July Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Grab your family calendar and make plans for summer fun! We’ve found the following July events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley in 2023.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS IN July in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Featured Event! July 17-29. Taste Terre Haute. It’s the tastiest time to live in Terre Haute! The Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce has worked with local eateries and bars to offer you exclusive “taste” menus and deals! Find details and menus on the chamber website!

July 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, and 30. The Music Man with Maple Ave United Methodist Church.

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July 28 and July 29. Wabash Valley Lemonade Day. This is a FREE program offered by Chances And Services for Youth! Fun fact: Kids who engage in entrepreneurial activities develop essential life skills like adaptability, resilience, and self- motivation! Why not start a classic lemonade stand? It’s a fun, hands-on way for your little ones to learn about marketing, customer service, and money management. 

Saturday, July 29. Ice Cream Social with Memorial United Methodist Church.

Saturday, July 29. Back-to-school carnival at Haute City Center. Free carnival games, face painting, cotton candy.

Saturday, July 29. Children and families are invited to Rose Park the annual “We Live!” back-to-school bash!

Saturday, July 29. Meadows Community Parking Lot Sale.

Saturday, July 29. Registration deadline for Kiddie Kicks and fall soccer with Vigo County Youth Soccer Association.

Monday, July 31. Drive-in Back to School at the Moon Lite. Gates will open at 8 and Matilda will show at 9:30. This event is FREE and open to the public!

Recurring July Events

    • Wednesdays and Fridays. Junior Time Travelers at the Vigo County History Center.
    • Fridays. Ready to Read. Outdoor story time at the West Branch of the Vigo County Public Library.
    • Fridays. Journey to the Moon: Summer Space Camp at the Vigo County Public. Every week features a new topic to explore! Try your hand at creating a weight-bearing launch pad, learn how to track a spacecraft’s flight, trek across an interactive lunar surface, and more!
    • Saturday (July 8 and 22). Yoga on the Lawn at the Vigo County Public Library.
    • Saturdays. Terre Haute Farmers Market.

Splish, splash! Keep your cool with this list of local pools, beaches, splash pads, and aquatic centers!

26 Splash Parks, Beaches, and Pools in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley.

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. 

The fun has ended for these great events:

Saturday, July 1. A Magical Musical Cabaret from Crossroads Repertory Theatre. Once Upon A Dream you could explore A Whole New World of songs you know from movies that you love! From Heigh-ho to Let It Go, you won’t have to Wish Upon A Star to experience beloved songs of golden age House of Mouse movies to more recent hits.

The fun has ended for these great events:

Tuesday, July 4. The Mile Race at Memorial Stadium.

Tuesday, July 4. Linton Freedom Festival parade. “Indiana’s biggest parade!”

Tuesday, July 4. Prairieton 4th of July bike parade. Decorate your bikes, strollers, scooters, kids, and yourself!

Tuesday, July 4. Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Studio 12 in 12 Points. There will be two rounds of the pie-eating competition: Kids 12 & under (mini pie), and 13 & up (full size pie). Entry is $2 for kids and $5 for adults. If you’d like to enter, please message us with your name by Sunday July 2. Prizes to be announced soon!

Find fireworks and more 4th of July fun in our Independence Day guide! 

Fireworks in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Wednesday, July 5.Read to Rover at the West Branch of the Vigo County Public Library. All Ages: Share a book with a furry friend from Love on a Leash. These good-natured therapy dogs are eager to listen to your child practice reading aloud in a stress-free setting, complete with cuddles, belly rubs, and ear scratches!

Friday, July 7. First Friday in 12 Points. Introducing the First Friday event series, featuring art, music, and fun for the whole family. Get ready for the ultimate monthly celebration in the heart of the 12 Points District!

Friday, July 7-9. Clay City Sesquicentennial Celebration. Outdoor movie, pancake breakfast, vendors, scavenger hunt, car show, picnic, and more!

Featured event!  Saturday, July 8. West Branch Summer Celebration.

Saturday, July 8. 6th Annual Luau at WaterTower Estates Winery. Join as we kick off the evening starting at 5 pm with DJ Kraemer from Front Page Entertainment & delicious food by The Mixed Plate- Hawaiian BBQ!! We’ll be featuring specialty drinks, kid’s options, & so much more! Bring your chairs or picnic blankets & hang out on the lawn or come early and snag a seat under the canopies!
This event is free & open to all ages!

Saturday, July 8. Horsepower in the Haute at the Vigo County Fair. Diesel trucks, super farm tractors, and more!

Monday, July 10. The Raleigh Ringers at Hatfield Hall. Come out to enjoy The Raleigh Ringers, an internationally acclaimed, advanced community handbell choir based out of Raleigh, North Carolina, as we host them at Hatfield Hall as part of their tour across the U.S. this summer!

Tuesday, July 11. Free class! Warrior Zen Yoga.

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July 7, 8, 12, 15, 19, and 20. Charlie the No-Good, Really-Rotten, Cheat-a-Saurus Rex. Cheating has been a hot topic issue for years…65 million to be exact! Journey back in time with Paleontologist Mark and his niece, Natalie, as they encounter Charlie the Cheat-A-Saurus, a young dinosaur who’d rather spend his days playing his RexBox than studying for his SATs (Scales and Tales Examination). But when the day of the big test arrives, an underprepared Charlie realizes he has a big decision to make: try the best he can…or cheat! Chock full of colorful new characters, zany one-liners, and audience participation, this play entertains while teaching the importance of honesty and friendship. Theater for children hosted by Crossroads Repertory Theatre at Indiana State University!

