The return of outdoor movie night drives in to Miller Beach and downtown LaPorte; and a Dunes benefit in Michigan City on Saturday night.
The Return of Friday Night Movies: Tomorrow night in downtown LaPorte they’re showing “Despicable Me 2” at dusk in the parking lot on the corner of State and Monroe Streets. Free popcorn will be provided by The La Porte Savings Bank with food, ice cream, and refreshments for purchase by B & J’s American Café and Temple News Agency. Bump n’ Jump Playhouses will have bounce houses for the kids starting at 6 p.m. until movie time. (LP minion t-shirts will be for sale for $8.) Also on Friday, in Gary’s Marquette Park, outdoor drive-in movie night will get underway this weekend with a double-feature of “Frozen” and “The Hunger Games 2.” Tickets are $10 per car and $15 for vans. Food and beverage vendors will be there. The lakefront location will also have an inflatable fun area for kids before the movie starts.
First In-Water Boat Show at the New 31st St. Harbor in Chicago: Chicago’s debut boating event on Lake Michigan, the Progressive Insurance Chicago In-Water Boat Show, kicks off tonight with hundreds of new boats and marine accessories for sale, on-water activities for all ages, boating and sailing lessons and daily entertainment. The boat show runs Thursday through Sunday, June 5-8 at Chicago’s newest marina, 31st Street Harbor.
Save the Dunes Party on Saturday: Fourth annual “Jammin’ with Save the Dunes” festival is set for Saturday, June 7, 2014 from 5pm to 11pm at Washington Park’s Amphitheater in Michigan City. The music and beer festival will feature local bands, craft breweries, and food. Local bands will include favorites Junior & the Igniters, The Unit and Planetary Blues Band, with lighting provided by Sounds Cool Live Audio. Craft beers will be provided by Shoreline Brewery, Burn ‘Em Brewing, Figure Eight Brewing and Hunter’s Brewing. Wine will be provided by Barefoot Wine. Local food vendors will include The Rolling Stonebaker, Soda Dog and Green Machine.
Event tickets will be sold at the door for only $15 (cash only) and parking is $7. Kids under the age of 13 enter free. Proceeds directly benefit Save the Dunes as we continue pursuing our mission to preserve, protect, and restore the Indiana Dunes and all natural resources of Northwest Indiana’s Lake Michigan watershed for an enhanced quality of life. Visit savedunes.org for more information.