GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Summer in Greater Lafayette means a lot of things – and fun-filled festivals is one of them. This weekend marks another year of the county's favorite food, drink and music festival: Taste of Tippecanoe.
Running from 4 p.m. to midnight this Saturday in downtown Lafayette, the Taste showcases Tippecanoe County's restaurants, pubs, beer makers, bands and musical artists.
This year is the festival's 32nd season in Lafayette and this summer more than 35 restaurants and dozens of bands will be featured along the streets of downtown Lafayette. There is also a fireworks show toward the end of the evening.
Moving in a different direction this year – literally and figuratively – the festival has shifted its location east. Previously it spanned several blocks west from Sixth Street in Lafayette to Tapawingo Park in West Lafayette, over the John T. Meyers Pedestrian Bridge.
This year, officials say, you can enter on the West Lafayette side of the pedestrian bridge, but the festival doesn't span into Tapawingo Park. Rather, it's moved eastward, expanding into downtown Lafayette.
WLFI will have its annual presence at the festival. Our crews will be out in the crowds, finding the best food, drink and music and bringing a one-hour live broadcast straight into your home if you can't make it to the festival.
Make sure to catch the broadcast from 6 to 7 p.m. on WLFI.
Here are a few resources if you're interested in attending the Taste of Tippecanoe festival this Saturday:
- Buy tickets
- Music/entertainment lineup
- Restaurant list and locations
- Festival map
- Festival contact information
- How to volunteer
- About the Taste
You can purchase advance tickets for $5 at all Greater Lafayette area Pay Less supermarkets, or purchase tickets the day of the festival for $10 at the gate. You can also buy advance tickets online. Children ages 12 and under get free admission with an accompanying adult.
News 18 has already featured at least one Taste artist this week: Check out our story on Levi Riggs and get a sneak peek of what he's bringing to the table.
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