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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

The South Shore offers an abundance of lively and entertaining events and festivals to make summertime special! Check out the classic cars at Crown Point's weekly cruise night or enjoy fabulous local festivals such as Whiting's world-famous Pierogi Fest, Remington's Water Tower Days, Hammond's Festival of the Lakes or the Hobart Lakefront Festival.

Take in outstanding music at Valparaiso's Summer Rhapsody Music Festival or Michigan City's Jammin with Save the Dunes. Check out the Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper and Newton county fairs for events, rides, food and exhibits that the whole family will enjoy. You'll never run out of family-friendly events and delightful festivals along the South Shore.


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Special Events

Whiting's 125th Anniversary Summer Celebration

July 03, 2014 to August 13, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: City of Whiting
  • 1443 119th St.
  • Whiting, IN 46394
  • Times: See website for exact dates and times
  • Website

The City of Whiting proudly announces their 125th Anniversary Summer-long Celebration of spectacular events extending from July through August. Whiting’s Anniversary Celebration is one not to miss. The City of Whiting has teamed up with some of the nation’s most famous entertainment companies and nationally recognized characters and has created one-of-a-kind celebr... More

The Wizard of Oz TM

July 31, 2014 to August 09, 2014 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Main Square Gazebo
  • 3001 Ridge Road
  • Highland, Indiana 46322
  • Times: 8pm
  • Website

This production is presented by the HPRD Performing Arts Group. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and bug spray and sit back and enjoy the show. Concession stand will be open and we will be selling programs for $2. All proceeds go towards the production. More

Dyer Corn Roast

August 01, 2014 to August 02, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Northgate Park
  • Calumet Ave
  • Dyer, IN 46311
  • Times: Fri 5pm to 10pm, Sat 4pm to 10pm
  • Phone: 219-864-1458
  • Website

Join Dyer in celebrating Dyer's Corn Roast. The roast is 2 days with an added beer garden to the bands, food, kids fun and crafters.  More

South Shore Summer Music Festival

August 01, 2014
  • Location: Wolf Lake Pavilion
  • Calumet Ave and Sheffield Ave
  • Hammond, IN
  • Times: 7:30p
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Please join the Northwest Indiana Symphony for a series of free outdoor concerts in towns across the Region. The summer program features a mix of patriotic songs, light classical pieces, and movie and Broadway tunes. More

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival featuring the Spazmatics

August 01, 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

Chesterton Art Fair

August 02, 2014 to August 03, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Hawthorne Park
  • 405 Waverly Road
  • Porter, IN 46304
  • Times: 10am to 5pm
  • Admission: $5 adults/ children 12 and under free
  • Phone: 219-926-4711
  • Website

The Chesterton Art Fair features juried art with more than 100 artists from 15 states. The fair features a children's booth, music and a public art project. More

BBQ, Blues and Burn'em Brewing

August 03, 2014

Mark your calendars! In August it's time for our BBQ, Blues & Burn 'Em Beer Bash! Tickets include a delicious BBQ Buffet and one Burn 'Em Beer. This event is sure to sell out, so get your tickets early! Gerry Hundt Trio will be performing. More

Deep River Grinders Vintage Base Ball

August 03, 2014

Come watch the The Deep River Grinders play a vintage base ball game with original rules from 1858. More

Caboose Lake 11th annual Fish Fry

August 08, 2014 to August 09, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Enjoy time with the family at Caboose Lake Campground and Summer Beach Family Fun Zone! More

Music in Nature Concert - NWI Symphony Strings

August 08, 2014

Music in Nature concerts are here! Come celebrate nature with music under the stars. More

NWI Symphony String Concert

August 08, 2014

The NWI Symphony string section kicks off Taltree's classical music series. Don't forget to bring your lawn chair. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. No outside alcohol will be allowed. Three-concert and six-concert packages are available for purchase. More

St. John Corn Roast

August 08, 2014
  • Location: Community Outpatient Centre
  • 9660 Wicker Avenue
  • St. John, Indiana
  • Times: 4pm to 8pm
  • Phone: 219-365-4686
  • Website

Join the St. John Chamber of Commerce for their annual corn roast. They will have entertainment, games and lots of vendors. More

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival featuring the Mozart in the Park

August 08, 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

Kids Fishing Contest

August 09, 2014
  • Location: Meadows Park Pond
  • 9400 Southmoor Ave
  • Highland, Indiana 46322
  • Times: 8am to 10am
  • Website

Boys and girls are invited to come out to Meadows Park Pond and enjoy a morning of fishing activities. Contestants will participate in a catch-and-release fishing tournament. Notes:  Please bring your own fishing pole, hooks and bobbers.  More

South Shore Summer Music Festival

August 09, 2014
  • Location: Redar Park
  • Austin Street north of US 30
  • Schererville, IN
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Please join the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra for a series of free outdoor concerts in towns across the Region. The summer program features a mix of patriotic songs, light classical pieces, and movie and Broadway tunes. More

Deep River Grinders Vintage Base Ball

August 10, 2014

Come watch the The Deep River Grinders play a vintage base ball game with original rules from 1858. More

General Ulysses S. Grant

August 10, 2014
  • Location: Lake Etta
  • 4801 West 29th Avenue
  • Gary, IN 46406
  • Times: 2pm to 4pm
  • Admission: Advanced tickets are $5 per person per performance. Admission at the door is $7 if tickets are available.
  • Phone: 219-769-7275
  • Website | Email

Since 1979, Larry Werline has portrayed General Grant throughout the country, in addition to regular summer presentations at the old state capitol in Springfield, Illinois. After retiring from a career in industrial management, he has been able to follow his dream of being a living history teacher. "It's living history and I want to make history come alive for the audien... More

The Merry Wives of Windsor

August 10, 2014
  • Venue: Centennial Park
  • 1005 S. Centennial Dr.
  • Munster, IN 46321
  • Times: 6:30pm to 9pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-836-6900
  • Website

"The Merry Wives of Windsor" is presented outdoors by a company of actors drawn from the University of Notre Dame, St. Mary's College and universities across the nation. More

Whiting Lakefront Park Open House powered by Radio Disney Chicago™

August 13, 2014
  • Location: Whiting Lakefront Park
  • 1500 Park Road
  • Whiting, IN 46394
  • Times: 11am to 4pm
  • Phone: 219-659-7700
  • Website

The City of Whiting will hold an Open House to honor the beautifully renovated Whiting Lakefront Park, with special entertainment by the Radio Disney Chicago Road Crew™. After putting forth great amounts of time and effort, the City has transformed Lakefront Park into a destination point for all to enjoy. To add to the excitement, Whiting has teamed up with Radio Disney... More

Glow: Art After Dark

August 14, 2014 to August 16, 2014 (Recurring daily)

Taltree's second annual nature-inspired art and cultural showcase will feature glow-in-the-dark entertainment, exhibits and an art fair. More

Lakefront Festival

August 14, 2014 to August 17, 2014 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Festival Park
  • 111 E. Old Ridge Road
  • Hobart, IN 46342
  • Phone: 219-942-2489
  • Website

This four-day event features live entertainment, an arts and crafts area, food vendors and a beer garden. The Lakefront Festival also hosts the Hobart Chamber of Commerce Pig Roast and Hobart Community Foundation's Dam Duck Race on Sunday afternoon.  More

Summer Outdoor Movies - The Maltese Falcon

August 14, 2014

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 More

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