Even though the semester is coming to an end, if you’re staying in the Lafayette area this summer there’s actually a lot of events going on that could be worth checking out.
1. Mosey Down Main Street: May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9 & August 30
Even though it is mainly a music and arts event, Mosey Down Main Street also offers food and drink vendors. It is “a series of street celebrations brought to you by the local artistic community. Volunteers, downtown business owners, artists and musicians come together once a month from May through September to offer a free family friendly event that takes place right down the center of Main Street. That means if you miss the event one month, there’s still other opportunities to attend.
2. Taste of Tippecanoe: June 21, 4 pm-Midnight
This food festival has multiple stages of live music, food booths by local restaurants, fireworks, and beer and wine gardens. Basically, a food lovers dream. The event also raises funds for the Tippecanoe Arts Federation.
OUTfest is Lafayette’s gay pride celebration. In addition to increasing awareness of the LGBTA community, OUTfest has live bands and DJs, food trucks, a beer garden, dancing and a drag show. There is an entry fee, but the festival is a fundraiser for Pride Lafayette, which is the only LGBTA Community Center in Indiana. You can follow them on Twitter, @OUTfestLafIN for news.
4. Beers Across the Wabash: August 23, 1-5 pm; $35
Party on the John. T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge while tasting an assortment of ales and Lagers from over 30 Indiana breweries. You can purchase a VIP ticket to get early admission to the festival as well as complimentary food and beer pairings. Obviously, no one under 21 is permitted inside the festival.