Upcoming Events

June

Midsummer Celebration has been added to your travel planner!
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Midsummer Celebration

Date: Saturday, June 22 1-3pm (CT)

Take part in an afternoon of traditional dance, children's activities and other summer fun as you learn how the area's Swedish immigrants celebrated Midsummer, the longest day of the year.

Portage Community Historical Summer Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Community Historical Summer Festival

Date: Saturday, June 22 10am-5pm (CT)

There will be crafters, games for kids, hayrides, a watermelon eating contest, museum tours, fishing derby, a silent auction, historical tours, and much more.

Summer "Soulstice" Music Fest has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer "Soulstice" Music Fest

Date: Saturday, June 22 5-7pm (CT)

Join Frontline Foundations at the Summer "Soulstice" Music Fest, supporting substance abuse recovery! Hear music with a story as Frontline's Music Program, The Salt Exchange,...Read More

Dunes Discovery Camps has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Discovery Camps

Dates: June 24 - June 28, 2019 Call for times (CT)

Discover just how fun and exciting nature can be at this 5 day/4 night summer camp inside Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Activities include day treks, water games, tree-themed games and crafts, a...Read More

Summer Outdoor Movies has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Outdoor Movies

Date: Tuesday, June 25 At dusk (CT)

Watch some of the biggest hits from the past and present under the stars at The Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, invite your family and friends, and...Read More

NW Indiana's Premier Garden Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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NW Indiana's Premier Garden Tour

Date: Saturday, June 29 9am-4pm (CT)

This year will showcase a bouquet of gardens in and around Valparaiso. At each garden, there will be Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions and there will be prize drawings.

Lightning Bug Music Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Lightning Bug Music Festival

Date: Sunday, June 30 Noon-8pm (CT)

Lightning Bug Music Festival is a family-friendly event. It is a celebration for music lovers, Lightning Bug also features regional craft beer and wine, kids' program area and a food truck village
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July

Fireworks on the Lakefront has been added to your travel planner!
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Fireworks on the Lakefront

Date: Monday, July 01 activities; dusk fireworks begin (CT)

A family-friendly event features food merchants, a DJ, and fireworks. Please be aware that there will be a high amount of traffic at the State Park and Porter Beach. Guests are also asked not...Read More

Cruise Night - Portage has been added to your travel planner!
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Cruise Night - Portage

Dates: July 02 - July 30, 2019 5-8pm (CT)

Enjoy a classic car cruise-in, groovy music, food vendors on site and a raffle prizes drawn every hour. Held every Tuesday night in July.

Summer Music in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Music in the Park

Dates: July 02 - July 30, 2019 6-7:30pm (CT)

All concerts will be held indoors at either Sycamore Hall or Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are open to the public. Bring the whole family. Through a collaboration between Portage Parks &
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Family 4th Fest - Porter has been added to your travel planner!
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Family 4th Fest - Porter

Date: Thursday, July 04 9am-11pm (CT)

Grab the family and head to Hawthorne Park for the Annual Family 4th Fest. This event kicks off with a parade & pancake breakfast! Activities will include a turtle derby, brick toss contest,...Read More

Portage 4th of July Festival & Parade has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage 4th of July Festival & Parade

Date: Thursday, July 04 5-9pm; 11am parade (CT)

Enjoy the 4th of July at this exciting event featuring, live music and fireworks at dusk.

Valparaiso 4th of July Celebration has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso 4th of July Celebration

Date: Thursday, July 04 6:30-9:30pm (CT)

There will be music and activities. The fireworks show begins after dusk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Vendors will be available to purchase refreshments.

Market on the Square has been added to your travel planner!
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Market on the Square

Dates: July 05 - July 26, 2019 3-9pm (CT)

Market on the Square will be held every Friday evening in July They will have fresh produce, unique crafts, vendors, and food trucks/ten. Music will begin at 6 pm. Plus a family-friendly movie at
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Movie in the Park - Portage has been added to your travel planner!
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Movie in the Park - Portage

Dates: July 05 - July 26, 2019 5-10pm (CT)

Free movie in the park at the Indiana American Water Amphitheater. Concessions will be available for purchase. The movie will begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chairs. Held every Friday night in July.