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Our Year In Review – 2016


WHAT. A. YEAR! 2016 is winding down, and as we prepare to close the book on this past year and look forward to an even better 2017, we want to take a few moments to look back at some of our favorite moments and relive some of the unforgettable memories that helped make this year the biggest and best we’ve ever had.

Where do we begin when it comes to recapping 2016? In total, we hosted more than 90 days of events for everyone in the community and beyond to come enjoy. Returning favorites such as the Popcorn Festival and the Valparaiso Market gave everyone something to look forward to, while new events like The Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience helped to make our city even more vibrant and inviting.

But we do more than plan events throughout the city – many of which are free to all to enjoy. VE is also in charge of creating & changing the banners that hang from all the lampposts and poles that decorate the Downtown area. In addition, we also help pipe in music into the speakers throughout the city.

A few images to look back on this year:





THE POP-UP: A Valparaiso Art Experience:



Maybe you even noticed the utility boxes downtown? Over the summer, we partnered with local artists to showcase their artwork to the community in a very unique way- by wrapping the utility boxes with their work! Something that was once dull and utilitarian is now a work of art!

Of course, no one can do all of this alone. It takes a million things to do what we do, and we couldn’t be more thankful for the support from all of our sponsors, members, and people of the community who make what we do possible.

Thank you to our Sponsors who helped us achieve a great 2016:

  • 1st Source Bank
  • Brigata Hills
  • Brown Tire
  • Cadillac
  • Cavanaugh and Nondorf Orthodontics
  • Celebrity Cruises, Inc.
  • Centier Bank
  • Chicago Street Theatre
  • Chicagoland Popcorn
  • Culvers
  • Currie Motors
  • Digital Graphic Solutions
  • Drs. Michael and Cindy Leland
  • Duffy’s Place
  • Earles Architects and Associates
  • Frontier Communications
  • General Insurance Services
  • Grieger Motor Sales
  • Horizon Bank
  • Indiana Beverage
  • Indiana University Northwest
  • M&S Collision
  • MasterTech Pest Control
  • Muller Acura
  • Orville Redenbacher Popcorn
  • Paul Sur Buick GMC
  • Porter County Republicans
  • Porter Regional Hospital
  • Radiologic Associates of NWI
  • Regional Federal Credit Union
  • Rittenhouse Village of Valparaiso
  • Rolling Hills Vineyard Church
  • Rusted Oak
  • Soft Touch Car Wash
  • South Shore CVA
  • Teacher’s Credit Union
  • Town and Country Market
  • Trail Inn/Triangle Liquors
  • Urschel Laboratories
  • Valpo Velvet

And last but not least, thank you to YOU! Your continued support is what drives us to keep doing what we love. Without you, there is no Valparaiso Events.

What’s Next For VE? 

The year may be changing, but our mission will remain the same: to preserve and enhance the vitality of Valparaiso by creating a proud, vibrant, and thriving community through creation and promotion of numerous festivals and events.

What will you see? Here’s a look:

39th Annual Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

Valparaiso Market

Summer Outdoor Movies

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival

The Pop Up – A Valparaiso Art Experience

Valparaiso Chocolate Walk

Valpo Brew Fest

Valparaiso Wine Festival

Fall Harvest Festival

Holly Days

Dates are coming soon. Stay tuned!

In closing, thank you to everyone who helped make 2016 our best year ever. We look forward to bringing you bigger and better things in 2017. Stay tuned, and we’ll see you next year!


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