Spring Into The Wild

Spring into the Wild

Friday, March 8 - Saturday, April 7
 
Young adventurers can “Spring into the Wild” as they prepare for a French Lick Resort safari. Kids will learn about various animals with safari-themed crafts, activities, and games that give them a chance to prove their official Safari Game mastery. All activities are supervised by our trained attendants and have been developed to ensure that kids have a fun-filled “Spring into the Wild” experience.

 

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Cupcake Decorating

adding icing to cupcakes

Tuesday, March 26 • 2pm
Tuesday, April 2 • 2pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$20 for adults • $10 for children 12 and younger

 

Bring your junior chef and join our pastry chef as she provides pointers on how to dress up your cupcakes. After covering basic techniques on frosting, you’ll learn about how to craft flowers from icing as well. A perfect spring break activity for you and your little one to put the icing on the cake of a special stay at the resort.

 

Mommy & Me Tea

animation of momma bird pouring tea with baby bird holding a lemon slice

Wednesday, March 27 • 2pm - 4pm
Wednesday, April 3 • 2pm - 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$28 Adults • $15 Children (12 and under)
Reservations required. 812-936-5579

 

Bring your little princess or prince to be treated like royalty and introduce them to a proper tea under the atrium! Savor finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours alongside gourmet teas while children practice their manners and enjoy spending time with mom doing something new.

 

Cake Decorating

Ladies icing cakes

Tuesdays through April 30 • 2pm
Excludes March 26 and April 2 for Cupcake Decorating
West Baden Springs Hotel
$20 for adults • $10 for children 12 and younger
Reservations required:  (812) 936-5579

 

Join our pastry chef for a personal lesson with tricks, tips and techniques on decorating your next cake with pizzazz. We’ll provide a 6-inch cake for you to follow along with the chef, as well as all the tools and sweet extras you need to add your own decorative flair. The cake is yours to take home, show off and take a fork to it!

 

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Excludes March 26 and April 2.

Cookies & Canvas

Painting of cookies

Saturday, March 30 • 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$40 per person (ages 5 & up)
Reservations required. 812-936-5579
 

Enjoy cookies and milk while you paint along step-by-step with instruction from an experienced and enthusiastic artist. You will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent. Limited seating. This activity is recommended for children 5 years and older accompanied by an adult.

 

Spring Into Action

Turners Circus

Saturday, March 30 • 2pm & 4pm
Saturday, April 20 • 2pm & 4pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Hoosier Ballroom

Saturday, May 18 • 2pm & 4pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Windsor Ballroom

$5 entry per show

 

Spring into action and check out six electrifying shows by Turners Circus performers this spring! From trapeze to silks, catch an array of dazzling acts including interactive elements of hoop and poi for the kids. There’s also complimentary cotton candy and popcorn for the kids (and the kids at heart) plus a circus photo booth to capture your memories.

Trolley Tours

Trolley Tours

Mondays in April, May & October • 11am 
$20 adults, $10 Children 12 and under
Reservations required: 812-936-5579
Meet beside West Baden Springs Hotel concierge desk and depart from the valet area

 

All aboard for some historical enlightenment! Trolley tours are back, and this route will cover more than two dozen historical points of interest in the surrounding areas of French Lick and West Baden Springs. Take a drive through Larry Bird Boulevard, learn about some of French Lick Resort’s historic spots, and see some of the buildings that once housed underground casinos and small hotels back in the day. Receive a gift bag compliments of French Lick Resort that includes coupons for local merchants and restaurants, a $2 discount museum voucher, vintage postcards and a few other surprises!

Afternoon Tour & Tea

three panel image of historical tours and a mother daughter tea

Wednesdays • 12:30pm tour/2pm tea & 1:30pm tour/3pm tea
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$38 Adults • $29 Children ages 5 - 12
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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Excludes April 3 and November 6.

Stables Tours

Stables

Daily • 9am - 4pm
The Stables at French Lick Resort • $5

 

For a firsthand glimpse of what life is like in our Stables, we’ll show you the ropes. Stop by The Stables any time during business hours to meet some of our 27 horses, learn about the operations and have any of your questions answered by our Stables staff. Saddle up for a look behind the scenes!

