60+ Winter and Spring Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley!

It’s no secret that I don’t like winter in the Midwest. Call me a wimp, but I just don’t like being cold! Even so, I can’t stay inside the house for long. That’s why I’ve put together this calendar of things to do this winter with kids in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley. Let’s make the most of our chilly winter and slushy spring together!

This list of winter and spring events in Terre Haute should keep us going until it’s time to publish our SUMMER CAMP GUIDE and our SUMMER ACTIVITY CALENDAR. Coordinators and business owners, I know it seems like summer is far away, but I promise you won’t want to be left out of these epic guides! I’ll publish the summer camp guide in MARCH. MARCH! That’s right around the corner. Add your info asap, because the only way I can guarantee you’ll be included is if you send me your info via these forms.

Click here to add your info to our 2016 Summer Camp Guide.

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2016 Guide to Winter and Spring Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

Winter and Spring Events in Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

 

April 2016 Events for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

April 1. Community Day at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. $2 admission.

April 2. Mother Goose on the Loose at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0-2 from 10:00-10:30. Ages 3-5 from 11:00-11:30. FREE. Registration not required.

April 5. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

April 5. Meet the Rockville Police Department’s K9 partners at the Rockville Library. FREE. 6:30 p.m.

April 6. Nature Tales at the Vigo County Public Library. 3:30 p.m. Ages 2-10. Registration required by 4/5.

April 8. Children’s Theatre of Terre Haute presents Charlotte’s Web. 7:00 p.m. Indiana Theatre. Call: (812)236-3193

April 9 and 10. Children’s Theatre of Terre Haute presents Charlotte’s Web. 3:00 p.m. Indiana Theatre. Call: (812)236-3193

April 9. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. FREE fun for families at Ivy Tech’s Matter & Motion. Find out why this event is fun for kids HERE. 

April 9. 10:30 a.m. Walk Through the Wildflowers. Learn to identify spring flowers. Paint a colorful tote bag. $2 craft fee. Registration required. Dobbs Park nature center.

April 10. Madipalooza. Card making station, magician, face painting, and more! 1:00-4:00 p.m.

April 12. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

April 14. Kid Cow at Chick Fil A. 9:30-11:00 a.m. Theme: Dinosaurs. Read more about Kid Cow HERE.

April 14. The Hut reveal party. Celebrate the completion of The Hut, a story written by a local child who passed away in 2011. Learn about the publication process, ply games, make a hut of your own.

April 16. Toy and Clothing Swap at World Gospel Church. Find out more about these FREE swaps HERE!

April 16. 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Earth Day Celebration at the White Violet Center at St. Mary of the Woods. Fun for the whole family!

April 16. Fairy Tale Ball at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. 6-9 p.m.

April 16. Family Time Fun with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. $5 per child. Read more about the symphony’s open rehearsals HERE.

April 19. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

April 20. Earth Day at Indiana State University. Find out why Earth Day at ISU is a tradition for our family HERE.

April 23. Spring Fling tour and refreshments at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. $10 for children 12 and under. $20 for adults.

April 26. Kid’s Club at Chick-fil-A. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Theme: Cooperation. Design an instrument and make music with friends.

April 26. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

APRIL 30. Color My College 5k. Rose-Hulman. 10:00 AM. Color bombs, swag, and a colorful 5k. Children 7 and under race for FREE! Use code Haute15 for 15% off registration!

Beyond the Wabash Valley (because some events are worth the drive!):

January 16. Frozen Fever Party. Crafts, treats, games, sing along, painting. $25. Mattoon, Illinois.

January 30. Pirates and Princesses: Storybook Adventures. Exhibit Opening Day. Indianapolis Children’s Museum. 

February 6. 2 p.m. CST. Peppa Pig Live. St. Louis. 

February 25. The Price is Right: LIVE! Effingham, Illinois.

March 12-13. Indy LEGO Expo. Indiana State Fairgrounds. 

