

May 06, 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

Miller Beach Farmers' Market

May 07, 2017 to September 24, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • 667 South Lake St.
  • Gary, IN
  • Times: 10am to 3pm
  • Phone: 219-938-7720
  • Website

Features fresh produce, local honey, prepared foods from local vendors, and a variety of handcrafted items. More

Patrician Breakfast Buffet

Started May 07, 2017 (Every Sunday)

Enjoy a breakfast buffet at The Patrician every Sunday.   More

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