Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Greater Lafayette

Top 10 Things to Do With Kids in Greater Lafayette

Lafayette, Indiana is one of the top family friendly area as it’s safe and has plenty of easy wildlife watching and nature experiences, making it a must for families who love nature. Due to these reasons, it is not too difficult to plan a fun filled day for the family. If you’re looking for some activities for the whole family, here are our top things to do in Greater Lafayette with kids! Family Fun in Greater Lafayette, IN Prophetstown State Park offers playgrounds, bike trails, camping amenities, a pool in the summer, and so much more! Click here for a detailed blog on everything to do at Prophetstown State Park with your family.Columbian Park Zoo gives kids a fun afternoon of exposure to animals from around the world. Monkeys, farm animals, butterflies, and soon to come – penguins – are all taken care of at this family attraction! Click here for more information on Columbian Park as a whole.Tropicanoe Cove just put in two new slides this summer that take this pool from awesome to amazing. Click here for the breakdown on hours and features! This is a public, outdoor pool, so it’s only open during summer. In addition to Tropicanoe Cove, there are many indoor and outdoor pools for swimming all seasons. Click here for locations throughout Lafayette, IN. Wolf Park opens it’s doors to the public for exposure to wolves and their natural behaviors. Wolf Park has many special events all seasons of the year. Click here to view an event calendar!Purdue University is a major part of our community. You can find tons of family fun...
Fall Inspired Treats In Greater Lafayette

Fall Inspired Treats In Greater Lafayette

Pumpkin spice SPAM might not be at the top of your grocery list (or is it??), but fortunately, Greater Lafayette, IN has many other options for Fall inspired food! Lafayette bursts at its seams with pumpkin spice and everything nice during this season, and we aren’t mad about that. Many locally owned and operated businesses currently have some fun Fall inspired drinks, treats, and desserts. So, we made a concentrated list of some of those specialty items you can find around town. Enjoy! Where to Find the Goodies: Java Jo’z Coffee Shops (Click here to view locations and hours!) Seasonal drinks include:Frosted Pumpkin MochaApple Pie LatteCaramel Apple LattePeach Cobbler LatteSmores MochaHot Apple CiderAnd more!Additionally, the Flour Mill hooks Java Jo’z up with some Pumpkin Spice Scones! Sacred Ground: Reclaimed Coffee Shops (Click here to view the location and hours! Dirty Pumpkin at Sacred Grounds! Seasonal drinksDirty Pumpkin (pumpkin spice seasoning, chai, cinnamon, espresso, milk, topped with homemade whipped cream!)Seasonal lunch sandwiches Black and Gold (grilled cheese with black forest ham, sharp cheddar, spicy peach preserve, and caramelized onion)Smokey Apple (grilled cheese with bacon, smoked gouda, thinly sliced apple, and caramelized onion!) Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co. (Click here to view location and hours!) Salted Caramel Apple doughnut from Greyhouse Coffee! We’re drooling. Seasonal drinksMaple Sage Black Pepper Latte Pumpkin Custard LatteHot Caramel Apple CiderSeasonal dessertsDonutsMaple Bacon long johnSalted caramel apple Sweet Potato Pie GelatoPumpkin CheesecakeCrepesPumpkin Cheesecake Crepe (pumpkin, apple butter, cream cheese icing, cinnamon sugar, and pecans)Hitchhiker (Sausage, wholegrain mustard, pepper and onion, and gouda cheese) Igloo Frozen Custard (Click here to view location and hours!) Seasonal Custard FlavorsBrown...
Fall Runs and 5K’s in Greater Lafayette, IN

Fall Runs and 5K’s in Greater Lafayette, IN

Cool, crisp, fall air makes for a great time to get out and get fit! Greater Lafayette, IN serves every level of runner/walker! So let us encourage you to get out there and find a race that works with your personal goals. Also allow us to encourage you to be active in our community! These are causes directing influencing or pouring back into our community, and we can’t find anything better to support! * Please note that there are 2 half marathons in October! * September Schedule September 15, 2019Tippy Mud Run5K course with 10+ obstacles and a kid’s mile run!There will be food vendors at this event, and there are multiple competition levels. There’s registration for fitness gurus and fitness noobs. Join this super fun event!100% of proceeds support Greater Lafayette, IN‘s Junior Achievement.Click here to register!September 18, 2019Farmer’s Market 5K – September!Visit the West Lafayette Farmer’s Market, and then run a 5K while you’re at it! Don’t miss the one in October as well.September 21, 2019Woodland Trail Run/WalkTake a run through beautiful Murdock Park! 1 mile and 2 mile courses available! Team registration is also available!Click here to register!September 22, 2019Cupcake Run/Walk10K, 5K, and an 80 yard dash for kiddos!Register here!September 27, 2019Right Steps Glow Run 5KThis is a nighttime run! 5:00 – 7:00 P.M.“Join us for pre-race activities including music, food trucks, face painting, games, and more!” – this 5K will be fun for the family. “Proceeds will benefit Right Steps Child Development Centers whose mission is to provide and advocate for quality child care and early education.”September 29, 2019IU Arnett Family Fun Day & 5KThis...
St. Boniface GermanFest 2019

