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Wetlands, Wind & Water Festival
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Wetlands, Wind & Water Festival

  • Wolf Lake Initiative at Calumet College (map)
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AWLI’s initial festival was held in 2001 as a way to showcase Wolf Lake as a bi-state resource for recreation, education, and family fun. These are usually two-day events held over Memorial Day Weekend. Morning activities are held at the Environmental Education Center, Hammond. Afternoon events are held at the William Powers State Fish & Wildlife Area in Chicago. Activities include canoeing and kayaking, fishing clinic, kite flying, face painting, and demonstrations of wind surfing, sailing, and competitive rowing.

A sunrise service, complete with ecumenical choir and color guard, starts Sunday events at the William Powers State Fish & Wilflife Area. This is followed by breakfast and other activities.

Wolf Lake Initiative

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Swale Music Fest
1:00 PM13:00

Swale Music Fest

Decisions are tough. We get it! That's why we've collected a kick-ass lineup of local and national acts covering a variety of musical styles. The 2nd annual Swale Music Fest –– held in beautiful Charles R. Westcott park of Michigan City's Uptown Arts District –– is the perfect way to kick off summer.

Music Lineup (so far):
Pinc Louds
Plus 23 more eccentric acts!

Charles R. Westcott Park

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Rockopelli Music Festival
2:00 PM14:00

Rockopelli Music Festival

Rockopelli Music Fest is a benefit concert in Northwest Indiana that has donated almost $80,000 to local charities in its seven years of operation. Rockopelli provides the full experience with live music, local food vendors, specialty art and craft vendors and craft brews! This summer, proceeds from the festival will benefit Planting Possibilities and Murph’s Gift of Music.

Rockopelli Music Fest 2019 is on Saturday, June 15th at Central Park in Griffith, Indiana. The concert is a free experience for all ages. Come out and support the community through food, beer, arts and, of course, music.

For more info visit us at!

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10th Annual Family Arts Festival
10:00 AM10:00

10th Annual Family Arts Festival

The Princess and the Pea
9 am & 11 am
Only a real Princess can feel a PEA under a stack of 20 Mattresses! Meet Princess Penelope and her crazy friends. You won’t want to miss this show – and the 12-foot bed!
Tickets available in advance from Box Office: 836-3255 or online at
$8.00 Children; $10.00 Adults

Master Magician Dennis Watkins
2:30 pm
Students $15.00, Adults $30.00
Subscribers $25.00
Brunch / 11 am–2 pm
All-You-Can-Eat Buffet brimming with delicious breakfast and luncheon dishes.
Call 836-1930. $24.00 Adults;
$12.00 Children ages 4-11;
$4.00 Children under 3

Backstage Tours / 10 am-1 pm
See what goes on behind the scenes of a professional theatre. Free-Sponsored by Theatre at the Center

Theatre Games / 10 am-2 pm
Learn acting techniques through fun theatre games.
Free-Sponsored by Theatre at the Center

Ice Carving Demonstration
12-2 pm
Free-Sponsored by Trama Catering
Weather permitting

All Tyed Up / 10 am-2 pm
Create your own wearable art with tie dye - make it and take it home!
T-shirts $10 and other items priced
$5 and up.

Face Painting / 10 am-2 pm
Free-Sponsored by Theatre at the Center

Balloon Art Creations / 10 am-2 pm
Take home an inflated favorite design. Free-Sponsored by Theatre at the Center

Get Your Fresh, Hot Popcorn 10 am-2 pm
Free-Sponsored by Trama Catering

Ice Cream, Hot Dogs, Chips & Pop / 10 am-2pm
Available for purchase
Trama Catering

In the Gallery: Renee McGinnis: Tales from the Biosphere
June 10-August 25, 2019
Opening Reception: Sunday, June 23 1-3pm in the Main Gallery
Free-Sponsored by South Shore Arts

In the Atrium: Bob Palmierei: Straight Shooters
June 21 – September 8, 2019

Wizard Hat Workshop
10 am-2 pm, Studio A
Create and decorate your very own wizard hat. Fun for all ages.
Free-Sponsored by South Shore Arts

Magic Wand Workshop
10 am-2 pm, Studio B
Cast a spell with your very own magic wand. Fun for all ages.
Free-Sponsored by South Shore Arts

Musical Performances
Members of the Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra will perform throughout the day.
Free-Sponsored by the
Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra

Free Door Prize Raffle!
FOOD and FUN for Everyone!

Center for Visual & Performing Arts

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Prairie Magic Music Festival
1:00 PM13:00

Prairie Magic Music Festival

The Prairie Magic Music Festival is an annual celebration of Rock, Americana, and Blues music that takes place each August.

This year, Los Lobos will headline the event. Additional bands will be announced in late spring.

Bring your lawn chairs and sun shades to enjoy an afternoon of amazing music at our outdoor amphitheater. Food trucks, bounce houses, a beer garden, and kids activities will be available all day!

Doors open at 12:00 pm, and music will begin at 1:00 pm. Tickets are $30 in advance.

Porter County Parks & Recreation is also opening up the Sunset Hill Farm Campground for camping the night of the festival. Visitors can rent space in the campground for just $5.

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