Upcoming Events

July

Spider Show N' Tell, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Spider Show N' Tell, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Tuesday, July 31 3-4pm (CT)

Learn more about some fascinating arachnids who call the Dunes home. Meet at the Nature Center.

August

Critter Dinner, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Critter Dinner, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Wednesday, August 01 10-11am (CT)

Stop in to see our Nature Center's reptiles and amphibians eat their live meals.

From a Bailly Point of View has been added to your travel planner!
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From a Bailly Point of View

Dates: August 01 - August 31, 2018 11am-4pm (CT)

What do our belongings say about our identity? From a Bailly Point of View take a close look at Frances Howe, the last Bailly family member to live on the Bailly homestead in Porter County. This...Read More

Shipwreck Stories, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Shipwreck Stories, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Wednesday, August 01 3-4pm (CT)

Set anchor in the Nature Center Auditorium for this interactive program looking at the special shipwrecks and their stories on Lake Michigan.

Sunset Around the Fire at the Pavilion has been added to your travel planner!
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Sunset Around the Fire at the Pavilion

Dates: August 01 - August 29, 2018 7:30-8:30pm (1,8, & 15); 7-8pm (22 & 29) (CT)

Join a ranger to catch a Lake Michigan sunset from the pavilion. Roast marshmallows from the pavilion's fireplace.

Community Hike & Sunset Paddle has been added to your travel planner!
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Community Hike & Sunset Paddle

Date: Thursday, August 02 6-8pm (CT)

Join a ranger for a sunset hike through the beautiful Miller Woods. Then paddle on the Marquette Lagoon. For reservations call 219-395-1824.

Eat Up Wine Down has been added to your travel planner!
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Eat Up Wine Down

Dates: January 04 - December 06, 2018 5-10pm (CT)

Enliven your senses and please your palate with amazing specials from downtown Valparaiso restaurants on the first Thursday of the month. So be sure to stop by participating restaurants to indulge in...Read More

Lion Hunt, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Lion Hunt, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Thursday, August 02 3-3:45pm (CT)

Join the Naturalist for a short discovery walk looking for the unique lions of the dunes. Meet at the Nature Center.

Marsh Madness, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Marsh Madness, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Thursday, August 02 10-11am (CT)

In this fun exploratory hike, discover what animals call the unique marsh habitats home. Meet at the Nature Center.

Park Plays, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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Park Plays, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Thursday, August 02 7-8pm (CT)

Park Plays features the work of various local theatre groups presenting shows and excerpts from classic Shakespeare to contemporary musical to on-the-spot improv. Tonight NIETF Entertainment presents...Read More

Summer Rhapsody Music Festival - Jagertown has been added to your travel planner!
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Summer Rhapsody Music Festival - Jagertown

Date: Thursday, August 02 7pm (CT)

For all the music lovers out there, come out and enjoy summer evenings in the park with the Summer Rhapsody Music Festival. Concerts will feature a feast of different sounds from rock to country to...Read More

From the Dunes With Love, Indiana Dunes State Park has been added to your travel planner!
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From the Dunes With Love, Indiana Dunes State Park

Date: Friday, August 03 3-3:30pm (CT)

Make and take your own postcards today at the Nature Center. Meet at the Nature Center.

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

Date: Friday, August 03 10-11am (CT)

Explore the forest's flying gold this morning as we bring you up close and personal with our amazing goldfinches of the dunes through this special bird banding demonstration at the Nature...Read More

Gutenberg! The Musical! has been added to your travel planner!
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Gutenberg! The Musical!

Dates: August 03 - August 05, 2018 8pm Friday & Saturday; 2pm Sunday

Ensemble Theatre Company, in association with The Art Barn, is proud to present Gutenberg! The Musical! by Anthony King and Scott Brown, directed by the starring Zachary Gipson and Dustin Rithea...Read More

NW Indiana Symphony Concert in the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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NW Indiana Symphony Concert in the Dunes

Date: Friday, August 03 7:30-9pm (CT)

Celebrate the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore with a free concert by the Northwest Indiana Symphony with the magnificent dunes as the backdrop. Enjoy the 40 piece symphony orchestra under the...Read More