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July 7, 8, 9, 13, 15, 16, 19, and 21. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella with Crossroads Repertory Theatre at Indiana State University. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the new Broadway adaptation of the classic musical. This contemporary take on the classic tale features Rodgers & Hammerstein’s most beloved songs, including “In My Own Little Corner,” “Impossible/It’s Possible” and “Ten Minutes Ago,” alongside an up-to-date, hilarious, and romantic libretto by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane. Join for a Royal Party after the matinee on July 16th. Meet the characters, enjoy snacks and activities with the cast of Cinderella. Dressing as a fairytale character is welcome!

July 8-15th. Vigo County Fair 2023. Pageants, rides, demolition derby, 4-H exhibits!

Sweet Summertime! Visit the Vigo County Fair

Wednesday, July 12. Vigo County 4-H Rooster Crowing Contest. Join on the 4-H Lawn on Wednesday, July 12th, for the rooster crowing contest at 11:00am!

Wednesday, July 12. Bank loan day with Wabash Valley Lemonade Day. Bank Loan Day is an event for kids who want to be involved in Lemonade Day and get a loan from Chances & Services for Youth. The funds were donated by The Hometown Savings Bank. Loan Day teaches children how to take out a small business loan for their lemonade stands.

Thursday, July 13. Art Explorers at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0–8: Your child can explore their creativity and experiment with unusual materials at Art Explorers! Make shapes and patterns with cardboard tubes, add texture with bubble wrap, and use more everyday objects to make unique artwork.

Friday, July 14. The Muppet Movie at the Vigo County Public Library. When a talent agent encourages him to pursue a career in show business, Kermit the Frog leaves his life in a Florida swamp and begins a cross-country trip to Hollywood.

Saturday, July 15. 5th Annual Car Show hosted by 12 Points.

Saturday, July 15. Vigo County 4-H Parade.

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Saturday, July 15. Farm Fun Day with Old 40 Farm. Chicken poop bingo, petting zoo, pony rides, stick horse races, a movie, and more!

Saturday, July 15. FREE Children’s Concert with the Terre Haute Community Band at Fairbanks Park. These children’s concerts feature family-friendly fun and treats!

Saturday, July 15. Summer in the Village. Bring history to life this summer at Fowler Park’s Pioneer Village! You and your family can visit the Schoolhouse to experience what life was like for early teachers and their students in a one-room schoolhouse, learn how quill pens were made, and listen to popular folktales from the 19th century.

Saturday, July 15. Escape the County Fair. Spend twenty minutes inside the County Fair escape room solving puzzles, ciphers, and codes as you attempt to discover the security code for the front gates and not trip any alarms.

Saturday, July 15. A Royal Day in Casey, IL. Calling all Princesses, Princes, Dragons, Unicorns, Knights, and Jesters! This is your day! Come ride the royal carriage trolley, play royal games throughout town, and enjoy special royal treats in our downtown shops.

Saturday, July 15. Blueberry Festival with Terre Foods Cooperative Market.

Sunday, July 16. Berry Bash at Fresh on Cypress. Bounce house, food truck, and wine slushies.

Tuesday, July 18. DIY Tie Dye at the West Branch of the Vigo County Public Library. Add a far-out twist to your wardrobe this summer! Bring a clean, washed cotton t-shirt, socks, or other small item to create your own colorful masterpiece. Dye and gloves will be provided, but please wear clothing that may be stained during the tie-dye process. One item dyed per person, available while supplies last.

Friday, July 21. J’s Lobster Truck Tour at Terre Haute’s Afterburner Brewing Co.

Friday, July 21. Max + Honey’s 2023 Season Grand Opening. Includes self-serve flower picking!

Saturday, July 22. Book v Movie. Hidden Figures at the Vigo County Public Library. Which is better: the book or the movie? Decide for yourself when you read Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures, the story of three exceptional black women whose ground-breaking work in mathematics was critical to the success of NASA’s early crewed spaceflights. Then, watch the 2016 film adaptation of Hidden Figures and discuss the lives of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, the challenges they faced, and the differences between their portrayals in the book and the film. Rated PG.

Saturday, July 22. Back-to-school day with Mollie R. Wheat Memorial Clinic. This is the perfect opportunity to get your child up to date on their immunizations & sports physicals, all at no cost to you! Children must be uninsured, underinsured, or receive Medicare to receive vaccines through our VFC program.

Saturday, July 22. Summer Safari with the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. Open house, sno cones, raffles, games, and more!

Saturday, July 22.Back-to-School Bash with Vivid Smiles. Backpack giveaway with school supplies!

Sunday, July 23. Neighborhood block party with Trinity Lutheran Church. Free food, dunk tank, bounce houses, and games.

Monday, July 24. Lego Stop Motion Animation at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 8–12: Encourage your child to turn their ideas into reality, experiment with creative problem-solving, and work cooperatively with others. Teams of two will build models, create background scenery, move the Lego® mini-figs between scenes, and add voiceovers to produce their own short film using a Lego® Stop Motion Animation kit.

Tuesday, July 25. Building Buddies at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 2-5: Help your little one build more than towers at Building Buddies! Listen to a story together then build with blocks to improve your child’s motor skills, teach them to solve problems, and develop their social skills by playing with others. Lego® Duplos, Giant Lincoln Logs®, and Giant Legos® will be available.