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10 Fun Things to Do in Northern Indiana This Weekend, July 4 – July 7

10 Fun Things to Do in Northern Indiana This Weekend, July 4 – July 7

Get patriotic, because the 4th of July is here! All across Northern Indiana, parades, fireworks, and festivities are ready to bring you a blast this weekend. From Crown Point to New Buffalo, whether you’re looking to party with friends, rock out to iconic bands, or just have something to do, you’ll find it here.

Check out our list of 10 fun things to do in Northern Indiana and be sure to mark a few of them on your calendar!

Light up the night sky during the city of La Porte’s Independence Day celebration

The city of La Porte is known throughout Northern Indiana for its 4th of July celebrations. From the huge parade to the fact that La Porte is designated the state capital for a day, La Porte takes independence seriously. Come this Thursday at 10am to take part in all the festivities the city has planned! Learn more here.

March through Crown Point during the city’s 4th of July parade

The Crown Point City Parade is consistently rated as one of the best in the Midwest. Find out why this Thursday at 11:00 a.m. when parade-goers from Crown Point High School march into town! After the parade, stick around Bulldog Park to witness a fireworks display you won’t likely forget. Learn more here.

Enjoy the Edgewater Cafe after hours this weekend

Head to Four Winds South Bend every Friday and Saturday to see Edgewater Cafe like you’ve never seen it before! This Friday, DJ H2 brings the country to South Bend for Count Night, and DJ JellieFish transforms the cafe into Coachella on Saturday. Plus, dress in theme for a chance to win a $25 Four Winds gift card! Learn more here.

Help open the 178th annual LaPorte County Fair

The LaPorte County Fair, Indiana’s longest running carnival, opens this Saturday! Help kick off the carnival season with a ribbon cutting at the fairgrounds at noon, and this weekend, wander the vendor buildings, 4-H clubs, and more to get a little taste of what the fair is all about before the main event! Learn more here.

Enjoy community goods at the Crown Point Farmers Market

The Town of Crown Point Farmers Market is back this Saturday and you won’t want to miss it! With over 70 local vendors, from farmers to artisans, a water play area and live music, visitors can expect much more than just a day of shopping for local produce. Learn more here.

Start the 4th of July with a bang with Valparaiso

The City of Valparaiso and the Valparaiso Parks Department are hosting an Independence Day festival like no other this Thursday! Starting at 5pm at Urschel Field, you can browse over 25 food trucks while you pick your seat for fireworks. The band starts playing at 6:30pm, with plenty of fun activities for the whole family until the sun sets and explosions light up the sky. Learn more here.

Get ready for a day of festive fun at Portage’s 4th of July celebration

The City of Portage invites residents to get patriotic during this year’s 4th of July celebrations! Come out in the morning for a parade and some quality time with your neighbors. But that’s just a taste of what’s to come, as Founders Square Park transforms into the place to be in the evening with food trucks, fireworks, and live music from the Crawpuppies! Learn more here.

Make a splash at WhoaZone in Whiting

WhoaZone at Whihala Beach is open for the summer season! Enjoy the water obstacle course on Lake Michigan for a full day of fun and excitement! The white sand and amenities of Whihala Beach are calling your name. Learn more here.

Rock out with two iconic rock groups at Four Winds New Buffalo

Two legendary rock groups are coming to Four Winds Casinos’ New Buffalo location this Friday for a musical experience you won’t want to miss! The evening kicks off with the Marshall Tucker Band performing their catalog of multi-platinum music. Then, hear the tunes of Jefferson Starship, a band that has been rocking for nearly 50 years! Learn more here.

Save the Dunes with Sunset Grille

Looking for a fireworks show with a great view and support for a great cause? Look no further than Sunset Grille! Located right on the shores of Lake Michigan, Sunset Grille is the perfect summer destination. On the 4th, the rooftop cantina is the perfect viewing platform for fireworks. Join us for the party on Thursday at 4pm! Tickets are available online . Proceeds will benefit Save the Dunes. Read more here