50 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! 

April Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Tuesdays. Art Start at the Swope. Art Start will be on Tuesdays from 1-2pm. For children ages 3-5 accompanied by an adult. Classes will be hosted in the Education Center.

Wednesdays. Storytime at 10:00 am at the Vigo County Public Library. Featured storytime on April 5! Be Yourself: A Wabash Valley Community Read Storytime!

April 28, April 29 (two shows!), and April 30. Terre Haute North Musicals Presents: Beauty and the Beast.

Saturday, April 29. Intro to Clay with Deming Park Pottery.

Saturday, April 29. Toy, gear, clothing swap at World Gospel Church. Bring what you can; take what you need. Everything is FREE!

Saturday, April 29. Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA. Healthy Kids Day® is the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids and families. For over 30 years, YMCAs and their communities hosted free community events aimed to inspire kids and families to keep their minds and bodies active throughout the summer months and beyond. Stay tuned for more details, including how to find a Y hosting Healthy Kids Day near you.

Saturday, April 29. Haute Hops and Vines Festival. This event in Terre Haute will feature UNLIMITED SAMPLES & POURS from 20+ Indiana craft breweries, wineries & distilleries from all over the state and beyond! Food trucks will be on the scene! Shop local artists’ booths!

Saturday, April 29. Messy Munchkins at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0-7: Develop your child’s observational and fine motor skills and encourage their creativity at the Messy Munchkins sensory playtime! Let your child dig through the sensory bins to discover new sensations, allow your infant or toddler to play in the exploratory area, and help them create their own DIY sensory bag.

Saturday, April 29. Bridgeton Rendezvous. Living history reenactment, 1750-1840. See trading posts, black powder shoots, tomahawk/knife throwing, a skillet throw, and be sure to check out the hearth cooking at the 1822 Case Log Cabin.

Saturday, April 29. Lakeside Car Show at the Outdoor Recreation Club.

Saturday, April 29. Mother’s Day Market and Food Truck Rally at the Vigo County Fairgrounds. Shop with many different vendors and celebrate moms! With over 100+ Vendors, special gifts for the first 70 guests and great food trucks, wineries and more!

Saturday, April 29. Airport Breakfast. On April 29th from 7-11am the Hoosier Mama Air Race Classic team and Hoosier Aviation are hosting a fly-in/drive-in Pancake Breakfast. They will be collecting donations and tips to help send them on their way. This would be a great way to meet the girls and enjoy some fluffy pancakes!

Featured Event! Brahms and Tchaikovsky.

Saturday, April 29. Brahms and Tchaikovsky at the Terre Haute Symphony. When Elina Rubio debuted as our THSO Concertmaster playing the solos in Scheherazade in 2021, the audience was abuzz with excitement. In our final concert, Elina will be featured in Brahms Violin Concerto. Coleridge-Taylor’s Danse Nègre is light and effervescent, and Tchaikovsky’s 4th Symphony is simply thrilling!

Saturday, April 29. Community Health Fair. FREE! The Terre Haute Community Health Fair is an annual event organized by medical students at the Indiana University School of Medicine-Terre Haute campus.

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

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:

Saturday, April 1. The Vintage Runway Market is back again! This is such a fun market day filled with the best food vendors, clothing boutiques, handmade items, sweet treats and so much more! Come shop with these amazing small businesses and check out a few incredible aircraft while you’re at it! The Spring event will be held at the Terre Haute Regional Airport on Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 9am – 4pm! Tickets are $5 per person and children 12 & under are free.

Featured Event! Musical Treasures

Saturday, April 1. Musical Treasures with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. (Look for the 50% off coupon code!)

Hear GREAT music – many styles and periods drawn from audience requests, familiar favorites, and works featuring our THSO musicians. Both the players and the music are ”Musical Treasures!“

Among the pieces included are: Enescu’s Romanian Rhapsody No. 1, Fauré’s Sicilienne, Rossini’s The Silken Ladder, Smetana’s The Moldau, Mendelssohn’s Fingal’s Cave Overture, Coates’ Knightsbridge March, and even a rockin’ tuba solo performed by Principal Tuba, Glen Dimick!

Saturday, April 1. Boba Time and Taco Luv will be set up at Walmart 46 for their Lawn and Garden Center opening.

Saturday, April 1. Easter Vendor Event at Meadows Shopping Center. Over 100 vendors selling in the atrium!

Saturday, April 1. Fruit tree pruning workshop with Purdue University Extension of Vigo County. Free!

Saturday, April 1. The Truckstop re-opens in 12 Points Terre Haute for the 2023 season.

Saturday, April 1. Friends of the Library book sale at the Vigo County Public Library. 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. Proceeds from your purchases will be used to fund Library programs and services you enjoy!

