Can you believe it is Labor Day Weekend already? Summer may be winding down, but that doesn't mean there isn't a whole slew of activities to do before the cold weather comes (and you know it will)!
As always, if you have something fun going on in the community, make sure we get an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get it up on our calendar!
Lowell Labor Day Festival (Thursday - Sunday, Lowell)
The annual Lowell Labor Day Festival staple continues starting on Thursday as the American Legion Ladies Auxilary kicks off the weekend with the Garage sale on Thursday & Friday. Then on Friday afternoon the festival will open up with the Annual Fish Fry from 4:30pm to 7:30pm... featuring Lowell's own Darren Zancan and the Darren Zancan Band! Saturday, Sunday and Labor day will bring some much needed Festival attractions
Hesston Steam & Power Show (Friday - Sunday)
Family fun and learning all around the museum campus. Steam train rids and lots of big machines working hard to entertain and enlighten your family. Tradiational festival treats and a market where that good deal on a cool item waits for you.
How to Eat Like a Child Returns to Chicago Street
The musical, which was originally performed by CST in 2009, played to SOLD-OUT houses and the theatre troop decided to bring it back to celebrate their 20th anniversary at their Chicago Street home. The whimsical journey through childhood written by Delia Ephron, John Forster, and Judith Kahn gives audiences twenty-three lessons in the joys and anxieties of how to be a kid through hilarious scenes and witty songs.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts First Friday with Peter Aglinskas
Back by popular demand! Recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department's "Artists International" Award, Peter Aglinskas infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, soul and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition. Enjoy Peter's sultry solo guitar stylings while you peruse the galleries. Free admission & cash bar.
Taste of Duneland
Taste food from local eateries and non-profit groups in the Duneland area. Live music, beer and wine garden, and bounce houses for the kids. There will be Leroy’s doing the beer and spirits garden with Running Vines pouring the wine. Music starting at 11 and great area foodies. Fun for all. Enjoy the last unofficial Saturday of Summer with a wide array of tastes that will set your taste buds in a whirl. Join Lucrezia’s Cafe, Wagner’s Ribs, Leroy’s Hot Stuff, Venice Pizza, Guru Indian Cuisine, El Cantarito, Ben’s Pretzels, sweet corn with Lions Club, elephant ears with Dave’s Concessions, potato ribbons with Fun Food Factory, and more. We have crafters and kids fun. Wait there’s more … beer, spirits and wine AND music with Mike Bruccoler, Peter Nye, Jim Post, Johnny V, and the Rebecca Anne Band. Free admission and parking.
Gary Southshore RailCats Oktoberfest
Join the Gary Southshore Railcats for AYCE beer brats, kraut, German warm potato salad, schnitzel and spaetzel with German gravy & potato pancakes with sour cream or apple sauce! Includes beer, soda & water!
Lil Wayne at the Hammond Civic Center
Tickets are available now for the Summer Power Festival, featuring Lil Wayne and Blac Youngsta live! The Festival is coming to the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday, September 2, 2017, and is open to all ages. Gates open at 5pm. Visit any DTLR location or www.summerpowerfest.com to get your tickets today.
Portage YMCA Family Movie Night
Movies begin at 7:30pm - The event is 100% FREE to everyone! Concessions are available for purchase and the event is mosquito-free, air-conditioned and indoors on a giant inflatable projection screen. Bring a blanket as seating
Portage LIVE End of Summer Music Festival
The Portage Township Live Entertainment Association is hosting an End of Summer Music Festival. The music line-up includes: @ 3:00pm - Joe "Neil" Zirconia and Dave "Elvis" Thomas, @ 4:30pm - Soundz of Santana, @ 6:30pm - Dixie Crush Modern Country. Food trucks will be available as well as beer and wine.
Whiting Park Festival Orchestra Patriotic Grand Finale
Final concert of the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra's 2017 season features Arthur Harris's Americana, Alfred Reed's gorgeous arrangement of America the Beautfiul, and pops favorites such as a Tribute to Elivs Presley and Gershwin's Girl Crazy. John Philip Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever, Gliding Girl Tango, and Circus Galop and an Armed Forces Salute round out the program, which ends with Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and fireworks over Lake Michigan. Violinist Maria Storm plays Saint-Saens' Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso.