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Artsy Weekend Scavenger Hunt

Artsy Weekend Scavenger Hunt

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...
Brewery & Winery Blog

Brewery & Winery Blog

The craft beer craze has arrived in LaPorte County. From malty stouts to tart pale ales, local brewers fine-tune each recipe. Today, LaPorte County has more operational breweries than ever. Most of these breweries are locally owned and operated using local...
Fall Festivals

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...
Fishing Blog

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....
Great Lakes Grand Prix

Great Lakes Grand Prix

Visitors will again get the chance to feel the rumble of 3,000 horsepower engines and see the rooster tail spray of the Lake Michigan surf as a collection of the worlds’ fastest and most colorful powerboats roar past the Michigan City Lighthouse Pier at speeds nearing...
Great Lakes Grand Prix Blog

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...
Holiday Shopping

Holiday Shopping

Third Thursday - Rockin' Around the District Nov. 16 Uptown Arts District Downtown shops stay open until 7pm for fantastic night of shopping, dining and nightlife. Explore Michigan City and beat the holiday shopping rush. Gift yourself that something special you...
Ice Fishing on the LaPorte Lakes

Ice Fishing on the LaPorte Lakes

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...
LaPorte County Fair

LaPorte County Fair

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...
Summer Excitement 2018

Summer Excitement 2018

Visit Michigan city LaPorte encourages you to plan a Staycation this season. Avoid long lines, expensive theme parks and long travel times. In LaPorte County we offer unique experiences and destinations, like culture, sporting events and outdoor recreation to name a...
Summer Fun in LaPorte

Summer Fun 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 and music and art. The LaPorte County Fair is coming. Each...
The Train Connection Tour

The Train Connection Tour

There are many reasons to visit LaPorte County, and one of them is the train connection tour. The opening of the county’s first railroad line in 1852 was followed by many more during the next 40 years. It initiated a period of rapid industrial growth. Both Michigan...
Winter Adventures

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...
WP Zoo’s 90th Anniversary

WP Zoo’s 90th Anniversary

“2018 will mark the 90th anniversary of the Washington Park Zoo and to celebrate we are planning a fun filled season”, said Jamie Huss, zoo director. “The Zoo has a long and rich community history beginning with our start in 1928 and our WPA (Works Progress...

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