Purdue FootballByBrent Russell 2014Boilermaker Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by?  This is the weekend we have been waiting for in Lafayette-West Lafayette because it is full of exciting, entertaining festivals that will bring joy and laughter to so many people. Purdue Football is here! This Saturday, our Purdue Boilermaker Football team takes on Eastern Kentucky at 12pm. This game kicks off the football season which we are optimistic it will be fabulous. 10377388_10203780419809215_1745586004360782109_nSo many fun activities take place to celebrate football weekends.  Every Friday, typically from 12-3pm (times may vary) before Purdue Home Football Games, take a ride on the Boilermaker Special! Pick-ups will be in front of Stewart Center and run every 15 minutes. Look for the marquee! Check their website and/or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ReamerClub) for time changes, updates and cancellations. We are excited to announce Boiler Bridge Walks are back! Join the Purdue football team as it connects Lafayette and West Lafayette on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge on Friday night.  Enjoy live music, giveaways, and meet the cheerleaders and Purdue Pete starting at 5:45 p.m. at this free event. The football team will arrive at approximately 6 p.m. by the fountain on the West Lafayette side of the bridge. The Boilermakers will interact with fans as they make their way to Riehle Plaza on the Lafayette side of the bridge. On game day, fans, especially families, looking for fun before home games need to check out the popular Boilermaker Crossing. Meet-the-team events, inflatable games, and interactive opportunities highlight the list of activities. The Boilermaker Crossing is free and open to fans of all ages. Located in the Sally & Bob Weist Plaza, between Mackey Arena and Holloway Gymnasium, Boilermaker Crossing open 3 hours before kickoff. Cheer on the Boilermaker football team as it walks through Boilermaker Crossing on its way to the locker room approximately 2 hours before the game! IMG_85212 hours and 11 minutes before kickoff the Purdue “All-American” Marching Band will perform halftime highlights, school songs, and more in Mackey Arena alongside the Boilermaker football team and head coach, Darrell Hazell. Following the game, head over to Slayter Hill for the band’s post-game performance. Tailgate fun is taking place at the Jazz Tailgate Concert from 10-11am at Slayter Hill. Enjoy the sounds of sweet jazz from the Purdue University Bands & Orchestras as you prepare for an afternoon of football fun. For a whole listing of Purdue Game Day events, visit http://www.purduesports.com/tickets/tickets-m-footbl.html#gd-info. IMG_8556Boiler up for a fun weekend! For more information about these events and other special "happenings" in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com. Save Save