What to do this Weekend

What To Do This Weekend 8.13-8.15

Friday, August 13th

Cookies & Canvas

Join the Vigo County Historical Society on August 6th at the History Center for a fun evening of cookies and painting instruction with Cynthia Phillips-Sabla, Director of ISU’s Community School of the Arts and Terre Haute artist. Cynthia will instruct and inspire with step by step instructions to help you create your own masterpiece. All ages are welcome! 

This event will help us raise funds for our Race Against Time Fundraiser. Tickets are $25.00 each.

Friday come out to the TeePee for some great entertainment and Blues with Reverend Robert & Washboard Shorty!!! Drink and Food Specials all evening long, music starts at 9pm.

The soothing sounds of Milk Walker to warm your soul on Friday the 13th! Live bands every Friday only at The Verve!

If you like music, food and beer….. this is the place to be! Gather your family and friends here in historic Downtown Terre Haute and enjoy the best hand-crafted brews fresh off the tap at THBC.
Featuring Joel Weir 7:00pm-10:00pm on Friday, August 13, 2021!

Indiana State Fair

This year’s theme will be “Celebrating the Hoosier Spirit.”

The Indiana State Fair is held for 17 days each summer, yet it lives for generations in the memories of families who experience it together. Over 750,000 people visit the Indiana State Fair each year for family fun, rides and games, barnyard animals, goat yoga, fabulous fair food, and the Indiana Beer Wine & Spirits expo.

New this year:

  • The iconic Budweiser Clydesdales.
  • A Double Decker Carousel featuring two levels of beautifully handcrafted figures, completed with tigers, zebras, and giraffes.
  • The Mighty Mike Show. He juggles bowling balls and sledgehammers while dressed in a 1920s-style bathing suit. He also bends horseshoes and tears decks and performs goofy dance routines.
  • Backyard Brats and Brews is the perfect place to grab a cold beverage, grilled brats, and other snacks while enjoying live music and yard games.
  • Animal yoga with goats, pigs, bunnies, and lambs.

Italian Street Fest

Holy Rosary Catholic Church – Friday + Saturday

Some people say we Italians have three loves in life: God, our families, and good food…and not always in that order! The difficulty comes in finding all three things in the same place…that is, unless you’re in Indianapolis. Because here, you always know where to find them!

Indianapolis’ much-loved and most-attended church festival: join us and enjoy delicious Italian food, wine & beer, live music, and amusement rides!

Featuring favorites like homemade pizza, spaghetti, cannoli, cheesecake, and more.

Be there on Saturday at 6:45 pm to see a traditional Italian religious procession before the special 7 pm Mass!

Saturday, August 14th

End of Summer Bazaar at The Meadows

Come and shop inside Meadow’s atrium and on the front patio stopping by one of our over 50 vendors. There will be home decor, candles, home scents and soaps, health and wellness, specialized tumblers and kitchen items as well as a doll clothes vendor, one who makes animals from material, and face painting vendor and other unique finds not found in stores!!! We hope to see you!! Farmer’s Market is also from 8-12 in front of the old Steinmart.

The Farmer’s Market returns with its 2021 Summer Season outdoors in the southwest corner of The Meadows Shopping Center parking lot each Saturday morning from mid-May through the last weekend in October. Join us to support local growers and makers, who will be bringing farm fresh produce, chicken, beef, pork, lamb, and eggs, homemade baked goods and breads, sauces and seasonings, natural soaps and lotions, artisan crafts and textiles, candles, and so much more!
On August 14th, we’ll have live music from David Goodier! You don’t want to miss it!

Alley Dogz is hosting their GRAND OPENING event. Join them Saturday from 1pm-7pm in the alley of 13 1/2 + College.

Multiple nitromethane funny cars dueling it out down the famed 1/8th mile along with a series of Nostalgia Super Stocks.
If that lineup there isn’t powerful enough for you, check out the Fast Door Car Slammin’ 16 Bracket Racing.
We will have a full day of racing here at Wabash Valley Dragway. Onsight, we will have our full concession stand available and plenty of bleacher seating.
Our track offers starting line seating. Don’t forget EVERY SPECTATOR PASS IS A PIT PASS as well. Feel free to explore the pits and intermingle up close and personal with the racecars and drivers.
Second Saturday Show
Join us for an all ages night of music by Aaron Norris at The Local Vinyl.
Doors reopen at 6:00 pm with a $3 entry fee. 10% off all vinyl during the show.
Support local music in 12 points by marking your calendar for Second Saturday Shows!

Wine on the Wabash 2021
Hairbangers Ball, Mullet Over & Tom Kelly
Saturday August 14, 2021
Fairbanks Park
1100 Girl Scout Lane
Terre Haute, Indiana 47807
Doors open: 5pm
Concert: 6pm
$10.00 per person at the gate
Children 12 & Under Free
No Coolers
Food Vendors Available
Beer & Wine available from the State Line Wine Trail

