Upcoming Events

September

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

Dates: September 07 - September 08, 2019 9am-7pm (CT)

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

Singing Sands Stargaze has been added to your travel planner!
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Singing Sands Stargaze

Date: Saturday, September 07 7-11pm (CT)

Meet local astronomers from the Calumet Astronomical Society for a night of stargazing. Special telescopes will be set up as well as periodic constellation talks. Bring a blanket and join...Read More

Valparaiso Popcorn Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Popcorn Festival

Date: Saturday, September 07 7am-6:30pm, noon-6:30pm live music (CT)

The Valparaiso Popcorn Festival continues to offer family-fun activities for all ages. Over 250 arts and crafts booths, 35 food booths, kids' games, a five-mile Popcorn Panic, two live music stages...Read More

Valpo Doll & Bear Show has been added to your travel planner!
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Valpo Doll & Bear Show

Date: Sunday, September 08 9am-3pm (CT)

It's the largest show in NW Indiana of antiques, vintage and collectible dolls, bears and miniatures, doll furniture and anything doll related, old and new.

Summer Wine & Canvas at the Lakefront has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Wine & Canvas at the Lakefront

Date: Thursday, September 12 6-9:30pm; 5pm doors open for social hour (CT)

Ticket includes all canvas/painting supplies, a buffet-style dinner from El Cantarito, open bar, and a beautiful view. Only 40 tickets will be sold. Must be at least 21 years of age.

Bacon Fest has been added to your travel planner!
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Bacon Fest

Dates: September 13 - September 14, 2019 6-9pm Friday; 11am-7pm Saturday (CT)

Come out and enjoy two full days of music, crafts, and of course bacon! Bacon Fest is two days this year, which means double the Bacon.

Indiana Dunes Apple Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Indiana Dunes Apple Festival

Dates: September 14 - September 15, 2019 11am-4pm (CT)

This family-friendly event features seasonal activities such as free tractor pulled hayrides, a Kid's Corner with games and crafts and even apple-chucking catapults. You can help make cider using an...Read More

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

Date: Saturday, September 14 7:30-9:30pm (CT)

Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets, and meteors, and learn about constellation lore from the darkest site in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

World Cultural Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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World Cultural Festival

Date: Sunday, September 15 Noon-5pm (CT)

The World Cultural Festival is a celebration of art, food, dance, and music from around the world. This family-friendly event features authentic cultural music and dancing, hands-on educational...Read More

Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Heroes & Villains: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - Heroes & Villains: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly

Date: Wednesday, September 18 1-3pm (CT)

Where there's good, there's bad. Where there's light, there's dark. The scales have to balance one way or another, and in the world of theatre, it's often done through song. Explore some of...Read More

Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Music Heritage Series at the National Lakeshore

Date: Friday, September 20 7:30-9pm (CT)

Join in with the Save the Tunes Council as they perform traditional music associated with the sounds of each season at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Tune up your vocal cords and gather for a...Read More

Art Blitz has been added to your travel planner!
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Art Blitz

Dates: September 21 - September 22, 2019 11am-5pm (CT)

This event features live artist demos, hands-on classes, live music, food, farm animals, and fun for the whole family. Artistic mediums include paper, paint, wood, pottery, and much more, plus...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

Date: Saturday, September 21 9am-4pm (CT)

Join at Thomas Centennial Park in historic downtown Chesterton, for the Annual Hooked on Art-Live Street Art Festival. Watch live street artists use a variety of mediums to express their creativity;
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South County BBQ Cook-Off & Pie Baking Contest has been added to your travel planner!
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South County BBQ Cook-Off & Pie Baking Contest

Date: Saturday, September 21 3-6pm (CT)

Come and sample each team's best version of pork shoulder. There are also barbecue rib, barbecue sauce, and a coleslaw competitions. Proceeds benefit, Kouts and Morgan schools, Kouts and Morgan
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Style Show has been added to your travel planner!
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Style Show

Date: Thursday, September 26 5:30pm doors open

Join in celebrating the Valparaiso Family YMCA as they showcase different areas of the YMCA in Fashion from area stores and salons.