10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana August 11 – 13, 2017

10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana August 11 – 13, 2017

Let’s get ready to party! Wow, what a fun list of activities to join into this weekend. Either pick one and camp out at or jump around throughout the area to fit them all in! There is the Duneland Chamber Party in the Park, St. John’s Chamber Annual Corn Roast, and Hannafest! Spend the Saturday biking, then head to another live music show at the Prairie Magic Music Festival or the Valpo YMCA’s Battle of the Bands. Show off your car, watch some jet ski racers zoom across the Whiting beach front, or party for a great cause at the Salvation Army’s Block Party! These events are great ways to end the summer and kick-off the school year!

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St. John Chamber 14th Annual Community Corn Roast
Corn and more corn! Enjoy food, activities, beverages and different, delicious ways to eat corn at the 14th annual corn roast. Stop by at one of the vendor booths, or sign up now to become a vendor!

The little town of Hanna is making big plans to entertain both young and old at the annual community festival! Join the town’s community with games, a magic show, food, dancing and music and so much more!

12th Annual Car Show First United Methodist
Join other families for this year's annual car show at Portage’s First United Methodist Church. Proceeds will benefit the Family Promise of Porter County. Register by 11 a.m. and judging will be done by Church members at 4 p.m!

AquaX Jet Ski Races
Head to the lakefront this weekend for extreme Jet Ski racing! AquaX Jet Ski Racers will return to Whiting and Chicago for the 2nd Annual Great Lakes Jet Ski Series. The Whiting portion of the series will take place on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

2nd Annual Prairie Magic Music Festival
Porter County Parks & Recreation would like to invite visitors to the Prairie Magic Music Festival, a celebration of rock, blues, folk and Americana music set right in the heart of beautiful Sunset Hill Farm County Park. This festival features a dynamite line up including local acts the The Planetary Blues Band, The Crawpuppies, Foster Ross & Young, and the Blues Project, as well as Chicago favorites the Nicholas Tremulis Orchestra. There will also be beer and food vendors, Valpo Velvet Ice Cream, and much more!

Duneland Chamber Party in the Park
The Duneland Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the 12th Annual Party in the Park, a summer celebration will serve as the kick-off event for the 2017-2018 school year. Festivities will be held in Thomas Centennial Park in historic downtown Chesterton!

Valpo YMCA and Campus Life Battle of the Bands
Head out to listen to some great, family-friendly bands. Five local high school bands battle together for a prize, plus the band Sevenglory will headline the night afterwards!

Howard and The White Boys at Zao Island
Head to the ValpoLife Stage this Saturday to hear Howard and The White Boys, a band with a mixed, eclectic group of sounds including funk, rock, r&b, soul and motown!

Portage Township Live Entertainment Presents Bryan Lubeck
Internationally-acclaimed, award-winning guitarist Bryan Lubeck with his band will be performing this Sunday! An editor with Billboard magazine once said that Bryan Lubeck weaves a tapestry of fiery Spanish Guitar and cool Urban Grooves into exhilarating and romantic live shows and recordings.

Salvation Army 4th Annual Community Block Party
Everyone is invited to come for free food, games, music and friendship! We will have cotton candy, snow cones and Domino's Pizza. Some firefighters with the Michigan City Fire Department have offered to grill up some hot dogs!