Social distancing, mask wearing, and keeping one another safe may have made our events look a bit different this year, but it didn’t stop the LaPorte County community from finding ways to safely gather to entertain. We covered virtual theatre productions, drive-thru parades, food and supply giveaways, outdoor concerts, and so much more. Most of all, we highlighted the good by focusing on the people, places, and things that kept us engaged, made us feel a little normal again, and put a smile on our faces.
In no particular order, here are the top 10 entertainment articles on LaPorteCounty.Life in 2020:
Since January 2018, Four Winds Casinos’ South Bend location has offered the same quality of service and entertainment that the Four Winds Casinos brand has made a name for. With over 140,000 square feet of gaming and entertainment space, including four restaurants, bars, retail shops, and more, Four Winds South Bend enhances the casino experience with a welcoming and exciting ambiance.
The Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce strives to provide a family friendly event creating hometown memories. The second annual Electric Christmas Parade did just that. Lighting up the downtown streets of Winamac, the parade launched the 18th annual Winter Wonderland event, ringing in the holidays for the residents of Pulaski County.
Sports betting is rapidly growing in popularity as fans look for new ways to engage with their favorite teams. For beginners interested in dipping their feet into the action, the Sportsbook at Four Winds New Buffalo is the perfect place to get started.
There may have been fewer fire trucks, but there was certainly no absence of cheer and good will as City of La Porte and La Porte Economic Advancement Partnership (LEAP) once again hosted their annual Santa Parade to kick-off the holiday season. The parade was held on Small Business Saturday, urging people to shop and support their local businesses this holiday season while also kicking off the La Porte 25 Deals of Christmas, which also highlights local, small businesses.
The connection between bikers and Toys for Tots is strong. The thread that connects the American biker to the venerable charity is long and thick and is seemingly woven into the fabric of the vests they wear as they thunder along the streets. Each year, hundreds of similar events take place across the United States, from coast to coast and city to city, each of them featuring riders united in a common cause - bringing smiles and joy to less fortunate children for the holidays.
This year, Patrick’s Grille in Michigan City is celebrating its fifth anniversary. The local restaurant has been successful in the past five years because of three important reasons outlined by General Manager, Julie Krause.
We’re headed deep into another Northwest Indiana summer, so that means you’ve probably already broken out your grill, cleaned off your lounge chairs, and opened up your pool to enjoy a break from the Region’s long winter. Northwest Indiana isn’t lacking interesting beverages to make your summer a little more fun. Indiana Beverage is adding a few more concoctions to the mix with a new lineup of gluten-free spiked drinks, seltzers, and spritzers that they’re distributing to local stores and bars.
Four months after shutting their doors due to COVID-19, Lubeznik Center for the Arts once again opened to the public. The open house included a guided tour of their newest exhibition “Well Behaved Women: Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage,” which features the art of 23 women to celebrate the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
It was an event filled with smiles, great food, a parade and good times at Michigan City’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The city’s downtown area was filled with people eager to celebrate the holiday.
With the switching of seasons from summer to autumn, our staff at GreatNews.Life wants to celebrate with you by sharing some of our favorite songs that remind us of fall. Our playlist features a variety of inspirations including Halloween, falling leaves, football season, and more.