Events and Holidays

Around the World Summer of '16

May 31 - August 26

 

French Lick Resort celebrates the Summer Olympics! Journey with us as we travel around the world with family-friendly activities that focus on the cultures and traditions of various countries. Children can make an African mask, become an Italian chef, learn the craft of mosaic art, decorate flags and more.

 

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Alice Dye Invitational

Sunday, August 7 - Tuesday, August 9

 

Make it an August to remember when you join your friends at French Lick Resort for a celebration of women's golf. For the past six years, The Alice Dye Invitational has been one of our most popular and fun golf events.

 

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The Legends Championship presented by Old National Bank

Thursday, August 18 - Sunday, August 21

 

For the fourth year, some of the LPGA’s most iconic women will tee it up at the Pete Dye Course. Be here to see if Juli Inkster and Jan Stephenson can defend their titles in this two-round tournament. Inkster won the main tournament in 2015 while Stephenson took the Super Legends event, both in their first year of play in each division. All ticket proceeds go to benefit the Riley Children’s Foundation.

 

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Jazz Under the Dome

Friday, August 19 - Sunday, August 21
West Baden Springs Hotel

 

Swing and sway to the distinctive sounds of Jazz Under the Dome! Whether it’s classic, hot, cool, swing, bebop or hard bop, this roster of great jazz artists will entertain and impress. From check-in on Friday to check-out on Sunday, the best regional musicians will take to the stage for 20 hours of live jazz in the elegant grandeur of West Baden Springs Hotel atrium. This weekend-long event is free and open to the public.

 

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West Baden Paint Out

Paint Out: Saturday, August 20  8am - 6pm • Hotel Gardens
Reception: Sunday, August 21 2:30pm - 4:30pm • Library
West Baden Springs Hotel

 

On Saturday, artists are invited to "paint out" and sell their work commission free at an afternoon sale on the veranda. Artists are free to paint anywhere on the grounds and may sell paintings from their easels or to invitees at the Sunday reception. Previous work is allowed. Each artist is responsible for their own sales and displays, which must be in character with the hotel. During the Sunday reception, guests will vote for the People’s Choice Award and a prize of $500 will be awarded to the artist at the end of the reception. For more information call Brown County Art Gallery at 812-988-4609.

West Baden Wine Weekend

Friday, October 28 - Sunday, October 30
West Baden Springs Hotel

 

This two-day event focuses on the refined wines of Gerard Bertrand and his winemaking style, which emphasizes the unique terroirs and diverse grape varietals from the Languedoc-Roussillon region of the south of France. The weekend begins Friday with a wine reception led by Sommelier Tony Fese. Saturday features a wine education and cooking class with our Chef Ethan and the evening proffers a delightful five-course wine dinner served in the European elegance of Sinclair’s Restaurant.

 

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9th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair

Friday, November 18: 10am - 6pm
Saturday, November 19: 10am - 6pm
Sunday, November 20: 10am - 2pm
Valley Links Golf and Activities Center

 

Register now for vendor space at this popular event. If you have questions regarding the event or to request a vendor registration packet, please contact Darin Burton at (812) 936-5585 or dburton@frenchlick.com. Booth space is available on a first come-first served basis and registration is due by October 17.

 

Find that impeccable gift for someone special at the resort’s 9th Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair. Browse an enticing array of holiday ornaments, wreaths, candles, one-of-a-kind collectibles and other assorted handmade arts and crafts. Perfect to give to friends and family or keep for yourself!

Wine Pairings

Friday, August 5
September 9 • October 7
8pm
West Baden Atrium
$52 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Space is limited. Reservations Required. (812) 936-5579

 

Experience wine tasting at West Baden Springs Hotel paired with five courses of a variety of hors d'oeuvres. The event includes American and European wine presentations by our house wine expert highlighting a different imported or domestic varietal with each pairing. Our Atrium is the ultimate wine tasting room!

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*Must be at least 21 or older to purchase package and to participate in all activities.

Afternoon Tea

Saturdays
Seating at 2pm and 3pm
West Baden Atrium
​Reservation Required • $24

 

Enjoy the soothing sounds of live classical harp music as you delight in a proper afternoon tea, complete with finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours in the atrium. Sip and savor from a variety of gourmet teas sure to refresh you. For reservations call (812) 936-5579.

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Not Available on 10/22 , 11/05 and 11/19 (tree lighting).  Afternoon Tea not available during the month of December. 

Wine and Dessert Soirée

Wednesdays: July 27 •  August 3 & August 10

Fridays: July 29 • August 19 • September 23

9pm • West Baden Atrium
$36 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Space is limited. Reservations Required. (812) 936-5579

 

Enjoy the ultimate expression of West Baden Springs Hotel—the luxury of Europe with the warmth of home. Decadent desserts made in-house and served with expertly paired wine varietals from around the world; hosted by our very own wine expert.

Indiana Landmarks Twilight Tours

Saturday, August 13 • September 17
7pm
Indiana Landmarks Emporium • West Baden Springs Hotel
Adults $15 • Children 6 - 12 • $10

 

Explore what it would have been like to be a guest of the West Baden Springs Hotel during its first heyday during this 75-minute tour. Costumed characters enhance the excitement and experience of reveling in the hotel’s history.

 

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Afternoon Tour & Tea

Wednesdays
12:30pm tour / 2pm tea
1:30pm tour / 3pm tea
West Baden Atrium
$34 Adults • $27 Children ages 6 - 15
Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Embark on a 70-minute historical tour of West Baden Springs Hotel. You’ll be fascinated with the rich and entertaining legends and stories that are a part of the history of this elegant turn-of-the-century hotel. Then refresh yourself with a proper afternoon tea in the atrium featuring finger sandwiches, petit fours and scones served with a tasteful selection of gourmet teas.

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Not available on 11/02, 11/16 and 11/23.

THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride

Select Fridays and Saturdays, November 4 - December 17

 

Head to French Lick, Indiana to catch the train for the North Pole this holiday season and book your hotel stay at French Lick Resort. The round trip train excursion, at the French Lick Scenic Railway, includes a meet and greet with Santa Claus, hot chocolate, Christmas caroling and a treat, plus a gift for each child. Families are encouraged to wear their pajamas! 

 

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*Package is Non-refundable. All cancelations will be charged full amount of package, tickets plus room, regardless of cancelation date.

 

**Packages are limited and on a first come-first served basis. Reservations for THE POLAR EXPRESS™ Train Ride package must be arranged with our Reservations Representatives by calling 888.936.9360 prior to your resort visit. Rates based on double occupancy/availability. Price does not include applicable taxes. Must book 48 hours in advance and cannot be included with other special offers or discounts. Credit card is required at time of booking.

Wilstem Elephants

Now through October 30th

 

Wilstem Ranch welcomes back The Elephant Retreat in 2016. The African elephant herd of three girls will be vacationing at Wilstem now through October 30th. Fun and educational seminars consist of a one hour experience to visit with the girls in their new home, learn all you could want to know about these amazing animals, ask questions, touch them, take pictures and watch as they head out to graze.

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