St. Boniface GermanFest 2019

First thing’s first, here’s the general breakdown with all the basic information with more details to follow! GermanFest is this Saturday, September 7th, 20194:30 – 11:00 P.M.$5/person entrance fee for anyone 21+Food, music, carnival rides, and more provide fun for all ages! Details about GermanFest Welcome to St. Boniface’s GermanFest 2019! We can’t wait for this amazing Greater Lafayette, IN annual event! Polka music will fill the sounds of the streets. Amazing, unique, German inspired food and drinks available to grab throughout the festival. Entertaining, lively carnival rides to keep the kid’s attention. A casino and wine and beer gardens for some adult time! You’ll be glad you came! Click here for parking, shuttle, and entrance details!Click here to view the entertainment schedule!No pets allowed! Service dogs only!Click here to view the food and drink options! Tickets prices and access sit throughout the event. Wristbands for rides are available. Tickets are needed to purchase food and drinks, so click here to see exact pricing to make your visit seamless! Here are some pictures from previous years! Hope to see you there. Notice the fun, fall decoration and the fancy German inspired garb of the food service workers! This is a small picture of the festive, traditional German things you’ll encounter at GermanFest! This picture is from Edible Indy! Every year, GermanFest has a $10,000 raffle! Tickets are a nonrefundable $100 each. Tickets are available until Saturday evening at 9:00 P.M. Message the Facebook Event page privately for more information! This is the beautiful, perfected layout of a festival that’s been in the Greater Lafayette, IN for years! We love...
Greater Lafayette, IN Festivals throughout September 2019

Greater Lafayette, IN Festivals throughout September 2019

Beautiful weather during the month of September brings people together to celebrate the arrival of Fall. Festivals provide the Greater Lafayette, IN community plenty of outlets concerning all things pumpkin and spice and everything nice! Here’s what’s happening around town (and beyond!) right now! First Weekend of September St. Boniface GermanFest St. Boniface Catholic Church; Downtown Lafayette, INSaturday, September 7th, 20194:30 – 11:00 P.M.$5 entrance fee for anyone 21+. Click here to purchase tickets in advance!Food, drinks, music, carnival rides, and more. Click here to view the event’s map schedule!The Brown Girl’s Fall FestivalBrown’s Accents; Attica, INSaturday, September 7th, 20199:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.“We will have 100+ vendors, we have everything from homemade creations, crafts, vintage, antiques, boutique clothing, home decor, music, food vendors, Woodworkers, pumpkins, gourds, mums, and sooooo much more!!” –Facebook Event!Zionsville Fall FestivalLions Park; Zionsville, INSeptember 6 – 8, 2019Click here to view the schedule!“Come for the carnival, pet pavilion, live music every evening, arts & crafts fair, plus the Saturday parade, beer garden evening and Sunday car show. Free admission with paid parking available.” – Boone County website! Second Weekend of September 2019 Tippecanoe Latino FestivalNorthend Community Center; Lafayette, INSaturday, September 14th, 201912:00 – 6:00 P.M.“This is a free event filled with authentic Latin food, music, children’s activities. There are activities for every age group to enjoy!” – Facebook event!Starry Night Music and Arts FestivalChauncey Hill at Purdue University; West Lafayette, INSaturday, September 14th, 20197:00 P.M. – Midnight“Starry Night is an annual street festival in downtown West Lafayette that draws thousands of people with its unique blend of excellent music, a variety of merchants, interactive...
5 Ways to Start the School Year Off Right!

5 Ways to Start the School Year Off Right!

Here we go! We’re jumping right back into school for the kiddos, and it happened quick! Greater Lafayette, IN offers some amazing schools, both public and private, that’ll be sure to set your student up for academic success. However, there are a few things you can intentionally do at home to prep both the student and the entire family for the upcoming year. Here are our suggestions. School’s Back! Finish up your Summer Fun lists. We hope you had a great summer in the Greater Lafayette, IN area with our recommended Summer Bucket List! If you haven’t completed it, you still have time! Wrap it up with a trip to the Drive In as a family, a run in the Purdue Fountains, or a phosphate from McCord’s Candies! Be sure you rest up. While you consider how you’re going to complete this awesome list you’ve created, be sure to budget time for some R&R (rest and relaxation). Perhaps a mani/pedi or a massage at Bliss Salon & Spa. Your body, mind, and soul will thank you later! Brush up on some reading. Fresh minds take time to procure, so take it slow and ease into some daily reading for your student (or for yourself if you’re a teacher!). Maybe take a stroll and check out Main Street Books!The right school supplies are critical. Starting the year off right with the correct, helpful tools can make the transition to school seamless. For instance, check out this awesome pencil case! The Greater Lafayette, IN area thrives in product availability through our various department stores and the mall. You’ll find everything you...