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Upcoming Events

September

HERO Half Marathon has been added to your travel planner!
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HERO Half Marathon

Date: Sunday, September 30 8am (CT)

Run on the most beautiful course in the Midwest. Great views of Lake Michigan, the Dunes and wetlands. A truly unique course when nature is at its fall peak.

October

Downtown Professional has been added to your travel planner!
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Downtown Professional

Date: Wednesday, October 03 6-9pm (CT)

Drink wine, meet people and leave your business cards at home. Feel free to some solo, or invite your friends, either way, you'll have a great time. If you've been in Valpo for 2 days, 2 years, or 2...Read More

Eat Up Wine Down has been added to your travel planner!
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Eat Up Wine Down

Dates: January 04 - December 06, 2018 5-10pm (CT)

Enliven your senses and please your palate with amazing specials from downtown Valparaiso restaurants on the first Thursday of the month. So be sure to stop by participating restaurants to indulge in...Read More

Annual Elvis FANtasy Fest has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Elvis FANtasy Fest

Dates: October 05 - October 07, 2018 Times vary by date (CT)

This festival honors the Elvis Presley legacy of giving by raising funds for Porter County Special Olympics. See top Elvis tribute artists for an EPE Ultimate Prequalifier contest.

Evil Dead has been added to your travel planner!
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Evil Dead

Dates: October 05 - October 27, 2018 Times vary by date (CT)

Don't miss this fun-loving musical parody of Sam Raimi's classic Evil Dead films. When a group of fresh-faced college kids go to a cabin in the woods for spring break, it's only a matter of time...Read More

Homecoming at the Dunes Learning Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Homecoming at the Dunes Learning Center

Date: Friday, October 05 6-10pm (CT)

When was the last time you were at Dunes Learning Center? Last summer, five years ago, more? Welcome back for a casual picnic dinner, campfire, and an evening of fun to support Dunes Learning...Read More

Outdoor Adventure Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Outdoor Adventure Festival

Dates: October 05 - October 07, 2018 All day (CT)

The festival showcases the region's natural and cultural significance through hiking, paddling, biking, and other activities such as geocaching, photography, birding, and orienteering. The festival...Read More

Annual Fall Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Fall Festival

Dates: October 06 - October 07, 2018 9am-5pm (CT)

Fall is a favorite time of year for everyone. Who is ready to "fall" in love with their storefronts and entryways? There will soon be mums, ornamental corn, corn stalks, straw bales, and...Read More

Introduction to the Tall Grass Prairie has been added to your travel planner!
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Introduction to the Tall Grass Prairie

Date: Saturday, October 06 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (CT)

Discover the intriguing history and people who are part of the story of the Midwestern tallgrass prairie. Then, explore the arboretum's signature grasses and wildflowers and hear about their uses by...Read More

Playdate in the Nature Play Zone has been added to your travel planner!
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Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

Date: Saturday, October 06 1-3pm (CT)

Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more.

Wildlife Appreciation Day has been added to your travel planner!
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Wildlife Appreciation Day

Date: Saturday, October 06 Noon-5pm (CT)

A Silly Safari, Incredible Bats and Indiana Wild will be thrilling the crowd with their exciting animal exhibits. Registration required.

Feeding at the Farm - Sundays has been added to your travel planner!
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Feeding at the Farm - Sundays

Dates: October 07 - October 28, 2018 4:30-5pm (CT)

help feed the farm animals at the historic Chellberg Farm.

Pet Rescue/Adoption Day has been added to your travel planner!
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Pet Rescue/Adoption Day

Date: Sunday, October 07 Noon-5pm (CT)

The domestic animal rescue groups will be there to promote pet rescue and adoption. Please show up to support your favorite rescue group and promote the importance of adopting an animal in need....Read More

Nature Tots Program has been added to your travel planner!
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Nature Tots Program

Date: Wednesday, October 10 10am-noon (CT)

Parents and toddlers are invited to participate in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's new Nature Tot's program. Nature Tots, aged 2-4, will learn about nature through a ranger-led story time, crafts...Read More

Saw-whet Owl Banding has been added to your travel planner!
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Saw-whet Owl Banding

Dates: October 11 - November 15, 2018 Check website for dates & times

Burn the midnight oil for the annual saw-whet owl banding. Visitors can learn about Indiana's smallest owl in this up-close and personal experience. Though special nights are scheduled, if conditions...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.