May 28, 2019

Don't Miss It!

Purdue Farmers Market Purdue Farmers Market

At the Purdue Farmers Market, people feast on good food and good company. Whether for lunch or to take home, the healthful and enjoyable things at the market find an eager audience to savor them. The market continues on Thursdays through October. 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. Article
• Purdue Farmers Market at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursdays (and until 3 p.m. in August-October). Memorial Mall.
• Historic Lafayette Farmers Market at 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturdays through October. Fifth Street downtown.
• Sagamore West Farmers Market at 3:30-7 p.m. Wednesdays through October. Cumberland Park.

Lafayette Citizens Band. Concert band music directed by William D. Kisinger. Traditional, rousing and fun to hear. Most weeks at 7:30 p.m. Riehle Plaza, Second and Main streets, Lafayette. Thursdays through Aug. 8. 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. 2; venue TBA. Details

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 12, 19 and 26. Food service 5:30-8 p.m. and music 6:30-8 p.m. on the Union front lawn. $ for food. Details including menu information.
• July 12: Michael Kelsey (Solo guitar in many genres).
• July 19: Jason Wells Band and Friends ("raw rock 'n' roll mojo").
• July 26: TBA.

Note: Purdue University Galleries is doing summer refurbishment in both the Robert L. Ringel Gallery and the Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries, so both are closed through Aug. 18. Then we’ll have something new to enjoy!


One-time and occasional

JUNE 4 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 4: Celebration Night. 6-8:30 p.m. in Columbian Park.
     * June 25: Jazz Night. 6-8:30 p.m. in Columbian Park.
     * July 16: Rock Night. 6-8:30 p.m. in Columbian Park.
     * Aug. 7: Carnival Night. 6-8:30 p.m. in Armstrong Park.

JUNE 8 etc.

Mosey Down Main Street. An occasional warm-weather street celebration 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 July 13, Aug. 10 and Aug. 31. Details


Taste of Tippecanoe Taste of Tippecanoe, downtown Lafayette

Taste of Tippecanoe. Featuring food, live music, pop-up performers and fireworks, 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


Movie on the Hill: “Dumbo” (2019, adventure/family/fantasy, 112 min., PG). If you can’t fly with this choice, no doubt someone will give you an earful. 10 p.m.-midnight. Slayter Hill (rain location is STEW, Fowler Hall). Free. Film

JUNE 28-30

Patti Kusturok, Indiana Fiddlers' Gathering Canadian fiddler Patti Kusturok, coming to 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


Wabash Riverfest. Think outside the bridge — on both sides — and think about 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; Riehle Plaza, Lafayette; Myers Pedestrian Bridge. 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. 27. Details

JULY 20-27

Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair (89th 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


Movie on the Hill: “The Hustle” (2019, comedy, 93 min., PG-13). This showing is not a scam, but the film may contain scam artists. 10-11:45 p.m. Slayter Hill (rain location is STEW, Fowler Hall). Free. Film

AUG. 19

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

Faculty-Staff News

More News

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

© 2015-20 Purdue University | An equal access/equal opportunity university | Copyright Complaints | Maintained by Office of Strategic Communications

Trouble with this page? Disability-related accessibility issue? Please contact News Service at