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Tryon Farm Guest House is conveniently located in Michigan City La Porte, Indiana on the southern coast of Lake Michigan. With Southwest Michigan just a few miles north, Chicago only 60 miles away, and South Bend a quick forty minute drive east, Michigan City is a great homebase to plan a trip with lots of variety. Beaches, hiking, shopping, nightlife, festivals, and unique dining, we have it all.
Old Lighthouse Museum Opens for the Season
Dates: April 2 - October 31, 2013
Original 1858 light station structure, eight display rooms, Great Lakes history, shipwrecks, era of sailing ships, local history and more.
Location: Old Lighthouse Museum, 100 Heisman Harbor Rd, Washington Park, Michigan City, IN
Contact: Laura Shields at 219.872.6133
LaPorte County Symphony Pops Concert | Trumpet Invasion
April 20, 2013
Pianist Rich Ridenour invades La Porte Indiana joined by his son and Canadian Brass trumpeter, Brandon Ridenour! This father-son duo will deliver an evening full of imagination, humor and dazzling music including Rhapsody in Blue!
Location: La Porte Civic Auditorium
Orchard Country Bike Tour (O.C.T.)
Dates: Sunday, May 19, 2013
Family and friends Get-It-In-Gear Warm-Up Ride for bicyclists of 15,30 and 55 miles around LaPorte and rural LaPorte County. Mostly flat terrain, with 55 mile route a bit more challenging.
Times: 7:00am - 12:00pm
Location: LaPorte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W St Rd 2, LaPorte
Admission: $15 day of ride
Hesston Steam Museum Opening Weekend
Dates: May 25 - 27, 2013
Climb aboard all three of our steam powered railroads for a scenic ride through our woods. Historic steam locomotives will take you back to a bye gone era. Also in the operation will be our steam saw mill and electric light plant. Lots of big machines working hard to entertain and enlighten your family. Kiddieland Limited train rides.
Times: 11:30 - 5:00pm
Location: Hesston Steam Museum, 1201 E 1000 N, LaPorte
Admission: No Admission; Train Fares Apply
International Friendship Garden
Dates: May through October
With spring comes the opening of the International Friendship Gardens for the season. See early spring plants bloom and trees starting to fill up with leaves. These historic gardens are open through October and offer a fantastic variety of different plants and gardening styles to keep you fascinated all day.
Location: 2055 E. Hwy 12, Michigan City, IN
Michigan City Farmers Market
Dates: May - October
The Mainstreet Association sponsors the Farmer's Market every Saturday from May through October on the corner of 8th and Washington Streets in Michigan City. Open from 8am until Noon, the Farmer's Market (just one block east of Lighthouse Place Outlet Mall) features locally-grown fruits and vegetables in season as well as craft items, flowers, and herbs. This Farmer's Market offers entertainment and education, as well, through local organizations. Bake sales, wine tastings, Alpaca wool spinning and other special events will take place at the Farmer's Market this season.
Location: 8th & Washington St, Michigan City, IN
Michigan City Summerfest events
Dates: All Summer Long
Find out what's going on in Michigan City this summer by visiting the Michigan City Summer Festival website.
LaPorte County Hunt For Treasure Show
Dates: June 1, 2013
LaPorte County Hunt For Treasure Show... Resale, New Items, Furniture, collectibles, clothes, household, baby items, jewelry, antiques and Booth Rental. LARGE SHOW... ALL INDOOR! 100 VENDORS! FREE PARKING!! BOOTHS AVAILABLE!!
Times: times: 9am - 4pm
Location: LaPorte County Fairgrounds LaPorte, IN
Contact: Jennifer Fedor 219.309.8011
Admission: $2, parking free
Arts in the Park
Dates: June 5 - August 19, 2013
Come enjoy fabulous music on a beautiful hillside overlooking Clear Lake. Most Wednesday evenings the LaPorte City Band is featured. On Thursday evenings, a different band is featured each week throughout the summer...jazz, pop, blues, country, opera, big band...a little bit of everything. The concerts are free. Donations are appreciated so that we can continue to provide top Music & Arts Performances all summer long.
First Friday at the Movies & Car Show
Dates: June 7 - August 2, 2013
Family and fun-filled, bring the kids downtown for a movie night! Classic car show warms up the fun with a family-friendly movie following. Starting in June, Downtown LaPorte hosts a Friday Night Movie and Classic Car Show on State Street downtown for families and friends alike! Held on State Street, the classic car show revs up the evening at 6pm. The movies start at dusk, and there is plenty of free popcorn popped by LaPorte Savings Bank. Food is available at the event for purchase from B & J's American Cafe and ice cream by Temple News Agency. Find out what's playing-like the downtown page on Facebook!
Location: Herald Argus Parking Lot, Monroe & State St.. LaPorte, IN
Times: 6 - 10pm
Contact: Tiffany Bley at 219.362.3178
Admission and Parking: free
First Friday Art Walk
Dates: June 7, July 5, August 2, 2013
On the first Friday of each month the Uptown Arts District comes alive in Downtown Michigan City! Come check out your favorite galleries, see live musicians, shop at some great local businesses, have some wine and grab a bite to eat.
