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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.

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

February 23 - 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

February 23, 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!

February 23 - 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

February 23 - 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

February 23 - 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…

Five Places to Rent Skis/Snowshoes in the Dunes

February 23 - April 30, 2021

Winter is finally here and there is no getting around it. Our biggest snowfall so far this year is forecasted for this weekend and the temps are…

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Three Wicked Apples – Coupon

Bring in coupon and get 15% OFF one item. Expect to see new items each time you walk through our doors! Also, if you have a sweet tooth, come visit…

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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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Sandpaper

Sandpaper Shops – Coupon

15% OFF any (1) regular Price item. Sandpaper is a creative boutique offering farmhouse-inspired decor, hand-painted furniture, and gifts, among a…

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Serenity Salon & Spa

Serenity Salon & Spa – Coupon

20% OFF any on new service (* some exclusions may apply) Serenity Salon & Spa is a 6500 sq. ft. full-service salon and spa offering hair and nail…

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