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VISIT MICHIGAN CITY LAPORTE EVENT CALENDAR

It’s Always Festival Season!

Sep
16
Mon
FALL FOR FASHION AT LIGHTHOUSE PLACE PREMIUM OUTLETS @ Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
Sep 16 – Sep 20 all-day
FALL FOR FASHION AT LIGHTHOUSE PLACE PREMIUM OUTLETS @ Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

It’s that time of year for football season, leaves changing colors and of course, fall-inspired fashion. From now through Thursday, Sept. 20, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets invite local families and fashionistas to score the latest and greatest fall fashion essentials during the “Get Fall Ready!” event.

Shopping enthusiasts can take advantage of extra deals on top of everyday savings of up to 65 percent off on designer and top name-brand retailers, including Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, The North Face, Vera Bradley and Under Armour at Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.

“Brisk autumn weather will be here before we know it and now is the perfect time to stock up on trendy fall merchandise for the new season,” said Jessica Vrbanoff, the Premium Outlets’ Director of Marketing. “With deals-on-top-of-deals, shoppers can snag unbelievable savings on the most sought-after brands and the latest fall trends during this extended event.”

Top fall trends include:
• The Essential Wrap Coat
A wrap coat is the perfect way to make a statement this season! Layer with some bold accessories for a flawless fall look. Find one at Ann Taylor Factory Store or Banana Republic Factory Store.
• Party Ready Dresses
This fall, it’s all about trendy and festive dresses with over-the-top shoulder designs. Fashionistas can be party-ready with this season’s chic finds from Express Factory Outlet or GUESS Factory Store.
• Cozy Cool Knits
Warm up your wardrobe this season with cozy knit sweaters. A staple for the cooler weather, find stylish knits at Chico’s, J. Crew Factory or LOFT Outlet.
• Statement Accessories
From chandelier earrings, to short strap shoulder bags and artful heels, elegant accessories are the perfect complement to your fall apparel. Trend-setters can turn heads with swanky accessories from kate spade new york.

For a full list of retailers at each center, please visit the online Center Directory for Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.

Shoppers looking to save on stylish looks all year long can also benefit from joining the Premium Outlets’ free VIP Shopper Club. Members have ongoing access to exclusive online offers not available to the public and receive periodic updates with news and value-driven opportunities, including a Savings Passport delivered immediately to mobile devices. Guests interested in joining the free program can simply visit premiumoutlets.com/vip for access to extra deals on top of everyday savings up to 65 percent off the world’s most desired fashion-forward brands sent directly to members’ phones.

About Simon
Simon is a global leader in the ownership of premier shopping, dining, entertainment and mixed-use destinations and an S&P 100 company (Simon Property Group, NYSE:SPG). Our properties across North America, Europe, and Asia provide community gathering places for millions of people every day and generate billions in annual sales. For more information, visit simon.com.

About Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
Located in Michigan City, Ind., just one mile from Lake Michigan, Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets is only 45 minutes from South Bend, Ind., 60 minutes from downtown Chicago and approximately two hours from Grand Rapids, Mich. The 100-store center is home to designer and brand-name retailers including Coach, Columbia Sportswear, Michael Kors, Nike Factory Store, The North Face, Vera Bradley and Under Armour. For additional information, visit premiumoutlets.com/lighthouseplace.

Sep
17
Tue
Alpha; Got Questions about Life? @ Queen of All Saints
Sep 17 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Alpha; Got Questions about Life? @ Queen of All Saints | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

Alpha is a series of free sessions exploring the Christian faith, run over eleven weeks. You can come for one, or all of the sessions and there is no commitment or pressure. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone is welcome. Queen of All Saints Catholic Church will be hosting Alpha on Tuesday nights from September 10 – November 19. We’ll start with a free meal, and childcare will be provided. Call Maureen at (219 ) 872-9196 or email maureen@qas.org to learn more.

Sep
18
Wed
Bulbs, Buzzers, and Silk Wires: Electrifying the Barker Mansion @ The Barker Mansion
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Bulbs, Buzzers, and Silk Wires: Electrifying the Barker Mansion @ The Barker Mansion | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

In 1905 the Barker Mansion became one of the first homes in Laporte County to have electricity. On this unique tour, you can learn how the mansion was able to reach that feat. Guests will be able to see the inner working of original electrical outlets in the floors and walls as well the original switchboard, hidden call buttons in the walls, Tiffany lamps, nickel plated telephones, and many more details normally hidden to the public. Follow the construction and installation of the telephone, lighting, and servant call system through the original work orders and contracts the electricians used in 1905. Experience the impact of electric lighting on American culture in the late nineteenth century; learn how working conditions, social customs, and urban crime changed with the onset of indoor and outdoor lighting.

Tour begins at 7 pm CST and last ninety minutes, cost is $5 for general admission.

Contact the Barker Mansion at 219-873-1520 or visit our website at barkermansion.com for more information.

Sep
19
Thu
Wine Tasting & September Special Events @ Shady Creek Winery
Sep 19 – Sep 26 all-day
Wine Tasting & September 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.

