Weekend Update: Thanksgiving Market & “We Love the 80’s”

WL Thanksgiving MarketLafayette-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.

Thanksgiving is a week away! Visit the Thanksgiving Downtown Lafayette Market on Saturday, November 18, to stock up everything you need for your Thanksgiving feast! From 8am to noon, you can shop for bake goods, hostess presents, and seasonal vegetables. Get out and enjoy the cool air of fall and have fun envisioning your Thanksgiving feast!

In the evening, the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra presents “We Love the 80’s” at the Long Center for the Performing Arts. When they say “we love the 80’s”, they mean they love ALL the 80’s. With the greatest hits from the biggest artists of the 1680’s, 1780’s, 1880’s, & 1980’s, this night will be, like, totally rad. Featuring music by Pachelbel, Mozart, Haydn, Grieg, Sousa, Leonard Cohen, Prince, and more!

Screen Shot 2017-10-04 at 3.23.02 PMFor more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Shop Small Saturday & Turkey Toss at Wolf Park

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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.

Get out and support all of our amazing small businesses by spending your dollars in their stores this Saturday, November 26 during Shop Small 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. Check out the Shop Small Saturday Facebook Event Page for more information about participating businesses.

Wolfgang Posing in Golden LightTurkey Toss is back at Wolf Park this Saturday, November 26.  Each animal receives their very own turkey and the guests at Wolf Park get to help!  Special helpers are chosen to throw a thanksgiving treat, turkeys to the wolves, small turkeys to the coyotes and Cornish game hens to the foxes!  Wolf Park gives thanks that we have wolves in the United States and to their wolves at Wolf Park for being an educational ambassador for their wild counter parts.  Happy Thanksgiving!

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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Holiday Dining – Lafayette-West Lafayette

Meet you at Arni's!

Meet you at Arni’s!

It’s holiday time in Lafayette-West Lafayette! Thanksgiving is this week and in 5 weeks Christmas and New Year’s will hit.  Wowza, it’s been a busy, fast year!  Do you ever think, “slow down time!” I feel this way all of the time and so this holiday season, I am going to try to embark on an “embrace every day” mantra.  With this being said, instead of hosting a holiday party at my house which takes hours and hours of cleaning, cooking, and decorating, I am making a reservation at a local restaurant to host my friends and family. Now onto the hard part, which restaurant?  Here is a short list of my top picks.  Let me know what you think??  Where should I book my special holiday party this year?

  • Arni’s – A family fun restaurant serving thin crust pizza, famed Arni’s Junior Salad, and fresh garlic bread.
  • Bruno’s – Hand tossed pizza, famous Bruno Dough, and decadent cocktails served in a Swiss Style decorated restaurant.
  • East End Grill

    East End Grill

    East End Grill – Lafayette’s newest hot spot for fabulous food merging classic steakhouse dishes with innovative bistro style.

  • McGraws – Seafood and steak at it’s best.  Plus a beautiful view of the mighty Wabash River.
  • Restauration– A modern farm to table restaurant featuring fresh, local, simple, and creative foods.  Food allergies?  Check out this restaurant!
  • Red Seven Bar & Grill – Homemade everything! From their light and savory southwestern style egg rolls, to fresh salads and gourmet pastas, this trendy restaurant offers a fun night out.

Share with me your thoughts?  And/or other restaurant ideas??  For a full list of local restaurants in Lafayette-West Lafayette, visit www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

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McGraws

McGraws

Red Seven

Red Seven

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Bruno Dough

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Thanksgiving Fun Weekend Update: Turkey Toss at Wolf Park & Small Business Saturday

Kathy's Kandies Sweet Treats!

Kathy’s Kandies Sweet Treats!

Thanksgiving Fun 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.

News alert – it’s Thanksgiving time special celebrations at Wolf Park! This Saturday, November 28 make a trip to Wolf Park to participate in the Turkey Toss! As part of Wolf Park’s environmental enrichment program, designed to make their wolves’ lives in captivity the best they can possibly be, they celebrate each season by distributing seasonally-themed munchies to their four-footed friends. Thanksgiving is no exception as we give thanks that we have wolves in the United States and the wolves at Wolf Park for being an educational ambassador for their wild counter parts.  Each animal receives their very own turkey and the guests at Wolf Park get to help!  Special helpers are chosen to throw a thanksgiving treat, turkeys to the wolves, small turkeys to the coyotes and Cornish game hens to the foxes!

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Tri-N-Run

Thanksgiving also for many means the biggest shopping weekend of the year! This Saturday, head to downtown Lafayette-West Lafayette to support and shop at small businesses during Small Business Saturday. Our specialty stores have special discounts on one of a kind gifts that are perfect to make a loved one smile on Christmas.  For a list of all the stores taking place this year, visit www.greaterlafayettecommerce.com.  Shop, shop, shop!!

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

Happy Thanksgiving! Weekend Update

Purdue Vs. IU (Boiler Up!)

Happy Thanksgiving!  We hope everyone has a joyous Thanksgiving tomorrow, November 22, 2012. Thanksgiving in our country means a lot of things to different people, but in overall it is a day of sharing and being with friends and family.  What do you do on Thanksgiving?  What does this special holiday mean to you and your family?

Thanksgiving in our family is really four days (Thursday through Sunday) of celebrating family, food and football.  On Thursday, we gather and eat a scrumptious Thanksgiving Feast with all the trimmings; turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, cranberry salad, yams, stuffing and pumpkin pie.  It is a day of merriment as our family catches up on major events that took place in our lives this past year, while NFL football plays in the background as a few cousins hoot and holler for their teams.

Black Friday starts at midnight and a few of our dedicated family members head out to take on the masses to find the perfect Christmas gift.  This year I believe Tippecanoe Mall, Target, Walmart, and the shops at Lafayette Pavilions are on the agenda.  Yes, there is a set “agenda” in place to where all the special discounts can be found.  I give “kudos” to those cousins who brave the crowds!

One of the best parts about Thanksgiving weekend is every other year our Purdue Boilermaker Football Team takes on IU at Ross Ade Stadium.  This Friday, November 23, we will join all the Boilermaker fans at the “Boiler Up at the Boiler Bridge Walk” cheer on our football team as they cross the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge lead by “special marshals”, a Purdue pep band, Purdue Pete, Purdue cheerleaders, and the Boilermaker Special.

Saturday, November 24, equals game day!  The day will start early with tailgating fun; a grill full of smoked savory treats, a cornhole tournament, and a pep rally and concert by the “All-American” Marching Band.  Then it is the official football “kickoff” and our Purdue Boilermakers will fight to beat the Hoosiers.

Thanksgiving is the busiest travel holiday in the United States, and people will be driving and flying to see loved ones.  Please feel free to stop by our Visitors Center on Sunday, November 24, to rest and get travel brochures and directions.  (Personally, we will recoup on Sunday after three days of constant activity.) Have a safe and fun Thanksgiving!