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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

Cross-Country Skiing at the Dunes

January 21, 2017 to January 28, 2017 (Every Sunday, Saturday)

Every weekend when there are at least three inches of snow, park staff will be on hand at the warming hut at the Glenwood Dunes parking lot with a warm blaze in the fireplace and some hot chocolate for skiers to enjoy. Bring your own equipment and check with the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center for conditions.   For more information call 219-895-1882. More

Stargazing at Kemil Beach

February 01, 2017 to November 01, 2017 (Recurring monthly on the 1st)
  • Venue: Kemil Beach
  • E State Park Road
  • Beverly Shores, IN 46301
  • Times: Check Website for times
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: 219-395-1882
  • Website

Join members of the Chicago Astronomical Society to get a closer look at the evening sky over Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Weather permitting, see star clusters, galaxies, nebulae, planets, meteors, and learn about constellation lore from the darkest site in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Held on the third Saturday of every month from Jan. to Dec. (except March and ... More


February 04, 2017 to February 05, 2017 (Recurring daily)

Come out and celebrate the winter season at the national lakeshore. They will be hosting a variety of indoor and outdoor activities at both the Visitor Center and the Douglas Center. Saturday, February 4, All Day (limited numbers of snowshoes and skis are available to borrow) Indiana Dunes Visitor Center - Winter Crafts (all-day), Snowshoe Hike (8:30 am– 9:30 am), Pinhook Bog... More

On-Going Events

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

Family Day at the Douglas Center

Started December 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

Music Heritage Series

Started December 16, 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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