Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

Hands On Mother’s Day Fun in Greater Lafayette

  Is your Mom’s love language quality time? If so, we’d love to encourage you to invest your money into something for you guys to do together! This is a list of activities and events located throughout Lafayette, West Lafayette, and some in Indianapolis. We hope it is helpful!   Mother’s Day Fun in Lafayette, IN All Fired Up (West Lafayette, IN): All Fired Up is a sure-fired way to spend some quality time with your Mama. They’re hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Painting Party. Come on in, hang out, and paint some pottery together. You can reserve a private table for your family if you’d like to. All Mom’s and Grandma’s get 20% off their project. Painting with a Twist (Lafayette, IN): Painting with a twist holds classes where amateur students can learn to paint a picture from an example. There are MANY opportunities to go this weekend and paint with your Mom. There are Classes starting Thursday and they run through Sunday! Click here to view the full calendar. Painting with a Twist is offering a Mother’s Day Mommy and Me painting session. We regret to inform you that this one is SOLD OUT. Please be sure to look for another one like this next year! Merlin’s Beard (Lafayette, IN): Merlin’s Beard is a local board gamer’s hang out. They serve up access to almost any board game ever along with an array of food and drinks. They have drink options from beer to Butterbeer to lattes! Merlin’s Beard hosts events all the time. However, we think the event name speaks for itself on this one: Mother’s Day...
9 Things to Know about the 2018 Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair

9 Things to Know about the 2018 Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair

It’s that time of year again: fair season! Here is everything you need to know, plus a couple of extra tid-bits, about the 2018 Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair.   It starts Saturday, July 21 and lasts through July 28th, 2018. Here are the hours of each day: Saturday 5-11 p.m. Sunday 1-11 p.m. Monday 5-11 p.m. Tuesday * 12-11 p.m. Wednesday 5-11 p.m. Thursday* 5-11 p.m. Friday 5-11 p.m. Saturday* 5-11 p.m. *Discount ticket specials. The Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds reside at 1406 Teal Rd., Lafayette, IN. There is some parking on the fairgrounds. Overflow parking this year will be at Central Catholic High School and Edgelea Elementary School. Free shuttles will run Saturday – Monday 5:15 P.M. – 10:15 P.M. Tuesday 1:00 P.M. – 10:15 P.M. Wednesday – Thursday 5:15 P.M. – 10:15 P.M. The fair is tobacco free! Each day is jam packed with 4-H centered activities. The 4-H participants have worked hard all year long, and this is their grand finale. Pigs, goats, cow, sheep, horses, photography, geology, sewing, cake decorating, and more are all areas of entrance. Click here to see and entire judging schedule for all things 4-H. Something to note, all animal and fashion judging are open to the public, but all other things are not. You can, however, see all the winners of each category displayed in the buildings at the fair! Click here to view a full schedule of events happening during the open days. There is also a map attached. Entrance into the fair is free, but it costs to ride rides in the amusement area. Here are the “discount days” for...
Spotlight on Rossville, IN

Spotlight on Rossville, IN

Let us introduce you to another small town in the area: Rossville, IN! Rossville, IN is a small town that sits about 10 miles outside of Lafayette, IN. When you take Indiana’s SR 26 east from I-65, you’ll run into some small hills, then some farmland, and then the beautiful scenery rolls into Rossville. It’s a small place, with one stoplight where SR 26 and SR 39 meet. We love these little towns! They make up the heartland of Indiana, and with small populations, the community, or “everybody knows everybody” aspect of life, is undeniable. Here are a few fun facts about the town! (according to City-data) Rossville, IN is a part of Clinton County and Ross Township. The population of Rossville according to the 2014 census is 1,657. The median annual income for the area is about $51,000. Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rossville: 87.0 (less than average, U.S. average is 100) Click here to view their website or Facebook Page. These pages also list up and coming events in and around Rossville, IN!   Restaurants of Rossville, IN No town spotlight is complete without a list of the local restaurant options! For the size of Rossville, the menu looks extensive! Dan the Man’s Taco Stand (Rossville, IN): This is Dan the Man’s home base, but keep your eyes peeled for his food truck! It makes appearances on the streets of all the surrounding cities. Flour Mill Bakery (Rossville, IN): The Flour Mill has amazingly baked everything. Breads, donuts (over 50 flavor combinations), scones, cookies, and more! It is a personal favorite of ours! They also have a...
Spotlight on Mosey Down Main

