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Explore our catalogue of current and archived press release for information on our tourism industry, parks, awards, events and festivals.

Barker Mansion’s Behind the Scenes Tour

Post on August 19, 2019

This Month's Behind-the-Scenes Tour Join us this Wednesday, August 21 at 7 pm for a Behind-the-Scenes tour of the Barker Mansion. For this tour, all 35,000 square feet and 38 rooms will available for guests to

LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra Announces The 2019 Hoosier Star Finalists!

Post on August 19, 2019

The LaPorte County Symphony Orchestra, proudly presents the 14th annual HOOSIER STAR competition on Saturday, September 7, 2019; 7:00 PM, at the Civic Auditorium in LaPorte. Ten finalists will be competing for the title of

Friendship Botanic Gardens to host Lyric Opera of Chicago

Post on August 19, 2019

On Sunday, August 25 from 3:00-6:00 p.m. CDT, Friendship Botanic Gardens will be hosting the Lyric Opera of Chicago, as some of the biggest names in Chicago’s arts and culture scene will preview their 2019-2020

Lubeznik Arts Festival Returns August 17 and 18

Post on July 22, 2019

Summer in Michigan City means the return of the popular Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF), currently in its 38th year. The 2019 festival will take place on Saturday, August 17 and Sunday, August 18 from 10:00

Butterfly Bonanza Returns to Friendship Botanic Gardens

Post on July 17, 2019

Butterfly Bonanza Returns to Friendship Botanic Gardens July 28

On Sunday, July 28, from 2-4 p.m. CDT, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a FREE educational program dedicated to butterflies. Families will have the chance to learn

Gatsby Returns to the Gardens

Post on July 17, 2019

The third annual Gatsby at the Gardens returns to Friendship Botanic Gardens on Saturday, July 27, from 6-9 p.m. CDT. Enjoy a speakeasy evening set in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Guests will have the option

Art, Art and More Art

Post on July 17, 2019

Visit Michigan City LaPorte encourages you to plan your cultural adventure. In LaPorte County we offer unique experiences and destinations, like visual art, performing arts and other events to name a few. For more information

12th Annual Classic & Antique Car Show

Post on June 21, 2019

12th Annual Classic and Antique Car Show July 20, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum will host the 12th Annual Classic & Antique Car Show on Saturday, July 20, 2019. 

Elston Grove Walking Tour

Post on June 14, 2019

Elston Grove Walking Tour - Saturday, June 15, 2019 from 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

This month’s tour explores the architecture and history of the Elston Grove historic district. See the homes of Michigan City's Gilded

“Collected Expressions” Exhibit

Post on May 30, 2019

June 2019 - "Collected Expressions" Opening May 31, 2019 Reception June 7, 5-8pm Exhibit runs through June 30, 2019

"Collected Expressions" will be offered by the Duneland Plein Air Painters at their annual group show to be held at

Reptile Romp

Post on May 30, 2019

Friendship Botanic Gardens to Host FREE "Reptile Romp" event on June 2nd from 2 to 4pm CDT. On June 2nd, from 2 to 4pm CDT Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a FREE afternoon of reptile and

Great Lakes Grand Prix Update

Post on May 29, 2019

Visit Michigan City LaPorte is happy to announce the return of the “Award-Winning Great Lakes Grand Prix. A new partnership between the world’s leading marine motorsport brand, Powerboat P1 and OPA Racing has created

Mother’s Day Free Admission for Mom’s at Friendship Botanic Gardens

Post on May 09, 2019

In honor of Mother's Day, mothers and grandmothers are admitted FREE on Sunday, May 12th from 9am to 5pm CDT. Experience springtime in the Gardens and get your first look at the amazing new plots

Zine & Small Press Fest Returns

Post on April 18, 2019

Celebrate the independent work of local zinesters, comic artists, poets and self-published authors at Lubeznik Center for the Arts during our second annual Zine & Small Press Fest.Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) and its

