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April

Annual Valparaiso University Jazz Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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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!
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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!
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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

Moonlight and Magnolias has been added to your travel planner!
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Moonlight and Magnolias

Dates: April 13 - April 28, 2018 Times vary by date (CT)

It's 1939 and Hollywood is all a buzz! Legendary producer David O.Selznick has shut down production of his new epic, Gone with the Wind, a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell's novel. The...Read More

Annual Duneland Woodcarvers Show has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Duneland Woodcarvers Show

Dates: April 14 - April 15, 2018 Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Artists in woodcarving, gourds, and woodworking from throughout the Midwest will display their pieces and be judged in 47 categories.

Annual FRIENDS Native Plant Sale has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual FRIENDS Native Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, April 14 8:00 a.m. - noon (CT)

Herald the return of spring with wildflowers everywhere. More than 100 Northwest Indiana native plant species, including woodland flowering plants, ferns, prairie flowering plants, grasses, shrubs...Read More

Beatles in the Barn has been added to your travel planner!
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Beatles in the Barn

Date: Saturday, April 14 6:30 - 10:30 p.m. (CT)

A night of music dedicated to the Beatles, recreating music with precision, passion and love.

Empty Bowls Project has been added to your travel planner!
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Empty Bowls Project

Date: Saturday, April 14 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (CT)

Empty Bowls Projects is celebrating it's 25th year. Guests are served a simple meal of soup and bread, and are then invited to keep the handmade bowl as a reminder of hunger in the world. Empty Bowls...Read More

Second Saturday Night Stargazing has been added to your travel planner!
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Second Saturday Night Stargazing

Date: Saturday, April 14 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (CT)

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets,...Read More

Portage Community Business Night has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Community Business Night

Date: Thursday, April 19 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

The annual Portage Community Business Night. This event offers businesses and organizations the opportunity to showcase their services and products to over 750 community members and also expose your...Read More

The Spitfire Grill has been added to your travel planner!
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The Spitfire Grill

Dates: April 20 - April 29, 2018 Thurs. & Fri. 8:00 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. 2:00 p.m. (CT)

A feisty parolee follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small town in Wisconsin and finds a place for herself working at Hannah's Spitfire Grill. It is for sale but there...Read More

Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration has been added to your travel planner!
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Northwest Indiana Earth Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, April 21 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

Fun for the entire family. This regional tradition connects attendees with environmental organizations, exhibitors, and vendors that will engage them in fun and entertaining ways about how to live...Read More

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