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If you enjoy events full of all kinds of music, food and family-friendly entertainment, then the South Shore is the place to be during the summer!
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Summer along the South Shore has endless possibilities with beaches, waterparks, trails and outdoor sports… more
 

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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SS Constantine & Helen Grecian Festival

July 08, 2016 to July 10, 2016
  • 8000 Madison St
  • Merrillville, IN 46410
  • Times: Fri 5pm to 11pm, Sat and Sun 12pm to 11pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-769-2481

The Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Church will be hosting its 47th annual Grecian Festival on the Church grounds. Festivities include kiddy carnival/games and Greek music, dancing, market place and pastries. Generous portions of roasted lamb, shish-ka-bob, Grecian chicken, Gyros and our award winning “Greek Potatoes” await your appetite in our air-conditioned Great Hall. ... More

Pierogi Fest ®

July 29, 2016 to July 31, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Visit Whiting, IN for tons of food vendors of all sorts, the Pierogi Parade, games, beer garden, musical entertainment and just plain fun for all ages. Admission is FREE so make sure you bring the whole family to enjoy the festivities! Where else can you see grown women dressed up like our grandmothers (bushas, as we say) in housecoats and babushkas? Or the lawnmower brigade s... More

Lake County Fair

August 05, 2016 to August 14, 2016 (Recurring daily)

Family-oriented annual county fair with over 30 rides, hundreds of concessions, horse shows, contests, live entertainment and motorsports as well as thousands of exhibits and all types of food!! Visit their website at www.lake-county-fair.com for full details on events, entertainment, pricing and more. More

Special Events

Wash, Dry, Fold

May 20, 2016 to June 04, 2016 (Every Sunday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Venue: Chicago Street Theatre
  • 154 W Chicago Street
  • Valparaiso, IN 46383
  • Times: See website for exact days and times
  • Phone: 219-464-1636
  • Website

Sisters Trudy and Enola have been bickering all their adult lives over differences in religion, lifestyle and childhood resentments. Now they're stuck with each other running a run-down New Orleans laundromat. Uncle Slackjaw, a Vietnam P.O.W., slips in-and-out of reality as often as he wanders in-and-out of the laundromat. The arrival in town of Arlene, a tattoo artist, brings ... More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 01, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 07:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 02, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 07:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Highland Car Cruise

June 04, 2016
  • Location: Downtown Highland
  • Highway avenue and Kennedy Avenue
  • Highland , IN 46322
  • Times: From: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM

This event will feature scores of vintage cars, parked in Highland's downtown, along Highway Avenue and Jewett Street, from Kennedy Avenue to 5th Street. The event is free, and open to all ages. During the event, visitors will be able to stop in and frequent downtown businesses that are open. Van Senus Auto Value Parts Store, of Highland and Hammond is the Presenting Sponsor f... More

Mitch Markovitz Poster Signing

June 04, 2016
  • Location: Hunter's Brewing
  • 1535 S. Calumet Rd.
  • Chesterton, IN 46304
  • Times: From: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Mitch Markovitz will be at Hunter's Brewing for a poster signing.   More

Craft Beer Festival & Car Show

June 05, 2016
  • Location: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
  • 450 West 100 North
  • Valparaiso, IN 46385
  • Times: From: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
  • Admission: $20 per car load
  • Phone: (219) 462-0025
  • Website | Email

Plan a day at Taltree with craft beer tastings, classic cars from the Winamac Old Auto Club, food trucks and all Taltree has to offer! More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 06, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 07:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 07, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 07:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 08, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 01:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Night Hike

June 09, 2016
  • 450 West 100 North
  • Valparaiso, IN 46385
  • Admission: $7 for adults
  • Phone: 219-462-0025
  • Website

See nature at night and learn about how elusive nocturnal wildlife can be. Call for exact times. More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 10, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 07:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 11, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 03:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Deep River Grinders Vintage Base Ball

June 12, 2016
  • Location: Grinder Field at Deep River County Park
  • 9410 Old Lincoln Highway
  • Hobart, IN 46342
  • Times: 2pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-769-PARK
  • Website

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

Gary Southshore Railcats - Home Game

June 12, 2016
  • Location: Gary SouthShore RailCats
  • One Stadium Plaza
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: Starting: 02:10 PM
  • Website

RailCats baseball is all about fun, affordable family entertainment! No ticket is more than $10 and parking is free. Northwest Indiana's professional baseball team: RailCats, Redefining Fun in 2016. More

Father's Day Weekend at Caboose Lake Campground

June 17, 2016 to June 18, 2016
  • Location: Caboose Lake Campground
  • 3657 West US 24
  • Remington, IN 47977
  • Phone: 877-600-2267
  • Website

Enjoy Father's Day at Caboose Lake Campground.   More

Food and Arts Festival

June 17, 2016 to June 18, 2016
  • Location: City of Crown Point
  • Downtown
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-663-1800
  • Website

Beautiful arts and crafts fill downtown Crown Point, Indiana, while the aroma of delicious, delicacies permeate the air. More

Art Festival

June 18, 2016 to June 19, 2016
  • Location: Gateway Park
  • 399 W 4th Avenue
  • Gary, IN 46402
  • Times: From: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Phone: (219) 614-9098
  • Website | Email

Popping up for a two-day weekend, top-ranked art and design show Art Festival brings the art of happiness to the heart of downtown Gary. This is the first annual Art and Design Show, Changing Lives and Changing Patterns, C.L.C.P. Art Festival embodies dedication to crafting an experience of art exploration. An array of artwork; including paintings, ceramics and photography show... More

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