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Maple Sugar Time at Indiana Dunes!

by Flo Lawnicki    The National Park Service hosts the event at Chellberg Farm. Maple Sugar will be held March 12th and 13th in 2022.      Chellberg Farm once belonged to Swedish immigrants Anders and Johanna Chellberg, who arrived in Northwest Indiana in 1863.  They purchased the 40 acres of land to establish the…

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Black Heritage Art Exhibit Feb 4th – March 18th

The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is Proud to provide a glimpse into the artistic eyes of four influential Regional Artists from Feb. 4th thru March 18th, 2022 with opening Reception on Friday, Feb. 4th from 6-8pm. Each one of these artists emphasize the significance of community and the black culture utilizing multiple mediums:…

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Indiana Dunes Birding Festival 2022

Celebrate the migration of birdlife through the Indiana Dunes region this May 12-15, 2022 at the 8th Annual Indiana Dunes Birding Festival. The festival is a partnership with the region’s major environmental groups highlighting the dunes area’s rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive impact on the economic, conservation, and environmental education…

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Indiana Dunes National Park To Start Entry Fees

     The National Park Service has approved an entrance fee for Indiana Dunes National Park beginning on March 31, 2022. The new fee revenue will help fund the Marquette Greenway Bike Trail, parking and transportation improvements and visitor services for a park that has seen its attendance increase from 1.7 million visitors to more…

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Wickedly Whiting Returns With More Fun!

      Ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the greatest festival on earth is about to begin! Step right up folks! Don’t be shy! Be prepared to witness the whimsical, the outlandish, the macabre, and the beautiful!      Be amazed! Be awed! Be scared! Sideshows around every corner….have you ever laid eyes on a human…

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Save The Dunes Presents Monarch Music Fest

     Save the Dunes celebrates the journey and migration Monarch Butterfly with food and music on Sunday, September 12th at Michigan City’s Brewery Lodge and Supper Club.          “The Monarch butterfly is just one of many pollinators responsible for the incredible plant-life that we find in the Indiana dunes,” says Natalie…

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Hooked on Art Festival Returns To Chesterton Indiana

     It’s that time of year again for the coolest art festival of the season! Artists, art enthusiasts, and families of all shapes and sizes are invited to spend a beautiful Saturday listening to live music, eating delicious food, and enjoying interactive art activities.      The 11th Annual Hooked on Art Festival will be held…

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Michigan City Food Truck Festival

     A 2-day Food Truck festival on Memorial Weekend will be held in Fedder’s Alley on May 18th and 29th 2022 – located on Lake Michigan shoreline, celebrating culture and food. Hosted by Michigan City Parks and Recreation, the area is located inside Washington park.      Michigan City Parks and Recreation is looking to…

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Historic Barker Mansion Gets New Owner / Management

Located downtown Michigan City the city has transferred ownership of the Historic Barker Mansion to “The Barker Welfare Foundation.” The Barker Mansion is a historic home and living museum that seeks to preserve the history of the Barker family business and philanthropy in Michigan City. Tours, exhibits, programs and events provide it’s usefulness to the…

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Midsummer’s Night Dream is Free in 2021

On the lawn of the Dunes Theatre, one can see “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Dunes Summer Theatre in Michigan City Indiana for free.      At the theatre’s new outdoor venue the setting is the “perfect Place” according to Steve Scott, director of the midsummer performances of the Shakespeare play July 9-25, 2021,  …

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