4th of July Events around Greater Lafayette

4th of July Events around Greater Lafayette

Happy Independence Day, Greater Lafayette! 2021 has us all ready for some time together in the great outdoors, and celebrating the 4th seems like the best time to do just that! There are fireworks for sale at most of our local Walmarts, Krogers, and Sam’s Club, and there are even a few specialty firework stands throughout town. Be sure to get your own stash for your backyard barbecue. If you’re looking for a public event to attend for festivities and fireworks, look no further! Here’s a little list of fun times guaranteed in the Greater Lafayette, IN area on July 4th, 2021! Greater Lafayette, IN Firework Displays Stars and Stripes Independence Day Celebration (Riehle Plaza; Downtown Lafayette, IN): July 4th at 11:00 A.M. & 5:00 – 11:00 P.M. Parade beginning at 11:00 A.M. at 16th and Alabama. Then, join friends and families alike downtown at 5:00 P.M. for Colombian Park zoo animal fun, food trucks, and the Lafayette Citizens Band before fireworks at 10:00 P.M.TPA Park Independence Day Fesrival (Frankfort, IN): July 4th, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M. “The Festival will kick off at 10am 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 from 10am to 8pm. Make sure you stop by the renovated Aviary & check out all of the different birds!”Lake Freeman Fireworks (Monticello, IN): Please note this event takes place on Saturday, July 3rd, 2021 at dusk. “We’re excited to announce that our 2021 Lake Freeman Fireworks Show...
Greater Lafayette Playgrounds

Greater Lafayette Playgrounds

There are so many precious memories to be made this summer with your family! Throughout the season, our area hosts many family friendly festivals, classes and camps at local businesses and organizations, and even has awesome pools to check out that we can’t even believe are part of our community! But additionally, Greater Lafayette, IN has an impressive playground selection that’ll keep you and the army of small people in your home entertained for weeks on end. Not to mention – they’re all either free or a very minimal price to gain access. Here are some of our favorites in the area! Greater Lafayette, Indiana Playgrounds Armstrong Park 851 Beck Ln, Lafayette, IN 47909 Armstrong has a cool, wooden playground tucked behind a huge pond and some baseball diamonds. It’s well shaded, and there are many other things to do while you’re here too. Consider riding your bike here on the paved trail that runs right behind the park. Maybe even bring your baseball gear to practice your swing at the batting cages available. Perhaps bring you fishing license and gear for some fishing after you play. Or stay and spend your day at Castaway Bay. So much fun to be had at this park! Columbian Park 1915 Scott Street, Lafayette, IN 47904 Explore all the things that Columbian Park has to offer. Located in the heart of Greater Lafayette, Columbian Park offers the Columbian Park Zoo, Loeb Stadium (home of the Lafayette Aviators), Memorial Island, a train (Columbian Park Zoo Express), Tropicanoe Cove water park, huge playground at the top of the hill and Wild Tykes Play Zone...
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...