Summer happenings in the Region

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News

Published on June 17, 2020 with No Comments



Valpo Summer Market – Valparaiso’s Summer Market returns to the Urschel Pavilion in Central Park Plaza, 68 Lafayette St. The program opened June 2 and runs Tuesdays and Saturdays, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Social distancing will be followed. Call 219-462-5144 to learn more.


Terrarium Workshop – This family-oriented program runs Saturday, June 20, 10:00 a.m. to noon at Rogers Lakewood Park, 5501 N. Campbell St. The contact number is 219-462-5144.


Ice Cream Bike Ride – This free bike ride with a sweet destination runs Sunday, June 21, starting from Tower Park, 1000 Franklin St. The route takes cyclists to Valpo Velvet for an ice cream treat and finishes at Tower Park. All ages are welcome. Call 219-462-5144 to learn more.


Sports Camps, Clinics – Valpo Parks offers a variety of sports camps, clinics, and leagues, including tennis, track and field, basketball, lacrosse, soccer, and baseball. Call the parks office at 219-462-5144 for more information.




Back into Business – The Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce presents its annual community and business night on Thursday, July 16 at Founders Square Park (if indoors, at Woodland Park), 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Activities include beer garden, food trucks, live entertainment, and raffles. Admission is free; donations of nonperishable food items are accepted. To learn more, call 219-762-3300 or visit




Chesterton’s European Market – This combination of foods and crafts returns to Thomas Centennial Park, 220 Broadway. The market runs Saturday, now through Oct. 3. To learn more, visit


Coffee Creek Farmers Market – This market runs 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Coffee Creek Park, 850 E. 1050 N. in Chesterton. To learn more, visit


Crown Point


Crown Point Farmers Market – This market runs 7:00 a.m.  to noon, Saturdays, now through Sept. 26, at Bulldog Park, 183 S. West St. Call 219-662-3290 to learn more.




Trash and Treasure Neighborhood Garage Sale – This listing of area garage sales runs Saturday, June 20, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Visit for registration information.


Hobart’s Summer Market on the Lake – This combination of locally grown produce, crafts, food trucks, and live entertainment runs Thursdays, July 9 through Oct. 5 at Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Rd. Call 219-942-4511 to learn more.


Independence Day Parade, Concert, and Fireworks  and Hobart Lakefront Festival – This three-day festival of food, beer garden, live entertainment, and crafts runs Aug. 20-23 at Festival Park, 111 E. Old Ridge Rd.  The parade starts at 10:00 a.m., with fireworks at dusk.  Visit to learn more or for details and registration forms.






Miller Beach Farmers Market – This market runs Sundays now through Aug. 30, starting at 11:00 a.m. at 667 S. Lake St. in the Miller section of Gary. Call 219-238-6578 for more details.




LaPorte Farmers Market – This community market started May 23 and continues Saturdays through Oct. 10 at Lincolnway and Monroe St. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Call 219-448-1674 for more information.




Munster Community Market – Days vary, but this market is running June 30 to Sept. 15, 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Community Park, 8601 Calumet Ave. The contact number is 219-836-7275.


Michigan City


Michigan City Farmers Market – This European-style market started May 30 and runs Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  at 724 Franklin St. in downtown Michigan City. Visit for more details, including vendor registration.







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