Afternoon Tea

Pouring tea

Saturdays • 2pm - 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$28 per person • $15 for children 12 and younger
Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Savor an elegant experience by sitting down to a proper afternoon tea. Enjoy finger sandwiches, scones and petit fours, and choose from a selection of gourmet teas. With the soothing sounds of live harp, cello or flute music accompanying tea, this is the ideal way to relish the ambiance of West Baden Springs Hotel.

 

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Price is per person, not including tax and gratuity
Excludes October 26, November 2 & 9 and December 13.
The August 17 Afternoon Tea will take place in Cafe Sinclair's.

West Baden Historian Tour

Painting in the Angel Room

January - March • Mondays & Tuesdays • 11am
West Baden Springs Hotel

$12 for adults • $6 for children 12 and under

 

Join our historian for an hour and step back in time to discover the captivating history of West Baden Springs Hotel. Find out why West Baden was renowned for Sprudel Water and the interesting effect it had on guests. Learn more about the mysterious Angel Room and the iconic dome high above the atrium.

Wine Pairings

Three glasses of various wines

Friday, April 5 • 8pm
Friday, May 24 • 8pm
Friday, June 7 • 8pm
Friday, July 12 • 8pm
Friday, August 9 • 8pm
Friday, September 13 • 8pm
Friday, October 4 • 8pm
Friday, December 6 • 8pm

 

West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium 
$65 • 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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Cost is per person and does not include tax and gratuity

*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate

Wine & Canvas

Wine Glass in front of a colorful band of paint

Saturday, April 13 • 4pm
Saturday, May 18 • 4pm
Saturday, August 17 • 4pm


West Baden Springs Hotel
$60 • Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Enjoy step-by-step instruction while you relax, sip and paint along with an experienced and enthusiastic artist. You will leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent.

 

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*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate. 

Mixology Class - A History of Cocktails

Selection of Cocktails

Sunday, April 14 & 28 • 5pm
Sunday, September 15 • 5pm

West Baden Springs Hotel
$45 per person • Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Shake things up and get a spirited education about the history of the cocktail while our West Baden mixologist provides demos and samples of signature drinks. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.

 

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Must be 21 with a valid ID to participate.

Wine and Dessert Soirée

Friday, April 19 • 8pm
Friday, May 3 • 8pm
Friday, June 21 • 8pm
Friday, August 16 • 8pm
Friday, October 18 • 8pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$48 • Reservations required.
(812) 936-5579

 

Enjoy the ultimate expression of West Baden Springs Hotel — the luxury of Europe with the warmth of home. Savor three decadent desserts made in-house, each served with expertly paired wine varietals from around the world.

 

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Price is per person, not including tax and gratuity
Reservations Required (812)936-5579
*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate

Horse Sense Class

Horse at the stables

Mondays - Thursdays (April - October) • 1pm • $65
The Stables at French Lick
Reservations Required (812) 936-9300 ext. 7246

 

Saddle up for an equine education! Meet at The Stables to join a guide for a 30-minute class about horses, including a meet-and-greet with a horse and background about grooming and daily care for the animals. Once you know what it takes, put it to the test with a 45-minute trail ride on your horse.

 

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Reservations Required – (812) 936-9300 (Ext 7246)

Children must be 8 years of age to ride horses on trail rides.
The Horse Sense class is hands-on experience; to maximize guest interaction, we will limit each class to six people.

West Baden Gardening Guidance

West Baden Gardening Guidance

Wednesdays, April 24 through May 22 • 10am • $20
West Baden Springs Hotel
Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Plant the seed of knowledge with this 30-minute class designed to help you understand how your garden grows. Start with a tour of our greenhouse and garden as our grounds maintenance staff guides you through greenhouse basics and other garden-variety discussions such as soil mix and when to plant, along with a Q&A session. After the class, test out your green thumb with your own seeds and a pot to take home.

 

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Maximum class size is 20 people.

Craft Beer Experience

Craft beer bottles sitting on a table

Friday, April 26 • 8pm
Friday, July 26 • 8pm
Friday, September 27 • 8pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • $58
Space is limited. Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Unique tastes are best enjoyed in a one-of-a-kind setting, and you can experience both at the West Baden Craft Beer Experience. Raise a glass with friends or plan a fun date night while sampling a medley of five craft beers under the dome at West Baden Springs Hotel. Gastropub-themed hors d’oeuvres will be served alongside the 3-ounce tasting portions.


