Celebrate a Year of Anniversaries!

 
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Over the next year, there will be many opportunities to celebrate the national lakeshore’s 50th anniversary and the National Park Service’s 100th. We’ve listed over 50 special events on this webpage, but we will add more throughout the year. So, check back at this webpage and our Facebook and Twitter accounts for updates on everything that’s going on and how you can get involved in the fun.

 

Anniversary Programs


June 11, 2016, Saturday

The Life and Times of Amphibians
TIME: 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Cowles Bog

Hike with ecologist Dr. Spencer Cortwright and learn the importance of life in marshes, swamps, and wetlands


June 11, 2016, Saturday

National Get Outdoors Day
TIME: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Dunes Learning Center

Free family fun guided hikes, crafts, animal interactions, kayak demonstrations, live music and picnicking.


June 18, 2016, Saturday

In a Pickle or a Jam: "Preserving" The Bounty
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Chellberg Farm Kitchen

Join the creative Chellberg Farm cooks and learn how to preserve the "vegetable garden's bounty" for future use.


June 22 & 23, 2016, Wednesday and Thursday

Architecture Camp
TIME: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Field Station Cooperative

Educating local history and architecture to children ages 8-12. Crafts, field trips, and networking with professionals.


June 25, 2016, Saturday

Midsummer Celebration
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Chellberg Farm

Celebrate the summer solstice with traditional Swedish music, dance, and food.


July 2, 2016, Saturday

In the Footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
TIME: 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
LOCATION: Douglas Center

Celebrate and honor the legacy and commitment of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders.


July 3, 2016, Sunday

Lightning Bug Music Festival
TIME: 11:00 AM - Dusk
LOCATION: Sunset Hill Park

Come celebrate summer and music. Tickets are required. www.LightningBugMusicFestival.com


July 9, 2016, Saturday

Old Fashioned Toys and Games
TIME: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Chellberg Farm

Come out and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun times at the farm.


July 16, 2016, Saturday

South Shore Railroad Day
TIME: Reservations 219 395-1882
LOCATION: East Troy, Wisconsin

Learn about the South Shore Interurban Rail Cars and the history behind the unique partnership that saved them.


July 23, 2016, Saturday

In a Pickle or a Jam: "Preserving" The Bounty
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Chellberg Farm Kitchen

Join the creative Chellberg Farm cooks and learn how to preserve the "vegetable garden's bounty" for future use.


July 30, 2016, Saturday

Paddle the Lake Michigan Water Trail
TIME: Call 219 395-1882
LOCATION: Shoreline from Marquette to Washington Parks

Paddle the shore of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore


August 6, 2016, Saturday

Old Fashioned Toys and Activities
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Chellberg Farm

Come out and enjoy some good old-fashioned fun times at the farm.


August 6, 2016, Saturday

1st Saturday Nigh Stargazing
TIME: Time vary by season call 219 395-1882
LOCATION: Kemil Beach Parking Lot

Enjoy the beauty of the night sky through telescopes from the darkest site in the park.


August 12, 2016, Friday

Perseid Meteor Shower
TIME: 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
LOCATION: West Beach

Watch the night sky light up with shooting stars.


August 20, 2016, Saturday

In a Pickle or a Jam: "Preserving" the Bounty
TIME: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
LOCATION: Chellberg Farm Kitchen

Join the creative Chellberg Farm cooks and learn how to preserve the "vegetable garden's bounty" for future use.


August 26, 2016, Friday

You Can't Get There From Here
TIME: 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Dunewood Campground

A historic look into the early days and development of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.


August 27, 2016, Saturday

NPS 100th Anniversary Concert
TIME: 7:30 PM
LOCATION: West Beach

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Parks with a free concert by the Northwest Indiana Symphony.


Last updated: June 7, 2016

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Mailing Address:

1100 North Mineral Springs Road
Porter, IN 46304

Phone:

(219) 395-1882
Indiana Dunes Visitor Center phone number.

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