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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 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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Signature Event

Renewing the Region

May 23, 2015 to July 23, 2015 (Recurring daily)

A diverse display of art, with blacksmithing, china painting and antique pieces as well as restored, refurbished and renewed pieces. More

SS Constantine & Helen Grecian Festival

July 10, 2015 to July 12, 2015 (Recurring daily)

The Saints Constantine & Helen Greek Church will be hosting its 46th 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 ... More

Pierogi Fest ®

July 24, 2015 to July 26, 2015 (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 bri... More

Special Events

Dyer Summerfest

June 04, 2015 to June 08, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Pheasant Hillls Park
  • Hart St at Park Manor Dr
  • Dyer, IN 46311
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Highlights include live entertainment, beer garden, midway games and rides. More

Summer Concert Series - Community Band (Classical and Modern)

June 04, 2015
  • Venue: Main Square
  • 3001 Ridge Road
  • Highland, IN 46322
  • Times: 7pm to 9pm

Free summer concerts will be at Main Square in Highland. Bring a lawn chair. Concession stands will be open. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Lincoln Community Center Fieldhouse (still bring a chair). More

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival

June 04, 2015 to June 25, 2015 (Every Thursday)

This event is for all of the music lovers out there. The Summer Rhapsody Music Festival features many types of music from classical to jazz. Enjoy a feast of sounds for music lovers of all ages. Bring your picnic, blanket, and chairs and relax in the park with this concert series. More

Superhero/Comic Art Show

June 05, 2015 to June 27, 2015 (Every Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
  • Location: Studio 659
  • 1413 119th Street
  • Whiting, Indiana
  • Times: See description below for exact times
  • Phone: 219-659-8828
  • Website

Everyone loves a superhero and comics are everyone's hidden pleasure. This "super" cool art show will feature all things superhero and all things comic. Don't miss this grand opening night (more details to come). The show's opening night reception is Friday, June 5 from 6:59 pm - 9 pm and is 100% free! Stop in and check out the cool art during the opening or during th... More

105th Cobe Cup Cruise

June 06, 2015
  • Venue: Lake County Fairgrounds
  • 889 S. Court St
  • Crown Point, IN 46307
  • Times: Registration 9am, Cruise begins at 1pm

The historic Cobe Cup antique car cruise will be returning to Northwest Indiana this coming June.  The Cobe Cup Cruise is intended to feature classic antique cars and trucks, but vehicle models through the 1980s are welcome to participate. More

Indiana Dunes Glamping Weekend

June 06, 2015 to June 07, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Learn about the up-and-coming trend of glamping, which puts a spin on rustic camping by adding a luxurious touch to nature. You can camp out at the park or drive in for different events. More

Leon's World's Fastest Triathlon

June 07, 2015

Leon's Triathlon, a nationally broadcasted event, allows participants to bike, swim and run their way through Northwest Indiana. More

Summer Concert Series - Neverly Brothers (Rock and Roll)

June 11, 2015
  • Venue: Main Square
  • 3001 Ridge Road
  • Highland, IN 46322
  • Times: 7pm to 9pm

Free summer concerts will be at Main Square in Highland. Bring a lawn chair. Concession stands will be open. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Lincoln Community Center Fieldhouse (still bring a chair). More

Remington Water Tower Days

June 12, 2015 to June 13, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Downtown Remington
  • East North Street
  • Remington, IN 47977
  • Times: Friday 5pm to 10pm, Saturday 6am to 10pm (CST)
  • 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

Dog - A - Palooza

June 13, 2015

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 13, 2015. With several activities to get your tail wagging, Dog-A-Palooza is the perfect way to start off the dog days of summer! More

Celebrate Schererville

June 17, 2015 to June 21, 2015 (Recurring daily)
  • Location: Redar Park
  • Austin Gregory Streets
  • Schererville, IN 46375
  • Admission: Free
  • Website

Come out and celebrate your hometown festival with live music, beer garden, food booths, rides and games! More

Summer Concert Series - Oscar and the Majestics (Garage Rock)

June 18, 2015
  • Venue: Main Square
  • 3001 Ridge Road
  • Highland, IN 46322
  • Times: 7pm to 9pm

Free summer concerts will be at Main Square in Highland. Bring a lawn chair. Concession stands will be open. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Lincoln Community Center Fieldhouse (still bring a chair). More

Father's Day Weekend at Caboose Lake Campground

June 19, 2015 to June 20, 2015 (Recurring daily)

Enjoy Father's Day at Caboose Lake Campground.   More

Northwest Indiana Sox Fans Night

June 19, 2015
  • Location: U.S. Cellular Field
  • 333 W 35th St
  • Chicago, IL 60616
  • Times: 7:10pm
  • Admission: Tickets starting at $14
  • Phone: 312-674-1000
  • Website

