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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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Family Nature Backpacks for Loan at National Park

July 26 - December 31, 2021

With so much e-learning taking place now, Indiana Dunes National Park is providing a way for families to keep in touch with nature. Nature…

Bozak Family Christmas Light Show

July 26, 2021 - January 2, 2022

A local holiday tradition, the Bozak Family Christmas Light Show is celebrating it's yearly spectacular holiday lights and music magic. Programmed…

Grab a Backpack and Go!

July 26 - December 31, 2021

Don’t lose your family’s connection to nature during this pandemic. The Paul H Douglas Center for Environmental Education has prepared…

Bark Ranger Program at National Park

July 26 - December 31, 2021

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

July 26 - December 31, 2021

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…

4th Friday Open Mic Nights

July 30 - November 26, 2021

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

Open MIC Night at Elements Wine Bar

July 28 - December 29, 2021

Open mic every WEDNESDAY at Elements Wine Bar in Valpo! Come on out, bring an instrument (and a mic if you got it if not well sanitize and provide…

Sunset Hill Farm Self-Guided Hike

July 26 - December 31, 2021

Always available! Every month will feature a different topic and route for a self-guided hike through Sunset Hill Farm Park. Information sheets will…

Farm Hands – Sunset Hill Farm

July 30 - October 16, 2021

No room for a goat at home? Love animals? School-aged children can join us behind the scenes to learn firsthand about animal husbandry and the…

Meet the Animals – Sunset Hill Farm

July 30 - October 9, 2021

One of their most popular programs. Meet their farm animals and their caregivers. Their current animals include sheep, goats, ducks, chickens, and…

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Four Seasons Landscaping Nursery

Fours Seasons Landscaping Nursery – Coupon

15% OFF native plants and monarch butterfly plants. Valid on regularly priced plants, shrubs, and trees only. Excellent quality trees, shrubs, and…

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Evexia Salt Cave

Evexia Salt Cave

15% OFF one service Evexia Salt Cave will take you back to the year 1839 when the first salt mine; a health resort was opened in Poland. The…

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Lucky Leo's Resale

Lucky Leo’s Resale – Coupon

$5.00 OFF your purchase if $10.00 or more. A cute resale shop in Hebron. One of their main goals is to give back to the community in many different…

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WRF Nursery & Garden Center

WRF Nursery and Garden Center – Coupon

15% OFF native plants and monarch butterfly plants. Valid on regularly priced plants, shrubs, and trees only. Come discover all you can grow at WRF…

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