Top 10 Events in February

January 31, 2019

This week has seen record setting temperatures and many of us have been hunkered down. In anticipation of the warmer days ahead, let’s hope that Punxsutawney Phil does not see his shadow on February 2! For those looking to get out of the house, check out the list of events that we have put together for you.

  1. February 2 Cabin Fever Festival / Groundhog Day, Porter, IN-
    Tired of winter and hoping that the Groundhog doesn’t see his shadow? Then get out of the house and enjoy a day of fun, (and mostly) indoor activities at both the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center and Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education. There will be a ton of fun things to do for young and old along with free movies and music throughout the day. If you haven’t gotten enough of winter yet, then join a ranger for an outdoor adventure hike or borrow some snowshoes or skis and explore Miller Woods on your own.Click the link for a detailed schedule or call the information desk at 219-395-1882.
  2. February 9 Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball, Michigan City, IN-
    The Enchanted City Mayor’s Ball is right around the corner. Mayor Ron Meer and his wife, Agnes, invite you to join them at the Blue Chip Casino on Saturday, February 9th, 2019. Doors to the Blue Chip Casino Stardust Event Center open at 6:00pm. There will be hors d oeuvres, and a cash bar. Black tie is optional. Enchanting entertainment will be provided, and all proceeds are to be donated to Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Friendship Botanic Gardens. Individual Tickets are $100. For more information, call 210.873.1400 ext. 8
  3. February 14 Fatal Attraction 5-Course Dinner, Byway Brewing Hammond, IN-Valentine’s Day for some…just another Thursday for others. Whether you recognize the day or not, they’ll be serving food…and beer. Executive Chef Brian has created a 5-course dinner that could be accompanied by an optional beer or wine pairing. Tony Cortina will be playing acoustic guitar in the taproom for all of the diners!! You must purchase tickets in advance here. No walk-ins. There will be two seatings, 6PM or 7:30PM. Limited seating available for each.
  4. February 16 Shelf Ice Brewfest 2019, 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. Event sells out every year! 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 us out big time. Need we say more? Tickets may be purchased here or for more information regarding this event, please visit
  5. February 17 Uncork & Create: Harry Potter, Wine or Scrabble Coasters & Cider, Aftermath Cidery, Valparaiso, IN- Scrabble like you’ve never done before. Choose to paint your own Harry Potter coaster set! OR Create your own coasters with scrabble pieces OR Wine theme. Each person will have their own scrabble set of letters to design their own. (scrabble is only offered in a 4 piece set) No experience necessary, all supplies included and a complimentary glass of your favorite Aftermath cider or wine are included. Additional ciders, wines and snacks will be available for purchase. Tickets may be purchased here or if you have questions, please message Didonna Crafts on fb. Or you can text/call Francine at 219-508-6145.
  6. February 20 Get Fit. Get Food., Troybuilt Fitness, Town of Pines, IN- Let’s Get Fit! (and food!) It’s time to sign up for the February class! Workout will be approximately 50 minutes and then everyone will caravan just down the road to Bartlett’s (131 E. Dunes Hwy.) where they will be set up for a healthy family style meal complete with one specialty drink. (vegetarian options available). It’s a fun way to get out, meet people and get healthy! Tickets may be purchased here. Class is limited to 15 people. Class includes Built Camp, one drink and family style meal. You are welcome to order more food/drink from the menu.
  7. February 24 Yeti Trail Half, Westville, IN- Come experience beautiful Bluhm County Park in Westville, Indiana. Trails maybe muddy, wet or snowy so come prepare for the challenge. Course is three loops around the park with one aid station you hit twice. If you need more aid please carry a hydration pack. This race is low key all runners receive a winter hat and gloves and a finisher’s medal. You have 4 hours and 30 minutes to complete the course. This race is part of the Crazy Legs Race Series
  8. February 24 2nd Annual Oscar Watch Party, Duneland Beach Inn, Michigan City, IN-They are hosting their 2nd Annual Oscar Watch Party at the Inn! Offering a 4 course Pre-Fixe Dinner, Custom Cocktails, Red Carpet Photos and viewings on 5 Screens! Tickets may be purchased here.
  9. February 24 Coffee Creek Watershed 3 mile hike. Join Urban Nerd Herd for a 3 mile hike around Coffee Creek. Hike starts at noon. 
  10. February 17 & 27 Light Up Your Life! Lantern Making Class, Michigan City, IN- Create your very own faux stained glass lantern! We will be using an 11” tall white metal lantern. Draw over a pattern with liquid leading to complete the flowing wave design on each plane of glass. Then fill in the sections with colors of your choice. Once dried you can slide the colored glass back into your lantern. Add a candle and watch as the colors illuminate from inside, and onto your walls. Tickets may be purchased here. Class includes all materials, instruction and one drink. This is a 21 and over venue. Class will also be held at Leroy’s on February 17. 

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