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Upcoming Festivals And Events

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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The Off-Season Market

January 23 - April 24, 2022

An indoor winter Farmer's Market that is comprised of regional local vendors. The Market will be the location on Sundays. Bread will be available for…

Bark Ranger Program at National Park

January 22 - December 31, 2022

Bring along your furry friend for a hike at most locations in the Indiana Dunes National Park. Learn the rules of being a Bark Ranger owner, answer a…

The 3 Dune Challenge

January 24 - December 30, 2022

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…

Open Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion

January 22 - March 31, 2022

Grab your friends, bring the kids, snag your spouse and come out to skate at the William E. Urschel Pavilion. Open skating takes place 7 days a…

Valparaiso Online Market

January 26 - June 1, 2022

The Online Valparaiso Market is returning and better than ever! Shop your favorite Valparaiso Market vendors year-round! Simply click the link to…

Drop-in Volunteering (Trash Trekkers)

January 22 - December 31, 2022

Trash Trekkers is a drop-in program that helps keep our trails and beaches clean. You can help today. Grab a trash bag at the Indiana Dunes Visitor…

Mission Escape

January 22 - December 31, 2022

You will be tasked with tackling logical problems and puzzles. You will put out little physical effort and your wit and observation will be the key…

Scavenger Hunt – “Imagine You’re an Acrhitect”

January 22 - January 30, 2022

The PoCo Muse will offer a free, kid-friendly scavenger hunt activity! Put on your architect/designer cap and answer questions hidden throughout the…

4th Friday Open Mic Nights

January 28 - November 25, 2022

Singers, songwriters, musicians, poets, and more will delight the audience with original material and covers. Discover a new performer, hear an old…

Finding the Light in Dark Days: Works by the Duneland Photography Club

January 22 - February 15, 2022

This exhibition is a culmination of photographs taken by the Duneland Photography Club. Join these photographers as they investigate the winter…

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Tales from the Dunes

The Indiana Dunes Blog

Did you know the Indiana Dunes has a 15-mile coastline with sandy beaches, more than 70 miles of hiking trails and more than 350 species of birds? Explore the latest and greatest tales from the dunes.

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Whether you're looking for a leisurely stroll through the woods or a calorie-burning hike up steep dunes, the Indiana Dunes has the perfect trail for…

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Feel like family with intimate accommodations that range from nature-inspired retreats in the woods to award-winning romantic getaways surrounded by gardens.

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A convenient stay located near downtown? What about a country retreat heaped in Old World charm? Or a place you can bring your four-legged friend? Your unique getaway deserves a distinct accommodation.

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