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Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events

Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events draws families with Fall Harvest Fest

Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events draws families with Fall Harvest Fest

VALPARAISO | On Friday, Oct. 25, The Times Media sponsored and participated in the annual Fall Harvest Festival in downtown Valparaiso in Central Park Plaza from 4-6 p.m.

October 28, 2013 11:53 am

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival announces Cutest Baby Contest preliminaries in August

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) is seeking contestants for the Cutest Baby Contest as part of the 35th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival. Winning babies, along with their parents, will ride in the Popcorn Festival Parade on Saturday, September 7, 2013. Cutest…

July 25, 2013 12:45 pm
Bison Financial serves the community at the Summer Outdoor Movies!

Bison Financial serves the community at the Summer Outdoor Movies!

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) is excited to have Bison Financial as the presenting partner for the Outdoor Summer Movies Series again this year. Along with their financial support, Bison will once again provide free hot dogs to attendees at each of the movie…

May 16, 2013 6:47 pm
Blue Oyster Cult tickets on sale Monday for Summer Jam Music & Food Festival

Blue Oyster Cult tickets on sale Monday for Summer Jam Music & Food Festival

VALPARAISO | Blue Oyster Cult will kick off the first annual Summer Jam & Music Festival hosted by Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE). This music and food festival will be the first of its kind to come to downtown Valparaiso slated for July 27 from 2 to 9pm in Central Par…

May 03, 2013 12:46 pm
35th Annual Popcorn Festival poster contest winner announced

35th Annual Popcorn Festival poster contest winner announced

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) is pleased to announce the winner of the 35th Annual Popcorn Festival Poster Contest! April Burford is a lifelong Northwest Indiana resident and Valparaiso University Alumni with a background in graphic design. “When I design an…

May 02, 2013 7:23 pm

Downtown Summer Events Currently Accepting Food Vendor Proposals

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events is currently accepting proposals for local vendors to serve food at four of their upcoming festivals. Events include the Valparaiso Wine Festival on Saturday, June 15, 2013, Summerjam Music & Food Festival on Saturday, July 27, 201…

April 11, 2013 3:15 pm

5th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Poster Design Contest

PORTER COUNTY | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) is looking for artists to showcase their talents. Artists will have the opportunity to compete and have their artwork featured as the focus of the 35th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival’s marketing campaign. The winning entr…

January 30, 2013 11:09 am

Food vendor proposals accepted for The Great Downtown Tailgate

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) is currently accepting proposals for two local vendors to serve food at The 1st Annual Great Downtown Tailgate Event to be held on Oct. 6 in Central Park Plaza. Event times are 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Proposals are due no later tha…

August 30, 2012 10:06 am

The Summer Rhapsody Music Festival offers ticketed seating for Aug. 18 concert

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) is offering Ticketed Seating at The Summer Rhapsody Music Festival Concert on Saturday, August 18. Conductor, Miguel E. Rosario-Vega, has another exciting evening planned that will highlight music selections from some of Hollywo…

July 11, 2012 3:10 pm

Outdoor Movies to kick off Summer in the Park

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) will host the Summer Outdoor Movie Series beginning June 12 at dusk in Central Park Plaza and will continue every Tuesday through July 31. The free movies are brought to you by VCFE with the support of the Valparaiso Department …

May 31, 2012 8:52 am
Bison Financial joins community at Summer Outdoor Movies

Bison Financial joins community at Summer Outdoor Movies

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events along with the Valparaiso Parks Department are excited to be joined by Bison Financial this year as the presenting partner of the Summer Outdoor Movies. Approximately 400 people attend each of the free outdoor movie nights that will ki…

May 17, 2012 3:02 pm
Winner Selected for 34th Annual Popcorn Festival Poster Contest!

Winner Selected for 34th Annual Popcorn Festival Poster Contest!

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) held a contest last month for local artists to create the poster for the 34th Annual Popcorn Festival. Valparaiso resident, Melissa Washburn, was selected as the winner of this year's contest. Melissa's poster was inspired by ta…

May 03, 2012 9:58 am

Downtown summer events accepting food vendor proposals

VALPARAISO | Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events is currently accepting proposals for local vendors to serve food at three of their upcoming festivals. Events include the Summer Rhapsody Music Festival on Saturday, June 16 and Aug. 18, Valparaiso Popcorn Festival on Saturday, Sept. 8…

April 18, 2012 11:59 am

Valparaiso Downtown Deals Card available to VCFE Members

VALPARAISO | Individuals and businesses, who become members of Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events (VCFE) each year, do so to show their support of community events and downtown initiatives. VCFE brought 72 days of events to downtown Valparaiso last year and has plans to surpass that…

January 24, 2012 4:54 pm

Ice carvers, train rides and live music to kick off holidays in downtown Valparaiso

VALPARAISO | Downtown Valparaiso will come to life with the lights and sounds of the holiday season on Friday, Dec. 2 from 5-7 p.m. as part of the annual Holly Days event. Valparaiso Community Festivals & Events will host numerous activities in Central Park Plaza including live ice carvi…

November 15, 2011 3:26 pm
Turtle Island Quartet brings Jazz Fusion and Hendrix-Inspired String Performance to Valpo

Turtle Island Quartet brings Jazz Fusion and Hendrix-Inspired String Performance to Valpo

VALPARAISO - Two-Time Grammy Award Winners, Turtle Island Quartet, will appear in Valparaiso on Sunday, Nov. 6 at 4 p.m. to dazzle multi- genre music fans as they fuse a vast array of musical styles and pay homage to legendary singer and songwriter Jimi Hendrix. This all string quartet is th…

November 01, 2011 9:44 am

Lots to eat in Valparaiso

My family had a blast this past Saturday, despite the weather, at the Taste 5 Festival in downtown Valparaiso. Bistro 157, Bon Femme Café, Don Quijote, Paparazzi, Pikk's Tavern and Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events came together for the second annual festival. It's a great opportunit…

June 11, 2010 12:00 am
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