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Spring Activities
Walk the trails at the Indiana Dunes or practice your drive at one of the area's many golf courses… more

Spring Events

Springtime is full of new beginnings and plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy a number of activities, including Maple Syrup Time! Along the South Shore Maple Syrup Time is a tradition – visit the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore or Deep River County Park to see how trees are tapped for maple syrup each spring.

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day! Go green at the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Crown Point or enjoy entertainment and Irish fare at T. J. Maloney’s Authentic Irish Pub in Merrillville.

Sample craft beers from more than 30 breweries at Crown Beer Fest, another annual staple in the South Shore. Start cruising the local cruise nights or Munster’s very own Car and Cycle Show in May.

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Special Events

St. Patrick's Day Celebration

March 17, 2017
  • Venue: City of Crown Point
  • Downtown
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Times: Nighttime Parade starts at dusk
  • Admission: Other
  • Phone: 219-662-3290
  • Website

Join in the fun as the annual St. Patrick's Day nighttime parade heads down Main Street in Crown Point, beginning at dusk. All of the parade entries are illuminated.  After the parade celebrate with a drink at a place like Crown Brewing. The city also hosts a corned beef and cabbage dinner before the parade at the local fire station. Traffic Notice: Due to increased traffic, ... More

Beethoven & Bernstein

March 24, 2017
  • 10202 Broadway
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Times: 6:15 pm pre-concert lecture and 7:30 pm Concert
  • Website

Rejoice in the reverence of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms. Sung in Hebrew, featuring countertenor Thomas Aláan, the work highlights the struggle between conflict and faith in the modern world. It’s a showcase for the chorus, harp and percussion section! Our own principal oboist Jennet Ingle returns to the spotlight to perform Mozart’s only Oboe Concerto, the first major concert... More

The Tail of the Little Mermaid

April 08, 2017 to April 09, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Based on the original Hans Christian Anderson tale, this musical adaptation tells of the adventures of the little Mermaid who falls in love with the handsome “human” Prince. With the help of her friends on land and under the sea, she sacrifices part of her world to join him in his and live happily ever after! Sat., April 8**; Sun., April 9 – 10:00 am & 12:00 pmChildren - $... More

The Tail of the Little Mermaid

April 08, 2017 to April 09, 2017 (Recurring daily)
  • Venue: Theatre at the Center
  • 1040 Ridge Road
  • Munster, IN 46321
  • Times: 10am and 12pm
  • Admission: Children $7.50, Adults $9.50
  • Phone: (219) 836-3255
  • Website

Based on the original Hans Christian Anderson tale, this musical adaptation tells of the adventures of the little Mermaid who falls in love with the handsome “human” Prince. With the help of her friends on land and under the sea, she sacrifices part of her world to join him in his and live happily ever after! More

Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

April 22, 2017

Earth Day Celebration offers collection events, live animal shows, free day of fun. Connect with the environment through exhibitors, entertainment, collection events and activities this year's event. Plenty of DIY activities for the public to create DIY projects and demonstrations. Kids can take part in the Great Cloth Diaper Change, build birdhouses and more. Residents are w... 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

American Songbook

May 11, 2017

Bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your favorite Doo-Wop, Motown, and old time Rock ’n Roll hits, Under the Streetlamp is composed of recent leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys. Singing hits like Rock Around the Clock, Blue Moon, Danke schön, Why Do Fools Fall in Love?, and Cupid plus other popular pieces fro... More

On-Going Events

Family Day at the Douglas Center

Started September 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

Sunday Brunch

Started September 11, 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

The Producers

February 17, 2017 to March 05, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Memorial Opera House is thrilled to open the 2017 season with a show filled with humor, ridiculous accents, and a winner of 12 Tony awards! The Producers is a fun and exciting musical adapted from the 1968 film by Mel Brooks. It takes the journey with two producers who set out a plan to get rich quick by producing a musical they describe as "a love letter to Hitler" that will F... More

A Year with Frog and Toad

March 03, 2017 to March 17, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Harold Pinter’s contemporary masterpiece about three individuals and the affair that shattered them all. Ingeniously told in reverse time, Betrayal was a critical and popular success on both sides of the Atlantic—winner in New York of the Drama Critics Circle Award as best foreign play and in London of the West End Award as best play of the season.  More

The Rose Tattoo

April 07, 2017 to April 22, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

CST is proud to present the drama that served as the basis for the Oscar-winning film staring Burt Lancaster and Anna Magnani. In the play an Italian-American neighborhood in Louisiana is rocked when a local truck driver is killed by police, leaving his wife devastated. Serafina's grieving comes to an end when she learns of her husband's infidelities and lured by the desire for... More

The Drowsy Chaperone

April 28, 2017 to May 14, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

This delightful show within a show is sure to have you tapping your toe along to all the snazzy jazz numbers and classic 1920's musical type songs we all know and love. The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical that revolves around a lonely, melancholy man in his apartment as he tries to cheer himself up by listening to a recording of his favorite 20's musical. Watch as his apartment m... More

Incorruptible

May 19, 2017 to June 03, 2017 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)

Welcome to the Dark Ages in Priseaux, France, where everything is really, really bad and the monastery's patron saint hasn't worked a miracle in thirteen years. Threatened by the success of a rival church and a visit from the Pope, a group of desperate monks look to a shady, one-eyed minstrel, to teach them outrageous ways to make their own miracles.   More

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