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2 Night Weekend Escape

Stay 2 nights checking in on Friday and departing on Sunday for $549.00 plus tax. Visit local shops and …more

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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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Four Score and Seven Years Ago

January 17, 2017 to January 20, 2017 (Recurring daily)

To young Lemuel, who has escaped slavery in Georgia, life in Gettysburg is everything he had dreamed it would be. His ideas about the North and the South, as well as what it means to be a free man, are challenged, however, when he unexpectedly befriends Jacob, a young Confederate soldier. The two men may be of different races and on different sides of the Civil War, but they ha... More

Canvas Painting With Cocktails at White Rhino

January 19, 2017
  • Location: White Rhino Bar & Grill
  • 101 Joliet Street
  • Dyer, IN 46311
  • Times: From: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Website

Inspire the creative side of your brain! Sip, Savor, Socialize. Join us in the loft for a spiced up, no pressure, creative and entertaining "art class". Each "student" will take home a 16 x 20 canvas painted by themselves. The class will paint with instruction and tips from a experienced artist. The cost will be $27 per person and will include canvas, pencils, measures, acrylic... More

Wine and Canvas Event at the Jean Shepherd Community Center

January 20, 2017

Wine and Canvas Event at the Jean Shepherd Community Center! More

Salute to the '60s

January 21, 2017

With 23 hit singles, Peter Noone & Herman's Hermits were a household name in the 60's. Songs like "I'm In To Something Good," "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter," and "There's a Kind of Hush" are just a sampling of hits that made Herman's Hermits an international sensation during the famed British Invasion of the 60's.In the history of rock-n-roll, only nine bands hav... More

On-Going Events

Bison arrive in Newton County

October 21, 2016 to January 31, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Bison will once again be in Northwest Indiana, helping to manage and maintain the prairie restorations of Kankakee Sands. Come to see the bison and learn about the wonders of the prairies and oak savanna of Kankakee Sands. More

Motown vs. Chi-Town: The Indiana Connection

November 13, 2016 to January 29, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • 1040 Ridge Road
  • Munster, IN 46321
  • Website

The exhibit is a cultural event and historical survey curated by the Chicago Blues Museum that traces the Chicago music scene of the 1950s through 1970s, its ties to Detroit's Motown Records, the company's early beginnings in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood and Gary's Vee-Jay Records. Rare photographic images focusing on homegrown Chicago musicians, entertainers and perform... More

Family Day at the Douglas Center

Started December 10, 2016 (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

Bloody Mary Sundays

Started December 11, 2016 (Every Sunday)

Come enjoy a premium bloody mary every Sunday with Crown Brewing.   More

Music Heritage Series

Started December 16, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday)

Every 3rd Friday of the month, join the Save the Tunes Council, a local group of musicians devoted to preserving and passing on traditional folk songs. More

Open Gym at Midwest Training and Ice Center

Started December 16, 2016 (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

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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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