Hawaiian Summer Luau

Hibiscus flowers and fruit

Friday, May 31 - Sunday, August 18

 

We’re channeling the island vibes with our own little slice of paradise all summer long at KidsFest. Pool parties make every Saturday and Sunday afternoon a beach day, and be sure to catch special poolside Hawaiian luaus on select Saturday evenings with food, music and games for all ages. With games, crafts and scavenger hunts, there’s plenty more to see and do in our Hawaiian escape.

 

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Dive-In Movie

Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays • Dusk
Saturdays, July 20 and August 3 & 17 • Dusk
Saturdays, July 27 and August 10 • Following the Fire Show
French Lick Springs Hotel • Outdoor Pool

(Movie will not be shown Thursday, July 4, because of firework show)


Grab your bathing suits and head to our family-friendly Dive-In Movies. Visit the KidsFest Information Station, located in the French Lick Springs Hotel indoor pool, for a list of featured movies.

Twilight Tours

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
Advance Reservations Required

 

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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Craft Beer Experience

Craft beer bottles sitting on a table

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

Hawaiian Ahi (Fire) Show – Presented by Flame in the Valley

Fire eater holding torches in front of the pool

Saturdays, July 27 and August 10 • 9pm
French Lick Springs Hotel • Outdoor Pool

 

Catch an illuminating spectacle that’s perfect for all ages! Flame in the Valley lights up the night with dazzling fire performances all throughout our Hawaiian Summer Luau. Fire breathing is always a star of the show, and you’ll also see these performers eat fire, balance swords, spin poi and more while elements of belly dance and modern dance add more flair to the routine. 

Behind the Scenes Tours

West Baden Springs Hotel Atrium

Sunday, July 28 • 2pm 
Sunday, August 11 & 25 • 2pm
Sunday, September 8 & 22 • 2pm 
Sunday, October 6 & 20 • 2pm 
Sunday, November 24 • 2pm
Sunday, December 8 • 2pm 
West Baden Springs Hotel • $30
Advanced Ticket Purchase Required

 

Get a peek behind the curtain of West Baden Springs Hotel in a two-hour tour that will let you see spaces not normally open to the public. Discover the history of areas that served the hotel’s first guests — including the kitchen, garage, ice cream plant and printing office — and see how these spaces have been repurposed for the hotel’s operations today. See more of the hotel’s modern luxuries, including Table One (a private dining room), the Presidential Suite, hotel rooms furnished in vintage décor, and a stunning atrium view from a top-floor balcony room.

 

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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!

Horse Sense Class

Horse at the stables

Mondays - Thursdays (May - 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.

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 November 6.

 

If booking for next year, please note the 2020 pricing for Afternoon Tour & Tea:

$46 adults • $27 children 12 and younger

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, December 13 and March 28.
The August 17 Afternoon Tea will take place in Cafe Sinclair's.

 

If booking for next year, please note the 2020 pricing for Afternoon Tea:
$34 adults • $15 children 12 and younger

A Sunset Dinner

Sundays • 5:30pm & 8pm
The Mansion at Pete Dye
$75 • Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. (812) 936-5579

 

Sunday evening is the perfect time to sit back, relax and enjoy life. The Mansion at Pete Dye provides the ideal setting, combining a sumptuous meal with a spectacular view. Enjoy a Sunset Dinner all summer long, featuring appetizers (shrimp cocktail or BLT deviled eggs), a main course choice of applewood bacon-wrapped filet mignon or sea bass with lemon caper crème sauce, roasted red skin potatoes, asparagus and a chef’s choice dessert.

 

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Seating is inside only and reservations must be made 24 hours in advance for 2-24 people. Contact the West Baden concierge at (812) 936-5579 for reservations.

Price does not include tax or gratuity.

Chicks with Sticks

Every Wednesday, May 8 - September 11 • 6pm-8pm​​​​​
(Excludes July 3)
Valley Links Golf Course • $20 per week
Reservations Required (812) 936-8042

 

​Ladies, it’s your time to shine on the golf course. Our teaching pros will help you break down the basics of the game, covering everything from basic fundamentals to drills to swing mechanics. Each week will have a different focus, and don’t miss special Wine Tasting and Play sessions ($25) on June 12 and August 7 with samples from French Lick Winery.

