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Special events to stay and play this summer



You don’t have to travel far for that perfect family vacation. There’s so much waiting to be discovered at the Indiana Dunes, and you can’t see it all in just one day! Start your trip at the Country Inn & Suites by Radisson in Valparaiso, Indiana.

Country Inn and Suites interior

The Country Inn & Suites offers you the perfect location for peak activity season here at the Indiana Dunes. Book your stay and enjoy all the luxury this amazing hotel has to offer. Curl up with a book from the lobby’s lending library with free cookies available 24/7, visit the game room for an air hockey match, splash around the indoor pool or soak in the Jacuzzi. And it’s all within a short distance of Valparaiso University and the five-star restaurants and shopping in Valparaiso’s Downtown District.

Step outside and enjoy some of our favorite summer activities here in Indiana Dunes Country. The Porter County Fair is held at the Expo Center and fairgrounds every July. Take your kids to a magic show or demolition derby. Enjoy current and classic country hits on the main stage every night of the week, featuring artists new and old! There’s so much to see and do just beyond the beach. After spending the day in the summer sun, make a quick trip back to the Inn to cool off in the pool. 

a boy on an amusement park ride

Round up the family for a special celebration on July 28th. Porter County Museum is hosting the National Day of the Cowboy Celebration, featuring beloved local cowboy Bronco John history, themed games, and events. Tours are available to showcase Bronco John’s western performances. Join in the festivities for a day filled with Wild West adventure! And if you’re in need of some relaxation after this buckin’ celebration, you can always put your feet up and enjoy a good book at the Country Inn & Suites library. 

Porter County Museum

Just a short drive away from the hotel is the historic Memorial Opera House, which is a fantastic venue for theatrical events. Through the end of July, the Memorial Opera House will be putting on the fan favorite, Legally Blonde. It’s never too late to brush up on your bend-and-snap. Check out their schedule, and see if you can fit a show into your weekend getaway at Country Inn & Suites.

a theatre

You don’t have to travel across the country for this kind of exciting vacation. Instead, go wild with an Indiana Dunes staycation! Click here for more information on how to book your stay at the Country Inn & Suites.