The annual Food and Arts Festival will take place from noon to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday in downtown Crown Point. Enjoy a variety of food, live entertainment and arts and crafts vendors. Learn more at

Lake Effekt

You’ll see 20+ surfaces transformed by public art masters at this year’s Lake Effekt in Miller Beach on June 17. Purchase art, crafts, food and drinks while listening to live music. The outdoor festival takes place from noon to 10 p.m. on Lake Street in Miller. Stay updated online at

Goodland Grand Prix

Goodland’s annual Grand Prix will take place June 23-25. The event kicks off in Foster Park with food. Friday includes set-up and entertainment. The Grand Prix race begins Saturday morning and spectators can also enjoy food and live music and a fireworks show. For details, visit

Eat, Shop and Sidewalk Sale and Fest

Celebrate the '60s, '70s and the Beatles at this annual family-friendly food festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 17. The event is free and open to the public. The festival takes place on Hohman Avenue and Williams Street in Hammond. Learn more at

Munster’s Touch-A-Truck

Families can enjoy “touching” and learning about a variety of cars and trucks from 10 a.m. to noon Friday. Vehicles will be parked in the Community Park parking lot at 8710 Lions Clubs Drive in Munster.

Gospel Music and Arts Fest

Enjoy live gospel music including choirs, gospel rap and the spoken word. Participants can also enjoy paintings, ceramics and photography at the Music and Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at Gary’s downtown Gateway Park. Learn more at