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Visit Michigan City LaPorte is happy to announce the return of the Tenth Annual Award-Winning Michigan City Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Great Lakes Grand Prix presented by Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa. This race is sanctioned by Super Boat International and will be held at Washington Park in Michigan City on August 2-5.

Summer Excitement 2018

It's exciting here in Michigan City all year round, however it kicks up the 1st week in Aug with a music festival, outdoor art exhibit show and high-speed boat racing on Lake Michigan.

Summer Fun, Events and Shopping in LaPorte

Spend a week or a week-end in or around the City of LaPorte and have some fun. There are several events right around the corner including the LaPorte County Fair, plus 2 unique museums, great antique shopping, music and art.

WP Zoo’s 90th Anniversary

2018 is the 90th Anniversary of the Washington Park Zoo and to mark this significant milestone, the zoo housing approx. 200 animals has a fun filled season planned with many exciting events. Help us celebrate 90 WILD years together!

Artsy Weekend Scavenger Hunt

LaPorte County is home to a myriad of great art. Throughout the year, local artists fill indoor galleries with incredible pieces and host amazingly creative events. Now that the sun is shining and the weather is warming up, take a step outside to two of LaPorte County’s fantastic public art series.[...]

Ice Fishing on the Lakes

Every winter, the lakes of LaPorte County transform from sunny, warm shores to bustling, blustery beaches. Swimming is no longer the draw; it’s ice fishing. Thousands of anglers bundle up, ready to catch bluegills and crappies. Spectators line the edge of the water hoping to steal a glimpse of the trophy fish [...]

Winter Adventures

When cabin fever sets in, bundle up, brave the cold and go explore. There’s lots of activities throughout LaPorte County to settle your stir-crazy bunch. For those who love the brisk winter air, try ice skating, ice fishing, skiing or snowshoeing. If your crowd is the not-so-outdoorsy type, try an escape room, spa, museum, [...]

Holiday Shopping

The hustle and bustle of holiday shopping is in full swing at the fun and fantastic shops in LaPorte County. Michigan City LaPorte has the biggest outlet shopping centers on this side of Lake Michigan, with fantastic brands at even better prices. It’s also home to fabulously eclectic boutiques offering [...]

Fall Festivals

Visit Michigan City LaPorte proudly hosts many festivals and events that celebrate local culture and talent. Some of the largest festivals in the region, including WinterFest, Hesston Steam & Power Show and Westville Pumpkin Festival, happen right here in LaPorte County. Check out craft fairs, parades

Great Lakes Grand Prix Blog

August 3-6, many of the world’s fastest and most powerful boats will return to La Porte County, speeding past spectators on Washington Park Beach at 150 miles per hour at the Great Lakes Grand Prix. The best viewing area on the five-mile Michigan City rectangular race course is at turn one on the Michigan […]

LaPorte County Fair

Every year, the folks in LaPorte County gather for a week of fun. For nearly two centuries, the community has come together to celebrate its agriculture, horticulture and, well, just plain culture. Legend has it that fur traders discovered the area in the 1600’s and thought of it as “the door” to rolling prairies and […]

Fishing Blog

Fishing is one of the greatest Great Lakes traditions. Since the Coho Salmon fisheries took off in 1960’s, anglers have caught fish off the shores of Lake Michigan nearly all year long. However, the best fishing occurs in early spring and late summer into early fall. The southeastern portion of the lake is known for […]

Brewery & Winery Blog

Shoreline Brewery has been serving handcrafted beers at the edge of Lake Michigan since it’s opening in August of 2005. To this day Shoreline is family-owned and independently run by its original founder and Head Brewer, Sam Strupeck. With twelve beers always on tap everyone will find a beer to fall in love with, whether it […]

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