April Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

40 April Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Looking for things to do in Terre Haute? As the weather warms up, we expect to see more and more outdoor events popping up all over the area. Forecast says: it’s a great season to live in Terre Haute! 

Friday, April 22.  EARTHlings in collaboration with the City of Terre Haute have created a Sustainability Commission. To celebrate the earth day, we are planning for a march on April 22nd (Earth Day). This march will start at the VCPL (public library) parking. We will take Poplar Street and walk to the courthouse where there will be a couple of speeches from young people. Then we will walk back to the library parking. You can carry signs and slogans about the environment/climate action or your own business/organization’s banner in support of climate action in Terre Haute. 

Friday, April 22. Explore the Vigo County Parks Hike. Join Explore the Vigo County Parks Hikes for a different park and trail each month. Distances will vary depending on the park and trail chosen. It is recommended to wear footwear appropriate for the season and to bring water from home to stay hydrated while on the trail. 

Saturday, April 23. Princess Party with Terre Haute North Interact. Snacks, crafts, and the chance to meet real princesses and superheroes! 

Saturday, April 23. Childcare Provider Appreciation Event. Giveaways and door prizes, professional development opportunities, refreshments. FREE! 

Saturday, April 23. Start Up Food Truck Workshop.

Saturday, April 23. Explore Wabashiki Kayak Event. Join Vigo County Parks Rec Coordinator Saturday, April 23rd from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Wabashiki Fish and Wildlife Area for a trial basis hourly kayak rental program! There are eight available kayaks for rent at $10/hour. The last rental group will go out at 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 23. Record Store Day at The Local Vinyl in 12 Points. Shopping and live music! 

Saturday, April 23. Booze for Shoes. Guests will pick up a passport upon arrival at the ISU Hulman Center. From there, they will jet off to different countries (Sweden, India, Italy, & Japan) around the concourse, tasting small bites + drink pairings from Federal Coffee + Fine Foods, Taj Mahal, Pilonis, & Sushi Umi while getting their passport stamped at each destination. End your trip at the glass atrium where guests can enjoy dessert, dueling pianos from the Poplar Pub, snap their passport photos, sip on signature cocktails, watch live cigar rolling, win a door prize, and take a look inside our shoe bus!

Saturday, April 23. Community Health Fair. FREE! Learn more about all areas of health and wellness! There will be over 60 organizations represented, activities for adults and children, and giveaways.

Saturday, April 23. Terre Haute Convention Center Opening Gala

Saturday, April 23. Vintage Runway Market. Spring Vendor Event at the Terre Haute Regional Airport. Clothing boutiques, wineries, sweets, food trucks, and more. 

Thursday, April 28. Teen board game night at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12-19: Challenge your friends to a favorite board game or a try new card game at Teen Board Game Night. 

Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30. Spring Plant Sale with White Violet Center for Eco-Justice. Gardeners and plant enthusiasts are invited to shop for organically grown vegetable, flower and herb plants. This year we have added dahlia tubers. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.

Saturday, April 30. Haute Hops and Vines Festival. Inaugural ‘Haute Hops & Vines Fest’ on Saturday, April 30th from 1:00pm – 5:00pm at South 9th St between Terre Haute Brewing Co and Afterburner Brewery. This event is happening rain or shine!

Saturday, April 30. Strassenfest 2022. Band, vendors, rain or shine! 

Saturday, April 30. Healthy Kids Day at the Vigo County YMCA. Join us on April 30th from 9 AM until Noon for a morning packed full of fun! Vendors and sponsors will be announced throughout next week so stay tuned to our FaceBook page! We will be giving away bikes, gift cards, and prizes! Clay County friends, the Clay County YMCA hosts their Healthy Kids’ Day on the 30th as well! 

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We want to help you find things to do in Terre Haute with kids, but typos happen and event details change. Please confirm information with hosting organizations before making your plans. Haute Happenings does not approve or evaluate the safety measures organizations do or do not take in the time of Covid-19. Please make wise and safe decisions for your family and our community! 


The fun has ended for these great events:

Friday, April 1. Register for kits with the Vigo County Public Library. Sticker Your Story, Number Recognition, and Teen “Make and Take” Poetry. 

Friday, April 1. Wonderlab Presents: Epic Cold at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 5-11: What happens when you freeze a banana to 320 degrees below zero? Can you shatter a rubber ball? Find out with Wonderlab and their cool science experiments using nitrogen-a colorless, odorless gas that turns into a liquid at extremely cold temperatures. 

Saturday, April 2. Kick Butts at 12 Points. Cigarette Butt Clean Up in 12 Points. 

Saturday, April 2. Work in the ReThink “Community Rocks” Vegetable Garden. 

Saturday, April 2. Intro to Soldering at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 13 & Up: Soldering is a multi-purpose technique which will allow you to build electronics, make repairs, and create crafts! In Intro to Soldering, you will pick up this valuable skill and learn how to use the Haute Create soldering stations safely by making your own DIY synthesizer.

Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. Friends of the Library Book Sale. Shop for books, DVDs, CDs, and more at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. Thousands of items will be available at low prices, from current bestsellers to your favorite classics. Your purchases will allow the Friends fund the Library programs and services you enjoy!

Saturday, April 2. 4th annual Terre Haute Bird Festival. Live birds of prey demonstration, Hummingbird Migration Mishaps life-sized board game, crafts, guided bird hikes through Dobbs Park. 

Saturday, April 2. Deming Park Pottery hosts an “Intro to Wheel/Hand-Building Clay Class” 

Saturday, April 2. Youth Mixer at the Pride Center. 

Monday, April 4. Big Read Film: Beloved at the Vigo County Public Library. Eighteen years after tragedy, Sethe, her daughter Denver, and Paul D discover a mysterious young woman known only as “Beloved” in this haunting adaptation of Toni Morrison’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel. Refreshments will be available. Rated R.

Wednesday, April 6. Bouquet Class with Max and Honey in 12 Points. 

Wednesday, April 6. Teen Movie Night: Encanto at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12-19: The Madrigal family lives in a magical house hidden in the mountains of Columbia and protects their village, their Encanto, with their special gifts-except Mirabel. When Mirabel realizes the Encanto‘s magic is at risk, she might be her family’s only hope to save their magic.

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Friday, April 8, Saturday, April 9, and Sunday, April 10. Seussical Jr with Terre Haute Children’s Theater. 

Friday, April 8. Date night pottery class with Deming Park Pottery. 

Friday, April 8. Ready to Read Storytime at the WEST branch of the Vigo County Public Library. 

Saturday, April 9. Craft and Story Time at Little Bear Coffee. 

Saturday, April 9. 10:00 am-1:00 pm. Grand opening of the Terre Haute Convention Center. Abbi Scott will sing National Anthem, RHIT Color Guard will present the flags, they will have face painting, basketball hoops, ISU athletes, THPD vehicles and dogs, and more outside along Wabash Avenue (street will be closed from 7th to 9th). Inside is a Business Expo featuring area businesses that want to promote/sell their products and services. They will will also have mock set ups so folks can view different styles of seating in the ballroom, Hi99 live broadcast, their very own food sampling, free commemorative gift for the first 1000 people, building tours, and more.

Saturday, April 9. LGBBQ at the Pride Center. $5 to sample all BBQ. 

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Saturday, April 9. Disney in Concert: Magical Music from the Movies. Arguably the most anticipated concert of the 2021-2022 season, the THSO is bringing your favorite Disney music back to Terre Haute on April 9, 2022! Come be enchanted by Disney in Concert Magical Music from the Movies with the THSO, conductor Dr. David Bowden, projected video clips from iconic Disney films, and four leading vocalists. Every new generation has a favorite Disney musical, whether it’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, The Lion King, or Frozen. And then there are the classics, from a Mary Poppins medley to the “Yo ho” of Pirates of the Caribbean. When everyone joins together for memorable moments and melodies that Mouseketeers of all ages know by heart, it feels like a small world, after all.

Saturday, April 9. Terre Haute Children’s Museum Top Chefs. It’s time to lace up your tennis shoes and hit the basketball court for the Terre Haute Children’s Museum Top Chefs 2022, scheduled for Saturday, April 9. After several years away, this signature fundraising event for the Terre Haute Children’s Museum is coming home to the Hulman Center.

Looking for Easter fun? Check out the Haute Happenings guide to egg hunts, bunny photos, and “Egg My Yard” fundraisers!

Monday, April 11. Register for Eco-Kits: Beeswax Paper from the Vigo County Public Library. Reduce your family’s plastic use and save money by replacing disposable sandwich bags and plastic wrap! This Eco-Kit contains everything you will need to create your own easy-to-make beeswax paper, which is perfect for wrapping sandwiches, snacks, and more

Tuesday, April 12. Jackbox Party Game Night at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12-19: Grab your smartphone or tablet to prevent an alien invasion with Jackbox Games®’ Push the Button or pick another game from a Jackbox Party Game® pack! Jackbox Games® are multiplayer games where you will work with others to solve puzzles, answer trivia questions, or create and define new words. If you don’t have a smart device, you can borrow one from the Teen Space to play.

Tuesday, April 12. Stand Against Suicide Event. Team of Mercy is hosting a Stand Against Suicide event in the 12 Points area again. Our goal for this event is to bring awareness and help break the stigma that surrounds mental health and reach learn how to reach out for help.

Saturday, April 16. Swamp stomp through the trails of Hawthorn Park. Watch out for alligators! 

Wednesday, April 20. Big Read Storytime at the Vigo County Public Library. When Patty, Mickey, and Liza Sue don’t follow all the rules, the adults around them decide it would be best to lock them into a big, brown box filled with toys, beanbag chairs, and comic books—but is that what the three of them want? Written by NEA 2022 Big Read author Toni Morrison and her son Slade, The Big Box asks what freedom is if people can’t express themselves fully. After storytime, you and your child can discover their creativity with a cardboard craft.