Weekend Update: Taste of Tippecanoe 2017

TASTE of Tippecanoe 2015

TASTE of Tippecanoe 2015

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.

It’s back for it’s 36th year; the TASTE of Tippecanoe! Downtown Lafayette and the Depot Plaza come alive with food, music, fireworks and fun on Saturday, June 17.  This special festival features local food & drink vendors, live music, live art, and the biggest booms around!! Check out all the wonderful photos form year’s past. If you have any fabulous photos you want to share, please email serickson@homeofpurdue.com.

TASTE of Tippecanoe 2015 night crowdTASTE of Tippecanoe 2015 day crowdFireworksbyDave Schmidt2015For more information about this event and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Festival Fun Weekend Update: OUTfest and Global Fest

OUTfest

OUTfest

Festival Weekend Fun Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by?  This is the weekend we have been waiting for in Lafayette-West Lafayette because it is full of exciting, entertaining festivals that will bring joy and laughter to so many people.

2 major festivals are taking place this weekend, OUTfest and Global Fest! On Saturday, September 17, from 4-midnight, head downtown Lafayette, to participate in a celebration of diversity for all. OUTfest features live bands and DJs, food, information booths, beer gardens, a family area, dancing, light-hearted drag entertainment, extended hours for local downtown businesses, and much more! Make sure you don’t miss a night of great entertainment.  Check out the list of entertainers here: http://outfest.pridelafayette.org/about/entertainment/.

Global Fest

Global Fest

The fun doesn’t stop there! Also on Saturday from 11-7pm, celebrate our diverse ethnicity at Global Fest in West Lafayette. In its 21st year, Global Fest is heading outdoors.   This festival will take place on Columbia and Chauncey Streets as the backdrop for the celebration! Enjoy and explore world cultures through music, dance, crafts, displays and international food. Continuous stages of entertainment, cultural displays and children’s activities are among the free activities. Don’t forget to get your passport stamped!  Admission is free.

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

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Weekend Update: Dirty Dancing & Germanfest

Germanfest

Germanfest

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by?  This is the weekend we have been waiting for in Lafayette-West Lafayette because it is full of exciting, entertaining festivals that will bring joy and laughter to so many people.

Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing

On Saturday, September 10, bring back memories of romance during Dirty Dancing-The Classic Story On Stage at Elliott Hall of Music. Dirty Dancing brings the classic story to the stage in an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance, and sensational dancing. Enjoyed by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says, “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!”

Schnitzel beef sandwiches, rollbraten pork sandwiches, beef goulach with buttered noodles, potato pancakes, homemade lentil soup, brats and more! Where can all of this be found along with a performance by the Polka Boys, a beer stein holding contest, casino games and more? St. Boniface Germanfest! This Saturday, September 10, join the German revelers as we dance, eat and make merry downtown Lafayette! Please note you may not be German in ethnicity, but you can be one in spirit as the celebration rocks and rolls!

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

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Weekend Update: Wabash Riverfest & Mosey Down Main Street

Wabash Riverfest

Wabash Riverfest

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.

Celebrate the powerful Wabash River this Saturday, July 9, at Riverfest. This annual event brings the community together and celebrates the living Wabash River with conservation exhibits, games, activities, canoe races, and a 5K. Riverfest specifically teaches children about our most prized natural resource here in Lafayette-West Lafayette – the Wabash River – as it provides recreational focus, aesthetic beauty, and is a vital component of our economy.

Mosey Down Main

Mosey Down Main

We love Mosey’s, do you?! Some of you may say, what is a Mosey? Where as others that have attended these fun, outdoor street fairs, exclaim at the fun they have had. This Saturday, July 9, head to downtown Lafayette, to enjoy live music, craft vendors, food entertainment and social agencies at Mosey Down Main Street. Bring the family to this FREE local event.

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

Weekend Update: Watermelon Party with the Wolves and Tippecanoe & Bluegrass Too! Festival

Wolfgang Wading in the PondLafayette-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.

It’s a party this Saturday, July 2, at Wolf Park! Bring the family for “Watermelon Party with the Wolves” where each wolf, fox and coyote  gets his or her very own cold watermelon, stuffed with treats such as pig ears, cheese, and dog biscuits. Visitors are invited to watch as each animal enjoys their summery treat. These unique treats provide environmental enrichment, giving our critters something to roll on, stuff their noses in, paw, lick, chew, scent-mark, and defend. Also, don’t miss howling with the wolves in the evening! A great way to celebrate Fourth of July!

Be the first to celebrate Lafayette-West Lafayette’s newest festival, the Tippecanoe & Bluegrass Too! Festival on July 2. From noon to 9pm, great music will be featured at Exploration Acres. The musical line-up includes Cumberland Gap, New Balance, Branded Bluegrass and Blue Mafia. Bring your lawn chairs for an afternoon and evening of fun. Concessions and craft beer will also be available.

