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Tippecanoe County area outdoor happenings, June 21-22

Play animal detective at the state park; know your tracks.  Scenes of Wolf Park.
Play animal detective at the state park; know your tracks. Scenes of Wolf Park.
Rosemary Halsema

Wabash Riverfest (link) is coming up. Would you like to volunteer? Wabash River Enhancement Corp. (link) is looking for a few good folks to help out. Contact: (link). You can also register for the Water Drop 5K Run/Walk and the kids Water Droplet Kids Run.

Remember that the Columbian Park Zoo is free (link).

Note on Prophetstown State Park (link), trails 3 and 4 are currently flooded and have limited access. Gate fee is $6 per in state car, $8 out of state, or use your state park pass ($40 available at the gate, good at all Indiana state parks.) Gate fee includes the farm when it is open (8-5 during the summer).

June 21: Hollyhock Festival, Centennial Park (link), (6th and Brown), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Free. Kids activities.

June 21: Prophetstown State Park night program, Leave it to Beaver, 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Meet at the campground shower building. Bring a lawn chair.

June 21: Wolf howl night at Wolf Park (link)

June 21: Taste of Tippecanoe (link), downtown Lafayette, 4 p.m. to midnight. Gate fee charged. This event is the major fund raiser for Tippecanoe Arts. Great food and music.

June 22: Prophetstown State Park, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Animal Detectives Craft and Hike. Meet at the campground shower building for this program. The program will include a hike and a cast of an animal track.

June 22: Prophetstown State Park, 3-5 p.m. Quail and Grasses Walk. Meet at the far east end parking lot, near the overlook. This hike will be through prairie grass, watch for the quail. The quail population has grown steadily since the park restored the prairie from agricultural land.