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July – August


LaPorte County Fair – 7/8 – 7/14
2581 W State Road 2
LaPorte, IN 46350
One hundred and seventy-third LaPorte County Fair at LaPorte County Fairgrounds. 4-H exhibits, open class, draft horse, horse and pony, Pioneer Land, carnival rides, grandstand events, free entertainment and food vendors.


BIG Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram’s 10th Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix – 8/2 – 8/5
Lake Michigan
Washington Park, 6 on the Lake
Michigan City, IN 46360
The BIG Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM Great Lakes Grand Prix is part of the Super Boat International offshore powerboat racing schedule and will feature many of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats speeding past spectators on Washington Park Beach at speeds nearing 200 miles per hour. Walk through out the boat owners while getting up close and personal with these mammoth water craft. See your reflection in the shiny, stainless steel propellers and feel the power of thousands of horsepower displaced by the huge outboard and inboard motors. The weekend long events includes boat racing, a boat parade, block party, Taste of Michigan City, VIP parties and more.

Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival – 8/18 – 8/19
102 E 2nd St
Michigan City, IN 46360
Now in its 37th year in 2018, the mission of LAAF is to celebrate and foster the appreciation of a dynamic array of contemporary artists and artisans through the exhibition and sale of contemporary art in a festival setting. LAAF serves as a major fundraiser for LCA with proceeds supporting our exhibitions, programs and educational outreach across the region throughout the year. Enjoy artist activation’s, food, beer and wine. Free off-site parking available. Free parking and shuttle service from Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa.

Mill Pond Festival – 8/25 – 8/26
100 Mill Pond Rd
Union Mills, IN 46382
Come to the Mill Pond Park and enjoy an old fashion northern Indiana hometown festival featuring live entertainment, a beer garden, great food, homemade crafts, canoe rides, games, a car show and lots of things for the kids.

Tour de LaPorte – 8/24 – 8/26
Cummins Lodge
LaPorte, IN 46350
Meet in the City of LaPorte’s at Cummings Lodge to participate in the cycling, running and walking fundraiser for local cancer patients. All ages are welcome, and all participants receive a free t-shirt. 100% of proceeds raised are used to provide direct support to local patients with cancer.

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