Explore the South Shore

Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 11am to 3pm
FREE event at the Indiana Welcome Center
7770 Corinne Dr., Hammond, IN 46323

The first 200 families to visit will receive a goodie bag filled with special treats and savings from participating organizations. A number of interactive booths featuring giveaways, games and prizes, live entertainment and free train rides for children will be available.

Explore the South Shore will also feature a book signing and storytelling with Jeff Manes, author of “All Worth Their Salt.” The collection of Northwest Indiana interviews tells a story of immigrants, steel mill workers, veterans and ordinary folk.

Mitch Markovitz, South Shore Poster artist, will also be on-hand to sign South Shore Posters purchased from the Indiana Welcome Center gift shop. No additional fees apply for autographs. Markovitz will sign posters from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

In addition to activities, entertainment and games, Explore the South Shore will provide information on a number of family-fun events along the South Shore coming your way in 2016.

Free Train RidesThe Hot Dog GuyBallet Performance 1pm

Cabela's - Learn to fish with their kids' casting game.

Challenger Learning Center - Gaze at the stars in the Northwest Indiana Educational Service Center's StarLab.

Humane Society Calumet Area - Stop by for coloring sheets and love from adoptable pets.

Indiana Ballet Theatre - Toss rings over pointe shoes.

Lake County Fair - Visit with a live bunny.

Lake County Parks with Bellaboos and Deep River Waterpark - Meet the mascots and create a Mother's Day keepsake to take home to bake. 

Newton County - Try the tractor pedal bike pull.

Party Lane - Watch them make balloon animals and meet Captain America.


Albanese Candy Factory
Cedar Lake Chamber of Commerce
Challenger Learning Center
Chicagoland Popcorn
Deep River Waterpark
Downtown Hammond Council

Hammond Port Authority
Humane Society Calumet Area
Lake County Fair
Indiana Ballet Theatre logo
Jasper County Indiana
Newton County Indiana logo
Northwest Indiana Excellence in Theatre Foundation
South Shore Arts
Taltree Arboretum and Gardens


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