Stereobella at Bad Apple Saloon
Stereobella is a high energy Pop-Punk band from Indiana. Their original music pays homage to the golden era of Pop-Punk while blending in modern production and songwriting skills.
Live in concert, Stereobella also performs covers from the biggest bands of the 1990’s and 2000’s such as Blink-182, Weezer, Avril Lavigne, Foo Fighters and many more.
Music at 9pm.
Saturday, August 14
Griffin Bike Park
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ages 5+
$10 Registration Fee
Pre-Registration Required
Join the VCPRD on Saturday, August 14th for our Griffin Bike Park Lake Jump Event! The event will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. directly following the Pump Track Series at Griffin Bike Park.
Participants will register for a one-hour timeslot and will be allowed to use the lake jump as many times as possible during that one-hour period. There is a 10 participant maximum for each timeslot. Participants MUST register ahead of time so don’t delay!
The registration fee for this event is $10 and can be paid upon arrival. The final date for registration is Friday, August 13th by 4 p.m. Please register by calling our administrative office at 812-462-3392 or emailing our Recreational Coordinator at [email protected]! We hope to see you there!
Note: all riders MUST wear a helmet, a life jacket, and shoes while jumping. This event is open for participants ages 5 and up. All children ages 13 and under must be supervised by an adult at all times. Social distancing is required. Masks will be required when social distancing cannot be maintained. Parking is available in the parking area directly adjacent to the boat ramp and lake jump. Parking is prohibited on the boat ramp during this event. Thanks in advance!
If you like music, food and beer….. this is the place to be! Gather your family and friends here in historic Downtown Terre Haute and enjoy the best hand-crafted brews fresh off the tap at THBC.
Featuring Derek Meeker 7:00pm-10:00pm on Saturday, August 14, 2021!
3rd Annual Drive for a Cause Car Show at Rockville Lake
From 1 to 4 pm
All proceeds go to the local food pantry
Cost of entrance is covered by non-perishable food items, clothing, hygiene supplies, etc.
Dash Plaques for the first 60 participants
Door Prizes for the first 30 guests
Food, Music, & lots of Pretty Cars!
Trophy Categories:
Best Project Car (must be drivable)
Best Motorcycle
Best Low Rider
Best Rat Rod
Best 1981 and newer cars/trucks/vans
Top 3 1980 and Older cars/trucks/vans
Judge’s Choice Award
Interested participants call us at 765-569-6541 to register or register the day of from 11am-1:50 pm
*Registration for the vehicles participating is $15
Judging begins at 2pm and winners will be announced at 4pm
*Face masks and social distancing is strongly recommended*
Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party
Stargaze at the darkest public night sky in Indiana at Shades State Park August 14th 10pm-midnight.
The Wabash Valley Astronomical Society will have telescopes set up for visitors to use. Park visitors can usually see stars, constellations, planets and the Milky Way on clear nights at Shades State Park. Even if you are not using a telescope, you can still enjoy stargazing while watching the Perseid Meteor Shower. Park Naturalists will have a few space themed crafts/activities available for the young & old while waiting to look through a telescope. Bring a chair or blanket to view the stars in comfort along the park road to the Pine Hills Parking Lot.
This is a weather dependent event. The Star Party will be cancelled if the sky is too cloudy or if it is raining.
Standard park entrance fees of $7 per in-state vehicle and $9 per out-of-state vehicle will apply.
Prairie Crossroads Blues Fest, Saturday August 14, 2021 at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.
2021 Main Stage Bands
Johnny Rawls, Ivy Ford, Smiley Tillmon Band featuring Kate Moss
William Marsala, Kilborn Alley Blues Band
2021 Solo/Duo Stage
Gerry Hundt’s Legendary One Man Band, Jesse Cotton Stone
Advance Tickets = $15.00 ends Aug. 12
At the Gate = $20.00
Gates open at 1:00, Solo/Duo music starts at 1:30 Main Stage acts start at 2:00 (central time)
2 Stages for nearly continuous Blues
Bring your lawn chairs, our Fest is held in a large grassy area, with several shade trees. Food trucks on site – no coolers please.
Wine Run 5K Wyldewood Cellars Winery
Love Wine? Like Walking or Running? This race is for you!
Race Swag: All participants will receive a race t-shirt, souvenir wine glass, finisher medal and a free glass of wine (or soda for our under 21 runners) after the race!
Join us on Saturday, August 14th, 2021 at 9:00 am for an exciting event that features the scenic views of Kickapoo Rail Trail in St Joseph, and the great Wine produced by locally owned by Wyldewood Cellars Winery. With registration options for all wine lovers and runners, this race is a sure thing for a great time!
Awards: We are doing finisher medals for all participants so there are no age group medals, however we will have a race clock as you cross the finish line if you want to see your results. This race will not be chip timed.
This race benefits local charities. We will have music and light refreshments for all runners and walkers.

Sunday, August 15th

J’s Bikes and Trek Bikes Bring you Dual Slalom Racing on our dual slalom course at the Griffin Bike Park. Our true King of the Mountain competition. Riders will be broken down into age classes. Racing 2 heat bracket racing to determine class champions for each race and overall season points Championships. MUST race finals to be eligible for Series awards.
July 18, July 31, August 1, August 15, September 12.
Registration 9:00 a.m. Racing at 1:00 p.m.
$15 with Griffin Bike Park membership
$20 without membership.
$25 Dash for Cash. Non-points 80% payout to top 3 finishers.
Medals to top 3 finishers in each race.
Best 4 out of 5 races for Series Championship points. MUST Race finals to be eligible for Series awards.
Awards to Series champions.
Men: Strider Bike 5 and Under
10 and under
Adult Women.
Rookie Class (non points, 2 wins must move to age class)


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