Saturday, April 1. Donation-Based Community Yoga with Illumination Wellness Co. Every Saturday from 9am-10am! Bring a cash donation an support a local non-profit every week.

Monday, April 3. Teen Mario Party at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12–19: Race to get the most stars—and sabotage your opponents—in Mario Party Superstars! Sixteen players will compete in four fast-paced rounds of classic Mario Party gameboards and mini-games, with the winners of each round competing for the Grand Finale prize.

Wednesday, April 5. Intro to Robotics and Advanced Robotics with Haute Create at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 15 & Up: Programming a robot might sound challenging—even intimidating—but it’s easier than you think! Discover CircuitPython, a beginner-friendly programming language that will allow you to turn on motors, direct movement, and even turn corners with a small robot.

Thursday, April 6. Lego Lab with the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 6–11: Challenge your child’s construction skills, teamwork abilities, and creativity at Lego® Lab! Every month, your child can attempt the monthly challenge’s theme or build their own designs. At the end of the evening, spend a few minutes touring everyone’s designs and learn how others solved problems in their own builds. Your child’s design will be part of a month-long display in Youth Services.

Thursday, April 6. After School Story Break at the WEST branch of the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 6 –10: Listen as stories come alive with After School Story Break! Your child can enjoy an after-school snack while listening to unique characterizations from their favorite books while you socialize with other parents. After storytime, explore the contents of the book through games and crafts.

Looking for Easter fun? Check out our 2023 guide!

Saturday, April 8. Highland-Church Easter Block Party. Join for bounce houses, food, popcorn, cotton candy, face painting, & MORE! Free to the community; everyone is welcome!

Saturday, April 8. Empathy Builders at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0–10: Everyone wants to fit in with their friends and families, but sometimes you must embrace the traits that make you different! Encourage your child to explore their own differences with stories, songs, rhymes, and a self-guided art project at Empathy Builders.

Sunday, April 9. Easter Brunch at O’Shaughnessy Dining Hall at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods.

Tuesday, April 11. Time Travelers Visit the Hippodrome Theater. On April 11, Time Travelers will be given the opportunity to tour this downtown landmark. Chandeliers and ornamental plaster of the outer and inner lobbies give way to the stunning theater auditorium and stage replete with historic drops that transform the space. Even the lower-level dressing rooms will be open. Come experience the theater where vaudevillian greats such as Al Jolson, Jack Benny, Will Rogers, Ralph Bellamy, Bob Hope, The Marx Brothers, Buffalo Bill Blossom Seeley, and George Burns & Gracie Allen commanded audiences.

Wednesday, April 12. Bingo by the Books at the WEST branch of the Vigo County Public Library. Gather with your friends and neighbors for refreshments and be ready to shout, “Bingo!” as you play traditional and non-traditional bingo games with the chance to win prizes. Bingo cards and number makers will be provided.

Wednesday, April 12. Wayback Wednesday Teen Movie and Craft Night at the Vigo County Public Library. Napoleon Dynamite. Ages 12–19: Napoleon Dynamite is a socially awkward daydreamer and loner who befriends two other outcasts, Deb and Pedro, at his high school in a small Idaho town in this quirky teen classic. While you’re watching, create your own mythical creature or design a class president poster.

Wednesday, April 12. Registration ends for the April sessions of swim lessons at Rose-Hulman. Scroll to the “2023 Swimming Lessons” section of the rec sports website!

Friday, April 14. Mack’s New Market Sip and Sneak Peak. Explore handmade, vintage and antique vendor booths for the 2023 Spring Mack’s New Market for the Home.

Featured Event! Oliver Jr!

Friday, April 14-Sunday, April 16. Oliver Jr. performed by Terre Haute Children’s Theater at Woodrow Wilson Middle School.

Friday, April 14-Sunday, April 16. Terre Haute Here We Grow Again consignment sale (at 1100 Girl Scout Lane behind the Terre Haute YMCA) under new ownership! Shop thousands of new and gently used kids items from newborn to teen! New this year: women’s active wear and “mom” shirt section at the sale!

Featured Event! Grace Gala

Friday, April 14 and Saturday, April 15. Grace Gala by Mt. Pleasant Church.

Grace Gala is a prom like event for students and adults (14 and older) with special needs. This annual event is the best party of the entire year. The event will take place on TWO nights (Friday, April 14th from 6-9 p.m. and Saturday, April 15th from 4-7 p.m.). We have decided to do an earlier evening on Saturday for some of our guests who may need to get back home for medications and bedtime routines. Please coordinate with any friends your guest might want to attend with and pick ONE evening that works best for you and your loved one or consumer. We will cap each evening at 125 guests and will have outside activities as well (weather permitting). We will also be offering a take home option for those guests that may not be able to attend in person. 

