Summer Festivals within an Hour’s Drive of Greater Lafayette, IN

Summer Festivals within an Hour’s Drive of Greater Lafayette, IN

Long days, cool nights, sweet corn, and lightening bugs are just a few sure signs of an Indiana Summer, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! That means it’s also time for some fun festivals. The good news: there’s an entire list of Indiana State Festivals. Click here to view that website! The great news: We’ve narrowed it down for you to ones in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. Keep reading for more information on up coming festivals throughout our neck of the woods! All information here was provided by the Indiana State Festival Association! Indiana Festivals in Tippecanoe, Carroll, Montgomery, Clinton, Warren, Benton, White and Fountain Counties Indiana’s Fiddler’s Gathering (Battle Ground, IN): June 28-30, 2019: “Three-day acoustic music festival featuring the best in old time, folk, swing, bluegrass and Celtic music.” Canal Days (Canal Park; Delphi, IN): July 6-7, 2019; “Celebrate the 1850s canal era! Canal boat rides, interactive museum, artisan demonstrations, food and music. Fee for some venues.”Mosey Down Main Street (Downtown Lafayette, IN): Jul. 13, 2019; Aug. 10, 2019; Aug. 31, 2019: “6:00 – 11:00 P.M. May-Aug. Three stages of live entertainment. Arts and crafts, food vendors. Family-friendly. Introducing the sights, sounds, venues and merchants of downtown.”Wabash Riverfest (John Meyers Pedestrian Bridge, Tapawingo Park, and Riehle Plaza; Downtown Lafayette, IN): July 13th, 2019; “Free, family-friendly celebration of the Wabash River. Canoe races, food, music, educational exhibits, 5K run, bike events, children’s activities and more!”Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair (Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds; Lafayette, IN): July 20 – 27; “Fun family entertainment for all since 1930. All phases of agriculture, 4-H and livestock exhibits, wide variety of...
Summer Bucket List of Greater Lafayette, IN

Summer Bucket List of Greater Lafayette, IN

What’s a bucket list?A bucket list, or rather a, “before you kick the bucket” list, according to the Google Dictionary is, “a number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.” It’s a super popular thing. There are books upon books out there written about how to build your own (click here to view a couple!), and there’s even a movie inspired by the idea: The Bucket List released in 2007. So, do you have bucket list? If we’re thinking big, broad, lifetime lists, most include things such as zip lining, catching a wave in the Pacific Ocean, landing in an airplane on the water, graduating college, and more. However, today, we’re going to give you something much more small scale! We want you to explore the Greater Lafayette, IN area this summer, and we want to equip you with the resources you need to do just that! Greater Lafayette, IN has tons to do from personal recreation to general family fun for all ages! So, let us encourage you to join in with the community and use this as a guide! We hope this inspires you! It’s summer! You should enjoy the Greater Lafayette, IN area to the fullest. Once you complete this list, maybe you’ll venture into your own bucket list for your lifetime! Summer Bucket List of Greater Lafayette, IN Drive ins! There are two within an hour’s drive. Pricing and current movies showing available at the links provided!M.E.L.S. at the Starlite Drive-In Theatre (Thorntown, IN)Lake Shore Theatre (Monticello, IN)A day at the Tropicanoe Cove!Click here to view the...
Orchard Guide of Greater Lafayette, IN

Orchard Guide of Greater Lafayette, IN

I pick, You pick, we all pick – the in season fruit! Indiana sits on fertile soil that provides for families near and far. The farming community here is just a way of life! One immense benefit to the farming culture in our Greater Lafayette, IN area is our access to AMAZING produce when the season’s just right. There are just a few orchards around the area who offer apples, peaches, blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, pears, and more throughout the summer months. Please enjoy this information on the locally grown produce providers, and check them out if you get a chance! It’s a perfect place for a date day, an outing with friends, or a summer adventure for the kiddos. Not only will your kitchen brighten up with the fresh produce on the counter top, but your health and family will thank you for this wonderful treat! Orchards of Greater Lafayette, IN Wea Creek Orchard (Lafayette, IN)Opening Day this year is July 26th, 2019 with the beginning of their Sunflower Festival. Wea Creek Orchard provides apples, peaches, and nectarines for picking!Wea Creek Orchard is also a wedding venue! Click here for more information on that. Click here to view their Facebook!Annie’s Orchard (West Lafayette, IN)Annie’s Orchard is currently open!“Annie’s Orchard of West Lafayette, IN provides high quality fruit trees… About Annie’s Orchard: peaches, nectarines, blueberries, strawberries.”Click here to view the Facebook page!Hillside Acres (Rossville, IN)Opens in the fall (August 10th, 2019).Open for apples (Paula Red, Mollie Delicious, Cortland, Gala, Mutsu, McIntosh, & Honeycrisp) and Pumpkins. Click here to view their Facebook page!Smith Farms (Frankfort, IN)The Smith Farm is currently open!“The...
Swimming Pools of Greater Lafayette, IN

