Labor Day Fun in Lafayette Indiana

Labor Day Fun in Lafayette Indiana

Labor Day is Monday, September 5, 2022. Labor Day traditionally marks the end of summer. So, enjoy this last hoorah and grill your little hearts out before Fall fully hits. We hope you have a safe extended weekend! 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! Labor Day in Greater Lafayette, IN Here are a few things specific events around town this week if you’re looking for entertainment ideas. Also consider hiking at Ross Hill park, bike riding at Prophetstown, a day at Columbian Park, or fishing at Armstrong! This community has plenty of ways to enjoy Labor Day! Thursday, September 1, 2022 Purdue vs. Penn State at Ross-Ade Stadium 8:00 P.M. Kick off the Purdue football season at this Big10 game! Click here for tickets! Here are some game day details. “BLACKOUT GAME WEAR BLACK– All fans are encouraged to wear black as we take on Penn State in this Thursday night home opener! PRE-GAME FUN Purdue University Marching Band Show– Join us on Slayter Hill for the pre-game Purdue University Marching Band Show with special guest Bruce Barker!Be a part of the Thursday night “Piano Man” tradition as Bruce will be part of the show! More Details to come!Boilermaker Crossing– Join us on the Weist Plaza for a DJ, inflatable games, free giveaways, uniform try on, football posters, and more! This family friendly area is open to everyone at no cost, no game ticket is required to participate. IN THE STADIUM Skydivers– be in your seat early...
Top Playgrounds of Greater Lafayette, IN

Top Playgrounds of Greater Lafayette, IN

Wrap up the Summer and breeze into Fall by visiting our local playgrounds! If you find yourself with extra time for the kiddos on weeknights or weekends, here are some great places to check out through the community. Many local events happen at these park too throughout the Summer and Fall seasons cut as the West Lafayette Farmer’s Market every Wednesday through October at Cumberland Park or events (Justin Moore in Concert September 2,2022 & Coco Movie Showing October 7, 2022!) at Leob Stadium at Columbian Park! So, keep your eyes open for fun things happening throughout Greater Lafayette, IN Parks & Recreation. New Playground Updates: Check this new ones out for something fresh or go to your favorite classic Lafayette spot listed further down! Murdock Park Cason St, Lafayette, IN 47904 Murdock Park lines up right across the street from Murdock Elementary School. You’ll see lots of kids out and about here on an average weekday. This play set is newly updates and lots of fun for all ages. Murdock Park has a small walking trail, shelters for rent, and a disc golf course! Murdock is also home to one of the most popular sledding hills in Greater Lafayette, IN. So, be sure to tuck that information into your back pocket for when the snow comes! Our Favorite Greater Lafayette, Indiana Playgrounds Prophetstown State Park Park Entrance: 5545 Swisher Road Office: 4112 E, IN-225, West Lafayette, IN 47906 This State Park in our backyard is a treasure. To enter, there is a $7/vehicles admission fee, but there are 3 different playground to choose from inside the grounds. They’re...
Orchard Guide of Greater Lafayette, IN

Orchard Guide of Greater Lafayette, IN

Local Greater Lafayette, IN grown produce is both plentiful and purposeful. We love to support local farmers, and it’s easy to do when they’re this good at what they do. A visit to the farm is more than just picking fruit- it’s an entire experience. You’ll love learning about every step of the process from the business owners, and, yes, it also brings amazing, fresh produce to your table. Peaches are up first for the season’s harvest, but apples and pears trail shortly after. Check out this list to find your perfect farm fit! Welcome to the Fall season in Greater Lafayette, IN. Enjoy every step, and be sure to add, “pick my own peaches and apples from a local orchard” to the Fall bucket list! Orchards of Greater Lafayette, IN Wea Creek Orchard (Lafayette, IN): Visit this Greater Lafayette, IN staple for an outstanding experience, and check out their stock of peaches and apples. Opening Day this year was July 29th, 2022, and the beginning of the season was marked with their annual Sunflower Festival. In addition to being a you-pick orchard, Wea Creek Orchard hosts many community events and is a wedding venue! Check their Facebook and company calendar to remain updated about current happenings at Wea Creek Orchard!Annie’s Orchard (West Lafayette, IN): Open now! Another Greater Lafayette, IN loved local business, Annie’s Orchard, provides an impressive spread of high quality fruit trees and patches. Annie’s Orchard carries peaches, nectarines, blueberries, and strawberries in their own season. Click here to view the Facebook page!Hillside Acres (Rossville, IN): Hillside Acres opens August 12th, 2022 for the Sunflower Trail and their stunning collection of apple assortment leaves...
Greater Lafayette, IN Flower Fields

Greater Lafayette, IN Flower Fields

In the end of Summer and beginning of Fall in Greater Lafayette, IN, local flower fields lavish us with blooms as far as the eye can see. Do you think it might be your thing to walk through and enjoy simple, lovely blooms? Our community has some places nearby to visit and even take a small piece home- if you want! Fields around our area are loaded with full-bloom sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, and more! Check out these great spots to explore. Greater Lafayette, IN Flower Fields What should you expect within the flower fields? (Our friend’s website at Hillside Acres inspired this list!) Bumblebees will abound! They’re working hard during this season to get their pollination accomplished. Be warned 🙂Bring your own vase or water or the u-pick flowers will potentially wilt before you get them home!Bring scissors or loppers to cut your own flowers!Professional photographers: this is a perfect space for you to take fun pictures! Be sure to communicate before you show up to snap photos! Usually there’s a schedule for time slots, and maybe even a small fee from the local farm to use the fields. Communication can go a long way. Hillside Acres (Rossville, IN): Sunflower Days are August 12 – 25. Here are some extra details to note from their website. “Wednesday-Saturday 4pm-8pm: $7/personChildren 4 & Under: FreeLast day open with the sunflowers depends on how long they hold up. We will close the trail when they start to loose their petals. Stay informed with our facebook/instagram posts.” 21 Petals Flower Farm (Lafayette, IN): 21 Petals is unique in its flower market approach! Visit...
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...