 

 

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

 

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Wine Pairings

Three glasses of various wines

Friday, August 9 • 8pm
Friday, September 13 • 8pm
Friday, October 4 • 8pm
Friday, December 6 • 8pm
Friday, January 10 • 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

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
Friday, March 13 - Sunday, March 15
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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Wine and Dessert Soirée

Friday, August 16 • 8pm • $48
Friday, October 18 • 8pm • $48
Friday, January 17 • 8pm • $54
Friday, February 14 • 8pm • $54 
Friday, March 6 • 8pm • $54
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
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

Wine & Canvas

Wine Glass in front of a colorful band of paint

Saturday, August 17 • 4pm • $60
Saturday, January 25 • 4pm • $75
Saturday, February 15 • 4pm • $75
Saturday, March 14 • 4pm • $75
West Baden Springs Hotel
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. 

Murder Mystery Weekend

Murder Mystery Package

Friday, August 23 - Sunday, August 25 - Sold out
Friday, March 6 - Sunday, March 8
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.

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.

Mixology Class - A History of Cocktails

Selection of Cocktails

Sunday, September 15 • 5pm • $45
Sunday, January 12 • 5pm • $42
Sunday, January 26 • 5pm • $42
Sunday, February 9 • 5pm • $42
Sunday, February 23 • 5pm • $42
Sunday, March 8 • 5pm • $42
Sunday, March 22 • 5pm • $42

West Baden Springs Hotel
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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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

Trolley Tours

Trolley Tours

Mondays in 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!

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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Photography Experience

Photography Weekend

Monday, October 28 - Tuesday, October 29
West Baden Springs Hotel

 

Give us a few days, 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 Monday-Tuesday 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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Bourbon & Bites

Plate of food with bourbon pairing

Friday, November 22 • 8pm
Friday, February 21 • 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

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. 

Cake Decorating

Ladies icing cakes

Tuesdays in January - March • 2pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$30 for adults • $15 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 3 and March 24

Pour a Glass, Paint a Glass

Glass Painting

Saturday, January 11 • 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$75 per person • Reservations required. (812) 936-5579
 

Have a glass or two with us, then have your own customized glass to take with you. A seasoned artist will guide you through basic tips and tricks for painting wine glasses. After adding your own touch of class to your glass, you’ll have it as a keepsake to cheers with for years to come.

 

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

12th Annual Chocolate Festival

Chocolate Festival

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!

 

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Wine Experience Weekend

Wine Experience Weekend

Friday, March 13 - Saturday, March 14
West Baden Springs Hotel 
Reservations required: (888) 936-9360

 

Sip and swirl your way through our magnificent Wine Experience Weekend. The experience begins Friday evening with an elegant five-course dinner paired with five different types of wine, served in West Baden Springs Hotel. On Saturday, sample three more food and wine pairings in a wine education presentation, and enjoy a dynamic cooking demo with our resort chef.

 

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

Irish Whiskey Tasting

Irish Whiskey

Friday, March 20 • 8pm 
West Baden Springs Hotel 
Reservations Required (812)936-5579 • $70

 

For St. Paddy’s season, it’s time to live it up with a true Irish twist. Savor select signature dishes and enjoy each paired with Tullamore D.E.W., Bushmills Black Bush and a flight of Jameson Original, Caskmates and Black Barrel.

 

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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

Cupcake Decorating

little girl applying green icing as the leaves on a flowered cupcake

Tuesday, March 24 • 2pm
Tuesday, March 31 • 2pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$30 for adults • $15 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

Family clinking teacups together for a cheers in the atrium

Wednesday, March 25 • 2pm - 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel • Atrium
$46 Adults • $27 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.

 

Cookies & Canvas

Painting of cookies

Thursday, March 26 • 4pm
West Baden Springs Hotel
$45 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.

 

Donald Ross Classic

Donald Ross Classic

Thursday, July 9 - Monday, July 13
The Donald Ross Course at French Lick

 

The Donald Ross Classic returns for its third year as the Road to the LPGA passes through French Lick this July. Join us at the historic Donald Ross Course as 150 aspiring LPGA Tour players compete for a prize purse of $200,000 and to secure their place in the 2019 LPGA Tour. A youth clinic, pro-am and pairings party are set for July 9 and 10, with championship play to follow July 11-13. This Symetra Tour tournament is also a true charity golf event, as proceeds benefit Orange County Habitat for Humanity.

 

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