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Fall Activities
As the days get shorter and the air becomes crisper, the South Shore offers much to do to enjoy fall… more

 

 

 

Fall Events

Are you a fan of popcorn, pumpkins or a good scare? Northwest Indiana's fall events provide family-fun and outdoor activities. Local farmers' markets continue through autumn and the u-pick orchards and pumpkin patches have special events and hands-on activities. Don't forget to check out the South Shore Brewery Trail and app to find the latest brewfests. Our calendar is constantly being updated, so check back often!

 

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Signature Event

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

September 09, 2017

Named the "Best Festival of the Region" by The Times readers, the Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages.  This long-standing community tradition returns for its 39th year. More than 250 arts & crafts booths, 35 food booths, kids' games, the five-mile Popcorn Panic, and the nation's First Popcorn Parade are only the beginning of t... More

10th Annual DHC Bizarre Bazaar

September 16, 2017
  • Location: Harrison Park
  • Waltham Street and Hohman Avenue
  • Hammond, IN
  • Times: 10am to 4pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-512-4298
  • Website

Admission is free. Attractions include bands, vendors, children's games and art activities and a car show. Join the unexpected, outrageous, and whimsically bizarre extravaganza that offers something for everyone!     More

Special Events

Hobart's Brews & Blues

September 16, 2017
  • Location: City of Hobart
  • 111 E Old Ridge Road
  • Hobart, IN 46342
  • Times: 2pm to 9pm
  • Phone: (219) 942-2987
  • Email

Join Hobart Events September 16, for an evening of the region's best craft brews while enjoying soulful sounds.. More

The 6th Annual Hooked on Art-Live Street Art Festival

September 23, 2017

We welcome you to experience the Midwest in the Fall with a festival celebrating live street art in progress!Join us at Thomas Centennial Park in historic Downtown Chesterton, Indiana for the 6th Annual Hooked on Art-Live Street Art Festival! Watch live street artists use a variety of mediums to express their creativity; completing a work of art from start to finish over the co... More

Rensselaer OktoberFest

September 30, 2017
  • Location: Jasper County Courthouse Square
  • 115 W Washington Street
  • Rensselaer, IN
  • Times: 5pm to 10pm
  • Website

Main Street Rensselaer invites you to enjoy a festive night of German and American cuisine from local eateries, try wines from our local winery and sample seasonal beer at our beer garden. Enjoy live entertainment on the Historic Downtown Rensselaer square. $5 donation requested. Kids 10 and under are free. Proceeds from OktoberFest are used to further enhance downtown Renssela... More

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

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

Town of Munster Farmers' Market

May 14, 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

Stargazing at Kemil Beach

August 19, 2017 to December 16, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Saturday)
  • Venue: Kemil Beach
  • E State Park Road
  • Beverly Shores, IN 46301
  • Times: Check Website for times
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-395-1882
  • Website

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets, meteors, and learn about constellation lore from the darkest site in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Held on the third Saturday of every month from Jan. to Dec. (except March and ... More

Hypnosis

September 08, 2017 to September 24, 2017 (Every Sunday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Towle Theater
  • 5205 Hohman Avenue
  • Hammond, IN 46320
  • Times: Thur - Sat 8pm and Sun 2pm
  • Website

Presented in arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.   Directed by Mark Baer A mesmerizing thriller with plenty of twists and a liberal dash of comedy ... The Great Gordo, an alcoholic stage hypnotist in the twilight of his career, randomly chooses Alan Briggs as his next stooge.  Briggs, a mild-mannered policeman, is a good sport, the audience laughs, and everyone goes home.  F... 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

You Can't Take it With You

September 15, 2017 to October 01, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Memorial Opera House
  • 104 Indiana Street
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Times: Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sundays at 2:00pm
  • Phone: (219) 548-9137
  • Website

At first the Sycamores seem mad, but it is not long before we realize that if they are mad, the rest of the world is madder. Tony, attractive young son of the Kirbys, falls in love with Alice Sycamore and brings his parents to dine at the Sycamore home on the wrong evening. The shock sustained by the Kirbys, who are invited to eat cheap food, shows Alice that marriage with Tony... More

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