Weekend Update: Japanese Lunar Festival, Purduette Spectacular & Community Field Day

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.

CANCELLED AS OF 4/11/19 – A vibrant Japanese community has been established here fueled by the SIA factory and Japanese students attending Purdue University. Have you ever heard the sounds of a Taiko drum? Have you ever tried a traditional Japanese Bento Box? We will bring the Japanese Lunar Festival right to downtown Lafayette where you will be able to experience a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, crafts such as origami, and so much more! You will definitely not want to miss out on this event! Bento food boxes will be provided to all attendees and are included with the price of admission. (If you aren’t sure what a Bento box is, check out the picture below of one from Fishya!) This event is taking place this Saturday, April 13 at 5pm at the History Center. More info here. CANCELLED

If you love the Purduettes, don’t miss your last opportunity to see them this season! Join the Purduettes for their final concert of the year, the Purduette Spring Spectacular! This Saturday, starting at 7:30pm at the Long Center is a show like you’ve never seen before! For more information, visit their website here!

The Lafayette Aviators and the Lions Club are hosting their first annual Community Field Day on April 14 from 2-5 pm at historic Loeb Stadium. This event will include activities like carnival games, ballpark food, a junior home run derby, and an Easter egg hunt hosted by Community Ventures in Living. In addition to the various field day activities, the Aviators and the Lafayette Lions will be hosting an MLB Sponsored Pitch Hit & Run competition for youth (ages 7-14). The fun doesn’t have to end there; after the youth PHR, there will a separate competition for ages 15 and over.

For more information about these events and other events happening this weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at HomeOfPurdue.com.

8 Great Events Taking Place This Weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette

DSC_05058 Great Events Taking Place This Weekend! 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.

  1. Taste over 100 different wines from international, national, and Indiana vintages as well as multiple different micro brews and imported beers at the 13th annual Wines on the Wabash wine and beer tasting event benefiting Wabash Center on April 24.
  2. Enjoy the play, Good Kids, that will explore the attitudes of college-age men and women regarding sexuality and relationships, with both positive and potentially negative results at the Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts taking place April 22-26.
  3. Culminating an entire year of fantastic performances, all of Purdue’s concert band and orchestral ensembles will perform in this weekend full of music at the Purdue Bands & Orchestras Spring Showcase Concert.
  4. It’s Grand Prix Weekend – The greatest spectacular in College Racing,” brings together over 50 student entries. Current students, alumni, family, friends, and community members are invited to attend this exciting “Student Event”!”
  5. Appreciate a celebration of the African American culture through rhythm, dance, and movement as the Jahari Dance Troupe perform energetic, original pieces encompassing lyrical, jazz, ballet, and African styles on April 25.
  6. On April 25 the Purduettes will present their Spring Spectacular at the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
  7. Plant sales, garden vendors, gardening advice from Purdue Extension and the Master Gardeners of Tippecanoe County will all be in one location on April 25!  Garden Expo 2015 at the Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds.
  8. March For Babies this Saturday during the 3k walk that helps raise money to support programs in our community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies.

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