April 23. Disney on Ice in Evansville, Indiana. 

Did I miss anything? If so, let me know so I can update this list! As always, please confirm details with event coordinators before making your plans. While we do our best to be sure our information is accurate, events can and do change.

Click on the links below to add your info to our summer guides!

Submission Form for Summer Camp Guide

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Submission Form for Summer Event Calendar

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Want even more? Check out this list of winter sports teams and fitness classes for kids!

The fun has ended for these great events!

January 2016 Events for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

January 13-15. Spring auditions for the Terre Haute Children’s Choir. Ages 7 and up. Landini Center for Performing Arts. 4:30-6:00 p.m.

January 17. ISU-WSU game on the big screen at the Indiana Theatre. St. Louis Cardinals will be signing autographs. Doors open at 2:30. Free admission.

January 18. Winnie the Pooh Day at the Putnam County Public Library. 3 p.m. $5. Games, story telling, cake and ice cream.

January 18. MLK Day Camp at Terre Haute Bricks 4 Kidz. Camps start at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

January 18. Martin Luther King Day activities at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Snowball fights and crafts from 1-4 p.m.

January 19. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

January 21. Watch The Martian at the Vigo County Public Library. 6:00-8:30 p.m. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. FREE admission, snacks, and drinks.

January 21. Rock the Park with Michael Barbiero at the Indiana Theater. $15. 7:00 p.m.

January 23. Frozen Fever Party at Club Tabby. Dinner provided. $20.

January 23. Handwriting program at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. 1-3 p.m.

January 23. Sensory-friendly showing of Norm of the North. Read more about these special showings HERE. 

January 26. Kid’s Club at Chick Fil A. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Theme: Determination.

January 26. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

January 26. Tot Time at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Snow and Ice. Free with admission. Must register in advance.

January 27. Tour the new Youth Services department at the Vigo County Public Library. Refreshments and door prizes. Find out more HERE. 

January 29. Parent’s Night Out at Club Tabby. 6:00 p.m. $20 per child. Dinner provided.

January 30. Ben Franklin’s Mini Money Camp from 1-3. Pre-registration required. Terre Haute Children’s Museum.

January 31. 3:00-5:00 p.m. Paint and Play at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. $20. Registration required.

February 2016 Events for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

February 2. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

February 4. Mother Goose on the Loose at the Vigo County Public Library.

February 5. Mardi Gras Ball at Club Tabby. $20.

February 6. Valentine’s Day Cooking Class for kids ages 8-13. Clabber Girl.

February 6. Mother Goose on the Loose at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0-2 from 10:00-10:30. Ages 3-5 from 11:00-11:30. FREE. Registration not required.

February 6 and 20. Clay for Kids–Pottery Class at the Torner Center. Build and paint a ceramic bear. Ages 5-15. $30 per child.

February 6. Free showing of the movie Plant Pure Nation at the Indiana Theatre. 1:30 p.m.

February 9. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

February 11. Kid Cow at Chick Fil A. 9:30-11:00 a.m. Theme: Valentine’s Day. Bring cards to share with friends. Read more about Kid Cow HERE.

February 12. Drop off your kids and enjoy a date with your sweetheart. Children will enjoy singing, crafts, games, food, and Bible lessons. North Side Christian Church.

February 13. Second Saturday Studio at the Swope. FREE! 1-3 p.m. Read more HERE.

February 13. Valentine Dinner at Chick-fil-A. Make reservations via the CFA website.

February 14. Middle School Night at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum.

February 14. Sit-down Valentine’s Day Dinner at White Castle.

February 16. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

February 18. Painting and Pie at Grand Traverse Pie Company. 6:30-8:30 p.m. $25 for ages 4-12. Call 812-462-3392 to register.

February 20. Valentine’s Day Party at Club Tabby. 6:00 p.m. Dinner and snacks provided. $15.

February 20. An Evening with Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln at the Vigo County Public Library. 2:00-3:00 p.m. Registration not required.

February 23. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

February 24. Kid’s Club at Chick Fil A. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Theme: Kindness. Mail a chicken sandwich to someone who’s been kind to you.

February 25-27. Hand Me Around Consignment Sale at the Wabash Valley Fairgrounds.

February 26. Superhero Party at Fairbanks Park. $10.

February 27. Lunch with a princess at Club Tabby. 12:00 p.m. $20.

February 27-28. Parke County Maple Syrup Fair. Rockville, Indiana.

March 2016 Events for Terre Haute and the Wabash Valley

March 1. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

March 1. Celebrate Seuss. Silly fun, Seuss stories, snacks, photo booth pictures, and crafts. Vermillion County Public Library.

March 2. Dr. Seuss Birthday Party. 3:00 p.m. Putnam County Public Library in Greencastle, Indiana.

March 3. Indiana Theatre. Meet famous the punter, singer, and comedian–Hunter Smith. 5:30 p.m.

March 4. Birthday Bash for Dr. Seuss at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. $5 admission.

March 4. Party with the Stars. Allen Memorial Planetarium. Free. All ages. Registration required by 3/2.

March 5. Mother Goose on the Loose at the Vigo County Public Library. Ages 0-2 from 10:00-10:30. Ages 3-5 from 11:00-11:30. FREE. Registration not required.

March 5-6. Parke County Maple Syrup Fair. Rockville, Indiana.

March 5. Family Time Fun with the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra. $5 per child. Read more about the symphony’s open rehearsals HERE.

March 8. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

March 8. 10:30 a.m. Tot Time at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Read why I don‘t want you to go to Tot Time HERE. Theme: Rabbits.

March 9. Teen Shakespeare Film Festival at the Vigo County Public Library. 4:00-6:30 p.m.

March 10. Kid Cow at Chick Fil A. 9:30-11:00 a.m. Wear green to go with our St. Patrick’s Day theme. Read more about Kid Cow HERE.

March 11. 8:00 p.m. Watch Hoosiers on the big screen at the Indiana Theater. $10 per ticket.

March 11-12. Here We Grow Again Spring Consignment Sale at the Ohio Building.

March 12. Second Saturday Studio at the Swope. FREE! 1-3 p.m. Read more HERE.

March 12. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. 1:00 p.m. Follows Ohio Blvd between Baesler’s and 19th street.

March 12. Easter Egg hunt at Chick-fil-A. 10:00 a.m. Hunt will take place next door at the fairgrounds.

March 12, 13, and 20. 1:00-4:00 p.m. Pictures with the Easter Bunny at the Holiday House in Deming Park. $3 per picture or bring your own camera.

March 15. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

March 15. Free, small vanilla cone at Dairy Queen.

March 16. Teen Shakespeare Film Festival at the Vigo County Public Library. 4:00-6:30 p.m.

March 17. St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Putnam County Public Library. 4:00 p.m. Crafts and activities for kids. FREE.

March 19. 10:00 a.m. Easter Egg hunt at Robe Ann Park. 45 miles from Terre Haute in Greencastle, Indiana.

March 19. Easter Egg Hunt at Deming Park. Ages 2-4 at 1:00 p.m. Ages 5-10 at 1:30 p.m. Train will be open for rides and the Easter Bunny will be available for pictures.

March 22. Kid’s Club at Chick-fil-A. 5:00-7:00 p.m. Theme: Courtesy. Pretend to be a Chick-fil-A team member and learn how good manners are the secret to making others feel special.

March 22. 10:30 a.m. Tot Time at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. Read why I don‘t want you to go to Tot Time HERE. Theme: Seasons.

March 22. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

March 23. Teen Shakespeare Film Festival at the Vigo County Public Library. 4:00-6:30 p.m.

March 26. Science Saturday at the Terre Haute Children’s Museum. 1-3 p.m.

March 29. 10:30 a.m. Art Start. FREE preschool program at the Swope Art Museum. Weekly theme and more info HERE. 

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