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There is 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

Alsip Fall Fest

September 27, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Location: St. John Alsip Home & Nursery
  • 10255 Wicker Avenue
  • St. John, Indiana 46373
  • Times: Saturday 10am to 6:30pm and Sunday 11am to 5:30pm
  • Phone: 219-365-0882
  • Website

All of our attractions are family friendly and great for parents looking for fall festivities close to home. A wristband will grant you access into our Fall Fest area. Barrel Train Rides All aboard the Alsip Express! Our barrel train will make the rounds throughout our nursery. Ideal for kids Kiddie Carnival Games Step on up and test your talents! Everyone is a winn... More

"Capturing the Current -An Artist's View of Electricity"

October 03, 2014 to October 31, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Lilian Fendig Gallery
  • 301 N Van Rensselaer
  • Rensselaer, Indiana 47978
  • Times: Monday through Friday 10am to 3pm
  • Phone: 219-866-5278
  • Website

The Jasper Co. Art League's annual exhibit, sponsored by REMC and titled, "Capturing the Current -An Artist's View of Electricity." More

Horror Radio

October 17, 2014 to October 25, 2014 (Every Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: M & M Productions
  • 227 Center Street
  • Hobart, Indiana 46342
  • Phone: 219-947-4922
  • Website | Email

Live - three of the top 10 scariest horror radio shows of the Golden Age of Radio. Our audience will do a little more than just listen. Sure to make you stay on the edge of your seat. More

The Odd Couple

October 17, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • 1125 Merrillville Road
  • Crown Point, Indiana 46307
  • Times: See website for exact times
  • Phone: 219-805-4255
  • Website

The Crown Point Community Theatre presents "The Odd Couple"-the female version. More

"Chemical Imbalance" A Jekyll and Hyde Story

October 18, 2014 to November 02, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Location: Beatniks on Conkey
  • 418 Conkey Street
  • Hammond, Indiana
  • Times: See Website for exact days and times
  • Phone: 219-852-0848
  • Website

"Chemical Imbalance" is an irreverent, tongue-in-cheek look at the Jekyll/ Hyde story and is perfect for Halloween. It looks at the relationships of good and evil, rich and poor, man and woman in a Monty Python-esque way. More

Hesston Ghost Train

October 18, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Hesston Steam Museum
  • 1201 East 1000 North
  • LaPorte, IN 46350
  • Times: 12pm to 5pm
  • Admission: Adults $5, Children 12 and under $3
  • Phone: 219-778-2783
  • Website

Take the haunted Ghost Train through haunted woods along the Indiana/Michigan border. Fresh apple cider available also. More

Chorus Angelorum

October 24, 2014
  • Location: St. Mary of the Lake
  • 6060 Miller Avenue
  • Gary, Indiana
  • Times: 8pm
  • Phone: 219-473-9327
  • Website

Northwest Indiana's finest choral ensemble, Chorus Angelorum, and Artistic Director Mark Kruczek will present their 29th annual concert on October 24, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. Please join them at St. Mary of the Lake for these musical selections: Organ Solo "Prelude and Fugue In F Minor", George Frederic Handel A cappella "O Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem&q... More

Cirque Italia

October 24, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Southlake Mall
  • 2109 Southlake Mall Dr
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Times: Friday 7:30pm, Saturday 2:30pm, 5:30pm and 8:30pm and Sunday 2:30pm and 5:30pm
  • Phone: 877-628-6872
  • Website

Come experience a traditional event enjoyed in every village, town and city across the "Old World:" A genuine European traveling circus with a unique feature never been done before in America. Cirque Italia has gathered circus performers from around the world for this year's production. The Cirque Italia owner decided to start a new concept in America with a travel... More

City of Hammonds Monster Mash

October 24, 2014

Come out to the Jean Shepherd Community Center for some tricks, treats and to do the monster mash. More

Customer Appreciation Weekend

October 24, 2014 to October 25, 2014 (Recurring daily)

For all who camped at Caboose Lake Campground in 2014, we have a special just for you... More

East Chicago Haunted Hayrides

October 24, 2014
  • Location: McArthur Golf Course
  • 3900 Indianapolis Blvd
  • East Chicago, Indiana
  • Times: 5pm to 8pm
  • Phone: 219-391-8502

The evening includes the hayrides, marshmallow roasting, an egg hunt and costume contest. It's for those ages 3 to 13 and costs $3 a person. The costume contests are for three different age groups. The first 200 children to come receive a bucket filled with treats. More

James P. Connolly

October 24, 2014

James P. Connolly is a stand-up comedian and radio/TV host originally from California. Connolly attended Harvard University on a Marine Corps ROTC Scholarship and then served in Desert Storm. Making his way to Hollywood, he performed at the Comedy Store, the Improv, the Ice House Comedy Club and other major venues. In addition to having appeared on Comedy Central, HBO and VHl, ... More


