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June

Fallen Heroes Car Show has been added to your travel planner!
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Fallen Heroes Car Show

Date: Saturday, June 30 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

Come out and support the Indiana Police Memorial car to remember and honor all of our fallen police officers across the state of Indiana. Fun for the entire family, Food, and live music. There will...Read More

Gears of Hope - Duneland Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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Gears of Hope - Duneland Tour

Date: Saturday, June 30 check-in 7:00 a.m. (CT)

Join cyclists and volunteers as they come together to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness about reducing cancer risk, and raise money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease. There...Read More

Lightning Bug Music Festival Family Overnight Campout has been added to your travel planner!
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Lightning Bug Music Festival Family Overnight Campout

Dates: June 30 - July 01, 2018 9:00 a.m. Saturday - 10:00 a.m. Sunday (CT)

This weekend adventure includes the chance to paddle the Little Calumet River, explore historic Bailly Homestead, meet the animals at Chellberg Farm and participate in a scavenger hunt, night hike,...Read More

The Addams Family - Musical Young@Part has been added to your travel planner!
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The Addams Family - Musical Young@Part

Dates: June 30 - July 08, 2018 June 30 @ 3:00 p.m.; July 7th @ 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.; July 8th @ 4:00 p.m. (CT)

The Addamses have lived by their unique values for hundreds of years and Gomez and Morticia, the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, would be only too happy to continue living that way. Their dark,
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July

Lightning Bug Music Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Lightning Bug Music Festival

Date: Sunday, July 01 Noon - 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Lightning Bug Music Festival is a family-friendly event. It is a celebration for music lovers, Lightning Bug also features regional craft beer and wine, kids' program area and a food truck village
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Fireworks on the Lakefront & State Parks Centennial Celebration has been added to your travel planner!
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Fireworks on the Lakefront & State Parks Centennial Celebration

Date: Monday, July 02 6:00 p.m. activities start; dusk fireworks begin; rain date will be Tuesday, July 3 (CT)

This event will take place at the Indiana Dunes State Park & the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Family-friendly event features food merchants, a live rock concert and fireworks. Please be...Read More

Portage Summer Music in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Summer Music in the Park

Date: Tuesday, July 03 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. (CT)

Tonights concert will feature a Jimmy Buffett tribute show by Island 49. All concerts will be held indoors at either Sycamore Hall or Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are open to the public.
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Family 4th Fest - Porter has been added to your travel planner!
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Family 4th Fest - Porter

Date: Wednesday, July 04 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (CT)

Grab the family and head to Hawthorne Park for the Annual Family 4th Fest. This event kicks off with a parade & pancake breakfast and the day only gets better from there! Activities will include...Read More

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

Date: Wednesday, July 04 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.; 11:00 a.m. parade; 5:00 p.m. festival begins (CT)

This year's theme for the Independence Day Parade and Festival is "The City of Portage Turns 50". Food vendors will be available with 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: Wednesday, July 04 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. (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.

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 5:00 - 10:00 p.m. (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

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 06 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Looking for a wqay to cool down on a hot summer night? Then swing by Hawthorne Park for a showing of "Nut Job 2" under the stars. Prior to the film, a free concert by Who's Followin'...Read More

Red, White and Blue Jump' N Jive Review has been added to your travel planner!
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Red, White and Blue Jump' N Jive Review

Date: Friday, July 06 6:00 p.m.

Join them for another night of The Market Supper Club. Take a step back in time as they celebrate their Nation's Independence ... Underground Style! Pull the brim of your fedora down low and...Read More

Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing has been added to your travel planner!
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Shakespeare in the Park: Much Ado About Nothing

Dates: July 06 - July 07, 2018 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Classic Comedy: Full of mistaken identity, physical humor, razor sharp wordplay and robust hilarity, Much Ado About Nothing is considered to be one Shakespeare's most beloved comedies....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 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. (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

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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.