“Everday Life in My World” Exhibit

Post on April 18, 2019

"Everyday Life in My World" Exhibit runs through April 28, 2019 Friday, Saturday, Sunday Noon to 5pm What is it that connects and grounds you to your ordinary experiences and environments?  The artists will show works that

Friendship Botanic Gardens Hosts Free Easter Egg Hunt

Post on April 18, 2019

On Easter Sunday, April 21st, Friendship Botanic Gardens will host a FREE afternoon of egg- hunting adventures among 105 acres of nature trails and formal gardens. Kids ages 0 to 12 and their families are

NITDC Marketing Campaign Wins Award

Post on March 19, 2019

The Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission (NITDC) was named “Best Cooperative Partnership” by the Indiana Tourism Association at the annual Indiana Tourism Conference held in Plainfield, Indiana on March 5, 2019.

This very successful Indiana’s Cool

2019 Washington Park Annual Parking Sticker Distribution

Post on March 08, 2019

The Michigan City Parks & Recreation Department announces that beginning Mon, April 1, Washington Park 2019 parking stickers will be issued at the North Pointe Pavilion in Washington Park, 6 on the Lake, Michigan City,

National Lakeshore Renamed Indiana Dunes National Park

Post on February 27, 2019

The spending bill signed by the President today included a provision that changed the name of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore to Indiana Dunes National Park. This change takes place immediately. The bill also changes the

Visit Michigan City LaPorte Featuring Military Memorabilia

Post on February 26, 2019

Visit Michigan City LaPorte is featuring some memorabilia from the Great Lakes Museum of Military History now through Monday, April 1st.

The Great Lakes Museum of Military History was created in 1993 to educate children and

LaPorte County CVB hosts Ice Fishing Tournament

Post on February 06, 2019

LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a North American Ice Fishing Circuit (NAIFC) National Championship Qualifier on February 8-10. While the competitive portion of the qualifier takes place on Sunday, the NAIFC Qualifier kicks

“A Moment in Time” SSAA Exhibit

Post on February 06, 2019

February 2019 - "A Moment in Time" Opening Reception, February 1, 2019, 5:00-8:00pm Exhibit runs through February 24, 2019 Our First Friday exhibit opens 2019 with "A Moment in Time". Time passes quickly in our modern world. Captured are

Nature vs Everything Exhibit

Post on February 06, 2019

Nature vs Everything exhibition opens at Lubeznik Center for the Arts Nine contemporary artists reflect on the perilous battle between humanity and the natural world. On view February 1 through June 8, 2019 Beginning Friday, February 1,

Michigan City to Host World Class Marine Motorsport

Post on January 18, 2019

A new partnership between the world’s leading marine motorsport brand, Powerboat P1 and OPA Racing has created the American Power Boat Association (APBA) Offshore Championship with Michigan City set to host the penultimate round. The

Michigan City Lighthouse & Pier an InstaIndiana Winner

Post on January 10, 2019

InstaIndiana winners revealed and Michigan City Lighthouse/Pier is in Top Ten! Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and the Indiana Office of Tourism Development announced the winners of the InstaIndiana online voting contest. With locations in the voting

Building Barker Architecture Tour

Post on January 07, 2019

Building Barker Architecture Tour - Friday, January 18, 2019 from 7-9pm Have you ever wondered what it takes to build a 35,000 square foot, electrified mansion in 1905? Or maybe you wondered why Gilded Age mansions such

Michigan City Grand Prix Sets All-time Record For Earnings and Attendance

Post on September 05, 2018

The Big Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Great Lakes Grand Prix powerboat race celebrated its milestone 10th anniversary last month with yet another milestone – visitors to the event pumped more than $12.4 million into LaPorte

LaPorte County CVB Receives DMAP Designation

Post on August 22, 2018

LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau Receives DMAP Designation at Destinations International’s Annual Convention The LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau was reaccredited with the Destination Marketing Accreditation Program (DMAP) seal by Destinations International in recognition

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