October 24, 2014
  • Location: The Auditorium at Bethel Church
  • 10202 Broadway
  • Crown Point, Indiana 46307
  • Times: 6:15 Pre-Concert, 7:30pm Concert
  • Phone: 219-836-0525 ext. 200
  • Website

Travel to the stars with Holst's popular Planets suite accompanied by a series of short films from KV265-Science Through Art in association with the Adler Planetarium, that will feature awe-inspiring images from the Adler Collection of Works on Paper and NASA, as well as animations created by the film's director and narrator, astronomer Dr. José Francisco Salgado. It's a... More

"Howl"oween in the Dunes

October 25, 2014

10am Things that Go Bump in the Night Hike. Meet the naturalist at the Nature Center for a 45-minute stroll through the fall woodlands. Test your knowledge along the way with some of the creepy sounds heard in the woods at night. Prizes for those that know their sounds 2pm Creepy Campground Crafts. Join the naturalists at the campground shelter (by site 113) for some spook... More

Boo at the Zoo

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Washington Park Zoo
  • 115 Lakeshore Dr.
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Phone: 219-873-1510
  • Website

Young goblins, ghosts, princesses and zooperheros will experience child-friendly trick or treating from local business sponsored booths while having wild animal encounters along the decorated zoo paths. This year we will be offering two sessions to avoid long lines and keep everyone safe. The Zoo staff is strongly recommending purchasing tic... More

Flame and Flair Uptown Halloween Festival

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Uptown Arts District
  • Franklin Street
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Times: 5pm to 12am
  • Phone: 507-400-2787
  • Website | Email

A free event following the Boo at the Zoo brought to you by the Michigan City Mainstreet Association and other local businesses. Enjoy food, fire, flair and a one-of-a-kind evening. More

OAKtoberfest at Taltree Arboretum and Gardens

October 25, 2014

Enjoy specialty oak-aged brews and fine food! This 21 & older outdoor event features brew and cider selections from Samuel Adams, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., New Holland Brewing, North Coast Brewing Company and Angry Orchard. Appetizer-style food pairings provided by Chef David Wodrich from Third Coast Spice Café in Chesterton, Indiana. This brew event is for ... More

Remington Trick or Treat Parade

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Downtown Remington
  • Times: See Description for times
  • Phone: 219-261-2523
  • Website

Join Remington in their annual Halloween parade. The parade steps off right before trick or treating. More

South Shore Roller Girls Live Bout

October 25, 2014
  • Location: Jean Shepherd Center
  • 3031 J.F. Mahoney Dr
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • Times: Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Admission: $10 adults, kids ages 6-10 $5, Ages 5 and under are free.
  • Website

Treat your family to an action-packed night of roller derby as the South Shore Roller Girls battle it out against the Midwest Derby Divas. More

St. Jude Halloween Benefit

October 25, 2014
  • Location: First United Methodist Church
  • 352 S. Main Street
  • Crown Point, Indiana 46307
  • Times: 10am to 3pm
  • Website

Sponsored by Master Photographer, Edda Taylor & Burrell Color Imaging. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude House in Crown Point, Ind. More

The Tomfoolery Show with Tom Byelick

October 25, 2014
  • Venue: Blue 82
  • 8209 Wicker Ave
  • Saint John, IN 46373
  • Times: 8pm
  • Admission: $20
  • Phone: 219-228-0674
  • Website | Email

A fun evening of comedy and music awaits. Funny lady Soli Santos is joined by funny man Rudy Ruiz. Also adding to festivities will be Abbaria, a tandem of comedians who incorporate music into their comedy. The Planetary Blues Band will provide the musical variety throughout the evening. More

Zombie Prom Open Mic

October 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014 (Recurring daily)

All Ages Zombie Prom and Open Mic,  free Zombie make up. To reserve a spot in advance call or text Freddie Olivarri 219-487-2803 More

On-Going Events

The Rocky Horror Picture Show in NWI!

Started November 17, 2012 (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

Family Day at the Douglas Center

Started March 16, 2013 (Every Saturday)
  • Location: Douglas Center for Environmental Education - Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
  • 7-85 N Lake St
  • Gary, IN 46403
  • Times: 1pm to 3pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-395-1882
  • Website

Join a ranger for an Open House every Saturday afternoon at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Douglas Center. Explore the center and check out interactive exhibits, a video, and even a live animal room. You can also explore the Miller Woods Trail just outside the center. More

Sage After Dark

Started November 01, 2013 (Every Friday)

Sage Restaurant presents "Sage After Dark": Acoustic music by local artists, fresh cocktails, and small plates Visit us at More

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