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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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Valparaiso YMCA Golf outing

July 12, 2021 - July 11, 2022

Drive, Chip and put for a good cause. Raising funds to provide scholarships for children to the Valparaiso YMCA. A fun, relaxed day of golfing.

Valpo Kiwanis Corn Roast Fest

August 7, 2021 - August 6, 2022

Valpo Kiwanis Corn Roast Fest is the annual event held in downtown Valparaiso, Indiana on the 1st Saturday of August each year. All the corn is grown…

Valparaiso YMCA Style Show

September 23, 2021 - September 22, 2022

Join us for an evening of inspiration and fashion. Designer purses and more to raffle and great swag bags

Halloween at the Y

October 16, 2021 - October 15, 2022

Open to all ages, enjoy an evening of ghouls and goblins, fun and excitement, and family time

Family Nature Backpacks for Loan at National Park

January 24 - 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

January 24, 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…

Christmas Market

December 3, 2021 - December 2, 2022

Shop indoors for gifts for the season or treats for yourself at our unique and one of a kind market.

Grab a Backpack and Go!

January 24 - 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…

Ice Skating under the Urschel Pavilion

January 24 - March 31, 2021

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…

The 3 Dune Challenge

January 25 - 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…

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Over Yonder Dunes Gift Shop

Over Yonder Dunes Gift Shop – Coupon

15% Off your purchase. Over Yonder Dunes Gift Shop is a local Makers Market and curated vintage. They're proud to be home to "Save the Dunes"…

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Mission: Escape

Mission: Escape – Coupon

20% OFF at the time of booking when using Coupon Code: dunedeals. Offer is only valid when booking online. Live-action escape room games of varying…

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Ash and Aspen – Coupon

20% OFF of one regular price item A boutique and gift shop that features women's, men's, children's, and America made products. Located at: 206 S.…

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Art Z: Fine Artz and Antiquez – Coupon

$10 off any art class. Present coupon when making in-person payment. This gallery is the best-kept secret in Chesterton! Find over 30 different…

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