10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, August 25 – 28

10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana this weekend, August 25 – 28
By: Lauren Grasham, Peyton Mahlmann Last Updated: August 22, 2022

Close out the last full weekend in August with some fun activities to enjoy with your friends and family. Our list below features exciting get-togethers like classic musicals, a duathlon, a car cruise, concerts, and lots more!

Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana to fill out your action-packed weekend!

Head to Creekside Golf Course for the Valpo Parks Duathlon

Happening on Saturday, August 27, this year’s Creekside Duathlon starts at 8:30 a.m. and will feature a 5k cross country run followed by a 10k mountain bike ride. Find all the details here

Grab tickets to Memorial Opera House’s “A Summer Soundscape”

Starting at 8 p.m. this Saturday at Memorial Opera House, the “A Summer Soundscape” production will be shown featuring an array of amazing music like Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Bing Crosby, and so many other great hits. Find more details here, including how to purchase tickets. 

Stop by the Crown Point Car Cruise to see old-fashioned rides 

Occurring weekly on Thursdays, the Crown Point Car Cruise is a staple in the city that brings together car lovers and owners of some of the coolest, old-fashioned cars for a fun evening. Find more details here to get involved. 

Dance to Latin tunes at the Wicker Park Summer Concert Series 

Presented by the North Township Trustees Office, the Wicker Park Summer Concert Series has been a favorite all summer long, so be sure not to miss out on this week’s band, Chicago Latin Groove. Find more information here

Bring your kids to Gabis Arboretum for a Bug Hike

Learn all about nature’s coolest bugs while on an outdoor hike this weekend at Gabis Arboretum at Purdue Northwest. Find all the details about it here to get involved. 

Attend the Rittenhouse Village at Portage Car Show

This year’s car show hosted by Rittenhouse Village of Portage is from 4 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 25. Come check out these awesome cars while supporting an awesome organization! More information found here

Join in the fun of the 2022 Tour de La Porte 

Tour de La Porte will be entertaining all in attendance, all weekend long! Presented by the La Porte County Family YMCA, this annual event is a Region-favorite that you will not want to miss. Find more information about the list of activities this weekend here

Run to Plymouth for the Poor Handmaids of Jesus Christ’s Donaldson Dash

With races, plenty of vendors, live entertainment, and more, this event is guaranteed to have a ton of fun for the whole family! Happening on August 27, the action begins bright and early at 8 a.m., and is certainly an event you don’t want to miss! Click the link here for more details!

Stop by Central Park Plaza for Valpo Events’ Summer Concert Series

There’s just two weeks left to enjoy a Thursday night concert in Downtown Valpo courtesy of Valpo Events! This Thursday, August 25, you can catch Mr. Funnyman, an ultimate variety band in Northwest Indiana to celebrate the weekend early. Visit the link here for more info!

Join the MAAC Foundation for First Responder Appreciation & Demonstration Day

From 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, you can join General Insurance Services for its First Responder Appreciation & Demonstration Day event taking place at its home spot in Valparaiso. With General Insurance Services as one of the sponsors, the event is set to be a great one year after year. Find more details at the Facebook event page here.