Upcoming Events

May

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

Date: Saturday, May 12 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

Mother's Day at Gabis Arboretum has been added to your travel planner!
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Mother's Day at Gabis Arboretum

Date: Sunday, May 13 Check website for times (CT)

Bring your mom out for a scenic carriage ride through the Arboretum. Moms receive free admission.

Mother's Day Shuttle Bus Tours has been added to your travel planner!
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Mother's Day Shuttle Bus Tours

Date: Sunday, May 13 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger for a two-hour tour of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore in one of the park's heated, 15-passenger shuttle buses. This is a great way to see the park's amazing winter landscapes without...Read More

Mother's Day Wildflower Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Mother's Day Wildflower Hike

Date: Sunday, May 13 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. (CT)

Join a ranger at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Heron Rookery for a two-hour wildflower hike to see that woodland flowers are blooming. The Heron Rookery is perhaps the best location in the...Read More

Coffee Creek Farmers Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Coffee Creek Farmers Market

Dates: May 16 - October 17, 2018 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. (CT)

Porter County's first producer only market features local farmers, specialty food producers, and food trucks. The Coffee Creek Farmers Market will be held every Wednesday from May through October....Read More

Kraft Auction has been added to your travel planner!
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Kraft Auction

Date: Wednesday, May 16 4:30 p.m. (CT)

This sale will feature 285 lots of vintage and antique toys. Online bidding available for these lots. Vehicles, antiques, furniture, tools household, collectibles and much more. Toy sale will start
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - The Songs of Irving Berlin has been added to your travel planner!
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Lunchtime Cabaret Series - The Songs of Irving Berlin

Date: Wednesday, May 16 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. (CT)

George Gershwin is quoted as saying "Irving Berlin is the greatest songwriter that ever lived" and Broadway choreographer and director Jerome Kern famously said "Irving Berlin has no ...Read More

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

Dates: May 17 - May 20, 2018 Check website for times (CT)

Join in these four days of fantastic birding at Indiana's number one birding attraction. Celebrate the amazing spring migration on Lake Michigan's southern shore with field trips, presentations, live...Read More

Introduction to the Tall Grass Prairie has been added to your travel planner!
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Introduction to the Tall Grass Prairie

Date: Thursday, May 17 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. (CT)

Discover the intriguing history and people who are part of the story of the Midwestern tallgrass prairie. Then, explore the arboretum's signature grasses and wildflowers and hear about their uses by...Read More

Time Traveler's Jubilee - The Indiana Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Time Traveler's Jubilee - The Indiana Dunes

Date: Thursday, May 17 Performances at 10:30 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. (CT)

The time machine will take to life around the time of the Civil War...you know, when the Memorial Opera House was built by veterans. That's when President Abe Lincoln gets the ball moving to protect...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, May 18 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. (CT)

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

Selections from the Brauer Museum of Art's Permanent Collection has been added to your travel planner!
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Selections from the Brauer Museum of Art's Permanent Collection

Dates: May 18 - August 05, 2018 Tue. - Sun. Noon - 5:00 p.m.; Closed on Monday (CT)

An exhibition of new acquistions in the Brauer Museum of Art's permanent collection will be held in the museum's Wehling and McGill Galleries. This exhibit is free and open to the...Read More

Fairy Gardening has been added to your travel planner!
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Fairy Gardening

Date: Saturday, May 19 10:00 a.m. - Noon (CT)

Bring the magic to fairies home by creating your won miniature garden. This class will help you plan out your garden and teach you how to care for the plants. To create your whimsical piece, bring a...Read More

Junior Wildland Firefighter has been added to your travel planner!
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Junior Wildland Firefighter

Date: Saturday, May 19 11:00 a.m. (CT)

During the summer months kids can participate in the Jr. Wildland Firefighter program at the park. Kids learn about prescribed fire, fire ecology, and have a hands on experience with...Read More

Onboard Education Program on the South Shore Line has been added to your travel planner!
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Onboard Education Program on the South Shore Line

Date: Saturday, May 19 Check website for description and times (CT)

The (American Passenger Rail Heritage Foundation (APRHF) Rail Rangers will present an onboard educational program on select Saturday & Sunday departures of the South Shore Line...Read More