Five Free Spring Things to Do in Lafayette!

There are wonderful activities to do all over Lafayette! The five things I’ve detailed below are some great free options for how to spend your Spring days!

1. Haan Mansion Sculpture Garden

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Take a stroll around the Haan Mansion Sculpture Garden! Newly opened, this garden is home to a wide variety of artistry. Bronze sculptures, clay works, and more can be found outside of the historic Haan Mansion. The path is even wheelchair accessible!

2. Plan a picnic at Clegg Botanical Gardens

clegggardens_cClegg Garden overlooks and runs along side the Wildcat Creek offering a naturalistic setting including prairie and oak savanna restorations, with extensive beds of wildflowers, plants native to Indiana, labelled trees, nature trails and bridges. Grab a blanket, a picnic basket and enjoy an afternoon at Clegg!

3. Round the Fountain Art Fair

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Art lovers and artists alike can witness the artistic mastery of our community members! At the Round the Fountain Art Fair,  hundreds of artists gather to sell and showcase their work. This fair is held the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend each year!

4. Art Museum of Greater Lafayette

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Sculptures, paintings, modern art and more – the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette showcases all kinds of local artistry! Free to the public, the museum is open daily from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

5. Five Points Fire Station Museum

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The Fire Station Museum is a nearly 100-year-old building located in Lafayette. It used to be a functioning fire station for the community, but today it has been converted to a museum. There is a fire truck from 1937, old coats and helmets, and many other artifacts!

This blog was shared by Visitor Information Specialist intern, Samantha Martin.

Weekend Update: Round the Fountain Art Fair & Lafayette Symphony Orchestra Performance

Round the Fountain Works of Art

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IMG_1254Weekend 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.

One of the best one-day outdoor art shows in the Midwest, Round the Fountain Art Fair, is taking place again this Saturday, May 23!  Featuring paintings, sculptures, pottery, photography prints, jewelry and other media this festival offers visitors not only works of great beauty, but the opportunity to purchase these offerings. This festival is located around our gorgeous courthouse and vendors selling their works of art line the streets. An even more special treat is the fresh strawberries and cream…yum!

Do not miss the last 2014-15 Lafayette Symphony Orchestra performance, Shredding with the Symphony, on Saturday, May 23. Internationally renowned for her exceptional talent, Rachel Barton Pine will join forces once more with the LSO to bring a unique orchestral experience that will be nothing short of memorable! The award-winning classical violinist will showcase her gift of infusing classical music with its heavy metal counterpart, painting you an engaging musical picture while effortlessly connecting the two genres. From Van Halen to Sibelius, Nine Inch Nails to Shostakovich, and Led Zeppelin to Paganini, music lovers from across the board are sure to find this a thrilling performance. Let your hair down and celebrate the season with a bang!

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

Memorial Day Weekend Update: Round the Fountain Art Fair & Trolley Tours

KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERAMemorial 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 24, 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!

It’s back again this summer! Trolley Time! At 9:40 am and 10:40 am this Saturday, May 24, the CityBus Trolley will be taking guests on complimentary rides throughout downtown Lafayette and West Lafayette. The tour departs from Fifth and Main Streets in downtown Lafayette. A volunteer guide will narrate a 50-minute fact-filled tour of our area!

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