150 Free or Cheap Things to Do in the Wabash Valley This Summer!

If you want to have a summer of awesome memories, you need this post.


Because sometime this summer you’re going to find yourself wondering things like…

“When are the free summer movies?”

“What time is the pool or splash pad open today?”

“Where do we go to watch fireworks?”

“Is the fair in town?”

“What’s going on this weekend?”

And this post should be all you need to answer those pressing summer questions! This is the ULTIMATE guide to enjoying summer! 

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92 days of Summer Fun

150 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Terre Haute

It’s hot out there! Stay cool by taking in one of the free or cheap summer movies showing this summer in the Wabash Valley. Drive-ins, dive-ins, free showings, and more!

Free or cheap summer movies in the Wabash Valley!


Did you know that kids bowl for FREE all summer long?! Find registration links and more info in our Kids Bowl Free post!

Kids bowl free all summer long throughout the U.S.!

Want to know more about local u-pick berry patches? Check out this post!

Wabash Valley Strawberry Patches and u-pick farms

There are a handful of days in Terre Haute that are just too perfect to eat inside. Make the most of this gorgeous weather by putting our outdoor eating guide to good use.

20 places to eat outside in Terre Haute

This guide to local pools and splash pads will keep your kids happy, cool, and tired this summer.

Terre Haute Pools: Places to swim in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

You don’t have to go all the way to Florida to hit the beach! Check out our list of Wabash Valley Beaches.

Indiana beaches

We love the Saturday morning Farmers’ Market! Have you been?

We found 8 great reasons why your family should join the Vigo County Public Library Summer Reading Program. See them all here! 

Did you know we have a FAMILY TRAVEL section on our website? Use this category to find some great vacation ideas for midwest families!

Midwest Vacation Ideas

Too hot or rainy to play outside? We have an indoor play place guide just for you!

Wabash Valley Indoor Entertainment Guide


If your kids want to focus on a hobby and/or you need them out of the house for a few hours (or days) then you need our Summer Camp Guide!

Last but not least, you’ll want to refer to our Wabash Valley event calendar often! If you want date-specific information, this calendar should be the first thing you check when you’re planning your weekly fun! We update it whenever we receive new info, so check it often!

As always, if and when you hear of more fun ideas, send them our way via email or facebook. We love hearing from you!


Things to do in summer in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley