Weekend Update: Small Business Saturday & Old Oaken Bucket Game

Tailgate time 2012Lafayette-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.

Get out and support all of our amazing small businesses by spending your dollars in their stores this Saturday, November 25 during Small Business Saturday. What a better way to kick off holiday shopping then by taking advantage of all that our local businesses have to offer. They truly are the backbone of what makes our community so great and we would not be where we are today without them.  Also, downtown Lafayette, enjoy horse and carriage rides!

Two TulipsThis Saturday also marks the Old Oaken Bucket Game. Our Boilermakers host and take on our greatest rival, the Indiana Hoosiers. Cheer on our team to victory on November 25!  Also, please note, fans, especially families, looking for fun before the game will want to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, inflatable games, and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities. The Boilermaker Crossing is free and open to fans of all ages. Located in the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza, between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium, Boilermaker Crossing opens 3 hours before kickoff.

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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Purdue Football Weekend Update

464Purdue Football Weekend Update! This Saturday, November 19, marks the last Purdue home game of the season.  It’s been a bit of a rough year for our Boilermaker Football Team, but as true fans, we stand by our Boilers and celebrate their efforts this season. Come out and cheer them on this weekend as they take on Wisconsin. Along with the game, are a host of fun activities.  Check them out:

  • Friday, November 18, typically from 12-3pm (time may vary) take a ride on the Boilermaker Special! Pick-ups will be in front of Stewart Center and run every 15 minutes. Look for the marquee! Check their website and/or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ReamerClub) for time changes, updates and cancellations.
  • Boiler Bridge Walk is taking place Friday, November 18. Join the Purdue football team as it connects Lafayette and West Lafayette on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge on Friday night.  Enjoy live music, giveaways, and meet the cheerleaders and Purdue Pete starting at 5:45 p.m. at this free event. The football team will arrive at approximately 6 p.m. by the fountain on the West Lafayette side of the bridge. The Boilermakers will interact with fans as they make their way to Riehle Plaza on the Lafayette side of the bridge.
  • All Purdue jazz ensembles will be performing during their concert at Loeb Playhouse img_8521on Friday, November 18 at 8pm. This event is free and open to the public.
  • On game day, Saturday, November 19, fans, especially families, looking for fun before the game need to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, inflatable games, and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities. The Boilermaker Crossing is free and open to fans of all ages. Located in the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza, between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium, Boilermaker Crossing open 3 hours before kickoff. Cheer on the Boilermaker football team as it walks through Boilermaker Crossing on its way to the locker room approximately 2 hours before the game!
  • More game day fun! 2 hours and 11 minutes before kickoff the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band will perform halftime highlights, school songs, and more in Mackey Arena alongside the Boilermaker football team. Following the game, head over to Slayter Hill for the band’s post-game performance.
  • img_8556To conclude a fabulous weekend, on Sunday, November 20, the Purdue Wind Ensemble will perform at the Long Center for the Performing arts. This event is free and open to the public.

For a whole listing of Purdue Game Day events, visit http://www.purduesports.com/tickets/tickets-m-footbl.html#gd-info.

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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Boilermaker Weekend Update! Purdue Football is Here!

Purdue FootballByBrent Russell 2014Boilermaker 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.

Purdue Football is here! This Saturday, our Purdue Boilermaker Football team takes on Eastern Kentucky at 12pm. This game kicks off the football season which we are optimistic it will be fabulous.

10377388_10203780419809215_1745586004360782109_nSo many fun activities take place to celebrate football weekends.  Every Friday, typically from 12-3pm (times may vary) before Purdue Home Football Games, take a ride on the Boilermaker Special! Pick-ups will be in front of Stewart Center and run every 15 minutes. Look for the marquee! Check their website and/or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ReamerClub) for time changes, updates and cancellations.

We are excited to announce Boiler Bridge Walks are back! Join the Purdue football team as it connects Lafayette and West Lafayette on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge on Friday night.  Enjoy live music, giveaways, and meet the cheerleaders and Purdue Pete starting at 5:45 p.m. at this free event. The football team will arrive at approximately 6 p.m. by the fountain on the West Lafayette side of the bridge. The Boilermakers will interact with fans as they make their way to Riehle Plaza on the Lafayette side of the bridge.

On game day, fans, especially families, looking for fun before home games need to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, inflatable games, and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities. The Boilermaker Crossing is free and open to fans of all ages. Located in the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza, between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium, Boilermaker Crossing open 3 hours before kickoff. Cheer on the Boilermaker football team as it walks through Boilermaker Crossing on its way to the locker room approximately 2 hours before the game!

IMG_85212 hours and 11 minutes before kickoff the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band will perform halftime highlights, school songs, and more in Mackey Arena alongside the Boilermaker football team and head coach, Darrell Hazell. Following the game, head over to Slayter Hill for the band’s post-game performance.

Tailgate fun is taking place at the Jazz Tailgate Concert from 10-11am at Slayter Hill. Enjoy the sounds of sweet jazz from the Purdue University Bands & Orchestras as you prepare for an afternoon of football fun.

For a whole listing of Purdue Game Day events, visit http://www.purduesports.com/tickets/tickets-m-footbl.html#gd-info.

IMG_8556Boiler up for a fun weekend! 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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Purdue Homecoming Weekend Update!

Purdue ISU 2015.3Purdue Homecoming 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.

Make this your checklist of Purdue Homecoming fun this weekend! Don’t miss a second of the excitement!

