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Ice Sculptures Coming to Downtown La Porte to Kick Off Winter Fest

LAPORTE | Art comes in many forms. In downtown La Porte, art is coming in the form of ice sculptures to help launch WinterFest, the City of La Porte Park Department’s days of winter activities. From 3pm to 6pm on January 24th, people can come downtown and see the ice sculptures being made li…

January 20, 2014 5:42 pm
Holiday Storefront Competition Winners Announced

Holiday Storefront Competition Winners Announced

People’s Choice Award Engstrom Jewelers.

January 03, 2014 12:31 pm
Holiday Storefront Competition Winners Announced

Holiday Storefront Competition Winners Announced

1st Place Rocco’s Classic Gallery

January 03, 2014 12:30 pm
Holiday Storefront Competition Winners Announced

Holiday Storefront Competition Winners Announced

3rd Place Goose Feathers Gifts

January 03, 2014 12:22 pm
Holiday Storefront Competition Winners Announced

Holiday Storefront Competition Winners Announced

2nd Place Thaddeus C. Gallery

January 03, 2014 12:09 pm
Holiday Storefront Competition winners announced

Holiday Storefront Competition winners announced

LAPORTE | The Greater La Porte Chamber and Downtown La Porte are pleased to announce the 2013 winners of the Holiday Storefront Competition. The winners include 1st Place Rocco’s Classic Gallery, 2nd Place Thaddeus C. Gallery, 3rd Place Goose Feathers Gifts and People’s Choice Award Engstrom…

January 03, 2014 12:07 pm Photos

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First Annual Downtown Cookie Walk is Saturday in Downtown La Porte

LAPORTE | Visitors can fill their very own La Porte cookie tins this Saturday, December 14th as part of the First Annual Downtown Cookie Walk. Taking place during the Downtown Holiday Open House from 10am to 5pm, custom La Porte tins will be available for purchase at the Greater La Porte Cha…

December 13, 2013 5:34 pm

The Dance Foundation of La Porte welcomes new staff

LAPORTE | The Dance Foundation of La Porte, located at 910 ½ Lincolnway in Downtown La Porte, is pleased to announce a new addition to their staff. Jami Fryer, a new tumbling instructor, has been in the gymnastic industry for about 16 years. Fryer enjoyed a gymnastics scholarship to the Univ…

December 13, 2013 5:29 pm

Donation Boxes Fill Downtown Spots for the Month of December

LAPORTE | Downtown businesses are giving back this holiday season in downtown La Porte! For the whole month of December, select downtown businesses will be host donation boxes, provided by La Porte business Packaging Logic, for several area charities.

November 21, 2013 5:13 pm

Historic Stained Glass Tours Return December 7th and 14th

MICHIGAN CITY | Michigan City’s downtown area, better known now as the Uptown Arts District, is home to several of the area’s finest pieces of stained glass. Most of this stained glass is housed within the district’s churches. On December 7th and 14th from 1pm to 3pm, visitors and residents …

November 21, 2013 5:10 pm

First Friday Art Walk Launches Holiday Season in the Uptown Arts District

MICHIGAN CITY | The First Friday Art Walk in the Uptown Arts District of Michigan City, IN will be serving as the launch of the holiday season and the Winter Wonderland activities that whole month long. The Art Walk begins at 5pm on December 6th and includes several businesses hosting art, r…

November 20, 2013 4:30 pm
Downtown Cookie Walk and More Brings Holiday Cheer in Downtown La Porte

Downtown Cookie Walk and More Brings Holiday Cheer in Downtown La Porte

LAPORTE |  As the giant Santa and holiday tree are being erected in Downtown La Porte so is the holiday cheer as the commence of the shopping season arrives. Downtown businesses are hosting a slew of activities for visitors and families to enjoy in celebration of the season. It all begins wi…

November 19, 2013 5:38 pm

Downtown Holiday Window Contest launches Nov. 22

LAPORTE |  Over 15 businesses located in Downtown La Porte will be decorating their windows for the holiday season and are ready for some competition. Launching November 22, 2013 and ending December 22, 2013, the 2nd Annual Holiday Storefront Competition brings some healthy competition betwe…

November 13, 2013 3:03 pm

Santa Parade and Santa’s Village applications available

LAPORTE |  Baby its cold outside and Santa is getting ready to come to downtown La Porte! Applications are now available for the 2013 Santa Parade in downtown La Porte held on November 30, 2013 at 12:00pm. The parade is free to participate in and all groups are welcome to participate. The pa…

November 05, 2013 5:14 pm

Downtown La Porte looking for ice sculpture sponsors for downtown Winter Fest

LAPORTE |  Art comes in many forms. In downtown La Porte, art is coming in the form of ice sculptures to help launch WinterFest, the City of La Porte Park Department’s days of winter activities. From 4pm to 7pm on January 24, 2014, people can come downtown and see the ice sculptures being ma…

November 05, 2013 5:06 pm

Discover Culture During the First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Michigan City’s Uptown Arts District

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Mainstreet Association presents the First Friday Art Walk in the Uptown Arts District this Friday, November 1, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm. The Uptown Arts District is comprised of fine art galleries, businesses, retail and restaurants located in the area from 11th…

October 30, 2013 6:45 pm

Uptown Christmas Bazaar Seeking Fine Craft & Artisan Vendors

MICHIGAN CITY | The Uptown Arts District’s 3rd Annual Holiday Arts and Craft Bazaar, Co-Sponsored by the Community Arts Society of Trinity, is currently seeking vendor applications for 2013. It will be held Saturday, December 7th from 2pm-5pm at Barker Hall behind Trinity Church at 600 Frank…

October 21, 2013 7:02 pm

Uptown Art District Plans 2nd Annual Flame & Flair Halloween Festival in Downtown Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Mainstreet Association invites the community to enjoy the 2nd Annual Flame and Flair Halloween Festival in the Uptown Arts District of Downtown Michigan City October 26 starting at 5pm following the Boo at the Zoo.

October 21, 2013 7:00 pm

“Colors of Autumn” A Fall Art Exhibition

LAPORTE | The Thaddeus C. Gallery is pleased to present a fine art exhibition showcasing the sensational glass jewelry designs by featured guest artist Kristin Perkins. Also introducing new gallery artist, C. Roman.

October 19, 2013 1:09 pm

Uptown Art District introduces 2nd Annual Flame & Flair Halloween Festival

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Mainstreet Association invites the community to enjoy the 2nd Annual Flame and Flair Halloween Festival in the Uptown Arts District of Downtown Michigan City October 26 starting at 5pm following the Boo at the Zoo.

October 09, 2013 11:03 am

2nd Saturdays! in October Bring Downtown Trick or Treat Fun!

LAPORTE | Downtown La Porte is pleased to invite family and friends out for an early Halloween and 2nd Saturday celebration along Jefferson, Indiana, State and Lincolnway in the downtown area October 12th from 5pm to 7pm. Bring the kids out in costume early for a fun-filled downtown event in…

October 08, 2013 1:46 pm

Santa Parade and Santa’s Village applications and sponsorships available

LAPORTE | Baby its cold outside and Santa is getting ready to come to downtown La Porte! Applications and sponsorships are now available for the 2013 Santa Parade in downtown La Porte held on November 30, 2013 at 12:00pm. The parade is free to participate in and all groups are welcome to par…

October 08, 2013 1:39 pm

Downtown LaPorte and United Way of LaPorte County host Make A Difference Day Downtown Event

LAPORTE | The community and local organizations are coming together in LaPorte on National Make A Difference Day, October 26, 2013 for a Downtown Clean Up. The event will start at 8:30am with a volunteer meet-up breakfast; clean-up activities and an optional shirt pick up will begin at 9 a.m…

October 08, 2013 1:41 pm

2nd Saturdays in October Bring Downtown Trick or Treat Fun

LAPORTE |  Downtown La Porte is pleased to invite family and friends out for an early Halloween and 2nd Saturday celebration along Jefferson, Indiana, State and Lincolnway in the downtown area October 12th from 5pm to 7pm. Bring the kids out in costume early for a fun filled downtown event i…

September 26, 2013 2:42 pm

Uptown Art District First Friday Art Walk Continues October 4th

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Mainstreet Association presents the First Friday Art Walk in the Uptown Arts District on Friday, October 4, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm. The Art Walk features several businesses hosting an array of artists and entertainment for free enjoyment for visitors.

September 25, 2013 6:30 pm

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann Recognizes Downtown La Porte as an Indiana Main Street Community

LAPORTE | Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann will participate in a ribbon cutting ceremony to designate Downtown La Porte Main Street Association as an Indiana Main Street (IMS) Community.

August 27, 2013 10:48 am

September’s 2nd Saturday Dog Days Downtown & Rescue Avenue

LAPORTE | Downtown La Porte will host the 1st Annual Dog Days Downtown for the 2nd Saturday in the month of September, September 14 from 3pm to 7pm. Pet owners and dog fans are welcome to come downtown from 3pm to 7pm with their dogs, stroll the downtown shops, dine al fresco and visit rescu…

August 20, 2013 4:54 pm

2nd Annual Taste of La Porte August 17th offering tastes & free shuttle to Blues Fest

LAPORTE | The 2nd Annual Taste of La Porte, held at the Chamber Square, 803 Washington Street in downtown La Porte will be Saturday, August 17th from 3pm to 9pm. Showcasing some of La Porte’s finest establishments, visitors will enjoy tastes from a variety of cuisines and live entertainment,…

August 13, 2013 7:37 pm

Friday Downtown Movie Night Featuring “Journey to the Center of the Earth” Rescheduled

LAPORTE | The First Friday Night Movie series featuring with Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) has been rescheduled due to weather and another event downtown to August 16th. This free downtown movie is screened in the Herald Argus parking lot at State and Monroe Streets in Downtown L…

August 08, 2013 6:55 pm

IU Health La Porte Offering Free Blood Pressure Screenings Downtown

LAPORTE | As a part of the weekly Saturdays in the Sun on the Courthouse Square in Downtown La Porte, IU Health La Porte will be hosting free blood pressure screenings from 9 am – 10 am Saturday, August 10th. The event features free fitness related activities every weekend, and the screening…

August 08, 2013 6:48 pm

2nd Saturdays Brings Art to Downtown August 10th

LAPORTE | 2nd Saturdays return for the month of August in Downtown La Porte August 10th from 5pm to 7pm with the Art Walk. Each month, Downtown La Porte businesses stay open late and celebrate community and a fun theme for all to enjoy. September brings the Dog Days Downtown and October is t…

August 02, 2013 6:32 pm

The 2nd Annual Taste of La Porte August 17th Offering Tastes & Free Shuttle to Blues Fest

LAPORTE | The 2nd Annual Taste of La Porte, held at the Chamber Square, 803 Washington Street in downtown La Porte will be Saturday, August 17th from 3pm to 9pm. Showcasing some of La Porte’s finest establishments, visitors will enjoy tastes from a variety of cuisines and live entertainment,…

July 31, 2013 5:17 pm

2nd Saturdays brings art to downtown August 10

LAPORTE | 2nd Saturdays return for the month of August in Downtown La Porte August 10th from 5pm to 7pm with the Art Walk. Each month, Downtown La Porte businesses stay open late and celebrate community and a fun theme for all to enjoy. September brings the Dog Days Downtown and October is t…

July 29, 2013 4:22 pm

First Friday Downtown Movie Night Features “Journey to the Center of the Earth” August 2nd

LA PORTE | The First Friday Night Movie series continues with Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) Friday, August 2. This free downtown movie is screened in the Herald Argus parking lot at State and Monroe Streets in Downtown La Porte. Families can come early, shop local and enjoy a cla…

July 29, 2013 3:21 pm

The 2nd Annual Taste of La Porte August 17th Offering Tastes & Free Shuttle to Blues Fest

LAPORTE | The 2nd Annual Taste of La Porte, held at the Chamber Square, 803 Washington Street in downtown La Porte will be Saturday, August 17th from 3pm to 9pm. Showcasing some of La Porte’s finest establishments, visitors will enjoy tastes from a variety of cuisines and live entertainment,…

July 25, 2013 3:48 pm

First Friday Downtown Movie Night Features “Journey to the Center of the Earth” August 2nd

LAPORTE | The First Friday Night Movie series continues with Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) Friday, August 2. This free downtown movie is screened in the Herald Argus parking lot at State and Monroe Streets in Downtown La Porte. Families can come early, shop local and enjoy a clas…

July 22, 2013 4:17 pm

Sidewalk Sales Add to Downtown Activities for the 4th of July Holiday Weekend

LAPORTE | Downtown La Porte transforms into the capital of Northwest Indiana for 4th of July activities with the largest parade in the area coordinated by the La Porte Jaycee’s. With over 115 parade entries, the downtown area becomes home to thousands of visitors starting on Thursday July 4t…

June 28, 2013 2:41 pm

First Friday Downtown Movie Night Features “The Lorax” on July 5th

LAPORTE | The First Friday Night Movie series continuess with The Lorax Friday, July 5th. This free downtown movie is screened in the Herald Argus parking lot at State and Monroe Streets in Downtown La Porte. Families can come early, shop local and enjoy a classic car show beginning at 6pm. …

June 25, 2013 8:47 pm

Downtown La Porte Bringing the Music for July’s 2nd Saturday

LAPORTE | La Porte continues its 2nd Saturday season in the Downtown area of State, Lincolnway & Jefferson Avenues with the theme Music Mix. Many businesses will feature great tunes, deals, discounts and refreshments. Enjoy your evening out on the town from 5pm to 7pm, July 13th.

