10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: June 12-14, 2015

By: Caitlin Vanlaningham Last Updated: June 10, 2015

10FunThings6-12-14As the summer begins, our calendars fill with fun things to do. How about a free health class in the sun? Or perhaps hitting the beach for a festival? No matter what you decide, know that there is a ton of fun things to do this weekend. Do you have an event you'd like to share? Just send us an email to share@ideasinmotionmedia.com and we'll add it to our event calendar!

Fit Fridays
Join us each Friday throughout the summer for some summertime fun with interactive lunchtime events at the Porter Health Amphitheater in Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza located downtown on the corner of Lincolnway and Lafayette. So mark your calendars, pack your lunch and join the fun. Events are free and no registration is necessary. 

Crown Point Corn Roast
Experience an old-fashioned street celebration down Crown Point’s Main Street, featuring great food, a beer garden, live music on Friday night is Nawty & on Saturday night is Pawnz, games for the children, and of course delicious corn courtesy of the Southlake Shriners. 

Lake Effekt Summer Beach Festival
Street party featuring: arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, children's art garden, live music, spoken word and dance, beer garden, and graffiti artists from throughout the Midwest and NYC creating live public art on Lake Street in Miller Beach section of Gary IN. Lake Street will be closed to traffic from Miller Avenue to Fourth Avenue for this summer kick off. Free entry, fun for all! 

NorthShore Health Centers Health Fair
On June 14th @ 2:00p.m. NorthShore Health Centers will host it’s 2nd Annual Health Fair!! Last year with over 3900 in attendance it was a great success and a fun time for all ages!! This is a great event to provide outreach for your agency to Northwest Indiana residents from Lake, Porter and surrounding counties while health needs are being addressed. 

Kids in Capes
Calling ALL Superheroes! Bring the entire family out for this non-timed, non-competitive fun walk/run at the Lake County Fair Grounds in Crown Point (889 S. Court Street). YOUR little superheroes will take on a special mission, battling villains along the course, and doing their part to save the world! 

Market on the Square
Sponsored by the Portage Parks Department, the annual Market on the Square will begin on June 14 at Founder's Square Park in Portage, IN. The 10am-3pm market will have food vendors, crafters, live music, and a car show from 12-3pm in tandem with the market. 

Chalk the Walk
The 3rd Annual Chalk the Walk event, sponsored by the Family & Youth Services Bureau, will take place on Saturday, June 13, 2015 on the sidewalks surrounding the Porter County Courthouse in downtown Valparaiso. Over one hundred 3 feet by 3 feet squares will be filled with colorful chalk drawings, created by people of all ages and skill levels. Each drawing is sponsored by an area business, organization or individual. 

Cigar Rolling Event
On Saturday June 13, come take part in one of the biggest events of the year for Gino's Steakhouse! It's the Cigar Rolling, Cocktail & Food Pairing event at Gino's Steakhouse in Merrillville. From 7pm to 11pm enjoy great food and drinks, live entertainment, and take on the art of cigar rolling. 

Serenity Springs Size Matters Fishing Contest
Serenity Springs is proud to present its 5th annual Size Matters Fishing Contest! Take a chance at being Serenity's "Size Matters" champion — you just have to reel in the longest fish. Easy enough, you say? Then what are you waiting for? 

Barker Mansion Tours
The Barker Mansion is located at 631 Washington Street in Michigan City, IN. The 38-room mansion was built by freight car industrialist and philanthropist John H. Barker in 1905. Guided tours of the mansion are offered Monday through Friday at 10 am, 11:30 am, and 1 pm. Additionally, tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 12 pm and 2 pm beginning in June. Cost for a tour is $5 per adult and $2 per child. Reservations are not necessary for regular tours.