10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana July 14 – July 16, 2017

10 Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Northwest Indiana July 14 – July 16, 2017
By: Jessica Campbell Last Updated: July 11, 2017

Another packed weekend in the Region! Weekend-long festivals include the Thursday through Sunday Nativity Festival in Portage and the Friday through Sunday Greek Fest in Lake County! There are also some really interesting events going on, with Brian Shaw, the World’s Strongest Man, meeting the community at Muller Acura in Merrillville and the 20th Annual Dunes Sand Sculpture Contest at the Indiana Dunes State Park! If festivals are not your thing, the annual WVLP Radio Hog Roast Fundraiser is on Friday, where you can enjoy live, acoustic music and great food. In La Porte, there will also be music, food and, an amazing selection of craft beer at the Big Red Barn Jam! The Memorial Opera House’ next performance, Amazing technicolor on the Opera House Stage, starts this weekend too. For children wishing to do their own thing Friday rather than hanging out with the parents, they can have their own pizza party at the Michigan City YMCA Kids Night Out!

You can see all of our events below, but if you have something going on, be sure to let us know with an email to share@nwindianalife.com and we'll add it to our calendars!

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WVLP Radio Annual Hog Roast Fundraiser
Head to the Butterfield Family Pavilion for an event with three different caterers cooking up pulled pork, chicken sides, pasta dishes, rolls, vegetarian cuisine, dessert and drinks! The event includes acoustic music and all proceeds will benefit WVLP, Valpo’s only radio station!

Greek Fest
The Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Church will be hosting its 48th annual Grecian Festival on the Church grounds. Festivities include kiddy carnival and games, Greek music, dancing, market place and pastries. Generous portions of roasted lamb, shish-ka-bob, Grecian chicken, Gyros and our award winning Greek Potatoes await your appetite in our air-conditioned Great Hall. Whether making new friends or getting reacquainted with old friends, the outside beer garden is a perfect setting for your outdoor enjoyment. Free parking, admission and entertainment are provided.

Nativity Fest
Starting Thursday night and ending Sunday night, enjoy the biggest festival in Portage! Friday night includes the bands, Breaking Dawn and The Crawpuppies, plus the entire family can enjoy family-friendly activities, and great food!

Kids Night Out in Michigan City YMCA Elston Branch
Parents can enjoy a night out to themselves while their children have fun in a safe, friendly, and secure environment with their friends and our friendly staff here at the YMCA. Pizza and a drink will be served for dinner, fun games and activities will be played in our historic Wolf Gym, arts and crafts and a movie will also be offered.

Memorial Opera House Presents: Amazing Technicolor Musical
The MOH performance is the Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors, coming to a vibrant life in this delightful musical parable. The Andrew Lloyd Weber classic family tale will be on stage through July 30th!

20th Annual Dunes Sand Sculpture Contest
Watch the sand come alive or participate with friends and family, Saturday, July 15 at the 20th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Indiana Dunes State Park. This year's theme is "Castles: Back to our Roots." Sculptures that follow the theme will earn extra points from the judges.

United Way of Porter County Family Fun Field Day and Picnic
Young Leaders United is proud to bring back the United Way Field Day and Picnic! Field Day offers live music, games, activities and food available for purchase or bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy the festivities. The day is all about enjoying the community, learning more about local non-profits and playing games. So, come join in for an afternoon at the park!

Meet the World’s Strongest Man, Brian Shaw
Come to Muller Acura in Merrillville on July 15th from Noon - 4 p.m. to meet the World's Strongest Man, Brian Shaw. This family friendly meet and greet will have free food, drawing for prizes, and a chance to hear from Brian about his multiple world titles, the incredible training and nutrition regime that he uses to build his body, and see for yourself what a humble smart man this gentle giant is.

The Big Red Barn Jam
The Big Red Barn Jam in La Porte will be a main stage festival with start to finish live music, which means more music per dollar for you! At the Barn Jam, the musical genres lie somewhere between classic blues/blues-rock and rock n roll with a couple of outliers here or there. At the end of the day, if you like rockin' guitar licks and soulful rhythm- you'll fit right in. Plus, enjoy delicious food and beer!

Portage 2017 Summer Music Series at "Founders Square Park" Presents "the Keys"
Music-lovers, Portage, Indiana, is the place to be this summer for great FREE concerts! Don't miss "The Keys" band, performing on Sunday,  from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., on the new Indiana-American Water Amphitheater stage in Founders Square Park!