Here’s What to Do in Chicagoland and Northest Indiana this Weekend

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CHICAGOLAND

Friday, October 5th

Fall Color Festival in Lisle, IL

Materiality Art Show, Chicago Heights (Runs Through October 25)

This show features artists who use unusual materials that may not be thought of as media for artists. Works by Ragnhildur Steffansdottir (from Iceland); Marjorie Woodruff; Margi Weir; Nnenna Okore; Ann Rosen and Mille Guldbeck. Works include installations, sculpture and wall pieces.

Saturday, October 6th

Bennigan’s Pumpkin Farm, Homer Glen, IL (Through October 31)

NORTHWEST INDIANA

Friday, October 5:

Indiana Dunes Homecoming Event in Portage, IN

Saturday, October 6:

Family Fall Fest in Dyer, IN

Harvest Festival in Portage, IN

October is the perfect time for families to enjoy the fall colors and the fun that fall fests offer. Dyer Parks & Recreation is hosting their first Fall Family Fest.

They will have music for all to enjoy, bounce houses, pumpkin carving, a s’more making station, mini hay bale maze, tractor races, potato sack races, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks and much more! Each paid participant will receive a wrist band that will allow them to enjoy the activities, a hot dog, chips and a drink along with a s’more and a pumpkin to carve. 

Onsite registration (cash only) or prior registration by Friday, October 5th at the Dyer Parks Dept. is also an option. 

Fire Department Open House in East Chicago, IN