Please see the events and club meetings listed below and on page 2. 
Although this Friendship Gardens is a private suburban garden, unavailable to the public, there are many other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.  Please visit Budding Gardener Events for Indiana events relating primarily to children.

Indiana Events:

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September 1, 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, 28:  Chesterton.  Indiana Dunes State Park has nature-related programs for adults and children,

September 1:  Gary.  Family Day at the Douglas Center, hands-on family activities in the park's west end visitor center,

September 1 - 29:  Hammond.  Paint the Parks, daily, Indiana Welcome Center,

September 1:  Hesston. 58th Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show, 

September 1 - 30:  Statewide.  Register to become a Citizen Scientist at Project BudBurst,

September 1 - October 31:  Valparaiso.  Night Hikes, Taltree Arboretum,

September 2 - 30:  Valparaiso.  Farmers' Market, Tuesdays, Central Park Plaza, 

September 3 - 24:  DeMotte.  Market in the Park at Spencer Park, East side of Halleck St, Wednesdays,

September 4 - 25:  Hobart.  Summer Market on the Lake, Thursdays, Festival Park,

September 4 - 25:  Schererville.  Schererville International Farmers' Market, Thursdays, Redar Park,

September 5 - 26:  Griffith.  Central Market at Central Park, Broad St and W Oak St, Fridays,

September 5:  Hammond.  Look for Migrating Songbirds on Fall Hike, Gibson Woods,

September 5:  Lowell.  Fall Harvest Festival & 13th Annual Grateful Gathering, The Gardens at Niemeyers,

September 5, 12, 19:  St John.  Fall Container Workshop, Alsip Nursery,

September 6 - 20:  Cedar Lake.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, Town Complex Grounds,

September 6 - October 25:  Chesterton.  Chesterton's European Market, Saturdays, Third Street & Broadway,

September 6 - October 18:  Crown Point.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays (except no market on 10/4), downtown - south block of Main St,

September 6 - December 27:  Gary.  Park in Focus, every Saturday, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education,

September 6:  Hammond.  "Thinking of your yard habitat as a headwater of a 1000 mile river system" presented by Ders Anderson, Greenways Director at Openlands; Wild Ones meeting, Gibson Woods,

September 6 - October 18:  Highland.  Street Market, Saturdays, Main Square Park,

September 6 - October 25:  Michigan City.  Farmer's Market, Saturdays, corner of 8th & Washington Sts,

September 6 - October 25:  Remington.  Main Street Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 36 S Ohio St,

September 6:  Valparaiso.  Popcorn Festival, festival/ 

September 6 - October 25:  Whiting.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 1443 119th St,

September 7 - 28:  Gary.  Miller Beach Farmers' Market, Sundays, 667 South Lake St,

September 7 - October 26:  Munster.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Dr,

September 7 - 28:  Portage.  Community Market, Sundays, Founders' Square Park,

September 7 - October 26:  St John.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Community Hospital Outpatient Centre Parking Lot, 9660 Wicker Ave,

September 8:  Hobart.  Fall Perennial Plant Swap, Deep River County Park,

September 9:  Griffith.  Great Decisions Discussion Group 'Food & Climate', Griffith Branch Library,

September 9:  Hammond.  Flight Adventures, Laser U2; Challenger Learning Center on the Campus of Purdue University Calumet,

September 10:  Munster.  Winter Seed Sowing, presented by Master Gardener Victoria Jostes, Munster Branch Library,

September 10:  Schererville.  Wild Ones, Gibson Woods Chapter is holding its 5th Biennial Native Plant Symposium with many great speakers and Silent Auction on September 27 at the St John Twp Community Center.  Today is the last day for late registration.  See flyer and registration form for more information,

September 11, 23, 25:  Crown Point.  Home Food Preservation Classes at the Purdue Extension-Lake County Office, registration deadline is 9/2.  Contact Linda Curley, Extension educator,, 219-755-3240.

September 11:  Merrillville.  Pesticide Usage, presented by Nikky Witkowski, Extension educator, Agriculture and Natural Resources/Horticulture; Northwest Indiana Butterfly Club meeting, Merrillville Branch Library, or 

September 12 & 13:  Cedar Lake.  Hunter's Education Safety Course, Cedar Creek Family Golf Center,

September 13:  Merrillville.  The Lake County Master Gardeners presents a Symposium "The Seven Wonders of Gardening―To See, To Hear, To Smell, To Taste, To Touch, To Harvest and To Learn, Avalon Manor.  Registration form,

September 13:  Michigan City.  Hoosier Farm Day, Washington Park Zoo,

September 13:  Valparaiso.  Project WET: Environmental Education, Taltree Arboretum,

September 15:  Griffith.  Vegetable & Herb Gardening: Bringing it to the Table, presented by Master Gardener Joy McCullough, Griffith Branch Library,

September 15 - November 29:  Medaryville.  Greater Sandhill Cranes Fall Migration, Jasper-Pulaski State Fish & Wildlife Area,

September 15:  St John.  Biblical Herbs, presented by Master Gardener Susan Radovich, St John Branch Library,

September 16:  Merrillville.  Bulbs, presented by Master Gardeners William and Jennifer Tobin, Merrillville Branch Library,

September 17:  Portage.  Wildflower Workshop "Wow'em with Wildflowers", presented by the Northwest District of the Garden Club of Indiana, Inc.  Woodland Park on Willowcreek Rd, contact Lori Higgins for further information, 219-762-0861 or; registration ends 9/1.

September 18:  Highland.  Easy Pruning for the Gardener, presented by Master Gardener Dolly Foster, Highland Branch Library,

September 20 - 21:  Fort Wayne.  Johnny Appleseed Festival,

September 20:  Hammond.  Hoosier Riverwatch Workshop, Gibson Woods,

September 20:  LaPorte.  Sunflower Fair,

September 21 - October 26:  Lowell.  Non-reserved hayrides for individuals and families, Saturdays and Sundays (except 10/11 & 10/12), Buckley Homestead,

September 22 - 25:  Statewide.  International MG Conference, "Horticultural Horizons in the Heartland," held in Council Bluffs, IA;

September 26 - 28:  Crown Point.  Covered Bridge Harvest Fest, Lake County Fairgrounds,

September 26 - 28:  Valparaiso.  Northern Indiana Historical Power Association 38th Annual Fall Harvest Festival featuring John Deere Tractors and Equipment,

September 26 - 29:  Valparaiso.  Fall Harvest Festival and Antique Equipment Show, Sunset Hill Farm,

September 26 - 28:  Wanatah.  Scarecrow Festival,

September 27:  Hammond.  Department of Nature Preserves Field Days hike at Seidner Dune and Swale, co-led by Emily Stork and Jim Erdelac,

September 27:  Lowell.  Free Public Observing at Conway Observatory,,

September 27:  Lowell.  Fall Harvest Festival & 13th Annual Grateful Gathering, free seminars, The Gardens at Niemeyer's,

September 27:  Valparaiso.  Preparing Roses for Winter, Taltree Arboretum,

September 28:  Griffith.  CSRI Wheelchair Accessible Hayride, Oak Ridge Prairie County Park,

October 1 - 31:  Valparaiso.  Trail of Scarecrows, daily, Taltree Arboretum,

This page is updated weekly. >>Indiana Events Continued

Revised:  September 01, 2014