La Porte Jaycees Annual Arts and Crafts Fair – June 29th
The LaPorte Jaycees is hosting their annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, June 29th at 8am on the corner of Lincolnway and Monroe in LaPorte. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2284449904901441/?active_tab=about
La Porte Jaycees 73rd Annual 4th of July Parade
Join the La Porte Jaycees for the 73rd Annual Celebration of the 4th of July in La Porte! This year’s theme is Family | Fireworks | Freedom, and there will be a float decorating contest for any parade entries that want to participate!
The parade will be held on Thursday, July 4, 2019 and will travel down Lincolnway (Hwy 2). The parade will begin at 10:00 am and will last approximately 2-3 hours.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/329486517705779/?active_tab=about
La Porte Jaycees Annual Fireworks – July 3rd
The La Porte Jaycees have proudly organized La Porte’s 4th of July activities for over 70 years, and they are excited to host our annual fireworks display again on Wednesday, July 3 at the La Porte County Fairgrounds!
Gates open at 6pm, Fireworks begin around 9:30pm, and admission is $5 per carload or $1 per walk-in.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/629684837469095/
Lubeznik Arts Festival – August 17th and 18th
The 2019 Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF), held by Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA), returns for its 38th year.
LAF takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to our dynamic programming and exhibitions. This event features fine art and fine craft exhibitors alongside contemporary art galleries, food and interactive family activities. All proceeds from this event are invested back in the community.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/603513936739003/?active_tab=about
Taste of Michigan City 2019 – August 2nd and 3rd
Michigan City Mainstreet Association‘s award-winning Taste of Michigan City returns, bringing dozens of local eateries to the Uptown Arts District®. Sample the many mouth-watering varieties of cuisine, Michigan City and the surrounding area has to offer.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/641627656355673/?notif_t=event_calendar_create¬if_id=1561392383986616
Red, Wine, and Brew – July 3rd
This year on July 3rd, Red Wine and Brew is going to be bigger and better than ever featuring Rodney Atkins! Supporting LaPorte’s Local Heroes – our First Responders with some summer fun right on Stone Lake in LaPorte! Opening Acts: Dillon Carmichael & Tenille Arts! Incredible Fireworks ending over the lake by Melrose Pyrotechnics!
For more information and tickets, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/236514793917256/
Power of the Purse – June 27th
Join United Way of La Porte County on June 27, 2019 from 6-8 PM at the Pottawattomie Country Club for their annual Power of the Purse dinner and silent auction of new and gently used purses. Your support will help continue the fight to end generational poverty in LaPorte County.
For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/464603767644248/
Colton Dixon Live in La Porte – July 20th
Colton Dixon quickly became a household name in 2012 when he made it to the top seven on Season 11 of Fox’s hit show AMERICAN IDOL, and his career has been on the fast track ever since. Dixon’s 2013 debut, A Messenger, set the record for biggest first-week sales by a new solo Christian act, becoming the No. 1 selling album by a new Christian artist.
Get your tickets to see Colton Dixon at the La Porte Civic Center by visiting https://www.facebook.com/events/310197606319536/?active_tab=about
A percentage of the proceeds will benefit: Stepping Stone Shelter, LaPorte County Small Animal Shelter, NewDay Foundation, Singing Company of LaPorte County, Arts In The Park, LaPorte Little Theatre
La Porte Firefighters – Rock the Park
The Pat Travers Band will be the headliner for the La Porte Firefighters Rock the Park concert!
The event will be held on July 20th at Fox Park in La Porte. Doors open at noon and music starts at 3:30pm with The Remedy band, followed by Pointn’ Fingers at 6:00pm, and The Pat Travers Band at 8:30pm.
Tickets are $10 before April 30th and will be $15 after May 1st.
Team WIMS will be broadcasting throughout the event!
For more updates and details on the event, join the Facebook group athttps://www.facebook.com/groups/276818599037/
Or pickup tickets at any La Porte fire station or Roxy Music.
LOS LOBOS HEADLINES FOURTH PRAIRIE MAGIC MUSIC FESTIVAL
Los Lobos will be the 2019 Prairie Magic Music Festival headliner, Porter County Parks and Recreation announced this week. The Prairie Magic Music Festival, held each August at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, is a celebration of Rock, Blues, and Americana music. Working with long time Porter County Memorial Opera House collaborator Rob Harkel of Brightside Music, the department has grown the festival to attract high quality, national-headlining acts, alongside local favorites as opening acts. The department and Park Board work to increase the number of quality performances at the Sunset Hill Farm County Park amphitheater. This year’s headliner is sure to attract visitors from far beyond Porter County, though.
Originally from LA, Los Lobos’ music is a rock-and-roll, Tex-Mex blend. They first gained international fame in the late 1980’s with a cover of Ritchie Valens’ “La Bamba” and have been creating music for more than 40 years. The three-time Grammy award winning group has also received a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015.
This year’s Prairie Magic Music Festival will be Saturday, August 17 from 1-7pm. Tickets are on sale now for $30 each. Food vendors and a beer garden will be on site. To learn more or to purchase tickets, visit www.portercountyparks.org/prairie.