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If you enjoy a local fair with classic rides, carnival games and delicious fair food, the South Shore is the place to be. The La Porte County Fair is just one of the many fairs throughout the summer.
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Summer Events

Don't miss the South Shore's summer-time festivals and events including the world-famous Pierogi Fest, enjoy the amazing musical lineup at Hammond's Festival of the Lakes or come out to any of the other family-friendly events throughout the summer.

 

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Signature Event

South Shore Air Show

July 11, 2014 to July 13, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Fair Oaks Farm
  • 856 N 600 E
  • Fair Oaks, Indiana 47943
  • Times: Exact time to be determined
  • Phone: 219-989-7770
  • Website | Email

The South Shore Air Show will return in 2014 at a new location - Fair Oaks Farms. Fair Oaks Farms is a 33,000 acre attraction, allowing the two organizations ample room to make additions to the family-fun event. South Shore Air Show attendees will be able to enjoy the traditional, exciting aerial acrobatics in addition to exploring all Fair Oaks Farms has to offer. With... More

Special Events

Cobe Cup Cruise

June 07, 2014
  • Location: Cedar Lake Eagles #2529
  • 13140 Lake Shore Drive
  • Cedar Lake, Indiana 46303
  • Times: 1pm to 2pm
  • Phone: 219-663-2134
  • Website

The historic Cobe Cup antique car cruise will be returning to Northwest Indiana this coming June. The Cruise will start and end at the Cedar Lake Fraternal Order of Eagles' facility, located at 13140 Lake Shore Drive, next door to Post 261. The cruise route will also be lengthened this year to include much of the original 23-mile race route, running from Cedar Lake, through Lo... More

Jammin with Save the Dunes

June 07, 2014
  • Venue: Washington Park
  • 115 Lakeshore Dr.
  • Michigan City, IN 46360
  • Times: 5pm to 11pm
  • Admission: $15.00, Kids under 14 are free
  • Phone: 219-879-3564
  • Website | Email

Get ready for the fun! Jammin with Save the Dunes is their signature annual fundraiser, and it draws hundreds of dunes lovers to beautiful Washington Park in Michigan City near the Lake Michigan shoreline. They will have four live bands and great local grub from Rolling Stonebaker Pizza, Shoreline, and Soda Dog. Enjoy amazing local craft beer from Shoreline Brewery, Figure E... More

Nature Craft in the Dunes

June 07, 2014
  • Venue: Dunes Learning Center
  • 700 Howe Rd.
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Times: 9am to 5pm
  • Admission: $40 includes lunch and materials
  • Phone: 219-395-9555
  • Website

Spend the day being guided in creating several projects inspired by native cultures, local materials, and your creative intuition. Local artist, Bonnie Zimmer, will lead this fun interactive workshop titled Natural Selection: Intuitive Sculptures. Session 1: Totemic Sculptures, will open with a brief presentation on native cultures. Participants will then be guided in creating... More

Size Matters Fishing Contest

June 07, 2014 to June 15, 2014 (Every Sunday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Serenity Springs
  • 5888 N. U.S. Highway 35
  • La Porte, IN 46350
  • Times: Registration 3pm, contest 4pm to 7pm
  • Admission: $20 per registrant
  • Phone: 219-861-0000
  • Website

Give your dad a great Father's Day gift! Treat him to the Size Matters Fishing Contest at Serenity Springs.  Fishing expert Greg Miller will be on site to exchange tips and tricks Sunday, June 8 and Saturday, June 14.  First, second and third place prizes will be awarded each day for the three biggest fish landed.  More

Summer Outdoor Movies

June 10, 2014 to July 01, 2014 (Every Tuesday)

Watch your favorite movies under the beautiful night sky in Central Park Plaza. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, for free viewing at the park. For complete movie listings visit www.valparaisoevents.com. More

Hot Rod Power Tour

June 11, 2014

Hot Rod Power Tour will be a seven-day and seven-city tour. They will travel over 1,500 miles through 7 states, motoring from Concord, N.C. to Wisconsin Dells, Wis. The event will attract more than 4,500 cars, grab the attention of more than 75,000 spectators and include 50 of the nation's premier automotive and aftermarket manufacturers to generate a nationwide buzz in the au... More

Remington Water Tower Days

June 13, 2014 to June 14, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Downtown Remington
  • East North Street
  • Remington, IN 47977
  • Times: See website for exact times
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-863-0999
  • Website

Festivities include a 5k walk/run, car show, parade, kids' activities, vendors, entertainment, food and petting zoo. More

The Second City - Happily Ever Laughter

June 13, 2014 to June 14, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Drawing on classic material from The Second City archives as well as scenes ripped from the morning headlines, The Second City continues to deliver the leading voices in comedy while touring the globe. With scripted and improvisational elements, audiences always enjoy being part of the show and playing along with the next generation of comic legends, Many of comedy's brightes... More

Dog - A - Palooza

June 14, 2014

Get your paws on the event of the year! Time to step outside and enjoy the sunshine with your favorite canine. Fair Oaks Farms is hosting its first Dog-A-Palooza on June 14, 2014. With several activities to get your tail wagging, Dog-A-Palooza is the perfect way to start off the dog days of summer! More

