GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)— Here's a list of some of the events happening the weekend of 9/13 - 9/15 in the Greater Lafayette area!
Happy Hollow Park Ribbon Cutting
This weekend is the official ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the brand new Happy Hollow Park. It has been open for the public to use, but of course the West Lafayette Parks Department wants to celebrate properly.
Work started on the park late last year and throughout this week, crews have been working to complete all the finishing touches.
The playground is brand new and it's all-inclusive for everyone. There are two sections of the playground; one for older kids and one for younger kids. Other upgrades include additional seating in the park area for parents.
At the ribbon cutting, the parks department will be recognizing some of the people that made the new park possible.
Kathy Lozano, Superintendent of West Lafayette Parks and Recreation, said the park is a jewel in our community.
"It is a beautiful park, I think one of our most precious," she said. "It's looking terrific. We've spent a little bit of time and effort on it this summer and it's really just open for everyone to enjoy."
The ribbon cutting is Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
This next event is specifically for cat people.
The Long Center is hosting a very unique film experience, and it's raising money for local cats in need! It's called CatVideoFest.
It's a 70-minute compilation of the internet's best cat videos, plus some special submissions.
Tickets are $6.50. Ten percent of each ticket sold will be donated to the local non-profit called 'my new cat rescue.'
The videos starts at 3:00 p.m. and doors open at 2:00 p.m.
Third Annual Doggie Dip
This one's for the dog people!
Happening Saturday at Prophetstown State Park is the third-annual 'Doggie Dip!'
It's a funraiser that gives pets the chance to cool off in the pool, and what better weekend to do so with these warm temperature?
Participants will need to pay the entrance fee to the State Park to get in, and admission is $5 per dog.
Sorry owner, but the pool is open for dogs only.
It's at the park's aquatic center from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Money raised will go to Natalie's Second Chance Shelter and Loving Heart Animal Shelter.
Starry Night Festival
If you're not headed out to the Purdue home game against TCU, (kickoff at 7:30 p.m.) head on out to the Starry Night festival near campus.
The annual festival is held to bring awareness to Swipe Out Starvation. It features hands-on crafts, live music and food.
The campus organization focuses on the issue of hunger on a local and global scale.
Starry Night is put on by the Purdue Christian Campus House and Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Company.
The event is free to the public and goes from 7 p.m. to Midnight.
Tippecanoe Latino Festival
This Saturday the Tippecanoe Latino Festival will bring together hispanic cultures from all over the world to share with the community.
There's a little bit of everything at the fest from authentic food, live music, and cultural artifacts.
Admission is free.
The 2019 Tippecanoe Latino Festival kicks off at noon and ends at 6 p.m.
Exploration Acres Opening for the Season
And it may not feel like it, but fall is right around the corner. What better way to celebrate than with pumpkins, corn mazes, and hay rides?
Exploration Acres offically opens up for the 2019 season Friday. The theme for their famed corn maze is '150 Years of Giant Leaps.'
They also have corn cannons, pony rides and fire pits.
General admission to Exploration Acres is $12 for adults and $9 for children.
Hours are listed below:
Friday: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. - 7 p.m.