Dig the Dunes Picks their Favorite February Events!

February 1, 2020

Love is in the air and so is hope that Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow this weekend. There is no shortage of fun events happening this month like the Shelf Ice Brewfest! As if February isn’t exciting enough it’s also a Leap year. Celebrate by joining our Brewery & Winery Tour in Michigan taking place on Leap day!


1:     February 7th ~ Give-Back Night for Olga’s Place at Bare Bones ~ LaPorte, IN

Join Bare Bones and The Collective for an-all ages giveback night for Olga’s Place Pizzeria and Restaurant. Bare Bones will be tapping “Today, I’m Delicious,” the specialty beer Burn ‘Em Brewing brewed as a fundraiser for Olga’s Place. All proceeds from the sales of this beer will be donated to Olga’s Family. Additionally, The Collective will be donating $2 per pint sold of this beer. Neil Allesee will also be playing live from 8-9:30p.

2:     February 8 ~ Snowball Pub Crawl ~ Michigan City, IN

Join MC in the coolest Snowball Pub Crawl that will benefit Washington Park Zoo on Saturday, Feb. 8th, from 2 PM to 9 PM! Tickets are on sale for $15 per person (inclusive of zoo donation and bus access from bar-to-bar). Buses will pick up at each participating bar starting at 2 PM. PLUS enjoy Music by Jim Post at Matey’s from 5-9PM.

3:     February 13th ~ Galentine’s Day Sip & Spa ~ Valparaiso, IN

Grab your girls and head on over to Lambstone Cellars Winery! You’ll get to enjoy complimentary hand spas while you sip wine next to your favorite people. If wine, chocolate and spa experiences are your type, then make sure you come and spend your Galentine’s Day at Lambstone!

4:     February 14th ~ Fatal Attraction 2020 ~ Hammond, IN

Join Byway Brewing for an exceptional 5 course Valentine’s Dinner, where each course is perfectly paired with beer or wine, and prepared for your indulgence by Chef Brian Rance & Team. There will be two seatings: 6PM or 8PM. This a favorite event and sells out fast so make sure to book soon! Please choose the beer or wine pairing option when purchasing your ticket. Your tickets must be purchase tickets in advance here.

5:     February 15 ~ Donuts and Beer Pairing ~ Michigan City, IN

Kick off Michigan City Mainstreet Association‘s Shelf Ice Brewfest with a donuts and beer pairing! Enjoy 4 brews from some of our favorite breweries along with 4 delicious mini donuts on the patio in the heated tent at Leeds Public House. Carb up and then head over to the Brewfest which is just steps away! Full cash bar and menu will also be available in the restaurant. Live music. Limited capacity. 21 and over only. Purchase your tickets in advance here.

6:     February 15 ~ Shelf Ice Brewfest 2020 ~ Michigan City, IN

Amazing winter beer fest held outside in the Uptown Arts District in downtown Michigan City. 4 big tents with 40 local and regional breweries. Fun snow stuff. Fire pits. Ice sculptures. Food trucks. Hammerschlagen. Lots of fun people to have fun with. This event is a major fundraiser for the Michigan City Mainstreet Association which is a non-profit organization dedicated to revitalizing Michigan City’s downtown, so when you buy a ticket, you’re helping them out big time. Purchase your tickets in advance here and for a list of breweries check out the event page here.

7:     February 19th ~ Wine Cork Class ~ Valparaiso, IN

Join Dig the Dunes and Jenny Rusboldt at Anderson’s Winery for a fun class where you will create a wine bottle and glass out of wine corks and paint. This framed picture will look great anywhere in your house! This is a relaxing class where you can work and enjoy conversation with your friends while creating. Class includes materials, instruction and one glass of wine. Space is limited. Purchase your tickets in advance here.

8:     February 22nd ~ Masquerade Ball and Mardi Gras Market ~ Valparaiso, IN

Alley Kat’s Curiosity Shoppe is proud to present a Masquerade Ball and Mardi Gras Market with Ball Gowns and Costumes, Masked Characters and Dancing, Revelry and Merriment! Arrive in Style in Masked Dancing Attire, Costume, or even as a Masked Super Hero! Learn Festival Dances with Live Music and Princesses and Jesters — Perfect for all Ages and Families! Relax in the Game Room when you need a break from the Dance Floor. Dance the Night Away later in the evening with Modern Tunes! Explore the Mardi Gras Market of Artisans and Curators, Search for Clues to Win the Scavenger Hunt and Grab a Drink and a Bite at the Cash Bar and Specialty Food Vendors Tickets are currently available at Alley Kat’s Curiosity Shoppe or you can purchase in advance here.

9:     February 25th ~ Glass Class at Devil’s Trumpet ~ Merrillville, In

The Dig the Dunes GLASS CLASS is headed to Devil’s Trumpet Brewery in Merrillville. Create your own masterpiece with glass, sand and trinkets like mermaids, fish, turtles, starfish, sand dollars and more! So many options to choose!! Seal your piece with a fast drying epoxy. This fun class has been selling out all over the dunes! Additional trinkets are added at every class. Already made one? Grab your friends and do another! Ticket includes: all materials, instruction and a token good for a full beer or 2 samples. Purchase your ticket in advance here.

10:   February 29th ~ Brewery & Winery Bus Tour in Michigan! ~ Michigan City, IN

All aboard for a Leap Day Brewery & Winery Bus Tour! Dig the Dunes is back on the road and we are ready to make the most of the extra day we have this month. Come on out for another brewery and winery bus tour!

Included in ticket: Welcome drink and light bite at Fish Camp, drink token at Round Barn, snacks at Haymarket and of course your luxurious limo bus ride provided by Harbor Country Adventures!  Purchase your tickets in advance here. *Subject to change.

And….coming March 1 is a Past Life Regression with Randi Light at Barker Mansion. What is this? More information here!

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