Our Top Summer Events in Indiana’s Cool North

Get ready for the ultimate experience in Indiana's Cool North! The summer season is brimming with a splendid lineup of events, both familiar favorites and hidden gems you may not have discovered yet. Mark your calendar for these twelve incredible attractions that you definitely don't want to miss.

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.

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

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