May – June Calendar of Events

May – June Calendar of Events

Written by: Ashley Boyer
April 30, 2018


THROUGH MAY 20
Spring into the Arts
downtown Valparaiso, springintothearts.com.
Valparaiso Community Schools’ month-long celebration of the arts featuring works by students at seven downtown locations, as well as art-themed events. 

MAY 3-JUNE 3
Forever Plaid
Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Rd, Munster, theatreatthecenter.com.
A playful tribute to the close harmony of “guy groups” of the 1950s follows a quirky quartet of high school chums in the spotlight for the biggest performance of their lives. 

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THROUGH MAY 20
Spring into the Arts
downtown Valparaiso, springintothearts.com.
Valparaiso Community Schools’ month-long celebration of the arts featuring works by students at seven downtown locations, as well as art-themed events. 

MAY 3-JUNE 3
Forever Plaid
Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Rd, Munster, theatreatthecenter.com.
A playful tribute to the close harmony of “guy groups” of the 1950s follows a quirky quartet of high school chums in the spotlight for the biggest performance of their lives. 

MAY 5
Logs to Lustrons Tour 2018
8:30am-5pm, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center, 1215 N State Rd 49, Porter, logstolustronstour18.eventbrite.com.
From rustic landmarks to mid-century modern-style houses, this tour spans a century of architecture, stopping at 13 different sites with 9 interiors open for touring. 

MAY 11
5×5 at the Depot
5pm, The Depot Museum and Art Gallery, 525 S Broadway, Beverly Shores, thedepotmag.org.
Visitors can “claim” a piece of art for purchase at this fundraiser for the museum and gallery, featuring artwork donated by more than 45 different local artists. 

MAY 11-12
Hunt & Gather Market
5-10pm Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S Court St, Crown Point. More than 150 artists, makers and vintage curators, plus a full bar, gourmet food and live music. 

MAY 12
Fair in the Air
10am-4pm, Fair Oaks Farms, 856 N 600 E, Fair Oaks, fofarms.com/fairintheair.
This kite festival features kite performances, kite-making workshops, a candy drop, inflatable play zone, and more. 

MAY 12
Three Little Birds Market
9am-4pm, Porter County Expo Center, 215 E Division Rd, Valparaiso, facebook.com/3littlebirdsmarket.
Vintage and handmade goods by Indiana artisans, live music, and food trucks. 

MAY 18-19
Fetching Market
5-9pm Fri, 10am-5pm Sat, Historic Ford Hanger, 3239 Glenwood Lansing Rd, Lansing, Ill., fetchingmarket.com.
More than 80 specialty vendors showcasing vintage and hand-crafted wares, plus live music and local fare. 

MAY 19
Spring Out to Sunset Festival
Noon-5pm, Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Rd, Valparaiso, portercountyparks.org.
Fun for the family with an old-fashioned baseball game, bounce houses, music, pony rides, laser ball, twisted balloons, a beer garden, food vendors and more. 

MAY 24
Taste of Valparaiso
5:30-8:30pm, Porter County Expo Center, 215 E Division Rd, Valparaiso, trikappavalpo.org.
Valparaiso Tri Kappa’s annual fundraiser with samples of signature dishes from 40 local restaurants, a raffle and a silent auction. Proceeds benefit community organizations. 

MAY 26-27
Michigan City Food Truck Festival
10am-8pm, Fedders Alley, 115 Lakeshore Dr, Michigan City, michigancityfoodtruckfestival.com.
Gourmet food trucks, live entertainment, outdoor games and more. 

JUNE 1
Beaux Arts Ball
Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Rd, Munster, southshoreartsonline.org.
Black-tie fundraiser with cocktails, dinner, dancing, and live and silent auctions. 

JUNE 2
Jammin with Save the Dunes
4-10pm, Washington Park, 115 Lake Shore Dr, Michigan City, savedunes.org.
Performances by headliners Mr. Blotto, the Tumbleweed Jumpers, ClusterPluck and more, plus kids’ activities, local grub, craft beer and wine. 

JUNE 9
National Get Outdoors Day Open House
11am-3pm, Dunes Learning Center, 700 Howe Rd, Chesterton, duneslearningcenter.org.
A full day of family-friendly guided activities and adventures in the great outdoors, led by Dunes Learning Center naturalists, National Park Service rangers and others. 

JUNE 16
Lakeshore PAWS Pup Crawl
5-10pm, Central Park Plaza, 63 Lafayette St, Valparaiso, lakeshorepaws.org.
Dog walk, live music by the Crawpuppies, beer and wine tent, local food and pet vendors, and pets available for adoption. Proceeds benefit Lakeshore PAWS. 

JUNE 16
NWI Food Truck Fest
1-9pm, Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 Meridian Rd, Valparaiso, facebook.com/nwifoodtruckfest.
Festival featuring 20 new and returning food trucks, live music, family-friendly entertainment, beer and wine, and more. 

JUNE 21-JULY 6
The Pop-Up
Valparaiso, valparaisoevents.com.
Regional art competition with both visual and performing arts popping up in local businesses, with a chance for the public to help select the winner of the People’s Choice Award. 

JUNE 23
ArtBash 2018: When the Lights GLOW Down
5:30pm, Blue Chip Casino, Hotel & Spa, 777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, lubeznikcenter.org.
Annual fundraiser for Lubeznik Center for the Arts, featuring an interactive auction, dancing, cocktails, food and more.