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Downtown merchants' Friday Night Lights to kick off fun weekend here

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Downtown Chesterton merchants will be leaving the lights on this Friday night to encourage folks to stop in and get acquainted with the local shops.

The “Friday Night Lights” event is scheduled from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, with special evening hours for easy, breezy summer shopping. Cap off the evening with music or a movie, or both, in Thomas Centennial Park.

More than a dozen merchants are planning special evening hours for the event, in a relaxed and casual kick-off to the weekend.

Food, sweets, home decor, fashion, and more are awaiting the discerning shopper looking for a change of pace. A stroll through the Downtown is sure to provide a few happy surprises, and if you’ve been thinking of doing more local shopping, this is the perfect opportunity to discover some new favorite shops.

Merchants participating include Fresh News, Danny O’s, Gatsby’s Barbershop, Flower Cart, Flying Mermaids, Ashley’s Jewelry By Design, Spike & Buddy’s Interior Design, Chelle’s and Green Garage, Venice Pizza, Circles in the Wind, Sweet D’s, O’Gara and Wilson Antiquarian Booksellers, and Tria Boutique.

It’s going to be a lively night on the town and a beautiful evening under the stars. (See advertisement on Page Three of today’s Chesterton Tribune)

Music & Movie

Concurrent with the Downtown shopping event, the Westchester Public Library’s free concert and family film series continues at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the bandstand in Thomas Park. Cynthia Shelhart will open the evening, performing her music, with the film Finding Dory set to run at dusk, about 8 p.m.

Folks are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, and bug spray to make the experience more enjoyable. In the case of rain, both events will be offered in the Baugher Center, 100 W. Indiana Ave. in Chesterton.

The Music & Movie series is funded in part by the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club. Library concerts are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the library at 926-7696 or visit

Fun-filled weekend

But “Friday Night Lights” is only the beginning of a fun-filled weekend here in Duneland. Also on tap:

* The Chesterton Art Fair at Dogwood Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.

* The Chesterton Fire Department’s annual Street Dance on Broadway east of South Eighth Street, from 6 p.m. to midnight, Saturday, Aug. 5.

* And Babapaloosa at Sunset Hill Farm County Park, from 1 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 6.



Posted 8/3/2017




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