Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the 219 Day Committee invite all Region residents over 21 years of age to join us for the fun, weird and wacky event that celebrates everything Region, 219 Day. The 219 Day is at the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday, February 17 from 6:00 to 11:00 pm. This year, the event’s theme is “Feats of Strength”. There will be a Gladiator Joust, Punching Arcade, Thumb Wrestling, Tattoo Contest, Climbing Wall, Selfie Booth, Region Rat Piñata and more. The event is free admission.
Save the Date! Sand Creek is hosting their first ever Bridal Experience event on March 4th, guaranteed to provide a wonderful, high end experience to all in attendance.
With it's cold temperatures and threats of snow, winter can put a damper on any group trying to have fun. Slick roads, cold cars, and biting winds, can make Northwest Indiana a less than glamorous place in the dead of winter. Luckily, places like Blue Chip Casino exist, making a ton of fun available under one roof!
The #1StudentNWI program here at Ideas in Motion Media is full of great kids writing amazing stories. With 32 dedicated student writers, the program aims to give them exposure, a portfolio, and a great group of people whom they can share ideas with. The challenge: they live across Northwest Indiana, from Whiting to LaCrosse.
Register now for Northwest Indiana’s premier bridal fair, bride blu, to be held at Blue Chip on Sunday, February 18 from noon-3 pm. The event, with more than 60 vendors, features the latest in wedding fashions and trends, with show specials, samples, demos and giveaways and a grand prize drawing for a trip to Las Vegas. Exhibitors include bridal gown boutiques, tuxedo shops, hair and makeup stylists, photographers, videographers, DJs, caterers, florists, dance studios, venues and jewelers. Admission is free for pre-registered attendees, with free parking, complimentary tote bags, complimentary coat check, a fashion show, cash bar and hors d’oeuvres. Register at BrideBlu.com.
In Young at Heart every Monday in January, guests 50 and older can enjoy specials that include 50% off a buffet after earning 25 slot points every Monday from 6 am to 11:59 pm, 8x reel slots and 5x video poker. Check the B Connected Club for details and restrictions or visit BConnectedOnline.com.
The end of 2017 is upon us, and that means celebration with family and friends as we watch the last seconds of the year tick away, and the ball drops to end the year. But where to go? Fret not, for there are plenty of parties, celebrations, and family friendly events happening all across the region!
Northwest Indiana was home to some seriously entertaining events this year like choir concerts, galas, performances, parades, brew fests, and more! All these community events that come out of Northwest Indiana really highlight what makes our communities a great place to live and enjoy life. We are happy to bring you the top ten entertainment stories we covered this year that brought a smile to our faces and made our community a little brighter.
Now that the holidays are behind us, and a new year is upon us, there is still a lot going on in the Region. Don’t let the cold dissuade you from venturing out along the South Shore Line in search of fun things to do.