Winter Adventures in Indiana’s Cool North

Can you believe it's time to put those winter events on your calendar?  It feels like fall is finally over; the leaves are nearly gone, and the temperature is dropping.  Here are some essential dates for our cherished winter adventures in Indiana's Cool North. Don't miss out on the magical light displays and exciting events slated for January and February!


Valparaiso Popcorn Festival - 45 Years of Tradition

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September 7, 2024

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival in Valparaiso, celebrates the city’s connection to Orville Redenbacher, the popcorn pioneer. This lively event features a popcorn parade, live entertainment, and various popcorn-themed activities. Thousands attend to enjoy the unique flavors, crafts, and festive atmosphere, making it a beloved local tradition.

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