Swimming Pools of Greater Lafayette, IN

Splish Splash Splish!The Romanski Group wants you to have all the information you need for the best summer ever. Right now in Greater Lafayette, IN the pool is where we want to be! So, here’s all the scoop on local outdoor and indoor pools in order to plan those dog days of summer accordingly! The kiddos will be entertained, and you can put those toes up, relax, and enjoy summer break as well! Greater Lafayette, IN Outdoor Pools Tropicanoe Cove (Columbian Park; Lafayette, IN): “Only Tropicanoe Cove offers the perfect blend of Hoosier hospitality with the pleasure of a watery paradise. From the spiraling Banana Peel tube slide to the leisurely Cattail Crik, you’re sure to find plenty of cool summertime fun for the entire family! Be sure to visit Tropicanoe Cove this summer to try out the all new Mat-Racer and Aqua Loop slides!” Click here to view events happening here all summer!Also, click here for hours and admission fees. Happy Hollow Pool/ West Lafayette Municipal Pool (West Lafayette, IN): “Three heated pools with 250,000 gallon capacity. Baby pool is less than one foot deep. Intermediate pool is 1 1/2 to 3 foot deep.  Large pool is 3 1/2 to 12 1/2 foot deep with two low diving boards.  There are 3 shade structures.”Click here for hours and admission fees.Vinton Pool (West Lafayette, IN)“Vinton Pool features a beach-like entrance, double water slide, playful water geysers, large umbrellas and lap lanes. Pool rental is available after hours.” Click here for hours and admission!Prophetstown Aquatic Center (Prophetstown State Park; West Lafayette, IN)” The aquatic center features a 30-foot tube slide, body flume, lazy...
Father’s Day in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

Father’s Day in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

Dads. They’re the best. They’re hard working, loving, tell the best jokes, and they deserve anything they want! That’s the problem, though, isn’t it?! There are plenty of male-focused items out there, but, if your dad is difficult to treat, we want to help you think outside the box. Instead of getting Dad a grill set, smoker, a new tie or wallet, how about an experience together this year? There are events happening all around town this weekend. So, call up your Papa and get out there together in the great, Greater Lafayette, IN area! Also, please enjoy our dad joke inspired by dads everywhere. Scheduled Father’s Day Weekend Events Father’s Day Workshop (Flourish Studio and Classroom; Downtown Lafayette, IN): Friday, June 14th, 2019 from 6:30 – 8:00 P.M. “Join us for a special Father’s Day Workshop for parents + their children of any age! Mom’s could come with their children to make a gift for Dad, or Dad can come and experience the gift, too! During the workshop, we will have endless supplies to design and create a custom 5×7 picture frame. Artists will get to choose from a variety of mediums and learn the technique for each. We will also have Charde Barrett Photography in the studio to do a super mini session. Not only will you have the frame, but the perfect picture to put in it, as well!”Click here to view the Facebook event for more information.Donuts with Dad (Immanuel Church of Christ; Lafayette, IN): June 15th, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. “Please join us for this fun event as we Celebrate Dad....
National Donut Day in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

National Donut Day in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

We got this image from the Dunkin’ website! The holiday associated with June 7th, 2019 closely competes with Christmas in our minds. National Donut Day. What could be better? In general, the Greater Lafayette, IN area is home to plenty of mouth watering donut, pastry shops, and bakeries. We really know how to do delicious desserts in our Midwestern ‘hood! Some businesses are participating in the holiday, and some are open normal hours as always, but here’s the scoop on where to get amazing (some even free and discounted) donuts/desserts in the Greater Lafayette, IN area! Local Donut Shop Features and Discounts Flour Mill Bakery (Lafayette, IN and Rossville, IN): National Donut Day brings 10% off all donuts at these two locations! Click here to see their Facebook for more information.Mary Lou (Lafayette, IN): Mary Lou will offer some special flavors for the day! Lemon, Oreo, Key Lime Pie donuts will be available! We’re drooling already.Hammer Donuts (The Discount Den; West Lafayette, IN): Featuring orange cake donuts as their flavor of the week!Corlew Donuts (Lafayette, IN)O’Rear’s Pastry Shop (Downtown Lafayette, IN)Greyhouse Coffee & Supply, Co. (West Lafayette, IN): Offering a free small mini donut with every purchase!Sweet Revolution Bake Shop (Lafayette, IN): This bakery doesn’t do donuts, but Friday is Danish Day and we think that’s kind of a flaky, donut. Titus Bakery (Lebanon, IN): This one’s a little bit of a drive from the Greater Lafayette, IN area, but they have a couple special things going on. They’ll have a “Donut Girl” on site from the Salvation Army presenting the origin of donuts in general. She’ll pass out...