Purdue Fall Sports

Purdue Fall Sports

Boiler Up! It’s GO time! Boilermakers are back for Fall sports, and we’re all in. From football to golf to soccer to volleyball, Purdue Athletics are united, showing promise of a FANtastic seasons. After a long 22 months, games are open to the public. This is a huge benefit to our Greater Lafayette, IN community, and we’re proud to support these players. If you’re feeling well, grab your families and head out to see some of these games! Here are some stats about this year’s Purdue Fall Sports. Football Even just in the first games, Purdue Football shows they’re ready to play. Fun fact: there are a couple local guys on the team this year. George Karlaftis (Defensive End) went to West Lafayette High School. He was even named 71st of the top 100 college football players of 2021 on ESPN. Also, Jackson Anthrop (Wide Receiver) went to Central Catholic. Purdue takes on UConn at UConn 9/11/21, but then they play at Notre Dame on 9/18/21. However, here are the home games. Get over to Ross Ade Stadium to see Purdue Football live! All are Big 10 games! Illinois at Purdue 9/25Minnesota at Purdue 10/2Wisconsin at Purdue 10/23MI State at Purdue 11/6Indiana at Purdue 11/27 Volleyball Purdue Volleyball is #6 in the nation! This year is the highest ranking in Purdue program history. Click here to view an entire article highlighting this massive achievement! Then chemistry on this team is amazing, and you’ll want to visit a game to watch this team play together. Go Purdue! Soccer Purdue Women’s home games are free to the public. Enjoy beautiful Fall...
Labor Day Around Greater Lafayette

Labor Day Around Greater Lafayette

Labor Day is Monday, September 6th, 2021. The majority of the Greater Lafayette, IN area will be off school and work, and it’s always a fun day to celebrate and pay tribute to American’s work force. In one way or another, Labor Day might mark the end of summer for you! It’s been an amazing one for the books, that’s for sure! Here are a couple of ways to spend it in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. If you’re interested in how Labor Day came to be, the U.S. Department of Labor has an impressive layout of its history and morph into a holiday. Click here to view more information! Lafayette Citizen’s Band – Riehle Plaza Enjoy this annual Labor Day event. Bring lawn chairs with you downtown to Riehle Plaza and view this free show! You’ll love seeing the Citizen’s Band play! Labor Day Weekend Free Family Day – Columbian Park “Join us in Columbian Park for a day of fun on Saturday, September 4, featuring FREE pedal boat rides, FREE train rides, FREE zoo admission, FREE live music by Scott Greeson & Trouble with Monday, food trucks, and more! This event is in conjunction with the Northwest Indiana Labor Council’s annual Laborers Day Picnic.” This is part of “Labor Day in the Park” hosted by the City of Lafayette. Be sure to stop by the new and striking Loeb Field too while you’re visiting the park! Purdue Kick Off Bash Purdue Football kicks off on Labor Day weekend! Check out the entire day surrounding the Oregon St. football game! First Friday, Mosey Down main St, the Greater...
2021 Greater Lafayette Fall Festivals

2021 Greater Lafayette Fall Festivals

What’s not to love about a Fall festival? More often than not, the amazing Fall weather sucks us in, but we really love the delicious, specialty foods available, the hand made crafts that get us thinking toward Christmas and all its wonder, and the smiling faces that bring the community together year after year. There are a few main-staple, can’t-possibly-miss Fall festivals around Greater Lafayette, IN, and we’re going to list them for you. Be sure to check out “Visit Indiana” for a comprehensive list of all festivals in the state of Indiana for the 2021 season. Earl Park Fall Festival September 3rd – 6th, 2021 Weekend fun for the whole family! The festival’s large committee of volunteers is busy planning all of the special events that happen during the annual Labor Day weekend event. Anyone attending the festival can enjoy a craft and flea market, Bluegrass music, and concession food stands each day of the festival. There is a different dinner specialty everyday, including a fish fry, spaghetti dinner, chicken noodle dinner, and chicken dinner. Brown’s Accents Fall Festival September 10 – 11, 2021 Brown’s Accents is your place to find unique, handmade items for your Christmas list this year! “September 10th-11th for a family fun day full of our favorite vendors!!Friday September 10th from 4PM-8PM and Saturday September 11th from 9AM-3PM!” Germanfest September 11, 2021 from 5:00 – 11:00 P.M. This year’s Germanfest is a mini version! There will be many of the normal things, such as , “Food, Dancing, Beer Garden and Games! Music Featuring: der Polkatz,” and more! Be sure to check out this Lafayette,...
Free National Park Admission

