Memorial Day weekend is upon us and we are especially grateful for those who have fought to give us the freedoms we have today. I like to think this weekend is the officially kick off of summertime. Spend time with family by the pool this weekend or visit one of these fun events happening around town.
Friday, May 28th
Tyler Trueblood will be playing current+classic country at 365 Bar & Grill this Friday night at 8pm.
Join the Dawgleg Bar for great live music, delicious food, and ice cold drinks! Bubba Wiggles will be playing Friday night at 7:30pm.
Pits 2 PM
Front Gate 3 PM
Ticket Booth 3 PM
Hot Laps 6:30 PM
Opening Ceremonies 7:30 PM
Memorial Weekend Celebration at Sullivan Park and Lake promises to be fun for the whole family! This event is free to attend. Food vendors will be there. Alcohol is permitted but must be used responsibly. Mullet Over will be performing at 8pm.
It’s racing. It’s rock and roll. It’s the ultimate turbo boost into the greatest weekend in racing. It’s Miller Lite Carb Day, Friday, May 28! This high-powered party features the final practice for the 105th Indianapolis 500 and the Indy 500 Pit Stop Challenge all for one great price. Join all your friends on one of the best days of the year at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway!
11 am-12 pm – 500 Practice
Don’t miss the most exciting practice session of the year! The field of drivers racing in the Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge will have one hour to make their cars race ready during final Indianapolis 500 practice on Miller Lite Carb Day. This one-hour practice session will be full of excitement as drivers will run in heavy traffic with lots of drafting and passing to best simulate race conditions for Sunday.
2-3:30 pm – Pit Stop Challenge
The top pit crews in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES will take center stage during the tournament-style pit stop competition. Two cars will line up side by side on pit lane. When the light turns green, the cars will race into a pit box, where their crew is waiting to simulate a full-service pit stop. Once complete, the drivers will exit the pit box and race to the finish line. The team that performs the quickest service advances to the next round, pending any penalties. The final round is a best-of-three competition between two teams.
Saturday, May 29th
Join The Hangry Shack for their Grand Opening this Saturday from 12-2pm. Enjoy special discounts & shopping from The Apple House, Bee’s Wax LLC, Triple Moon LLC, & Mojo Soap.
Join Sewer Lair Toys this Saturday May 29th from 9am-4pm for their 5th 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!
Derek Meeker will be playing current + classic hits this Saturday at 365 Bar & Grill starting at 8pm.
The Terre Haute Farmers Market is back at the Meadows this Saturday, May 29th from 8 – noon. Our musical guest this week is David Goodier, and he’s being sponsored by Campbell Creek! We can’t wait to see you there!
Cody Ikerd will be back at the Bad Apple Saloon this Saturday night at 9pm.
Make the most of our online special prices with tickets from less than $5 per person when you purchase a Family Saver (offer only available online, so be quick)
29th May (5pm & 7.30pm)
Wabashiki Full Moon/Night Ride Saturdays.
Jan. 30, Feb. 27, March, 27, April 24, May 29, July 17, Aug 28, Sept 25, Oct 23, FRIDAY Nov. 26, Dec 18.
Times Vary with Sunsets
Dewey Point Trailhead-Wabashiki Wetlands Trail
All ages-Adult supervision required for ages 13 & under
$5/person (cash only please)
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, please.
Mallow Run Winery is hosting their picnic concert series with My Yellow Rickshaw. Come for live music, food, and wine every weekend this season.
For May-Aug, Vintage Movie Night is moving to the Corporate Shelter (see map in discussion) adjacent to the Garfield Park Arts Center, where guests can watch from their cars in the parking lot similar to a drive-in movie. No reservations required, spots are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. No concessions will be served at this time. Pre-registration is required.
The movie will start after sundown (around 9 PM), but guests can plan to get to the park 45 minutes to an hour early to set up and settle in for the show! Restrooms are only available through the outdoor port-o-lets. There is one located right by the parking lot next to the Corporate Shelter. Guests are welcome to bring their own coolers of food and non-alcoholic beverages. Please note alcohol is not permitted. Lastly, per the Marion County Public Health Department, face masks are mandated for all residents when they are inside public buildings and/or unable to maintain adequate social distancing (minimum six feet) outdoors.
In the 1950s, 3D movies became very popular as an alternative to staying at home watching television. We’re celebrating them outdoors this summer as a drive-through, socially-distanced and safe event. Don’t miss these! Many of these films are not shown very often—or at all. With each registration, you’ll get a pair of 3D glasses that will be distributed at the event. Guests can remain in their car or outdoors in lawn chairs (socially distanced and masked).
Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954)
A strange prehistoric beast lurks in the depths of the Amazonian jungle. A group of scientists try to capture the animal and bring it back to civilization for study.
Sunday, May 30th
The riveting countdown to “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” begins now! The 105th Running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will take place Sunday, May 30, 2021.
Thirty-three drivers. 200 laps. 500 miles. One bottle of cold milk. The only thing missing from this magical Indianapolis 500 mix is you.
Chart-topping, platinum-selling country recording artist Jimmie Allen will perform the national anthem just before the 33 drivers are called to their cars to begin “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”
Peonies are in bloom. These wonderful scented beauties are a dream to work with. Fall Creek Farm is hosting a Pink Peony Tea this Sunday at 1:30pm. They will demonstrate how to create a Peony centerpiece and then you will create one of your own to take home and enjoy. Tea, sweets and savories will be served.
Reservations are required. $30 per person. Call or text 765-401-6728. Cash, check, or credit card.