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   "There are many challenges associated with a small town festival with big ideas. We were grateful to have the support of the South Shore CVA to give us an additional push when it was needed. The people of the South Shore provided our Rock the Arts music + art festival with resources that otherwise would not have been available to us and helped make our festival a success"

Ryan Musch
ROCK the ARTS, Rensselaer

  "For the past 21 years we have partnered with the South Shore CVA on many successful endeavors. Our tremendous growth over the years has been tied to this relationship and the dedication of the staff to communicate with us on a regular basis has been VERY beneficial. The future looks bright and so does our partnership with the South Shore CVA!"

Tom Bergman
Deep River Waterpark, Crown Point



   "Joining the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has been a very exciting experience. In every situation, the staff has been prompt and very knowledgeable to accommodate our needs. Although we have only been partners with the South Shore CVA for a brief time, they have helped us promote our business and extend our potential for regional growth more than I ever anticipated. I look forward to partnering with the South Shore CVA for many years to come."

Brian Chubb
WaterBird Banquet Center, Chesterton

   “We value our relationship with the CVA and enjoy working together to help bring business to Northwest Indiana and promote the area for future economic growth.”

Dia Ferry
Director of Sales
White Lodging



   “With all of the advertising choices and partnership opportunities out there, the South Shore CVA seems to be the best choice since the mission is to promote tourism.  You have the interests of our businesses at the forefront of what you try to accomplish.”

Karen Maravilla
El Taco Real
It’s Just Serendipity
Downtown Hammond Council

Spotlight South Shore

What's Happening

Bison arrive in Newton County

Come see a herd of 23 bison now roaming Kankakee Sands, introduced by The Nature Conservatory ...more
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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