Weekend Update: Northern Vintage & Arts Market and Wolf Park After Dark

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.

Each weekend in our community, there are tons of events that you can join. This Saturday there are two special events to participate in – the Northern Vintage & Arts Market and Wolf Park After Dark. The Northern Vintage & Arts Market runs from 8AM to 3PM at Carnahan Hall. It has things to do and see both inside and outdoors. Enjoy the Hot Summer Nights Car Show & Sidewalk Sales brought yo you by the Lafayette Kroozers! If you’re an artist, vintage collector, antiquer… you’ll love this!

Late that Saturday evening is Wolf Park After Dark. Once a month, Wolf Park opens its doors to the public after Howl Night. Visitors have the chance to see the park after the sun sinks low. Visitors can walk the tour trail, listen to the wolves howl, and see the animals at a time of day they are frequently active. Watch out for fireflies and shooting stars! Listen to the frogs and insects sing and maybe spot a bat or other nightlife. Wolf Park After Dark runs from 7:30PM to 11PM. You can stop by the campfire, roast marshmallows and chat with the highly knowledgeable staff about these remarkable animals.

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

Weekend Update: Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair & Dancing in the Streets

Delicious Corn on the Cob at the Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair!

Delicious Corn on the Cob at the Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair!

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.

This Saturday, July 20, marks the first day of the 2013 Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair!  The evening of the 20th is special as young, local ladies compete to become the Tippecanoe County 4-H Queen in the annual Tippecanoe County Queen Contest.  The fair is full of fun as youth showcase their creativity and talents by creating custom made exhibits that are featured in the exhibit hall.  Kids and young adults raise animals (sheep, dairy, hogs, horses, cows, etc.) to compete to win championship honors.  And best of all, the Tippecanoe County 4-H fair equals great food!  There is nothing like fair food; corn on the cob dripping in hot butter, pork burger sandwiches cooked to perfection, corn dogs that are a bit sweet with a little bit of ketchup and mustard, and much, much more!  You cannot leave without an elephant ear! Come out this weekend (or next week as the fair runs through July 27) to experience this laid-back, fun annual event!

Dancing in the Streets

Dancing in the Streets

Another awesome annual event this weekend is Dancing in the Streets!  We like to kick back, put on our dancing shoes, and have a fun time in Lafayette-West Lafayette.  Every year, visitors and locals head to this festival to enjoy a night of continuous live music, great food and beer/wine, and a classic car and motorcycle cruise.  Enjoy classic cars and motorcycles parked throughout the festival grounds and the huge cruise is on the streets of downtown from 7 to 7:45pm.  The musical line-up this year is packed full of great performers that will make your feet tingle!  Bring the kids!  At Tapawingo Park, a special area called the “Kids Corner” is set up with special youth performers.  The streets will be jamming July 20!  Do not miss the fun!

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