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15 More Free Things to Do

Our list of free things to do in Northwest Indiana continues - here are 15 more! View the first 15 suggestions here.

Find more fun things to do in the area here.

 

Enjoy the Outdoors

Beaches

Relax on the beaches from Whiting to Michigan City. Don’t forget your sunscreen. Relax on the beaches from Whiting to Michigan City. Don’t forget your ... ...more

Birding

Watch for an amazing variety of birds at places like the Grand Kankakee Marsh, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and Lakefront Park and Bird Sanctuary. Watch for an amazing variety of birds at places like the Grand Kankakee ... ...more

Sandhill Cranes

Majestic flocks of sandhill cranes can be observed in northern Jasper County and the surrounding areas from late September through December. Majestic flocks of sandhill cranes can be observed in northern Jasper ... ...more

Shelf Ice on Lake Michigan

In the winter, discover the beautiful shelf ice on Lake Michigan. Find safe locations to view. In the winter, discover the beautiful shelf ice on Lake Michigan. Find ... ...more

Maple Sugar Time

Help tap the trees in early March during the maple syrup season at Deep River County Park and the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Help tap the trees in early March during the maple syrup season at Deep ... ...more

Fishing

There are a variety of good fishing spots within the Northwest Indiana area, whether you're looking for a quick trip or an all-day fishing excursion. There are a variety of good fishing spots within the Northwest Indiana ... ...more

 

Events
 

Festivals with Free Admission

Many of the local festivals offer free admission to enjoy live entertainment, browsing the vendors, people watch and more. Find them on our events page. Many of the local festivals offer free admission to enjoy live ... ...more

Parades

Parades are not just for the 4th of July. Find them on St. Patrick’s Day, Labor Day and at the annual Popcorn Festival and Pierogi Fest, too. Check out our events page. Parades are not just for the 4th of July. Find them on St. Patrick’s Day, ... ...more

First Friday Art Walk

Discover the shops and artwork in downtown Michigan City with their monthly First Friday Art Walk. Discover the shops and artwork in downtown Michigan City with their ... ...more

Car Cruises

Find a variety of classic beauties at the car cruise nights in downtown Crown Point and Whiting. Search for them on our events page. Find a variety of classic beauties at the car cruise nights in downtown ... ...more

Vintage Baseball

Step back in time with a Deep River Grinders or Munster Centennials vintage baseball game. Step back in time with a Deep River Grinders or Munster Centennials ... ...more

Summer Symphonies

Sit back and relax during the summer symphony performances in Valparaiso, Whiting and throughout the South Shore. Find them on our events page. Sit back and relax during the summer symphony performances in Valparaiso, ... ...more

Indiana Dunes Events

Almost all of the events at the National Lakeshore and State Park are free. There is a small parking fee at the State Park. Almost all of the events at the National Lakeshore and State Park are ... ...more

Farmers’ Markets

Wander the local farmers’ markets and enjoy the live entertainment that some markets include. Wander the local farmers’ markets and enjoy the live entertainment that ... ...more

Community Nights at RailCats

View the RailCats website for Community Night baseball games, when you can pick up free tickets at local businesses. View the RailCats website for Community Night baseball games, when you can ... ...more
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