Lafayette, Indiana skyline from Main Street Pedestrian Bridge

Greater Lafayette Summer Festivals

When temperatures start rising, it’s time to head out and enjoy great summer festivals in Greater Lafayette! Here is a sampling of these great festivals celebrating local music, food and crafts for your summer and fall calendar.

May: Mosey Down Main
June: Mosey Down Main, Taste of Tippecanoe
July: Mosey Down Main, Wabash Riverfest, Dancing in the Streets
August: Mosey Down Main, OUTfest, Beers Across the Wabash, Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival
September: Starry Night Festival, Art on the Wabash
October: Festival of the Hunters’ Moon

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Mosey Down Main

Picture thanks to Mosey Down Main Street

A streetfest chockful of shopping, art and music happens once a month from May – August! Enjoy three stages of music, outdoor food and lots of family-friendly activities all along Main Street in Lafayette.

This year: May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, August 30
moseydownmain.com

Taste of Tippecanoe

Taste of Tippecanoe on the Myers Bridge in LafayetteThe Taste of Tippecanoe is an annual culinary and music festival that serves as the main fundraiser for the Tippecanoe Arts Federation. Enjoy food and drink from over 35 restaurants with plenty of music and entertainment while you eat! This massive festival has run for the past 33 years and promises to bring delicious fun to all who visit.

This year: Saturday, June 21, 2014, 4pm – midnight.
tasteoftippecanoe.org

Wabash Riverfest

Boaters encourage each other at the Wabash River Fest. Image thanks to Wabash River Fest.

Celebrate the beautiful Wabash at the Riverfest! Exciting canoe races, a 5K run, and other fun, family-friendly activities await you at this event.

This year: Saturday, July 12, 2014, 9am – 4pm.
wabashriverfest.com

Dancing in the Streets


Catch three stages worth of live music, great food and a classic car and motorcycle parade. Let down your hair and dance the night away on the streets of Lafayette!

This year: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 4pm – midnight
dancinginthestreets.net

OUTfest

 

Picture thanks to OUTfest

Local Pride celebration OUTfest celebrates diversity among family, friends, and allies, and hopes to educate locals about the availability of LGBTA organizations and services. Watch live bands and DJs, food vendors, dancing, light-hearted drag entertainment, and more!

OUTfest is the main yearly fundraiser for Pride Lafayette, the only LGBTA Community Center in Indiana.

This year: August 2, 2014; 4pm – midnight
outfest.pridelafayette.org

Beers Across the Wabash

Beers Across the WabashTaste an assortment of beers from 30 Indiana breweries.

Riehle Plaza, downtown Lafayette
Saturday, August 23, 2014
1:00 to 5:00 PM
$35 per person, must be 21 or older.

beersacrossthewabash.com

Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival

Catch the UJBF this summer!

Established in 2005, the Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival has quickly become one of the premier music festivals in Indiana. With local, regional and national touring acts, the Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival is a great intimate event with great food and music.

This year: August 23, 2014; 5pm – midnight
ujbf.org

Starry Night Festival

 

Starry Night Festival 2013 thanks to Starry Night Festival

Happening right beside campus on Chauncey Hill is the Starry Night Festival, an event celebrating local music and crafts. Bundle up and join in this beautiful festival under the night sky that supports Read to Succeed, a local initiative aimed at inspiring elementary school children to develop and challenge their reading skills.

This year: September 13, 2014, 7pm-midnight
starrynightfestival.com

Art on The Wabash

 

View some lovely art by the Wabash River! Picture thanks to Art on the Wabash

Watch artists work on their beautiful art pieces at Art on the Wabash, a juried, local artists’ fair showcasing artists from over 15 counties. Like an open air arts gallery under the trees along the Wabash, get to enjoy the beauty of art along with the beauty of nature.

This year: Sunday, September 21, 2014, 10am – 4pm
artonthewabash.com

 

Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

 

Picture thanks to ABruntlett Design and Feast of the Hunters’ Moon

Watch festival goers reenact 18th century life at the historic Fort Ouiatenon, a fur-trading outpost in the mid – 1700s. The Feast of the Hunters’ Moon is a re-creation of the annual fall gathering of the French and Native Americans.

Enjoy French and Native American music and dance, admire historical costumes, watch military drills and performances and try your hand at traditional arts and crafts.

This year: October 4 and 5 2014, 9am – 5pm

www.tcha.mus.in.us/feast.htm