Porter County Expo Center |
Valparaiso is located in Porter County (of which it is the county seat) east of Merrillville at the junction of Highways 30 and 2.
Valparaiso has much to offer the casual visitor, including fine dining and entertainment throughout the downtown area, sports and recreation at any of the city's 16 parks, and art exhibits and concerts throughout the year. The Indiana Dunes State Park and Lake Michigan are only 20 miles north, and Chicago, Illinois is 50 miles west.
The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 25,931, an increase of 1,517 since 1990.
Valparaiso is part of the Gary, Indiana metro area.
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns Hidden Escape Bed and Breakfast |
Education American Certified Massage School |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Strongbow Turkey Inn | Porter Memorial Hospital |
Indiana Counties Porter County |
Indiana State Parks Sunset Hill Farm County Park |
RV campgrounds and dealers Candy Stripe Camp Sites |
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08/13 Coming to The area
Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
West Chicago Blooming Fest West Chicago IL May18 The City of West Chicago presents another colorful Blooming Fest, an annual downtown garden festival. It combines the West Chicago Garden Club's popular plant sale, with a craft show, children's activities, music, food and fun. Downtown merchants and restaurants get into the act with special promotions, in-store specials and sidewalk sales.