Park and Rec Events

Movies in the Park

Lights, Camera, Action! 

Join us for the eagerly anticipated return of the Movies in the Park series, brought to you by the City of La Porte Park and Recreation in partnership with local businesses! This year, sponsors will have a unique opportunity to showcase their support with pre-movie commercial trailers. 

Mark your calendars for a lineup of blockbuster hits:

June 14: "The Barbie Movie"
June 28: "WISH" (hosted on the Civic Auditorium lawn)
July 12: "Elemental"
August 2: "Migration"
August 23: "Kung Fu Panda 4"
All screenings are free and open to the public, starting around 8:15 p.m. or dusk. Please note that all movies (except "WISH") will be shown at the Dennis F. Smith Amphitheater in Fox Park.

In addition to the movies, food trucks and surprises await to enhance your experience! Interested in becoming a sponsor or vendor? Check out our sponsorship guide  and the vendor food truck application, then fill out our sponsor online contact form so we can invoice you. Contact Emily Archambault at for more information.



 Foodie Tuesdays   

May 28-August 27, 2024

Unity Park, La Porte, Indiana

Full 2024 Schedule 

Join us this summer to enjoy a delicious lunch break lakeside at Unity Park (1010 Pine Lake Avenue) 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Enjoy a dinner option every first Tuesday of the month; June, July and August 4-7 p.m.

If interested in becoming a Foodie Tuesday mobile vendor, please contact Tabitha Aguilar at or complete the Foodie Tuesday Mobile Vendor Application. 

Foodie Tuesday Mobile Vendor Application



Night Bike Rides  

The La Porte Night Bicycle Rides will take you on a leisurely 13-mile starlit bike ride of La Porte. Check-in time is at 8 p.m. with the ride beginning promptly at 9 p.m. Please note these are NOT races. All participants must wear a helmet and have a headlight and taillight on their bikes. Participants under the age of 10 years old must be accompanied and ride with an adult, either pull behind or tandem, and require their own registration. The cost for each riding event is $20 per person ($30 night of ride) and includes post-race snacks and a t-shirt if registered a week prior to the event or until supply is gone.  NEW this summer; register for all three rides and save! Register for the 3-ride package for only $40! Register at the Park Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) or at the link above.


LakeFest  | July 26, 27, 28, 2024
  • Click here to learn more about the fun events going on at the 2024 City of La Porte LakeFest. Apply here to be a LakeFest Sponsor!

La Porte LakeFest in La Porte, Indiana boasts three days of music, art, food, and fun for the whole family on La Porte’s Pine, Stone and Clear lakes, this event is the perfect opportunity to showcase the city’s lakes and natural resources, as well as show neighboring communities what it means to be ‘Livin’ the Lake Life’ in the City of La Porte.



Downtown La Porte Ice Rink

Thank you 2023-2024 Downtown La Porte Ice Rink sponsors.

❄ Health Foundation of La Porte
❄ La Porte Park Foundation
❄ La Porte Urban Enterprise Association
❄ Visit Michigan City La Porte

❄ The Allure Modern Elegance/ICON Properties
❄ Dooley's LLC
❄ AJ Portable Buildings/Yoder's Portable Buildings LLC



Letters From Santa 

We are assisting Santa and his elves at the North Pole with the delivery of his letters. If there is someone you know that would enjoy receiving a letter from Santa, simply fill out the registration form and return it to the City of La Porte Park and Recreation Office (250 Pine Lake Avenue) by the second Friday in December, or email your completed form to the Park Office at

Registration forms are available at the Park Office starting in November and by clicking here.



WinterFest  |  January 

The annual WinterFest, organized by the La Porte Park and Recreation Department, returns every January.