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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

Wash, Dry, Fold

May 20, 2016 to June 04, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Chicago Street Theatre
  • 154 W Chicago Street
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Times: See website for exact days and times
  • Phone: 219-464-1636
  • Website

Sisters Trudy and Enola have been bickering all their adult lives over differences in religion, lifestyle and childhood resentments. Now they're stuck with each other running a run-down New Orleans laundromat. Uncle Slackjaw, a Vietnam P.O.W., slips in-and-out of reality as often as he wanders in-and-out of the laundromat. The arrival in town of Arlene, a tattoo artist, brings ... More

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend at Caboose Lake Campground

May 27, 2016 to May 29, 2016
  • Location: Caboose Lake Campground
  • 3657 West US 24
  • Remington, IN 47977
  • Phone: 877-600-2267
  • Website

Cornhole and horseshoe tournaments. Summer Beach Family Fun Zone opens for the summer. More

A Woodland Wander

May 29, 2016
  • Location: Nature Center
  • 1600 N 25 E
  • Chesterton, 46304
  • Times: 10am
  • Phone: 219-926-1390
  • Website

You will check out the sights and sounds on this late May morning. Meet Greg at the Nature Center for this 45-minute stroll.  More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

May 29, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 02:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Morocco Homecoming

May 29, 2016
  • Location: Community Center
  • 409 S. Polk St.
  • Morocco, IN 47963
  • Website

The fun includs vendors, 5K Hustle, a parade, kids' activities, fireworks and more! More

Sold Out - Bartlett's Annual Oyster Fest

May 29, 2016
  • Location: Bartlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern
  • 131 E. Dunes Highway
  • Beverly Shores, IN 46301
  • Times: 1pm to 4pm
  • Phone: 219-879-3073
  • Website

Johnny V and Paul will be playing some tunes and we will have all your favorites available. Oysters…lobsters…shrimp…mac & cheese and more! Tickets are selling fast! Last year we sold out, so don't delay. More

Spring Oil Painting

May 29, 2016
  • Location: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
  • 450 West 100 North
  • Valparaiso, IN 46385
  • Times: 1pm to 4pm
  • Phone: 219-462-0025
  • Email

Let this Japanese-inspired garden be your inspiration and learn about oil painting while creating your own masterpiece!  More

Celebrate Memorial Day on the Steps of the Porter County Museum

May 30, 2016
  • Location: Steps of the Porter County Museum
  • 153 Franklin St.
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Times: Starting: 10:30 AM
  • Admission: Free
  • Website | Email

Come join the David D Porter Camp 116 Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War as we hold our annual Memorial Day Celebration on the Steps of the Porter County Museum. We will be having an Honor Squad dressed in Union Army Civil War Uniforms. We will be having a Veteran playing Taps dressed in Civil War Uniform. There will be Speakers speaking on items pertaining to the Hist... More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

May 30, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 04:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

May 31, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 07:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 01, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 07:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 02, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 07:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Tasting dinner featuring Devils Trumpet & Asparagus Restaurant

June 02, 2016
  • Location: 7876 Broadway Merrillville,in 46307
  • 7876 Broadway
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Admission: $50 5 courses + beer with each course
  • Phone: (219) 794-0000
  • Website | Email

Tasting dinner with Devils Trumpet brewery in Merrillville. Chef Tammy will prepare 5 courses to pair with the wonderful selection of beers that this local brewery has to offer. More

Highland Car Cruise

June 04, 2016
  • Location: Downtown Highland
  • Highway avenue and Kennedy Avenue
  • Highland , IN 46322
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This event will feature scores of vintage cars, parked in Highland's downtown, along Highway Avenue and Jewett Street, 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. Van Senus Auto Value Parts Store, of Highland and Hammond is the Presenting Sponsor f... More

Mitch Markovitz Poster Signing

June 04, 2016
  • Location: Hunter's Brewing
  • 1535 S. Calumet Rd.
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Mitch Markovitz will be at Hunter's Brewing for a poster signing.   More

Relay For Life of North Lake County

June 04, 2016 to June 05, 2016 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Gavit High School
  • 1670 175th St
  • Hammond, Indiana 46323
  • Times: 12pm to 6am
  • Phone: 773-370-4524
  • Email

Organized, overnight community fundraising walk. Teams of people camp out around a track. Members of each team take turns walking around the track. Food, games and activities provide entertainment and build camaraderie, family-friendly environment for the entire community. More

On-Going Events

Wine Tasting at White Rhino

Started June 03, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Wednesday)

Sample up to 10 different wines and enjoy a gourmet appetizer buffet all while Marco Villarreal fills the room with enchanting sounds on his acoustic guitar. $15 in advance and $20 at the door.  Call 219 864-9200 or sign up at our website whiterhinoonline.com/eventsignup. More

First Friday Art Walk

Started September 04, 2015 (Recurring monthly on the 0th)
  • 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

The Rocky Horror Picture Show in NWI!

Started September 05, 2015 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: The Art Theatre
  • 230 Main Street
  • Hobart, IN 46342
  • Times: 11:30pm to 2:30am
  • Admission: Other
  • Phone: 219-942-1670
  • Website | Email

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical comedy horror film adapted from the popular musical stage play scripted and composed by Richard O'Brien. The film is a tribute to the science fiction and "B" horror movies of the late 1940's through the early 1970s. Still in limited release 37 years after its premiere, it has the longest-running theatrical release in fi... More

Kid's Rule at National Lakeshore Visitor Center

Started September 06, 2015 (Every Sunday)

Join a ranger from 1 to 3 p.m. in the visitor center's activity room for a Sunday afternoon of kid's activities, puppet shows, stories, and fun. Your children will learn a little more about your neighborhood national park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. More

Open Gym at Midwest Training and Ice Center

Started November 06, 2015 (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 ... More

Sunday Brunch

Started January 03, 2016 (Every Sunday)
  • Venue: Center for Visual and Performing Arts
  • 1040 Ridge Rd
  • Munster, IN 46321
  • Times: 11am to 2pm
  • Admission: $22.50 for adults; children 4-11, $11.50; under 4 years, $3.00. Price does not include gratuity.
  • Phone: 219-836-1930
  • Website

Every Sunday, the buffet table is brimming with delicious breakfast and luncheon dishes for the Center for Visual and Performing Arts' all-you-can-eat brunch. And, add to all of this: sparkling champagne, the ambiance of their elegant dining room, and the excellent service of their extremely attentive wait staff. Consider celebrating a special occasion during brunch - they can ... More

WaterBird Sunday Brunch

February 21, 2016 to January 01, 2017 (Every Sunday)
  • Venue: WaterBird Banquet Center
  • 526 Indian Boundary Road
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Times: 10am to 1pm
  • Admission: $16.95 for Adults. $14.95 for seniors (65+). $12.95 for Children 10 and Under. 3 and Under Free. *Price does not include Tax or Gratuity
  • Phone: 219-928-1514
  • Website | Email

Enjoy a lakeside dining experience like no where else in Northwest Indiana. The buffet will include seasonal fresh fruit, breakfast pastries and artisan breads, salad bar with chef choice toppings, made to order omelets, made to order pancakes with chef choice toppings, chef carved roast pork loin and honey roasted ham, scrambled eggs, sausage and bacon, country style breakfast... More

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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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