Location: Uptown Arts District, 11th St to the Lake, Spring to Wabash St, Michigan City, IN
Times: 5 - 8pm
Admission and Parking: free
Footlight Players: Fiddler on the Roof
Book by Joseph Stein
Music by Jerry Bock
Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Directed by Robert W. Komendera
Dates: June 7-9, 14-16 & 21-23, 2013
Based on Sholem Aleichem's stories by special permission of Arnold PerlIn the little village of Anatevka, Tevye, a poor dairyman, tries to instill in his five daughters the traditions of his tightknit Jewish community in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia.
Rich in historical and ethnic detail, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF has touched audiences around the world with its humor, warmth and honesty. The universal theme of tradition cuts across barriers of race, class, nationality and religion, leaving audiences crying tears of laughter, joy and sadness. The show features a star turn in Tevye, among the most memorable roles in musical theatre. Original director/choreographer Jerome Robbins' staging is legendary, and available from MTI in a comprehensive choreographic guide. Its celebrated score by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, features songs loved the world over: "Sunrise, Sunset," "If I Were A Rich Man" and "Matchmaker," to name a few. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is simply Broadway at its very best.
LaPorte County Antique Show
Dates: June 9th, September 8th & October 13
Come to the LaPorte County Fairgrounds for a Antique Fairs throughout the seasons. Dealers from all over the Midwest share their passion for antique loot with shoppers. Over 100 Booths of the finest Antiques and Collectables in Northern Indiana. Free Parking and Food Available. One Free Appraisal with each paid admission.
Location: LaPorte County Fair Grounds, 2581 West Indiana Highway 2, La Porte, IN
Contact: Mari Mitri at (219) 241-3328
Fathers Day @ Washington Park Zoo
Dates: June 16
FREE admission for Fathers and Grandfathers with a paying child. Show your Dad you care by bringing him to an exciting place to spend quality time with him.Last admission at 4:00pm. FREE admission for Fathers and Grandfathers with a paying child. Show your Dad you care by bringing him to an exciting place to spend quality time with him. Last admission at 4:00pm.
Open Clay Studio- Wood Fire
Dates: Tue. June 18 - Tue. July 16, 2013
Explore throwing on the potter's wheel, hand building, and natural glaze making. Jon Hook will open his studio on Tuesday's to small groups of students. We will explore throwing techniques, hand building, natural glaze making, and clay moulds. Working with a high fire stoneware all the work will be wood fired in an outdoor kiln. Work will be fired on July 16 during our summer open house.
Location: Hook Pottery paper, 756 W 900 N, LaPorte, IN
Times: 9am - 12pm
Contact: Jon Hook and Andrea Peterson at 219.362.9478
Admission: $250, parking free
Civil War Reenactment
Dates: June 22-23, 2013
This free outdoor event features Civil War re-enactors and their families encamped with all the trappings of the 1860's. Camp life and blacksmith demonstrations and two battles will be fought on the grounds, one each day.
Civil War Ball - Sat, 7pm.
Location: LaPorte County Historical Society Museum, 2405 Indiana Ave, LaPorte, IN
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org | 219.324.6767
Blueberries are here!
Dates: July - August 2010
7 days a week
It's that time of year again. Get the family together and head on over to NW Indiana for some blueberry picking. Use Tryon Farm Guest House as your home base. Billy Boy's Blueberry Barn is one of our favorite spots. There you'll find 10 acres of blueberry bushes with seven different varieties blooming throughout the season.
Location: 650 Freyer Road, Michigan City, Indiana, 46360
Contact: (219) 872.7477
Native American Heritage Festival
Dates: Sunday, July 7, 2013
Native Americans were first visitors to Friendship Garden area. This heritage will be celebrated with displays, drumming circle, educational programs, Native food and games. Free and low cost crafts will be available for children. Leashed pets welcome.
Location: International Friendship Garden -2055 E. Hwy 12, Michigan City, IN
Times: 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Contact: Nancy Barnes at 219.878.9885
Admission: free, parking free
LaPorte County Fair
Dates: July 7 - 13, 2013
4-H exhibits, Open Class, Draft Horse, Pioneer Land, Skerbeck Carnival, fabulous food, Free Entertainment Tent, Grandstand Entertainment including WILLIE NELSON, Demolition Derby, FMX Motocross Thrill Show and more!
16th Summer Open Studios
Dates: July 13 - 21, 2013
Art studio open house with demonstrations, tours and farm food workshops. This will be an exciting week of demonstrations and farm food workshops. You can tour the papermaker's gardens, see clay turned on the wheel and watch paper being made. There will be a special exhibition in the gallery and shop. Food workshops will include yogurt making, bread making and beer making, see our website for details
Location: Hook Pottery Paper, 756 W 900 N, LaPorte, IN
Times: All Day Event
Contact: Jon Hook and Andrea Peterson at 219.362.9478
2nd Annual LaPorte Night Bike Ride
Dates: July 19, 2013
The 2nd Annual LaPorte Night Bicycle Ride will take you on a leisurely 10-mile starlit bike ride of LaPorte.
