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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
Elephant Retreat
(Wilstem Ranch)
August 1 - 31 | See website for details
Giraffe Encounter at Wilstem Ranch
(Wilstem Ranch)
August 1 - 31 | See website for details
Summer Space Adventure
(French Lick Resort )
August 1 - 18 | See website for details
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
August 15 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 15 | 10:00am - Noon
Wine and Dessert Soiree
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
August 17 | 9:00 pm
Jazz Under the Dome
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
August 17 -19 | See website for details
Summer Concerts in the Park Featuring: Mojave
(Historic Congress Square Orleans)
August 18 | 7:00 pm
Rhythm Method at 33 Brick Street
(33 Brick Street French Lick)
August 18 | Call for details
Orange County HomeGrown French Lick Farmer's Market
(Town Green French Lick )
August 18 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
French Lick Scenic Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
August 18 - 19 | 1:00 p.m.
Twilight Tours
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
August 18 | 7:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
August 18 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
August 18 | 8:00am - Noon
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
August 19 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
August 21 | 9am - 1pm
French Lick Scenic Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
August 21 | 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
August 22 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 22 | 10:00am - Noon
Sunset Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
August 24 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
August 25 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
August 25 | 8:00am - Noon
I've Got the Music in Me
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
August 25 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(Town Green French Lick)
August 25 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
American Pie at 33 Brick Street
(33 Brick Street French Lick)
August 25 | Call for details
Community & Pie Day & Contest
(Lost River Market & Deli)
August 25 | 11:00 am
Patoka Lake Shore Cleanup
(Patoka Lake)
August 25 | See List Below for times
Sangria Sunday with Mallets & Skins
(French Lick Winery)
August 26 | 1:00 p.m.
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
August 26 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
August 28 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 29 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
August 29 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Labor Day Weekend at French Lick Resort
(French Lick Resort)
August 31 | See schedule of events
September
Labor Day Weekend at French Lick Resort
(French Lick Resort)
September 1 - 3 | See website for details
Rugged Maniac at Paoli Peaks
(Paoli Peaks)
September 1 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(Town Green French Lick)
September 1 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 1 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
September 1 | 8:00am - Noon
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 2 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
September 4 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Boat Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 5 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
September 5 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
I've Got the Music in Me
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
September 7 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Wine Pairings
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 7 | 8:00 pm
Paoli Fall Festival
(Downtown Paoli)
September 7 -9 | See Website for details.
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
September 8 | 8:00am - Noon
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 8 | See website for details
The Paoli Chamber of Commerce Presents Paoli Fall Festival Car Show
(Historic Paoli Square)
September 8 | 9:30 a.m.
Paoli Chamber of Commerce Presents Monster Mash 2018
(Orange County 4-H Fair Grounds)
September 8 | 6:00 p.m.
Twilight Tours
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
September 8 | 7:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 8 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(Town Green French Lick )
September 8 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Sangria Sunday with Steve Michaels
(French Lick Winery )
September 9 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
September 9 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
September 11 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 12 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
September 12 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
I've Got the Music in Me
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
September 14 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Block Bash
(Bear Hollow Wood Carvers / Downtown French Lick)
September 14 - 16 | See website for details.
Wine and Dessert Soirée
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 14 | 9:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
September 15 | 8:00am - Noon
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 15 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 15 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Vintage Baseball
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
September 15 - 16 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(Town Green French Lick )
September 15 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
Wheelin’ IN the Fish at Patoka Lake
(Osborn Boat Ramp - Patoka Lake)
September 15 | See details below
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
September 16 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
September 18 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 19 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
September 19 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 22 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Bourbon Tasting Train
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 22 | 6:30 p.m.
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 22 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
September 22 | 8:00 am - Noon
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(Town Green French Lick )
September 22 | 4:00 - 8:00 pm
American Pie at 33 Brick Street
(33 Brick Street French Lick)
September 22 | Call 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
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
September 29 | 8:00am - Noon
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 29 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(Town Green French Lick )
September 29 | 4:00 - 8:00 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
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
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
October 3 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
51st Annual Orange County Pumpkin Festival
(West Baden & French Lick)
October 3 - 7 | See website for details
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 3 | 10:00 am - Noon
Wine Pairings
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 5 | 8:00 pm
Photography Weekend at French Lick Resort
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
October 5 & 6 | See website for details
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
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
October 6 & 7 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square )
October 6 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 7 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
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
Blackhawk Manor Wine Festival
(Town Green & Downtown Parking Lot)
October 12 - 14 | See Website for details
American Pie at 33 Brick Street
(33 Brick Street French Lick)
October 13 | Call for details
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
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.
Blackhawk Manor Wine Festival
(Downtown French Lick)
October 13 | 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Food Truck Alley: Fall Flavors
(French Lick Resort)
October 13 | Noon - 9:00 p.m.
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 13 & 14 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 13 & 14 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 13 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 14 | 5:30 & 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
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.
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.
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
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
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
Wine Pairings
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 9 | 8:00 p.m.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
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
Wine & Dessert Soiree
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 16 | 9:00 p.m.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 16 - 18 | See website for details
Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
November 16 | Go to Website for details.
50 Days of Lights
(French Lick Resort)
November 16 - 30 | See website for detailed information.
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
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
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November 30 | See website for details
Bourbon & Bites
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 30 | 8:00 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.
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.
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
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 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.
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
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.
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 22 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
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