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August

Annual Perseid Stargaze has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Perseid Stargaze

Date: Saturday, August 11 8:30pm (CT)

Annual shooting star event that marks the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Night sky mapping the Native American sky lore begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Beach Pavilion. After 9 p.m., the stars will...Read More

Burns Harbor European Market on the Square has been added to your travel planner!
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Burns Harbor European Market on the Square

Dates: June 11 - September 11, 2018 5-9pm (CT)

The Market will run every consecutive Wednesday evening beginning May 30th through September 12th. The Market attracts merchants selling a wide array of goods, including ethnic and gourmet foods,
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Hike with Your Hound has been added to your travel planner!
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Hike with Your Hound

Date: Saturday, August 11 8-10pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a leisurely hike through Miller Woods with your best buddy. Don't forget a leash, pick-up bags, a bowl, and water.

Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations has been added to your travel planner!
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Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations

Date: Saturday, August 11 9am-2pm (CT)

The Indiana Dunes State Park Interpretive Services and Friends of Indiana Dunes will be hosting a special day of bird banding at the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center. Licensed hummingbird...Read More

Junior Wildland Firefighter has been added to your travel planner!
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Junior Wildland Firefighter

Date: Saturday, August 11 11am-noon (CT)

During the summer months kids can participate in the Jr. Wildland Firefighter program at the park. Kids learn about prescribed fire, fire ecology, and have a hands on experience with...Read More

Onboard Education Program on the South Shore Line has been added to your travel planner!
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Onboard Education Program on the South Shore Line

Date: Saturday, August 11 Check website for description and times (CT)

The (American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) Rail Rangers will present an onboard educational program on select Saturday & Sunday departures of the South Shore Line...Read More

Second Saturday Night Stargazing has been added to your travel planner!
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Second Saturday Night Stargazing

Date: Saturday, August 11 8:30pm (CT)

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets,...Read More

Prairie Magic Music Fest has been added to your travel planner!
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Prairie Magic Music Fest

Date: Sunday, August 12 Noon Doors open; 1-7pm (CT)

The Prairie Magic Music Fest is a celebration of rock, bluegrass, folk, and Americana music. Sunset Hill Farm County Park will host this festival with a dynamite initial line up. The festival will...Read More

Portage Summer Music in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Summer Music in the Park

Date: Tuesday, August 14 6-7:30pm (CT)

Tonights concert will feature country, pop and rock by Rick Lindy & The Wild Ones. All concerts will be held indoors at either Sycamore Hall or Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are open to the
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Community Hike & Sunset Paddle has been added to your travel planner!
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Community Hike & Sunset Paddle

Date: Thursday, August 16 6-8pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a sunset hike through the beautiful Miller Woods. Then paddle on the Marquette Lagoon. For reservations call 219-395-1824.

Park Plays, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Park Plays, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Thursday, August 16 7-8pm (CT)

Park Plays features the work of various local theatre groups presenting shows and excerpts from classic Shakespeare to contemporary musical to on-the-spot improv. Tonight Hammond Community Theatre...Read More

Playdate in the Nature Play Zone has been added to your travel planner!
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Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

Date: Saturday, August 18 1-3pm (CT)

Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate and play in the outdoors at the Douglas Center. The program will be include building forts, hiking in Miller Woods, doing a free craft activity and...Read More

Octave Chanute Aviation Day has been added to your travel planner!
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Octave Chanute Aviation Day

Date: Sunday, August 19 Noon-3pm (CT)

Learn about Octave Chanute, a pioneer of aviation who experimented with gliders in the dunes and contributed to the Wright brothers' success.

Portage Summer Music in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Portage Summer Music in the Park

Date: Tuesday, August 21 6-7:30pm (CT)

Tonights concert will feature a tribute to the smooth tunes of the Rat Pack days by the Rat Pack Show. All concerts will be held indoors at either Sycamore Hall or Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are
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Park Plays, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Park Plays, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Thursday, August 23 7-8pm (CT)

Park Plays features the work of various local theatre groups presenting shows and excerpts from classic Shakespeare to contemporary musical to on-the-spot improv. Tonight Gary Shakespeare Company...Read More

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