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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 3 Dune Challenge

June 23 - 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…

Diana of the Dunes Trail Challenge

June 23 - December 31, 2022

“Diana’s Dare” a new hiking challenge has begun. On this self-guided hike, you will learn why the park has renamed a West Beach sand…

Drop-in Volunteering (Trash Trekkers)

June 23 - 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…

Sunset Kayaking at Marquette Park Lagoon

June 23 - June 30, 2022

Join a ranger for a sunset paddle on the tranquil Marquette Lagoons at Indiana Dunes National Park. These free kayaking programs are offered…

Mission Escape

June 23 - 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…

Gabis Arboretum Railway Garden Train

June 23 - September 30, 2022

Featuring dwarf plants and model steam engine trains, the exhibit showcases the impact steam engine trains had on early 19th century US railroads.…

Open Mic Thursdays at The Market Lounge and Comedy Club

June 23 - November 24, 2022

Come watch aspiring comics that come from as far as 250 miles every week to our little club to hone their skills. Signups start at 7:30 and the mic…

Youth Farm Hands – Sunset Hill Farm

June 23 - October 20, 2022

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…

Sunset Serenades at the Trail Stop

June 23 - August 28, 2022

Come on out to Trail Stop on Thursdays at 5:30 and Sundays at 4 pm for music all summer long. They've got all our favorite acoustic musicians…

Weekly Guided Tours of the PoCo Muse

June 23 - October 27, 2022

As the PoCo Muse eagerly anticipates its reopening in the new space, it is excited to establish a free weekly guided tour of the exhibits every…

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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 to relax on a cozy porch, eat brunch under shady trees, or party on a rooftop bar, the Indiana Dunes has the perfect outdoor…

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Each fall, the trees in the Indiana Dunes area explode with vibrant autumn colors. Here are five places with amazing autumn views.

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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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