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Indiana is a beautiful state in late summer and early fall, and if you are lucky enough to be here during those months, the Bizarre Bazaar in downtown Hammond is a wonderful affair. Going into its 10th season, this beloved community event is put on by the Hammond City Council, which pulls out all the stops. Gather up the family, and head down to Historic Harrison Park on popular Holman Avenue and Waltham Street. The fair features a barrage of entertainment including pony rides, live entertainment, a beanbag tournament, car and motorcycle show, arts and crafts made by local artists and food vendors galore.
Channel Your Artistic
Art is not just something to look at and admire; it is something that is part of an experience, which is exactly what you can do at South Shore Arts. This Art School and Gallery proves more than 400 different art classes annually, several of which are for young children. They also feature several art exhibitions every year, many of which are amazing to see in person. If you have ever wanted to see an Andy Warhol or Norman Rockwell up close, both have been part of exhibits at South Shore Arts. Use this experience to expand your horizons and explore your creative side.
Gone Fishing - The Ha
Escape the rat race for a moment, grab your fishing rod, and head on down to the Hammond Marina for some peace and blissful tranquility. South Shore visitors are avid anglers and lovers of water. Residents and visitors have public access to a number of different waterways, including Lake Michigan, Wolf Lake, and George Lake, and those in Lost Marsh Golf Course, Forsythe Park, and Wolf Lake Memorial Park. Wolf Lake features architecture inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and, with Chicago being a mere 12 nautical miles away, you could rent a boat and make it a full day of exploration.