Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Check out "The Best Festival of the Region" named by The Times readers!

Valparaiso's 36th Annual Popcorn Festival's main events take place on Saturday, September 6th. There will be more than 200 arts and crafts booths, accompanied with over 30 food vendors.

Festival Day Activities

Saturday, September 6th

7:00 am - Booths Open

7:30 am - Popcorn Panic 5M Run and 5K Walk

8:45 am - Lit'l Kernel Puff Race

10:00 am - Valparaiso Popcorn Festival Chicagoland Popcorn Parade

11:00 am - 6:30 pm - Chicagoland Popcorn Tent

Food and beverages offered by Ben's Pretzels, Chance Michael, Domino's Pizza, Duffy's Place, and Martinis

South Shore CVA Main Stage
Porter Health Amphitheater, Central Park Plaza

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm - Nicole Jamrose

1:20 pm - 2:40 pm - Keith Jackson & The Triple Dose Band

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm - The Crawpuppies

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Spin Doctors

Front Porch Music Stage
Corner of Lincolnway and Michigan Street

12:00 - 6:30 pm - This stage features students from the Barage Band 101 Course at Front Porch Music and Local Musicians

Kids Poppin' and Play Place
On Michigan Avenue, South of Indiana Avenue

7:00 am - 6:30 pm - Inflatable Rides, Games and Food!

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