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This Weekend–Fun Events Around Portage Indiana

August 20, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Portage Indiana is the hub for a wide range of family friendly activities. If you are looking for something to do this weekend consider starting your search with these.  In addition to a long list of year-round leisure activities, here are a few special events to consider for this weekend only.

Farmers Markets

Portage Farmer’s Market,  Founder’s Square Park, Portage Indiana

Sundays 11-4pm,  ongoing through September

Chesterton European Market, Broadway & 3rd, Downtown Chesterton Indiana.

Saturdays 8am-2pm, ongoing through October

Amusement Fair & Expo

Taste of Porter County runs Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday all day. You will soon appreciate all that Porter has to offer when you tour this large venue and see all that our local community has to offer.  Plus, it is FREE admission to this event with a wide variety of family activities, music, cars & bikes, and vendors showcasing food and fun. Located at the Porter County Expo Center, Hwy 49, Valparaiso Indiana.

Boat Show

Michigan City kicks off the annual In-Water Boat Show, with a variety of yachts, sailboats, and runabouts on display from area boat dealers. The show runs Thursday through Sunday, 11am until dusk, in Washington Park, Michigan City Indiana.

Art Festival

Enjoy a Two-Fer in Michigan City Indiana with the Lubeznik Center for the Arts is  hosting their Lakefront Art Festival corresponding with the Boat Show. Both events are within walking distance of each other. Artists will have work on display to view and purchase. There are food vendors and hands-on art demonstrations. The Lubeznik Center is located North of Rte. 12 at the corner of Pine and 2nd St.


Gary Railcats

This weekend it’s a pair of home games against the Rockford Riverhawks, Friday at 6p and Saturday at 2pm. Friday’s game features a post-game fireworks show.  On Wednesday a group of 25 dedicated fans from Ogden Dunes Indiana cheered on the Cats to defeat the Schaumburg Flyers at the Steelyard Stadium, Gary Indiana. Check their site for the complete schedule of upcoming games.

Check with these links to verify the schedules. Some events have admission and parking fees. And if you are visiting from outside Porter County, picture yourself living in one of these unique coastal communities. I can help you find out more.

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One Response to “This Weekend–Fun Events Around Portage Indiana”
  1. Saturday’s baseball game is Home Runs for Heroes and sponsored by the Northwest Indiana Military Support Network which benefits the veterans of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. My son and I will be there to support the cause.

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