Free National Park Admission

U. S. National Parks are a true treasure. The United States is home to almost every geological formation out there, and the U.S. National Park Service helps preserve those wonders. From famous parks such as Glacier National Park, Yellowstone National Park, and Zion National Park to Midwest backyard beauties such as the Indiana Dunes or Mammoth Cave, there are so many fun options for all family shapes and sizes, hiking abilities, and vacation time allotments. Did you know, throughout the year, participating National parks all over the country host Free Entrance Days to the public? If you didn’t know that, we hope this information simply encourages exploration in your heart! If you already knew, here are the remaining dates for the 2021 season. Enjoy a day trip from the Greater Lafayette, IN area to one of these beauties, or build a vacation around one of the most beautiful places in the country. You won’t regret visiting these amazing places! If crowds aren’t your deal, and you think you might enjoy one of these parks on another day, click here for regular park admission prices and criterial. August 25: National Park Service BirthdaySeptember 25: National Public Lands DayNovember 11: Veterans Day Indiana’s National Parks Here are all the National Parks in Indiana! George Rogers ClarkVincennes, IN“The British flag would not be raised above Fort Sackville Feb. 25, 1779. At 10 a.m., the garrison surrendered to American Colonel George Rogers Clark. His American army, aided by French residents of the Illinois country, had marched through freezing floodwaters to gain this victory. The fort’s capture assured United States claims to the frontier, an area nearly...
Purdue Memorial Union

Purdue Memorial Union

Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN proudly hold Purdue University as part of the community. Here since 1869, this public university feeds our area jobs, and it holds deep historical value within the Greater Lafayette, IN circle. Currently, according to US News, “Purdue’s undergrad enrollment sits at ~ 33,500 students on its 2,468 acre campus.” If only John Purdue and the original crew would’ve known what it would become today! One staunch piece of Purdue Universty’s history is the Purdue Memorial Union. PMU is one of the most striking buildings on campus. Loaded with fun things to see and do, PMU is a must see when you get here to tour the campus. Here’s a small list of its amenities and attributes! FYI- there’s an entire website dedicated to the PMU. Most of the historical and factual information quoted in this article are from this website! Click here to visit. Purdue Memorial Union’s History “In the early days of the 20th century, the https://www.purdue.eduPurdue University community began to see the need for a place where all campus life could gather and receive alumni and campus visitors. George O. Hayes, a member of the Class of 1912, first proposed the idea of a student union at Purdue University. The student council endorsed the idea and the Class of 1912 established and contributed to a student union fund drive in lieu of a class gift. In previous years, each senior donated $5 toward the completion of the new Memorial Gymnasium. When the Memorial Gymnasium was completed, it was decided that senior donations would go towards a student union. A constitution was prepared...
Summer’s End Around Greater Lafayette

Summer’s End Around Greater Lafayette

With just a few more weeks of summer here in the Midwest, it’s time to wrap up those summer bucket lists. We’re in prime tomato season (God bless it!), and evenings are cooling down again- creating the perfect patio or backyard hang out situations. Here are some fun ideas to create a few more summer memories with family and friends. Greater Lafayette Swimming Options Area pools are still open until Labor Day, but most have adjusted hours to accommodate “Back to School” life! Tropicanoe Cove and Prophetstown Pools are only open on the weekends until Labor Day, and other pools, such as Castaway Bay and Vinton Pool, are officially closed for the season. Click here for local pool navigation and their official updated hours! Camping at Prophetstown Nestled right in our backyard, Prophetstown State Park camping is a real treat on these cool summer nights. Prophetstown has super fun trail options, historical sights and information, fishing, playgrounds, and fun at the farm for families. RV and tent spots are available! Click here to reserve your camping spot today! Dog N Suds Pull up and have a coney dog and root beer one last time before they close for the season! Or go a few more times before they close for the season. We won’t judge you. Canoe Trip Take a trip down the Tippecanoe River or Wildcat Creek. Try out Ray’s Canoes and Kayaks in Delphi for a launching pad! Ice Cream Crawl Lafayette’s Rotary Presents the Ice Cream Crawl on August 21st, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 P.M. Pay a small fee per person and sample ice cream...