Valparaiso Things to Do

Visitors to Valparaiso will find a wide variety of attractions and events to enjoy, no matter what the season.

Events and festivals occur year-round in Valparaiso and include Central Park Plaza Market; outdoor movies; Summer Rhapsody Music Festival; Food & Wine Festival; Popcorn Festival; Valpo Brewfest; Fall Harvest Festival; Porter County Fair and Holly Days. More information on these exciting events can be found in our events section.

In addition to all the great events that Valparaiso offers, there are numerous attractions to visit. Gabis Arboretum is a great place to take the family and explore beautiful grounds, themed gardens and exhibits. The 49er Drive-In Theatre is a family-friendly way to catch a double feature while enjoying the great outdoors. A visit to Hoosier Bat is a not-to-be-missed experience. Learn all about the authentic wooden bats Hoosier Bat makes for high school through major league baseball players.

Make a few stops on the South Shore Brewery Trail such as Four Fathers Brewing or Ironwood Brewing to sample some of the region's finest craft beer offerings. If you prefer wine, stop by Anderson's Vineyard & Winery for local favorites.

Take in a great show at Chicago Street Theatre or the Memorial Opera House. Visit the Brauer Museum of Art at Valparaiso University to check out the latest exhibition. Enjoy a round of golf at The Course at Aberdeen or try your skills at miniature golf at Zao Island.