40 Things to Do in May in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley!

In this brand new calendar, you’ll find things to do in May in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley! Spring is one of the best times for seriously fun local events in Indiana!

May Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Daily Calendar of Events in May

Featured Event! Terre Haute Here We Grow Again Spring Sale

This spring, the Here We Grow Again sale will be hosted at the Girl Scout Building at 1101 Girl Scout Lane. 

Shop for clothing (newborn to size 16), toys, shoes, sporting equipment, furniture, baby gear, and swimwear. 

Watch the Haute Happenings facebook page for the chance to win pre-sale passes. Community heroes shop early! 

Saturday, May 28. Sewer Lair Toys 6th Annual Parking Lot Sale. Join us Saturday May 28th from 9am-4pm for our 6th Annual Parking Lot Sale! There will be toys, collectibles, video games, Pop Culture items, art, and an in-store raffle with drawing at 4pm. This event only comes around once a year, so mark your calendars. Rain or shine, this is a sale you definitely don’t want to miss! 

Saturday, May 28. Lazy L Lake Campground Memorial Day Celebration. 

Saturday, May 28. U-pick opens for strawberries at Ditzler Orchard. 

Saturday, May 28. Wabashiki Night Ride. Bike the Wabashiki Trail with our Griffin Bike Park Manager and VCPRD 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, May 28. Aris Farm Open Barn. Come out and explore the farm. Meet and learn about the resident animals. Shop our market, including awesome stuff from “Joyful Things.” Walk our self guided nature trail (always making improvements on that). We will have spinning and felting demos, a goat milking demo, a shearing demo (alpaca or llama), and more. Check back for demo times! Free admission for the public!

Saturday, May 28. End of School Bash with free lunch, games, and leadership development for ages 13-18. 

May 26-June 4. Banks of the Wabash Festival. Rides, live music, community band concert. 

Sunday, May 29. “Cars and Coffee” at the airport. 

Recurring Events in May. 

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 more local fun? Check out our 2022 Summer Camp Guide on our www.hautehappenings.com homepage! 

The fun has ended for these great events: 

Saturday, May 1. Make and Take kits at the Vigo County Public Library. Early literacy, cross stich for teens, construction. 

Saturday, May 1. Mother’s Day Market at District 6 Market. Plants, Cajun cuisine, wine slushies, vendors, cake shakes. 

Wednesday, May 4. Teen movie night: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Ages 12-19: Ten years after leaving the dangerous criminal underworld he grew up in, Shang-Chi’s peaceful life is shattered and he must decide if he can confront his past to protect the world from a notorious villain-his father.

Thursday, May 5. Cinco de Mayo Cooking Class at Federal Coffee. 

Thursday, May 5. Cinco de Mayo special at Wigwam. Skate for 5 pennies or 1 nickel. Pinata, glow specials. Skate rental extra. 

Friday, May 6-Sunday, May 8. A Taste of West Terre Haute is a three-day long event organized by seniors at West Vigo High School. Starting Friday, May 6th, and lasting through Sunday, May 8th, five locations will be spotlighted. These locations include three local businesses (The Sycamore Winery, Macksville Coffee Company, and Grandma Vera’s Cafe and Bakery) and two scenic spots (Wabashiki Wildlife and Fishing Area and St. Anne Shell Chapel). The three featured businesses will have special offers for those participating. 

Saturday, May 7. Kids’ Day at the Barn for Mother’s Day Crafts. Vase painting, flower arranging, button bouquets, handmade cards at the Red Barn at Sycamore Farm. 

Saturday, May 7. Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Fair at the Wabash Valley Fairgounds. 

Saturday, May 7. Live music at The Sycamore Winery. This is a family-friendly event with all ages welcome. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets as seating is always limited at our live music events. No tents or large umbrellas allowed. This is a rain or shine event. In the event of rain, we will move the music inside our large event space.

Mother’s Day week. Pick up a “breakfast box” for mom at Sons’ Spice Co!

Thursday, May 5-Saturday, May 7. Mother’s Day Special at Top Guns. Enjoy a meal, dessert, and range shooting. 

Saturday, May 7. Mommy and Me Canvas Painting at Maker’s Studio. 

Saturday, May 7. Mother’s Day Weekend Soft Opening of Planty Lane (with plants and handmade macrame). 

Saturday, May 7. Mother/Daughter banquet at Foursquare Gospel Church. 

Saturday, May 7.Middle School Mixer at the Pride Center. We invite all students 5th-8th grade to join us on Saturday, May 7, 2022 from 6pm-8pm for a FREE mixer. Snacks and Drinks provided!

Saturday, May 7. Mother’s Day Vendor Bazaar at Meadows Shopping Center. Over 60 vendors inside the atrium at Meadows Shopping Center! Core stores and vendors have Spring Sales and perfect Mother’s Day gifts as well as gifts for other occasions. Mother-Daughter/Generational pictures being taken 10-3.

Saturday, May 7. Spring Mom Swap. Bring what you can; take what you need. Everything is free! Read more in our swap guide. 

Saturday, May 7. Billie Creek Village Open House. As a new chapter for Billie Creek gets underway, it would be a privilege to have you join us at our open house. We are under new management and would like to invite you to come walk the village and explore the buildings at your leisure. Meet the team and learn more about our vision for Billie Creek and give us feedback, along with any ideas you may have for future events. We will also have pony rides available, provided by Chrissy Tumey. Admission is free. 

Saturday, May 7. New Wave Pro wrestling matches at the West Vigo Community Center. 

