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August

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square - "Where Food Meets Fun" has been added to your travel planner!
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Burns Harbor Food Truck Square - "Where Food Meets Fun"

Dates: May 30 - September 12, 2018 5-8pm (CT)

Creating a sense of place and pride, this event lets visitors enjoy the many tastes of the region while participating in weekly themed activities. The Food Truck Square  The Food Truck Square...Read More

Coffee Creek Farmers Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Coffee Creek Farmers Market

Dates: May 16 - October 17, 2018 3-7pm (CT)

Porter County's first producer only market features local farmers, specialty food producers, and food trucks. The Coffee Creek Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday from May through October....Read More

Nature Tots Program at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Nature Tots Program at National Lakeshore

Dates: June 13 - December 12, 2018 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

Sunset Around the Fire at the Pavilion has been added to your travel planner!
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Sunset Around the Fire at the Pavilion

Dates: August 01 - August 29, 2018 7:30-8:30pm (1,8, & 15); 7-8pm (22 & 29) (CT)

Join a ranger to catch a Lake Michigan sunset from the pavilion. Roast marshmallows from the pavilion's fireplace.

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

Date: Thursday, August 23 7-8pm (CT)

Park Plays features the work of various local theatre groups presenting shows and excerpts from classic Shakespeare to contemporary musical to on-the-spot improv. Tonight Gary Shakespeare Company...Read More

Annual 6x10 Play Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual 6x10 Play Festival

Dates: August 24 - September 02, 2018 8pm Friday & Saturday; 3pm Sunday (CT)

The festival will present six ten-minute plays that have been solicited from local playwrights within the NWI and neighboring states who are looking for a venue to perform their work. Come witness...Read More

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square - The Badge and You has been added to your travel planner!
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Burns Harbor Food Truck Square - The Badge and You

Date: Friday, August 24 5-8pm (CT)

Join in the annual community and law enforcement appreciation night! Enjoy dinner served by local food vendors along with area law enforcement agencies. Come meet and participate in activities with...Read More

Campground Program has been added to your travel planner!
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Campground Program

Date: Friday, August 24 8-9pm (CT)

Join a ranger around the campfire and learn about the incredible diversity of park resources you can discover on the Dunes Scavenger Hunt at the Dunewood Campground Amphitheater. Parking available...Read More

Cold War Landmarks Experience has been added to your travel planner!
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Cold War Landmarks Experience

Date: Friday, August 24 9am-5pm (CT)

The annual Landmarks Experience takes you back in time for a day-long exploration of a subject using historic places and expert commentary. You will visit northwest Indiana military compounds...Read More

Acorn Concert Series - Carl Weathersby with Corey Dennison Band & Luke Pytel Band has been added to your travel planner!
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Acorn Concert Series - Carl Weathersby with Corey Dennison Band & Luke Pytel Band

Date: Saturday, August 25 5:30pm gates open; 7pm concert begins (CT)

Mixing Southern charm, soulful vocals, and fierce guitar-playing, Carl plays the blues, from down-and-dirty to scintillating Albert King influenced chops. This is one powerful blues performer that...Read More

Aukiki River Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Aukiki River Festival

Dates: August 25 - August 26, 2018 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

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

Date: Saturday, August 25 7:30-9pm (CT)

Come along with Naturalists and volunteers for this special full-moon hike to Lake Michigan and back. Stories about our moon and up-close views will be shared. Some "stellar" treats...Read More

Miller Woods Full Moon Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Miller Woods Full Moon Hike

Date: Saturday, August 25 8-10pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a moonlit hike through the beautiful Miller Woods oak savannas and massive sand dunes out to Lake Michigan. 

Onboard Education Program on the South Shore Line has been added to your travel planner!
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Onboard Education Program on the South Shore Line

Date: Saturday, August 25 Check website for description and times (CT)

The (American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) Rail Rangers will present an onboard educational program on select Saturday & Sunday departures of the South Shore Line...Read More

Rings of Supersonic Steel - NIKE Missile Program has been added to your travel planner!
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Rings of Supersonic Steel - NIKE Missile Program

Date: Saturday, August 25 2-3pm (CT)

Join a presentation about how the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Headquarters was one a former NIKE Missile Base, C-32.

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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.