Upcoming Events

August

Babapaloosa Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Babapaloosa Festival

Date: Friday, August 02 Noon-8pm (CT)

An all-day music festival to benefit the See Change Foundation. There will be a beer garden hosted by Leroy's Hotstuff and Running Vines. Food trucks from Bartlett's and Leroy's hotstuff. Kids...Read More

Market on the Square has been added to your travel planner!
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Market on the Square

Dates: August 02 - August 30, 2019 3-9pm (CT)

Market on the Square will be held every Friday evening in August. They will have fresh produce, unique crafts, vendors, and food trucks/ten. Music will begin at 6 pm. Plus a family-friendly movie at
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Movie in the Park - Portage has been added to your travel planner!
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Movie in the Park - Portage

Dates: August 02 - August 30, 2019 5-10pm (CT)

Free movie in the park at the Indiana American Water Amphitheater. Concessions will be available for purchase. The movie will begin at dusk. Bring a blanket or chairs. Held every Friday night in...Read More

Sidewalk Days has been added to your travel planner!
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Sidewalk Days

Dates: August 02 - August 03, 2019 10am (CT)

Join your favorite downtown Valparaiso retailers when they step out of their storefronts to offer end of season savings. For two days, dozens of downtown merchants will offer extreme savings and...Read More

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

Dates: August 03 - August 04, 2019 10am-5pm Saturday; 10am-4pm Sunday (CT)

The largest regional juried art fair with over 90 of the top artists in the country. All mediums represented. Food, music, children's booths. Handicap accessible family event. Free...Read More

Chesterton Fire Department Annual Street Dance has been added to your travel planner!
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Chesterton Fire Department Annual Street Dance

Date: Saturday, August 03 6pm-midnight (CT)

The Chesterton Fire Department hosts an annual street dance with live music. Food and drinks available for purchase.

Valparaiso Kiwanis Corn Roast has been added to your travel planner!
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Valparaiso Kiwanis Corn Roast

Date: Saturday, August 03 5-9pm (CT)

Come one, come all! All-you-can-eat roasted corn, a brat or hot dog, chips, cookie, plus a soft drink or water. Indiana Beverage will also have a beer wagon on site for those of you with more adult...Read More

Critter Camp has been added to your travel planner!
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Critter Camp

Dates: August 05 - August 09, 2019 9am-3pm (CT)

This day camp with a nature theme gets budding naturalists outside where they spend their days exploring the park's forests, streams, meadows, and trails with new friends. Activities range from camp...Read More

Cruise Night - Portage has been added to your travel planner!
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Cruise Night - Portage

Dates: August 06 - August 27, 2019 5-8pm (CT)

Enjoy a classic car cruise-in, groovy music, food vendors on site and a raffle prizes drawn every hour. Held every Tuesday night in August.

Summer Music in the Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Music in the Park

Dates: August 06 - August 27, 2019 6-7:30pm (CT)

All concerts will be held indoors at either Sycamore Hall or Oakwood Grand Hall. Concerts are open to the public. Bring the whole family. Through a collaboration between Portage Parks &
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Summer Rhapsody Music Festival has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Rhapsody Music Festival

Date: Thursday, August 08 7pm (CT)

From classical to jazz, the Summer Rhapsody Music Festival is a feast of sounds and senses for music lovers of all ages. Bring a picnic blanket and chairs to relax in the park with this outdoor...Read More

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

Date: Friday, August 09 7-8:30pm (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

Annual Perseid Meteor Shower & Stargaze has been added to your travel planner!
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Annual Perseid Meteor Shower & Stargaze

Date: Saturday, August 10 8:30pm (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 pm at the Beach Pavilion. After 9 pm, the stars will begin to...Read More

Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Hummingbird Banding Demonstrations, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Saturday, August 10 9-10:30am (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 10 8:30pm (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.