Hammond Celebrates 2nd Annual 219 Day - Back in Rat HAMMOND, IN. - Mark your calendars! Mayor Tom McDermott, Jr. brings 219 Day "Back in Rat" to the Hammond Civic Center on Saturday, February 18 from 6:00 pm until midnight with the holiday that is all about 'da Region. The event boasts free admission with craft beer, food vendors and entertainment exclusively from the 219. New for 2017: You can 'Ride the Rat' mechanical bull for $5 Enter an Arm Wrestling Tournament for $5 Groove to Stormy Weather Dance with Rico Hampton as Michael Jackson Jam to Bonfire, a Tribute to AC/DC Turn it Up! is our DJ Back by Popular Demand: Dick Diamond & the Dusters Free Temporary Tattoos by The Tattoo Lady Sign the "You know you're from da Region if......" boards Photo Booth with Props for $5 Shuttle Bus from the Hammond South Shore Station Fun & Games with Calumet Harley Davidson Mayor McDermott reads 2017 219 Day Proclamation Chow Down on Region Grub: Zel's Roast Beef White Castle Jazzy Bones BBQ Jodi's Italian Ice Freddy's Steak House Week-end Baker Lady's Gourmet Popcorn Hoist a Region Craft Beer: 18th Street Brewery Three Floyd's Brewery Byway Brewing One Trick Pony Crown Brewing Misbeehavin' Meads Figure 8 Brewing Copa da Vino wines Or Quench with a Region Stalwart: Pepsi Products Bud Light from Calumet Breweries Buy a T-shirt to Show your Region Pride: 2016 219 Day Original Series (only in grey) $15 2017 219 Day Original Series (only in black) $15 2017 Back in Rat (of course, only in black) $20 Sold online at 219 Day Store-www.store.219day.com T-shirts will also be for sale at the event.