July 3, 2017

Don't Miss It!

PMU summer concert Traveling Broke & Out of Gas on July 14 at the Union Download image

Outdoor music on a relaxing evening is a theme in July around these parts. That includes Purdue Memorial Union's Summer Concert Series on Fridays, featuring free music and sales of picnic fare. On July 14, Traveling Broke & Out of Gas will perform its down-home mix. Don't Miss It!

In this special installment, Don't Miss It! provides a sample of events to attend or participate in this summer in Tippecanoe County. Another good calendar, including many of the events below plus more things at Prophetstown State Park and other sites, is here.

Weekly, biweekly and ongoing

Farmers markets. Three of them each week May-October. Really. Get fine fresh produce, baked goods and other stuff; run into people you know and make new friends. Purdue Farmers Market at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays (and until 3 p.m. in August-October); Historic Lafayette Farmers Market at 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through October; and Sagamore West Farmers Market at 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays through October. Details

Lafayette Citizens Band. Concert band music directed by William D. Kisinger. Traditional, rousing and fun to hear. 7:30 p.m. Riehle Plaza, Second and Main streets, Lafayette. Thursdays through Aug. 3. Also: On July 4, the Stars and Stripes Concert; this band will play 8-10 p.m. The band also will have a Labor Day Concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 4. Details

Exhibition. "Bijin, Kabuki, and Sumo." May 16-Aug. 4. Purdue University Galleries. Woodblock prints by 10 Japanese printmakers of the 19th century. Robert L. Ringel Gallery in Stewart Center. Summer hours: noon-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (except holidays) and by appointment. URL: Details

Exhibition. "Gifted: Selected Gifts to the Permanent Collection." July 5-Aug. 5. Purdue University Galleries. Featuring prints, sculpture, and paintings representing a wide range of media, regions, and time periods. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays). URL: Details

Purdue Galleries "Gifted" at Purdue University Galleries Download image

PMU Summer Concert Series. Purdue Memorial Union and PSUB have the recipe: good food, good live music, good folks. Stir and enjoy. The series runs on Fridays, July 7, 14, 21 and 28. Food service and music at 6-7:30 p.m. on the Union front lawn (if weather is inclement, check Facebook page). $ for food. Details


One-time and occasional

JULY 11 etc.

Art in the Park. Delightful experiences from Lafayette Parks and Recreation, featuring local art and music, food, and family fun. Details on Facebook
     * July 11: Movie Night. 8 p.m. Murdock Park.
     * Aug. 6: Carnival Day. 1 p.m. Armstrong Park.


Stars and Stripes Celebration. Music and fireworks. Purdue Summer Jazz Band at 7-8 p.m. Lafayette Citizens Band at 8-10 p.m. Fireworks shortly thereafter. Riehle Plaza, Second and Main streets, Lafayette. Details


Wabash Riverfest. Think outside the bridge. Enjoy a day of varied activities for all ages -- a 5K, canoe race challenges, conservation information, live music, kids' fishing derby, zoo friends, pony rides and a bounce house for the littler ones, lots more; food available.

Zoo friends Riverfest Zoo friends at Wabash Riverfest Download image

Presented by the Wabash River Enhancement Corporation. $ for food, T-shirts. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (8 a.m. for 5K). Tapawingo Park, West Lafayette. Details


Mosey Down Main Street. A monthly street celebration May-September featuring artists and musicians on three stages. Also street performers and sales of food, beer, wine, crafts. Main Street in Lafayette from Sixth to 11th. Also Aug. 12 and Sept. 2. Details


Purdue Summer Band Concert. Picture an idyllic summer evening with band music, folks sitting on blankets or lawn chairs (bring yours), and kids making use of their rolling-down-the-hill clothes. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Slayter Center. Free. Details


Gallery Walk. Some satisfying, sophisticated time from head to foot in downtown Lafayette. Some like to dine out first, then stroll at their own pace to view artworks at 30 stops, hear live music and sample complimentary refreshments. Also free rides in horse-drawn carriage. Presented by Tippecanoe Arts Federation. 6-9 p.m. Also Sept. 15. Details

JULY 22-29

Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair (87th annual). You got your animals, you got your exhibits, you got your kids, you got your rides, you got your elephant ears. Hey, this is as American as apple pie.

Tippecanoe County Fairgrounds, 1010 Teal Road, Lafayette.


Purdue Summer Band joins weekly Lafayette Citizens Band concert. Purdue band at 6:30 p.m.; Citizens Bands at 7:30-9:30 p.m. Riehle Plaza, Second and Main streets, Lafayette. Free. Details


Cultural Festival. Food, crafts, music, more. 4-7 p.m. PMU, front lawn. Rain location: PMU, South Ballroom.

AUG. 4-9

Colt World Series. Some of the best age 15-16 baseball teams in the world will converge on Loeb Stadium along Main Street in Columbian Park. A tournament and a longstanding community event. $. Details to be posted as tournament nears and teams qualify.

AUG. 21

Purdue fall semester starts

Purdue West Lafayette events, plus other timely information, are listed in the Purdue Today calendars under "Events" under the Campus News pulldown at www.purdue.edu/newsroom/purduetoday.

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