Vacation Bible Schools in Greater Lafayette

Vacation Bible Schools in Greater Lafayette

It’s VBS time! Here’s an informative list of all Greater Lafayette, IN VBS and church camp fun! This year, 2021, in the shadow of quarantine has VBS looking somewhat different. You’ll notice that the list this year is shorter. These are the ones that you can still sign up for and join. Many require advanced registration. So, be sure to register before attending! Unfortunately, many churches hosting this year already closed their registration for their 2021 VBS week. Church such as Grace Lutheran, Calvary Church, West Lafayette Christian Church, and others are among that list. Next year, we’ll know more about registration timelines! If you’re still looking for a VBS to join this season, keep reading for your options! Greater Lafayette, IN VBS St. Andrew Methodist Church (West Lafayette, IN)June 13 – 166:30 – 7:30 P.M.Faith (Lafayette, IN)June 14 – 18“East Campus [directions] from 6:00-8:00 PMRegistration & Check-in3 year-olds (and potty trained) thru 5th graders should register online and check in at the main entrance of the church building, located on the west side of our parking lot.6th – 8th graders should register online and check-in at the Faith Community Center, located on the northeast side of our parking lot.”REGISTER TODAY!West Campus [directions] from 6:00-8:00 PMRegistration & Check-in3 year-olds (and potty trained) thru 5th graders should register online and check in at the main entrance on the back side of our building.REGISTER TODAY!“Sunrise Christian Reformed Church (Lafayette, IN)June 14 – 189:00 – 11:30 A.M.Register online by clicking  HEREEastside Assembly of God (Lafayette, IN)July 11 – 14Kid’s CampHeartland Community Church (Lafayette, IN)The heartland Community church VBS page states to check back for an...
Greater Lafayette Summer Festivals

Greater Lafayette Summer Festivals

From Memorial Day to Labor Day, summer in Greater Lafayette, IN is in full swing. Playgrounds pack with kiddos getting out of the house for a bit, patios for dining open up for all to enjoy the cool summer nights, and festivals go “live” almost every weekend in one part of the state or another! We hope this article gives you a launching place to begin your search for summer festival adventures throughout Tippecanoe County, but there are MANY more festivals and events happening around the entire state of Indiana. Additionally, there are many resources on this very topic! At the bottom of this blog, there will be a few links directing you to other websites for more comprehensive adventure searching! Have a safe, beautiful summer here in the Greater Lafayette, IN area! We’re proud to call it HOME. Greater Lafayette, IN Festivals We’ll highlight a few of our local favorites! Scroll down to the bottom for links to more. 2021 Kokomo Strawberry Festival: 06/04/2021; Downtown Kokomo; “This annual festival brings vendors, live entertainment, family-friendly activities and delicious strawberry shortcake.” Crawfordsville Strawberry Festival: 06/11/2021 – 06/13/2021; Lane Place Antebellum Mansion; “For three days, the grounds of the historic Lane Place is transformed into a strawberry themed festival featuring food, fun, arts & crafts and top notch entertainment for all ages.” Wabash Riverfest: “07/10/2021; Tapawingo Park, John Myers Pedestrian Bridge and Riehle Plaza; Free, family-friendly celebration of the Wabash River. Canoe races, food, music, educational exhibits, 5K run, bike events, childrens’ activities and more!” TASTE of Tippecanoe: “07/31/2021; Downtown Lafayette; “Support the arts and enjoy live music, live art experiences,...
Things to Do In Tippecanoe

Things to Do In Tippecanoe

Summer is near, and Greater Lafayette, IN is buzzing about with things to do in Tippecanoe! The beautiful weather invites friends and families alike outside, and we’re honestly itching for a breath of fresh air! Sunny, breezy days are perfect for parks and baseball, but what else is there to do around town that’ll keep you entertained? Here’s a brief launching pad of ideas and places to check out for future quality hangs in the Tippecanoe County! Prophetstown State Park (West Lafayette, IN): Our very own backyard state park! Check out this place for paved bike trails, hiking, history lessons, camp sites, fishing holes, and more. Wolf Park (Battle Ground, IN): A visit here will educate you on wolves and so much more. See what they eat and how spend leisure time, but make it a place to meet up with some friends. Programs and activities are available almost daily! Purdue Baseball (West Lafayette, IN): ‘Tis the season for all things baseball! Take advantage of the diverse players coming through Purdue University’s baseball team this season. Lafayette Aviators (Lafayette, IN): With brand new stadium digs, Lafayette Aviators have never looked better. Sure, go see a game here too, but make sure to take a walk around the grounds. They’re brand new and pretty amazing! Columbian Park Zoo (Lafayette, IN): Enjoy a brief walk in the park with views of monkeys, eagles, farm animals, and more. Kids will love it here! Coming soon: a brand new penguin exhibit! Celery Bog (West Lafayette, IN): Walk both paved and non paved trails at the Celery Bog to view wildlife! There are many...
Memorial Day 2021 in Greater Lafayette, IN

