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August

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

Date: Saturday, August 24 8:30pm (CT)

Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets, and meteors, and learn about constellation lore from the darkest site in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

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

Date: Thursday, August 29 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

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

Date: Saturday, August 31 10am-10pm (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.

September

Singing Sands Stargaze has been added to your travel planner!
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Singing Sands Stargaze

Date: Saturday, September 07 7-11pm (CT)

Meet local astronomers from the Calumet Astronomical Society for a night of stargazing. Special telescopes will be set up as well as periodic constellation talks. Bring a blanket and join...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, September 07 7am-6:30pm, noon-6:30pm live music (CT)

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages. Over 250 arts and crafts booths, 35 food booths, kids' games, a five-mile Popcorn Panic, two live music stages...Read More

Summer Wine & Canvas at the Lakefront has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Wine & Canvas at the Lakefront

Date: Thursday, September 12 6-9:30pm; 5pm doors open for social hour (CT)

Ticket includes all canvas/painting supplies, a buffet-style dinner from El Cantarito, open bar, and a beautiful view. Only 40 tickets will be sold. Must be at least 21 years of age.

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 two full days of music, crafts, and of course bacon! Bacon Fest is two days this year, which means 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

World Cultural Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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World Cultural Festival

Date: Sunday, September 15 Noon-5pm (CT)

The World Cultural Festival is a celebration of art, food, dance, and music from around the world. This family-friendly event features authentic cultural music and dancing, hands-on educational...Read More

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Heroes & Villains: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Heroes & Villains: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Date: Wednesday, September 18 1-3pm (CT)

Where there's good, there's bad. Where there's light, there's dark. The scales have to balance one way or another, and in the world of theatre, it's often done through song. Explore some of...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, September 20 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 for a...Read More

Hooked on Art - Live Street Art Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Hooked on Art - Live Street Art Festival

Date: Saturday, September 21 9am-4pm (CT)

Join at Thomas Centennial Park in historic downtown Chesterton, for the Annual Hooked on Art-Live Street Art Festival. Watch live street artists use a variety of mediums to express their creativity;
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Style Show has been added to your travel planner!
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Style Show

Date: Thursday, September 26 5:30pm doors open

Join in celebrating the Valparaiso Family YMCA as they showcase different areas of the YMCA in Fashion from area stores and salons.

Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap has been added to your travel planner!
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Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap

Dates: September 27 - October 13, 2019 8pm Friday & Saturday; 2pm Sunday (CT)

The scene is set when a group of people gathered in a country house cut off by the snow discover, to their horror that there is a murderer in their midst. Who can it be? One by one the...Read More

Century of Progress Homes Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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Century of Progress Homes Tour

Date: Saturday, September 28 8am-4pm (CT)

Explore five houses that were originally displayed in the 1933 Chicago World's Fair and are now located in the National Lakeshore. Tour the Cypress Log, Florida Tropical, Armco-Ferro, and...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.