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July

Dunes Discovery Camps has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Discovery Camps

Dates: July 23 - July 27, 2018 Call for times (CT)

Discover just how fun and exciting nature can be at this 5 day/4 night summer camp inside Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Activities include day treks, water games, tree-themed games and crafts, a...Read More

Acorn Concert Series has been added to your travel planner!
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Acorn Concert Series

Date: Saturday, July 28 5:30 pm. gates open; 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Craft beer, wine, and local food favorites will be available to purchase during the concert. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. This is a family-friendly event. Smoking and outside beverages...Read More

Mighty Acorns Nature Camps has been added to your travel planner!
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Mighty Acorns Nature Camps

Dates: July 30 - August 03, 2018 Call for times (CT)

Students who participated in Mighty Acorns during the school year can live, learn and play with fellow Mighty Acorns from across the Calumet region at this five day, four night camp in the dunes.

August

Wings of Freedom Tour 2018 has been added to your travel planner!
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Wings of Freedom Tour 2018

Dates: August 03 - August 05, 2018 Aug 3rd 2:00 - 5:00 pm.; Aug 4th & 5th 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

Four of the most famous WWII bomber and fighter aircraft will be flying into Northwest Indiana for a visit. The B-17 Flying Fortress, B-24 Liberator, B-25 Michell and P-51 Mustang will be available...Read More

Chesterton Art Fair has been added to your travel planner!
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Chesterton Art Fair

Dates: August 04 - August 05, 2018 Sat. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

A two-day fine art fair with more than 100+ artists exhibiting artwork in a multitude of mediums - painting, drawing, photography, jewelry, sculpture, weaving, glass and pottery.

Chesterton Fire Department Annual Street Dance has been added to your travel planner!
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Chesterton Fire Department Annual Street Dance

Date: Saturday, August 04 6:00 - midnight (CT)

The Chesterton Fire Department hosts an annual street dance. Food and drinks available for purchase. Music starts at 6:00 p.m. and plays until the end.

Party in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Party in the Park

Date: Saturday, August 04 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)

An event of fun for the entire community, attracting hundreds to downtown Chesterton. The event features bouncy houses, live entertainment, dancing, many children's activities, food available for...Read More

Valpo Corn Roast has been added to your travel planner!
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Valpo Corn Roast

Date: Saturday, August 04 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. (CT)

Come one, come all to the Annual Valpo Noon Kiwanis Corn Roast. All-you-can-eat roast corn, a brat or hot dog, chips, cookie, plus a soft drink or water. Additional brats, hot dogs and Dilly Bars...Read More

Wine and Roses has been added to your travel planner!
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Wine and Roses

Date: Saturday, August 04 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Enjoy an evening of wine in their beautiful rose garden with a cash bar and light appetizers served, while listening to the sounds of a local band.

Babapaloosa Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Babapaloosa Festival

Date: Sunday, August 05 Noon - 8:00 p.m. (CT)

An all-day music festival to benefit the See Change Foundation. There will be a beer garden hosted by Leroy's Hotstuff and Running Vines. Food trucks from Bartlett's and Leroy's hotstuff. Kids...Read More

Critter Camp has been added to your travel planner!
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Critter Camp

Dates: August 06 - August 10, 2018 Call for times (CT)

This day camp with a nature theme gets kids aged 6-10 outside, where they spend their days exploring the park's forests, streams, meadows and trails with new friends. This year's day camp theme is...Read More

Movie in the Park - Portage has been added to your travel planner!
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Movie in the Park - Portage

Date: Thursday, August 09 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Free movie in the park at the Indiana American Water Amphitheater. Concessions will be available for purchase. Movie will begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chairs.

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

Date: Friday, August 10 8:30 p.m. (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

S'mores Day Fun! has been added to your travel planner!
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S'mores Day Fun!

Date: Friday, August 10 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Help celebrate National S'mores Day. Start by learning a little about the history of the camping culture of this delicious treat. Then have a full smorgasbord of different smores variations as well...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, August 11 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (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

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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.