Mayor McDermott Announces Second Annual 219 Day in Hammond

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
                T-shirts will also be for sale at the event.

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