12 Spring Events in Indiana’s Cool North

Winter is finally ending and spring is in the air! The days are getting warmer, and the festivals are becoming more frequent.  Breathe in the spring air by helping improve the environment on Earth Day or by exploring the new growth in the fantastic gardens in Indiana's Cool North.  Experience festivals that focus on maple syrup, beer, or sand sculptures.  Here's our list to inspire your spring adventures!

NWI & I-65 Interstate Chili Cook-off



May 6-7, 2023

This 2-day Chili cook-off in Merrillville is a benefit for the St Joseph’s Carmelite Home.  Come sample chili and enjoy great music.

Cooks will be competing for a spot in the world championships – so expect some good chili!

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  • 28 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 42 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 84 Minutes to Elkhart County

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