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$58 (per person, not including tax and gratuity)
Reservations Required (812)936-5579
Beer selection may vary from what is pictured
*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate

Derby Weekend Extravaganza

girl petting a horse

Friday, May 3 – Sunday, May 5 
KidsFest Lodge

Saddle up for our Derby Weekend KidsFest Extravaganza. Kids will enjoy hayrides and tours at The Stables, stick horse relay races and horsin’ around making derby crafts. Everyone loves derby pie s’mores, and we’ll cross the finish line Friday and Saturday night with Dive-In Movies at the pool.

 

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Preservation Month

Join us as we celebrate our history! May is National Historic and Preservation Month. To celebrate this momentous occasion, French Lick Resort invites you to visit our hotels to enjoy a variety of vintage displays, specialty drinks, historic activities and special offers. We look forward to sharing our history with you.

 

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Picture with Pepsi

Mini Horse

Fridays in May • 3pm - 5pm
​French Lick Springs Hotel • Front Lawn

 

Come and get a close-up with our mane man! “Pepsi” is a full-grown miniature horse who is our mascot at The Stables, and you can meet Pepsi and snap a photo with him on the front lawn of French Lick Springs Hotel. Bring your own camera and take your own pictures with Pepsi free of charge. Pepsi is known for his friendliness and loves attention, so stop by and say hello!

Photography Weekend

Photography Weekend

Friday, May 10 - Saturday, May 11
Friday, October 11 - Saturday, October 12
West Baden Springs Hotel

 

Give us a weekend, and we’ll help you capture those perfect moments. You know Ian McSpadden’s work from the images used to promote French Lick Resort, and he’s emerging from behind the lens to help you craft your own classic photos. Whether you’re a rookie with the camera or more of a master with your Nikon, the Friday-Saturday workshop is tailored to photographers of all levels with talks on technique and photo shoots all across French Lick Resort’s picturesque grounds. Capture a portrait with a personal model, shoot the sunrise from the spectacular views of the Pete Dye Course and test your skills from a special rooftop perspective. ​

 

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French Lick Family Classic Fun Run 5K & Kids 1 Mile Mini Run/Walk

5K Family Classic

Saturday, May 18
​Event Center Plaza

 

Run a race, help raise money for a great cause, and kapow! — you can be a superhero by participating in the annual French Lick Family Classic. Come ready to conquer our 5K Walk/Run and Kids 1 Mile Mini course, which winds through the resort grounds. Wear your best 5K-friendly superhero costume and have a shot to win one of the prizes awarded for best costume. Proceeds from the race will benefit Clothe-A-Child.

 

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Race date and time subject to change in the event of inclement weather.

Twilight Tours

Saturday, May 25 • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm
Saturday, June 22 • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm
Saturday, July 20 • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm
Saturday, August 17 • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm
Saturday, September 14 • 7pm, 7:10pm & 7:20pm

Indiana Landmarks Emporium • West Baden Springs Hotel • $20

 

Explore what it would have been like to be a guest at 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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Bourbon & Bites

Plate of food with bourbon pairing

Friday, June 14 • 8pm
Friday, November 22 • 8pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$70 • ​Reservations required. (812) 936-5579

 

Bourbon & Bites is an experience that goes down smooth. Sample five select bourbons, paired with a tasting menu of hors d’oeuvres, in the elegant backdrop of West Baden Springs Hotel.

 

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Price is per person, not including tax and gratuity
Reservations Required. (812)936-5579
*Must be at least 21 or older with a valid ID to participate

Cheers To Pallet Painting

paintbrush with brush strokes on pallet boards

Saturday, June 29 • 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$70 per person • Reservations required. (812) 936-5579


Unwind with a few glasses of wine and unlock your artistic side as an experienced artist works with you to craft a unique creation. Hand-crafted pallets are the perfect rustic accent to any home décor, and you’ll have your own pallet to take home and display — decorated just as you like it.

 

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Cost is per person and does not include tax and gratuity

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

Alice Dye Invitational

Sunday, August 4 - Tuesday, August 6

 

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 seven years, The Alice Dye Invitational has been one of our most popular and fun golf events.

 

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West Baden Paint Out

Friday, August 16 - Saturday, August 17
West Baden Springs Hotel • Garden and Veranda

 

During the Hoosier Masters Artists Paint Out and Reception, more than two dozen Indiana Heritage artists will be spread out across the garden and veranda immortalizing their own versions of our historic grounds. These paintings will be for sale Saturday afternoon, allowing you to purchase the ultimate West Baden Springs Hotel souvenir.

