SUMMER 2019 – They’re calling it the summer to remember. One popular downtown chef is calling it a revival. Call it what you want…In Valpo‘s downtown, the excitement is back. The Downtown Valpo Restaurants welcome you to join them for the downtown‘s best summer ever!

I think you’ll agree that the heart and soul of Valparaiso is its historic downtown and the Downtown Valpo Restaurants. Nothing beats el fresco dining while live music serenades happy, smiling guest!

Valpo‘s downtown is a special place and at the core of this experience is the Downtown Valpo Restaurants. With international food and wine offerings, remarkable live music, and innovative dining spaces, the Downtown Valpo Restaurants are more than Valpo‘s best restaurants…they are the heart and soul of the Valparaiso. The remarkable downtown dining experience has made Valpo a destination for foodies from Chicago, Indianapolis and Northwest Indiana.

Nothing beats a Valpo‘s al fresco dining on a gorgeous summers night.

Best known for their passion for creating a unique and remarkable dining experience, these restaurants believe working together is key to making Valparaiso’s downtown special. Whether it’s working together to create a tasteful culinary event, collaborating to help a charity, to organizing the popular “First Thursday Specials”.

In the early days as Mayor, Jon Costas saw the restaurants and the downtown as the impetus to his plans to make Valpo a city that works. He revitalized the downtown‘s historic district. The city refreshed its facades, put in brick sidewalks, and lined the streets with flowers and trees. Valpo was a city that loved its downtown and a city that loved its culture. The downtown‘s Central Park was built as a venue for festivals and events throughout the year. Its amphitheatre attracts national acts, while providing a big time venue for Valpo‘s remarkable music scene.

The Valpo Downtown Restaurants made Valpo a dining food and wine destination, but maintaining festivals and events is no small order. Valpo Events was created to manage and promote activities and festivals throughout the year. In 2019, Valpo Events is planning its best year ever. Just look at some of the events planned… Valpo Wine Fest, Beer Fest, Summer Outdoor Movies, Summer Concert Series, Valpo Farmers Market, Holly Days,…and a special celebration to say farewell to Mayor Jon Costas!