Weekend Update: Lafayette Ballet’s The Nutcracker

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.

Enjoy this chilly, snowy winter with a classic story celebrating the magic of winter 24993321_10155191954328366_93715817519684138_nand dreams. Lafayette Ballet presents The Nutcracker, the complete ballet for the 29th year. Featuring the talented cast of 40 talented dancers, guest artists, amazing costumes and sets, and the glorious Tchaikovsky score. Showtimes are on January 6th at 2pm and 7:30pm as well as January 7th at 2pm. Tickets are available at 628 Main St. Lafayette or via phone at 765 – 423 – 1633. See our very own Lafayette Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Queen, Clara, and more!

Looking for a unique way to spend this weekend? Warm up with some exciting sword fighting! Amtgard is a sort of sword fighting reenactment, where people of all ages (with parental approval for minors) can come out and have a good time. There’s fighting and fancy outfits, tournaments, crafting, and occasionally feasting all for free. These reenactments occur every weekend at Tapawingo Park! More information can be found on their website.

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

Shrek the Musical & One Size Fits All Comedy Improv Troup

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 and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

One of the ultimate, funniest comedies ever made is coming to our town!  Elliott Hall of Music is hosting Shrek the Musical which brings the hilarious story of everyone’s favorite ogre to life onstage.  Do not miss bringing your family to this evening of fun entertainment taking place at Purdue on Friday, January 11.

On Saturday, January 12, our own local neighborhood comedy improv troup, One Size Fits All, performs at the Lafayette Civic Theatre. Two teams of players battle it out for laughs and prizes before your very eyes! The players flex their comedic muscles for laughs as they make up scenes, games, and songs right on the spot based on suggestions from you: the lovely and well-dressed audience. It’s fun for the whole family!

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

2012 Campground Olympics & SIA 25th Anniversary Open House

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 and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Join the Olympic fever going on around the world by competing at the 2012 Campground Olympics at Prophetstown State Park, this Saturday, July 28! Enjoy all-day events like ladder ball, cornhole, tricycle and bicycle races for young and old, and much more. Many prizes will be awarded including a State Parks & Reservoir Park Pass, to winners of these fierce competitions.

In Lafayette, this Saturday, July 28, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is inviting you and your family to celebrate their 25th Anniversary Open House. This self-guided walking tour of SIA’s production floor will include stops throughout the plant featuring displays, photos, videos and activities highlighting the people and processes that go into the making of the vehicles built at SIA. Do not miss this rare opportunity to bring your family (including children 0+) for a close-up look at SIA.

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

Children’s Box Parade & Antique and Classic Bicycle Exposition

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 and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Join in the fun and excitement downtown in the Ninth Street Historic District this Saturday, June 30, for the Children’s Box Parade! All kids are invited to decorate a box (or boxes) to wear, push or pull. (No wheels please!) Children and parents are all welcome to march while singing the Star Spangle Banner.  To top it off, there will be free ice cream, an animal petting zoo, face painting, balloons and more!

On Sunday, July 1, celebrate the restoration and return of our 1890s Victorian Bicycle at the Antique and Classic Bicycle Exposition taking place at the Moses Fowler House.  The Tippecanoe County Historical Association is hosting this special exposition of antique and classic bicycles. The public is invited to join in the merriment and learn a bit about the history of the bicycle including how the bicycle changed women’s place in society.  The Hoosier Antique and Classic Bicycle Club will also be showcasing their own gems for visitors to admire.

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

Round the Fountain Art Fair & Memorial Day Parade

Weekend Update!  Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway?  Or are you a local looking for entertainment close by?  Check out the endless possibilities for fun and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Memorial Day weekend equals festival time and this weekend is the first festival of the summer season, Round the Fountain Art Fair!  This fair is one of the best one-day outdoor art shows in the Midwest featuring paintings, sculptures, pottery, photography, prints, jewelry and other media.  The art fair takes place downtown Lafayette, Indiana, on Saturday, May 26.  It is the perfect day to enjoy our beautiful downtown, while browsing one of a kind artwork.  And to top it off, there is usually a strawberry shortbread stand that serves a bowl full of strawberries and shortbread topped with a heap of whipped cream.  The thought has my stomach growling as I type!

Come out and celebrate Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, during the Memorial Day Parade.  The parade will start at 16th Street and Alabama Street in Lafayette and end in Columbian Park.  A Memorial Day Ceremony, led by featured speaker, Captain Eugene Jones, will follow the parade on Memorial Island in Columbian Park. This special ceremony will include music, recognition of veterans and Gold Star Mothers, and conclude with taps and memorial volleys.

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

Love Letters & Purdue Sports

The John Myers Pedestrian Bridge

Looking for a fun weekend getaway? Or are you a local looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun and relaxation happening this upcoming weekend.

In Lafayette this Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13, check out the performance Love Letters by A.R. Gurney.  Take a good, heartwarming story, add two interesting characters, then take away all the typical theater effects and what do you have? Love Letters by A.R. Gurney. This unique, moving play focuses on the special life-long relationship between a man and a woman, as shown solely through the reading of their love letters to one another.  The theatrical experience takes place at the Lafayette Civic Theatre.

West Lafayette this weekend offers a wealth of Boilermaker cheer.  Friday, November 11 join loyal fans at the John Myers Pedestrian Bridge as we rally with the team before the Boilermaker home football game taking place on Saturday vs. rival Ohio State.  This event is lead by “special marshals”, a Purdue pep band, Purdue Pete, Purdue cheerleaders, and the Boilermaker Special. The football team will cross the bridge to the cheers of young and old. Weekly marshals, chosen from local youth groups, will huddle with the team and join the walk across the bridge.   In addition, on Friday our Purdue Men’s Basketball Team takes on Northern Illinois and on Sunday our Purdue Women’s Basketball Team takes on IUPUI.  It is a sporting weekend for all!

For more information about other fun events taking place this weekend please visit our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.