June 24, 2013 7:35 pm

The Vintage Rose Reopens in New Location in Downtown La Porte

LAPORTE | Downtown La Porte shoppers can experience both something new and old in the unique shop coming to Downtown La Porte, The Vintage Rose. Previously housed on Lincolnway, the Vintage Rose has recently renovated a new location in a historic building in downtown La Porte at 809 Jefferso…

June 07, 2013 8:23 pm

2nd Saturdays! Continue June 8th During La Porte’s Cruise Night

LAPORTE | The second Saturday of each month throughout the summer until October features downtown La Porte businesses open late and special events. This 2nd Saturday is Cruise Night by the Michiana Antique Auto Club! Cruise Night is a fun evening in which well-over 400 classic cars cruise do…

June 03, 2013 4:52 pm

Applications & Sponsorships Now Available for 2013 Taste of Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | Food vendor applications and event sponsorships are now available for the 2013 Taste of Michigan City. New this year, the Taste will be a two-day event taking place during the Super Boat Grand Prix weekend, August 2nd and 3rd. The Super Boat Grand Prix Boat Parade rides into …

May 30, 2013 5:43 pm

Downtown La Porte Celebrating Maple City Grand Prix Week

LAPORTE | The Maple City Grand Prix is coming to La Porte the weekend of May 31st to June 2nd and Downtown La Porte wants to urge people to plan to spend more time in La Porte. The week of the event, spanning May 26th to June 2nd, is La Porte’s Restaurant Week and unlimited parking in the do…

May 30, 2013 5:38 pm

June First Friday Art Walk Coming June 7th

MICHIGAN CITY | The Michigan City Mainstreet Association presents the First Friday Art Walk in the Uptown Arts District on Friday, June 7, 2013 from 5pm to 8pm. The Art Walk features several businesses hosting an array of artists and entertainment for free enjoyment for visitors.

May 30, 2013 5:40 pm

First Friday Downtown Movie Night Begins June 7th with Charlotte’s Web

LAPORTE | The First Friday Night Movie series begins with Charlotte’s Web Friday, June 7th. This free downtown movie is screened in the Herald Argus parking lot at State and Monroe Streets Downtown. Families can come early, shop local and enjoy a classic car show beginning at 6pm. The free m…

May 21, 2013 8:00 pm

Mystery Dinner Theatre Happening in Downtown La Porte

LAPORTE | An interactive, Mystery Dinner Theatre presentation, "The Last Will and Testament of a Millionaire" will be presented at Ignoffo’s Italian Bistro on Lincolnway and Monroe Streets, in La Porte, Indiana on May 18th and 25th. Action will commence with the doors opening at 6:30, and re…

May 16, 2013 7:26 pm

Saturdays in the Sun Begin May 18th with Yoga on the Courthouse Square

LAPORTE | The City of La Porte has become nothing short of a fit community since the inception of Mayor Blair Milo’s Fitness Fridays every Friday throughout the season. Coming this summer, Downtown La Porte will be adding to the city’s fitness regimen with Saturdays in the Sun starting May 1…

May 09, 2013 8:49 pm

2nd Saturdays! Launch in May with Wine and Brew Walk This Saturday!

LAPORTE | 2nd Saturdays! return to La Porte the second Saturday of each month May through October. This special event celebrates the downtown businesses and offer a quality evening out for visitors to come out and enjoy downtown La Porte. For the event series launch, May 11th features a Wine…

May 06, 2013 12:50 pm

2nd Saturdays! Launch in May with Wine and Brew Walk

LAPORTE | 2nd Saturdays! return to La Porte the second Saturday of each month May through October. This special event celebrates the downtown businesses and offer a quality evening out for visitors to come out and enjoy downtown La Porte. For the event series launch, May 11th features a Wine…

May 03, 2013 12:57 pm
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