September Special Events:

  • 9/19 | 6-9pm – Wine Down Dinner – Reservations Required
  • 9/21 | 7-10pm – Shady Creek Live Music Series Outdoor Lawn Concert – 444 Rock Band (Rain date 9/28); Tickets on Eventbrite
  • 9/26 | 6-9pm – Pop Up Live Music at Shady Creek – Chad Clifford
Scrabble Tournament @ Veterans of Foreign Wars
Sep 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Scrabble Tournament @ Veterans of Foreign Wars | La Porte | Indiana | United States

Play Scrabble with a partner. Come with a partner or be assigned one at the door. Regular Scrabble rules are used, but two people decide on the words played. Free snacks, cash bar, prizes and a silent auction are included. $25 entrance fee. $30 for registrations after September 12.

Sep
20
Fri
Petals, Waves, & Wings By Mary Anne Pals @ The Rising Phoenix Gallery
Sep 20 – Sep 29 all-day
Petals, Waves, & Wings By Mary Anne Pals @ The Rising Phoenix Gallery | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

Show title: Petals, Waves, & Wings

Media: pastel, charcoal

Artist statement: Mary Ann’s artwork is her passion. She enjoys creating lifelike scenes that depict the natural beauty she sees around her. She has traveled extensively with her family across the US, hiking, bird watching, and taking lots of reference photos. Her frequent travels provide her with a rich library of visual images and memories. Back in her studio she uses her photos and memories as a springboard to convey those special moments and her mood on paper. Her goal is to draw the viewer into her world so that they too feel as if they are there, in that scene with her. Some of her recent series have explored the themes of water, birds, and close-ups of flowers. Pals claims, “Nature says it best. I just embellish the tale.”

Mary Ann Pals is a pastel and charcoal artist living near the southern tip of Lake Michigan in Chesterton, IN. She has enjoyed doing artwork all her life. In college, she received her degree in Humanities with an emphasis in the Visual Arts. Pals regularly exhibits her work in area, national, and international shows and art fairs. She is a member of two nationally recognized pastel societies, and has received Master Circle points from the International Association of Pastel Societies. She enjoys teaching drawing and pastel painting to adults and teens at the Chesterton Art Center.

Tractor Show @ Rumely Allis Chalmers LaPorte Heritage Center
Sep 20 – Sep 22 all-day
Tractor Show @ Rumely Allis Chalmers LaPorte Heritage Center | La Porte | Indiana | United States

All colors Tractor Show featuring Allis-Chalmers farm equipment plus, many other agricultural related items. We’ll have plowing, tilling, mowing exhibitions, pedal and full size tractors, hit and miss engines, food vendors and more. Demonstrations of equipment available throughout the show. Gates open at 9am.

Wine Tasting @ Shady Creek Winery
Sep 20 – 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.

Sep
21
Sat
21st Annual Sunflower Fair @ Michigan Avenue
Sep 21 all-day
21st Annual Sunflower Fair @ Michigan Avenue | La Porte | Indiana | United States

The Sunflower Fair in beautiful, historic Downtown LaPorte is one of the largest area festivals with over 100 craft and nonprofit vendors. Enjoy a day with family and friends for food, entertainment, rides, and much, much more. Enjoy the many activities of the day- a rib cook-off, a 5K run and fun walk, sunflower contest, an art walk, scarecrow building, rides, food, and of course much, much more!

Demolition Derby @ Year End State Championship
Sep 21 all-day
Demolition Derby @ Year End State Championship | La Porte | Indiana | United States

Demolition Derby
Running all classes and Figure “8”
Garden Tractors and Power Wheels
Food Vendors and Beer Tent
Gates open at 1:30 race starts at 3P.M.

LaPorte Farmers Market @ Downtown LaPorte
Sep 21 @ 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.

 

Michigan City Farmers Market @ Michigan City Farmers Market
Sep 21 @ 8:00 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!

St. Stanislaus of Michigan City Farmers’ Market @ St. Stanislaus Farmers' Market
Sep 21 @ 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 in the Gilded Age Walking Tour @ The Barker Mansion
Sep 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Michigan City in the Gilded Age Walking Tour @ The Barker Mansion | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

This months walking tour will explore the history of the Gilded Age through the lens of Michigan City. Learn about the history of America’s industrial revolution through its effects on Michigan City. Explore the influence of Chicago’s society culture on Michigan City’s socialites. See how the major trends and changes of the time period molded Michigan City into the vibrant community it is today. Guests will discover the climactic effects the 1894 Pullman Strike had on Michigan City, the history of Washington Park, and the 1915 Eastland Disaster among other key events in the City’s history.

The tour leaves the Barker Mansion at 10:30 am and covers approximately 1.5 miles. In the event of rain, a special mansion tour will be offered in place of the walking tour. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased on Eventbrite or by calling the Barker Mansion at 219-873-1520.

The Barker Mansion is located at 631 Washington Street in Michigan City. Visit www.barkermansion.com for details.

Chicago Imagists Family Day @ Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Chicago Imagists Family Day @ Lubeznik Center for the Arts | Michigan City | Indiana | United States

Drop in for a FREE family day! Join us anytime between 1:00 and 4:00 p.m. for gallery tours and art projects based on the “Chicago Imagists: Before and After” exhibition. No advance registration required!

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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