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August

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)

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.

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

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

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 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

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 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

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 14 7:30-9:30pm (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.

World Cultural Festival has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

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

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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.