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September

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

Dates: May 03 - October 25, 2014 8:00 AM - 2:00PM

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

Portage Community Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Community Market

Dates: June 01 - September 28, 2014 11:00AM - 3:00 PM

Over 30 vendors.  There is locally grown produce, flowers, popcorn, honey, bread, BBQ, handmade crafts.

Central Park Plaza Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Central Park Plaza Market

Dates: June 03 - September 30, 2014 Tuesdays 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM & Saturdays 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Outdoor farmer's market, vendors selling fresh local produce, handmade products, plants and flowers. Also live musical entertainment. 

Kid's Rule at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center has been added to your travel planner!
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Kid's Rule at the National Lakeshore Visitor Center

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Dates: June 08 - September 28, 2014 From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Join a ranger at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Visitor Center for a Sunday afternoon of kid's activities, puppet shows, stories and fun.  Your children can learn a little more about our...Read More

Ticket Sales for the Century of Progress Home Tours has been added to your travel planner!
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Ticket Sales for the Century of Progress Home Tours

Dates: August 19 - October 19, 2014 Starting: 8:00 AM

Tickets go on sale for the Century of Progess Home Tours & Events on Monday, September 8th.  Tickets must be purchased in advance and can only be purchased online.  Tickets go...Read More

Hour Glass Museum Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Hour Glass Museum Open House

Sponsored by: Hour Glass House Museum

Dates: September 21 - November 16, 2014 From: 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Following the October 19th open house there will be a program by Dennis Norman, "Indian Trails to Rails to Roads".

Following the November 16th open house join the Ogden Dunes Church to...Read More

Rangers Choice Hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Rangers Choice Hike at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Friday, September 26 From: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Explore the national lakeshore's exceptional diversity of life on a special ranger-led hike in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.  Call or stop by the Visitor Center on Friday morning to find...Read More

Hooked on Art - Live Street Art Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Hooked on Art - Live Street Art Festival

Sponsored by: Thomas Centennial Park

Date: Saturday, September 27 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In conjunction with the Duneland Chamber's European Market, live street artists will utilize a variety of mediums to express their creativity; completing a work of art from start to finish over the
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October

Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival

Sponsored by: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Dates: October 01 - November 01, 2014 Call for times

Held the entire month of October, The Haunted Railroad & Fall Festival is sure to be a spooky good time. This family friendly event kicks off with a haunted railway garden of skeletons, ghosts,...Read More

Night Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Night Hike

Sponsored by: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Date: Thursday, October 02 From: 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Come and see nature at night!  These night hikes are a great way to see the stars and learn about elusive nocturnal wildlife.

Fall Fungi Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Fall Fungi Hike

Sponsored by: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Date: Saturday, October 04 From: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Explore the beautiful world of fungi!  Hike will encompass the woodlands, area along Cardinal Trail.

Owl Banding in the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Owl Banding in the Dunes

Dates: October 13 - November 16, 2014 Call for times

Join naturalists for the 6th year of Saw-whet Owl Banding at Indiana Dunes State Park.

Porter County Legends & Lore Bus Tour has been added to your travel planner!
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Porter County Legends & Lore Bus Tour

Sponsored by: Porter County Museum of History

Dates: October 16 - October 30, 2014 From: 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Take a thrilling tour of haunted stories, legends, and lore from Porter County this October!  The Porter County Legends and Lore Bus Tour will travel to four sites throughout the county....Read More

Fall Harvest Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Fall Harvest Festival

Date: Friday, October 17 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Fall is the perfect time to spend time in downtown Valparaiso. Wear your spookiest or silliest costume and go door-to-door in Valparaiso’s downtown.

Century of Progress of Homes - Beachside Party has been added to your travel planner!
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Century of Progress of Homes - Beachside Party

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Date: Friday, October 17 TBD

A festive beachside party and look inside the Century of Progress Houses in Beverly Shores, benefiting Indiana Landmarks' rescue of the House of Tomorrow, the lone unrestored house of 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.