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July

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.

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.

Portage Comunity Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Portage Comunity 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. 

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.

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

Pinhook Bog Open House at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Pinhook Bog Open House at the National Lakeshore

Sponsored by: Pinhook Bog

Dates: July 13 - July 27, 2014 From: 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Pinhook Bog during three Sunday afternoon open houses being offered in July.  Tour the bog on your own and talk to rangers stationed along the trail...Read More

Chellberg Farm Open House has been added to your travel planner!
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Chellberg Farm Open House

Dates: July 19 - July 26, 2014 From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Explore Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's historical Chellberg farm during this open house hosted by a ranger and see a traditional craft or framing demonstration.

The Chellberg/Bailly parking...Read More

August

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.

Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations has been added to your travel planner!
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Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, August 09 Starting: 9:00 AM

The Indiana Dunes State Park Interpretive Services and Friends of Indiana Dunes will be hosting a special day of bird banding at the Indiana Dunes State Park Nature Center. Join in on this magical...Read More

Perseid Stargaze and Snoring on the Sand! has been added to your travel planner!
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Perseid Stargaze and Snoring on the Sand!

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Sunday, August 10 8:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Indiana Dunes State Park Interpretive Services will be hosting its Annual Perseid Meteor Stargaze at the Indiana Dunes State Park beach pavilion. It's the only night of the year that you can...Read More

GLOW: Art after Dark has been added to your travel planner!
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GLOW: Art after Dark

Sponsored by: Taltree Arboretum & Gardens

Dates: August 14 - August 16, 2014 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM

A three-night, glow-in-the-dark celebration of nocturnal nature. This event features glow-in-the-dark art exhibits and performances, stargazing, a nocturnal nature education program, and...Read More

17th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest has been added to your travel planner!
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17th Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

Sponsored by: Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, August 23 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Watch the sand come alive with dragons, monsters, and fairytale characters at the Indiana Dunes State Park. Participate with friends and family, as the Friends of Indiana Dunes sponsors the 17th...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.