Category Archives: Chesterton

Help the Environment – Recycle Your Christmas Tree

Valpo compost site to open Saturdays for Christmas tree, electronics recycling Bring your live Christmas trees, wreaths and other organic holiday decorations to the Valparaiso compost site, 2150 W. Lincolnway, to be turned into compost and mulch for your gardens and landscaping.  Saturday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Off-season hours begin Jan. 7 This site is…

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New Outdoor Adventure Festival at Indiana Dunes

The inaugural Indiana Dunes Outdoor Adventure Festival, will take place October 6-8, 2017 at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and several nearby locations. The greater dunes region is packed with outdoor adventure opportunities and the festival will bring together all these activities in one place. With support from Indiana Dunes Tourism, the Indiana Dunes State Park,…

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NwIndiana Symphony Concert at Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and the Dunes Learning Center are bringing the Northwest Indiana Symphony to West Beach on Friday, August 4th, at 7:30 p.m. for a free concert with the magnificent dunes as the backdrop.  For All   SEVEN SYMPHONY CONCERTS CLICK HERE!   Enjoy the 40 piece symphony orchestra under the direction of Conductor Kirk…

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Chesterton Art Fair 2017

The Annual Chesterton Art Fair features more than 80 “juried” artists including residents of Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties and is THE Art Event of the year will be held August 5th and 6th. The benefit of having a “juried art show” is that you really get quality art when it’s a juried fair. In…

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Crisis Center Wine Tasting – Chesterton

This is the 23rd Annual Wine Fest that benefits the Crisis Center. A Craft beer station, wine stations, and an entire dessert room await you.  Let’s not forget over a half dozen food and cutting stations on Thursday, June 8th, 2017.  With plenty of room to mingle, grab your own plate & glass and enjoy. …

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Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes

With the last of the freezing nights and the beginning of sap flow, maple trees are tapped for their sweet sap which is boiled into delicious maple syrup. In the 1870s, Swedish immigrants Anders and Johanna “Kjellberg” bought 80 acres in Porter County, Indiana, to establish a modest family farm. They were the first of…

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2017

Celebrate the migration of bird life through the Indiana Dunes region from May 4-7, 2017 at the third-annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival.  The festival is a partnership with northwest Indiana’s major environmental groups, highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities. The festival is organized by the Indiana Audubon Society and includes both…

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Winterfest at Indiana Dunes: Feb 4-5

Come out and celebrate the winter season at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5. They will be hosting a wide variety of indoor and outdoor activities at the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, and throughout the park.   On Saturday, February…

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Winter Open House At Dunes Learning Center

     Dunes Learning Center invites the public to become campers with an afternoon of family fun in nature on Saturday, January 14, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.         This free event offers indoor and outdoor activities led by the center’s team of knowledgeable naturalists. Guided hikes, crafts, nature games, and live music, as well as…

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Holiday Traditions at Indiana Dunes

Join staff and volunteers at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore as we celebrate “Holiday Traditions in the Dunes.” The program takes place on Saturday, December 9th, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at four locations within the park: Chellberg Farm, Bailly Homestead, the Paul H. Douglas Center, and the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center. It’s a wonderful…

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