Upcoming Events

August

Annual Perseid Stargaze has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Perseid Stargaze

Date: Friday, August 10 8:30 p.m. (CT)

Annual shooting star event that marks the peak of the Perseid Meteor Shower. Night sky mapping the Native American sky lore begin at 8:30 p.m. at the Beach Pavilion. After 9 p.m., the stars will...Read More

S'mores Day Fun! has been added to your travel planner!
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S'mores Day Fun!

Date: Friday, August 10 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Help celebrate National S'mores Day. Start by learning a little about the history of the camping culture of this delicious treat. Then have a full smorgasbord of different smores variations as well...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, August 11 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (CT)

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. Licensed hummingbird...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, August 11 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

Annual 6x10 Play Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual 6x10 Play Festival

Dates: August 24 - September 02, 2018 Fri. & Sat. 8:00 p.m.; Sun. 3:00 p.m. (CT)

The festival will present six ten-minute plays that have been solicited from local playwrights within the NWI and neighboring states who are looking for a venue to perform their work. Come witness...Read More

Burns Harbor Food Truck Square - The Badge and You has been added to your travel planner!
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Burns Harbor Food Truck Square - The Badge and You

Date: Friday, August 24 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. (CT)

Join in the annual community and law enforcement appreciation night! Enjoy dinner served by local food vendors along with area law enforcement agencies. Come meet and participate in activities with...Read More

Acorn Concert Series has been added to your travel planner!
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Acorn Concert Series

Date: Saturday, August 25 5:30 p.m. gates open; 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. (CT)

Craft beer, wine, and local food favorites will be available to purchase during the concert. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. This is a family-friendly event. Smoking and outside beverages...Read More

Aukiki River Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Aukiki River Festival

Dates: August 25 - August 26, 2018 Sat. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; Sun. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CT)

Experience life as it was from the mid 1700s to the 1930s. Interact with more than 35 encampments, see blanket traders, and the Collier's General Store. There will be historical musical...Read More

Kouts Pork Fest has been added to your travel planner!
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Kouts Pork Fest

Date: Saturday, August 25 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (CT)

The day starts at 8:00 a.m. with the Country Classic walk and run. Parade kicks off later in that day and comes right down Main Street. The streets are filled with food vendors, arts and...Read More

Sunset Hill Colonels Vintage Baseball has been added to your travel planner!
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Sunset Hill Colonels Vintage Baseball

Date: Sunday, August 26 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Vintage Base Ball is a pastime, with its beginnings and progressions mimicking those that occurred in America over 160 years ago. Teams like the Sunset Hill Colonels compete today wearing period...Read More

September

Taste of Duneland has been added to your travel planner!
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Taste of Duneland

Date: Saturday, September 01 11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. (CT)

Taste food from local eateries and non-profit groups in the Duneland area. There will be live music, beer and wine garden, and bounce houses for the kids.

Super Show Promotions Truck & Tractor Pull has been added to your travel planner!
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Super Show Promotions Truck & Tractor Pull

Date: Sunday, September 02 7:00 p.m. (CT)

An old-fashioned truck and tractor pull.

History Comes Alive Weekend has been added to your travel planner!
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History Comes Alive Weekend

Dates: September 08 - September 09, 2018 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Join in the special activities happening all weekend. There will be a Fur Trader Encampment, Beaver Trading Hike, Shipwreck Stories and much more.

Lit'l Kernel Puff Run has been added to your travel planner!
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Lit'l Kernel Puff Run

Date: Saturday, September 08 8:30 a.m. (CT)

Kids ages 2-9 can join the Popcorn Festival fun with this unique kid-friendly race in Downtown Valparaiso. Kids run in this 100-300 yard event; distance varies by age group. Everyone receives a...Read More

Popcorn Panic Race has been added to your travel planner!
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Popcorn Panic Race

Date: Saturday, September 08 7:30 a.m. (CT)

A community tradition for almost four decades, this event has over 1,000 participants annually. In teams or as individuals, you can choose to run the 5 miles or the 5K run.