The evening includes a party bus, a respite room for parents and caregivers, a DJ, and so much more: Register as a guest here!

If you are interested in volunteering, they would love to have you serve in one of their many volunteer positions. You can sign up to serve by going to bit.ly/GraceGalaVolunteer2023.

Saturday, April 15. Community Cork Hunt with WaterTower Estates Winery. Each location will have a unique “cork” (QR code) displayed in their business. Scan the code, fill out the info, & earn an entry into a drawing for one of 12 gift baskets!

Saturday, April 15. Swamp Stomp at Hawthorn Park. The Swamp Stomp is a 5-mile run and a 4-mile walk. There is also a 1-mile fun run option. Five and 4-mile options begin at 10 a.m. and the 1-mile begins at 9:45 a.m. The race itself is run on the trails of Hawthorn Park. The trails are generally in good shape however the weather can always make it a bit swampy so look out for alligators. The course is always well marked with plenty of course volunteers. And enjoy a post-race breakfast taco bar!

Saturday, April 15. World Art Day Community Event. Live music, food, trucks, art activities, community resource info, and more!

Saturday, April 15. Journey to the Roots. Global Night is an event where leaders bring different Africans cultures, Food, and Dances together to present to the Terre Haute community.

Saturday, April 15. Petcare Animal Hospital Vaccine Clinic.

Saturday, April 15. Terre Haute Children’s Museum Top Chefs –Takin’ it to the Beach! The time has come for the 15th annual Terre Haute Children’s Museum Top Chefs event, scheduled for Saturday, April 15. For the past 14 years, 100+ local leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit sectors have shared their favorite recipes with our guests at THCM Top Chefs. In addition to serving up good food, they have also raised vital funds for the Terre Haute Children’s Museum! The theme this year is “Takin’ it to the Beach.” As with many businesses and nonprofits, the past few years have been rough for the Museum. But, with your support, we have survived, and we continue to be a place for learning and fun in the Wabash Valley. Thank you for investing in the Museum and the families we serve. The funds raised by THCM Top Chefs are helping us plan for a bright future at the Museum.

Saturday, April 15. Super Mario Skate at the Wigwam. Mario and Luigi Live!

Saturday, April 15. Mack’s New Market. Vintage, handmade, and home decor items!

Tuesday, April 18. Japanese Folktales at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0–9: Folktales are more than just entertaining—they can provide valuable insights into another culture’s customs and history, broaden your child’s view of the world, and help them develop a better appreciation for their own heritage! Yukiko Takahashi, Japanese Program Coordinator and Instructor from Indiana State University, will introduce your child to Momotarō and his animal friends, explain who first gave the Jizo their straw hats, and explore the fate of the fisherman Urashima Tarō through stories, discussion, and examples of authentic Japanese materials and books. 

Tuesday, April 18. Adventure Concerts with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. Adventure Concerts are a special educational concert opportunity for elementary students to explore the orchestra, both in the classroom and in the concert hall. This program includes two concerts performed at Tilson Auditorium annually for thousands of 4th graders, private school students, and homeschool students in the Wabash Valley followed by Google Meet engagement sessions allowing students to meet directly with our professional musicians. This year’s performances will take place on April 18, 2023 at Tilson Auditorium on the campus of Indiana State University. All 4th grade classes from Vigo County Public Schools are automatically registered for the 9:30am performance. Our 11am (Eastern) performance for non-VCSC public schools, private schools, and homeschool students is now FULL. We have added a 1pm (Eastern) concert.

Tuesday, April 18. Open House for the Educational Heritage Association. Celebrating 21 years of collecting artifacts from schools (past and present) in Vigo County.

Featured event!

Wednesday, April 19. Earth Day Celebration at ISU. Earth Day is a national celebration of the land that we collectively inhabit and its purpose is to recognize our impact on the land. ISU has celebrated Earth Day for the past 14 years with a large gathering of students, staff, faculty, and community members. This celebration has expanded beyond the one-day event into a week-long celebration with multiple events. We work with many campus and community partners to put on these events and have a breadth of sustainability experiences during the week. Earth Week has programs and activities that celebrate and provide education about sustainability centered on the wellbeing of our society, economy, and planet. Our programming is centered on the three components of sustainability – social, environmental, economic – and the interconnected systems that impact healthy and sustainable communities. We also want to highlight and uplift campus and community events that focus on the wellbeing of our society, economy, and planet. Join on Wednesday, April 19 from 11am-2pm for ISU’s 15th Annual Earth Day Celebration. Meet with ISU faculty, staff and students to see how we are promoting sustainability. Visit with local area businesses and organizations to learn about sustainable products and services and how you can get in involved.

Wednesday, April 19. Culpepper and Merriweather Circus is coming to Casey, IL.

