12 Big Events for 2023 in Indiana’s Cool North

There are some big events in Indiana's Cool North;  the ones you look forward to every year!  We made a list of our biggest events so you  can plan ahead.  Everything from the county fairs to the favorite festivals and those popular weekly markets are on our list! Make sure you don't miss your favorite --  or make a date to explore something new.

Washington Park Zoo Opens April 1

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Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City, opens on April 1, ready to welcome you for another season on the shores of Lake Michigan.

The newly renovated “Big Cats Habitat” will reopen this spring featuring the African Lions and the Bengal Tigers.

For information on nearby lodging and  Deals and Packages   Request a Visit Michigan City LaPorte Visitor Guide.

    • 16 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
    • 38 Minutes to South Shore
    • 56 Minutes to Elkhart County

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