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In the Indiana Dunes, the fun outlives the swim season. Experience small-town charm at Hike under a full moon. Listen to a rockin’ musical line-up. Eat until your heart’s content. Live like a local all year round with our collection of seasonal, annual, and once-in-a-blue-moon events and festivals.

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Do Your Part! A County Responds to the First World War

June 3 - December 26, 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM IS CLOSED. LOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. Immerse yourself in the history of WWI as…

From a Bailly Point of View

June 3 - December 26, 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM IS CLOSED. LOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. What do our belongings say about our…

Cabinet of Curiosities

June 3 - December 26, 2020

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS THE PORTER COUNTY MUSEUM IS CLOSED. LOOK TO THEIR WEBSITE FOR UPDATED INFORMATION. Examine some of the strangest items in our…

Winter Lights Night Festival

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Kicks off the annual winter lights display at Sunset Hill Farm. Decorate holiday cookies, meet Santa, sing carols, enjoy wagon rides, and roast…

Holly Days

Friday, December 04, 2020

All of your favorite holiday activities will come together to turn our little town into a true, winter wonderland as they kick off the holiday…

The 3 Dune Challenge

June 3 - December 31, 2020

Hike the three tallest sand dunes on the southern shore of Lake Michigan: Mt. Holden, Mt. Jackson and Mt. Tom. This is a self guided, signed…

Midwest Rail Rangers on the South Shore Line

June 6 - December 27, 2020

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS, SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONING. CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.  Upcoming…

Mary Bourke: Icarus Bids His Wingless Mother Goodbye, 2011

June 3 - August 9, 2020

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS, SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONING. CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.   This…

Spectral Speculations: Japanese Prints from the Ruth A. Ruege Collection, curated by Sandy Kita

June 3 - August 9, 2020

DUE TO THE CURRENT SITUATION WITH THE COVID-19 VIRUS, SOME EVENTS MAY BE CANCELLED OR POSTPONING. CHECK THEIR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS.   Collector…

Y Bash 2020 – YLight Zone!

February 6, 2021 - February 5, 2022

You unlock...this door with the key of imagination. You are invited if you dare, to step inside the YLight Zone where you are the star, Be a part of…

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Wild Birds Unlimited

Wild Birds Unlimited

$5 OFF a purchase of $25 or more. One discount per purchase. Bringing people and nature together. They pride themselves on being able to give you…

Attractions & Recreation

Forest Park Golf Course & Welter Room

Forest Park and Creekside Golf Courses

Buy one green fee get one FREE (cart purchase required) Forest Park: 18 Hole Golf Course • Open April–November Creekside: 12 Hole Golf Course…

Jewelry

Marshall’s Time Shop

25% OFF all in-stock watches & jewelry They will fix your Tic-Tock for you (watch or clock). Located at: 515 Broadway Chesterton, IN 46304 Hours:…

Wines & Brews

Leeds Public House

Leeds Public House

20% OFF Chef-created seasonal dishes and specialty cocktails are served up in the family-friendly gastropub housed in a fully renovated historic…

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