July 8, 2019

Don't Miss It!

Jason Wells Band Jason Wells band in Summer Concert Series

The Jason Wells Band will rock the Union as part of the free Summer Concert Series on three Friday evenings in July. The series on the Purdue Memorial Union lawn also features picnic fare for sale to help folks make a nice summer evening of it. 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. Details. Also:
• Sept. 2: Labor Day Concert at 7 p.m. Lafayette Jefferson High School. Soloist: Howie Smith. Details

PMU Summer Concert Series. Purdue Memorial Union and PSUB have the recipe: good food, good live music, good folks. Stir and enjoy. 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. Rain location: Union Commons, ground floor of PMU; for weather updates, check the series on Facebook.
• July 12: Michael Kelsey (Solo guitar in many genres).
• July 19: Jason Wells Band and Friends ("raw rock 'n' roll mojo").
• July 26: The Grace Scott Band (country and classic rock cover band); on Facebook.

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!

Apollo 11 celebration at Purdue graphic Apollo 11 at 50 Years celebration

One-time and occasional


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

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 Aug. 10 and Aug. 31. Details

JULY 16 and AUG. 6

Art in the Park. Delightful Tuesdays from Lafayette Parks and Recreation, featuring local art and music, food, and family fun. Details on Facebook
     * July 16: Rock Night. 6-8:30 p.m. in Columbian Park.
     * Aug. 6: Carnival Night. 6-8:30 p.m. in Armstrong Park.

JULY 18-20

Apollo 11 at 50 Years. Purdue celebration of Neil Armstrong and all of those at Purdue, past and present, who have taken part in space programs on the ground or in space. Three days of events including film, exhibitions, panels, moon landing celebration. Part of Purdue’s Giant Leaps Sesquicentennial Celebration. Events are free but some require tickets. Overview news release | Flight director Gene Kranz update

Cow at county 4-H fair Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair


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


Purdue Summer Concert Band. In the cool, cool, cool of the evening. 7:30-9 p.m. Slayter Center. Bands


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

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