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July

Outdoor Movie and Concert Night in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Outdoor Movie and Concert Night in the Park

Date: Friday, July 20 7pm (CT)

Looking for a wqay to cool down on a hot summer night? Then swing by Hawthorne Park for a showing of "Cars 3" under the stars. Prior to the film, a free concert by Patti Shaffner Jazz...Read More

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

Dates: June 15 - August 17, 2018 3-9pm (CT)

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

Date: Friday, July 20 3-4pm (CT)

Free taste testing! Join in and explore some of the teas that can be made using natural items around the dunes. Meet at the Nature Center.

Tree ID Spree, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Tree ID Spree, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Friday, July 20 10-11am (CT)

Do tress leaves "leaf" you wondering? Join the Indiana Dunes State Park for a walk where you will learn the identification tips. Meet at the Nature Center.

Zao Island Summer Music Series has been added to your travel planner!
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Zao Island Summer Music Series

Dates: July 13 - September 01, 2018 7-10pm (CT)

Did you know Zao Island in Valparaiso is not only a top destination for family fun but they now also present: Live Music every Friday and Saturday night. Featuring talent from the area's hottest...Read More

Adult Hike - Sunset Hill Farm has been added to your travel planner!
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Adult Hike - Sunset Hill Farm

Dates: March 03 - November 03, 2018 9-9:45am (CT)

This hike will be led by a park naturalist and will be highly interactive and designed for adults. The theme will feature a different, timely theme. Visit their website to see each month's...Read More

Beach Fun Saturday has been added to your travel planner!
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Beach Fun Saturday

Dates: July 07 - July 28, 2018 1pm-after sunset (CT)

Beach day at West Beach! Activities such as kayaking, SUP's, a sunset hike, and a beach campfire. Bring a picnic dinner and east at a picnic shelter. This event will be offered every Saturday during...Read More

Beginning Birding Program has been added to your travel planner!
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Beginning Birding Program

Dates: July 07 - July 28, 2018 9-10:30am (CT)

Join a ranger and fellow birding enthusiasts every Saturday morning in July. No birding experience is required. A spotting scope and binoculars will be provided. The program will start at the...Read More

Brincka-Cross House and Garden Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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Brincka-Cross House and Garden Tour

Dates: March 17 - October 20, 2018 10-10:45am (CT)

The Brincka-Cross House and Garden Tours will take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month, March through October, except May which will meet on May, 12th instead. Have you ever been to Brincka-Cross...Read More

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

Dates: May 05 - October 27, 2018 8am-2pm (CT)

An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore

Dates: May 05 - December 16, 2018 9am-4pm (CT)

Enjoy hands-on family activities in the park's west end Visitor Center, especially the new Nature Play Zone where unstructured play in nature is the tradition. Help feed the center's resident turtles...Read More

Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore's Miller Woods has been added to your travel planner!
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Drop-in Volunteering Opportunity at National Lakeshore's Miller Woods

Dates: July 01 - August 19, 2018 10am-noon (CT)

Volunteers are needed for a morning of caring for your national park on Saturdays and Sundays at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Mill Woods Projects such as removing invasive species, planting...Read More

Family Fishing Day - Gabis Arboretum has been added to your travel planner!
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Family Fishing Day - Gabis Arboretum

Date: Saturday, July 21 8am-noon (CT)

Bring the whole family to enjoy a morning of catch and release fishing at the North Pond. Don't have fishing gear? A naturalist will have a few extra poles and bait for those who are fishing for the...Read More

Flashback Dance Party has been added to your travel planner!
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Flashback Dance Party

Date: Saturday, July 21 7-11pm (CT)

A night of disco and the Bee Gee's, Big Hair (lot's of Aqua Net) and Madonna, boy bands and Brittany Spears. That's right, it's a 70s, 80s, and 90s Flashback Dance Party! A portion of the proceeds...Read More

High Dunes Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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High Dunes Hike, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, July 21 10-11:15am (CT)

Strap on your hiking shoes and join a Naturalist to not only see the beautiful views but learn more about both the natural and cultural history of the Indiana Dunes. Meet the Naturalist at the...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.