The Laporte Jaycees 71st Annual 4th of July Parade and Fireworks Show
Join the La Porte Jaycees, Team WIMS, Team WHFB and your friends and family as we all celebrate Independence Day on Tuesday July 4th. The largest parade in the state of Indiana begins on the East side of La Porte on Lincolnway and continues down a 2.5 mile route to the West Side of La Porte. After the parade, head down to the LaPorte County Fairgrounds for the Annual 4th of July Fireworks Show. Gates open at 6:00 p.m. and the fireworks begin around 9:30 p.m. Food Vendors will be available before the Fireworks. Admission Price after Gates open at 6pm: $5/car load and $1/walk-in. For more information visit http://laportejaycees.org/4th/
Theatre at the Center Presents – The Tin Woman July 13 – August 13
The Tin Woman, the newest play from Sean Grennan, whose heart-warming comedy Making God Laugh delighted Theatre at the Center audiences in 2012, is another beautiful blend of family, humor and hope. Inspired by a true story, Joy has had a heart transplant and is questioning her second chance in life. When she connects with the family of her donor, together they learn what it means to truly give one’s heart. Chicagoland Premiere! The Tin Woman runs from July 13 through August 13. For tickets and more information visit www.theatreatthecenter.com/2017-Tin-Woman.asp
Annual Michigan City Cardboard Boat Dash – Saturday July 15 From 11a-1p
Join Team WIMS for a live broadcast Saturday July 15th at the 2017 Michigan City Cardboard Boat Dash from 11a-1p. The Dash will start at the Washington Park Launch Ramps at noon and last approximately one hour. All contestants must register for the event. Listen to AM 1420 WIMS and wimsradio.com or check back here for more information, and make sure to come on out and enjoy the races with Team WIMS!
Taste of Michigan City – August 4 – 5
Sample a variety of delicious foods from various local restaurants, visit the beer and wine garden and experience live music and family entertainment along the streets of the Uptown Arts District at the 2017 Taste of Michigan City This family fun event will be held Downtown on Franklin street between 7th and 4th St in Michigan City, IN Friday, August 4 through Saturday, August 5. The Taste of Michigan City is our communities largest gathering for local food, fun and enjoying our downtown. Team WIMS and TEAM WHFB will be there live throughout the weekend!
Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix – August 3-6
The Great Lakes Super Boat Grand Prix will be held August 3-6 at Washington Park Beach, Michigan City, IN.
The Great Lakes Grand Prix is part of the Super Boat International offshore powerboat racing schedule and will feature many of the world’s fastest and most powerful offshore power boats speeding past spectators on Washington Park Beach at speeds nearing 150 miles per hour. Throughout this exciting 3-day event, walk through the park and chat with racers, team members and boat owners while getting up close and personal with these mammoth watercraft which will also appear in the boat parade, block party and Taste of Michigan City. Team WIMS and Team WHFB will be there live all weekend!!! For more information and a complete schedule of events see michigancitysuperboat.com
The 36th Annual Lubeznik Arts & Artisan Festival – August 19 & 20
Now in its 36th year, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) “Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival” attracts thousands of shoppers and art enthusiasts to Michigan City’s North End. Held on the third weekend in August, this festival features contemporary art, artist activations, family activities and food. It draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan’s nearby ‘Harbor Country’ communities. The festival is located on the LCA grounds and there is FREE parking & shuttle service from Blue Chip Casino and Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets. Team WIMS and Team WHFB will be out there live on Saturday August 19th from 11-1p CST. Make sure to stop by and say hi! For more information visit lubeznikcenter.org/Special_Events
Tour de La Porte – August 25, 26 and 27 – Going the Distance for Cancer Care
The Healthcare Foundation of La Porte is proud to present the Tour de La Porte – Tour de La Porte is a bike ride, running and walking event to benefit patients with cancer in our community. 100% of the proceeds raised are used to provide direct support to local patients with cancer. Team WIMS and Team WHFB will be there live on Saturday August 26th from 6a-8a. Show you support for all of the Bikers, Runners and Walkers at this family fun local event!
All events start and finish at Cummings Lodge, 350 Grangemouth Road in Laporte. For more information tourdelaporte.org