50 Things to Do in July in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley!

It’s getting hot, hot, hot! Grab your family calendar, and make plans for summer fun! We found July events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley in 2022! 

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

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.

Wednesday, July 27. FREE teacher supplies at Westminister Village. Westminster Village will be having a FREE supply pickup day for all K-12 teachers on Wednesday, July 27th from 9:00AM – 4:00PM!

Featured event!

Taste Terre Haute will run from July 22-31, allowing for two weekends for community members to indulge in the local cuisine. The event will highlight the flavor variety in the Wabash Valley and showcase our unique offerings.  Participating bar or eatery will showcase a signature item, or experiment with something new with a featured “Taste Terre Haute exclusive” menu item. Find out more on the “taste” website

July 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, and 31. Maple Ave United Methodist Church Presents: Newsies the Broadway Musical. 

Friday, July 29. Twilight River Run at Fairbanks Park. 

Friday, July 29. Summer Cinema: Jaws and Moana. You’re going to need a bigger boat for this Summer Cinema double-feature at the Vigo County Public Library. 

Saturday, July 30. Experience virtual reality at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12 & Up: Dive into a virtual world with the HTC Vive™ VR headset. Plunge into the murky depths and solve interactive puzzles as you try to escape a capsized research vessel in FREEDIVER: Triton Down or come face-to-face with the mysterious and awe-inspiring creatures found deep in the ocean with theBlu.

Saturday, July 30. Max + Honey’s Summer Market. Max + Honey’s is a beautiful flower farm located in Brazil, Indiana. Throughout the summer, we love to invite makers, crafters, food trucks, and vendors to the farm to share their beautiful, one of a kind items! Grab your girlfriends and join their 3rd Annual Summer Market!

Saturday, July 30. We LIVE 2022. Everything is free! Food, school supplies, and vendors! 

Saturday, July 30. Train Day at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. The 8th Annual event will feature a number of different train layouts on display for the kids to view! Layouts will include model trains of all sizes with detailed scenery, realistic figures and elaborate structures. Train Day activities are being coordinated by the West Central Indiana Model Railroaders Group and the Terre Haute Children’s Museum, and all the activities are included with Museum admission.

Saturday, July 30. Rock and Roll is Here to Stay with the Terre Haute Community Band. 

Celebrate summer with the Vigo County Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! 

Oceans of Possibilities: 2022 Summer Reading Program from the Vigo County Public Library!

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! 

Looking for fireworks? Check out our post with Independence Day celebrations

Fireworks in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

The fun has ended for these great events: 

Friday, July 1. Registration begins for library kits such as Early Literacy: Baby Shark

Friday, July 1. Fowler Park Kayak Event. Join our Rec Coordinator Friday, July 1st from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Fowler Park for a trial basis hourly kayak rental program! We have ten available kayaks for rent at $10/hour. The last rental group will go out at 5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 1. “Stranger Things” are happening at Spice Co. Grab your walkie talkies and join them for a strange night! 

Saturday, July 2. Open rowing with the Wabash Valley Crew Rowing Club. 

Monday, July 4. Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration at Studio 12 in 12 Points. Join us for an old-fashioned 4th of July Celebration! The main event will be a pie-eating competition, but we will also have fun little contests happening throughout the day (hog calling, bubble blowing, whistling, and watermelon seed spitting)! There will also be kids activities and live Bluegrass and Americana music from Brent McPike and Solly Burton! Entry to the festival is free, and donations collected to enter the contests will go to Liberty Village. (Please watch for updates as this event is pending as they wait for good health for the Studio 12 owner.) 

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

Monday, July 4. Rubber Duck Regatta. 15,000 adopted yellow ducks will be released into the Wabash River on July 4!

Tuesday, July 5. FREE retro night at Moon Lite Drive-in Theater. Forrest. 

Wednesday, July 6. Aquatic Adventure Time at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 9 & Up: Explore an uncharted aquatic world and create your own guide to help explorers find hidden riches, discover spine-chilling sea monsters, and travel the largest ocean current in the world: the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. 

Wednesday, July 6. Watch This! Finding Dory with the Vigo County Public Library. 

Wednesday, July 6. Teen Movie Night at the Vigo County Public Library. Atlantis: The Lost Empire. 

July 7-10. AirPower History Tour. National Air Tour of Historic WWII Aircraft at Terre Haute Regional Airport. Cockpit tours and rides. 

Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 in Danville, IL. Balloons over Vermillion. Treat your family and friends to Balloon Fly-Outs, Tethered Rides, Balloon School, Food, Vendors, Live Music & much more! 10 and under free with each paid adult.

Saturday, July 9. Bringing Back the Bash. Cruise the ‘bash like they did “back in the day.” Rain date: July 16th. 

Saturday, July 9. 5th Annual Luau with WaterTower Estates Winery. Steel drum, specialty drinks, food trucks, and more. 

Saturday, July 9. Opening of U-Cut flower season at Jolly Pines Tree Farm. 

Saturday, July 9. VCPL West Branch Summer Celebration. 

Enjoy a free Kona Ice, music, games, and a free book at the West Branch Summer Celebration! Find the Kona Ice Truck at Assembly of God Church at 1:00 p.m. and the South 7th Street Park at 1:30 p.m. to receive your Kona Ice, or join the summer activities with Kona Ice and the West Branch Library beginning at 2:00 p.m. Play mini-golf, toss bean bags, create crafts, meet a therapy dog from Love on a Leash, select a free book to take home, or enjoy a sensory bin and play area just for toddlers!

