Top 10 LaPorteCountyLife Entertainment Articles of 2013

By: Caitlin Vanlaningham Last Updated: December 26, 2013

Top-10-LPC-Ent-20132013 was a fun year, wasn't it? There was so much to see and do and we at LaPorteCountyLife had the chance to be involved in a great number of those things. Theater productions, amazing concerts, delicious food, great people and wonderful parties filled the year with good times and great memories.

Below are the top 10 entertainment articles from this year. It was tough to choose since there were so many cool things that we covered, but we did it!

1. Top Ten Best Summer Food Stops in La Porte County


Everybody loves food, and La Porte County is chalk full of different eateries to satisfy any hankering. But as the weather warms up and summer fills the air, a certain craving comes for the best summer treats to beat the heat. Therefore, has taken on the bold mission to try some food and give you a list of the top ten summer eats in the area. Let it be noted that these are not in a particular order, all of these next ten restaurants equally dominate. Read more...

2. 2nd Annual La Porte Mayor’s Ball is a Top Night for All in Attendance


Friday night the Civic Auditorium in La Porte glittered and glinted from the twinkling lights, sparkling shoes, clothing and bright smiles. It was the second annual La Porte Mayor’s Ball, and La Porte Mayor Blair Milo lead the party as the lovely and gracious hostess.Read more...

3. Michigan City 2013 BIG Parade


Although the Fourth of July has passed, the parades continue in Northwest Indiana. On Saturday, July 6, Michigan City hosted their 58th Annual BIG Parade in continuation with the Michigan City Summer Festival. The parade’s name certainly does it justice. Read more...

4. We All had a Ball at the Midwest Brewers Brawl


A sunny Sunday afternoon in Michigan City’s Washington Park was the setting for the first inaugural Midwest Brewers Brawl. The event was created and carried out by the NWI Leaders Young Professionals Network, which is a group of young professionals ages 21-39 who makes is a goal to bring together emerging professionals all over Northwest Indiana to network, share insights and empowering leadership, create and grow relationships and strengthen our communities all at once. Read more...

5. 5th Annual Taste of Michigan City Flavors Uptown Arts District

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The 5th annual Taste of Michigan City countered the occasional rain shower to show off an assortment of flavors Friday, August 2nd. Aligned with the monthly First Friday Art Walk, the available food sampling was a tasty treat in addition to the monthly art displays. Read more...

6. A Night in Venice: LPHS Girl Reserves Host Masquerade Ball


It was a night shrouded in entertainment and mystery for the 165 attendants, Girl Reserves members and their dates, at the 87th annual Girl Reserves dance on Feb. 23. The guests entered at 5:30 p.m. masked and dressed their best for A Night in Venice: A Masquerade Ball. Read more...

7. Community Walks in Support of Heroin Awareness


A few raindrops didn’t stop the 350 dedicated walkers and runners from participating in the Heroin Awareness Walk on Friday, June 28, 2013. A sea of blue made their way through the streets of downtown La Porte, starting at the La Porte County Family YMCA. The walk was organized as part of Mayor Milo’s Fitness Fridays program. Read more...

8. Blue Chip Casino Pulls Out All the Stops Once Again for the La Porte County United Way


It was an event of good taste, dapper refinement and a splash of lighthearted raucousness; that was the Super Smoke Social event held at the Blue Chip Casino, Hotel and Spa Thursday evening. It was a fundraiser for the United Way of La Porte County. Blue Chip Casino is a big supporter of the United Way, and they are always in cahoots with each other, looking for unique and special ways to give back to the community. Read more...

9. You Can't Stop the Beat at MCHS Spring Musical


You surely “can’t stop the beat” at Michigan City High School. The brilliant musical staff and talented students at MCHS performed their own rendition of the musical “Hairspray” to an anticipating crowd of friends and family. Read more...

10. The Lady Lifers Hit The Runway for a Good Cause


Seeing as how you only live once, you might as well have a great time with the life that you have. That means making great memories with the people that mean the most to you. A great memory has many forms: a birthday party, a first kiss, a great game of touch football in the back yard. The ladies of LaPorteCountyLife got a chance to make a memory in style as runway models for the Uptown Arts Fashion Event. Read more...