June 4, 2018

Don't Miss It!

Purdue Farmers Market Purdue Farmers Market

Nourishment comes in many forms, for body and soul. At the Purdue Farmers Market, people find good food and good company to satisfy the better possibilities of mealtime -- or something fresh to take home. Summer is a feast of good things. 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. Opening acts at 6:45 p.m. most weeks. LCB at 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

Hogarth engraving at Galleries Hogarth's socially biting engravings at Purdue Galleries

Exhibition. "Hogarth: A Social Commentary." May 21-July 13. Organizer: Purdue University Galleries. STEW, Robert L. Ringel Gallery. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday plus until 8 p.m. Thursday (except holidays).

Exhibition. "The View From Here: Art Around the World." May 8-June 9. Purdue University Galleries. Fountain Gallery, 330 Main St., Lafayette. Hours: Noon-7 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday (except holidays).

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 13, 20 and 27. Food service 5:30-8 p.m. and music 6:30-8 p.m. on the Union front lawn. $ for food. More in the Don't Miss It! of July 2 and as available in Purdue Today calendars. Details


One-time and occasional

JUNE 5 etc.

Art in the Park. Delightful Tuesdays from Lafayette Parks and Recreation, featuring local art and music, food, and family fun. Details on Facebook
     * June 5: Decades Night. 6-9 p.m. at Memorial Island in Columbian Park.
     * June 26: Wild West Night. 6-9 p.m. at Memorial Island in Columbian Park.
     * July 17: Latin Night. 6-9 p.m. at Memorial Island in Columbian Park.
     * Aug. 7: Carnival Night. 6-9 p.m. Armstrong Park.


Taste of Tippecanoe. Featuring food, music and people, it's no wonder this is a huge event. Area restaurants help folks find out what they offer, and the whole things benefits the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. 4 p.m.-midnight. $. Downtown Lafayette. Details

JUNE 22-24

Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering Volo Bogtrotters at the Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering

Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering. This celebration of many kinds of traditional music is so good your toes will tap themselves. With featured concerts, education and more. $. Details


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


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


Wabash Riverfest. Think outside the bridge. Enjoy a day of varied activities for all ages -- a 5K, canoe race challenges, conservation information, live music, fishing, try-a-canoe/kayak, zoo friends, pony rides and a bounce house for the littler ones, lots more; food available. 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. 11 and Sept. 1. Details


Purdue Summer 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


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. 21. Details

JULY 21-28

Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair (88th 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. Details

AUG. 20

Purdue fall semester starts

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