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August

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.

July

Brauer Museum of Art New Acquisitions has been added to your travel planner!
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Brauer Museum of Art New Acquisitions

Sponsored by: Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art

Dates: May 16 - August 11, 2014 Call for times

An exhibition of new acquisitions in the Brauer Museum of Art's Permanent Collection.

August

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. 

July

Beach Yoga has been added to your travel planner!
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Beach Yoga

Dates: June 05 - August 28, 2014 Thursday mornings 9:30 am; Friday evenings 7:00 pm

Find your bliss studio-style and now beach style!  Meet to the left of the lifeguard station.  Bring a towel.

August

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.

July

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

August

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

Dates: August 01 - August 29, 2014 From: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's exceptional diversity of life on a special ranger-led hike every Friday morning in August.  The topic and location will change each week so they can...Read More

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

Sponsored by: Central Beach Access

Dates: August 01 - August 29, 2014 Starting: 7:00 PM

Take a leisurely stroll with a ranger at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Central Avenue Beach and watch the sunset over Lake Michigan.  This one-hour hike will be offered every Friday in...Read More

Chesterton Art Fair has been added to your travel planner!
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Chesterton Art Fair

Sponsored by: Hawthorne Park

Dates: August 02 - August 03, 2014 10: 00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Chesterton Art Fair is a 2-day fine art fair held at Hawthorne Park in Porter, IN.

A Musical Walk Through the Civil War has been added to your travel planner!
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A Musical Walk Through the Civil War

Sponsored by: Westchester Township History Museum

Date: Saturday, August 02 Starting: 2:00 PM

Travel back to the genteel days of hoops and honor when South Bend residents Hawk and Jill Van Lew present A Musical Walk Through the Civil War.  The Van Lews have spent years creating and...Read More

Campground Program at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Campground Program at National Lakeshore

Sponsored by: Dunewood Campground

Dates: August 02 - August 30, 2014 Starting: 7:30 PM

Join a ranger around the campfire and learn about the incredible diversity of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the work that's done to help keep the park healthy,  This one-hours program...Read More

Fort Building Contest has been added to your travel planner!
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Fort Building Contest

Date: Saturday, August 02 Starting: 10:00 AM

Form a family or small group team and test your architectural skills by building a fort out of natural materials found in the Nature Play Zone at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Douglas Center....Read More

Dunes Art Exhibit at National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Dunes Art Exhibit at National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, August 02 From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Join two local artists at the Paul H. Douglas Center as they share their artistic impressions of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.  Marsha Browne, a painter and illustrator from Chesterton, and...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.