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July

Portage 4th of July Festival & Parade has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage 4th of July Festival & Parade

Date: Thursday, July 04 5-9pm; 11am parade (CT)

Enjoy the 4th of July at this exciting event featuring, live music and fireworks at dusk.

Valparaiso 4th of July Celebration has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso 4th of July Celebration

Date: Thursday, July 04 6:30-9:30pm (CT)

There will be music and activities. The fireworks show begins after dusk. Bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating. Vendors will be available to purchase refreshments.

Market on the Square has been added to your travel planner!
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Market on the Square

Dates: July 05 - July 26, 2019 3-9pm (CT)

Market on the Square will be held every Friday evening in July They will have fresh produce, unique crafts, vendors, and food trucks/ten. Music will begin at 6 pm. Plus a family-friendly movie at
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Movie in the Park - Portage has been added to your travel planner!
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Movie in the Park - Portage

Dates: July 05 - July 26, 2019 5-10pm (CT)

Free movie in the park at the Indiana American Water Amphitheater. Concessions will be available for purchase. The movie will begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chairs. Held every Friday night in July.

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

Dates: July 08 - July 12, 2019 9am-noon

Open to children ages 5 to 11. Space is limited. Please register online.

Dunes Adventure Camp has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Adventure Camp

Dates: July 08 - July 12, 2019 Call for times (CT)

Dunes Adventure Camp for ages 14 to 17. Teens choose from adventurous activities and learn new skills including backcountry survival, nature photography, leadership, and conservation at this 5day, 4...Read More

Chellberg Farm Camp has been added to your travel planner!
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Chellberg Farm Camp

Dates: July 09 - July 23, 2019 Check website for times

Historic Chellberg Farm is the backdrop for this day camp where kids can interact with the animals, explore the forest, and play games to learn more about life at the farm. Kids ages 5-6.

Summer Outdoor Movies has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Outdoor Movies

Date: Tuesday, July 09 At dusk (CT)

Watch some of the biggest hits from the past and present under the stars at The Porter Health Amphitheater in Central Park Plaza. Bring your lawn chair or blanket, invite your family and friends, and...Read More

Chellberg Farm Camp has been added to your travel planner!
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Chellberg Farm Camp

Dates: July 11 - July 25, 2019 Check website for times

Historic Chellberg Farm is the backdrop for this day camp where kids can interact with the animals, explore the forest, and play games to learn more about life at the farm. Kids ages 7-8.

Mamma Mia has been added to your travel planner!
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Mamma Mia

Dates: July 12 - July 28, 2019 8pm Friday & Saturday; 2pm Sunday (CT)

Set on a Greek island paradise and inspired by the story-telling magic of ABBA's timeless songs, writer Catherine Johnson's heart-warming tale centers around Sophie, a young bride-to-be on the eve...Read More

Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth has been added to your travel planner!
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Shakespeare in the Park: Macbeth

Dates: July 12 - July 13, 2019 8pm (CT)

After receiving a prophecy of his future kingship from three witches - and being coerced by his scheming wife, Macbeth murders King Duncan. One of his most powerful works, Shakespeare's...Read More

Annual Sand Sculpture Contest has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Date: Saturday, July 13 7am-1pm; 9am registration; 11:30am voting (CT)

Come out to this annual event and enter to win or just watch for fun! Whether building or not, come vote for your favorite in the People's Choice Award. Contact the Nature Center for...Read More

Bark in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Bark in the Park

Date: Saturday, July 13 6am registration at Duneland Resale; 9am-3pm (CT)

Start your day with a 5k run or a 1-mile stroll with your dog. Visit more than 35 booths featuring local shelters and rescues, pet services, pet merchandise, and treats. There will be training and...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, July 13 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.

Dunes Discovery Camps has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Discovery Camps

Dates: July 15 - July 19, 2019 Call for times (CT)

Discover just how fun and exciting nature can be at this 5 day/4 night summer camp inside Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Activities include day treks, water games, tree-themed games and crafts, a...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.