10 Fun Things to Do this Weekend in Northwest Indiana: June 19-21, 2015

By: Caitlin Vanlaningham Last Updated: June 17, 2015

10FunThings 6-19-21It's Father's Day Weekend, folks! Treat your dad, grandpa, or other father figure in your life to something cool for this special day. We have art festivals, live music, a ribbon cutting, a brunch for the dads, and more! 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!

2015 Food & Arts Festival
Friday, June 19, 11am to 11pm & Saturday, June 20, 11am to 11pm The Food & Arts Festival will once again combine over 50 Arts & Crafters with the Taste of the Region in addition; there is a new Fine Arts Lane! Come dine from 30 restaurants & caterers serving up their specialties. There is musical entertainment throughout the day and evening and a fun children’s area, plus a beer garden for the adults! 

Celebrate Schererville
Come out and celebrate your hometown festival with live music every night, beer garden, food booths, rides and games! FRIDAY, JUNE 19 5-11:30pm Festival and Beer Garden Open, Amusement Rides Open 7-11pm Music by "Meet the Beetles" SATURDAY, JUNE 20 2-11pm Amusement Rides Open 5pm Parade Begins 5-11:30pm Beer Garden Opens 7-11pm Music by "Mr. Funnyman" SUNDAY, JUNE 21 2-9pm Festival Opens and Amusement Rides Open 4-10pm Festival and Beer Garden Open, Amusement Rides Open 6-10pm Music by "Nicole Jamrose" 

Water Festival
Don't miss the 2015 Water Festival on Saturday June 20th 10 am - 4 pm at Festival Park 111 e. Old Ridge Rd. The event is free and open to the public. There will be games, fun activities, and other great things to see and do. Stop By and Check Out: The Potawatomi Indian Water Ceremony NWI Paddling Association Scavenger Hunt Cabela’s Climbing Wall Department of Natural Resources Hobart Fire Dept. Dive Team DJ Donnie Indiana Dunes Park Ranger Jerry Herzog Magician Backyard Bouncers Hooper Kayaks Animals for Awareness And Much, Much more! 

Family Time at the Portage YMCA
Parent Night Out Members and community residents will enjoy an evening out and we’ll take care of watching your kids at the Y! Fun activities are planned for entertaining the children. Drop off at 6:30pm, pick up at 9:30pm. Register at the Welcome Center. The cost: Members $10 per child Community or non-Portage Y Member $20 per child For ages 3 months - 10 years. Third & Fourth Saturday of the month 6:30-9:30pm. 

Lakeshore PAWS Pup Crawl
Everyone on two or four feet are invited to join us for our annual Pup Crawl celebration from 5 to 10 p.m. June 20 at the Central Park Plaza at 68 Lafayette St. in Valparaiso. 

Live in the Ville
Every Saturday night in June from 6-10pm, “Live In The Ville” takes place in Downtown Hammond between 6831 Kennedy Ave and 6635 Kennedy Ave. This is a music and performance art street festival featuring musicians, street performers, food truckes, craft vendors, performance artists, dancing, and outdoor galleries. Click here to find out more! 

Lend Me a Tenor at Footlight Theatre
World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to play Otello at a Cleveland opera company. He arrives late and, through a set of crazy circumstances, passes out after mixing wine with a huge dose of tranquilizers. 

Ribbon Cutting of Founders Square
Please join us for the Ribbon Cutting of Founders Square. The splash pad will be open! There will be food and craft vendors, a bounce house, face-painting and caricature drawing. The ribbon cutting takes place on June 20, 2015 from 12pm to 3pm atFounders' Square Park in Portage, IN. For more information call the Portage Chamber of Commerce at 219-762-2450 or email info@portageinchamber.com.

Father's Day in the Park
Calvary's annual Fathers Day in the Park event is Sunday, June 21 at Central Park in downtown Valpo! The worship service starts at 11a, but come early to get your chairs or blanket set up on the grass (it's BYOBlanket or BYOChair for this event). Local vendors will be serving great food and cold drinks after the service until 2p so plan to stay to eat, visit with friends, and vote for your favorite vehicle in the car show. 

Majestic Star Father's Day Brunch
On Father’s Day, Majestic Star Casino and iHeartMEDIA will be presenting a very special Father’s Day Brunch at the Majestic Star Casino from 2:00 – 5:00 PM.