 

A reception is planned for Saturday, August 17. For more information, call the Brown County Art Gallery at (812) 988-4609.

Jazz Under the Dome Weekend

Jazz Under The Dome

Friday, August 16 - Sunday, August 18
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

 

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's atrium. This weekend-long event is free and open to the public.

 

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Murder Mystery Weekend

Murder Mystery Package

Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25
West Baden Springs Hotel

This is a weekend to die for! Murder Mystery Weekend provides a chilling opportunity to test your detective skills and sort through all the red herrings and diabolical clues of a juicy mystery. See if you can crack the case in one of the most unusual, exhilarating and spine-tingling experiences ever. 

 

“The masterminds of the genre, by far the most professional.”
Los Angeles Times

“A lethally comical experience.”
The Dallas Morning News

 

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*Must be at least 18 or older with a valid ID to participate

Vintage Cars on Display

Vintage Cars

Thursday, September 12 - Monday, September 16
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium

 

We’ve got a few slick sets of wheels to show off as part of West Baden’s Vintage Weekend. Stop by the atrium and see a 1929 Model A, 1926 Model T and 1929 Rolls Royce, which were all popular back in the hotel’s early heyday.

Classic Movie Night

movie reel illustration

Friday, September 13 – Saturday, September 14
Doors open at 7:30pm; Movie at 8pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • EB Rhodes Room
$5 for adults • $2.50 for children 12 and younger

 

Join us in the old-school setting of the EB Rhodes Room, which used to be a garage in the early days of the hotel, and enjoy a classic movie. Bring a blanket and go back in time. Popcorn and movie concessions will be available for purchase, as will beer and wine for guests 21 and over.

Vintage Base Ball

Vintage Baseball

Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15
West Baden Springs Hotel Lawn
Free Admission

Experience a rewind through sports history at Vintage Base Ball, which portrays America’s pastime as it was played in the earliest days of the sport. Vintage teams will take the lawn of West Baden Springs Hotel for a weekend exhibition from the period when “base ball” was two words and the game was played with rudimentary rules of the mid-1800s. Pitching was underhanded, fielders didn’t use gloves and base ball was played in open fields without fences. You might see a “muckle” (power hitter) crush a “four baser” (home run) as players will also recreate the look and lingo from the era, complete with vintage reproduction uniforms.  Spectators can also enjoy some modern baseball concessions as food trucks will be on hand serving everything from hot dogs to popcorn to sno-cones.

Fall into Gardening

Flowers Blooming over text

Wednesdays & Thursdays in October • 10am
West Baden Springs Hotel •
Meet at the West Baden Mercantile
Reservations required: 
(812) 936-5579 • $20 per person


Learn how we transform the West Baden formal gardens from the vibrant hues of summer to the warm colors of fall. This 30-minute class starts with a tour of our greenhouse and progresses into our formal gardens as our resort’s groundskeepers guides you through. After the class, test out your green thumb with your own seeds and a pot to take home. 

Senior LPGA Championship

Wednesday, October 9 - Wednesday, October 16
The Pete Dye Course at French Lick

 

Join us for the Senior LPGA Championship presented by Old National Bank held October 9-16, 2019 on the iconic Pete Dye Course. The LPGA Tour has signed a multi-year agreement for the tournament to be held at French Lick Resort and to have it televised live on Golf Channel. Riley Children’s Foundation, the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health will be the benefactor.

 

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Winter Break Bounce Bash

Bounce Bash

Monday, December 23 – Monday, December 30
11am - 8pm • Exhibition Hall

 

We have everything you need for a fun holiday week, with bounce houses, video games, music, yard games and crafts. Children of all ages are welcome. Must be supervised by an adult. 

12th Annual Chocolate Festival

Chocolates

Saturday, February 8 • 1pm - 4pm

​French Lick Springs Hotel • Hoosier Ballroom

 

Save the date in February 2020 for our sweetest annual event. At our 12th Chocolate Festival, taste and sample your way through a tempting spectrum of chocolate creations, all made in house. Our pastry team comes up with new chocolate concoctions every year, so you’re sure to experience new flavors along with traditional favorites. This year we’ll be celebrating with a French-inspired theme channeling the elegance of Paris nightlife, and in the spirit of that, Bon Appétit!