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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 arts and crafts, athletics, chocolate, food and drink, history, nature or all of the above, there’s a southern Indiana event happening here that you’ll love.

Entertaining activities might include lake tours, historical tours with afternoon tea, winery visits, farmer’s markets, seasonal festivals, train excursions and elephant encounters. 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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August
Orange County HomeGrown Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
August 8 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kayaking at Patoka Lake
(Patoka Lake)
August 9 | 9:30 am
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 12 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunset Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 14 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
August 15 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 19 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lost River Market Summer Concert Series
(Lost River Market & Deli)
August 21 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
August 22 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 26 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sunset Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 28 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
August 29 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
September
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 1 | 1:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 2 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 3 | 1:00 pm
Wild West Hold-ups
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 5-7 | 1:00 pm
French Lick to Jasper Excursions
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 5 | TBA
Labor Day Cookout
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
September 5 - 6 | Saturday Noon - 4pm and Sunday 11am - 3pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 5 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
September 5 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 8 | French Lick Scenic Railway
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 9 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 10 | 1:00 pm
Paoli Fall Festival
(Paoli Town Square )
September 11 - 13 | TBD
Dinosaur Adventure Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 12-13 | 11:30 am & 3:00 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 12 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
September 12 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wing Spans
(Outdoors at Tomato Products Company)
September 13 | TBD
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 15 | 1:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 16 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 17 | 1:00 pm
Block Bash
(French Lick)
September 18 - 20 | See website for details.
Dinosaur Adventure Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 19 - 20 | 11:30 am & 3:00 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 19 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
September 19 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 22 | 1:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 23 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 24 | 1:00 pm
Lost River Market Summer Concert Series
(Lost River Market & Deli)
September 25 | 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
September 26 | 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 26-27 | 1:00 pm
Chocolate Tasting Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 26 | 6:30 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 26 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 29 | 1:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 30 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wilstem Fall Festival of Lights
(Wilstem Wildlife Park)
September 30 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
October
Wilstem Fall Festival of Lights
(Wilstem Wildlife Park)
October 1 - 31 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 1 | 1:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 3-4 | 1:00 pm
Dinner Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 3 | 5:30 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 3 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 4 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Train Ride on French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 6 | 1:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 7 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 8 | 1:00 pm
13th Annual Orleans Fall Fun Fest in the Park
(Orleans Townsquare)
October 8-10 | See Website for details
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 10 | 1:00 pm
Dinner Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 10 | 5:30 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 10 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 11 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 11 | 1:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 13 | 1:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 14 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 15 | 1:00 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 17 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bourbon Tasting Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 17 | 6:30 pm
Wild West Hold-Ups
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 17 - 18 | 1:00 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 18 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 20 | 1:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 21 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 22 | 1:00 pm
Train Ride on the French Lick Scenic Railway
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 24 - 25 | 1:00 pm
Dinner Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 24 | 5:30 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 24 | 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wildlife Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 28 | 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
November
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 6 - 8 | 5:30 & 7:30
2020 Dash for the Glass 5K at Patoka Lake Winery
(Patoka Lake Winery)
November 7 | See website for details.
The Polar Express™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 13 - 15 | 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Wilstem Winter Fest
(Wilstem Wildlife Park)
November 13 - 30 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 14 | TBA
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
November 19 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Tree Lighting Ceremony
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
November 20 | TBA
The Polar Express™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 20 - 22 | 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
November 21 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Polar Express™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 27 - 29 | 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
December
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
December 1 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Wilstem Winter Fest
(Wilstem Wildlife Park)
December 1 - 31 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
December 4 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Polar Express™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December 4 - 6 | 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
December 8 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
December 11 & 12 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Polar Express™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December 11 - 13 | 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
12th Annual Christmas on the Square
(Orleans Townsquare)
December 12 | See Website for details
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
December 18 & 19 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
The Polar Express™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December 18 - 23 | 5:30 pm & 7:30 pm
January
Wilstem Winter Fest
(Wilstem Wildlife Park)
January 1 - 3 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
February
Clint Black
(French Lick Resort • Hoosier Ballroom)
February 27 | 8:00 pm
March
Grand Funk Railroad
(French Lick Resort • Hoosier Ballroom)
March 20 | 8:00 pm
April
Trace Adkins Concert
(French Lick Resort • Hoosier Ballroom)
April 30 | 8:00 pm