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Thanksgiving week is full of activities between cooking, eating and starting your holiday shopping. But if you’re looking for more to do this week – either for grown up fun or just something to keep the kids busy during the long weekend – we got you covered!


Candy for the kids and beer for the adults – what could be a better start to a weekend in Northern Indiana, right?

When planning a quick overnight with the whole family, it’s important to look for a variety of activities that everyone will enjoy. Our first night did just that!



Plan your visit along the South Shore with these tour itineraries. Choose one or all of the activities to make the most of your fall in Northwest Indiana!


Traveling through the South Shore, you’ll find homegrown foods and handcrafted drinks at local wineries, restaurants and attractions

Harvest season brings vibrant yellows, oranges and reds to the leaves and also juicy crisp apples. From early September to October the trees are ripe with dozens of varieties of apples including: Gala, Honeycrisp, Golden Delicious and Pink Ladies.


Summer is not over and there’s still time to take advantage of the sunny days, warm evenings and late nights with friends and family. Maybe you’ve already checked off the beach, waterpark and a baseball game on your summer bucket list? Here are some more things to do this summer in Northwest Indiana.


Take your music and performance lifestyle live for a night out along the South Shore. Open mics and music nights happen nearly every night through Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland, and here are a few that will help you reach your 10,000 hours of mastery. Know of more local performance opportunities that we’ve missed? This list is made to grow, so please let us know…  


One of the best things about summer in the South Shore? Festivals! Plenty of food – from BBQ and gyros to funnel cakes and cotton candy and don’t forget about kids activities like parades, face painting and carnival rides. It seems that you can’t have a festival without amazing live entertainment!

We’ve put together a list of all of the great music you’ll hear this summer along the South Shore! 


Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner and is touching down along the South Shore all weekend! Crack open some piñatas because it is time to celebrate the success of the Battle of Puebla throughout Northwest Indiana! Below you will find the top five ways to get in the fiesta spirit including authentic Mexican dining and events!


Northwest Indiana is going Irish! Grab your green and enjoy these holiday happenings along the South Shore.

1) Downtown Crown Point - St. Patrick's Day Celebration and Parade

Crown Point will again host their annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the downtown with a parade starting at dusk. They will also host a corned beef and cabbage dinner from 2-6:00 p.m. on March 17 at the Fire Station ($10/adults; $4/children and $9/seniors). Reserve your spot today by calling 219-662-3290.