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August

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 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (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

Annual 6x10 Play Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual 6x10 Play Festival

Dates: August 24 - September 02, 2018 Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 3:00 p.m. (CT)

The festival will present six ten-minute plays that have been solicited from local playwrights within the NWI and neighboring states who are looking for a venue to perform their work. Come witness...Read More

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square - The Badge and You has been added to your travel planner!
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Burns Harbor Food Truck Square - The Badge and You

Date: Friday, August 24 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Join in the annual community and law enforcement appreciation night! Enjoy dinner served by local food vendors along with area law enforcement agencies. Come meet and participate in activities with...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, August 25 5:30 p.m. 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

Aukiki River Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Aukiki River Festival

Dates: August 25 - August 26, 2018 Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Experience life as it was from the mid 1700s to the 1930s. Interact with more than 35 encampments, see blanket traders, and the Collier's General Store. There will be historical musical...Read More

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

Onboard Education Program on the South Shore Line

Date: Saturday, August 25 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

Sunset Hill Colonels Vintage Baseball has been added to your travel planner!
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Sunset Hill Colonels Vintage Baseball

Date: Sunday, August 26 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Vintage Base Ball is a pastime, with its beginnings and progressions mimicking those that occurred in America over 160 years ago. Teams like the Sunset Hill Colonels compete today wearing period...Read More

September

Taste of Duneland has been added to your travel planner!
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Taste of Duneland

Date: Saturday, September 01 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (CT)

Taste food from local eateries and non-profit groups in the Duneland area. There will be live music, beer and wine garden, and bounce houses for the kids.

Lit'l Kernel Puff Run has been added to your travel planner!
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Lit'l Kernel Puff Run

Date: Saturday, September 08 8:30 a.m. (CT)

Kids ages 2-9 can join the Popcorn Festival fun with this unique kid-friendly race in Downtown Valparaiso. Kids run in this 100-300 yard event; distance varies by age group. Everyone receives a...Read More

Popcorn Panic Race has been added to your travel planner!
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Popcorn Panic Race

Date: Saturday, September 08 7:30 a.m. (CT)

A community tradition for almost four decades, this event has over 1,000 participants annually. In teams or as individuals, you can choose to run the 5 miles or the 5K run. 

Ride the Wave Regatta Race has been added to your travel planner!
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Ride the Wave Regatta Race

Date: Saturday, September 08 Check website for times

Featuring a challenging 18 mile Lake Michigan course, an 8 mile Lake Michigan short course, an 8 mile Trail Creek course for canoes, and a 3.5 mile recreational race.

Second Saturday Night Stargazing has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Second Saturday Night Stargazing

Date: Saturday, September 08 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (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

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

Date: Saturday, September 08 7:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. (CT)

This long-standing community tradition returns for its 40th year. The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages. Over 250 arts & crafts booths, 35 food...Read More

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Life is a Cabaret! The Songs of Kander & Ebb has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Life is a Cabaret! The Songs of Kander & Ebb

Date: Wednesday, September 12 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Musical theatre wouldn't be what it is without the American songwriting team of Composer John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb. Great Songs like "Isn't This Better" from Funny Lady,...Read More

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