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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

July 8 - 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

July 8 - 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

July 8 - 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

July 8 - 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

July 11 - 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…

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…

Healthy Family Day

February 27, 2021 - February 26, 2022

Join us for an afternoon of interactive learning and activities for families of all ages.

Valpo Kiwanis Pancake Day

March 13, 2021 - March 12, 2022

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

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WRF Nursery & Garden Center

WRF Nursery and Garden Center

10% OFF all plant material. Valid on regularly priced plants, shrubs, and trees only. Come discover all you can grow at WRF Nursery! They lovingly…

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Shelton Fireworks

Shelton Fireworks

Double your Bonus - Limit up to $40 (example: spend $100, get a bonus of $10 and it will be doubled to $20) Shelton’s has many kinds of bottle…

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Chicago Street Theatre

Chicago Street Theatre

$5 OFF a regular priced ticket. Limit 4 tickets. Promo Code: DUNES Chicago Street Theatre has been producing award-winning productions since 1965.…

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Philips Ace Hardware & Gift Gallery

Philips Ace Hardware & Gift Gallery

$5 OFF your next purchase of $25 or more. Hardware, tool, gifts, Fannie Mae candy, greeting cards, mini-storage, Boy Scout supplies, and…

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