Looking for something fun to do this St. Patrick's Day weekend? We're back with 10 AWESOME things to do weekend! From parades to hikes and music concerts, find out what's in-store for the Region this weekend.
March 16th - The Hawk Talk
Humane Indiana Widlife - Valparaiso, IN
Let's talk hawks! Join us to meet one of our longest standing ambassadors, our female Red-tailed Hawk as well as one of our newest, our Rough-legged Hawk. During this program we will be learning about hawks that can be found in Indiana throughout the year, where to look for them, and how we can help protect these incredible predators. All ages welcome.
March 15th - Music Heritage Series
Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center - Porter, IN
Third Friday each month!
Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor Center, located on the southeast corner of Highways 49 and 20.
March 17th - Paulie & The Shakers at Blue Chip Casino
Blue Chip Casino - Michigan City, IN
Paulie & The Shakers will perform in the Rocks Lounge.
March 16th - The Collective Artisan Market
La Porte Civic Auditorium - La Porte, IN
Shop curated one-of-a-kind, handcrafted + up-cycled finds at The Collective Artisan Market.
Live music, local food + bar. $5 admission for ages 13+.
March 17th - Official Crown Point St. Patrick's Day Night-time Parade
Crown Point Special Events - Crown Point, IN
Join Mayor David Uran and the City of Crown Point for the 12th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festivities!Festivities begin with the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at the Fire Station located at 124 N East St. The dinner is from 2-6pm.The cost is $10 per Adult meal, $9 for seniors, $6.50 for kids dinner, $4 Kids Hot Dog Meal. The corned beef and cabbage dinner includes: 7 oz of braised corned beef, cabbage, carrots, roasted red potatoes, bread & butter, dessert and a soda or water.
March 16th - Visit the Beehive Cluster
Calumet Astronomy Center - Lowell, IN
Learn about one of the nearest cluster of stars, called the beehive, that is part of the Cancer constellation.
March 16th - Indiana Dunes State Park St. Patricks Day Hike
Indiana Dunes State Park - Chesterton, IN
Join us for a Urban Nerd Herd St. Patricks Day Themed Hike at the Indiana Dunes State Park! Come dressed in green! The best dressed will win a prize!
Hike: Trail 10 https://www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/dunes_trail.pdf
March 15th - Bird Migration: Sparrows & Finches
Gibson Woods Nature Preserve - Hammond, IN
The excitement of spring bird migration will soon be upon us. Join a park naturalist and fellow bird enthusiasts to learn more about what birds will be moving through our area. A video and slide show about sparrows and finches will be offered. The presentations will feature many tips on identification. Designed for ages 12 and up. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188.
March 16th - Hammond St. Patricks Day Parade 2019
Downtown Hammond - Hammond, IN
The parade will start at Orchard Dr & Kennedy Ave by Hessville Park. participant line up starts at 11:30. Parade will start at 1pm. Parade will head north on Kennedy Ending at 161st. Visit http://www.hc3hessville.org/st.-patrick-s-day-parade.html download application and line up map.
March 15th - Family Swim Program
Whiting YMCA - Whiting, IN
Our Family Swim program offers the ideal opportunity for you to have fun and spend quality time in the water with your little fishes. Join us every 3rd Friday and 3rd Sunday of the month for our Family Swim Pool Parties. Our trained aquatic staff will lead structured activities that allow your entire family to learn new pool games, water safety tips, and play while having an enjoyable and safe time in the water. Fun for all ages. FREE for members!