Easter Weekend Update 2018

Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana. This weekend is an extra special holiday weekend. Easter is this Sunday, April 1st. And don’t worry, none of these exciting activities are April Fool’s jokes!

Running from March 29th to the 31st is the Passion Play. It is presented by Faith Church, performed at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy this musical that celebrates the Easter holiday. Call for free tickets or make online reservations on their websiteJoin the crowds for the annual presentation of The Lafayette Passion Play! With soaring live music and a company of more than 100 actors, singers, and musicians, you won’t want to miss this family-friendly celebration of the life of Jesus. You can catch the play on the following dates/times:

  • Thursday, March 29 at 7:00 pm
  • Friday, March 30 at 7:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 3 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, March 31 at 6:00 pm

Secondly, on Saturday, March 31st, you can check out the Easter Eggstravaganza — a free, family-friendly holiday event. Celebrate with free games and activities for the entire family! Face painting, temporary tattoos, bounce houses, and more! Opening up the event is the amazing Skydiving Easter Bunny landing on site a the River City Church! He is bringing over 60,000 eggs to the Easter Egg Hunts! There will be multiple age-appropriate Egg Hunts at separate times: Ages 3-5 years, 6-7 years, 8-9 years, 10-12 years. There is a separate toddler egg hunt, which runs from 9am to 12pm continuously. Additionally, there will be a special hunt for children with special needs, which runs from 9am-12pm continuously. For more information and tickets, please visit their website here.

 

If you’re looking to eat out with your friends and family, there are some great Easter Specials happening in the area. The Four Points has an Easter Sunday Buffet from 11am to 2pm, with no reservations required. Call 765-463-5511 for details. The Courtyard by Marriott has an Easter Celebration on Sunday with two seating times — 10:30amand 1:30pm. Enjoy a delicious Easter brunch buffet with the whole family. Call to reserve your spot: 765-400-6840. (These are just two of the great restaurants you can visit for brunch!)

Celebrate with all of these unique things to do this weekend and more

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Wine & Cheese and Wolf Park Easter Egg Hunt!

Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

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Wildcat Creek Winery offers the latest in their “Perfectly Paired” series – this time, Perfectly Paired: Wine & Cheese! This classic combination is sure to wow the tastebuds. This Friday,

March 23rd, grab your tickets to this private event — offering a tasting of 5 wines, paired with a wide variety of local cheeses, including Fair Oaks Farms and Heritage Ridge Creamery. If you’re over 21, you definitely don’t want to miss out on this. For more information about how to tickets, pricing, and other questions, please visit their website! Tickets must be purchased in advance (either in person or overthe phone).

 

Easter comes early to Wolf Park! This Saturday, help the wolves and other animals of Wolf Park celebrate the holiday with their very own Easter Egg Hunt! Special appearance by the Easter Bunny himself! Starting at 2pm, help the Easter Bunny to hide special treats for the wolves (marshmallow peeps, eggs, sausage, cheese and more). Following this at 2:30pm is a guided tour of the entire park. Explore and learn all about the animals and programs that the park has to offer. Finally, at 3:30pm, kids ages zero to 15 will have their very own egg and candy hunt! Learn more about the event and about Wolf Park itself here.


For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Easter Update: Eggstravaganzas of Fun!

Shop local at the Lafayette Farmers Market!

Shop local at the Lafayette Farmers Market!

Easter 2017- what are you doing this Easter to celebrate?  Are you taking your family to visit the Easter Bunny?  Do you attend a religious service to celebrate your faith?  Or host a family gathering with all your loved ones?  This year there is a host of fun events taking place about this holiday.  Check out all the fun in Lafayette-West Lafayette! Also, you

Come out on Saturday, April 15 from 9am-1pm for the Lafayette EGGSTRAVAGANZA  Egg Hunt at the First Assembly of God. This free event will feature a 60,000-egg hunt (eggs dropped by helicopter) for kids 4-12, free games and giveaways.

Eggs, inflatables, carnival games, live music, cook out, the Boilermaker Special and more!  Where?   Eggstravaganza, sponsored by Connection Point Church is taking place from 1-4pm on Saturday, April 15.

On April 15, shop for your Easter treats at the Lafayette Farmers Market Pre-Easter Mini-Market.  This is the first peak at the Lafayette Farmers Market featuring baked goods, honey, tie dyed items, natural handmade soaps and bath salts, persimmon pulp, meats, dried fruits/nuts and more. 8am to noon on 5th Street, between Main and Columbia streets.

file0001389789587The McAllister Center is presenting a Spring Egg Hunt on Saturday from 11-3pm.  Bring the family for face painting, sidewalk chalk, games and an egg hunt for ages 3-7.

Visit the Tippecanoe Mall and meet the Easter Bunny for the entire Easter season! The bunny will be available this weekend for the perfect photo opt!

Enjoy an Easter Musical, Passion Play, presented by Faith Church at the Long Center for the Performing Arts taking place April 13-15.  With soaring live music and a company of more than 100 actors, singers, and musicians, you won’t want to miss this family-friendly celebration of the life of Jesus.

