April Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

18 April events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

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

Tuesdays in April and May. Art Start is BACK! Swope Art Museum’s Art Start in the Park program is in collaboration with Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department will be on Tuesdays in April and May at Hawthorn Park in the Dogwood Shelter by the playground. Art Start is geared towards ages 3-5 with a caregiver, siblings are welcome. Each week we explore a book together that is about creativity, museums, shapes, colors or artists and then we make an art activity based on the book of the week. This event is FREE thanks to a grant from Terre Haute Day Nursery Fund.

Wednesdays in April, May, June. Join Vigo County Parks and Rec for their Hawthorn Spring Hiking Club on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.! They will be hiking the trails of Hawthorn Park and J.I. Case Wetland Wildlife Refuge totaling approximately 2.5 – 3 miles. It is recommended to wear footwear appropriate for spring weather and bring water from home to stay hydrated while on the trails. Free for all ages! 

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Thursday, April 1. Register for a Wonder Box  from the Vigo County Public Library. Surprise your child with a box full of books, music, movies, games, and more-tailored to their age and interests! Sign up for an age-appropriate Wonder Box and complete the preference form via email. Your custom Wonder Box may include everything from board books to games, craft projects, and even more surprises. Every box will include items to keep, Library materials to return, and instructions on how to return your Wonder Box. Register using your child’s name. Limit one box per registrant. Library card required.

Friday, April 2. Spring Car Parade at Silver Birch of Terre Haute. Residents will be out and waving. Decorate your vehicles and line up behind the building at 2pm. We will drive around the building twice while waving, honking, and making some noise for all our amazing friends!

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Friday, April 9 and Saturday, April 10. Here We Grow Again Spring Sale. 

Did you know that Here We Grow Again sale isn’t just for clothes? You will also be able to stock up on  shoes, toys, cribs, strollers, movies, décor, bikes, books, and everything in between! They even have a maternity section! They are located at the Fairgrounds at 3901 S Hwy 41 Terre Haute, IN!

Saturday, April 10. Glow Party at the Vigo County YMCA. Join the land/water glow dance party. Put on neon or white clothes, bring a friend, and dance to favorite songs! 

Saturday, April 10. Fix-A-Flat Clinic with J’s Bikes. Join the shop for a FREE Spring Fix A Flat Clinic. This clinic will be outside in front of the shop, masks will be required. We will discuss how to identify the causes of flats, how to patch and replace tubes, and how to take off a tire, check for damage and replace it. We will go over basic tire and wheel maintenance.
Please bring your bike or one wheel with the tire on it. This clinic is for beginners and experienced riders. With the spring weather around the corner, every cyclist should be ready for any type of flat!

Saturday, April 10. Thrill of the Orchestra! Experience symphonic excerpts from GREAT music everyone should know, including Light Cavalry Overture, Harry Potter, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, and Fanfare for the Common Man. Rossini’s electric William Tell Overture provides the exclamation point to an exciting evening. Woven into the program are demonstrations of the instruments and their families. To keep our patrons, staff, and musicians safe from the spread of COVID-19, the concert will be presented virtually online. Experience up close video of our talented musicians! The performance will run approximately 75 minutes and will be performed without an intermission.

Saturday, April 10. Crosley Radio Players Show.  Their FIRST show of our 14th season! Saturday, April 10th at the WABASH ACTIVITY CENTER, 5th & Poplar in Terre Haute. They will be recreating episodes of The Lone Ranger, Your Hit Parade, and Our Miss Brooks.

Saturday, April 10 and Saturday, April 24. Kids and Family Clay with Deming Park Pottery. This class is focused on age-appropriate ceramic projects. The younger students will be making simple hand-built pottery like pinch pots, clay sculpture, plates and tiles, ornaments, magnets, wind-chimes, etc. The older students will have the option to work on the pottery wheel. Parents are more than welcome to participate in the class. Pre-registration and masks required. 

Sunday, April 11. Watch The Hunger Games at the Moon Lite Drive-in. This is a dystopian story that explores how imbalanced power leads to corruption. Two tributes from each district in the nation of Panem are forced to fight to the death in a televised production until Katniss Everdeen challenges the status quo. Each car receives free admission and the first 100 cars receive complimentary popcorn. Rated PG-13.

Saturday, April 17. Stand Against Suicide. Bring awareness and help break the stigma that surrounds mental health and reaching out for help. April 17th is a day for commUNITY! Look for volunteers all around the area holding awareness signs and resource tables that will have informational handouts, food, and fun!

Friday, April 23. Discoverers class for ages 3-5 at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Discoverers will engage in stories, songs and play alongside their parent or caregiver during this hour-long science exploration. Play through hands on S.T.E.M. experiences, while increasing their developing language and literacy. Preschool Discoverers love to dive into the messy, the silly, and fun of science all around them.

Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24. Father/Daughter Dance on Friday and Mother/Son Night on Saturday at West Vigo Community Center. Music, games, refreshments. 

Friday, April 23 and Saturday, April 24. Hobnob Hoopla! Market. A bright & happy springtime market event overflowing with fresh, cheerful home goods, vintage finds to brighten up your home & garden, and warm-weather-ready boutique clothing. Plenty of delicious food available + live music on Friday and a cash bar both Friday & Saturday. This year’s Hoopla! will be indoor/outdoor at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute, IN. Parking is ample & free on the grounds. Kids 12 and under are FREE! 

Saturday, April 24. Bike the Wabashiki Trail with Griffin Bike Park Manager and Vigo County Parks and Rec Natural Resource Programmer on an adventurous 10-mile fundraising ride through the river bottoms. Hybrids and mountain bikes are recommended, helmets are required. Clear-lensed glasses suggested. Adult supervision is required for ages 13 and under. Bring a bike light or headlamp to light the trail. Snacks and water provided while supplies last. Payment will be $5 accepted onsite with cash only.

Saturday, April 24. Strassenfest 2021. Advance ticket purchase only! Only 300 tickets will be sold. $15 each/ $7 12 and under. Streamliners Band will play 5-9pm. contact 812-201-4568 for tickets!

Saturday, April 24. Bump! Set! Spike! Youth Volleyball Clinic at the Vigo County YMCA. Boys and girls ages 6-13 can learn basic skills, participate in contests, do drills while having fun. 

Friday, April 30. Kids’ Night Out at the Vigo County YMCA. Snack provided. Please bring a swimsuit and towel. 

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!