August Fun for Kids in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

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August Fun for Kids in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Fun Things to Do in August

 

 

August 12. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Cub Scout Welcome Night at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. The Cub Scout program offers a variety of activities from traditional Scouting and to STEM-based activities. Register for Scouting at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum and receive FREE museum admission! Current Scouting families will receive a discounted $5 entry.

August 12. 5:00-11:59 p.m. CDT. Marshall, Illinois. Night Out on the National Road. Free night swimming at the Marshall Public Pool from 9pm until midnight. Bounce houses, K-9 demonstrations, petting zoo, rock climbing wall, and more.

August 13. 1:00 p.m. Afternoon with the Butterflies. The monarch species is declining.  Learn how to draw them to your property and make a butterfly feeder to put in your garden.  Registration required.  $2.00 craft fee. Dobbs Park.

August 13. Rescheduled date for 4th Annual Hot Air Balloon Show in Lake Waveland Park. Cancelled due to rain and thunderstorms.

August 13. Story time at the Open Door Christian Bookstore. 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m. Event includes story (including puppets), craft, and a snack. Pre-register by calling the store at (812) 238-1047 or simply come in and purchase your ticket ahead of time. $1 per child. This event has been canceled due to lack of participation.

August 13. 8:00 p.m. Fairbanks Park. Outdoor community band concert. Theme: “Around the World in 60 Minutes.” FREE.

August 16. Art Start preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly book theme: Colorful Dreamer: The Story of Artist Henri Matisse. Read more about this fun and FREE activity here! 

August 19. Kidz Night Out at Terre Haute Bricks 4 Kidz. $25 for first child. $15 for each additional sibling. Pizza, games, projects, and of course, loads of LEGO® bricks for all the creativity and building their minds can imagine. Theme: Summer Mash-Up and Back-to-School Party.

August 19. 5:30-8:00 p.m. Big Fun Band and Ribs on the River. The Big Fun Band is a compilation of Wabash Valley musicians who are challenged by and enjoy the addition of brass.

August 20. Summer in the Village. Fowler Park Pioneer Village. 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Visit with pioneers in the village cabins to learn about 19th century skills and daily life. FREE!

August 20. 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Grab a team and a smartphone and register for the 1st annual Haute Hunt–an urban scavenger hunt in downtown Terre Haute. Early Registration: $25 per person. Day of Event: $30 per person. Children 14 and under are free

August 20. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Corn Festival at Baesler’s Market. Come out for some Hoosier Homegrown corn on the cob on the grill and demos from Hoosier Popcorn Company.

August 23. 10:30 a.m. Tot Time at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Theme: spiders. FREE with admission or membership. Read why we don’t want you to attend Tot Time here.

August 23. Art Start preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly book theme: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky’s Abstract Art. Read more about this fun and FREE activity here! 

August 25. 6:30 p.m. Scout registration event. Elementary school age boys are invited to start the adventure of a lifetime! Sign-ups will be at each elementary school in Vigo, Vermillion, Parke, Clay, Putnam, and Sullivan counties. Registration through 2017 is $35. If your child joins on the night of the sign-up event, he gets to take home a free rocket!

August 26-August 28. Scheid Diesel Extravaganza. Wabash Valley Fairgrounds.

August 27.  Block Party. Downtown Terre Haute. Get a sneak peek of the fun to be had in our 2016 Downtown Terre Haute Block Party post!

August 27. This event was rescheduled from August 13th! 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Dad’s Day at Fowler Park. The location has changed to Griffin Bike Park. We will meet at what used to be known as Fowler Park’s Wilderness Area off Bono Road. Cross your fingers for great weather. Let us know if you will be coming on August 27th. Each participant will take home a fossil to remember this day with dad. FREE.

August 27. 12:00 p.m. CDT. Airshow at Coles County Memorial Airport in Mattoon, Illinois.

August 28. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Open house at Clayshire Castle in Bowling Green. Tours, light refreshments, and musical entertainment.

August 30. Art Start preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly book theme: Seen Art? Read more about this fun and FREE activity here! 

As always, please double check event info before making your plans. Details can and do change! We’ll update this page as new information becomes available to us, so check the calendar often! 

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The fun has ended for these great events:

August 2. Art Start preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly book theme: Regina’s Big Mistake. Read more about this fun and FREE activity here! 

August 2. 5:00-8:00 p.m. National Night Out. Enjoy refreshments, demonstrations of law enforcement and giveaways for free school supplies. Fairbanks park.

August 3. 3:00-6:00 p.m. Water Fun Day at Deming Park. Join us for family fun with water! We will have a giant slip-n-slide, water gun fights, water balloon volleyball, and foam pit. FREE!

August 3.  Summer cooking class for kids at Deming Park Torner Center. Theme: “Breakfast Goodies.” $7/ class or 5 classes for $30. Call 812-232-0147 to register. Ages 4-8 9:00 am-10:00 am and Ages 9-12. 1:00-2:00 p.m.

August 5. Sundown. Free showing of Zootopia. Hawthorn Park: Dogwood Shelter.

August 5. 2:00-4:00 p.m. Puppy Paint and Play at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Ages 5+. $20.

August 5. 5:00-8:00 p.m. Summer Block Party from Valley Professionals.  Entertainment, obstacle course, artwork, face painting, games, and food. FREE and open to the public. Sportland Park. Clinton, Indiana.

August 5. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Celebrate the “Dog Days of Summer” during the Downtown First Friday festivities!  Local author Susan Rozgony will be at the children’s museum to do a reading of her recently published book, Lucky Linden.  Linden, the star of the book, will be here to meet our visitors!

August 6. 12:00-1:00 p.m. Cooking class for parents. Tips, recipes and tricks to packing delicious and nutritious lunches to send to school with your child. Soda, Rex Coffee, tea and water will be provided.
Class includes all supplies, food and recipes. $30 per person or $55 per couple. Clabber Girl.

August 6. 8:00 p.m. Fairbanks Park. Outdoor community band concert. Theme: “2nd Star on the Right and Straight on Till Morning.” FREE.

August 6. 8:00-11:00 a.m. Downtown History Walk. Bring the kids for some family fun! Start at the future home of the Vigo County History Center at 929 Wabash Avenue and follow the map to hear history come alive at each stop on your walk. Adults are $40, students 12yrs and older are $25, children under 12 yrs old are free

August 6. 5:00-6:30 p.m. Back to School Bash at United Methodist Temple. Enjoy Carnival Games, Prizes, Fire Safety Demonstrations, Snow Cones, Popcorn, Coney Dogs, Nachos, Petting Zoo, Bounce House.

August 8. Busy Bugs at Deming Park. 9:30-11:00 a.m. Ages 5-12. $5 per class. Call the Torner Center at 812-232-0147 to register.

August 9. 10:30 a.m. Tot Time at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Theme: Butterflies. FREE with admission or membership. Read why we don’t want you to attend Tot Time here.

August 9. Art Start preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly book theme: The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. Read more about this fun and FREE activity here! 

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