The White Sox would like to invite all Indiana residents, their family, and their friends the opportunity to purchase specially priced tickets for this game.  Tickets start as low as $14 on both the lower level and upper level.  Make sure to stick around after the game for post-game fireworks! More

Free public observing - Conway Public Observatory

June 20, 2015
  • Location: Conway Observatory
  • 191st and Chase
  • Lowell, IN 46356
  • Times: 9pm to 11:30pm
  • Phone: 773-639-5491
  • Website

The volunteers of the Calumet Astronomical Society invite the public to explore the wonders of the universe when they present their popular family-friendly free public programs. Facilities, including access to the big telescope, are wheelchair accessible. Volunteers guide visitors in the use of telescopes and astronomical binoculars as they observe the majesty of the skies. ... More

Summer Concert Series - BMR4

June 25, 2015
  • Venue: Main Square
  • 3001 Ridge Road
  • Highland, IN 46322
  • Times: 7pm to 9pm

Free summer concerts will be at Main Square in Highland. Bring a lawn chair. Concession stands will be open. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held in the Lincoln Community Center Fieldhouse (still bring a chair). More

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Johnny Lang

June 26, 2015

Renowned blues rock guitarist/songwriter Kenny Wayne Shepherd and celebrated guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Jonny Lang will be hitting the road together for the first time ever on a co-headlining tour that will stop at Star Plaza Theatre. Jonny Lang and Kenny Wayne Shepherd will both be playing full sets at each performance.  More

Eat, Shop and Rock: Browse to the Beat Sidewalk Sale and Fest

June 27, 2015
  • Location: Hohman Ave. and Williams St.
  • Times: 10am to 4pm
  • Phone: 219-512-4298
  • Website

Celebrate the 60's, 70's and the Beatles: Live music, yummy food, contests, vintage car show and shopping! More

4th of July at Caboose Lake Campground

July 02, 2015 to July 04, 2015 (Recurring daily)

4th of July activities - cornhole and horseshoe tournaments. Please leave fireworks at home! More

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Uniquely South Shore
Northwest Indiana’s very own candy factory boasts the world’s best gummies! Tour the factory and experience your favorites being made, see the world’s tallest chocolate waterfall and sample some of the best candies around!…more
What began as a local newspaper’s effort to tell the compelling stories of Northwest Indiana men and women who sacrificed during the Civil War has evolved into a large-scale historical preservation effort. The joint partnership of the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project seeks to carry forward on hundreds of hours of community service that already have taken place. …more
Conveniently located between Chicago and Indianapolis, Fair Oaks Farms offers a fun family playground that everyone will enjoy! From the Dairy Adventure and Birthday Barn, to the Cheese Factory and Mooville, Fair Oaks Farms will keep the family entertained, and well-fed, for a full day of education and fun!…more
When a guest visits a hotel, restaurant, bank, or gas station, they rarely meet the manager or owner of the establishment. It's up to the front-line employee to make the customer's visit enjoyable.The R.O.S.E. Awards were created to recognize these "directors of first impression" who consistently work hard to make our lives easier. Guests & managers are able to nominate an employee who consistently "goes the extra mile."…more
Heavy industry carried the South Shore economy for decades. Now, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority tells a story about a community: it’s been built by steel but changing from tourism. Northwest Indiana’s appeal is its devotion to ensure new & already existing businesses succeed. Area leaders have teamed together to revitalize the mill towns and make Northwest Indiana the place people want to live & work. …more
Experience the journey of the Passion of Christ as never before in this interactive trail featuring 40 life-sized bronze statues. Experience the various Stations of the Cross with audio descriptions as you walk the winding pathway.…more
With five different casinos, Northwest Indiana offers much excitement and action along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan! With decadent restaurants, world class entertainment and floors (and floors) of slots and table games, your night is just getting started when you test your luck at one of our casinos.…more
A breathtaking adventure awaits at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, home to a plethora of diverse natural resources. The National Park is comprised of more than 15,000 acres of sand dunes, bogs, marshes, swamps, fens, prairies, rivers, oak savannas, and woodland forests. It provides visitors with opportunities for bird watching, camping, 45 miles of hiking, fishing, swimming, horseback riding and cross-country skiing.…more
Pierogi Fest, the pride of Whiting, is an opportunity for the residents to celebrate their heritage while poking a little fun at themselves at the same time. The one of a kind parade and festival have received countrywide recognition having been featured on the Food Network and the Travel Channel.…more
This holiday season, The Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond will feature 6 animated displays featuring scenes from "A Christmas Story". The displays include: Higbee’s Department Store Window, Flick’s Tongue and the Triple Dog Dare, It’s a Major Award, Santa’s Mountain at Higbee’s, the Bumpus Hounds, and the Parker Living Room. The displays were first showcased in 2003 in the windows of the Herald Square Macy’s in New York City. …more
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