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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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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
Boo! Trolley
(West Baden Springs Hotel Trolley)
October 1-31 | See website for details
Animal Fall Fest at Wilstem!
(Wilstem Ranch)
October 01 - 28 | See Website For Details
Late Night Jazz Club
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
October 5 - 27 (Excluding 10/20) | 9:00 pm - Midnight
Little Psycho~Path
(Sleeping Bear Retreat)
October Every Friday and Saturday in October | 5 - 27 (2:00 - 5:00 p.m.)
Psycho-Path
(Sleeping Bear Retreat)
October 5 - 27 (Friday and Saturday nights) | Dusk til 11:00 pm
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
I've Got the Music in Me
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
October 22 | 6:45 - 10:00 pm
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
Autumn Getaway Weekend #2 at Patoka Lake
(Patoka Lake)
October 26 & 27 | See details below
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.
Fall Foliage Wine Cruise
(Patoka Lake Marina)
October 27 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
October 27 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Historical Trolley Tours
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
October 29 & 30 | 11:00 am
Spook Parade
(French Lick West Baden Museum)
October 31 | 5:30 p.m.
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
Wine Tastings in front of the Fireplace in the Atrium
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 9 | 8:00 pm
Chili Cook Off at Sleeping Bear Retreat
(Sleeping Bear Retreat)
November 10 | Noon - 5:00 pm
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.
Daviess County Singers
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 11 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
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
Wine & Dessert Soiree
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
November 16 | 9:00 p.m.
50 Days of Lights
(French Lick Resort)
November 16 - 30 | See website for detailed information.
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
2018 Tri Kappa Holiday Bazaar
(Springs Valley Community Schools PE Complex)
November 17 | 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
French Lick Christmas Festival
(Springs Valley Middle School)
November 17 | 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Gaither Vocal Band and Holiday Homecoming Show
(French Lick Resort)
November 17 | 7:00 pm
Paoli Christmas Open House
(Paoli Courthouse Square)
November 18 | 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Mixology Class
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 18 | 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
Holiday Choirs (Springs Valley High School)
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
November 24 | 11:00 am - Noon
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.
50 Days of Lights
(French Lick Resort)
December 1 - 31 | See website for schedule of events.
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
Holiday Choirs (Salem High School)
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
December 1 | 11:00 am - Noon
Late Night Jazz Club
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
December 1 - 29 | 9:00 pm - Midnight
Dicken's Carolers
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December Saturdays December 1 - 22 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Dicken's Carolers
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December Saturdays December 1 - 22 | 2:00 - 5:00 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
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.
Holiday Choirs (Orleans High School)
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
December 8 | 11:00 am - Noon
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
December 12 | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Christmas Treasures
(The Abbeydell Hall at The Legend of French Lick )
December 14 & 15 | Dinner at 6:45 p.m. Show starts at 8:00 p.m.
Wine & Dessert Soiree
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 14 | 9:00 p.m.
THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride
(French Lick Scenic Railway)
December 14 - 16 | See website for details
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 Dinner in Sinclair's
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
December 21 - 25 | 5:00 p.m.
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
Wine Tastings in front of the Fireplace in the Atrium
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 28 | 8:00 pm
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
December 29 | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
New Year's Eve at West Baden Springs Hotel
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
December 31 | 7:30 pm
New Year's Eve at French Lick Springs Hotel
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
December 31 | 7:00 pm
KidsFest Wild West New Year's Eve Party
(French Lick Springs Hotel • Clifton Ballroom)
December 31 | 6:00 pm - 12:30 am
Cheers 2018 with the Echoes
(French Lick Winery)
December 31 | 6:00 p.m.
January
Live Music in the Atrium
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 1 - 31 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm
50 Days of Lights
(French Lick Resort)
January 1 - 5 | See website for schedule of events.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
January 2 - 30 (Wednesdays ONLY) | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Late Night Jazz Club
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 4 -26 (Friday & Saturday Nights) | 9:00 - Midnight
Afternoon Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
January 5 - 26 (Saturday ONLY) | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Mixology Class
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 6 | 5:00 p.m.
Historical Tours at West Baden Springs Hotel
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 7 - 29 (Monday & Tuesday) | 11:00 am
Cake Decorating at West Baden Springs Hotel
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 1 - 29 (Tuesdays) | 2:00 p.m.
Classical Movie Night
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 10 - 24 (Thursdays ONLY) | 8:00 pm
Wine Pairings
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 11 | 8:00 pm
French Lick Kitchen Live
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
January 12 | 1:30 pm
Pour a Glass, Paint a Glass
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 12 | 4:00 pm
Wine and Canvas
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 19 | 4:00 pm
Mixology Class at Sinclair's
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
January 20 | 5:00 p.m.
Wine and Dessert Soirée
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
January 25 | 8:00 pm
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
January 26 | 1:30 pm
February
Late Night Jazz Club
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
February 1 - 23 (Friday & Saturday Nights Only) | 9:00 pm - Midnight
Live Music Nightly in the Atrium
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
February 1 - 28 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
February 2 | 1:30 pm
Afternoon Tea in the Atrium
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
February 2 - 23 (Saturday ONLY) | 2:00 - 4:00 PM
Historical Tours at West Baden Springs Hotel
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
February 4 - 26 (Monday & Tuesday ONLY) | 11:00 am
Cake Decorating at West Baden Springs Hotel
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
February 5 - 26 (Tuesdays ONLY) | 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tour & Tea
(West Baden Springs Hotel Caddy Sinclair Room)
February 6 -27 (Wednesdays ONLY) | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Classical Movie Night
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
February 7 - 28 (Thursday ONLY) | 8:00 pm
Chocolate Fest 2019
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
February 9 | See website for details
Bourbon & Bites
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
February 9 | 8:00 pm
Wine and Dessert Soirée
(West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium)
February 15 | 8:00 pm
Wine & Canvas
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
February 16 | 4:00 pm
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
February 16 | 1:30 pm
Mixology Class at Sinclair's
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
February 17 | 5:00 p.m.
Wine Pairings
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
February 22 | 8:00 pm
Mixology Class at Sinclair's
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
February 24 | 5:00 p.m.
March
Late Night Jazz Club
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
March 1 - 30 | 9:00 pm - Midnight
Live Music Nightly in the Atrium
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
March 1 - 31 | 5:00 - 9:00 pm
French Lick Kitchen Live!
(French Lick Springs Hotel)
March 2 | 1:30 pm
Historical Tours at West Baden Springs Hotel
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
March 4 - 26 (Monday & Tuesday ONLY) | 11:00 am
Cake Decorating at West Baden Springs Hotel
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
March 5 - 19 (Tuesdays Only) | 2:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tea & Tour
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
March 6 - 27 (Wednesdays ONLY) | 12:30pm tour, 2pm tea & 1:30pm tour, 3pm tea
Cupcake Decorating
(West Baden Springs Hotel)
March 26 | 2:00 p.m.
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