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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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September
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
September 1 - 30 | See website for details
Giraffe Encounter at Wilstem Ranch
(Wilstem Ranch)
September 1 - 30 | See website for details
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
September 23 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
September 25 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 26 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
September 26 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 29 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 29 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
September 29 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(Town Green French Lick )
September 29 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Animal Fall Fest at Wilstem!
(Wilstem Ranch)
September 29 & 30 | See website for details
Autumn Homecoming at the Historic Lindley House
(Lindley House Paoli)
September 30 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
September 30 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
October
Pumpkin Patch
(Wilstem Ranch)
October 1 - 31 | See website for details
Haunted Mansion
(The Mansion)
October 1 - 31 | See website for details
Animal Fall Fest at Wilstem!
(Wilstem Ranch)
October 01 - 28 | See Website For Details
Historical Trolley Tours

October 1 & 2 | 11:00 am
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
October 1 - 31 | See website for details
Giraffe Encounter at Wilstem Ranch
(Wilstem Ranch)
October 1 - 31 | See website for details
Fall into Autumn at French Lick Resort
(French Lick Resort)
October 1 - 31 | See website for details
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 3 | 10:00 am - Noon
51st Annual Orange County Pumpkin Festival
(West Baden & French Lick)
October 3 - 7 | See website for details
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
October 3 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Photography Weekend at French Lick Resort
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
October 5 & 6 | See website for details
Wine Pairings
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 5 | 8:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(Town Green French Lick )
October 6 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 6 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square )
October 6 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
October 6 & 7 | See website for details
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 7 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Historical Trolley Tours
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
October 8 & 9 | 11:00 am
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 10 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
October 10 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Senior LPGA Championship
(French Lick Resort)
October 11 - 17 | See website for details
Art on the Green
(Downtown French Lick)
October 12 - 14 | 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
I've Got the Music in Me
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
October 13 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 13 & 14 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 13 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 13 & 14 | See website for details
American Pie at 33 Brick Street
(33 Brick Street French Lick)
October 13 | Call for details
Blackhawk Manor Wine Festival
(Downtown French Lick)
October 13 & 14 | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Craft Beer Experience at French Lick Resort
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
October 13 | 7:00 pm
Legend of Dry Hollow - Trick or Treat Walk
(French Lick Resort (Green Lot))
October 13 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Flame in the Valley
(French Lick Resort )
October 13 | 8:00 - 9:00 pm
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 14 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Historical Trolley Tours
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
October 15 & 16 | 11:00 am
I've Got The Music in Me
(The Abbeydell Hall at Legend of French Lick)
October 17 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 17 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
October 17 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Autumn Getaway Weekend #1 at Patoka Lake
(Patoka Lake)
October 19 & 20 | See details below
I've Got the Music in Me
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
October 20 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
October 20 & 21 | See website for details
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 21 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Historical Trolley Tours
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
October 22 & 23 | 11:00 am
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 24 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
October 24 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Autumn Getaway Weekend #2 at Patoka Lake
(Patoka Lake)
October 26 & 27 | See details below
Wine & Dessert Soiree
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 26 | 8:00 pm
I've Got the Music in Me
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
October 27 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 27 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 27 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Historical Trolley Tours
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
October 29 & 30 | 11:00 am
Boo! Trolley
(West Baden Springs Hotel Trolley)
October 31 | See website for details
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 31 | 10:00 - 12:00
November
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 2 - 4 | See website for details
Dash for the Glass 5K at Patoka Lake Winery
(Patoka Lake Winery)
November 3 | 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
November 7 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 9 - 11 | See website for details
Wine Pairings
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 9 | 8:00 p.m.
Veteran's Day Weekend
(French Lick Resort)
November 9 - 11 | See website for details
Ladies for Liberty
(French Lick Resort)
November 9 - 11 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Holiday Market
(Orleans Elementary School)
November 10 | 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 10 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Mixology Class
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 11 | 5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
November 14 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
November 16 | Go to Website for details.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 16 - 18 | See website for details
50 Days of Lights
(French Lick Resort)
November 16 - 30 | See website for detailed information.
Wine & Dessert Soiree
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 16 | 9:00 p.m.
French Lick Christmas Festival
(Springs Valley Middle School)
November 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
2018 Tri Kappa Holiday Bazaar
(Springs Valley Community Schools PE Complex)
November 17 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 17 | Go to Website for details.
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 17 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Mixology Class
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 18 | 5:00 p.m.
Paoli Christmas Open House
(Paoli Courthouse Square)
November 18 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
November 21 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Tom the Turkey Walk/Run
(French Lick Resort)
November 22 | 9:00 am
Thanksgiving Day Family Bash
(French Lick Resort (Windsor Ballroom))
November 22 | 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Family Portraits with Brescher Film and Photography
(French Lick Springs Hotel (Windsor Ballroom))
November 22 | 1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Bounce House Bonanza
(French Lick Springs Hotel (Windsor Ballroom))
November 23 - 25 | November 22 & 23 11:00 am - 9:00 pm, November 25 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 23 - 25 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 24 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
November 27 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
November 28 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Bourbon & Bites
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 30 | 8:00 pm
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 30 | See website for details
December
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December 1 - 2 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 1 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
50 Days of Lights
(French Lick Resort)
December 1 - 31 | See website for schedule of events.
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.
Mixology Class
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
December 2 | 5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
December 5 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December 7 - 9 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 8 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Christmas on the Square
(Orleans Congress Square)
December 8 | Go to Website for details.
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.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
December 12 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December 14 - 16 | See website for details
Wine & Dessert Soiree
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 14 | 9:00 p.m.
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
December 15 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 15 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Mixology Class
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
December 16 | 5:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
December 19 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December 20 - 23 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 22 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
December 22 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Wine Pairings
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
December 28 | 8:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 29 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Cheers 2018 with the Echoes
(French Lick Winery)
December 31 | 6:00 p.m.
January
50 Days of Lights
(French Lick Resort)
January 1 - 5 | See website for schedule of events.
French Lick Kitchen Live
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
January 12 | 1:30 pm
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
January 26 | 1:30 pm
February
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
February 2 | 1:30 pm
Chocolate Fest 2019
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
February 9 | See website for details
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
February 16 | 1:30 pm
March
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
March 2 | 1:30 pm
May
French Lick Resort Preservation Month
(French Lick Springs Resort)
May 1 - 31 | See website for details
French Lick Family Classic Fun Run 5K & Kids 1 Mile Mini Run/Walk
(French Lick Resort)
May 18 | See website for details