Also please note: If you are celebrating Passover please contact the Jewish Community of Greater Lafayette, at http://jfgl.org. They are a great source of information!

For more information about these events and activities taking place in Lafayette-West Lafayette visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Easter Weekend Update 2015

Easter Farmers Market

Easter Farmers Market

It’s Easter 2015! What are you doing this Easter to celebrate?  Are you taking your family to visit the Easter Bunny?  Do you attend a religious service to celebrate your faith?  Or host a family gathering with all your loved ones?  This year there is a host of fun events taking place about this holiday.  Check out all the fun in Lafayette-West Lafayette!

Visit the Tippecanoe Mall and meet the Easter Bunny for the entire Easter season! He will be available 11am-8pm Monday through Thursday, 10am-8pm Friday-Saturday, and Noon-6pm on Sundays. The Easter Bunny takes a carrot break from 3-3:30 daily!

Enjoy an Easter Musical, Passion Play, presented by Faith Church at the Long Center for the Performing Arts taking place April 2-4.  With soaring live music and a company of more than 100 actors, singers, and musicians, you won’t want to miss this family-friendly celebration of the life of Jesus.

Come out on Saturday, April 4 from 9am-1pm for the Lafayette EGGSTRAVAGANZA Egg Hunt at the First Assembly of God. This FREE family Easter event will have 2 shows, one at 9:30 am and one at 10:30 am, with 2 $100 Toys R Us gift cards given away at each show. There will be 60,000 eggs for an egg hunt for toddlers-12 year olds, including a hunt for special needs children. Free games, bounce houses, and extreme games and A SKY DIVING EASTER BUNNY are all part of the excitement!

Eggs, inflatables, carnival games, live music, cook out and more!  Where?   Eggstravaganza, sponsored by Connection Point Church at Klondike Middle School, is taking place from 1-3pm on Saturday, April 4. The egg hunt is by age groups, starting with crawlers at 1:30 PM then continuing with kids up to 11 years old.  The Wabash Township Firemen and their trucks will be there. They will also have face painting and colorful but temporary hair dying. This year our very own Boilermaker Express will welcome guests! Come and join in this completely free community event!

Do not miss the 5th Annual Ivy Tech Easter Egg Hunt & Carnival!  This Easter egg hunt and carnival will be from 11am-3pm this Saturday, April 4. Prizes, candy, pictures with the Easter bunny, over 40 different sidewalk carnival games, food, drinks, bounce house, music provided by Velocity Sound Service, dancing and more!

Easter Farmers Market2012.28JPGOn April 4, shop for your Easter treats at the Lafayette Farmers Market Pre-Easter Mini-Market.  This is the first peak at the Lafayette Farmers Market featuring baked goods, honey, tie dyed items, natural handmade soaps and bath salts, persimmon pulp, meats, dried fruits/nuts and more. 8am to noon on 5th Street, between Main and Columbia streets.

Also please note: If you are celebrating Passover please contact the Jewish Community of Greater Lafayette, at http://jfgl.org. They are a great source of information!

For more information about these events and activities taking place in Lafayette-West Lafayette visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Holiday Brunch at The Trails Banquet Facility!

Happening Now! Right now, the talk around town is about all the special holidays coming up the next few months! Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day will be here before we know it and we recommend getting reservations now for one of Lafayette’s top holiday (and Sunday) brunch destinations, the Trails Banquet Facility! Serving everything from crepes and omelets made to order, prime rib, ham and turkey carving stations, and a dessert bar that makes my mouth water thinking about it; the Trails offers a fresh, delicious meal.

With Easter coming up this week, it has made me nostalgic of past Easter celebrations at the Trails. My husband’s family has a tradition of going out for brunch after church service on Easter. Our first Easter brunch as a couple was at the Trails. It was a momentous event not only for the food, but I met some of his cousins for the first time. Meeting family members for the first time can be a bit nerve racking, but thankfully we were so excited to enjoy the delicious food it kept the conversation easy and light!

Wow, did we enjoy the food! The ham (which is an Easter must-have!) was juicy, tender with the perfect bit of saltiness.  Add their creamy mashed potatoes, sweet carrots (some of the best carrots I have ever eaten!), a garden salad made with the freshest vegetables and a mimosa; let the enjoyment begin! And this is only a small portion of what they offer. My husband always gets an omelet loaded with his favorites; ham, bacon, green peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, cheddar cheese and salsa. He loads his plate up with the light and fluffy biscuits smothered in gravy along with corned beef hash, assorted cheese and pasta salad. (Odd combination, but he loves it!)

Did I mention the dessert? Diners cannot go home without trying one of their crepes they cook right in front of you! I always get my favorite flavor, cherry, but they also offer blueberry and apple. Their dessert bar includes bread pudding, cobblers, cinnamon rolls, assorted cheesecakes, assorted pies, assorted cakes, cookies, ice cream, and sugar free desserts. There is something for everyone or should I say “somethings” as I never leave without tasting a few desserts!

With all these fun holidays on the horizon, make sure you call the Trails for a reservation.  They book up quickly! Please note their Easter hours are 9:30 a.m.- 3 p.m.

Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy. For more information about this banquet facility and others in the area, visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com