Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza
Phone: (219) 462-5144
Alt Phone: (219) 548-4888
Move your journey into the heart of town. Valparaiso's Central Park Plaza has year-round outdoor fun. In summer, explore the farmers market or kick back while the kids play in the splash pad. Warm evenings also mean outdoor concerts, movies nights on the lawn and a number of great events. Lace up your ice skates in winter when the pavilion is an outdoor skating rink. And don't miss the best selfie photo spot in town - the bench with the statue of popcorn king Orville Redenbacher!
8:00 p.m. (CT)
Classic Comedy: Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one Shakespeare's most beloved comedies. After a successful battle, Don Pedro, the Prince of Aragon, journeys to Messina to celebrate. The festivities reunite the on again/off again relationship of Beatrice and Benedict and the handsome Claudio who is smitten with Hero, the beautiful niece of their host, Leonate. After several mishaps occur during the town's masquerade ball, gossip and rumor run rampant, calling the honor of the young niece into question. Complete with silliness, romance, wit and memorable characters, audiences will delight at this theatrical treasure.
Noon - 5:00 p.m. (CT)
The World Cultural Festival is a celebration of art, food, dance, and music from around the world. This family-friendly event features authentic cultural music and dancing, hands-on educational activities for children, and an opportunity to learn about the cultural diversity of Northwest Indiana and the growing interconnectedness of our world.