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Top Ten Things to do in November

November 1, 2017

Can you believe we are almost done with 2017? Let’s get into the holiday spirit with some fun events this November.

  1. November 3 – November First Friday, Michigan City, IN – First Fridays in the Uptown Arts District are always a must! Make sure to take some time out of your evening and explore the shops downtown full of vintage goods, furniture, crafts, and more!
  2. November 3 – Dune Struck! Save the Dunes Gala, Michigan City, IN – Let’s celebrate 65 years of dune protection and restoration at this wonderful gala. Small dishes and cocktails will be available at the Uptown Center, along with musical performances, a silent auction, coffee bar, and more. Tickets are selling fast, so get yours soon here!
  3. November 4 – Uptown Vendor Show, Michigan City, IN – Here’s a day of shopping that will support your neighbors. Support your community’s artists and makers by attending this show and start your holiday shopping a little early.
  4. November 17 – Wine Tasting Event, Michigan City, IN – Get together for the 3rd annual Wine Tasting Event hosted by the Boys & Girls Club of Michigan City. Great wine and small appetizers will be available as a way to show your support. Tickets are available here , and all proceeds will go towards the club.
  5. November 18 – Holiday Artisan Market, Michigan City, IN – Here’s another chance to start your holiday shopping off on the right foot! Make your way out to the Lubeznik Center for the Arts and browse through a selection of handmade goods that are perfect for the season.
  6. November 18 – The Depot Holiday Show and Sale, Beverly Shores, IN – Another wonderful holiday show and sale for you to explore! Give the gift of artwork this season after you visit this Depot event that encompasses a variety of different mediums and prices.
  7. November 18 – Paint Your Pet at The Nest, Michigan City, IN – Do you love your pet? Why not come paint them! Register here for a night at The Nest of painting and cute animals. After registering, make sure to post a photo of your pet to the Facebook event page (click on the title of this event), and they will create a template for you to paint once you arrive at the event.
  8. November 18 – Winter Lights Night Festival, Valparaiso, IN – Head out to Sunset Hill Farm County Park in Valparaiso for a family-friendly evening full of wagon rides, face painting, cookie decorating, fireworks, and so much more. Just $5 per car and you can enjoy hours of fun and even end the night with a photo with Santa Clause himself.
  9. November 23 – Thanksgiving Turkey Walk, Michigan City, IN – This is a free celebration of Thanksgiving at Friendship Botanical Gardens. Bring your kids to go on a scavenger hunt through the gardens and enjoy the fall colors throughout each nature trail. If you find every paper turkey that is hidden, you can win a special prize! There’s so much more to this event than just that, so definitely check it out.
  10. November 25 – Breakfast with Santa, Valparaiso, IN – Why not get yourself into the Christmas spirit right after Thanksgiving? For $6 per person, take a trip with your kids out to the WRF Nursery and Garden Center in Valparaiso to meet Santa! There will be activities and crafts for kiddos to enjoy after a great breakfast.

And, because we are thankful for you and in a giving mood, we’ve got a few extra craft shows we think might enjoy! Ogden Dunes Women’s Club Arts, Craft and Food Fair on November 4 and the Boone Grove Athletic Booster Athletic Booster Snowfest Craft Show on November 11! We’ve also got a Dig the Dunes Brush and Brews at Back Road Brewery on November 15.



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