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If you're looking to eat, exercise or cheer on the boilers, there's something for everyone this weekend.

Posted: Sep 20, 2019 6:05 AM

GREATER LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI)—If you're looking to eat, exercise or cheer on the boilers- there's something for everyone this weekend.

Global Fest

What better way to spend the weekend than with a free event that's fun for the whole family? The 24th annual Global Fest is this weekend in West Lafayette. Global Fest is a celebration of the culture and diversity in the Greater Lafayette community.

It all starts on Friday at the White Horse Christian Center for the naturalization ceremony.

At 3:00 p.m., soon-to-be citizens will receive their official certificates after swearing an oath the United States.

The celebration continues on Saturday from 2:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at the main event. 

There will be international food and drinks, music, dancing, art and more.

Global fest is taking place on Northwestern Avenue and Columbia Street near the West Lafayette Public Library.

Both events are free to attend.

Hunger Hike

This Sunday is the annual Hunger Hike 3K walk.

The event raises money and awareness to fight hunger.

Everyone is welcome to participate in the event.

Check in starts at noon at Riehle Plaza on Sunday. The welcoming ceremony begins at 1:45, with the hike starting at 2:00.

You must raise or donate at least $50 to participate. To sign up, click here. 

To donate, click here. 

Art on the Wabash 

Head to Tapawingo Park this Sunday for Art on the Wabash.

The local art fair goes from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community members can chat with local artists about their work at all the booths.

The fair features live music, lots of local food and visitors can even create their own art.

Art on the Wabash is free to attend.

Apple Popcorn Festival

Head on out to Brookston to celebrate the local harvest this weekend.

The 41st annual apple popcorn festival is this Saturday. The festival starts at 7 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m.

You can start the day off with the pancake and sausage breakfast at the Brookston Firehouse.

And of course, visit the booths to get lots of apples and popcorn.

But there's more to do than fill your stomach.

There's a 5K and 10K run, lots of fun contests and book and yard sales.

The festival will happen rain or shine.

Handicap parking information can be found here. 

Cupcake Run/Walk

If you need to run off all that popcorn, do it at the 4th annual Cupcake Run/Walk.

There's a 5K and 10K plus a shorter untimed race for the kids.

Prices vary from 15 to 35 dollars depending on the race you choose.

The race benefits Tippecanoe County public schools.

Participants get a t-shirt, medal and a cupcake from Gigi's Cupcakes.

The race is this Sunday at Cumberland Park.

To sign up for the Cupcake Run/Walk for Public Education, click here. 

Purdue Volleyball Stacey Clark Classic 

While the Purdue football team takes the weekend off, you can cheer on the women's volleyball team at home.

The boilers are scheduled for three matches in the two-day Stacey Clark Classic.

Purdue takes on Texas A & M Friday at 10:30 a.m.

The boilers will then face Murray State Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Saturday Purdue plays Eastern Michigan at 3:00 p.m.

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