Memorial Day 2021 in Greater Lafayette, IN

Memorial Day not only marks the beginning of summer in the Midwest, but it honors those before us who have laid their lives down for our country. Memorial Day celebrations near and far host speakers from Veterans, 21 gun salutes, parades, and so much more. The Greater Lafayette, IN area has a few things going on this Memorial Day. Here’s a short list of things to check out! To those who currently serve the United States in the Armed Forces, thank you. Memorial Day Parade (Lafayette, IN): 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. “We will be hosting a Memorial Day parade to honor and mourn those who died while serving in the U.S. Military, and to pay tribute to our veterans who were isolated during the past year. The parade will start at 16th and Alabama Streets, proceed onto Main, turn onto Wallace Avenue by the Frozen Custard, go to Park Avenue and turn into the Columbian Park entrance. It is expected to last 30-45 minutes and will be followed by a program in the grassy area by the Train Depot inside the park.” White County Memorial Day Ceremony (Monticello, IN): 1:00 P.M. “Public Ceremony honoring the military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Guest speakers: IN State Rep Don Lehe, Monticello Mayor Cathy Gross and White County Veteran Service Officer Tom Hildebrand.White County Honor Guard and Marine Corps League Det 1411 will perform a 21 gun military salute and play Taps in Remembrance of our fallen brothers and sisters.Public is encouraged to attend, the ceremony will take place...
Summer Camps 2021

Summer Camps 2021

This summer in the Lafayette, IN area will be great for all ages! Summer camps are back and better than ever. Here are some we’ve heard about already. We’ll update this blog as we find out about more! Williams Henry Harrison High School Summer Camps Harrison High School hosts sports summer camps each year for all ages, shapes, and sizes. Cheerleading, tennis, football, basketball, soccer and more are all on the docket for this year’s agenda. So, be sure to check out the list here! Camps begin June 7 and run throughout the summer at different times. The last date on the schedule is July 22, 2021. McCutcheon High School Summer Camps McCutcheon High School is offering summer camps again in 2021 and it’s time to start signing up!  Click on the link below for more information about our youth camp dates, locations, and costs. To register your future Mav, simply create an account in Eventlink and click “EVENTLINK REGISTRATIONS.”   Purdue University Summer Camps Purdue University’s Summer camps are like no other. Camp topics vary from education and engineering to science and technology- plus more. These camps differ in age targets but are mostly geared toward upper elementary to high school aged kids. Check out this link to see the camp descriptions, dates, cost, and targeted age group. Camp Tecumseh Camp Tecumseh is an adventure waiting to happen. Memories are made at this camp, and your child will remember days in the beautiful Indiana countryside for years to come. Adventure trips, day camps, week long overnight camps, and more are available. Here’s the website for all the information you need! Gymnastics...
Mother’s Day Events

Mother’s Day Events

As things begin to open back up after the year of COVID, you can get creative with your gift for Mama. This year, Greater Lafayette, IN has a handful of fun, custom events that’ll be the perfect fit for some time together after so much time apart. Gift your mom with an outing or an experience that’ll bond you for the years to come. Here are some ideas to get you started! Midnight Florals Watercolor and Wine Class (Fowler House Mansion; Lafayette, IN): Wednesday, May 12 (Sold out) and Thursday, May 13, 2021. Jessie Roseberry is the owner of Greater Lafayette small business Roseberry & Co. Occasionally, she hosts events and classes to teach different watercolor techniques. In this class, learn to paint “loose flowers” on a “dramatic black background.. Join us for an evening of wine, charcuterie, and watercolor and the beautiful Flower Mansion! $50/ticket. Mother’s Day Family Cruise (Madam Carrol; Monicello, IN) Sunday, May 9th, 2021 from 1:00 – 3:00 P.M. “Join the Madam Carroll for a Mothers Day Weekend Family Cruise. This cruise has been designed with the family in mind and includes activities for the kids including face painting, bounce houses and a DJ for entertainment! This cruise is open to children and adults. All tickets are $20. Children 2 and under are free.”Mother’s Day Bottle, Brushes, and Brunch (Exploration Acres; Lafayette, IN): Saturday, May 8th, 2021 from 12:00 – 3:00 P.M. “Bring your tastebuds and the Picasso in you for an afternoon full of fun & creativity in a room full of positive vibes at Exploration Acres.Event includes:-Bottomless mimosas -Favorable Brunch (Chicken & Waffles, green...