Back-to-School Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

What better way to end summer and ease into a new school year than with back-to-school events and end-of-summer parties?

Keep in mind, many of these events are open only to students who live in the district of the hosting organization. Please plan accordingly!

Back to School Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley


August 4. Paris, Illinois. This highly interactive health and wellness expo will take place from 9 am to 1 pm in the Paris Clinic. The free event will feature interactive displays and health information from more than 10 local organizations, plus multiple departments of the hospital. School physicals, sports physicals, and immunizations are optional and normal copays for services provided will apply. Other attractions will include games, giveaways, a free photo booth, and face painting. Attendees will be eligible to receive free school supplies.

August 6. Back-to-School Party at Crankys Burgers, Birds, and Billiards. Karaoke and the chance to win a backpack.

August 10. Back to School Weekend at Highland Church in West Terre Haute. Free activities, backpacks, and school supplies.

August 13. Kids Day- National Health Center Week-Under the Big Top. Free family community event. Free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts, popcorn, snow cones, and photo booth. The first 225 kids will each receive a free t-shirt.

August 25. 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. We Live at Rose Park. “We Live “hosted by Hamilton Center is back again in 2018! Join us for another fun afternoon of free food, haircuts, giveaways, and so much more!


The fun has ended for these great events:

July 26, 27, and 28 at American Rental Terre Haute. 200 backpacks to divide and giveaway along with some food, drinks, good music and our fingers are crossed that we will be offering FREE HAIRCUTS for school kids (K-12) needing a cut before the BIG day Back to School!

July 27. Summer Reading Finale at the Vigo County Public Library. Note: this is a super-fun, end-of-summer celebration not a school supply event.

July 28. Back to School at Faith Wesleyan in Terre Haute. Lunch, clothes, backpacks, face painting, and bounce houses.

July 28. Clay County Back-to-School Bash. This is a FREE event for all Clay Community Schools Students! Includes free haircuts, free food, free immunizations, free backpacks, and free bounce houses.

July 28. Marshall, Illinois. Bring your Mattoon school kids to the Marshall Avenue Christian Church Back to School Bash on Saturday, July 28 from 11:00 a.m. until supplies run out. We have several different items to help fulfill your child’s school supply needs. This event will not fill your complete list, but is an excellent start! PLEASE NOTE: Children MUST BE PRESENT with a parent or guardian to receive supplies. A walking taco lunch will also be provided.

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