33 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

Recurring Events in May. 

Calendar of Events in May

Wednesday, May 5. Mother Goose on the Loose via Zoom. Ages 0-5: Mother Goose returns with books, songs, and rhymes! Play with your child as they develop their reading skills and enjoy engaging activities. Grab a small cloth, shake a rattle, or clap your hands as you follow along at home. Registration required. Free!

May 3, 4, 5, and 6. $10 athletic physicals for VCSC students at the Union Medical Group Bone and Joint Center located at 1725 N 5th St. 6-8 pm.

Wednesday, May 5. Mother’s Day Planter online class through ISU Community School of the Arts. Make your loved one a one-of-a-kind planter!

Friday, May 7. Featured Event!

First Friday is BACK!

The popular monthly event is coming back to downtown! Our local businesses need our support now more than ever. Sponsored by Terre Haute Chevrolet, First Friday celebrates restaurants, entertainment, museums, live music and shopping downtown.

This year First Friday will coincide with Eat in the Streets. Also featuring live music, Family Friendly activities provided by Edward Jones – Financial Advisor: Mark Metheny. And a kid’s Bike Rally by Crossroads Cyclery!

Saturday, May 8. Mother’s Day Tea with Alyssa’s Custom Cakes in SULLIVAN, IN. Mother’s Day Tea with finger foods and lots of goodies! Come dressed up or casual. They will have a back drop for photos too! Spaces are limited so please RSVP.

Saturday, May 8. Vaccination clinic for pets. Clay County Humane Society is hosting its Spring Vaccination Clinic on Sat., May 8, from 2-4:00 pm at the Forest Park Cow Palace in Brazil, IN. If your dog or cat was vaccinated at last year’s spring shot clinic or your pet needs shots, make sure to join! Puppies and kittens must be six weeks or older to receive shots.

Saturday, May 8.New Life Fellowship Community Sale. Come shop 40+ individual vendors with a variety of items including: Our annual hanging flower baskets sale, household and kitchen items,, tools, bird houses, furniture, electronics, baby gear, clothing and shoes for men, women, teens, kids, and babies in every size, Barbie dolls, toys, antiques, Rada Cutlery, etc. There will also be homemade items including: Perk Me Up Coffee, Nana’s Kitchen, a variety of baked goods, candles and wax melts, woodworking, planters, slime, hair accessories, beauty products, and more!

Saturday, May 8. Spring Thyme Plant and Herb Faire. This one-day event features demonstrations and talks, herbal crafts, t-shirts and the WVHS cookbooks. Held at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds, US Highway 41 S. Terre Haute, IN.

Sunday, May 9. Mimosas for Mom! Free cone on Mother’s Day! Bring Mom by Cotton Candy Chaos (3313 s 7th) for a free regular size Mimosa cotton candy cone on Mother’s Day with any purchase! Spin your own cone or have one of our amazing employees spin for you. Celebrate and share a treat as sweet as Mom and make this year one to remember.

Sunday, May 9. Mother’s Day Wine Dinner at Kleptz Restaurant. This will be a Pairings Dinner, with multiple courses and tasting dishes served progressively. Each course is served with wine or cocktails perfectly paired to complement and highlight the flavors. Note that the restaurant will be closed to the public for this special event.

Monday, May 10. Registration opens for “Lettuce in a Bag” growing kit from the Vigo County Public Library. Would you and your child like to create an easy garden that is ideal for small spaces like balconies and patios? Follow the step-by-step instructions included in this kit to create a garden in a bag of soil and grow leafy greens all summer-long!

Monday, May 10. Registration opens for “Carrot Bread” kit from the Vigo County Public Library. Carrots are a delicious treat-especially as the main ingredient in this simple, tender quick bread! Try a slice of this spicy snack plain, or add icing to sweeten the taste.

Thursday, May 13-Saturday, May 15.Fill it Fresh Sale at Baesler’s Market. Fill the brown paper “Fill It Fresh” bag with any of the FEATURED FRESH produce items for only $20.00.

Friday, May 14. West Vigo High School will host a community parade to honor WVHS students. All community members are encourage to line the streets to celebrate the school and students.

Friday, May 14. Discoverers ages 3-5 will engage in stories, songs and play alongside their parent or caregiver during this hour long science exploration at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Play through hands on S.T.E.M. experiences, while increasing their developing language and literacy. Preschool Discoverers love to dive into the messy, the silly, and fun of science all around them. Best part? The museum handles the clean up!

Saturday, May 15. Summer in the Village. Join “Summer in the Village” at Fowler Park Pioneer Village as cabin caretakers open up their cabins for all to explore and demonstrate early 19th century skills and crafts.

Saturday, May 15. Archery Clinic and Fishing Rodeo. Looking to learn the basics of archery for your family? This is that event! Come and have a great time! Kids of all ages welcome. Under 18 must be accompanied by a “big kid.” Fishing Rodeo will be going on at the same time.

Saturday, May 15. First day of the summer season for the Terre Haute Farmer’s Market. Summer Market  is located in the Meadows Shopping Center parking lot off of Poplar Street. Market is held every Saturday from 8am until 12pm.

Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16. Terre Haute Colonial Fair. This encampment will feature portrayals of different citizens from 1700-1812. Open to the public.

Saturday, May 22. New Wave Pro (wrestling and storyline-driven action) returns to Terre Haute with a live crowd for their “Right Here, Right Now” match.

Friday, May 28 and Saturday, May 29. Commemorative Air Force Support Days at Corsair Cafe.

Saturday, May 29. Sewer Lair Toys 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 29. Wabashiki Night Rides. Bike the Wabashiki Trail with the 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.

May 25, 26, and 27. Vigo County Health Department. Pfizer vaccination clinics at the three high schools. West Vigo on May 25; South Vigo, May 26; and North Vigo, May 27.

May 27-June 5th. Banks of the Wabash Festival featuring “Luehrs’ Ideal Rides,” live music, and craft market.

Looking for more local fun? Check out our 2021 Summer Camp Guide! 

Know or love a preschooler? Join the guide to preschools in Terre Haute challenge and check out our guide to preschools in Terre Haute!

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! 

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