July 4th in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

July 4th in Greater Lafayette, IN 2019

Greater Lafayette, IN celebrates America in style. We’re talking all day festivals ending with a BANG of firework displays. Here’s some information for you to plan your 4th of July! Stars and Stripes Concert and Celebration (Riehle Plaza; Lafayette, IN): July 4th, 2019 from 5:30 – 10:30 P.M. Here’s the description from a sponsor of this event, the Greater Lafayette, IN AARP website: “Join the cities of Lafayette and West Lafayette as we celebrate 4th of July in spectacular style! Performances include the Lafayette Citizens Band and the Freedom Singers, as well as several others! Be sure to arrive early, as streets close and seating in the plaza is very limited. Fireworks are at 10:00 P.M.”4th of July #dollarday at Mammaw’s Sweet Shoppe (Lafayette, IN): July 3rd, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. The Facebook event says: “All cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies and cream horns on sale for $1ea.” WHAT?! Yes! Don’t miss out!Sweet Revolution Bake Shop in Downtown Lafayette, IN closes this year on July 4th. However, they’ll be open all week with fun, festive desserts! Click here to view the menu and information on how to get your order in.July 4th Festival at TPA Park (Frankfort, IN): July 4th, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. This is an all day, family friendly event! Here’s what the Facebook event has to say: “The Festival will kick off… on Thursday, July 4th with entertainment, food vendors, craft vendors & so much more! We will end the night with the Jaycees Firework Show beginning at dusk. The TPA Petting Zoo & Aviary will be open all day.”Brookston Fireworks...
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...
Recipes for Your Christmas Cookie Swap

Recipes for Your Christmas Cookie Swap

We took on the daunting task of sifting through and trying out these cookie recipes, so you can know what tastes good and you can leave behind what doesn’t. Someone has to do the hard jobs around here. We have even included some healthier options. “WOW” your party guests when you tell them they can eat six of those cookies and not feel too guilty afterward! Have you never heard of a Christmas cookie swap? Try something new in Lafayette, IN this Christmas season. Invite your friends and family over and host your own!  This event can be simple or extravagant!  It is flexible and fun!  This is even something exciting to do in spicing up your traditional Christmas dinner.  Check out these easy recipes: Cake Mix Fudge Chocolate Crinkles (Betty Crocker) 1 box of Devil’s Food Cake mix (you can use any type of cake mix for this recipe!) 1/3 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs 1 tsp vanilla powdered sugar Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick cookie sheets). In large bowl, stir dry cake mix, oil, eggs and vanilla with spoon until dough forms. Refrigerate dough 15 to 30 minutes, or as needed for easier handling. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in powdered sugar. On ungreased cookie sheets, place balls about 2 inches apart. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Store tightly covered.   Peanut Butter Cookies (personal recipe) 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup sugar 1 egg Heat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients in a...