Summer’s End in Greater Lafayette, IN

Summer’s End in Greater Lafayette, IN

Back to school has us all in prep mode, but Greater Lafayette, IN hasn’t fully given up summer just yet. Here are a handful things to make sure you check off the summer bucket list before jumping back into the official school routine! Or, if you don’t have time before school begins, perhaps squeeze them in after school or on weekends over the next few weeks while it’s still warm! Lafayette Aviator’s Game The beautiful new addition of Loeb Stadium takes our summer nights to the next level. Be sure to enjoy a night at a Lafayette Aviator’s Game before summer ends! You’ll thank us later. Igloo Frozen Custard Igloo Frozen Custard is a Greater Lafayette, IN summertime essential. What’s your favorite? Marshmallow coke? Peanut butter milkshake? Enjoy a cool treat while the warm temps last! Prophetstown State Park Our very own backyard Indiana State Park has so much to offer. Just to name a few: camping, fishing, hiking, biking, Farm at Prophetstown, Prophetstown Aquatic Center, and more. Create summer fun at this beautiful place! Tropicanoe Cove Open until Labor Day, September 5th, 2022. Take advantage of this Greater Lafayette, IN gem of an entertainment spot for the kiddos! Cool pool fun for all ages and sizes! Dog ‘N’ Suds Grab Dog ‘N’ Suds as many times as humanly possible before the end of season. Try one of each of these: root beer float, iconic coney dog, ribeye sandwiches, fried mushrooms, and a milkshake! Again.. you’re welcome! Farmer’s Market The Greater Lafayette Farmer’s Market runs Saturday mornings through October. Be sure to ride out all the produce peaks. West...
Splash Pads Around Central Indiana

Splash Pads Around Central Indiana

Stay cool with these Greater Lafayette, IN splash pad selections. There are so many low key, fun spots to spend the day. We hope you find your match! Swimming pools and splash pads in the Greater Lafayette, IN area generally open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Check out each location for updated schedules and daily weather impact! Lafayette Hartford Hub (Lafayette, IN): This one’s small, but it’s perfect for a quick refresh! Perfect for small children! Columbian Park Zoo (Lafayette, IN): Columbian Park Zoo has a small walkway of water fountain that small children can play in while you visit the zoo and have a day of fun! West Lafayette Purdue Fountains (West Lafayette, IN): Both the Engineering Fountain and Leob Fountain provide fun spaces to cool off while walking Purdue’s beautiful campus! Vinton Pool (West Lafayette, IN): Vinton Pool has the best of both worlds. Enjoy time at the pool and allow the small play area of water geysers to entertain little ones! Prophetstown Aquatic Center (West Lafayette, IN): Another pool with the best of both worlds! Enjoy this wonderful pool with a great splash area for kids! Remington Remington Community Park Splash Pad (Remington, IN): SO much fun! This hidden gem is perfect for littles running around with a need to burn energy and cool off! Frankfort Prairie Creek Park (Frankfort, IN): Another SUPER fun spot for kids to run around and play! New(ish) and worth the drive! Kokomo Al Berryman Splash Pad (Kokomo, IN): “The ‘under-the-sea’ themed splash pad offers fountains and sprays.  There is a foot-pressed button allowing users to turn features on and...
Back to School in Greater Lafayette, IN

Back to School in Greater Lafayette, IN

It’s that time of year again. We’re getting back into routine, packing lunches, and filling the days with learning and growing. Your child’s education placement and investment is one of the single most important decisions you’ll make as a parent, and fortunately, Greater Lafayette, IN has a wide variety of school corporations that compete with some of the best in the nation. Here’s a bird’s eye view at the surrounding area school corporations and when everyone steps back into the school flow! Lafayette School Corporation LSC returns August 11th, 2022. Click here for the school calendar! Tippecanoe School Corporation TSC returns August 16th, 2022. Click here to view the school calendar. Lafayette Catholic School System Lafayette Catholic School System schools return August 17th, 2022. Click here to view the school calendar! West Lafayette Community School Corporation WLSC heads back August 10th, 2022. Click here to view the school calendar! Lafayette Christian School LCS begins August 17th, 2022. Click here to see the school schedule! Faith Christian School FCS high school students begin August 11th, 2022, but all classes resume on August 12th, 2022. Click here to see all scheduled events for Ramp Up week and beyond! Benton Community School Corporation Benton County returns August 10th, 2022. Click here to view the school calendar! Carroll County Consolidated Schools Carrol County Schools return August 10th, 2022. Click here to view important Carrol County School dates. Clinton Prairie School Corporation CPSC starts August 4th, 2022. Click here to view the school calendar. Delphi Community Schools DCS starts August 11th, 2022. Click here to view the school calendar. Community Schools of Frankfort  Frankfort schools start August 4th, 2022. Click here for the school calendar! Frontier School Corporation FSC starts August 6th, 2022. Download the school calendar here! Rossville Consolidated School Corporation RCSC starts August 5th, 2022. Click here to access the official school...
Hey Lafayette – It’s National Ice Cream Day