Saturday, July 9. Terre Haute Brewing Company Summer Party. Free and open to all ages! 

Saturday, July 9. Power Wheels Nationals in Terre Haute. 

Sunday, July 10. Pick-nic and pour at Fresh on Cypress at Miller Farms. Pack a picnic and bring the family to Fresh on Cypress on July 10! Add blackberries to your lunch with easy blackberry picking straight from the patch or purchase them already picked. There will also be additional produce available for purchase from Garden Hill Farms. Relax with a bottle of wine or a wine slushy from Meier Winery and enjoy the property, play yard games, and more!

Sunday, July 10. Kid’s Fairy Garden Event at The Red Barn. 

Monday, July 11. Haute Create Kits: Detective Agency with Osmo. Ages 7-11: Travel to famous cities, look for clues, and solve crimes with Detective Agency from Osmo®! You can visit Haute Create during Library hours to try out the game for yourself—no instructions needed! Kits will be available on a first come, first served basis for self-guided play and may only be used in Haute Create.

Monday, July 11. 10 am. Bright Star Theater Company Presents: Treasure Island at the Vigo County Public Library. 

Monday, July 11. Maker Hour: Mermaid Magic at the West Branch of the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 9 & Up: Sew your own magical mermaid rag doll and learn how to stitch by hand or with a machine at Maker Hour! All supplies will be provided. 

Tuesday, July 12. Teen Gamer Hour: Super Smash Bros at the Vigo County Public Library. Choose your fighter from a line-up of classic Nintendo characters, max your damage counter, and battle against your friends for bragging rights. 

Tuesday, July 12. FREE retro night at Moon Lite Drive-in Theater. Dirty Dancing. 

uly 9-16. Vigo County Fair. 4-H, music, food, and festival rides! 

Featured event! Wednesday, July 13. Have you considered becoming a foster parent? On July 13, take the first, easy step–attend a meet and greet with seasoned foster parents! This event is the time to ask questions and hear from those who are already in the world of foster parenting and DCS. Register online or by contacting damerman@villages.org.

Wednesday, July 13. Terre Haute Brewing Co Beer Dinner at Stables Steakhouse. 

Thursday, July 14. Watch Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl at the Vigo County Public Library. 

Thursday, July 14. Save our oceans! Have you been wondering how you can reduce your carbon footprint but you are unsure of how to start?
Join 12 Points Creator Market on July 14th with two guest speakers starting at 4:30 PM & 5:30 PM to discover how you can create more sustainability in your daily life and reduce the amount of consumption of plastic in your life.

Friday, July 15. Family Game Night at Memorial United Methodist Church. 

Friday, July 15. FSA Counseling Center starts its “Building Better Future Relationships for Teen Girls” summer group. 

Saturday, July 16. Summer in the Village. Explore Pioneer Village in Fowler Park as the pioneers open their cabins for all to explore! 

Saturday, July 16. Ocean Science Explorers at the Vigo County Public Library.  Let your child get hands-on with ocean-inspired experiments, including making their own ocean slime, capturing a jellyfish in a bottle, sorting pirates’ treasure, or exploring a sensory tub.

Saturday, July 16. Terre Foods Blueberry Festival

Featured event! Saturday, July 16. Children’s Concert with the Terre Haute Community Band. Free refreshments, books, and gifts! 

Monday, July 18. Haute Create Kits: Pizza Company. Ages 7-11: Show off your entrepreneurial spirit when you open your own Pizza Company using Osmo® and augmented reality!

Monday, July 18. Museum in the Park: Engineering Motion. Helicopters and airplanes and cars, Oh My! Test your engineering and design skills and learn about the science behind some of the ways we move. Museum in the Park is a series of two-hour science sessions for kids 6 to 12-year-olds. This session is limited to 15 children each. Pre-registration is required.

Tues, July 19. Indiana Before the Dinosaurs with the Vigo County Public Library. Discover the abundant marine life that flourished in the prehistoric waters which one covered Indiana—including primitive corals, unusual sponges, and extinct species of fish—with Polly Sturgeon from the Indiana Geological and Water Survey.

Tuesday, July 19. FREE retro night at Moon Lite Drive-in Theater. Footloose. 

Wednesday, July 20. Watch This! The Little Mermaid at the Vigo County Public Library. 

Wednesday, July 20. Read to Rover at the West Branch of the Vigo County Public Library. 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!

Thursday, July 21. Free Willy at the Moon-Lite. Each car will receive free admission. The first 100 cars will receive complimentary popcorn.

Friday, July 22. Ice skating at Hawthorn Park! Join the Vigo County Parks and Rec Department on Friday, July 22nd at Hawthorn Park from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for Ice Skating in the Park! We will have a skating rink and $1 train rides courtesy of DIY Rentals. Pre-registration is highly encouraged as spots will fill up quickly!

Saturday, July 23. Almost Home Restaurant’s Wine Dinner at Max and Honey’s in Brazil. 

Saturday, July 23. Back-to-School Day with Mollie R. Wheat Memorial Clinic with FREE vaccines, sports physicals, and wellness visits! 

Saturday, July 23. Pints and Pups at Fairbanks Park. Join on Saturday, July 23rd for a day of doggy activities for the whole family, music, food, and local craft beer.

Tuesday, July 26. FREE retro night at Moon Lite Drive-in Theater. Elf.

Thursday, July 28.  Teen Board Game Night at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 12-19: Challenge your friends to ocean-themed board and card games, including Rainbow Pirates, Uno Shark Week, Tsuro of the Seas, Skull King, Chomp Champ, and Catlantis.