Find fun Southern Indiana events and festivals

If you’re looking for fun things to do in southern Indiana, French Lick West Baden is a good place to start. In addition to our huge list of unique attractions, the local event calendar offers up plenty of enjoyable and family-friendly southern Indiana events, festivals, concerts and other experiences in this charming resort community. Whether you’re into music, art, food, history, athletics, nature or all of the above, there’s an event here that you’ll love.

Browse the French Lick West Baden event calendar to find the latest events and things to do in southern Indiana and click on each listing to learn more. Start planning your trip to the French Lick-West Baden region today!

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November
The Polar Express Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November Weekends (except 12/23 - 12/25) | See website for details and ticketing information.
December
50 Days of Lights
(French Lick Resort)
December 1 - 31 | See website for details
Holiday Artisan Gallery
(Lost River Market & Deli)
December 1 - 31 | Store hours
Polar Express
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December Weekends except (12/23-12/25) | See website for details
Indiana Birthday Celebration
(Melton Public Library)
December 9 | See website for details
Kenny Rogers in Concert
(French Lick Resort)
December 9 | 8:00 pm
Christmas on the Square
(Orleans Congress Square)
December 10 | Go to Website for details.
Christmas Celebration
(French Lick Resort)
December 25 | Go to Website for details.
New Year's Eve at French Lick Resort
(French Lick Resort)
December 31 | Go to Website for details.
Splashin' New Year's Eve
(Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Hotel)
December 31 | Go to Website for details.
New Year's Eve Celebration - Family Style
(Paoli Peaks)
December 31 | 8:00 pm - 3:00 am
January
50 Days of Lights
(French Lick Resort)
January 1 - 7 | See website for details.
Polar Express
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
January 1 | See website for details
Bonk Rail Jam
(Paoli Peaks)
January 6 | See website for details
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Resort)
January 7 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Resort)
January 14 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Maddie & Tae in Concert
(French Lick Resort)
January 20 | 8:00 pm
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Resort)
January 21 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Jib-a-Whale
(Paoli Peaks)
January 21 | See website for details
Empire Series: Slope Style
(Paoli Peaks)
January 28 | See website for details
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Resort)
January 28 | 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Gran Torino in Concert
(Abbeydell Hall at the Legend of French Lick)
January 28 | Doors open at 5:30 pm
February
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Resort)
February 4 | See website for details
Women's Clinic-1 day
(Paoli Peaks)
February 4 | See website for details
Skier/Boardercross Event
(Paoli Peaks)
February 4 | See website for details
Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Chocolate Lover's Weekend
(French Lick Winery)
February 11 - 12 | See website for details
Empire Series: Big Air
(Paoli Peaks)
February 11 | See website for details
Chocolate Fest
(French Lick Resort)
February 11 | See website for details
Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Chocolate Lovers Weekend
(French Lick Winery)
February 18 - 19 | See website for details
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Resort)
February 18 | See website for details
Bonk Rail Jam
(Paoli Peaks)
February 24 | See website for details
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Resort)
February 25 | See website for details
March
Spring Break at KidsFest - "Spring into the Wild"
(French Lick Resort)
March 1 - 31 | See website for details
Splashtacular Spring Break
(Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Hotel)
March 10 - 31 | See website for details
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
March 10 - 31 | See website for details
The Wizard of Oz Train Ride
(French Lick )
March 16 - 31 | See website for details
Marty Stuart & Connie Smith in Concert
(French Lick Resort)
March 17 | 8:00 pm
Jamey Johnson in Concert
(French Lick Resort)
March 18 | 8:00 pm
April
Splashtacular Spring Break
(Big Splash Adventure Indoor Water Park & Hotel)
April 1 - 16 | See website for details
The Wizard of Oz Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
April 1 - 15 | See website for details
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
April 1 - 30 | See website for details
Blackhawk Manor Renaissance Festival
(Patoka Lake State Recreation Area)
April 8 - 9 | Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm. Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Easter at French Lick Resort
(French Lick Resort)
April 16 | See website for details
French Lick Resort 5k Family Classic
(French Lick Resort)
April 22 | See website for details
Orleans Dogwood Festival
(Congress Square Orleans)
April 26 - 29 | See website for details
Kool & The Gang in Concert
(French Lick Resort)
April 29 | 8:00 pm
May
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
May 1 - 31 | See website for details
Derby Days
(French Lick Resort)
May 5 - 7 | See website for details
Mother's Day
(French Lick Resort)
May 14 | See website for details
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
May 27 - 29 | See website for details
Memorial Day Weekend
(French Lick Resort)
May 29 | See website for details
June
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
June 1 - 30 | See website for details
Summer Break Programming at Kids Fest
(French Lick Resort)
June 1 - 30 | See website for details
Sunset Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
June 9 | See website for details
Sangria Sunday
(French Lick Winery)
June 11 | See website for details
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
June 17 - 18 | See website for details
Father's Day
(French Lick Resort)
June 18 | See website for details
Chocolate Tasting Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
June 24 | See website for details
4th of July Weekend
(French Lick Resort)
June 30 | See website for details
July
4th of July Weekend
(French Lick Resort)
July 1 - 4 | See website for details
Summer Break Programming at Kids Fest
(French Lick Resort)
July 1 - 31 | See website for details
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
July 1 - 31 | See website for details
Thunder over Patoka
(Patoka Lake)
July 1 | See website for details
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
July 1 - 4 | See website for details
Sangria Sunday
(French Lick Winery)
July 9 | See website for details
Sunset Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
July 14 | See website for details
Chocolate Tasting Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
July 15 | See website for details
Sunset Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
July 28 | See website for details
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
July 29 - 30 | See website for details
August
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
August 1 - 31 | See website for details
Summer Break Programming at Kids Fest
(French Lick Resort)
August 1 - 27 | See website for details
Train Ride to Strassenfest
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
August 5 | See website for details
Sunset Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
August 11 | See website for details
Sangria Sunday
(French Lick Winery)
August 13 | See website for details
Sunset Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
August 25 | See website for details
September
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
September 1 - 30 | See website for details
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 2 - 4 | See website for details
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 9 | See website for details
Block Bash
(French Lick Town Green)
September 15 - 17 | See website for details
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 16 | See website for details
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 23 | See website for details
50th Annual Orange County Pumpkin Festival
(West Baden & French Lick)
September 27 - 30 | See website for details
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 30 | See website for details
Haunted Mansion
(The Mansion)
September 30 | See website for details
Pumpkin Patch
(Wilstem Ranch)
September 30 | See website for details
October
Pumpkin Patch
(Wilstem Ranch)
October 1 - 29 | See website for details
Haunted Mansion
(The Mansion)
October 1 - 29 | See website for details
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
October 1 - 29 | See website for details
50th Annual Orange County Pumpkin Festival
(West Baden & French Lick)
October 1 | See website for details
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
October 7 | See website for details
Art on the Green
(French Lick Town Green )
October 13 - 15 | See website for details
Fall Fun Fest
(Congress Square Orleans)
October 14 | See website for details
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
October 14 | See website for details
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
October 21 | See website for details
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 21 - 22 | See website for details
November
Polar Express
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November Weekends 3 - 26 | See website for details
December
Polar Express
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December Weekends 1 - 23 (includes 12/20 & 12/21) | See website for details
Christmas on the Square
(Congress Square Orleans)
December 9 | See website for details