This Memorial Day weekend, it’s important for the Region community to remember what those who gave everything sacrificed for. That’s why, this weekend, Northwest Indiana is focusing on events that get everyone together for fun, wholesome activities that help us build important relationships with our neighbors, their neighbors, and the Region as a whole. From Memorial Day services to farmers markets, it’s time to get outside and join together as one for a whole lot of fun!
Take a look at our list of 10 Fun Things To Do in Northwest Indiana and be sure to add some to your calendar!
Dive into summer on opening day at the Munster Pool
The Town of Munster is opening its pool this Saturday, and the community is invited to dive in as temperatures begin to rise. The pool will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Come out for a day of hanging with your neighbors and celebrating the community of Munster. Learn more here.
Join Currie Motors Ford of Valpo in honoring the fallen at its 6th annual Folds of Honor event
Currie Motors Ford of Valpo is hosting the 6th annual Folds of Honor car show this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy food, raffles, games, and a ton of fun with the family as you enjoy some of the coolest cars in the Region. All proceeds go directly to Folds of Honor in order to support the continued education of the spouses and children of fallen service members. Learn more here.
Help Goodwill in opening the Academy at its grand opening celebration
Goodwill Industries of Michiana is inviting the Region to help it celebrate the opening of the Academy at the Goodwill Bendix Campus. The Academy will help residents in La Porte, St. John, and Elkhart develop professional trade skills that they’ll carry for the rest of their lives. Join Goodwill this Friday at 10:30 a.m. for a tour and refreshments! Learn more here.
Pay tribute to those who gave everything at the City of Portage’s annual Memorial Day service
The City of Portage is partnering with American Legion Post 260 to co-host its annual Memorial Day service this Monday at noon in Founders Square. The event will feature guest speakers from the community, the laying of the wreath, a performance of “Taps,” and a 21-gun salute. Learn more here.
Shape the future landscape of La Porte with HFL’s Housing and Community Regeneration Initiative
As the population of La Porte continues to grow, Healthcare Foundation of La Porte (HFL) is teaming up with the University of Notre Dame’s School of Architecture to discuss what La Porte’s downtown may look like in the near future, and they’re calling on the community to be a part of these conversations. Join HFL this Thursday at 5:30 p.m. for a presentation on the findings of the collaboration and what it could mean for you. Learn more here.
Shop seasonal goods at the City of Whiting’s Farmers Market
The City of Whiting has officially opened the doors to its Farmers Market this Saturday and every Saturday through October! Shop local, seasonal goods like flowers and produce starting at 8 a.m. Learn more here.
Honor our country’s defenders at the Lake County Parks Memorial Day service
Join the Lake County Parks and Recreation department for its annual Memorial Day service at Stoney Run County Park this Monday at 2:30 p.m. With guest speakers including Veterans Carl Ploense and Sgt. Russ Gibson as well as US Representative Frank Mrvan, the ceremony is sure to be touching in honoring the legacy of those that have passed.
Browse local creations at Hobart’s Summer Market
The City of Hobart’s Summer Market on the Lake is the place to be to enjoy local crafts, food, and music. The market opens this Thursday at 4 p.m. and will pop up every Thursday after August. This Thursday’s live performance will be pop rock cover band High Street! Learn more here.
Enjoy community goods at Crown Point’s Farmers Market
The City of Crown Point’s Farmers Market is back this Saturday, and you don’t want to miss it! Featuring over 70 local vendors from farmers to artisans, a splash pad, and live music, attendees are in for far more than just a day of shopping local goods. Learn more here.
Celebrate the 17th annual Memorial Day Concert at Valparaiso’s Memorial Opera House
The City of Valparaiso’s 17th Memorial Day concert will be held on Monday at 3 p.m. at the Memorial Opera House. This free event will feature an hour of live music performed by the Valparaiso Community/University Concert Band alongside historical narratives. Attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable good to donate to the Christian Food Pantry of Valparaiso. Learn more here.