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
Mosey Down Main
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
Taste of Tippecanoe
The 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.
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.
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
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
Beers Across the Wabash
Taste 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.
Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival
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
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
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
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