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La Porte 4th of July Parade

La Porte’s community traditions and history of innovation runs deep. Did you know La Porte, Indiana was the first city in the world to adopt an automatic telephone exchange in 1892? This automated phone system allowed calls to be routed without a switchboard operator, helping people become better connected.   Generations of Hoosiers have gathered at the annual 4th of July Parade in La Porte to make lasting connections – with family, friends, and the community. Like the telephone, the parade keeps getting better with time! Whether you attended last year’s parade, or it’s been several years, this year’s parade is calling you

Duneland Chamber Community Awards

Join Ric Federighi and Team WIMS at The Duneland Chamber Annual Community Awards Presentation On Wednesday, July 17th from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Who: Everyone is welcome Where: TBD Tickets: $40 Table: $240 (seats 6) RSVP: Call the Chamber at 219.926.5513 Join us to honor organizations, businesses, and individuals for their contribution to the community! The categories are as follows: Putting Duneland on the Map Business Renovation Award New Construction Award Humanitarian of the Year Volunteer of the Year Golden Achievement Award Duneland Distinguished Woman Serviceperson of the Year

BATTLE FOR THE BATON – MUSIC EDUCATION SHOWDOWN

Friendship 2055 US-12, Michigan City, IN, United States

Get ready for a showdown as our community leaders go head-to-head in the ultimate Battle for the Baton Music Education Fundraiser!  In one corner, we have beloved Mayor Tom Dermody.  And in the other corner, we have the honorable State Senator Mike Bohacek and State Representative Jim Pressel.    This battle isn’t just about bragging rights—it’s about raising vital funds to support the Steck Family Music Education fund. Every dollar raised goes towards providing music lessons for children in need, nurturing the next generation of musical talent.    Will the Mayor or the Team State claim victory? You decide with your generous donations. 

City of La Porte Lakefest

JOIN TEAM WIMS LIVE ON SATURDAY! Running July 26th through July 28th, the festival boasts three days of music, art, food and fun for the whole family on La Porte’s Pine, Stone and Clear lakes. This event is the perfect occasion to showcase the city’s lakes and natural resources, as well as show neighboring communities what it means to be “Livin’ the Lake Life” in the City of La Porte   FRIDAY SCHEDULE: Friday Night Live @ LakeFest Presented by Mayor Tom Dermody / City of La Porte Fox Park 4-11pm Mountain Bike Group Ride Presented by Northern Indiana Mountain

XINSURANCE GREAT LAKES GRAND PRIX 2024

Washington Park, Michigan City 6 On the Lake, Michigan City, IN, United States

See the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore boats dash and splash along the southern edge of Lake Michigan, visible from Washington Park beach and shoreline. Meet boat owners, racers and team members staged throughout Washington Park. This free, action-packed weekend boasts a boat parade, block party, live entertainment, family activities, festival food and drinks and the ultimate in power-boat racing.   Stay tuned for the daily schedule which will be released later this year.

42nd Lubeznik Arts Festival

Lubeznik Art Center 101 W 2nd St # 100, Michigan City, IN, United States

Join us this summer for the 42nd Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF)! LAF is one of the highlights of summer in Northwest Indiana! Taking place on LCA’s grounds, just steps away from Lake Michigan, LAF connects festivalgoers to our dynamic programming and exhibitions. During this year’s festival, we’ll have all sorts of artists, local food vendors, indoor exhibitions, family activities, demos and a live mural competition. LCA’s summer blockbuster exhibition will also be on display inside the Hyndman Gallery.   Admission: Saturday Admission: $5 LCA Members: Free Children 16 & Under: Free Active Military Personnel and Veterans: Free Sunday Admission: Free

TOUR DE LA PORTE 2024

CUMMINGS LODGE 350 GRANGEMOUTH ROAD, La Porte, IN, United States

Join TEAM WIMS LIVE!! Tour de La Porte is a walking, running, and cycling event that raises money to support the mission of the La Porte County Family YMCA. Every year, the YMCA helps thousands of people lead a happier, healthier lifestyle through programs that promote healthy living, youth development, and social responsibility. With your help, we can make La Porte County a better place to call home!

MICHIGAN CITY OKTOBERFEST

Washington Park, Michigan City 6 On the Lake, Michigan City, IN, United States

Join Team WIMS LIVE all weekend long! Oktoberfest is back in Michigan City! Oktoberfest features over 40 live entertainment acts on three stages, multiple full bars and a wide variety of food, art, craft and merchandise vendors as well as a Kids Zone. Labor Day weekend fun for the whole family!

Vino al Fresco

Thomas Centennial Park 220 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, United States

Join Ric Federighi and TEAM WIMS LIVE! As the weather starts to turn cooler and nights become longer, we’re embracing the season with Vino al Fresco! Enjoy wine tastings from a variety of local wineries. On Saturday, September 16, our Vino al Fresco will be hosted in downtown Chesterton, at Thomas Centennial Park. Your ticket includes entry, unlimited tastings, live music and commemorative glass. Wineries & Food TBD This is a standing wine tasting event that takes place in Thomas Centennial Park. Limited seating will be available in the park. Feel free to bring your own chairs or picnic blankets.

Hoosier Star Event

La Porte Civic Auditorium 1001 Ridge St, La Porte, IN, United States

A BENEFIT CONCERT FOR THE LA PORTE COUNTY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA​

8th ANNUAL ART -Art Barn School of Art in Valparaiso

8th ANNUAL ART BLITZ When: September 21 2024Time: 9am - 5pm Immerse yourself in a world of art-making, with live demos and creative detours for all ages.  An engaging schedule of demonstrations and hands-on art activities for children and adults will also include live music, food, mini classes, an exhibition of artwork from our permanent collection, and fun for all ages. For more information visit www.artbarnschool.org.  The annual Art Blitz event helps Art Barn highlight its educational art offerings with live demonstrations and exhibitions of regional art, and collaborations with other arts organizations. The festival is designed to encourage visitors

Dia de Los Muertos

La Porte Civic Auditorium 1001 Ridge St, La Porte, IN, United States

The LCSO’s 52nd season opener celebrates Latin-American music and the vibrant and colorful Mexican holiday Day of the Dead, which honors family members who have died. Led by Music Director Dr. Carolyn Watson and featuring guest soloist, guitarist Guido Sanchez-Portuguez playing Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez, this concert will also feature works by Mexican composers Gabriela Ortiz, Carlos Chávez, José Pablo Moncayo, and Arturo Márquez.

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