VISIT MICHIGAN CITY LAPORTE EVENT CALENDAR
It’s Always Festival Season!
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.
(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.
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!
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
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
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.
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)
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!
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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