Upcoming Events

April

Science in the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Science in the National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, April 27 2-4pm (CT)

Gia Wagner-Savannas. Meet local experts and scientists who are conducting research in the national park. Examine the knowledge gained by researchers during a presentation on their work and a short...Read More

Valpo STE@m Show has been added to your travel planner!
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Valpo STE@m Show

Date: Saturday, April 27 1-4pm (CT)

Join at the Butterfield Family Pavilion for an afternoon of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math. Visit the Marketspace, participate in STE@M challenges, and experience different types of...Read More

Woodland Wildflower Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Woodland Wildflower Hike

Dates: April 27 - April 28, 2019 1-3pm (CT)

Explore the Little Calumet River floodplain and its great diversity of spring wildflowers. You'll be listening to the spring songs of birds and frogs. Meet in the Heron Rookery parkin lot. Be...Read More

Live Entertainment Concert Series - Girls Like Us has been added to your travel planner!
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Live Entertainment Concert Series - Girls Like Us

Date: Tuesday, April 30 7pm (CT)

Beckie Menzie, Marianne Murphy, and Orland Laura Freeman combine to celebrate the groundbreaking music of Carole King, Carly Simon, and Joni Mitchell. Inspired by the book, Girls Like Us by...Read More

May

Logs to Lustrons Tour - 150 years of architecture in the Dunes has been added to your travel planner!
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Logs to Lustrons Tour - 150 years of architecture in the Dunes

Dates: May 03 - May 04, 2019 7-9pm Saturday & 8:30am-2pm Sunday (CT)

Enjoy a special tour of architecturally significant homes in and around Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Included on the tour are two Swedish historical homes: the Gust Lindstrom house and the...Read More

Chesterton's European Market has been added to your travel planner!
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Chesterton's European Market

Dates: May 04 - October 26, 2019 8am-2pm (CT)

An outdoor family/artisanal market held in historic downtown Chesterton every Saturday from the beginning of May through the end of October.

Playdate in the Nature Play Zone has been added to your travel planner!
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Playdate in the Nature Play Zone

Date: Saturday, May 04 1-3pm (CT)

Kids of all ages are invited to spend a couple of hours having fun in nature. Join a ranger and explore Miller Woods, build a fort, climb a tree, create awesome nature art, and so much more.

Spring Jewelry & Craft Show has been added to your travel planner!
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Spring Jewelry & Craft Show

Date: Saturday, May 04 9am-3pm (CT)

Just in time for Mother's Day. One-stop shopping. There will be jewelry, custom gifts, and so much more. Come shop for the special mom in your life. Will be held in Oakwood and Sycamore Halls. Door...Read More

Film Screening: Vietnam Nurses has been added to your travel planner!
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Film Screening: Vietnam Nurses

Date: Sunday, May 05 2-3pm (CT)

Honor the work that nurses do during National Nurses Week. The documentary Vietnam Nurses explores the contribution of nurses in the Vietnam War and the impact it had on their lives.

Miller Woods Hike has been added to your travel planner!
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Miller Woods Hike

Dates: May 05 - May 26, 2019 1:30-3:30pm (CT)

The hike starts at the National Lakeshore's Paul H. Douglas Center and travels through varied habitats including rare and beautiful black oak savanna and offers incredible views of Lake Michigan and...Read More

VNA Stroll for Hospice has been added to your travel planner!
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VNA Stroll for Hospice

Date: Sunday, May 05 Noon-4pm (CT)

The VNA Stroll for Hospice is a one-day event. Stroll, eat, play and remember loved ones while supporting Hospice Programs! Family activities include picnic lunch, raffle baskets, and t-shirts...Read More

5x5 at the Depot has been added to your travel planner!
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5x5 at the Depot

Date: Friday, May 10 5-7pm (CT)

The Depot will be presenting a special art exhibit. Many established mid-career and emerging artists have created original 5" x 5" artwork specifically for this exhibit.

Second Friday at the Depot has been added to your travel planner!
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Second Friday at the Depot

Dates: May 10 - October 11, 2019 5-7pm (CT)

The second Friday reception opens new exhibitions at the Depot including artwork by regional artists and museum exhibits of local history.

Valpo Film Festiv@l has been added to your travel planner!
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Valpo Film Festiv@l

Date: Friday, May 10 6:30-8pm (CT)

This event exhibits film talent and provides an opportunity for VHS students of all ages to submit short films. "One Minute to Film It" is a contest that consists of five...Read More

Art in the National Lakeshore has been added to your travel planner!
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Art in the National Lakeshore

Date: Saturday, May 11 2-4pm (CT)

Edward Burns. Meet local artists who use the dunes as inspiration to create their art. Learn how they photograph, paint, draw and write. Programs may be inside or outside.