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Nothing gets us in the summer spirit more than celebrating Independence Day in Northwest Indiana with fireworks, food trucks and live music! Get the family together for one of the many events happening this week to celebrate the 4th of July.


Summer is here, and that means enjoying festivals, plenty of food, parades, carnival rides and so much more! Of course, festivals would not be the same without the live entertainment. We’ve put together a list of all the great music you’ll hear this summer along the South Shore!



On a lazy afternoon, I wandered down to Jeorse Park and Beach located on the shores of Lake Michigan in East Chicago. The City has been working diligently on a $15.5 million makeover to the Park and Marina and it’s absolutely amazing! I was greeted by colorful, painted murals lining the entrance to the Park, which sits next to Ameristar Casino



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!


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!


 

While the casinos along the South Shore are smoking, they also accommodate non-smokers. Here's what you need to know at each location:
 

Ameristar Hotel & Casino - Ameristar's hotel has non-smoking floors; guests can request a room on one of those floors when booking. The casino's non-smoking section slot area is in the back on the first deck. The restaurants at Ameristar Casino are also non-smoking.