What's happening this weekend in Michiana

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Here are just a few of the events and activities going on in Michiana this weekend. 

East Race Waterway's 40th Anniversary Celebration

South Bend Venues Parks and Arts

South Bend Venues Parks and Arts will host the East Race Waterway's 40th anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 29, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The free event is open to the public and organizers invite you to enjoy a day of fun, food, and activities, block party-style, at South Bend's East Race Waterway.

Organizers say you'll be able to take part in rafting down the class II rapids from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., enjoy music by Happy Campers from 3 to 7 p.m., try a variety of food from local food trucks, check out local vendors, try out the rock wall, play yard games, and more.

While the event is free, regular rates apply for rides down the East Race Waterway. Rides, day passes, and season passes for rafting can be purchased here.

New ballet, "Raffaella," premiere

Southold Dance Theater

"Raffaella", the brand-new ballet honors the life of Raffaella Stroik, a local ballerina who tragically passed away in 2018.

Stroik’s parents take on the role of executive producers of the full-length ballet, and it includes local children and adult dancers, as well as professional dancers from across the country.

"Raffaella" premiers this weekend at the Morris Performing Arts Center, on Saturday, June 29, and Sunday, June 30. You can get your tickets here.

St. Joseph County 4-H Fair returns

St. Joseph County 4-H Fair

The St. Joseph County 4-H Fair returns to the 4-H Fairgrounds this weekend.

The event will feature live musical performances, a magician, a rodeo, and a slew of other family-friendly events all week long. Festivities will continue through Saturday, July 6.

Early birds can attend the fair for free between 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. Children ages eight and under can also get in for free at any time.

Admission is $5 between 9 a.m. until 11 p.m. You can find more information about the fair, here.

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