Purdue Homecoming Weekend Update 2018

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!

Friday, September 21:

  • 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!
  • Come and watch the annual homecoming parade as Purdue kicks off the 150th celebration of Purdue weekend! Participants will be handing out goodies to those lined up as well as the infamous Purdue Marching Band, so get there early! This year’s Grand Marshal is 1978 Homecoming Queen, Kassandra Agee-Chandler. This event is FREE and open to the public. All are welcome to attend – click here for route.Purdue2013

Saturday, September 22:

  • 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.
  • This year Purdue is IMG_0547celebrating its 16th annual University-wide Homecoming celebration on Stadium Mall as Purdue kicks off 150 Years of Giant Leaps during the Homecoming 2018 festivities. Don’t forget to visit with the various school and unit tents before we take on Boston College. You’ll find all sorts of fun, photo opportunities, and free activities for the whole family. This takes place 10-12pm.
  • At 9:30am, join in a tailgate concert celebrating Homecoming and featuring the Purdue Jazz Band and the Tower of Power Band! They will perform at Slayter Center prior to “Thrill on the Hill.” Then 90 minutes before game time 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 Boston College inside Ross-Ade stadium. (12pm).
  • Sesquicentennial Kickoff: Homecoming!
    The sesquicentennial celebration will kick off during halftime with an “All-American” Marching Band performance, to be livestreamed for all Boilermakers to enjoy. Following the game, head to Stadium Mall for a postgame party with live music, food and drinks.

Sunday, September 23

  • Post Homecoming fun is happening at Art on the Wabash!  Spend your Sunday afternoon relaxing and enjoying local art at Art on the Wabash. This annual local juried artist fair features artists from a 15 county area offering pottery, glass, paintings, carvings, jewelry and more. Located on the banks of the Wabash River, guests enjoy a very nice, scenic landscape for this outdoor show.

Art on The Wabash

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

Weekend Update: Purdue Football Opening Game

1Purdue FootballByBrent Russell 2014Weekend 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.

Purdue Football is back! Head to Ross Ade to watch our Boilermakers take on Indiana State on Saturday, September 12.  To top it off it’s Band Day! Many special events take place to celebrate our wonderful university and this sport.  On Friday, September 11, take a ride on the Boilermaker Special during their Free Day Friday event.

On game day, fans, especially families, looking for fun before the game 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 open 3 hours before kickoff. Cheer on the Boilermaker football team as it walks through Boilermaker Crossing on its way to the locker room approximately 2 hours before the game! 12pm is kickoff time!  Cheer on our Boilers to VICTORY!! Boiler up!

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

Weekend Update: Purdue Boilermakers take on Western Michigan! Boiler Up!

464Purdue Football is back! We have been waiting all summer long for this exciting weekend of tailgating, pep rallies, Purdue spirit, and of course the GAME! Check out our Purdue Football Weekend Update! Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Boiler Up! This Friday, August 29, from 12-3pm (times may vary) take a ride on the Boilermaker Special! Jump aboard and enjoy the ride around campus as the train maneuvers and honks throughout our beautiful campus! Pick-ups will be in front of Stewart Center and run every 15 minutes. Look for the marquee!

Saturday, August 30, is game day! From 9-12pm bring the whole family to take part in family-friendly games, inflatables, team appearances and live music at the Boilermaker Crossing. Cheer and shout at the pre-game Purdue pep rally, titled 211º featuring the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band, second-year head football coach Darrell Hazell and the Boilermaker football players in Mackey Arena at 9:45am.

12pm marks the kick-off for the 2014 season! Our Purdue football team is taking on Western Michigan. This game will showcase all the work and training the players have been so ruthlessly striving for. Boilermaker fan, come out and show your Purdue spirit in gold and black and cheer our players onto victory!

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