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
Summer Break Programming at Kids Fest
(French Lick Resort)
August 1 - 27 | See website for details
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
Wine and Dessert Soirée
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
August 18 | 9:00 pm
Jazz Under the Dome
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
August 18 - 20 | See website for details
West Baden Paint Out
(West Baden Springs Hotel )
August 19 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
August 19 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Summer Concert in the Park
(Orleans Historic Congress Square)
August 19 | 7:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
August 19 | 8:00am - Noon
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
August 20 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Land Beneath the Lake
(Patoka Lake Nature Center)
August 20 | 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Live Music by Wade Baker
(Patoka Lake Winery)
August 20 | 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
August 22 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 23 | 10:00 am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
August 23 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Sunset Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
August 25 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
August 26 | 8:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
August 26 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Twilight Tours
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
August 26 | 7:00 pm
Orange County Historical Society Annual Ice Cream Social
(Lindley House)
August 27 | 1:00 - 5:00 pm
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
August 27 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
August 29 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
August 30 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
August 30 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
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
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
September 2 - 4 | See website for details
Rugged Maniac 5k Obstacle Race
(Paoli Peaks)
September 2 | 9:45 am - 4:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 2 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
September 2 | 8:00am - Noon
Food Truck Alley
(French Lick Resort)
September 2 | 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
September 3 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
September 5 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 6 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
September 6 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Wine Tastings
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 8 | 8:00 pm
Paoli Fall Festival
(Downtown Paoli)
September 8 -10 | See Website for details.
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 9 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
September 9 | 8:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 9 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
September 10 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
September 12 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 13 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
September 13 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Wine and Dessert Soirée
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 15 | 9:00 pm
Block Bash
(French Lick Town Green)
September 15 - 17 | See website for details
Wheelin' IN the Fish
(Newton Stewart Recreation Area)
September 16 | See website for details.
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 16 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
September 16 | 8:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 16 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Twilight Tours
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
September 16 | 7:00 pm
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
September 17 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
September 19 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 20 | 10:00am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
September 20 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Joan Jett and The Blackhearts
(French Lick Springs Hotel - Hoosier Ballroom)
September 22 | 8:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm
Forestry Field Day
(3850 W. Co. Rd. 775 N, Orleans)
September 23 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Market
(Orleans Congress Square Park)
September 23 | 8:00am - Noon
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 23 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 23 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
September 24 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Orange County HomeGrown Valley Farmer's Market
(French Lick Town Green)
September 26 | 9am - 1pm
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
September 27 | 10:00am - Noon
50th Annual Orange County Pumpkin Festival
(West Baden & French Lick)
September 27 - 30 | See website for details
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
September 27 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
September 30 | 8:00 am - Noon
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
September 30 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
September 30 | See website for details
Pumpkin Patch
(Wilstem Ranch)
September 30 | See website for details
Haunted Mansion
(The Mansion)
September 30 | See website for details
October
Haunted Mansion
(The Mansion)
October 1 - 29 | See website for details
Pumpkin Patch
(Wilstem Ranch)
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
Giraffe Encounter at Wilstem Ranch
(Wilstem Ranch)
October 1 - 31 | See website for details
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 1 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
October 4 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 4 | 10:00am - Noon
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
October 7 | See website for details
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square )
October 7 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 7 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Prescribed Burning Field Day for Pollinator Habitats
(6300 W. County Road 175 S., French Lick)
October 7 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 8 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 8 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 11 | 10:00 - 12:00
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
October 11 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Art on the Green
(French Lick Town Green)
October 13 - 15 | TBA
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
October 14 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 14 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
October 14 | See website for details
Fall Fun Fest
(Congress Square Orleans)
October 14 | See website for details
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 15 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 15 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 18 | 10:00 - 12:00
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
October 18 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
October 21 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wild West Hold Up
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
October 21 - 22 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 21 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake)
October 21 | See website for details
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 22 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 22 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
Patoka Lake Tour
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 25 | 10:00 - 12:00
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
October 25 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Oak Ridge Boys
(French Lick Springs Hotel - Oak Ridge Boys)
October 27 | 8:00 pm Doors open at 6:00 pm
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 28 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Orange County HomeGrown Orleans Farmer's Market
(Orleans Congress Square)
October 28 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 28 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
A Sunset Dinner
(Pete Dye Mansion)
October 29 | 5:30 & 8:00 p.m.
November
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
November 1 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Polar Express
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
November Weekends 3 - 26 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 4 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Dash for the Glass 5K
(Patoka Lake Winery)
November 4 | See website for details.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
November 8 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 11 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
November 15 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Tree Lighting Ceremony
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
November 17 | 7:00 pm
Tree Lighting Ceremony
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 18 | 7:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 18 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
November 22 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Thanksgiving at French Lick Resort
(French Lick Resort)
November 23 - 26 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 25 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
November 29 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
December
Polar Express
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December Weekends 1 - 23 (includes 12/20 & 12/21) | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 3 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
December 6 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Christmas on the Square
(Congress Square Orleans)
December 9 | See website for details
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 10 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
December 13 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Christmas Dinner
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
December 16 - 25 | See website for details.
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 17 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
December 20 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 24 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
December 27 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 31 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM