The annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns January 30-31, 2021, with many of the events enjoyed over the past years as well a couple new twists to bring a blast of winter fun to town. Check back often for updates to the WinterFest line up!
Yoga at the Civic will host a FREE class on Friday, January 29, from 8-9 a.m. in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium (use the door at the end of the ramp on Plain Street). Donations will graciously be accepted to support the La Porte Park and Recreation Department's Youth Scholarship Program.
The weekend events kick off with Ice Sculpture Demonstrations. The sculptors will be chiseling and picking from 2-5 p.m. Friday, January 30, in downtown La Porte's Plaza 618.
The “Snowball Softball” Adult Coed Tournamentreturns to Lions Field at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 30, and will be held come snow or more snow. The double-elimination tournament is limited to the first eight teams to register. NSA coed rules apply. Team awards for first, second and third place and individual awards for first place. The cost is $185 per team. The registration deadline will be Thursday, January 21, at 4 p.m. Turn in rosters & waiver forms to the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue).
A Wheel Throwing Pottery Demonstration by local artist Alayna Bublitz will take place on Saturday, January 30, from noon-1 p.m. in Ceramics Room of the Civic Auditorium, 1001 Ridge Street (enter through the ramp on Plain Street). The art of wheel throwing is both a therapeutic and expressive way to create pottery. The event will include time for individuals to sit at a wheel and get their hands dirty. Maybe you will hear "Unchained Melody" playing in the background.
After viewing the ice sculptures, join us at cozy Cummings Lodge from 2-3:30 p.m. for our Sunday Funday Game Time! Leave your electronics at home bring your your favorite game (monopoly, cards, sorry, etc), we will have a toasty fire going to warm you up! Already have dinner? Popcorn and punch will be available to snack on.
For more information on WinterFest, call 219-326-9600 weekdays from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. For up-to-the-minute information during WinterFest weekend, follow the La Porte Park and Recreation Department on FaceBook and Instagram.