Winter Adventures in Indiana’s Cool North

Can you believe it's time to put those winter events on your calendar?  It feels like fall is finally over; the leaves are nearly gone, and the temperature is dropping.  Here are some essential dates for our cherished winter adventures in Indiana's Cool North. Don't miss out on the magical light displays and exciting events slated for January and February!


Annual Sand Sculpture Contest at Indiana Dunes State Park

Annual Sand Sculpture Contest


July 13, 2024

Watch the sand come alive at the Indiana Dunes State Park.  This annual sand sculpting contest is judged by park volunteers for the  funniest, most creative, and most thematic awards in both adult and child categories.

This years theme is animals, but sculpting groups are free to create other displays as well.

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

  • 25 Minutes to South Shore
  • 15 Minutes to Michigan City
  • 60 Minutes to Elkhart County

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