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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

Celebrating the Shirley Heinze Land Trust has been added to your travel planner!
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Celebrating the Shirley Heinze Land Trust

Sponsored by: Beverly Shores Museum & Art Gallery

Dates: July 04 - September 01, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Learn about the vital work of the Shirley Heinze Land trust in preserving our local environment. The Museum and Gallery are open Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from 11 am to 3pm.

Explore National Lakeshore with Passport to the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Explore National Lakeshore with Passport to the Dunes

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes Visitor Center

Dates: July 07 - September 06, 2014 7:00 am - sunset

Discover some of the hidden treasures of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore through a new Passport to the Dunes program.  With so many different access points, it can be difficult to find all of...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

Ogden Dunes Stories Project has been added to your travel planner!
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Ogden Dunes Stories Project

Sponsored by: Hour Glass House Museum

Dates: August 30 - September 01, 2014 From: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

The Ogden Dunes Stories Project will have an open house this Labor Day weekend!  The Stories Project is a series of collaborative oral history projects preserving and sharing the stories of...Read More

Then and Now:The Story of the 1933-34 Century of Progress Homes has been added to your travel planner!
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Then and Now:The Story of the 1933-34 Century of Progress Homes

Sponsored by: Beverly Shores Museum & Art Gallery

Dates: September 05 - September 07, 2014 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Everything you always want to know about the amazing Century of Progress homes. See them in their original state and learn how they look and function today. The museum is open Friday, Saturday and...Read More

9/11 Tribute Concert has been added to your travel planner!
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9/11 Tribute Concert

Dates: September 11 - September 12, 2014 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The Coffee Creek Conservancy is hosting a free 9/11 Tribute Concert

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

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.

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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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.