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VISIT MICHIGAN CITY LAPORTE EVENT CALENDAR

It’s Always Festival Season!

Jul
15
Mon
The World Between by David Baker @ The Rising Phoenix Gallery
Jul 15 – Jul 28 all-day
The World Between by David Baker @ The Rising Phoenix Gallery | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

The World Between
By David Baker
Medium: Water Color
July 5 – 28

Light Keeper Harriet Colfax Month @ Old Lighthouse Museum
Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm – Jul 31 @ 4:00 pm
Light Keeper Harriet Colfax Month @ Old Lighthouse Museum | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

Harriet Colfax came to the 1858 Light House in 1861 and served faith fully until her retirement in 1904. Learn more about this Great Lakes Legend all month long. The Michigan City Historical Society commissioned a color portrait of Harriet by local artist Wendy Wilcox Kerman. Come and view the portrait and enjoy the historic museum and don’t forget to browse the gift shop.

Jul
16
Tue
STEAM Camp @ Coolspring Branch of the La Porte County Public Library
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm – Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm
STEAM Camp @ Coolspring Branch of the La Porte County Public Library | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

(Grades 3 – 5) Campers will use Hummingbird Robotics Kits, Cubelets, MaKey MaKeys, Bitsbox, and more to explore art, engineering, robotics, coding, and solar energy in the fun and hands-on camp. Registration is required at laportelibrary.org. For more exciting STEAM education opportunities go to laportelibrary.org and check out the online calendar for events all summer long.

Jul
17
Wed
John & Jen @ Canterbury Theatre
Jul 17 – Jul 27 all-day
John & Jen @ Canterbury Theatre | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

The story of Jen and her relationships with the two Johns of her life: her younger brother, and his namesake, the son who is trying to find his way in a confusing world. A truly original musical that honors brothers and sisters, as well as parents and children, set against the background of a changing America between 1950 and 1990, John & Jen is a gem of a show, brimming with intelligence, wit and beautiful melodies!

Jul
18
Thu
Wine Tasting & July Special Events @ Shady Creek Winery
Jul 18 – Jul 20 all-day
Wine Tasting & July Special Events @ Shady Creek Winery

Taste custom crafted award-winning wines, enjoy one of our perfect pairing cheese plates, stay for lunch or enjoy pizza anytime. Visit us on the web or Facebook for current hours.

July Special Events:

  • 7/18 | 6-8pm – Wine Down Dinner – Reservations Required
  • 7/20 | 7-10pm – Shady Creek Live Music Series Outdoor Lawn Concert (Rain date 7/27); Tickets on Eventbrite
Arts in the Park @ Dennis Smith Amphitheater
Jul 18 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 29 @ 8:30 pm
Arts in the Park @ Dennis Smith Amphitheater | La Porte | Indiana | United States

Come enjoy fabulous music on a beautiful hillside overlooking Clear Lake. On Weds, enjoy the LaPorte City Band. On Thurs a different band is featured each week throughout the summer…jazz, pop, blues, country, Christian, barber-shop, big band…a little bit of everything. Hours: Weds & Thurs 7pm; Pre-concert art exhibit, poetry and concessions at 6pm.

Thurs Band Schedule:

  • 7/18 – People & Songs with the Emerging Sound – Songwriters & Worship Leaders
  • 7/25 – Midwest Hype; Pre-concert hour: LaPorte Drum Circle
  • 8/1 – Crosby Stills & Nash Tribute Band – Marakesch Express; Pre-concert hour: Trail Creek Dog Show/K9 Demo/Animal Shelter
  • 8/8 – Cripple Creek Stone Lake Beach Party; Pre-concert hour: 350 West
  • 8/14 – Middle of the Road; Pre-concert hour: LPHS Marching Band
  • 8/15 – Gato – Country Rock; Pre-concert hour: Jim Post – Country Artist
  • 8/21 – Agape Worship Band; Pre-concert hour – Youth SWAG in the Park/Spiritual Wisdom and Godliness w/Ron Gaston & FCA
  • 8/22 – Indika – Reggae Band; Pre-concert hour: Frontline Foundation – The Salt Exchange
  • 8/28 – Jerica Paliga – County; Pre-concert hour: Guitar Madness – Final Four
  • 8/29 – the Tom Milo Band; Pre-concert hour: Ballroom dancing with Dance Sophisticates & Guitar Madness Finale

 

Michigan City Municipal Band Concerts @ Washington Park
Jul 18 @ 7:30 pm
Michigan City Municipal Band Concerts @ Washington Park | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

Experience free live musical performances under the stars near the shores of Lake Michigan in Washington Park. Seating available or bring your own chair. Hours: Thurs 7:30pm.

