Purdue Homecoming Weekend 2017

IMG_8556 (1)Purdue 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!

IMG_0547Friday, September 22:

  • 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!
  • Join the Purdue football team as it connects Lafayette and West Lafayette on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge during the Boiler Bridge Walk. Enjoy 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.Purdue2013

Saturday, September 23:

  • 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. Located in the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza, between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium, Boilermaker Crossing opens 3 hours before kickoff.
  • Homecoming Celebration! Homecoming activities and entertainment on Stadium Mall, free and family friendly. (12:30-2:20pm) Approximately 2:15pm Homecoming king and queen revealed at Homecoming stage.
  • 90 minutes before kickoff, the Purdue “All American” Marching Band will present “Thrill on the Hill” at Slayter Hill.
  • Game time! Come watch as our Purdue Boilermaker Football Team take on inside Ross-Ade stadium. (3:30 or 4pm).IMG_8600
  • More Boilermaker fun! Come watch as our Purdue Boilermakers Volleyball players take on Ohio State inside Holloway Gymnasium at 8:30pm.

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



Boiler Up for Purdue Volleyball

Purdue Volleyball season has hit! Literally, our lady Boilers are setting and hitting their way to victory this year. With the season just starting, there is plenty of time to get tickets for an afternoon or evening of volleyball fun. Our Boilermakers have a great home schedule and will be playing many of the nation’s top teams. Don’t miss out on any of the excitement!

hester_106IMG_2360Have you ever been to a Purdue volleyball game? If so, you will be hooked and want to get season tickets! The games are full of so much energy and excitement. My husband and I have been married for almost 8 years and one of our favorite sports to watch at Purdue is volleyball. When we were dating we started going to games and fell in love with this sport. We now have a 4 year old and love to take her to games. A 4 year old’s attention span is not very long, but she can usually sit through at least 2-3 sets in the match. We always hope when we take her, Purdue sweeps the match.  Plus it means a victory which is even better!

hester_108Tickets to games are priced at $5-$8 a seat which is so reasonable and a very inexpensive way to treat the family for a night of fun. This fall, cheer on our Boilers to win!  Boiler up!

For more information about Purdue volleyball and other local sports events, visit HomeOfPurdue.com.

New Nightlife Sparks Purdue’s Bar Scene: 308 on State

TacoTuesdayThe bar scene at Purdue is limited to a few places, but they are all great ones. A new bar has recently come to join the pack and is bringing a new flavor to the night life. 308 on State opened in September of 2015 and is settling in pretty nicely.

20151008_220701This three story bar has a different feel and atmosphere on each floor. The main floor features a bar and grill type feel. Sports are always playing and the atmosphere is very carefree, except when a big game is on! The main floor is definitely the smallest space and the smallest bar. The top floor is more of a lounge style space. Couches and comfy chairs are elevated on a platform slightly that really give the relaxed vibe. A collection of other tall and short tables fill the space to give lots of room for many people to hang out. The bar is very long across the far wall. The large windows give customers a great view both up and down state-street. The third and final floor is in the basement which has a club type feel to it. On many evenings you may find a local DJ dropping the beat. Food is not served in the basement, but is on the main and upper floor.

The best nights to experience 308 may have to be Tuesdays. On Tuesday evenings, 308 serves $1 tacos, $3 margaritas and $3 tequila shots. I relaxed with some friends upstairs and was full after just two tacos! Make sure to ask for sour cream and salsa on the side as they are free of charge, but not included on the plate!

20151008_205926308 on State is a little bit hard to spot if you don’t know where you are looking. It is located on your right hand side as you drive up Chauncey hill in between the old Orange Leaf and Brothers. All you will see for a sign is printed black numbers, “308”, on the yellow awning.

308 on State has the potential to be a game changer to Purdue’s bar scene. They are open Monday through Saturdays 11:00am-3:00am and Sunday 11:00am-12:00pm. Go check out the newest campus bar!

Rachel, Purdue University Graduate, shares this blog.