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July and August in Lafayette-West Lafayette

Summer in Lafayette, Indiana

ABOVE: Summer in Lafayette, Indiana. Image provided by the Lafayette CVB.

Guest Blogger:
Amanda Gordon, Lafayette CVB

Oh, it’s summertime, and there are still plenty of things left in Lafayette-West Lafayette’s lineup! Here are just a few:

July 16, 2011
Dancing in the Streets

From Elvis, The Beetles, and the Rolling Stones to Country, Classic Rock and Juggling, all three stages have something to offer for everyone all night long.  There will be dancing in the streets and classic cars cruisin’ in Lafayette-West Lafayette!
4:00 p.m. to Midnight
Location: Riehle Plaza over the pedestrian bridge and Tapawingo Park
Downtown Lafayette and West Lafayette

July 16, 2011 to Jul 23, 2011
Tippecanoe County 4-H Fair

Grab an elephant ear, ride a Ferris wheel, visit a pig, grease a watermelon, enjoy a tractor pull, demolish a car and crown a queen all in one day!  We do it up 4-H style at the 81st annual Tippecanoe County Fair in Lafayette-West Lafayette where guests will enjoy acre upon acre of excitement and summer fun.
Location: Tippecanoe Co. Fairgrounds
1401 Teal Road
Contact: Tippecanoe Co. Extension Office
Phone: 765-474-0793

July 28, 2011 to Jul 30, 2011
Tippecanoe Steam & Gas Power Show

Head back in time and be reminded of where today’s mega farm began.  Guests will watch in amazement at demonstrations of engines and farm equipment from yesteryear.  Antique cars and craft demonstrations are a sure delight at this annual blast back to the past.
Location: Tippecanoe Co. Amphitheatre
4449 SR 43 N.
West Lafayette

August 06, 2011 to Aug 11, 2011
Colt World Series

Batter Up!  Teams from all over the World come to Loeb Stadium to compete in the ultimate Colt League baseball play-offs for 15 & 16 year olds.  This is “hometown style” event with global reach you won’t want to miss.
Sat. & Sun, 12:00, 2:30, 5:00 & 7:30pm M&W, 5:00 & 7:30pm
Location: Loeb Stadium Columbian Park
Scott Street

August 26, 2011 to Oct 30, 2011
Exploration Corn Maze

Enjoy an agricultural explosion!   Visit the 18 acre corn maze with over 8 miles of twists and turns,  test your skill at a pedal car race, fire a three-ear corn cannon salute, mine for very own gems, pick a pumpkin or just dive into a mound of hay.  Afterwards kick back with friends for family at your very own fire pit and roast hot dogs and marshmallows.  This is a place to make lasting memories and do it completely “unplugged”.
Fri. 6-11pm, Sat.10am-11pm & Sun 12-7pm
Location: Exploration Acres
6042 Newcastle Road

August 27, 2011
Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival

Soak up the warmth of summer while you drink in the smooth sounds of Jazz & Blues filling the air.  Bring your favorite dance partner with you or find one there.  Either way, this laid back crowd will be groovin’ to the beats while sampling some of Lafayette-West Lafayette’s best eats and beverages.
4:00 p.m. to Midnight
Location: Downtown 5th Street between Main and Columbia Streets
Downtown Lafayette


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