We published hundreds of articles on the LaPorteCounty.Life Entertainment Section this past year. We were there for the concerts and theatre productions, parades, and annual celebrations. With so much to choose from, we knew it would be a difficult choice, so we rounded up the best of the best for you!
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Without further ado (and in no particular order), here are the Top 10 entertainment articles from LaPorteCounty.Life in 2019!
Since 1925, La Porte has been home to one of the most charming and singular community theater groups in Northwest Indiana: the La Porte Little Theatre Club. In its 95th consecutive season, Little Theatre Club is more vivacious than ever. Region performers, patrons, club members, and dedicated volunteers ensure its continued success. Up next, the sensational Little Shop of Horrors plans to jolt audience members out of their seats when it opens on October 11.
The day before Thanksgiving looks similar for many, and most of the time it includes tons of preparation, pre-cooking, travel, and traffic. Because of this chaos, the night before Thanksgiving is notorious for ordering takeout.
For the last five years, the La Pour Brew and Wine Fest has grown exponentially. Held at the La Porte Civic Auditorium, the fest started as a simple community event but is fast becoming one of the biggest charitable events in La Porte County. Since 2016, the DeCamp Band of Brothers Foundation has been the host of the brew fest with all proceeds going to the renovation of Clarke Park in La Porte.
The La Porte Sunflower Fair has been the city’s epic kick-off to fall for the past 21 years. Starting out with closing just a few blocks on Michigan Avenue, the festival has grown to fill almost the entire length of the La Porte city street and surrounding side streets. The fair featured local food vendors plus another 123 booths filled by local artists and businesses, not to mention carnival rides and activities for the kids, a car show, and live music from local bands.
Bigger, better, faster. That could very easily be the motto for this year’s Great Lakes Grand Prix, which is currently enjoying their biggest year ever. This year sees 70 power boat teams from as far away as Australia, New Zealand, Abu Dhabi and more, roaring along the south shore of Lake Michigan.
Hiking, wildlife, and a breath-taking view of Chicago’s skyline - all components for an unforgettable evening at Miller Woods in Gary, IN. Throughout each month, the Indiana Dunes National Park hosts several events each week, including the chance to explore the dunes at night.
Michigan City’s Blue Chip Casino was transformed into a world of color and artistic energy on Saturday evening as community members gathered to celebrate ArtBash, the annual gala hosted by Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). This year’s theme, Paint the Town, called for a wave of coloras guests arrived donned in all colors of the rainbow.
There was no place like the new La Porte High School Performing Arts Center on Friday, as more than 60 cast members took the stage for the opening night of “The Wizard of Oz.”
When children hear the word parade, their eyes get wide and their smiles brighten. With decorated floats, elaborate costumes, and candy raining from the skies, parades offer one of the most exciting parts of a holiday for any child. On Saturday, children from all over the Region carried bags to Franklin Street in Michigan City, eager to get a glimpse of the fun and catch their favorite piece of candy. The annual Michigan City St. Patrick’s Day Parade brought the community together to enjoy an afternoon of celebration.
When Patrick Wilkins set off to bring his favorite cuisine to Michigan City, he knew he needed a world-class chef to make his vision a reality. For that, Wilkins, a native to the Region, turned to Rick Bruggeman. Bruggeman has been with Patricks since it opened and to this day is known to serve some of the best steaks that Michigan City has to offer.