Friday, May 19, 2017


Dates: May 19 - August 06, 2017
Time: Tue., Thu. and Fri. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Wed. 10:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.; Sat. and Sun. 12-5 
Venue: Brauer Museum of Art, Valparaiso University
Address: 1709 Chapel Dr., Valparaiso, IN 46383-6493 Phone: 219-464-5365
Admission: Free admission

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An exhibition of new acquistions in the Brauer Museum of Art's permanent collection will be held in the museum's Wehling and McGill Galleries. This exhibit is free and open to the public. 

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens
Address: 450 W. 100 North, Valparaiso, IN 46385
Phone: 219-462-0025
Admission: $10 adults; $8 senior (55+), military, college students; $5 child (5-12), children free (4 & under)


Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special events.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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This Mouthwatering Ice Cream Trail In Northern Indiana All You’ve Ever Dreamed Of And More

Let’s be honest – one of the best parts of spring and summer is all the delicious ice cream we get to indulge in. From dairy farms to tiny, beloved ice cream shops, Indiana knows how to do ice cream right. If you’re a fan of this frozen treat, check out the ultimate Northern Indiana mouthwatering ice cream trail.                                                                                Visit Valpo Velvet and Stay at Songbird Prairie Inn and Spa

Monday, May 8, 2017


Dates: April 28 - May 14, 2017
Time: Fri. and Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CT)
Venue: Memorial Opera House
Address: 104 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone: 219-548-9137
Admission: $21 adults; $18 seniors (59+) and students (with valid ID)

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The Drowsy Chaperone is a musical that revolves around a lonely, melancholy man in his apartment as he tries to cheer himself up by listening to a recording of his favorite 20's musical. Watch as his apartment magically transforms into the set of this vivacious musical and the characters come to life.


Date: Saturday, May 13 Time: 10:45 - 11:30 a.m. (CT)
Venue: Sunset Hill Farm County Park Address: 775 Meridian Rd., Valparaiso, IN 46385-
Phone: 219-465-3586
Admission: Free admission
Come out to learn ab out the edibles of the woods. You will hike around Sunset Hill to see what you can (and cannot!) eat. You will also stop by the gardens to see what yummy things are starting to grow.
Tree swallow
                                                    Northern Flicker
Baltimore Oriole

"Breakfast with the birds" some new guests at breakfast! Make your reservation today to see all of these birds and more!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Time: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT) Venue: Central Park Plaza
Address: Lincolnway and Lafayette St., Valparaiso, IN 46383
Phone:  Admission: $5 for 13 +

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The 4th Three Birds Market will feature amazing one-of-a-kind, hand-made, up-cycled vendors. Stop by for great shopping, food, live music, and a few drink at the bar.


Dates: May 06 - October 28, 2017 Time: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)Venue: Downtown Chesterton
Address: Third Street & Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304 Phone: 219-926-5513
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An outdoor family/artisan market held in historic downtown Chesterton every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The 3rd Annual Chocolate Walk is nearing on Saturday, May 6 in downtown Valparaiso.
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If you have tickets, great! If not, not to worry - you can still enjoy downtown along with great specials!
Blackbird Café: 20% off all chocolate drinks & pastries
Blue Point Oyster & Sushi Bar: $5 chocolate martinis
Don Quijote: Look in your Chocolate Walk bag for a gift certificate to be used on lunch or dinner! Free chocolate dessert with purchase of lunch or dinner.
Elements Wine Bar: 20% off anything with bubbles
Fluid Coffeebar: $1 gourmet hot chocolate
Fork & Cork: Free chocolate dessert with purchase of lunch or dinner
Olga's Place: Complimentary dessert with purchase of lunch or dinner
Pikk's Tavern: $6 menu of assorted chocolate drinks & desserts
Radius: $2 chocolate mole mini sliders & $6 chocolate covered strawberry martini
Roots Organic Juice Café: 10% off chocolate date smoothie
Sage Restaurant: Free chocolate pot de crème with purchase of dinner
CHAMPAGNE RECEPTION from 4-6PM following the Chocolate Walk!
The fun doesn't have to end when the Walk is over! Following the Chocolate Walk, please join us for a Champagne Reception from 4-6 p.m. hosted by our Proud Partner, The Lakes of Valparaiso.
Enjoy complimentary champagne, sparkling juice, special prizes and more at their luxurious Clubhouse. Lakes of Valparaiso is located just 3 miles East of Downtown Valparaiso just East of Hwy 49 off of Evans Ave at 1715 Lake Michigan Drive.

Monday, May 1, 2017

         Eat Up Wine Down 1st Thursday 
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May 4, 2017 Times: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM Organization: Valparaiso Events

Location: Central Park Plaza, Valparaiso, IN 46383

Contact Phone: 219-464-8332 Contact Email: Click to Email

Description: Don't miss a great opportunity to visit one or several of Downtown Valparaiso's favorite restaurants.  The Valpo Downtown Dining Group tempts your palate with $6 food and drink specials on the 1st Thursday of every month.

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