Friday, April 7, 14, and 21. Ready to Read Storytime at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0–5: Whether you’re looking to bond with your little one, meet new friends, or prepare for their first day at Kindergarten, you can capture your child’s imagination at Ready to Read Storytime. At Ready to Read Storytime, your child will learn new words and sounds, practice good listening and social skills, and develop fine motor skills with music, dance, and songs.

Thursday, April 20. Try This Teens: Eco Crafts with the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12–19: Repurpose everyday items into creative and personal art at Try This Teens. Spend time at three different stations, using paint swatches, construction paper, recycled library books, and newspapers to create pointillist and abstract art, garlands, models, miniature books, and flower bouquets.

Thursday, April 20. After School Story Break at the WEST branch of the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 6 –10: Listen as stories come alive with After School Story Break! Your child can enjoy an after-school snack while listening to unique characterizations from their favorite books while you socialize with other parents. After storytime, explore the contents of the book through games and crafts.

Thursday, April 20. Lego Lab with the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 6–11: Challenge your child’s construction skills, teamwork abilities, and creativity at Lego® Lab! Every month, your child can attempt the monthly challenge’s theme or build their own designs. At the end of the evening, spend a few minutes touring everyone’s designs and learn how others solved problems in their own builds. Your child’s design will be part of a month-long display in Youth Services.

Friday, April 21-April 23. Frankenstein: A New Musical with Rose Drama Club. In his quest to discover the secret of life, Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, creates a human of his own design that turns out to instead be a horrifying beast. This is no “Hollywood monster,” but a flesh-and-blood man who, while terrifying in appearance, grows to become articulate, cunning, and thirsting for revenge upon the creator who abandoned him. A tragic love story and exploration of humanity, Frankenstein: The Musical breathes new life into the world-renowned story of man and creator pitted against one another in epic battle

Saturday, April 22. Record Store Day at The Local Vinyl in 12 Points. Shopping and live music! 

Saturday, April 22. Earth Day Celebration at Dewey Point. Join the VCPRD as we celebrate Earth Day! Explore the Wabashiki FWA on a bike or kayak on your own or take a bike ride around Wabashiki FWA guided by our Griffin Bike Park Manager. 

Saturday, April 22. Earth Day Festival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Join for the much-anticipated return of the White Violet Center for Eco-Justice and Sisters of Providence Earth Day Festival at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods! Immerse yourself in nature at our beautiful Woods while enjoying the many activities. There’s something for everyone from nature shows and earth-related craft activities for the kids, to spinning, weaving and felting demonstrations and visits with the alpacas that provide the fiber. There will be exhibits, tours of the organic gardens and horse barns and much, much more. Enjoy unique foods from a variety of food trucks and vendors. Be sure to bring your refillable water bottles for our free and eco-friendly water station. And the Sisters of Providence will be hosting a bake sale with homemade baked good of all kinds! The festival begins at 11 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m. Saint Mary-of-the-Woods is located 10 minutes northwest of downtown Terre Haute, Indiana. Suggested donation: $10 per car.

Saturday, April 22. Bidding for the Big Cats in 12 Points. Raffle Baskets, Silent Auction, Online Live Auction, Local Food Trucks, and more! Exotic Feline Rescue Center merchandise will be available for sale onsite.

Saturday, April 22. Riley Lions Club presents “Second Chance Prom.” Get out the old prom dress and dress to impress!

Saturday, April 22. Finding Your Family Workshop: Lunch and Lineage with the Vigo County Public Library. Join experienced genealogists, Vikki Sordean and Donna Adams as they demonstrate navigation techniques for two major family research websites and how to utilize the information to the max. Lunch will be provided, along with research materials.

Saturday, April 22. Pack your bags, the Terre Haute Women’s Club is taking you on another trip AROUND THE WORLD! Guests will pick up a passport upon arrival at the ISU Hulman Center. From there, they will set sail to different countries around the concourse, tasting small bites + drink pairings from local restaurants, while getting their passport stamped at each destination. We will end our 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! All proceeds from this event benefit the Terre Haute Women’s Club Shoe Bus Project. To find out more about this organization you can visit our website at www.TerreHauteWomensClub.com

Saturday, April 22. Teenage volunteers needed! Are you 12-to-18 years old? Come share your time and talents with our retired Sisters of Providence at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods and health care residents. Visit with elder sisters and help them with activities such as Bingo, exercise, baking, attending events and more. Your presence will brighten a sisters’ day! Each opportunity is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Teens will gather at 9 a.m. in the lobby of Providence Spirituality and Conference Center at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that allow you to be mobile. Lunch is provided.

Sunday, April 23. Wabashiki Cleanup. Trash bag and gloves will be supplied!