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Jasper County Fall Festival offers entertainment next weekend

Experience the Jasper County Fall Festival this Friday through Aug. 24 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Rensselaer and enjoy numerous events and activities. Entertainment includes live music, a demo derby, mud drags and tractor pulls. Attendees will also enjoy craft, antique and home déco…

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

Wellman honored with state's highest tourism award

INDIANAPOLIS | A man whose name is synonymous with Northwest Indiana's travel and hospitality industry was awarded the state's highest tourism honor Friday.

August 15, 2014 3:16 pm

Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents Lakefront Art Festival

Explore two-dimensional art, fine craft, jewelry, photography, sculptural objects and wearable art during the Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 17 at Washington Park, 10 On The Lake in Michigan City.

August 10, 2014 12:00 am

ROSE Awards nominations of employees due Aug. 28

South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is accepting nominations for the annual ROSE Awards through Aug. 28.

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Paint the Parks art exhibit to open Friday at welcome center

Paint the Parks, a traveling exhibit highlighting U.S.A.’s national parks through art, will open at the Indiana Welcome Center on Friday, and run through Sept. 26. During the exhibit, visitors will see approximately 100 paintings of landscapes, wildlife, seashores, monuments, historic sites …

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrate Whiting’s heritage at Pierogi Fest

The three-day Pierogi Fest will take over downtown Whiting’s 119th Street on Friday through July 27. Enjoy a weekend full of delicious pierogi, five stages of entertainment, the International Polka Parade, a pierog toss, a pierog eating contest and more. Visit

July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Contests promote Visiting Friends and Relatives campaign

The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is teaming up with five local media outlets to promote VFRs, Visiting Friends and Relatives through contests.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

C.P. restaurant sponsors charity motorcycle ride

CROWN POINT | Safe House Bar & Grill is sponsoring a charity motorcycle run Sunday  to benefit St. Jude House Family Violence Prevention Center and Shelter.

July 07, 2014 5:23 pm

South Shore Regional Car Show rolls in Thursday

The South Shore Regional Car Show from 3  to 9:30 p.m. Thursday at Fair Oaks Farms will feature hundreds of antique and classic cars, a DJ and music, an appearance by Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders and the Colts In Motion traveling museum, a beer garden, a performance by the National Anthem…

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Deal for SSCVA sponsorship of Festival of the Lakes uncertain

HAMMOND | It has come down to a matter of verbal acceptance vs. written acceptance, and a $40,000 sponsorship of the city’s Festival of the Lakes may be dead in the water.

July 03, 2014 8:30 pm
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June 29, 2014 12:00 am

Celebrate holiday weekend at Cedar Lake Summerfest

Celebrate the Independence Day weekend at the annual Cedar Lake Summerfest at the Park of the Rec Cedars, 7408 Constitution Ave. Attendees can enjoy live entertainment, amusement rides, games and contests, a car show, fireworks and much more Thursday through July 6. Admission is free and par…

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
No break in the clouds over controversial air show

No break in the clouds over controversial air show

FAIR OAKS | At least 10 inches of rain in the past 30 days grounded what was to be the 2014 South Shore Air Show at its new venue here, tourism officials said.

June 25, 2014 5:49 pm Photos


Air show parking, tour tickets, hotel packages now available

Parking tickets, Fair Oaks Farms tour tickets and hotel packages for the South Shore Air Show on July 11-13 are now available. Create a weekend getaway and purchase parking passes for the Air Show by visiting Parking passes can also be purchased at the Indiana Welc…

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

McDermott tells CVA he'll 'play nice'

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. made an appearance at the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors meeting Thursday to smooth out a tense relationship that heated up last year after the South Shore Air Show was moved to Fair Oaks Farms, a move McDermott called “a…

June 19, 2014 6:15 pm

Area drive-in to screen Jimmy Buffett concert with nationwide audience

Join the 49er Drive-In in Valparaiso as it presents Jimmy Buffett & The Coral Reefer Band for a Live at the Drive-In Music Series show Thursday from Fort Worth, Tex.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Hot Rod Power Tour makes stop in Crown Point

CROWN POINT | A traveling traffic jam of hot rods, street rods, custom trucks and street machines of all makes and models will stop at the Lake County Fairgrounds for the day on Wednesday.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am

Fair Oaks Farms breaks ground on Pork Education Center

Representatives from Fair Oaks Farms and Belstra Milling recently gathered to celebrate the groundbreaking of the Pork Education Center.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
Benefits of tourism felt in communities along the South Shore

Benefits of tourism felt in communities along the South Shore

HAMMOND | Nearly 200 business leaders gathered at the Indiana Welcome Center on Wednesday, May 7, for the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s annual Tourism Luncheon.

May 12, 2014 2:31 pm

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Tourism is putting NWI on map

National Tourism Week, May 3 through May 11, recognizes the impact travel and tourism has on our nation. In Lake County alone, tourism is a $1.62 billion industry, creating jobs and supporting local businesses. But with so many destinations, how does a visitor choose the perfect location for…

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
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