Spotlight on Mosey Down Main

The Mosey Down Main is a popular, summer time, community event here in Lafayette, IN. Since it’s full force summer, that means full force festival season, and we are in love! Here is all you need to know about the Mosey Down Main hosted in Downtown Lafayette, IN! This weekend, on Saturday, July 14th, 2018, you’ll find Downtown Lafayette, IN‘s third Mosey Down Main of the summer. It’s put on once a month May – September. Don’t worry if you’ve missed the first two. There are still three more! We’ve listed all the dates below!   What is the Mosey Down Main? Mosey Down Main is an official Lafayette– birthed festival. It is funded and run by local groups. Check out how their website describes the event: “Mosey Down Main Street is a series of street celebrations brought to you by the local artistic community.  Volunteers, downtown business owners, artists and musicians come together once a month … to offer a free family friendly event that takes place right down the center of Main Street. With three stages of music, outdoor food, beer, and wine sales as well as street performers, sidewalk chalk and hand made Hula hoops, Drum circles and DJ’s, belly dancers, and balloon animals.” The vendors are unique every time, but they are local businesses and organization. There is something for everyone.   Mosey Down Main Dates, Hours, Locations, and Reviews Downtown Lafayette barricades off the blocks between 2nd and 10th St. To enable all of the Mosey’s patrons to peruse down Main St. The Mosey runs from 6:00 P.M. – 11:00 P.M. It opens once...
Spotlight on Wabash Riverfest

Spotlight on Wabash Riverfest

Linking our two sister cities together, the Wabash River is a major part of what makes Greater Lafayette great. It’s an important part of the original settlement of Lafayette, IN, but it’s also an important part of our history all together! This weekend on Saturday, July 14th, 2018, Lafayette and West Lafayette unite at the Wabash River in order to bring you the Wabash RiverFest. Spreading from one side of the river to the other- Tapawingo Park to Riehle Plaza– the Wabash RiverFest will have fun for everyone!   Wabash RiverFest Activities The Wabash RiverFest‘s activities list is creative and fun! Let’s start with the kids: bounce houses, face painting, caricature drawings, coloring contests, bicycle rodeos, fishing by the Wabash, canoe races and try-a-canoe classes, pony rides, balloon artists, and more! Kids will for sure have an amazing time with plenty to do at this event. These activities are open to adults too.. As the weight limit permits, of course! Now that we’ve established that the kids will be entertained, what about the more mature crowd? Food Trucks, corn hole, a Beer Garden, Brewga (a yoga class where you’re welcome to bring your beer), more fitness classes, conservation lessons, canoe and kayak lessons, canoe races, fishing derby, zip-line, rock climbing, and more sound okay? We told you! This is going to be an awesome time, so be sure to check it out!     Wabash RiverFest Hours, Location, and Pricing So, this annual event is slightly different than other festivals happening in Downtown Lafayette. The WabashRiver Fest hosts half of the event in Lafayette at Riehle Plaza, and then...
Sushi Spots of Greater Lafayette, IN

Sushi Spots of Greater Lafayette, IN

su·shi noun a Japanese dish consisting of small balls or rolls of vinegar-flavored cold cooked rice served with a garnish of raw fish, vegetables, or egg. Sushi lovers near and far have an unspoken goal of trying all sushi where ever they’re planted. Sushi people are a special breed. They, of course, have their go to rolls, but they also know that each restaurant within a region can put their own spin on any original roll. Our area’s is no different! We have a diverse, cultural population. Therefore, this Eastern Asian based food takes many shapes in our area! Here are some sushi options for the Lafayette, IN and West Lafayette, IN area. Lafayette, IN Area Sushi Options Maru Sushi (Chauncey Hill; West Lafayette, IN) Sushi Don (Lafayette, IN) Heisei Japanese Restaurant (West Lafayette, IN) Ichiban (Downtown Lafayette, IN) Nori Japan (Tippecanoe Mall; Lafayette, IN) Maje Sushi (West Lafayette, IN) Sushi Burrito (Wabash Landing, West Lafayette, IN) Tokyo One Sushi Buffet (Lafayette, IN) Asahi Japanese Steakhouse (Lafayette, IN) Sake Sushi Asian Fusion (Downtown Lafayette, IN) Katana Sushi and Ramen (West Lafayette, IN) Yummy Time (West Lafayette, IN) FISHYA (West Lafayette, IN) Tsunami Japanese Fusion Restaurant (West Lafayette, IN) Poke Hibachi (West Lafayette, IN) Teppanyaki Grill & Supreme Buffet (Lafayette, IN)   Note: If you’re open to foreign food options, and you’re looking for something to start with, don’t be afraid of sushi! It is a great place to begin. Sushi comes in all shapes and sizes: deep fried, cooked, raw, vegetarian, fish, chicken, There are options indeed! Most of these restaurants also serve other Japanese, Chinese, or Korean dishes,...