Category: Regional Events
Meetings and conventions in Northern Indiana in 2015.
by Shari Held
2015 is shaping up to be a banner year for the tourism and event industry and Northwest Indiana is reaping its fair share of the business.
“Naturally we are thrilled to see an upturn in the tourism and event industry,” says Carolyne Wallace, director of sales, Visit South Bend Mishawaka. “Encouraged by the significant …Read Full Article
A roundup of festivals, events, theater, music, art, wine tastings and more, across Northwest Indiana and nearby cities.
by Jane Bokun
Summer and fall in Northwest Indiana, Chicago, Michigan, Indianapolis, South Bend and all throughout the area–it’s a thing to behold. People here couldn’t feel better about a lovely break from the polar vortex that we’ve had to deal with all winter and spring. Now …Read Full Article
From pop culture to popular movie music to two takes on “Hamlet.”
by John Cain
South Shore Arts opens its summer-long exhibit “Baby Boom or Bust” on June 15, featuring iconic imagery of the 20th century by artist Brian J. Sullivan along with memorabilia from an “atomic” childhood. As Baby Boomers arrive at the upper reaches of middle age, this exhibit takes a fond look …Read Full Article
Tourism officials expect a growing economic impact.
by Shari Held
2014 promises to be bigger and better as far as income and interest generated by visitors to Northwest Indiana, Chicago and Southwest Michigan. New events are making their debut to the area while old favorites are growing.
Here’s a look at some of the events scheduled to come to …Read Full Article
A diversity of entertainment, from Johnny Cash to Agatha Christie.
by John Cain
Theatre at the Center will present “Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash” at the Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster, February 20 through March 30. From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes this unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, home and …Read Full Article
GRIFFITH and MERRILLVILLE — Nonprofit organizations across Lake, Porter and La Porte counties are participating in the first-ever NWIgives day of giving, scheduled for February 12, 2014. Organized and presented by Lake Area United Way and Legacy Foundation, NWIgives is an innovative online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite participating Northwest Indiana charities in …Read Full Article
SCHERERVILLE — Boston’s Restaurant & Sports Bar and Community Healthcare System’s Cardiovascular Research program are teaming up this February – American Heart Month, to raise funding and awareness regarding heart disease. It’s a way to share great food and good times with the one you love by treating your sweetheart to a special night out and, at the same time, play a part in life-saving …Read Full Article
The Kibble Kitchen Pet Pantry is one of the hundreds of non-profits participating in the inaugural NWIgives event, scheduled for Feb. 12. Organized and presented by Legacy Foundation and Lake Area United Way, NWIgives is an innovative, one-day online fundraising event that encourages individuals to donate as much money as possible in support of their favorite charities across Lake, Porter and La Porte counties.
“The …Read Full Article
MERRILLVILLE — Saving money and resources has been a main focus in the last few years when it comes to home maintenance and construction. The newly released season of Built to Last® – The Green Home will give viewers insight into the new building practices that are helping homeowners save money while keeping natural resources in mind. The 13-episode series was shot almost entirely around …Read Full Article
CHICAGO — The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will host the 17th Annual Grand Chefs Gala on Friday, January 31 at Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, 200 N. Columbus Drive. In an exciting, Oscars-style presentation, the Gala will recognize the city’s culinary elite with the Jean Banchet Awards for Culinary Excellence. This year’s event will include a special tribute to Jean Banchet and his monumental contributions to the …Read Full Article