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Indiana Dunes Events

Every season at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the State Park is full of events. From Maple Sugar Time to tours of the old Bailly Homestead and Chellberg Farm to guided hikes, you'll find a variety of events going on at the Indiana Dunes.

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Special Events

100th Anniversary of State Parks

October 30, 2016

Visit the Nature Center for this 45-minute PBS film exploring our 100 years of rich history. Special showing today. More

On-Going Events

1st Saturday Night Stargazing

April 02, 2016 to November 05, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 1st Saturday)
  • Venue: Kemil Beach
  • E State Park Road
  • Beverly Shores, IN 46301
  • Times: Times vary by season
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: (219) 395-1821
  • Website

Enjoy the beauty of the night sky through telescopes from the darkest site in the park.  Times vary please call 219-395-1821 to find out the time of the program. More

Family Day at the Douglas Center

Started September 10, 2016 (Every Saturday)

Enjoy hands-on family activities in the park's west end visitor center, especially the new Nature Play Zone where unstructured play in nature is the tradition. Help feed the center's resident turtles or fish or join a ranger for a hike in Miller Woods. More

Kid's Rule at National Lakeshore Visitor Center

Started September 11, 2016 (Every Sunday)

Join a ranger from 1 to 3 p.m. in the visitor center's activity room for a Sunday afternoon of kid's activities, puppet shows, stories, and fun. Your children will learn a little more about your neighborhood national park. All children must be accompanied by an adult. More

Nature Tots

Started September 14, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 2nd Wednesday)

Parents and toddlers are invited to participate in Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's new Nature Tot's program at the Douglas Center for Environmental Education. Nature Tots, aged 2-4, will learn about nature through a ranger-led story time, crafts and outdoor play. Parents will enjoy meeting other parents and learning fun ideas for bringing nature into their child's life. Thi... More

Music Heritage Series

Started October 21, 2016 (Recurring monthly on the 3rd Friday)

Every 3rd Friday of the month, join the Save the Tunes Council, a local group of musicians devoted to preserving and passing on traditional folk songs. More

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