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July

Portage 4th of July Festival & Parade has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage 4th of July Festival & Parade

Date: Thursday, July 04 11am parade; 5pm festival begins (CT)

An Independence Day Parade and Festival, includes food vendors, live music and fireworks at dusk.

Valparaiso 4th of July Celebration has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso 4th of July Celebration

Date: Thursday, July 04 6:30-9:30pm (CT)

There will be music and activities. The fireworks show begins after dusk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Vendors will be available to purchase refreshments.

Mamma Mia has been added to your travel planner!
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Mamma Mia

Dates: July 12 - July 28, 2019 8pm Friday & Saturday; 2pm Sunday (CT)

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale centers around Sophie, a young bride-to-be. On the eve...Read More

Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth has been added to your travel planner!
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Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth

Dates: July 12 - July 13, 2019 8pm (CT)

After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, July 13 8:30pm (CT)

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. This month, the Milky Way Galaxy will cross the night sky from...Read More

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Songs of the Silver Screen: The Soundtrack of Our Life has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Songs of the Silver Screen: The Soundtrack of Our Life

Date: Wednesday, July 17 1-3pm (CT)

Movies and music have always been a natural combination ever since the sound was first added to moving images. Whether a film is a tear-jerking drama, an action-packed thriller or a sidesplitting...Read More

Macbeth has been added to your travel planner!
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Macbeth

Dates: July 19 - July 21, 2019 Times vary by date (CT)

After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches, and coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan, but he is increasingly oppressed by the guilt of his...Read More

Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore

Date: Friday, July 19 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a sing-a-long....Read More

August

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 03 6pm-midnight (CT)

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

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

Date: Saturday, August 10 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 11 1-8pm (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

Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore

Date: Friday, August 16 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a sing-a-long....Read More

September

Annual Elvis FANtasy Fest has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Elvis FANtasy Fest

Dates: September 06 - September 08, 2019 Times vary by date (CT)

This festival honors the Elvis Presley legacy of giving by raising funds for Porter County Special Olympics. See top Elvis tribute artists for an EPE Ultimate Prequalifier contest.

Bacon Fest has been added to your travel planner!
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Bacon Fest

Dates: September 13 - September 14, 2019 6-9pm Friday; 11am-7pm Saturday (CT)

Come out and enjoy over 75 arts and crafts booths, 25 food vendors, live music all day and the children's pig pen play area. This year Bacon Fest is 2 days, so its double the BACON!

Indiana Dunes Apple Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Indiana Dunes Apple Festival

Dates: September 14 - September 15, 2019 11am-4pm (CT)

This family-friendly event features seasonal activities such as free tractor pulled hayrides, a Kid's Corner with games and crafts and even apple-chucking catapults. You can help make cider using an...Read More

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