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October

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

Date: Friday, October 18 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 Park. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a...Read More

Annual NWI Storytelling Festival & Ghost Stories! has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual NWI Storytelling Festival & Ghost Stories!

Date: Saturday, October 19 10:30am-noon (CT)

The Nature Center Auditorium will come alive with a variety of stories told with puppets and props to enthrall children of all ages. Afterward, bring a blanket and enjoy a night of fright in an...Read More

Trick or Treat Downtown has been added to your travel planner!
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Trick or Treat Downtown

Date: Friday, October 25 4-6pm (CT)

Bring your costumed kiddos to downtown Chesterton for the annual Trick or Treat the Downtown event. Start your trick or treating off at the Duneland Chamber of Commerce for booths and candy. Trick or...Read More

"Howl"ween in the Dunes! has been added to your travel planner!
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"Howl"ween in the Dunes!

Date: Saturday, October 26 4-9pm (CT)

Get spooked and thrilled this Halloween at Indiana Dunes State Park. The activities will take place throughout the weekend.

Scheduled Events:

Critter with Costumes - 10am

Creepy Campground...Read More

European Market's Pumpkin Palooza has been added to your travel planner!
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European Market's Pumpkin Palooza

Date: Saturday, October 26 8am-2pm; 10am kids contest; 11am puppy contest (CT)

Enjoy trick-or-treating with the merchants, free pumpkin decorating and a costume contest for kids.

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

Date: Saturday, October 26 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 Park.

November

Annual Christmas Bazaar has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Annual Christmas Bazaar

Date: Saturday, November 02 9am-3pm (CT)

Features handmade crafts from over 100 vendors. Chili and sloppy joes are available for lunch. Hourly door prizes.

Farm to Table has been added to your travel planner!
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Farm to Table

Date: Saturday, November 02 4-8pm (CT)

Come out and support Northwest Indiana's local farms, chefs, and breweries at this year's Farm to Table. It is an amazing night of food made fresh with locally sourced ingredients. There will be an
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CASAblanca Gala has been added to your travel planner!
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CASAblanca Gala

Date: Friday, November 08 6pm (CT)

This event will embrace the Casablanca movie theme with live entertainment, charitable gaming, dinner, and dancing. Guests will be transported to another time and place and encouraged to dress in...Read More

Outside Mullingar has been added to your travel planner!
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Outside Mullingar

Dates: November 08 - November 24, 2019 Friday & Saturday 8pm; Sunday 3pm (CT)

In this Irish story encounter two yearning, eccentric souls who fight their way towards solid ground and some kind of happiness. Their journey is heartbreaking, funny, and ultimately
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Hannah's Hope Craft and Vendor Fair has been added to your travel planner!
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Hannah's Hope Craft and Vendor Fair

Date: Saturday, November 09 9am-3pm (CT)

Join us for a fun-filled day of holiday shopping with over 100 local crafters and vendors, door prizes, lunch, bake sale, and so much more.

Interwoven Expressions has been added to your travel planner!
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Interwoven Expressions

Date: Saturday, November 09 9am-5pm (CT)

See exquisite original creations from hands that weave, dye, knit, felt, stitch, and design contemporary and traditional fashions, home decor and holiday gifts. Everything is original and by made by...Read More

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Hometown Heroes: A Salute to Veterans has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Hometown Heroes: A Salute to Veterans

Date: Wednesday, November 13 1-3pm (CT)

Memorial Opera House was built to be a monument to the brave men and women that have served for the freedom of our great country. Our tradition has been to thank these brave heroes through songs...Read More

Music Heritage Series at the National Park has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Music Heritage Series at the National Park

Date: Friday, November 15 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 Park. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a...Read More

Christmas Open House and Craft Fair has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Christmas Open House and Craft Fair

Date: Saturday, November 16 9am-5pm (CT)

Start the season off right. A handful of local crafters will be selling a wide array of handmade holiday gifts, accessories, and decor. You can also select from ready-made fresh evergreen wreaths...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.