Hey Lafayette – It’s National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 17th, 2022. Indiana summer temps make ice cream the perfect cool delight on a hot day, and what better reason to celebrate than a national holiday?! We’re here to let you in on all the best kept secrets around Greater Lafayette’s ice cream scene. Spoil yourself and your family by trying some of these spots this summer! Don’t forget to stop by the Haan Museum for free ice cream on on Sunday, July 17, 2022 starting at 2:00 P.M.! “Enjoy free all you can eat ice cream, lawn games, and fun for the whole family!” Lafayette Ice Cream Shops: Budge’s Drive In (Lafayette, IN)Igloo Frozen Custard (South side Lafayette and East side Lafayette)Original Frozen Custard (Lafayette, IN)McCord Candies (Downtown; Lafayette, IN): Milk shakes and lemon shake ups offered here!Sonic Drive In (Lafayette, IN)Cold Stone Creamery (Veteran’s Memorial Highway)Culver’s (Lafayette, IN)Dog ‘N’ Suds (Lafayette): Root beer floats and milk shakes!Pink Walrus (Lafayette, IN)SnoBiz (Lafayette, IN): Shaved ice and ice cream! West Lafayette Ice Cream Shops: Silver Dipper Ice Cream (Wabash Landing and SR 52)Insomnia Cookies (Purdue University; West Lafayette, IN): Stop in here for baked cookies and ice cream sandwiches!Greyhouse (West Lafayette, IN): Gelato!Cold Stone Creamery (Wabash Landing)Dog ‘N’ Suds (West Lafayette, IN)Red Mango (Chauncey Hill; West Lafayette, IN)Miss Sugar (West Lafayette, IN)The Bryant (West Lafayette, IN): GIANT specialty milkshakes for a serious dessert experience! Around Greater Lafayette: Each of these small town shops deliver a little taste of home! Small town atmospheres in drive in, walk up, and sit down styles throughout our little slice of the Midwest. Take a little drive and treat yourself to one of these fun destinations! Otterbein Dugout (Otterbein, IN)Lickity Split Ice Cream (Brookston, IN)Lindy Freeze (Linden,...
Food Truck Finds!

Food Truck Finds!

Greater Lafayette, IN summers really heat up with these added cuisine options! Catch these guys at festivals, local events, or event private parties. Maybe you’ll even spot one on your lunch break! Regardless of where, enjoy something new and support these small restaurants. You’ll love the available options. Greater Lafayette, IN Food Trucks EMT: This menu includes items such as the Mac and cheese burger, grilled cheese, and vegan options too. This is a popular one in Lafayette!L Kora Fast Food: Another local favorite! L Kora serves Authentic Mexican food!Smolder BBQ: BBQ style food! Brisket, pork, Mac & cheese, baked beans, and more! Also available for catering. Pink Walrus: Frozen yogurt!Kona Ice (Lafayette, IN Facebook Page): Another local favorite! Shaved Ice! Click here to see the truck’s location with live updates!Los Chapparitos: You may have seen this one in the Home Depot parking lot!TACOS: Follow along on Facebook to see their current location!Taste of Chicago: Italian beef, Chicago Dogs, catfish fillets, and so much more! Famous Franks: Purdue Pete’s best friend. You’ll see this one on campus! Closed until the 3rd weekend in August 2022!Mitchell’s Mex: A classic, well known TexMex dining experience out of Delphi, IN! Click here to see where the truck is today! Guac Box: Delicious Tex-Mex tacos, nachos and hand smashed guac!  Click here to visit their Facebook page and see where you can find them! Under new ownership!WoJo and MoJo’s Grilled Cheese: Gourmet Grilled Cheese and more! Check out these guys at local events all summer long!Igloo on the go:Gypsy Joe Coffee Shop: A cup of joe on wheels! Facebook has all their upcoming locations!Fat Bottom Donuts: Hot and...
Northwest Central Indiana 4-H Fairs

Northwest Central Indiana 4-H Fairs

Step right up to celebrate of all phases of agriculture in our area’s 4-H programs. 4-H is a way of life for many Greater Lafayette, IN youth, and we can’t think of a better way to spend your summer days. Here are all the details of each county’s fair locations, schedules, and dates. Tippecanoe County Fair July 15th – 23rd, 2022 Location: 1406 Teal Rd, Lafayette, IN 47905 The Tippecanoe County fairgrounds got an UPGRADE just a couple years ago, making the traditional fair feel fresh and exciting! As you explore the Tippecanoe County fair grounds during fair week, be sure to explore the massive building addition and enjoy all shows indoors. Music, rides, games, all phases of agriculture, and so much more! Carroll County Fair July 15th – 23rd, 2022 Location: Flora Community ParkCounty Rd 450 S, Burlington, IN 46915 “The 2022 4-H Theme for Carroll Co. is ‘4-H is How we Roll’.” Click here to view the entire event schedule! Clinton County Fair July 9th – 16th, 2022 Location: Clinton County Fairgrounds1701 S Jackson St, Frankfort, IN 46041 Everything you need to know – schedules, maps, and more – about the Clinton County Fair is at this website! White County Fair July 15th – 21st, 2022 Location: White County Co-Op Ext12 N 25 E, Reynolds, IN 47980 “A fun, family-oriented fair! 4-H exhibits, livestock, antique tractors, food, live entertainment, kids’ activities, auction, queen contest, 5k, plus camping.” Howard County Fair July 11th – 16th, 2022 Location: Howard County Fairgrounds790 N Meridian St, Greentown, IN 46936 Come check out the Howard County Fair for a talent how, pageant, ride wristbands, and more! Benton County...