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

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Weekend Update: TASTE of Tippecanoe

TASTE of Tippecanoe 2015

TASTE of Tippecanoe 2015

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.

It’s back for it’s 35th year; the TASTE of Tippecanoe! Downtown Lafayette and the Depot Plaza come alive with food, music, fireworks and fun on Saturday, June 18.  This special festival features local food & drink vendors, live music, live art, and the biggest booms around!! Check out all the wonderful photos form year’s past. If you have any fabulous photos you want to share, please email serickson@homeofpurdue.com.

TASTE of Tippecanoe 2015 night crowdTASTE of Tippecanoe 2015 day crowdFireworksbyDave Schmidt2015For more information about this event and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: 4th Annual River City Grapes & Hops Fest and Lafayette Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby

Soap Box Derby

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.

The Tippecanoe County Historical Association will be hosting the 4th Annual River City Grapes & Hops Fest on Saturday, June 11. This event will be held on 5th Street, between Main and Columbia Streets, in downtown Lafayette, from 6:00 to 10:00 pm. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample various wines and beers from local and regional vendors and purchase from these vendors, as well. In addition the Knickerbocker Saloon will provide musical entertainment throughout the evening. Food will be available for purchase from Sovereign Catering.

phone camera 069It’s Soap Box Derby time in West Lafayette, this Saturday, June 11. The race begins at 8am.  Watch as youth compete to become Soap Box Derby champions! The Lafayette Soap Box Derby races have four divisions:  Stock, Super Stock, Masters and Challenger. The Derby has a long history of building more than racers.  It has a legend of building character, friendships and the desire to achieve. They believe that kids involved with their program should be taught the value of hard work and good sportsmanship.

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

Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update: Round the Fountain Art Fair & Lafayette Citizens Band Memorial Day Concert

Round the Fountain

Round the Fountain

Memorial Day 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 Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Art, art, art! Did you know Lafayette-West Lafayette prides our self on being an arts community! We have local artists who specialize in glass, watercolor, sculpture, pottery, jewelry and much more.  This Saturday, May 28, explore a gallery of color and expression at the Round the Fountain Art Fair! This fair actually takes places around our historic courthouse. It is a day to bring the family to discover our majestic downtown and explore the arts like never before!

Lafayette Citizens Band 2007.6jpgBring the family for an evening of lovely music on Monday, May 30, for the Lafayette Citizens Band Memorial Day Concert.  Expert conductor William D. Kisinger will lead the band in wonderful music played by local musicians.  Bring your lawn chair, find your spot around Riehle Plaza, and enjoy this night of music. Also, don’t forget your dancing shoes, if the mood strikes and you want to dance!

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

Celebrate Indiana Bicentennial at the BBQ, Bluegrass & Blueberry Wine Festival At Wildcat Creek Winery

12973242_10156950872030657_6718003113641169849_oThis is a huge year for Indiana, it’s the 200th birthday of our beloved state! So many activities are being held around the state in commemoration of this day. Tourism in Indiana will ramp up this year due to all the celebrations. These celebrations have already begun in the state and will continue for the rest of the year.

Wildcat Creek Winery located in Lafayette, Indiana is jumping on board in celebrating Indiana’s birthday. May 21st, 2016 is the date for BBQ, Bluegrass, & Blueberry Wine. On this day Wildcat will be releasing their newest wine- Bicentennial Blueberry. Such a fitting name! It is a blueberry table wine. I wish I could give you a nice description of the wine, but since it’s a brand new wine, I will have to be patient!

1795273_10153866411420657_1352393617_oThe festivities will take place from 11:00am until 6:00pm. The location will be at Wildcat Creek Winery; 3233 E 200 N, Lafayette, IN 47905. D&R Catering (one of my favorite BBQ places!) will be selling food all day long. Additionally, there will be musical performances by Branded Bluegrass, Scott Evan Freeman, and Traveler’s Dream all afternoon. Visitors are encouraged to bring a chair, their family and smiles to enjoy the day. Inside the building the tasting bar will be open to those 21+. Also wine by the glass and bottle will be for sale.

IMG_0869The Indiana Bicentennial Committee has been working hard to create exciting events all over the state. A 92-County Torch Relay will be going on over a five-week period. The torch was created by our very own Boilermakers on campus and is designed as a high-tech torch with many features. Don’t miss the torch coming through Tippecanoe County on October 12th, 2016 from 8:30am-1:30pm. Five-foot tall Bison statues  with most standing on a two-foot base have been painted by local artists and will be displayed all over the state. In Tippecanoe County, there are 5 different Bison, make sure you take a selfie will all of them! I know our staff is all anxious to try the new wine! We are all big fans of the wine that Wildcat Creek Winery produces right here in Lafayette! Please remember to drink responsibly.

Make sure and check out the Tippecanoe County’s Indiana Bicentennial Facebook page to keep up with all the exciting happenings around the county and state.

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