Jul
19
Fri
LaPorte Park and Recreation Department’s Night Bike Ride @ Beechwood Golf Course
Jul 19 all-day
LaPorte Park and Recreation Department's Night Bike Ride @ Beechwood Golf Course | La Porte | Indiana | United States

The LaPorte Night Bike Ride will take you on a leisurely 13-mile starlit bike ride of LaPorte. The ride will begin and end at the same location. Please note this is NOT a race. All participants must wear a helmet and have a headlight and taillight on their bike. Participants under the age of 10 years old must be accompanied and ride with an adult, either pull behind or tandem and require their own registration. Cost for each ride is $20 per person and includes a t-shirt and snacks. Complete the registration form at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue, LaPorte, IN) or register online at BikeSignUp.com.

Wine Tasting @ Shady Creek Winery
Jul 19 – Dec 29 all-day
Wine Tasting @ Shady Creek Winery

Taste custom crafted award-winning wines, enjoy one of our perfect pairing cheese plates, stay for lunch or enjoy pizza anytime. Visit us on the web or Facebook for current hours.

Sister Act presented by Young People’s Theatre Company @ Holdcraft Performing Arts Center
Jul 19 @ 7:00 pm – Jul 28 @ 8:30 pm
Sister Act presented by Young People's Theatre Company @ Holdcraft Performing Arts Center | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

Box Office opens at 6:00pm. Doors open for seating at 6:30pm.

“When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found: a convent! Disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and uptight Mother Superior. Using her unique disco moves and singing talent to inspire the choir, Deloris breathes new life into the church and community but, in doing so, blows her cover. Soon, the gang is giving chase, only to find them up against Deloris and the power of her newly found sisterhood.”

Sister Act is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI)

Jul
20
Sat
LaPorte Fire Fighters Rock the Park @ Fox Memorial Park
Jul 20 all-day
LaPorte Fire Fighters Rock the Park @ Fox Memorial Park | La Porte | Indiana | United States

LaPorte Fire Fighters present Rock the Park featuring Pat Travers Band along with Remedy and Pointn’ Fingers. There will also be a bag tournament starting at 2:00 pm. Music starts at 3:30 with Pat Travers at 8:30. Food and drink will also be available. This is a family friendly event. No carry ins of coolers or drinks of any kind. Gates open at noon!

LaPorte Farmers Market @ Downtown LaPorte
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm
LaPorte Farmers Market @ Downtown LaPorte
The LaPorte Farmers Market strives to build and strengthen the local food movement in LaPorte by showcasing our region’s bounty and economic opportunities locally.

 

St. Stanislaus of Michigan City Farmers’ Market @ St. Stanislaus Farmers' Market
Jul 20 @ 8:00 am – Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm
St. Stanislaus of Michigan City Farmers’ Market @ St. Stanislaus Farmers' Market | Michigan City | Indiana | United States
Visit St. Stanislaus Farmers’ Market every Saturday. Featuring locally grown seasonal vegetables, fruits and flowers. Fresh baked breads and pastries as well as handmade jewelry and soaps, local honey and gourmet cheeses. Open the first Saturday of May through the last Saturday of October, 8am-1pm.
Michigan City Farmers Market @ Michigan City Farmers Market
Jul 20 @ 8:15 am – Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm
Michigan City Farmers Market @ Michigan City Farmers Market | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

Michigan City Farmers Market aims to provide our community with the freshest produce, providing a space filled with locally grown food and artisan goods. Open May through October, Saturdays from 8am-12pm!

12th Annual Old Car Show @ LaPorte County Historical Society Museum
Jul 20 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
12th Annual Old Car Show @ LaPorte County Historical Society Museum | La Porte | Indiana | United States

The LaPorte County Historical Society is hosting its 12th Annual Old Car Show on Sat, July 20th from 9am-3pm. The Car Show is held on the grounds of the museum located at 2405 Indiana Ave. or Hwy 35 at the south entrance to LaPorte. The event is open to cars that are 1989 and older. A DJ will be playing period music and Homerun Hot Dogs will sell food and beverages.

VISIT MICHIGAN CITY LAPORTE EVENTS

Set real life aside for a moment and just let yourself have fun. Make faces at the monkeys at the zoo. Sip some local brews that have won World Beer Cup medals. Pick your own baskets full of blueberries or apples. Stuff yourself with a pirate’s treasure of candy. Take lady luck for a spin around 65,000 square feet of gaming. Get lost in mazes of corn. You’ll find fun and laughter come naturally here.

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