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July

Valparaiso Wine Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Wine Festival

Date: Saturday, July 14 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. (CT)

Wine enthusiasts get ready to find a new favorite. The Valparaiso Wine Festival brings over 100 wines to sip and sample. Bring your friends and family and toast to a fun summer evening in the park....Read More

Dunes Adventure Camp has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Adventure Camp

Dates: July 16 - July 20, 2018 Call for times (CT)

Dunes Adventure Camp for ages 14 to 17. Teens choose from adventurous activities and learn new skills including backcountry survival, nature photography, leadership, and conservation at this 5day, 4...Read More

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Growing Gardens has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Growing Gardens

Dates: July 16 - July 20, 2018 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

What do plants need to grow and thrive? Learn to grow your own food and dig in to your very own gardens while learning how to keep the plants healthy all year long. Space is limited, so sign up...Read More

Summer Outdoor Movies - Coco has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Outdoor Movies - Coco

Date: Tuesday, July 17 At dusk (CT)

Summer nights are for relaxing, having fun and spending time with your family and friends. So plan to join in the park at the Summer Outdoor Movies. Watch some of the biggest hits from the past and...Read More

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Opera House Eleven: The Songs of the Rat Pack has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Opera House Eleven: The Songs of the Rat Pack

Date: Wednesday, July 18 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Turning up the heat in the summer with the coolest cats of all time, the Memorial Opera House will play host to the music of the most infamous trio of the 1960's. Presenting tunes like Volare, That's ...Read More

Family Fishing Day - Gabis Arboretum has been added to your travel planner!
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Family Fishing Day - Gabis Arboretum

Date: Saturday, July 21 8:00 a.m. - noon (CT)

Bring the whole family to enjoy a morning of catch and release fishing at the North Pond. Don't have fishing gear? A naturalist will have a few extra poles and bait for those who are fishing for the...Read More

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

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Nature's Inspiration has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Nature's Inspiration

Dates: July 23 - July 27, 2018 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Let nature fire up your senses! Explore the colors, textures, and sounds of nature and create your own masterpieces to take home. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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

Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Wilderness Survival has been added to your travel planner!
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Gabis Arboretum Summer Camp - Wilderness Survival

Dates: July 30 - August 03, 2018 Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (CT)

Do you know how to find shelter, food, and water? This week will explore the survival techniques of animals and how we can do the, too. Space is limited, so sign up today.

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

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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.