The 2nd Annual LaPorte Night Bicycle Ride will take you on a leisurely 10-mile starlit bike ride of LaPorte. Please note this is NOT a race. All participants must wear a helmet and have a headlight and tail light on their bike. Participants under the age of 10 years old must be accompanied and ride with an adult, either pull behind or tandem and require their own registration.
Location: Kesling Park, LaPorte, IN
Times: 10pm - 12am
Admission: $20/person and includes a t-shirt and snacks
5th Annual Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix
Dates: July 30 - August 4, 2013
One of the greatest shows of speed and fun is making its way back to Michigan City in 2013 as the fifth Annual Great Lakes Grand Prix rumbles onto the southern shore of Lake Michigan once again with exciting events all week leading up to Race Day
Location: Washington Park Shoreline - Michigan City, IN
Website: Michigan City LaPorte
6th Annual Old Car Show
Dates: July 27, 2013
The LaPorte County Historical Society Museum continues a tradition of providing an opportunity for the public to display their classic and collectible cars. Classics, muscle cars and collectible cars of all eras will be on display
Taste of Michigan City
Dates: August 2-3, 2013
Mainstreet of Michigan City is dedicated to establish a partnership with local businesses, to help sustain the vitality of our downtown in becoming the next destination and organizing special events highlighting and promoting our city through local festival, and hosting special events and by creating project like this one, most of all inspiring our community.
Times: Noon - Midnight
Location: Downtown on Franklin between 7th and 4th street, Michigan City
Website: uptownartsdistrict.org - 219-871-1223
Lyric in the Gardens Performance #1 a preview of the Lyric Opera of Chicago season
Dates: Sunday, August 11, 2013 - Sunday, September 8, 2013
Again this year, opera music will be performed in the lovely summer setting of International Friendship Gardens. The first of two concerts will delight audiences with a preview of the upcoming season of Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Location: International Friendship Gardens, 2055 US Hwy 12, East side of Michigan City, Michigan City, IN
Times: 4pm - 6pm
Contact: Nancy Barnes at 219.878.9885
Website: friendshipgardens.org Admission: $25 standard tickets; $40 series tickets; Premier seating tickets $35 & $55 for the series
Lubeznik Center for the Arts' Lakefront Art Festival
Dates: August 17 - 18, 2013
32nd annual juried outdoor art and fine craft festival in Washington Park. Over 100 artisans and fine craftsmen exhibit works for purchase in this two day festival. Categories include photography, wearable art, sculptural objects, two-dimensional and fine craft. Artist Demonstration Tent, Children's Activity Tent, Patron Oasis, Food Vendors and Beer Garden.
Location: Washington Park, 150 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN
Times: 10am- 6pm
Contact: Becky Jascoviak at 219.874.4900
Website: lubeznikcenter.org Admission: $4
Parking: $6 in Washington Park, Free off-site parking/shuttle
34th Annual Michigan City In-Water Boat Show
Dates: August 22-25, 2013
Celebrating 34 years, this boat show is more than just a chance to see what manufacturers, distributors, and dealers have to offer, it's a community event with fun for the entire family.
Location: Washington Park Marina, 200 Heisman Harbor Rd, Michigan City, IN
Times: All Day Event
Contact: Lake Erie Marine Trades Association email@example.com or call (440) 899-5009
Grandparents Day at Washington Park Zoo
Dates: September 8, 2013
Free admission for all Grandparent's when accompanied by a paying guest.
Location: Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, IN
Times: 10am- 4pm
Contact: email | 219.873.1510
Website: washingtonparkzoo.com Admission: Grandparents get free admission with a paying child.
Parking: Parking fees apply
Art & Earth Trail
Dates: All year long
Get set for a journey of discovery in Northern Indiana that will take you to places that you might otherwise overlook. Northern Indiana has a rich and diverse heritage of artisans, crafters, and farmers and the new Art and Earth trail allows us to share these nowhere-else-to-be-found treasures with you." Check out their site to find out the best "Trail" for your trip!
Tour Michigan City's Barker Mansion
Dates: All year
Tour the mansion and grounds to experience the gracious living of turn of the century opulence. Thirty eight impressive rooms demonstrate Victorian living of the rich and famous.
Times: 10:00am, 11:30am and 1:00pm Monday through Friday
Location: 631 Washington Street, Michigan City, IN
Website: Barker Mansion Information
See what other Northwest Indiana community members have on their calendars:
- Michigan City
- Michigan City LaPorte
- City of LaPorte
- Northern Indiana Tourism Development Council
- Art & Earth Trail
- The Beach Coast Magazine
- Blue Chip Casino
- Harbor Country®, just 8 miles away
- The Indiana Dunes
- International Friendship Gardens
- LaPorte County Symphony
- Lubeznik Center for the Arts
- National Park Service: Indiana Dunes
- Northwest Indiana Paddling Association
- Summer Festivals
- Barker Mansion
- La Porte Historical Society
- Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets
- Shady Creek Winery
- South Shore Passenger Line