Friday, November 6:

  • Boiler Up! Every Friday, typically from 12-3pm (times may vary) before Purdue Home Football Games, take a ride on the Boilermaker Special! Pick-ups will be in front of Stewart Center and run every 15 minutes. Look for the marquee!
  • Celebrate with friends at the Boilermaker Night Train Parade! The parade will feature walking units, vehicles and floats made by student organizations and local businesses. The route will begin at the corner of Pierce and State Street, west on State Street, north on Martin Jischke Drive, east on Third Street before turning north on University Street and ending at Mackey Arena. The parade will highlight this year’s theme “Bundle Up Boilers”. Come celebrate our university and community at the parade! (7:30-9:30/10pm)Purdue2013

Saturday, November 7:

  • Fans, especially families, looking for fun before home games will want to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing.  Meet-the-team events, inflatable games, and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities. The Boilermaker Crossing is free and open to fans of all ages. (9-12pm)
  • Homecoming Celebration! Homecoming activities and entertainment on Stadium Mall, free and family friendly. (9-11am)
  • Join the football team and the “All-American Marching Band” 2 hours and 11 minutes prior to kickoff in Mackey Arena to get ready for the game during the 211° Session. Hear from the players and coaches, and the band will perform a concert.
  • Game time! Come watch as our Purdue Boilermakers take on Illinois inside Ross-Ade stadium. (12pm)
  • Celebrate a victory at the Purdue Homecoming Dance – The band “Living Proof” will perform music from several decades.  The dress code is casual. (8pm-12am)

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

Weekend Update: Purdue Football Opening Game

1Purdue FootballByBrent Russell 2014Weekend 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.

Purdue Football is back! Head to Ross Ade to watch our Boilermakers take on Indiana State on Saturday, September 12.  To top it off it’s Band Day! Many special events take place to celebrate our wonderful university and this sport.  On Friday, September 11, take a ride on the Boilermaker Special during their Free Day Friday event.

On game day, fans, especially families, looking for fun before the game will want to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, inflatable games, and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities. The Boilermaker Crossing is free and open to fans of all ages. Located in the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza, between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium, Boilermaker Crossing open 3 hours before kickoff. Cheer on the Boilermaker football team as it walks through Boilermaker Crossing on its way to the locker room approximately 2 hours before the game! 12pm is kickoff time!  Cheer on our Boilers to VICTORY!! Boiler up!

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

A Boiler Up Weekend Update!

A Boiler Up 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.

This weekend marks the end of a wonderful fall season at Purdue! First, on Friday, November 21, enjoy the sounds of jazz at the season wrap-up concert, Winter Jazz Jam, which will feature all Purdue jazz bands including the Purdue Jazz Band and the American Music Repertory Ensemble. Music throughout the night will expose the great works of jazz legends Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk and Pat Metheny.

Our Purdue Football Team takes on Northwestern for their final home season game on Saturday, November 22. Be sure to check out all the fun activities centered around this fun filled sporting event! Take a ride on the Boilermaker Special on Friday, November 21. Bonus: its Free! Three hours before game time and ending at kick-off, join the crowds of Purdue Fans at the Boilermaker Crossing, featuring family-friendly games, inflatables, team appearances and live music. Have you heard of the 211º Session? 2 hours and 11 minutes before kick-off, the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, second-year head football coach Darrell Hazell and the Boilermaker football players will be at Mackey Arena for this special pep rally. This is a weekend not to be missed at Purdue University! Boiler up!

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

Weekend Update: Verdi’s La Traviata & Purdue Takes on Michigan State

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.

Reuniting once more, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra and the Kentucky Opera will collaborate for another spectacular performance featuring a concert presentation of Verdi’s La Traviata at the Long Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 11. This harrowing love story, the inspiration for the Academy Award Winning film Moulin Rouge, is shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding. You won’t want to miss this stunning musical partnership!

Boilermaker Special Ride!

Boilermaker Special Ride!

Boiler up! It’s another football weekend! This equals free Boilermaker Special rides, a Purdue pep rally, Purdue team appearances, the BIG GAME and more. On Friday, October 10, typically from 12-3pm (times may vary) take a ride on the Boilermaker Special! Pick-ups will be in front of Stewart Center and run every 15 minutes. Saturday is game day! Join in family-friendly games, inflatables, team appearances and live music taking place at Boilermaker Crossing beginning three hours before game time and ending at kick-off. Cheer and shout at the pre-game Purdue pep rally, titled 211º featuring the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, second-year head football coach Darrell Hazell and the Boilermaker football players in Mackey Arena. Then, head to the game and cheer on our Purdue Boilermaker football team as they take on the Michigan State Spartans in what is sure to be an exciting game! It is the Hammer Down Cancer game!

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

Weekend Update: Purdue Boilermakers take on Western Michigan! Boiler Up!

464Purdue Football is back! We have been waiting all summer long for this exciting weekend of tailgating, pep rallies, Purdue spirit, and of course the GAME! Check out our Purdue Football Weekend Update! Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Boiler Up! This Friday, August 29, from 12-3pm (times may vary) take a ride on the Boilermaker Special! Jump aboard and enjoy the ride around campus as the train maneuvers and honks throughout our beautiful campus! Pick-ups will be in front of Stewart Center and run every 15 minutes. Look for the marquee!

Saturday, August 30, is game day! From 9-12pm bring the whole family to take part in family-friendly games, inflatables, team appearances and live music at the Boilermaker Crossing. Cheer and shout at the pre-game Purdue pep rally, titled 211º featuring the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, second-year head football coach Darrell Hazell and the Boilermaker football players in Mackey Arena at 9:45am.

12pm marks the kick-off for the 2014 season! Our Purdue football team is taking on Western Michigan. This game will showcase all the work and training the players have been so ruthlessly striving for. Boilermaker fan, come out and show your Purdue spirit in gold and black and cheer our players onto victory!

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