What is Labor Day? The U.S. Department of Labor states it is the following, “Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country.” To me, this day means we work hard all year long, and our country is thanking us with a vacation day to get out and have fun!
How can you learn about all the fun, exciting events and happenings taking place in Lafayette-West Lafayette? It’s easy! On your smart phone, download the “Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette” App. Attractions, dining, maps and events are all available at your fingertips. Recently, all of the Lafayette-West Lafayette outdoor art was added to the app. Photos, GPS mapping and information about each special piece of art including murals, statues and sculptures allows an easy way to get out and follow the art trail.
Looking for a special event taking place today or next month or even next year! Our App features a calendar of events that is very user friendly and helpful. From major festivals to art gallery exhibits to farmers markets, this calendar showcases the abundance of activities taking place in Lafayette-West Lafayette.
Today, download the App and check out everything our community has to offer!
This past week we celebrated National Tourism Week at Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette. To celebrate, we hosted two fun social media contests: a Scavenger Hunt and an App Contest. Thank you to everyone who participated! We want to announce and congratulate our winners of these contests!
Scavenger Hunt Contest: Congrats to Zade Shaw! Zade shares, “My wife and I enjoyed meandering around Columbian Park, searching for the Scavenger Hunt “object” (which turned out to be a cannon). I was surprised when my name was announced as the winner of the hunt, and I really enjoyed telling my wife that we had won. The look on her face was priceless. I’m a med student and it’s been hard for me to get away from the books this school year — this prize will help us get out and have fun over the summer. What a blessing!! Thank you so much!!”
The winner of our App Contest is Daniel Sowers! He shared, “This is an excellent and easy way to check out everything my wife and I want to know about the area. Dining, events, hotels, etc. are displayed in an easy App on my phone. Being new to the area we are trying to experience everything and this has become our one-stop shop to figure out what to do next!”
Thanks to all who participated in these latest contests! Stay tuned for our next big contest/package we will be hosting in June of 2014!