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March

Photos with the Easter Bunny has been added to your travel planner!
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Photos with the Easter Bunny

Date: Saturday, March 17 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Avoid long lines at the mall and come out to Taltree for your family photos with the Easter Bunny! Stop by the Depot and have your fun moment captured forever by a professional photographer. After...Read More

Running with the Irish 5K has been added to your travel planner!
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Running with the Irish 5K

Date: Saturday, March 17 8:30 a.m. (CT)

This event consists of a 5K run, a 1/2 mile kid's fun run, and a 5K non competitive fitness walk.

Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Douglas Center Open House at National Lakeshore

Dates: March 24 - December 29, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (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

Easter Egg Hunt & Helicopter Candy Drop has been added to your travel planner!
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Easter Egg Hunt & Helicopter Candy Drop

Date: Saturday, March 24 10:00 a.m. (CT)

Portage Easter Egg Hunt, kids will have fun gathering up candy dropped from a helicopter. The hunt is for kids ages 3-11 years old. Parents please bring a basket/bag for collecting candy and eggs.

Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - Portage has been added to your travel planner!
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Pancake Breakfast with the Easter Bunny - Portage

Date: Saturday, March 24 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. (CT)

The Portage Kiwanis Club's Breakfast with the Easter Bunny will take place in the Oakwood Grand Hall. Free photos with the Easter Bunny, sponsored by Walgreen on Central Avenue, will take place along...Read More

Dune Buggy Bus Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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Dune Buggy Bus Tour

Date: Sunday, March 25 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without...Read More

Easter Egg Hunt - Taltree has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Easter Egg Hunt - Taltree

Date: Sunday, March 25 10:30am.; 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. (CT)

Scramble to collect eggs filled with treasures in the Children's Adventure Garden. Parents are asked to accompany young children. There will be separate times for different age groups, check their...Read More

Photos with the Easter Bunny has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Photos with the Easter Bunny

Date: Sunday, March 25 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Avoid long lines at the mall and come out to Taltree for your family photos with the Easter Bunny! Stop by the Depot and have your fun moment captured forever by a professional photographer. After...Read More

April

Taltree Railway Garden has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Taltree Railway Garden

Dates: April 01 - October 31, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads. Check the website for special...Read More

Annual Valparaiso University Jazz Festival has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Annual Valparaiso University Jazz Festival

Dates: April 02 - April 07, 2018 Times vary by date and event (CT)

The Valparaiso University Jazz Festival is a week-long event full of performances from high school to professional level musicians featuring the University's faculty and student ensembles, and other...Read More

Ringing in Spring has been added to your travel planner!
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Ringing in Spring

Date: Saturday, April 07 9:00 a.m. - 5K Walk/Run & 10K Run; 10:00 a.m. Little Ringers

Largest springtime race. 5K walk/run, and 10K run and a Little Ringers run.

Summer Camp Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Camp Open House

Date: Saturday, April 07 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Attention campers: Explore Dunes Learning Center's Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore campus and celebrate Spring with a day of fun in the dunes. Sample popular activities, tour camp facilities, meet...Read More

Valparaiso University Jazz Fest Concert has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Valparaiso University Jazz Fest Concert

Date: Saturday, April 07 8:00 p.m. (CT)

This year the VU Jazz Fest's featured performance to be announced.

Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso University Art Student Exhibition

Dates: April 10 - May 13, 2018 Tue. - Sun. Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Monday (CT)

Come see the recent work of Valparaiso University's talented art students, displayed in the West gallery. A variety of media, including painting, drawing, photography, sculpture, and video, will be...Read More

Nature Tots Program at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
This event has been removed from your travel planner!

Nature Tots Program at National Lakeshore

Dates: April 11 - December 12, 2018 10:00 a.m. - 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

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