Planetarium Showings

June 14, 2014
  • Venue: Challenger Learning Center
  • On the Campus of Purdue University Calumet
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • Times: See schedule in description below
  • Admission: Adults $5 and Children $3
  • Phone: 219-989-3250
  • Website

Learn about the Summer Sky and extreme planets.  Stay for Laser Pop with selections include Get This Party Started, I'm a Believer, Digital Get Down and Kryptonite. 2:00 - 2:50 Mini Mission Break 3:00 - 3:46 South Shore Skies (6 minutes) Extreme Planets (40 minutes) Break 4:00 - 4:30 Laser Pop (30 minutes) Break 4:45 - 5:36 South Shore Skies (6 m... More

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival

June 18, 2014

From classical to jazz, Summer Rhapsody Music Festival is a feast of the sounds and senses for music lovers of all ages. Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs, then relax in the park. More

Symphony goes to the Movies

June 22, 2014
  • Location: Crown Point High School
  • 1500 South Main Street
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Times: 2pm and 7pm
  • Phone: 219-836-0525
  • Website

This special concert will feature a variety of well-known and loved music from the movies. Maestro Muspratt is planning pieces from Beetlejuice to Warhorse; My Fair Lady to The Great Escape, and City Slickers to To Kill a Mockingbird. There will also be film clips and other fun visuals. It will be fun for all ages. More

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival featuring VHS Jazz Band

June 27, 2014

From classical to jazz, Summer Rhapsody Music Festival is a feast of the sounds and senses for music lovers of all ages. Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs, then relax in the park. More

All-American Fest

July 04, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Taltree will have red, white and blue activities all weekend long featuring games, crafts and Thomas the Tank Engine. More

Family 4th Fest

July 04, 2014
  • Location: Hawthorne Park
  • 500 Ackerman Drive
  • Porter, IN 46304
  • Times: 7am to 11pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-617-1742
  • Website | Email

4th of July festival fun for the whole family! Lions Pancake Breakfast 7-11am. Parade at 9am. Lions Turtle Derby 11am. patriotic poster contest, kids games, Brick Toss competition, kiddie rides, bounce houses, Leroy's Hot Stuff Beer Garden, live music, karaoke, fireworks at dusk. FREE ADMISSION!!! More

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival featuring Switchback

July 09, 2014

From classical to jazz, Summer Rhapsody Music Festival is a feast of the sounds and senses for music lovers of all ages. Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs, then relax in the park. More

South Lake County Agricultural Historical Society Antique Tractor and Farm Show

July 11, 2014 to July 13, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Antique Tractors, Farm Tools, Wagons & Farm Equipment, Steam Tractor Engines, Model A and T Antique Autos, Petting Zoo, Food & Refreshements, Flea Market, Pie Booth, Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull and much more. More

Bark in the Park

July 12, 2014
  • Location: Thomas Centennial Park-Downtown Chesterton
  • 2nd & Broadway
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Times: 9am to 3pm
  • Admission: FREE
  • Phone: 219-617-1742
  • Website | Email

Start your day early with the 5k Run With the Big Dogs and 1 mile Stroll. Owners are encouraged to run or walk with their dogs for even more fun! Registration is from 6-6:45 am, and the race begins at 7am. The race will start and end in the Duneland Resale parking lot at 8th & Broadway. Go to www.DuneBig.com for more details, and registration form, or call Race Director,... More

Jasper County Fair

July 12, 2014 to July 18, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Jasper County Fairgrounds
  • State Road 114
  • Rensselaer, IN
  • Website

The annual fair includes rides, games, demolition derby, food vendors, craft vendors and more! More

Planetarium Showings

July 12, 2014
  • Venue: Challenger Learning Center
  • On the Campus of Purdue University Calumet
  • Hammond, IN 46323
  • Times: See schedule in description below
  • Admission: Adults $5 and Children $3
  • Phone: 219-989-3250
  • Website

Learn about the Summer Sky show and Dawn of the Space Age. Stay for Laser Spirit. Proud to be an American? This show's for you! Selections include songs from John Williams, Madonna, the Beatles and more. 2:00 - 2:50 Family Science Break 3:00 - 3:36 South Shore Skies (6 minutes) Dawn of the Space Age (30 minutes) Break 3:45 - 4:15 Laser Spirit (30 Minute... More

Festival of the Lakes

July 16, 2014 to July 20, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Join us for the 2014 City of Hammond Festival of the Lakes! 5 nights of fun on Wolf Lake, George Lake and Lake Michigan. Festival includes rides, live entertainment, Polka Party, fishing derby, vendors, games and more. Entertainment scheduled so far includes Big & Rich on Thursday, Sublime featuring Rome on Friday, and Under the Sun (featuring Sugar Ray, Blues Traveler an... More

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival featuring Valparaiso Community University Concert Band

July 16, 2014

From classical to jazz, Summer Rhapsody Music Festival is a feast of the sounds and senses for music lovers of all ages. Bring a picnic, blanket and chairs, then relax in the park. More

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