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August

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

Dates: August 03 - August 04, 2019 10am-5pm Saturday; 10am-4pm Sunday (CT)

The largest regional juried art fair with over 90 of the top artists in the country. All mediums represented. Food, music, children's booths. Handicap accessible family event. Free...Read More

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 with live music. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Valparaiso Kiwanis Corn Roast has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Kiwanis Corn Roast

Date: Saturday, August 03 5-9pm (CT)

Come one, come all! All-you-can-eat roasted corn, a brat or hot dog, chips, cookie, plus a soft drink or water. Indiana Beverage will also have a beer wagon on site for those of you with more adult...Read More

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

Dates: August 05 - August 09, 2019 9am-3pm (CT)

This day camp with a nature theme gets budding naturalists outside where they spend their days exploring the park's forests, streams, meadows, and trails with new friends. Activities range from camp...Read More

Cruise Night - Portage has been added to your travel planner!
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Cruise Night - Portage

Dates: August 06 - August 27, 2019 5-8pm (CT)

Enjoy a classic car cruise-in, groovy music, food vendors on site and a raffle prizes drawn every hour. Held every Tuesday night in August.

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

Dates: August 06 - August 27, 2019 6-7:30pm (CT)

All concerts will be held indoors at either Sycamore Hall or Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are open to the public. Bring the whole family. Through a collaboration between Portage Parks &
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Valparaiso Events Summer Concert Series has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Events Summer Concert Series

Date: Thursday, August 08 7pm (CT)

From classical to jazz, the Summer Rhapsody Music Festival is a feast of sounds and senses for music lovers of all ages. Bring a picnic blanket and chairs to relax in the park with this outdoor...Read More

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

Date: Friday, August 09 7-8:30pm (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

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower & Stargaze has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Perseid Meteor Shower & Stargaze

Date: Saturday, August 10 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 pm at the Beach Pavilion. After 9 pm, the stars will begin to...Read More

Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, August 10 9-10:30am (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

Valparaiso Events Summer Concert Series has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Valparaiso Events Summer Concert Series

Date: Thursday, August 15 7pm (CT)

From classical to jazz, the Summer Rhapsody Music Festival is a feast of sounds and senses for music lovers of all ages. Bring a picnic blanket and chairs to relax in the park with this outdoor...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 7:30-9pm (CT)

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, August 17 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

Valparaiso Events Summer Concert Series has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Events Summer Concert Series

Date: Thursday, August 22 7pm (CT)

From classical to jazz, the Summer Rhapsody Music Festival is a feast of sounds and senses for music lovers of all ages. Bring a picnic blanket and chairs to relax in the park with this outdoor...Read More

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

Dates: August 24 - August 25, 2019 9am-5pm Saturday; 10am-4pm Sunday (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

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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.