12 Places to Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week in Indiana’s Cool North

Celebrate 2023 National Travel and Tourism Week with us, May 7-13!   It's a week to celebrate the importance of travel and tourism to the economy and community in Indiana's Cool North.  Events and activities showcase the unique attractions and experiences that the region has to offer to both visitors and locals.  Look over these things that make northern Indiana cool, and  find something new to explore this week as well as later!

Annual Sand Sculpture Contest - July 15

Annual Sand Sculpture Contest

July 15, 2023

Experience the enchantment as the sand springs to life at this year’s competition at the Indiana Dunes State Park! The captivating theme is “Games,” granting sculpting groups the freedom to explore beyond sand art. Judging will commence after noon, followed by the award ceremony at 1:00 p.m. Whether you participate in the construction or not, make sure to cast your vote for the “People’s Choice Award” between noon and 1:00 p.m. A team of park volunteers will evaluate sculptures for the funniest, most creative, and most thematic creations across both adult and child categories.

For information on nearby lodging. and Dunes Deals.    Request a destination guide of the Indiana Dunes

  • 16 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 33 Minutes to South Shore
  • 62 Minutes to Elkhart County

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