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September

Acorn Concert Series - Mississippi Heat & Funky Mojo Daddy has been added to your travel planner!
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Acorn Concert Series - Mississippi Heat & Funky Mojo Daddy

Date: Saturday, September 22 5:30pm gates open; 7pm concert begins (CT)

Led by harmonica Master and songwriter Pierre Lacocque, Mississippi Heat is a world-class Chicago Blues band. Their motto is "Traditional Blues with a Unique Sound" as they present...Read More

Adult Hike - Sunset Hill Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Adult Hike - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 03 - November 03, 2018 9-9:45am (CT)

This hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for adults. The theme will feature a different, timely theme. Visit their website to see each month's...Read More

Beverly Shores Then and Now has been added to your travel planner!
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Beverly Shores Then and Now

Dates: May 04 - October 28, 2018 11am-3pm (CT)

Learn about the history of Beverly Shores, which began as a planned resort community in 1927. The exhibit will include town landmarks and the former Beverly Shores School. Held on Friday, Saturday...Read More

Chesterton's European Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Chesterton's European Market

Dates: May 05 - October 27, 2018 8am-2pm (CT)

An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore

Dates: May 05 - December 16, 2018 9am-4pm (CT)

Enjoy hands-on family activities in the park's west end Visitor Center, especially the new Nature Play Zone where unstructured play in nature is the tradition. Help feed the center's resident turtles...Read More

Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Park Connection has been added to your travel planner!
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Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore - Park Connection

Date: Saturday, September 22 9am-noon (CT)

Join staff and fellow volunteers for a morning of stewardship for National Public Lands Day at Indiana Dunes National  Lakeshore. National Public Lands Day is the nation's largest, hands-on...Read More

Fall Equinox - Mostly Full Moon Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Fall Equinox - Mostly Full Moon Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, September 22 7:30-8:30pm (CT)

Celebrate the fall equinox today with us as you come along for this special full-moon hike t Lake Michigan and back. Stories about the moon, up-close views and "stellar" treats will be...Read More

Family Hike - Sunset Hill Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Family Hike - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 03 - November 09, 2018 11-11:45am (CT)

This short hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for children of all ages. The theme will change each month. Visit their website for each month's theme....Read More

Help Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Help Feed the Farm Animals at Chellberg Farm

Dates: June 03 - October 28, 2018 4:30-5pm (CT)

Come help a ranger feed the farm animals every Sunday at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's historic Chellberg farm. The farm's current residents include cows, pigs, and chickens. The animals are at...Read More

Hooked on Art - Live Street Art Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Hooked on Art - Live Street Art Festival

Date: Saturday, September 22 9am-4pm (CT)

Join at Thomas Centennial Park in historic downtown Chesterton, for the Annual Hooked on Art-Live Street Art Festival. Watch live street artists use a variety of mediums to express their creativity;
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Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt has been added to your travel planner!
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Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt

Dates: January 02 - December 31, 2018 Self guided, can be done any day the Visitor Center and park are open

Ready for an adventure? Then do the Indiana Dunes Scavenger Hunt. Pick up the form and map at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. You'll be guided to nine great sites in the Indiana Dunes National...Read More

Krista Steinke: Good Luck With The Sun and Other Works has been added to your travel planner!
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Krista Steinke: Good Luck With The Sun and Other Works

Dates: August 21 - December 09, 2018 Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 10am-5pm; Wednesday 10am-8:30pm; Saturday & Sunday noon-5pm (CT)

The Bauer Museum of Art is delighted to present the exhibition, Krista Steinke: Good Lauck with the Sun and other works. Steinke, a 190 alumni of Valparaiso University, has enjoyed a successful...Read More

Meet the Animals - Sunset Hill Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Meet the Animals - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 03 - November 09, 2018 10-11am (CT)

You can meet the animals on the first Saturday and second Friday of each month, March through November. Come out and interact with the farm animals and their caretakers. The program takes place at...Read More

Mission Escape has been added to your travel planner!
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Mission Escape

Dates: January 01 - December 31, 2018 3-11pm Monday- Friday; 11am-11pm Saturday; noon-1pm Sunday

You will be tasked with tackling logical problems and puzzles. You will put out little physical effort and your wit and observation will be the key to your success. Everything you need to be...Read More

Monarch Watch has been added to your travel planner!
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Monarch Watch

Date: Saturday, September 22 1-3pm (CT)

Help search for monarchs to document their life cycle and migration as we hike in Miller Woods.

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Indiana Dunes

Nature’s Masterpiece

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the Indiana Dunes, then shake off the sand south of the dunes with great lodging, dining, shopping and attractions.