Indiana

Please see the events and club meetings listed below and on page 2. 
Although this Friendship Gardens is a private suburban garden, unavailable to the public, there are many other garden and nature related places to visit in Indiana.  Please visit Budding Gardener Events for Indiana events relating primarily to children.

Indiana Events:

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July 28 - 29, 31:  Anderson.  Mounds State Park has nature programs planned for adults and children, www.in.gov/dnr/parklake/files/sp-Mounds_July.pdf

July 28 - September 1:  Gary.  Family Day at the Douglas Center, daily, hands-on family activities in the park's west end visitor center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

July 28 - August 8:  Lake County.  Join the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network to monitor the health of butterfly populations in Northwest Indiana, www.bfly.org

July 28 - August 31:  Statewide.  Join the hunt for bees with the Great Sunflower Project, www.greatsunflower.org

July 28 - September 30:  Statewide.  Register to become a Citizen Scientist at Project BudBurst, http://neoninc.org/education/projectbudburst

July 28 - August 31:  Valparaiso.  Night Hikes, Taltree Arboretum, www.taltree.org

July 29 - September 30:  Valparaiso.  Farmers' Market, Tuesdays, Central Park Plaza, http://valparaisoevents.com 

July 30 - September 24:  DeMotte.  Market in the Park at Spencer Park, East side of Halleck St, Wednesdays, www.southshorecva.com/events

July 31 - September 25:  Hobart.  Summer Market on the Lake, Thursdays (except August 14), Festival Park, www.cityofhobart.org

July 31 - September 25:  Schererville.  Schererville International Farmers' Market, Thursdays, Redar Park, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 1, 8:  Beverly Shores.  Central Beach Sunset Hike, Central Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 1 - 10:  Crown Point.  Lake County Fair, Lake County Fairgrounds, http://lake-county-fair.com

August 1 - September 26:  Griffith.  Central Market at Central Park, Broad St and W Oak St, Fridays, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 1 - 17:  Indianapolis.  Indiana State Fair, Indiana State Fairgrounds, http://in.gov/statefair/

August 1, 8, 15:  Porter.  Rangers Choice Hike, starts at Indiana Dunes Visitor Center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30:  Beverly Shores.  Campground Program, Dunewood Campground Amphitheater, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 2 - September 20:  Cedar Lake.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, Town Complex Grounds, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 2 - October 25:  Chesterton.  Chesterton's European Market, Saturdays, Third Street & Broadway, www.chestertonseuropeanmarket.com

August 2 - September 27:  Crown Point.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, downtown - south block of Main St, http://crownpoint.in.gov/specialevents.htm

August 2 - December 27:  Gary.  Park in Focus, every Saturday, Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 2 - October 18:  Highland.  Street Market, Saturdays, Main Square Park, www.highlandparks.org/programs/Street-Market.html

August 2:  LaPorte.  Farmers' Market, Lincolnway and Monroe St, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 2 - October 25:  Michigan City.  Farmer's Market, Saturdays, corner of 8th & Washington Sts, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 2 - October 25:  Remington.  Main Street Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 36 S Ohio St, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 2 - October 25:  Whiting.  Farmers' Market, Saturdays, 1443 119th St, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 3, 10, 17:  Chesterton.  Pinhook Bog Open House, Pinhook Bog, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 3, 10, 17, 24:  Gary.  Miller Woods Hike, Paul H Douglas Center, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 3 - September 28:  Gary.  Miller Beach Farmers' Market, Sundays, 667 South Lake St, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 3 - October 26:  Munster.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Centennial Park, 1005 S Centennial Dr, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 3 - September 28:  Portage.  Community Market, Sundays, Founders' Square Park, www.inportageparks.com

August 3 - October 26:  St John.  Farmers' Market, Sundays, Community Hospital Outpatient Centre Parking Lot, 9660 Wicker Ave, www.southshorecva.com/events

August 7 - 10:  Michigan City.  Boat Show, www.michigancityboatshow.com

August 9:  Hammond.  Legends of the Night Sky: Orion, Perseus and Andromeda, Challenger Learning Center on the Campus of Purdue University Calumet, www.clcnwi.com/programs

August 9 - 10:  Northwest Indiana and Northeast Illinois.  Living Watercolours Water Garden & Pond Tour, www.illianagardenpond.org

August 11:  Gary.  Perseids Meteor Shower, West Beach, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 11:  St John.  Easy Vegetable Gardening, presented by Master Gardener Debbie Doerr, St John Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

August 12:  Griffith.  Folk Beliefs and Garden Lore, presented by Master Gardener Susan Eleuterio, Griffith Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

August 13:  Munster.  Backyard Composting, presented by Master Gardeners Bill and Jennifer Tobin, Munster Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

August 13:  Valparaiso.  "Planning for the future: Growers, Gardeners and Our Community", presented by Damiel Appel, www.pcgarden.info/Monthly_Seminars.html

August 14:  Merrillville.  Photographing Butterflies, presented by Master Gardener Vickie Jostes, Northwest Indiana Butterfly Club meeting, Merrillville Branch Library, www.lcplin.org

August 15:  Griffith.  Tall Grass Prairie Hike, Oak Ridge Prairie, www.lakecountyparks.com

August 16:  Gary.  Kayaking the Dunes Lagoons, Marquette Park Lagoons, www.nps.gov/indu/planyourvisit/events.htm

August 16:  Hobart.  Native Pollinators at Cressmoor Prairie with Jim Louderman, entomologist with the Field Museum, www.heinzetrust.org/hike-program.html

August 19:  Merrillville.  Border Gardening, presented by Master Gardener Stacey Haskins, Merrillville Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

August 21:  Highland.  Fall Gardening, presented by Master Gardener Stacey Haskins, Highland Branch Library, www.lakecountymastergardeners.com

August 23:  Chesterton.  Behind the Scenes at Shirley Heinze Land Trust Nature Preserves, www.heinzetrust.org/hike-program.html

August 23:  Hobart.  3rd Annual Paws for Homeless Animals Day, Hobart Festival Park, www.southshorecva.com/events 

This page is updated weekly. >>Indiana Events Continued

Revised:  July 28, 2014