Enter to win a 2017 Subaru Forester by visiting the Region’s attractions, restaurants and retail stores. Download the Summer on the Shore Passport App in Google Play or the iStore. More than 50 locations and events are included; users who visit at least six locations and have their Passport “stamped” are automatically entered to win the car and other prizes. Summer on the Shore will continue through mid-September. Download the free app to see the participating locations.
Gatsby at the Gardens
Take yourself back to the 1920s and 1930s for the Great Gatsby Garden Party at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City on June 30. The grounds will be recreated to a “Gatsby moment” while you stroll the gardens and enjoy cocktails and live music. Tickets are available through Eventbrite.com; more information can be found at www.friendshipgardens.org.
Encore of South Shore Painting Exhibit
Due to the popularity of the recent South Shore Line Posters: A Retrospective of Original Paintings, the exhibit will have an encore viewing from July 5 to Aug 6 at the Indiana Welcome Center. The Indiana Welcome Center is located at 7770 Corinne Drive in Hammond. A number of the vintage travel posters are available in the Gift Shop and online at www.southshoreposters.com.
Learn more about pioneering aviator Octave Chanute at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore’s Paul H. Douglas Center in Miller at 12:45 p.m. June 25. See photos taken 121 years ago, learn about the communications between Chanute and the Wright Brothers and enjoy a hike after the session. To learn more, call 219-395-1882.
Lightning Bug Music Festival
Listen to live music, sip craft beer and bring the kids for fun activities at this year’s Lightning Bug Music Festival, from noon to 8 p.m. July 2. Five bands will perform at the festival at Sunset Hill Farm in Valparaiso. Tickets can be purchased at www.brownpapertickets.com. Call 219-465-3586 for more information.