Saturday, May 7 and Sunday, May 8. Mother’s Day Tea at Cotton Chaos Gourmet Cotton Candy. Make Mother’s Day something special to celebrate this year! Join us in our new Tea Room and spend time spilling the tea with Mom and the girls. Come fancy or come to dress up, our beautiful porcelain tea sets and delicious scones await you! Included: 2 types of tea (Earl Grey and Passion Tango), 2 types of sandwiches, scones with house-made jam and butter, and various desserts. 

Sunday, May 8. Mother’s Day Brunch at the Terre Haute Convention Center. Their chef has prepared a beautiful feast for the Mother’s Day Brunch.
Adult ticket: $29.95 Kids ticket: $9.95

Monday, May 9. Registration opens for “Grow your own tea garden” eco-kit at the Vigo County Public Library. 

Thursday, May 12. Grand opening of the 12 Points Creators Market. Vendors, food trucks, hand made items, and more! 

Featured Event! Hobnob Summer Market

Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14. 

Shop vintage finds, handmade goods, & summery boutique clothing – join the Hobnob Summer Market as we kick off summer with a red, white, & blue celebration at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds in Terre Haute. This is an indoor/outdoor market that goes on rain or shine. Kids 12 & under are free both Friday evening & Saturday!

Early Bird Shopping
Friday, May 13 for $10 per person (includes free Saturday entry) 
4-8 pm

Market Day
Saturday, May 14 for $5 per person
9 am – 4 pm

Watch the Haute Happenings facebook page for your chance to win tickets!

Featured Event! Free tennis at Terre Haute North

Saturday, May 14. MARK YOU CALENDAR for a FREE and fun way to try tennis! Our partners at USTA Midwest are hosting FREE tennis events around the Midwest for kids and adults to go out and try tennis.

One of these events is right here in TERRE HAUTE at Terre Haute North! For ages 5 and up. Beginner? No problem! Ready to build your skills? Join! There is ZERO cost to play and loaner racquets are provided on site for anyone who needs one! Must register in advance. 

Saturday, May 14 and Sunday, May 15. Friends of the library book sale. Thousands of items will be available at low prices, from current bestsellers to your favorite classics. On Sunday, take an additional 50% off your purchases.

Saturday, May 14. Opening day of the OUTDOOR farmer’s market season at The Meadows Terre Haute. Produce, flowers, breads, dog treats, candles, and more! Weekly on Saturday mornings from 8:00 am-noon. 

Saturday, May 14. Story Time + Craft at Little Bear Coffee Co.

Saturday, May 14. P-Factor days at Sky King Airport. Pancake fly-in (or drive-in). 

Sunday, May 15. Deadline to submit rainbow-themed art from preschool and kindergarten children at Studio 12. 

Friday, May 20. Free car seat inspections and fittings. A car seat is the best way to ensure your child’s safety during a car accident, but up to 85% of car seats are either installed incorrectly, not appropriate for the child’s age, or misused. Have your car seat assessed and fitted to your child by car seat technicians from Chances and Services for Youth (CASY). CASY will provide free car seats for those in need and free books for your children! To receive a seat, you, your child, and your vehicle must be present. 

Friday, May 20. Duck hunt for the kids at Plumbers and Steamfitters. 

Saturday, May 21. Summer in the Village. Join us for Summer in the Village in Fowler Park as our Pioneers open their cabins for all to explore. We are always looking for volunteers to join us in the Village. Summer in the Village is a great opportunity to talk with current volunteers and check out the different skills and activities you might like to learn. I

Saturday, May 21. Intro to Soldering at the Vigo County Public Library. For ages 13 and up: soldering is a multi-purpose technique which will allow you to build electronics, make repairs, and create crafts! In Intro to Soldering, you will pick up this valuable skill and learn how to use the Haute Create soldering stations safely by making your own DIY synthesizer.

Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22. Terre Haute Colonial Fair. Visit in the Native American camp and listen to their daily lives. Stroll in to the Highlander Camp, listen to bagpipes, and how and why they fought for the King of England. Listen to the hammering of the active and working blacksmith and the process of turning iron into items used and useful during the 1700s. Eat food cooked over smoke and open fires and in an iron grill. Return on Saturday evening at dusk to see what the camps do after hours, listen to their stories, why they are fighting the wars that shaped our country, and visit the historical cemetery on the property guided by the Vigo County Historical Society. Per Person $5 admission. $8 admission plus candlelight tour. $3 candlelight tour only. 

Friday, May 20. Explore Vigo County Park. Join us for our Explore the Vigo County Parks Hikes for a different park and trail each month. Distances will vary depending on the park and trail chosen. It is recommended to wear footwear appropriate for the season and to bring water from home to stay hydrated while on the trail. For more information contact our Natural Resource Programmer at 812-462-3392 or Sean.Sluyter@vigocounty.in.gov.

Saturday, May 21. 9th Annual “Surviving the Color” Event. Get ready for an explosion of color during the Surviving the Color 5k run/walk! Be sure to dress in white and we’ll make sure you leave covered in color! Not a runner? That’s OK! We are all about having a fun time not setting records!
This run benefits the organization Team of Mercy who offers assistance to those left behind after an attempted or completed suicide.

Monday, May 23 and Tuesday, May 24. Auditions for Newsies with Maple Avenue UMC Theater. 

Wednesday, May 25. Place flags for the Run for the Fallen. 

Loading Facebook Comments ...

Leave a Reply